Senate Floor Action for 5/8/2023



May 8, 2023

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

SB 1146 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to the medical transportation and care for certain inmates in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 1217 (CS)Middleton/ Creighton/ Hinojosa/ LaMantia/ Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1251 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to adopt an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the district's voter-approval tax rate.

SB 1268 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the payment of insurance deductibles for property insurance claims.

SB 1393 (CS) (LC)Middleton

Relating to eligibility for coverage by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan in certain areas.

SB 1803 (LC)Springer/ et al.

Relating to the effectiveness of state-funded homelessness programs at helping beneficiaries advance toward self-sufficiency.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1804 (CS) (LC)Springer

Relating to the definitions of homeless, homelessness, and variations of those terms.

SB 2434 Bettencourt

Relating to the dissolution of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1.

SB 2598 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the creation of the Honey Creek Improvement District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2615 (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

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

SB 2616 (LC)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.

HB 467 (LC)Craddick/ Toth/ Johnson, Ann/ et al. SP: Flores/ et al.

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

HB 1207 (LC)Guillen/ et al. SP: Flores

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

HB 2183 (LC)Stucky/ Murr SP: Flores

Relating to the temporary appointment of county jailers.

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

SB 1489 Creighton

Relating to prohibiting the investment of the permanent university fund, the national research university fund, or money held by a public institution of higher education in financial companies that boycott certain energy companies.

SB 1860 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of a climate policy in a municipal charter.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 524 Johnson/ Hall/ Parker/ West

Recognizing Goodwill Industries of Dallas on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 2038 Bettencourt SP: Bell, Cecil/ Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to release of an area from a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by petition or election.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2630 Kolkhorst

Relating to the validation of certain acts of the Austin County Municipal Utility District No. 1.

Local Government

HB 103 Murr/ Spiller

Relating to the appointment of a retired or former judge as a visiting judge in certain counties.

State Affairs

HB 671 González, Mary/ Lopez, Ray/ Garcia/ Bailes/ et al.

Relating to a veterans suicide prevention campaign.

Veteran Affairs

HB 677 Jetton/ Cole/ et al.

Relating to a highway toll exemption for public school buses.


HB 844 Patterson/ Thierry/ Leach

Relating to crime victims' compensation for criminally injurious conduct in connection with trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice

HB 1073 Hull

Relating to certain health care services contract arrangements entered into by insurers and health care providers.

Health & Human Services

HB 1100 Johnson, Julie/ Patterson/ Lalani/ Shaheen/ Campos

Relating to the regulation of certain senior retirement communities.

Health & Human Services

HB 1524 Sherman, Sr./ Oliverson/ Herrero/ Jetton/ Leo-Wilson/ et al.

Relating to the use of body worn cameras by correctional officers.

State Affairs

HB 1540 Holland/ Clardy/ Canales/ Goldman/ Bell, Keith

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.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 1621 Moody

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

Local Government

HB 1703 Ordaz

Relating to the workforce development evaluation system administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, including the establishment of a workforce development career education and training evaluation pilot program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1819 Cook/ et al.

Relating to the repeal of the authority of political subdivisions to adopt or enforce juvenile curfews.


HB 1927 Hull/ Dutton/ Lozano/ Johnson, Ann/ Landgraf

Relating to a parent's right to intervene in the apprehension by a peace officer of a child for an emergency detention and certain requirements and restrictions applicable to an emergency detention.

Criminal Justice

HB 2002 Oliverson/ Price

Relating to preferred provider benefit plan out-of-pocket expense credits for payments made by an insured directly to a physician or health care provider.

Health & Human Services

HB 2271 Kacal

Relating to the protection of aquaculture operations.

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3297 Harris, Cody/ Harless/ Goldman/ Schaefer/ Cain/ et al.

Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

State Affairs

HB 3742 Goldman

Relating to the regulation of combative sports by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and to immunity for ringside physicians assigned to combative sports events.

State Affairs

HB 5174 Bonnen/ Capriglione/ Jetton/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium.