Senate Floor Action for 4/17/2023



April 17, 2023

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

SB 49 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to crime victims' compensation.

SB 200 (CS) (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the period for which an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student to a public institution of higher education is entitled to an academic fresh start.

SB 357 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the employment of honorably retired peace officers as school district security personnel and the applicability to those officers of certain law governing private security.

SB 506 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to information required to be reported biennially to the legislature by state agencies that administer state taxes or fees.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 510 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information maintained by state licensing agencies.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1055 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a new university in Nacogdoches, Texas, within The University of Texas System and the allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education; abolishing Stephen F. Austin State University.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1057 (CS) (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and local government corporations to use certain tax revenue for certain qualified projects.

SB 1083 King/ et al.

Relating to insurer restrictions and duties regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

SB 1140 Schwertner

Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks.

SB 1158 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to single event classification for eligibility under the major events reimbursement program.

SB 1188 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to receivership of the Agua Special Utility District and requirements for candidates for the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1204 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to state and local government information technology and information security.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1397 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Springer

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1403 (CS)Parker/ et al.

Relating to an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources.

SB 1484 (LC)Creighton

Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.

SB 1495 (CS) (LC)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information collected by certain local governments and airport governing boards at a parking facility.

SB 1518 (CS)King

Relating to the establishment of a terrorist offender registry and to the supervision of those terrorist offenders; creating criminal offenses related to terrorism.

SB 1575 Middleton

Relating to the authority of a member of the State Board of Education to request an attorney general opinion.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1599 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to ballots voted by mail.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 1663 (LC)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits.

SB 1709 King

Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sedition and engaging in organized criminal activity; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1852 (CS) (LC)Flores/ et al.

Relating to active shooter training for peace officers.

SB 2144 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to advanced air mobility technology.

SB 2429 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to reporting procedures and training programs for law enforcement agencies regarding missing children and missing persons.

SB 2482 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to a survey of public schools regarding Holocaust Remembrance Week instruction.

HB 1 (CS)Bonnen SP: Huffman

General Appropriations Bill.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read third time and finally passed:

SB 260 Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to confirmation of a voter's residence by a voter registrar.

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

SB 177 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

SB 1060 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of political shareholder proposals by insurers and insurer holding companies.

SB 1600 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to a person submitting proof of citizenship to verify eligibility to vote in Texas.

SB 2018 (CS)Flores

Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 420 Paxton

In memory of Carl E. F. Dally.

SR 429 Miles/ Johnson/ West/ Whitmire

Recognizing April 17, 2023, as Red and White Day.

SR 431 Flores/ Springer

Recognizing volunteer firefighters on the occasion of National Volunteer Week.

SCR 2 Nichols/ et al.

Extending the duty of the comptroller of public accounts under Section 7-c, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, to deposit certain tax revenue to the state highway fund.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 44 Kolkhorst

Granting Aransas County permission to sue Regional Pool Alliance and waiving Regional Pool Alliance's governmental immunity with respect to claims by Aransas County for and in connection with covered losses sustained from Hurricane Harvey.

State Affairs

SB 2579 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Guadalupe County Municipal Utility District No. 8; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Local Government

SB 2607 Hinojosa

Relating to the use of tax collections in determining certain state and local responsibilities for school funding.


Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 1668 Hughes

Relating to property owners' associations, including condominium owners' associations.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to Jurisprudence