Senate Floor Action for 4/26/2023



April 26, 2023

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

SB 410 (CS)Paxton/ et al.

Relating to fetal development instruction included as part of the public school health curriculum in certain grade levels.

SB 491 (CS)Hughes

Relating to building height restrictions in certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 565 (CS) (LC)Sparks

Relating to the release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 569 (LC)Springer

Relating to requests to a municipality for production or certification of a record in certain civil actions; authorizing a fee.

SB 719 (LC)Paxton

Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization that provides services related to the placement of a child in a foster or adoptive home.

SB 730 (CS)Hinojosa/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to the granting of privileges to and the authority of podiatrists at hospitals.

SB 789 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to academic distinction designations under the public school accountability system and the career and technology allotment under the Foundation School Program.

SB 813 Miles/ et al.

Relating to providing notice to a state representative and senator of certain administrative actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 840 (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

SB 997 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to the publication of certain photographs of human remains by certain individuals for a purpose other than an authorized purpose; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1050 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to the authority of a natural gas local distribution company to offer energy conservation programs.

SB 1056 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the directors and administration of the Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1075 (CS) (LC)King

Relating to facilities and construction machinery used to respond to power outages.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1155 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to continuation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Bexar County Hospital District.

SB 1517 (CS)King/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain academic boycotts of foreign countries by public institutions of higher education.

SB 1534 Schwertner

Relating to restrictions on covenants not to compete for physicians and certain other health care practitioners.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1585 (LC)Sparks/ Perry/ et al.

Relating to certain proceedings in juvenile court for children with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.

SB 1639 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions in connection with ticket sales on an Internet website; providing a civil penalty.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1794 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to conditions imposed on an emergency services district that includes territory in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1932 Creighton

Relating to authorizing secondary wine sales; requiring a registration; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee and a tax.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1990 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

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

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2035 Bettencourt

Relating to the issuance of certain anticipation notes and certificates of obligation.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2059 Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to grant programs established to support nursing education and training.

SB 2136 (CS)Creighton

Relating to measures to support public secondary and postsecondary American history and civics education, including the satisfaction of curriculum requirements in American History at institutions of higher education and the establishment of the American History and Civics Project.

SB 2173 (CS)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program for the safe disposal of prescription drugs, including controlled substance prescription drugs.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2325 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

1 Floor Amendment

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

SB 147 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

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

SB 397 (CS)Hall/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for closing a polling place.

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.

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

SB 561 Sparks

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2069 Bettencourt

Relating to the required posting of signs regarding human trafficking penalties by certain schools.

SB 2208 Parker

Relating to the venue for the prosecution of an election offense.

SB 2209 (CS)Hancock

Relating to the disclosure of information in department files of fire fighters or police officers and civilian oversight boards in certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2335 (CS)Middleton/ Creighton

Relating to the accreditation of public institutions of higher education.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 455 King/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel.

The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 44 Swanson/ Klick/ Slawson/ Hefner/ Morales Shaw/ et al.

Relating to provider discrimination against a Medicaid recipient or child health plan program enrollee based on immunization status.

Health & Human Services

HB 115 Ortega/ Patterson/ Harless/ Johnson, Ann/ Gamez/ et al.

Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours.

State Affairs

HB 386 González, Jessica/ Swanson/ Cain/ Bucy/ Plesa/ et al.

Relating to accommodating a voter unable to enter a polling place.

State Affairs

HB 390 Howard/ Capriglione/ Anchía/ Anderson/ Tepper/ et al.

Relating to the Internet broadcast or recording of certain open meetings.

Business & Commerce

HB 576 Raymond

Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records.

Criminal Justice

HB 609 Vasut/ et al.

Relating to the liability of a business owner or operator arising from the exposure of an individual to a pandemic disease.

State Affairs

HB 611 Capriglione/ Garcia

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of unlawful disclosure of residence address or telephone number.

Criminal Justice

HB 711 Frank/ Harless/ Bonnen/ Talarico

Relating to certain contract provisions and conduct affecting health care provider networks.

Health & Human Services

HB 790 Patterson/ Longoria/ Frazier/ Thimesch/ Isaac/ et al.

Relating to the processes for and the adjudication and payment of certain claims under the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce

HB 898 Stucky/ Frazier/ Lujan/ Spiller/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the offense of passing certain vehicles on a highway; increasing a criminal penalty.


HB 1130 Spiller/ et al.

Relating to a district or county attorney participating as counsel in certain proceedings.


HB 1207 Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the statute of limitations for tampering with certain physical evidence.

Criminal Justice

HB 1221 Metcalf

Relating to authorizing the comptroller to release a reported owner's unclaimed property to the owner's crime victim in certain circumstances and payment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of certain amounts owed by an inmate.

Criminal Justice

HB 1391 Schaefer/ Bell, Keith/ Goldman/ et al.

Relating to the requirements to obtain a residential wireman license.

Business & Commerce

HB 1575 Hull/ Harless/ Slawson/ Rose/ Frank

Relating to improving health outcomes for pregnant women under Medicaid and certain other public benefits programs.

Health & Human Services

HB 1769 Meyer/ Morales, Eddie/ Metcalf

Relating to the statute of limitations for certain offenses committed against children.

Criminal Justice

HB 1859 Schaefer/ Bell, Keith/ Goldman/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, including eligibility for an air conditioning and refrigeration technician registration or certification.

Business & Commerce

HB 1996 Hull/ Oliverson/ Cortez/ Perez/ Harris, Caroline/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of group family leave insurance issued through an employer to pay for certain losses of income.

Business & Commerce

HB 2121 Paul/ Raymond/ Murr

Relating to the form of a rendition statement or property report used to render property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Local Government

HB 2237 Thompson, Senfronia/ Price/ Wu/ Johnson, Ann/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the child first grant program.

Health & Human Services

HB 2455 King, Tracy O./ Bumgarner/ et al.

Relating to an annual occupational medical examination for fire fighters.

Local Government

HB 2504 Button/ Burns/ Bucy/ Clardy/ Howard/ et al.

Relating to the award of scholarship money by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to certain accounting students.

Business & Commerce

HB 2640 Herrero

Relating to health benefit coverage for bariatric surgery under the state employees group benefits program.

Local Government

HB 2929 Lozano

Relating to continuing education and training requirements for classroom teachers and public school counselors.


HB 3189 Garcia/ Rose/ Lozano/ Shaheen/ Johnson, Ann

Relating to information provided to an individual identified as a potential relative or designated caregiver of a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 3504 Leach

Relating to an application for emergency detention, procedures regarding court-ordered mental health services, and certain rights of patients admitted to private mental hospitals and certain other mental health facilities.

Criminal Justice

HB 4757 Orr/ Ashby/ Harris, Cody/ Bonnen/ Burrows/ et al.

Relating to the regulatory authority over certain water bodies.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs