Senate Floor Action for 4/20/2023



April 20, 2023

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

SJR 56 (CS)Schwertner

Proposing a constitutional amendment to raise the maximum allowable amount of money in the economic stabilization fund.

SJR 74 (CS)Parker/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 55 Zaffirini

Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding best practices for assisting students with autism spectrum disorder.

SB 317 (CS)Hall

Relating to appellate jurisdiction of the Public Utility Commission regarding certain water or sewer service fees.

SB 338 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial.

SB 435 (CS) (LC)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain evidence of a crime that resulted in the death of a person.

SB 695 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to funding for The University of Texas at Tyler's school of pharmacy.

SB 958 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the prohibited release by a public agency of personal affiliation information regarding the members, supporters, or volunteers of or donors to certain nonprofit organizations; creating a criminal offense.

SB 998 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to an opioid-related drug overdose training program for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1000 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to a temporary exemption from sales and use taxes for certain clothing and footwear.

SB 1047 Perry/ et al.

Relating to funding and activities of the Texas Produced Water Consortium.

SB 1170 (LC)Perry

Relating to the initiation of customer choice by municipally owned utilities that provide electric service.

SB 1252 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the text of ballot propositions that increase taxes.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1340 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the local development agreement database maintained by the comptroller of public accounts.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1431 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information for a current or former administrative law judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

SB 1446 (CS)Hughes

Relating to the fiduciary responsibility of the governing body of the public retirement systems in this state and the investment managers and proxy advisors acting on behalf of those systems.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1629 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of certain nursing facilities, including licensing requirements and Medicaid participation requirements.

SB 1648 (CS)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the centennial parks conservation fund.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1732 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to standards for certain electric vehicle charging stations.

SB 1841 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to family violence center services for victims of family violence.

SB 2232 (LC)LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to requirements for insurance agents offering windstorm and hail insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 2233 (LC)LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to automatic renewal of certain policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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

SB 18 Creighton/ Campbell/ Flores/ King/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to tenure and employment status at public institutions of higher education in this state.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 627 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the entitlement of certain municipalities to certain tax revenue related to a hotel and convention center project.

SB 924 (CS)Springer

Relating to the combination of certain election precincts.

SB 986 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a local government to regulate evictions.

SB 990 Hall

Relating to elimination of the countywide polling place program.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1396 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to a period of prayer and reading of the Bible or other religious text in public schools.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1515 King/ et al.

Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.

SB 2071 (CS)Bettencourt

Relating to automatic recounts of certain elections.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2381 (CS)Paxton

Relating to the development of a webpage and mobile application for the provision of pregnancy-related resources and information.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2433 (CS)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to certain election practices and procedures; increasing a criminal penalty; providing an administrative penalty.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 30 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Bonnen

Relating to supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 1 (CS)Bonnen SP: Huffman

General Appropriations Bill.

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SCR 23 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Urging the federal government to declare foreign drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations.

SCR 36 (LC)Hughes

Designating Mineola as the official Sweets Capital of Texas for a 10-year period ending in 2033, replacing the city's previous designation as the City of Festivals.

SB 60 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to operating agreements between holders of a distiller's and rectifier's permit and certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

SB 68 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to excused absences from public school for certain students to visit a professional's workplace for a career investigation day.

SB 129 (CS) (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution and punishment for possession or promotion of child pornography; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 161 (LC)Perry

Relating to the procedure for certain complaints against health care practitioners.

SB 163 (LC)Campbell/ Hughes/ et al.

Relating to parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

SB 164 (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the display of the national motto and the founding documents of the United States in public schools and the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students.

SB 186 (LC)Miles

Relating to the prohibited discharge of a patient to certain unlicensed or unpermitted group-centered facilities.

SB 189 (LC)Miles/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a criminal offense concerning the failure of certain persons to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities.

SB 265 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to required reports of certain vaccine-related or drug-related adverse events.

SB 301 (CS) (LC)Hall

Relating to prescribing, administering, or dispensing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

SB 336 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to compliance programs at public institutions of higher education.

SB 374 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the period for disposing of a charge that a person violated a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 417 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to electronic device filters for certain explicit material; providing a civil penalty.

SB 485 (LC)Johnson

Relating to designating the second Saturday in October as Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

SB 539 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the manner in which an individual who has elected to defer collection of a tax, abate a suit to collect a delinquent tax, or abate a sale to foreclose a tax lien on the individual's residence homestead is listed on the delinquent tax roll of a taxing unit.

SB 544 (CS) (LC)Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of a temporary teaching certificate to and requirements regarding educator certification for certain persons with experience as instructors for the Community College of the Air Force.

SB 572 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the authority of a general-law municipality or county to regulate residential child detention facilities.

SB 587 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a limitation on commercial kitchen and food permit requirements for food fundraisers held by a religious institution or nonprofit organization.

SB 590 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a court order for retroactive child support, including for retroactive child support beginning on the date of the child's conception.

SB 646 (LC)Nichols

Relating to formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Lamar State College--Orange.

SB 664 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products.

SB 806 (CS) (LC)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the duties of peace officers regarding interactions with victims of sexual assault.

SB 820 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the registration of vision support organizations; imposing a fee; requiring an occupational registration; providing a civil penalty.

SB 855 (CS) (LC)Alvarado/ LaMantia

Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.

SB 861 (CS) (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to coordination of vision and eye care benefits under certain health benefit plans and vision benefit plans.

SB 867 (LC)West

Relating to the recipients of opioid antagonists under the opioid antagonist program.

