Senate Floor Action for 5/12/2023



May 12, 2023

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

SB 2628 Campbell

Relating to medical examinations required for admission to a mental health facility.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 19 (CS)Murr/ Leach/ Landgraf/ Meyer/ Lujan/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a specialty trial court to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 567 Bowers/ Rose/ Reynolds/ Sherman, Sr./ Buckley/ et al. SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 796 (LC)Button/ Guillen/ Turner/ Lopez, Janie/ Bumgarner/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the creation and maintenance by an appraisal district of a publicly available Internet database of information regarding protest hearings conducted by the appraisal review board established for the district.

HB 1602 (LC)Guillen/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to performance criteria for the award of adult education and literacy funds.

HB 1755 Button/ Hunter/ Ordaz/ Burrows/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Lone Star Workforce of the Future Fund.

HB 1772 Ashby/ VanDeaver/ Bailes/ Harris, Cody/ Hefner SP: Nichols

Relating to the documentation required for the purchase of certain timber products; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1809 (LC)Hunter SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the commercial oyster mariculture advisory board.

HB 2755 (LC)Orr/ Gerdes/ Rogers/ Frazier/ Harris, Cody/ et al. SP: Flores

Relating to the minimum instruction requirement for the boater education program and the disposition and use of money received by the Parks and Wildlife Department from the boater education program.

HB 2777 (CS) (LC)Holland SP: LaMantia

Relating to the contracting authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 3007 (LC)Goldman SP: Hancock

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

HB 3060 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Hancock

Relating to the regulation of recycling and recycled products.

HB 3273 (LC)Thierry SP: Bettencourt

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3437 (LC)Holland SP: Nichols

Relating to the authority to approve change orders for certain contracts for the construction, repair, and renovation of water district facilities.

HB 3507 (LC)Holland SP: Nichols

Relating to contracts for the construction, repair, and renovation of certain conservation and reclamation district facilities.

HB 3647 Guillen SP: LaMantia

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

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3731 (LC)Murr SP: Flores

Relating to the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.

HB 4018 (CS)Ashby/ Johnson, Ann/ Garcia/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the use of Parks and Wildlife Department land for carbon sequestration or similar ecosystem services projects.

HB 4422 (LC)Canales/ Burrows/ Moody/ Geren/ King, Tracy O./ et al. SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to a study on enhancing border security outcomes through public safety, technological, and transportation infrastructure improvements near Texas-Mexico border crossings.

HB 4553 (LC)Longoria SP: Johnson

Relating to the eligibility of certain entities for services and commodity items provided by the Department of Information Resources and statewide technology centers.

HB 4964 (LC)Burrows SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the sale, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Texas State History Museum.

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

SB 1195 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the duty of the attorney general to prosecute certain criminal offenses.

HB 1605 (CS)Buckley/ Dutton/ Bonnen/ King, Ken/ Bell, Keith/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and the extension of additional state aid to school districts for the provision of certain instructional materials; authorizing a fee.

4 Floor Amendments

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 506 Flores

Recognizing Atascosa County law enforcement agencies for their role in stopping an escaped convict and suspected murderer.

SR 546 Campbell

Recognizing May 2023 as Nurses Month.

SR 553 King/ Campbell/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ Middleton/ et al.

Recognizing the eighth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars.

SR 560 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Gutierrez/ Zaffirini

Recognizing the Clark High School girls' basketball team for winning a state championship.

SCR 53 Sparks/ Alvarado/ Creighton/ Eckhardt/ Flores/ et al.

Recognizing Mikael and Carolyn Garcia on the birth of their daughter, Mary Faustina Garcia.