Senate Floor Action for 4/6/2023



April 6, 2023

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:

SJR 1 (CS)Schwertner/ King

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas energy insurance fund and the authorization of other funding mechanisms to support the construction and operation of electric generating facilities.

SJR 59 Birdwell/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the time during which the legislature may act on bills or resolutions during a regular session.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 52 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the right of state hospital patients to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 412 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.

SB 500 (CS) (LC)West/ Menéndez/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the value of a residential dwelling offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.

SB 576 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.

SB 614 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to certain procedures relating to children placed under a parental child safety placement.

SB 812 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments, food handler and food manager certifications, and food service training or education programs.

SB 1008 (LC)Flores/ et al.

Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

SB 1040 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of a transplant of an organ that originated from or is transplanted in a country known to have participated in forced organ harvesting.

SB 1114 (CS)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of a product for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

SB 1173 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the appointment of criminal law hearing officers and of a special presiding judge and associate judges for certain courts.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1237 (CS)Flores

Relating to compensation and leave for certain security officers or investigators commissioned as peace officers by the comptroller.

SB 1249 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a living organ donor education program.

SB 1909 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to requiring notice to the attorney general in an action under the Election Code seeking a temporary restraining order.

SB 2310 Hinojosa

Relating to longevity pay for certain prosecutors.

SB 2440 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to requiring certain plats for the subdivision of land to include proof of groundwater supply.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 8 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ King/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to public education, including parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials and the establishment of an education savings account program.

21 Floor Amendments

SB 9 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Hinojosa/ Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators and assistance provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators and to certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.

6 Floor Amendments

SB 130 (CS)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.

SB 175 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying and certain other activities.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1907 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to preparing and delivering precinct election returns; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1950 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to accepting an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 394 Birdwell

Recognizing April 6, 2023, as Hood County Day.

SR 395 Hancock/ Parker

In memory of Patricia Carla Rogers.

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 552 Campbell/ Parker

Relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with agricultural land.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to State Affairs

SB 1606 Zaffirini

Relating to evidence and orders regarding intellectual disability or mental condition in certain guardianship proceedings.

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to State Affairs

SB 1624 Zaffirini

Relating to guardianships, alternatives to guardianship, and supports and services for incapacitated persons.

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to State Affairs

SB 1636 Zaffirini

Relating to the establishment of wildland-urban interface areas and the adoption and enforcement of the wildland-urban interface code; providing a civil penalty.

Re-referred from Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs to Natural Resources & Economic Development

SB 1780 Parker

Relating to online notarizations.

Re-referred from Jurisprudence to State Affairs