Senate Floor Action for 4/24/2023



April 24, 2023

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

SJR 81 Birdwell/ Creighton/ Eckhardt/ Flores/ King/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the technical institution infrastructure fund and the available workforce education fund to support the capital needs of career and technical education programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 543 (CS) (LC)Blanco

Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

SB 624 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 876 (CS) (LC)Flores/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of dog and cat breeders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 893 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the correction of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for providing water or sewer utility service.

SB 1051 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to a uniform coordination of benefits questionnaire for health benefit plans.

SB 1094 (CS) (LC)Schwertner

Relating to purchased power costs incurred by electric utilities.

SB 1322 Menéndez

Relating to the purchase and sale of vintage distilled spirits by the holder of a package store permit or local distributor's permit.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1467 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to the disclosure of certain medical information by electronic means.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1516 (LC)King

Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus and the issuance of the writ.

SB 1923 Springer

Relating to the right of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district, the appraisal district, or the appraisal review board of the appraisal district to bring certain claims in an appeal of an order of the appraisal review board.

SB 2032 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to adult high school charter school programs.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2040 (CS)Springer/ Flores/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of willed body programs to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the regulation of willed body programs, non-transplant anatomical donation organizations, and anatomical facilities, and the creation of the State Anatomical Advisory Committee; requiring registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 2171 Alvarado

Relating to the qualifications of experts in certain health care liability claims.

SB 2269 (LC)Perry

Relating to discontinuing group self-insurance coverage and dissolving the Texas self-insurance group guaranty fund and trust fund under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

SB 2294 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and the Texas First Scholarship Program.

SB 2315 Hughes

Relating to the creation of a task force to develop a plan for the consolidation of the functions of workforce development programs administered by the Texas Workforce Commission and social services programs administered by the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 2407 (LC)Hancock

Relating to licensure and training requirements for school marshals.

SB 2586 Paxton/ Johnson/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

Relating to the San Jacinto River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.

SB 2589 Schwertner

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of juveniles who commit certain felony offenses while committed to the custody of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the waiver of jurisdiction and discretionary transfer of a child from a juvenile court to a criminal court; changing eligibility for community supervision.

SB 2592 (CS)Paxton/ Johnson/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

Relating to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering terms of the board of directors; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.

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

SB 763 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains to perform the duties of school counselors.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1024 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements and private business or school closures.

SB 2509 King/ et al.

Relating to enforcement of the regulation of social media platforms.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 448 Parker

In memory of Landun Wayne Charles.

SR 451 Zaffirini/ Alvarado/ Birdwell/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Recognizing April 24, 2023, as Texas Women Judges' Day.

SR 454 Hughes/ Flores

In memory of Harold Wayne Stone.

Committee referral on the following:

SCR 46 Flores

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve the placement of the Texas Game Warden Memorial at the State Capitol Complex.


SB 2611 Miles

Relating to the creation of the Northeast Houston Redevelopment District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Local Government

SB 2612 Flores/ Campbell/ Gutierrez/ Menéndez/ Zaffirini

Relating to the commissioning by the General Land Office of certain Alamo complex rangers as peace officers.

Criminal Justice

SB 2614 Blanco

Relating to the creation of the Presidio International Port Authority District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.


SB 2615 Menéndez

Relating to the creation of the Jones Avenue Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Local Government

SB 2616 Zaffirini

Relating to the creation of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 27; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Local Government

HJR 144 Canales/ Goldman/ Cain/ Lozano/ Hunter/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of money in the state highway fund for roadways for seaports, airports, spaceports, land ports of entry, and international bridges.


HB 26 Ordaz

Relating to the permitting of medical waste facilities by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 105 Noble/ Meyer/ Lambert/ Cook

Relating to excluding the furnishing of an academic transcript from the definition of "information service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.


HB 207 Murr/ Lambert

Relating to the exclusion of certain conveyances from classification as sham or pretended sales.

Business & Commerce

HB 219 Noble/ Cook/ Capriglione/ Leo-Wilson/ Frazier/ et al.

Relating to the release of a deed of trust or other contract lien securing a home loan after payoff by mortgagor.

Business & Commerce

HB 282 Swanson/ Muñoz, Jr./ Johnson, Ann/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of certain Texas military awards.


HB 458 Craddick/ Cook/ Martinez Fischer/ Dutton/ Talarico/ et al.

Relating to the period within which the Texas Juvenile Justice Department must accept custody of a person committed to the department and to the consequences for the failure of the department to accept custody of the person within that period.

Criminal Justice

HB 467 Craddick/ Toth/ Johnson, Ann/ et al.

Relating to the limitations period for certain criminal offenses based on assaultive conduct.

Criminal Justice

HB 555 Vasut

Relating to the duration of a special open hunting season for game animals and certain game birds taken by persons under 17 years of age.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 586 Thompson, Ed

Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.

Local Government

HB 784 Ordaz

Relating to the delegation of certain authority of a county judge or commissioners court in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 821 King, Ken/ Capriglione/ et al.

Relating to the placement of electric vehicle charging equipment on state property.

Business & Commerce

HB 836 Raymond/ Morales, Eddie/ Lopez, Janie

Relating to retired members of the Texas State Guard.

Veteran Affairs

HB 995 Muñoz, Jr./ Frazier

Relating to sheriff's department disability leave in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 1142 Thierry/ Bucy/ Harrison/ Howard/ et al.

Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who are or were in foster care.

Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1171 Cole/ Goodwin/ Flores/ Howard/ Talarico/ et al.

Relating to applicability of civil service status to emergency medical services personnel in certain municipalities.

Local Government

HB 1195 Holland

Relating to the authority of certain county and district clerks to obtain and retain information that identifies a person filing a document or requesting services.

Local Government

HB 1212 Jetton/ Bhojani/ Allison/ Lalani/ Bernal

Relating to verification of excused absences from public school for the purpose of observing religious holy days.


HB 1255 Smithee/ Jetton

Relating to limitations periods in arbitration proceedings.

State Affairs

HB 1277 Cain/ Moody/ Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Patterson/ et al.

Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.


HB 1285 Shine

Relating to the training and duties of a taxpayer liaison officer for an appraisal district.

Local Government

HB 1297 Dutton

Relating to vision screenings for students in public or private school.


HB 1442 Johnson, Ann/ Plesa/ Morales, Eddie/ Frazier

Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway and to the forfeiture of contraband as a result of a reckless driving exhibition.

Criminal Justice

HB 1604 González, Mary/ Kuempel/ Howard/ Burns/ Lalani

Relating to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding enrollment and success in higher education for students with disabilities.

Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1631 Paul

Relating to hours of service by an election watcher.

State Affairs

HB 1666 Capriglione/ Harris, Cody/ Longoria/ Bucy/ Morales, Eddie/ et al.

Relating to the commingling of funds by digital asset service providers; providing for an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Business & Commerce

HB 1712 Canales

Relating to the inclusion of a magistrate's name on certain signed orders.

State Affairs

HB 1900 Smithee/ Perez/ Hull

Relating to notice of nonrenewal of a property and casualty insurance policy.

Business & Commerce

HB 1949 Smith

Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1959 Noble/ Buckley/ Harris, Cody/ Dutton/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to the transfer of certain public school students who are children of peace officers.


HB 2007 Martinez/ Leach/ Holland

Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals.

State Affairs

HB 2024 Leach/ Patterson/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al.

Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims arising out of residential construction.

Business & Commerce

HB 2060 Capriglione/ Slawson/ Lalani/ Cook/ Plesa

Relating to the creation of the artificial intelligence advisory council.

Business & Commerce

HB 2132 Harris, Caroline

Relating to a campus of the Texas State Technical College System located in Williamson County.

Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 2157 Metcalf

Relating to the salary of certain employees who transfer within a state agency.

Business & Commerce

HB 2217 Button/ Shaheen/ Goldman/ Cole/ Orr

Relating to the regulation of the practice of public accountancy.

Business & Commerce

HB 2251 Raymond

Relating to computerized fee records in criminal cases.

Criminal Justice

HB 2268 Dutton

Relating to matters referred to an associate judge under the Family Code.

State Affairs

HB 2304 Kuempel

Relating to the authority of the Nixon Hospital District of Gonzales and Wilson Counties, Texas, to borrow money.

Local Government

HB 2306 Hefner

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of voyeurism.

Criminal Justice

HB 2341 Guillen

Relating to procedures governing a regional mobility authority in relation to certain federal public transportation funding.


HB 2411 Talarico/ Oliverson/ Leo-Wilson/ Howard/ Zwiener/ et al.

Relating to the maintenance, administration, and disposal of opioid antagonists on public and private school campuses and to the permissible uses of money appropriated to a state agency from the opioid abatement account.


HB 2416 Paul/ Thompson, Ed

Relating to creation of the gulf coast protection trust fund to be administered by the General Land Office.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2454 Guillen

Relating to the unlawful acquisition of certain weapons; creating a criminal offense.

State Affairs

HB 2469 Geren

Relating to the administration of certain functions relating to state employee leave.

Business & Commerce

HB 2559 Vasut

Relating to the persons authorized to administer an oath in this state.


HB 2575 Button/ González, Mary/ Smith/ Morales, Christina/ Lopez, Janie

Relating to the workforce diploma pilot program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2674 Kitzman

Relating to the application submitted to the comptroller for designation as a state depository.


HB 2691 Button

Relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to issue certain payments to persons who are indebted or delinquent in taxes owed to the state and to state agency reporting requirements regarding such persons.


HB 2877 King, Tracy O./ Collier/ et al.

Relating to crime victims' compensation.

Criminal Justice

HB 2899 Plesa/ Frazier/ Johnson, Ann/ Manuel/ Bowers/ et al.

Relating to the impoundment of a vehicle used in the commission of the offense of racing on a highway.

Criminal Justice

HB 3007 Goldman

Relating to the authority of the Benbrook Water Authority to issue bonds.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3099 Stucky/ Spiller

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 380 in Wise and Jack Counties as the Lost Battalion Memorial Highway.


HB 3273 Thierry

Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.

Local Government

HB 3287 Anderson/ Morales, Eddie

Relating to the locations of the campuses of the Texas State Technical College System.

Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 3514 Burns

Relating to the authority of a municipality to annex property in certain water districts.

Local Government

HB 4615 Bumgarner

Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces.

Veteran Affairs

HCR 36 Guillen

Urging Congress to ensure that the survivors and surviving families of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting receive compensation equivalent to the relief provided to those impacted by similar incidents.

State Affairs