Senate Floor Action for 5/19/2023



May 19, 2023

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

HB 8 (CS)VanDeaver/ Kuempel/ Buckley/ Bonnen/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

HB 17 (CS)Cook/ Moody/ Leach/ Metcalf/ Burrows/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys.

HB 73 (LC)Murr/ King, Tracy O./ Price/ Bailes/ Darby/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to limitation of certain liability of owners, lessees, and occupants of land in connection with livestock and agricultural land.

HB 90 (CS)Patterson/ Buckley/ Cook/ Raymond/ Shine/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to benefits for certain members of the Texas military forces and survivors of members of the Texas military forces.

HB 103 (LC)Murr/ Spiller SP: Sparks

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

HB 291 (LC)Murr SP: Hughes

Relating to occupational driver's licenses and to the renewal of driver's licenses.

HB 409 (CS) (LC)Collier SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the governance and administration of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and to certain disclosures made in relation to the provision of funding for indigent defense services.

HB 420 (CS) (LC)Slawson SP: Flores

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

HB 433 (LC)VanDeaver SP: Flores

Relating to the definition of a commercial fleet.

HB 471 (CS) (LC)Patterson/ Capriglione/ Burrows/ Canales/ Lujan/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to the entitlement to and claims for benefits for certain first responders and other employees related to illness and injury.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 527 (CS) (LC)Wu/ Schofield/ Longoria SP: Zaffirini

Relating to exemption of certain civil actions from being subject to a motion to dismiss on the basis of involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.

HB 891 (LC)Spiller/ Garcia SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the use of expert testimony in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1000 Darby SP: Huffman

Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.

HB 1181 (CS) (LC)Shaheen/ Schatzline/ Collier/ Ordaz/ Patterson SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to access to sexually explicit material on the Internet or electronic devices; providing civil penalties.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1217 (CS)Swanson/ Manuel/ Capriglione/ Patterson/ Morales, Eddie/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the administration of and procedures relating to early voting by personal appearance.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1434 (LC)Buckley SP: Flores

Relating to the staggering of terms of aldermen of the governing body of a Type A general-law municipality.

HB 1457 (LC)Rosenthal/ Wilson/ Garcia/ Morales, Eddie/ Cortez/ et al. SP: Blanco

Relating to required military informed care or military cultural competency training for certain personnel of entities that provide mental health services to veterans or veterans' families before award of a state agency grant.

HB 1553 (LC)Ashby SP: Nichols

Relating to the definition of amusement ride for purposes of amusement ride regulation.

HB 1647 (LC)Harris, Cody SP: Schwertner

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

HB 1661 (LC)Burns SP: King

Relating to the age limit for a beginning position in a police department under municipal civil service.

HB 1778 (LC)Hinojosa/ Shaheen/ Morales, Christina/ Jones, Jolanda/ Bucy SP: Alvarado

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain professional sports teams.

HB 1913 (LC)Spiller SP: Birdwell

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm to Market Road 2526 in Eastland County as the Sergeant Barbara Fenley Memorial Highway.

HB 1914 (LC)Kacal/ Plesa/ Slawson SP: Hinojosa

Relating to compensatory time accrued by an employee of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2002 (LC)Oliverson/ Price SP: Hancock

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.

HB 2065 (LC)Thompson, Ed/ Perez SP: Middleton

Relating to nonrenewal of certain private passenger automobile insurance policies for the insured's failure to cooperate in a third-party liability claim or action.

HB 2071 Jetton/ Harris, Cody/ DeAyala/ Cortez/ Lozano/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 2157 (LC)Metcalf SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the salary of certain employees who transfer within a state agency.

HB 2170 (LC)Guerra SP: Alvarado

Relating to toll collections by a toll project entity.

HB 2314 (LC)Canales SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to filing death benefits claims under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2590 (LC)Burrows SP: Perry

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 40 in Lubbock County as The Maines Brothers Band Highway.

HB 2636 (LC)Murr SP: Flores

Relating to liability of a recreational vehicle park or campground entity for injuries arising from certain activities.

HB 2754 (LC)Bell, Cecil SP: King

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for retired peace officers.

HB 2835 (LC)Burns/ Slawson SP: Birdwell

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 144 in Hood and Somervell Counties as the Ed Shipman Memorial Highway.

HB 2837 Schaefer/ Capriglione/ Noble/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting a person or entity from surveilling, reporting, or tracking the purchase of firearms, ammunition, and accessories through the use of certain merchant category codes; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 2876 (LC)Cain/ Martinez/ Perez/ Patterson/ Paul/ et al. SP: Alvarado

Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for industrial firefighters; authorizing a fee.

HB 2920 (CS)Paul/ Tepper SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the distribution, posting, or provision of information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and to the confidentiality of certain information relating to persons provided assistance in accessing postsecondary education.

HB 3014 (LC)Harris, Caroline SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the motor vehicle safety inspection of electric vehicles.

HB 3104 Anderson SP: Parker/ et al.

Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain connected data center projects from sales and use taxes.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3132 (LC)Guerra/ Anderson/ Muñoz, Jr./ Plesa/ et al. SP: Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to an optional designation on a driver's license or personal identification certificate indicating that a person is deaf or hard of hearing.

HB 3208 Thompson, Ed SP: LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to the refund of premiums on the cancellation of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association policies by insureds.

HB 3288 (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to notice of transfer of a used motor vehicle.

HB 3310 (LC)Lozano SP: Middleton/ et al.

Relating to deadlines for the claims appraisal process of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3311 (LC)Lozano SP: Middleton/ et al.

Relating to the process of selecting representatives of the insurance industry to serve on the board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3313 (LC)Ordaz SP: West

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on motorcycles and mopeds.

HB 3323 Goodwin/ González, Jessica/ Plesa SP: West/ et al.

Relating to food system security and resiliency planning.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3372 (LC)Thimesch/ Slawson/ Hayes/ DeAyala/ Capriglione/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to the reporting of political contributions, including in-kind contributions, and expenditures made using a credit card.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3444 (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the classification of transportation districts by the Texas Transportation Commission.

HB 3485 (LC)Bell, Keith/ Leach/ Patterson/ Cook SP: Johnson

Relating to a contractor's or subcontractor's right to elect not to proceed with additional work under a contract.

HB 3492 Stucky SP: Springer

Relating to county and municipal authority to impose certain value-based fees and require disclosure of certain information related to subdivision construction.

HB 3536 (LC)Manuel SP: Paxton

Relating to a commercial landlord's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities on the premises of commercial rental property.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3558 (LC)Perez SP: Alvarado

Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle at an intersection with a stop sign.

HB 3697 (CS) (LC)Wilson SP: Bettencourt

Relating to county regulation of subdivisions and approval of subdivision plans or plats.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 3730 (LC)Wilson SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the directory of users of the centralized telephone service for entities in the capitol complex.

HB 3860 (LC)Goldman SP: Springer

Relating to the liability of county tax assessor-collectors for certain acts of deputies.

HB 4057 DeAyala SP: Huffman

Relating to the inclusion of a property in a conservation district by certain municipalities.

HB 4077 (LC)Noble/ Button/ Frank/ Capriglione/ Cook SP: Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the procedure for qualifying for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an elderly person.

HB 4128 (LC)Murr/ Spiller/ Morales, Eddie SP: Zaffirini

Relating to associate judges for guardianship proceedings and protective services proceedings in certain courts.

HB 4142 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Birdwell

Relating to the award of attorney's fees in an action to enforce a motor vehicle mortgagee's lien.

HB 4446 Landgraf/ Tepper SP: Springer

Relating to certain licensing and permitting requirements for game rooms; authorizing an occupational permit or license; authorizing a fee.

HB 4742 (LC)Lopez, Janie/ Longoria/ Kitzman/ Guerra/ Gamez/ et al. SP: LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of issues faced by communities with artificial drainage systems.

HB 4844 (LC)Herrero SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the use of a broker for the sale of real property by the Nueces County Hospital District.

HB 4928 (LC)Frank SP: Springer

Relating to the continuation of certain health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 5010 Schofield SP: Hall

Relating to the classification of a grievance filed with the State Bar of Texas.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 5310 (LC)Cook SP: King

Relating to the creation of the Tarrant County Municipal Utility District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

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

HJR 132 Hefner/ Meyer/ Vasut/ Burrows/ Raymond/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual net worth or wealth tax.

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

HB 2334 (LC)Burns/ Button/ Shine/ Buckley SP: Paxton

Relating to an exemption from the plumbing licensing law for certain work performed on certain private property.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SCR 55 Zaffirini

Returning Senate Bill No. 1615 to the Senate for further consideration.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 267 (CS)King/ et al. SP: Burrows/ Frazier/ et al.

Relating to law enforcement agency accreditation, including a grant program to assist agencies in becoming accredited.

SB 576 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al. SP: Thierry

Relating to the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.

SB 621 (CS) (LC)Parker/ et al. SP: Capriglione

Relating to the position of chief information security officer in the Department of Information Resources.

SB 780 (LC)Hughes/ et al. SP: Hefner/ et al.

Relating to emergency possession of certain abandoned children by designated emergency infant care providers.

SB 944 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Lambert

Relating to the commitment order for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are committed to state supported living centers.

SB 975 (LC)Menéndez/ et al. SP: Dorazio/ Swanson/ et al.

Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.

SB 1246 (CS) (LC)Huffman SP: Bonnen

Relating to authorized investments of public money by certain governmental entities and the confidentiality of certain information related to those investments.

SB 1849 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Noble/ et al.

Relating to an interagency reportable conduct search engine, standards for a person's removal from the employee misconduct registry and eligibility for certification as certain Texas Juvenile Justice Department officers and employees, and the use of certain information by certain state agencies to conduct background checks.

SB 2139 (CS) (LC)Parker SP: Longoria

Relating to the establishment of the Opportunity High School Diploma program.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 213 Moody/ Leach/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Buckley/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility and the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

Criminal Justice