SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 12, 2023
The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and finally pass:
Relating to medical examinations required for admission to a mental health facility.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the creation of a specialty trial court to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.
2 Floor Amendments
Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
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.
Relating to performance criteria for the award of adult education and literacy funds.
Relating to the creation of the Lone Star Workforce of the Future Fund.
Relating to the documentation required for the purchase of certain timber products; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the establishment of the commercial oyster mariculture advisory board.
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.
Relating to the contracting authority of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Relating to the authority of the Benbrook Water Authority to issue bonds.
Relating to the regulation of recycling and recycled products.
Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the authority to approve change orders for certain contracts for the construction, repair, and renovation of water district facilities.
Relating to contracts for the construction, repair, and renovation of certain conservation and reclamation district facilities.
Relating to the imposition by the Department of Public Safety of administrative and civil consequences for certain criminal convictions.
1 Floor Amendment
Relating to the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.
Relating to the use of Parks and Wildlife Department land for carbon sequestration or similar ecosystem services projects.
Relating to a study on enhancing border security outcomes through public safety, technological, and transportation infrastructure improvements near Texas-Mexico border crossings.
Relating to the eligibility of certain entities for services and commodity items provided by the Department of Information Resources and statewide technology centers.
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:
Relating to the duty of the attorney general to prosecute certain criminal offenses.
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:
Recognizing Atascosa County law enforcement agencies for their role in stopping an escaped convict and suspected murderer.
Recognizing May 2023 as Nurses Month.
Recognizing the eighth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars.
Recognizing the Clark High School girls' basketball team for winning a state championship.
Recognizing Mikael and Carolyn Garcia on the birth of their daughter, Mary Faustina Garcia.