SB 888 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to fire escape exemptions for certain courthouses.

SB 929 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the notice and compensation a municipality must provide before revoking the right to use property for a use that was allowed before the adoption of or change to a zoning regulation or boundary.

SB 999 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the requirement that providers of active shooter training at public schools and institutions of higher education obtain a certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

SB 1044 (LC)Johnson

Relating to criminal offenses for the creation or distribution of certain misleading images and videos; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1086 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the administration of the Texas Physician Health Program; authorizing a surcharge.

SB 1093 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to facilities included in the electricity supply chain.

SB 1097 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to liability of certain municipal hospital authorities under a contract for the sale of a hospital.

SB 1119 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to studies of buildings and facilities owned, leased, or otherwise occupied by this state.

SB 1131 (LC)Blanco

Relating to the authority of certain independent school districts to change the date of the general election for officers.

SB 1179 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to sexually violent predators and the prosecution of certain offenses involving prohibited items at correctional or civil commitment facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1182 (LC)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to motor vehicle registration and license plates.

SB 1186 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of brine mining.

SB 1210 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to designate certain persons as the operator of an orphaned oil or gas well.

SB 1215 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 1226 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the term of office for a director of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District.

SB 1286 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to prompt payment deadlines for health benefit plan claims affected by a catastrophic event.

SB 1290 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to a study of the effects of the installation, operation, removal, and disposal of solar, wind turbine, and energy storage equipment.

SB 1343 (LC)LaMantia

Relating to the composition of the Texas Board of Nursing and procedures applicable to complaints against advanced practice registered nurses.

SB 1346 (LC)Miles

Relating to the prosecution of certain littering offenses.

SB 1361 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the unlawful production or distribution of sexually explicit videos using deep fake technology; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1375 (LC)Parker

Relating to the sampling or tasting of distilled spirits by the manufacturer to a consumer at a temporary event.

SB 1376 (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to a state employment preference for certain spouses of veterans with a disability.

SB 1469 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to requiring certain information before being employed by a child-care facility.

SB 1487 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt/ Eckhardt/ Gutierrez/ Hall/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the electronic delivery of certain communications required or permitted under the Property Tax Code.

SB 1512 (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the failure to disclose certain appraisal reports by an entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to acquire real property.

SB 1513 (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 1514 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to business entities and nonprofit entities.

SB 1520 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the authority of the Texas Historical Commission to take certain actions relating to the Republic of Texas Granite Boundary Marker.

SB 1556 (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the right of a public school employee to engage in religious speech or prayer while on duty.

SB 1617 (LC)Johnson

Relating to disclosure under the public information law of settlement communications maintained by or on behalf of the attorney general as part of a deceptive trade practices investigation or action.

SB 1630 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to an attendance policy adopted by public schools to prevent truancy.

SB 1649 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to trusts.

SB 1650 (LC)Parker

Relating to durable powers of attorney and the construction of certain powers conferred in those durable powers of attorney.

SB 1653 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.

SB 1661 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a ballot scan system used in a central counting station.

SB 1725 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the expunction of certain convictions or arrests of a minor for certain alcohol-related offenses.

SB 1758 (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the use of certain land by The University of Texas System.

SB 1768 (LC)Creighton

Relating to the correction or removal of certain obsolete provisions of the Property Code.

SB 1839 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the unlawful sale or purchase of shark fins or shark fin products; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1846 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the manufacture of voting machines by certain foreign persons.

SB 1960 (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to the carrying of weapons by community supervision and corrections department officers, juvenile probation officers, and certain retired law enforcement officers and to criminal liability for taking a weapon from certain of those officers.

SB 1973 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to criminal history record information for certain special master, magistrate, referee, or other court official applicants appointed or employed by state judges.

SB 1991 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the authorization of disbursements by the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 1998 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates.

SB 2057 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ LaMantia

Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.

SB 2085 (CS) (LC)Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to a grant program for crime victim notification systems.

SB 2102 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to the initial registration and inspection period for certain rental vehicles; authorizing fees.

SB 2119 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the identification of locations receiving broadband and certain telecommunications services.

SB 2123 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the participation of the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in the Joint Admission Medical Program.

SB 2139 (CS) (LC)Parker

Relating to the establishment of the Opportunity High School Diploma pilot program.

SB 2147 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the designation of a property as a historic landmark and the inclusion of a property in a historic district or similar preservation district by certain municipalities.

SB 2158 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to the establishment of an adult education pilot program by the Windham School District.

SB 2186 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the manner of executing certain anatomical gift records.

SB 2196 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the identification and mapping of aggregate production operations by The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.

SB 2221 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor personnel of sheriff's offices.

SB 2260 (LC)Blanco

Relating to management review of certain investigations conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 2261 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the training program required for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 2333 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to rules permitting service dogs in the Capitol.

SB 2372 (LC)Campbell

Relating to recommendations by local school health advisory councils regarding opioid addiction and abuse education in public schools.

SB 2379 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to aquifer storage and recovery projects that transect a portion of the Edwards Aquifer.

SB 2399 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate Voice over Internet Protocol services.

SB 2406 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the authority of hospitals in certain counties to drill a water well for the purpose of producing water for use in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 998 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to an opioid-related drug overdose training program for certain alcoholic beverage permit holders.

SB 1990 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the procedure for selecting a provider of professional services by certain water districts.

HB 450 (LC)Craddick/ Burrows/ Morales, Eddie SP: Hughes

Relating to a cause of action for the bad faith washout of an overriding royalty interest in an oil and gas lease.