Senate Floor Action for 4/25/2023



April 25, 2023

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

SJR 82 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas power resiliency fund to finance backup power sources.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 135 (CS)West

Relating to recording the status of certain home studies performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 330 (CS)Hall/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Blanco/ Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 532 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

SB 1344 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the advertising of certain used motor vehicles.

SB 1371 (LC)Johnson

Relating to the regulation of consumer credit transactions and the regulatory authority of the consumer credit commissioner; changing a fee.

SB 1404 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a work group to study the benefits of coal-to-nuclear electric generating facility conversion.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1606 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

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

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1615 Zaffirini

Relating to the cosmetology licensure compact.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1866 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

SB 2112 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to resources used to ensure the continuous provision of power.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2120 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ Sparks/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a family protection representation program within the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

SB 2468 (CS)Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to a study regarding available beds at inpatient mental health facilities providing acute psychiatric treatment.

SB 2565 (CS)Creighton/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ King/ Middleton/ et al.

Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and creating allotments for the procurement of certain instructional materials under the Foundation School Program; authorizing a fee.

5 Floor Amendments

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

SB 763 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains to provide support, services, and programs for students.

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

SB 147 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 397 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for closing a polling place.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1029 Hall/ et al.

Relating to civil liability for, governmental health plan coverage of, and public funding for gender modification procedures and treatments.

SB 1031 (CS)Hall

Relating to studies or surveys on children's sexual behavior conducted at or by a public primary or secondary school or by a public or private institution of higher education or another person; creating criminal offenses; imposing civil penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1705 (CS)Middleton/ et al.

Relating to nominations by primary election by certain political parties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2593 Springer

Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain assaultive offenses involving the use or exhibition of a less-lethal projectile device by a peace officer.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 458 Creighton/ et al.

Recognizing the Spring Fire Department on the occasion of its 70th anniversary.

SR 471 Miles/ Alvarado/ West/ Whitmire

Congratulating the Texas Southern University cheerleading team on winning the Cheer Spirit Rally Division I championship at the 2023 NCA & NDA College Nationals.

SCR 24 Parker/ et al.

Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve the construction of a replica of the National Life Monument at the State Capitol Complex.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2613 Parker

Relating to the creation of the Tabor Ranch Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

Local Government

SB 2617 Hinojosa

Relating to the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority; affecting the qualifications of a member of the board of directors of the authority.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 109 Johnson, Julie/ et al.

Relating to health benefit coverage for hearing aids for children and adults.


HB 195 González, Mary/ VanDeaver

Relating to provisions and plans by public schools to ensure the safety of individuals with disabilities or impairments during a mandatory school drill or a disaster or emergency situation.


HB 420 Slawson

Relating to the offense of providing an alcoholic beverage to a minor; increasing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice

HB 444 Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to certain civil penalties collected for violations of laws regulating massage therapy.

Business & Commerce

HB 474 Hull

Relating to certain requirements regarding court-appointed volunteer advocate programs.

Health & Human Services

HB 517 Johnson, Julie

Relating to the persons who may provide information to a parole panel considering the release of an inmate on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Criminal Justice

HB 598 Shaheen/ Bhojani

Relating to creating the criminal offense of possession of an animal by a person who has been previously convicted of an offense involving animal cruelty.

Criminal Justice

HB 1227 Metcalf/ Herrero/ Lopez, Janie/ Spiller/ et al.

Relating to changing the eligibility for community supervision of a person convicted of possession or promotion of child pornography.

Criminal Justice

HB 1518 Darby

Relating to the examination of appraisal services for an appraisal management company.

Business & Commerce

HB 1558 Johnson, Ann

Relating to the extension or amendment of deed restrictions in certain older subdivisions.

Business & Commerce

HB 1743 Leach/ Noble/ Jones, Venton/ Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to assess the eligibility of certain inmates for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits on discharge or release from confinement.

Health & Human Services

HB 2738 Thompson, Ed

Relating to certain indefinite quantity contracts entered into by the General Land Office in the event of a natural disaster.

Local Government

HB 3290 Guillen/ Sherman, Sr./ Plesa/ Lopez, Ray

Relating to the next generation 9-1-1 service fund.

Business & Commerce

HB 3641 Guillen

Relating to residency requirements for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.


HB 3643 Guillen

Relating to the issuance of a temporary license by the Department of Public Safety.


HB 3647 Guillen

Relating to the imposition by the Department of Public Safety of administrative and civil consequences for certain criminal convictions.

State Affairs

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 1979 Hughes

Relating to requiring certain entities to report purchases of single-family homes.

Re-referred from Business & Commerce to State Affairs