Senate Floor Action for 5/22/2023



May 22, 2023

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

HJR 2 (CS)Bonnen/ Capriglione/ Burns/ et al. SP: Huffman/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the authority of the legislature to provide cost-of-living adjustments or other benefit enhancements to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and providing a one-time transfer of funds to the retirement system to provide a cost-of-living adjustment.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 25 Talarico/ Frank/ Burrows/ Rose/ Klick/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 30 (CS)Moody/ Burrows/ Slawson/ Metcalf/ Turner/ et al. SP: King

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

HB 33 (CS)Landgraf/ Morales, Eddie/ Metcalf/ Manuel/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating oil and gas operations within the State of Texas.

HB 181 (LC)Johnson, Jarvis/ Klick/ Collier/ et al. SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of the sickle cell disease registry.

HB 617 Darby/ Guerra/ Clardy/ Lalani/ Morales, Eddie SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services and telehealth services in rural areas.

HB 755 Johnson, Julie/ Lalani/ Harless/ Jones, Venton/ et al. SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to prior authorization for prescription drug benefits related to the treatment of autoimmune diseases and certain blood disorders.

HB 783 (LC)Meza SP: West

Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities and counties.

HB 1058 (CS)Goldman/ Talarico SP: Perry/ et al.

Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for certain housing developments.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1087 Hull SP: Middleton

Relating to the contents of a petition in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1193 (LC)Turner/ Jones, Venton/ Collier/ et al. SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting housing discrimination by a property owners' association against a residential tenant based on the tenant's method of payment.

HB 1299 Noble/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to the signature required on a carrier envelope for a ballot voted by mail; changing the elements of a criminal offense.

HB 1613 (CS)Shine/ Martinez Fischer/ Kuempel/ Ordaz/ Slawson/ et al. SP: Flores

Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 1743 Leach/ Noble/ Jones, Venton/ Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al. SP: West/ et al.

Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to assess the eligibility of certain inmates for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits on discharge or release from confinement.

HB 1883 (LC)Bhojani/ Cunningham/ Allen/ Hinojosa/ Jetton/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the administration of assessment instruments to public school students on religious holy days.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1905 (LC)Talarico/ Morales, Eddie/ Garcia SP: West/ et al.

Relating to allowing school districts to make available certain school safety training courses to employees of certain private schools, child-care facilities, or organizations providing out-of-school-time care.

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

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

HB 2019 (LC)Neave Criado/ Cook/ Collier SP: Huffman

Relating to the statute of limitations for certain burglary offenses.

HB 2263 (CS)Darby SP: Hughes/ et al.

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

HB 2313 Thompson, Senfronia/ Garcia/ Flores/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to training materials for certain transportation network company drivers regarding human trafficking awareness and prevention.

HB 2947 Cain SP: Perry

Relating to the definition of agricultural operations.

HB 2951 (LC)Buckley/ Rogers/ Stucky/ González, Mary/ Garcia/ et al. SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a service dog pilot program for certain veterans.

HB 2965 Vasut/ Slawson/ Murr/ Gervin-Hawkins/ et al. SP: Creighton

Relating to certain construction liability claims concerning public buildings and public works.

HB 3130 Guerra/ Hernandez/ Noble/ Howard/ et al. SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the protection of certain occupational licensing information regarding clients of family violence shelter centers, victims of trafficking shelter centers, and sexual assault programs and survivors of family violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

HB 3144 (LC)Lujan/ Talarico/ Rogers/ Thimesch/ Cunningham/ et al. SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to designating October as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Month.

HB 3224 (LC)Guillen SP: LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to the status of the registration of a vehicle after a failure to establish financial responsibility.

HB 3361 Cain SP: Springer

Relating to the slaughtering of livestock.

HB 3440 (CS) (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to posting and other requirements applicable to certain governmental bodies under the open meetings law.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3452 (CS)Jetton SP: Huffman

Relating to the discipline of judges by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the legislature.

HB 3579 (LC)Bumgarner SP: King

Relating to the issuance of an emergency order by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation against a massage establishment.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3837 (CS) (LC)Geren/ Bailes/ Isaac SP: Sparks

Relating to the designation of advanced clean energy projects.

HB 3858 (LC)Frazier/ Plesa/ Bumgarner/ Lopez, Janie/ Lujan/ et al. SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to peace officer wellness programs within certain law enforcement agencies.

HB 3899 (LC)Troxclair/ Burrows/ Bonnen/ Raymond/ Meyer/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain local government corporations.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4041 (CS)Bonnen SP: Huffman

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

HB 4087 Kuempel/ Leo-Wilson SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the use of certain on-site sewage disposal systems.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4219 Lambert SP: Creighton

Relating to the maximum rate or amount of interest of certain consumer loans.

HB 4227 (LC)Goldman SP: Hancock

Relating to the repeal of a municipal civil service system for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4246 (LC)Orr/ Rogers/ Slawson/ Patterson/ Ashby/ et al. SP: LaMantia/ et al.

Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money for scholarships for rural students, rural economic development, and energy efficiency assistance.

HB 4337 (LC)Canales/ Cook/ Noble/ Capriglione/ Morales, Eddie SP: Hinojosa

Relating to licenses and similar documents issued by certain foreign governments.

HB 4520 Harris, Cody/ Shaheen/ Cook/ et al. SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to employment and retirement consequences for an educator convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for the sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.

HB 4628 (LC)Goldman SP: Huffman

Relating to the duties of law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories, and the Department of Public Safety following the performance of certain DNA profile comparisons.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4759 (CS) (LC)Campos/ Bernal/ Garcia/ Leach/ Morales Shaw SP: Menéndez

Relating to an attack by a dangerous dog; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 4779 (LC)Bhojani/ Moody/ Rose/ Darby/ Leach SP: Whitmire

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of organized retail theft.

HB 5135 (LC)Kacal SP: King

Relating to the issuance of K9s4KIDs specialty license plates.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 5142 (LC)Kacal SP: Birdwell

Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to veterans.

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

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.

HB 4390 (CS)Button/ Burrows/ Schaefer/ Canales/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Grant Program.

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

HB 890 (CS)Bell, Keith/ Buckley/ Harris, Cody/ Hefner/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 1848 DeAyala SP: Hall

Relating to a study by the secretary of state on the feasibility of central counting stations complying with federal standards for facilities that contain sensitive information.

HB 2102 Goldman SP: Paxton

Relating to the establishment of a new open-enrollment charter school campus by certain charter holders and to the expansion of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 3137 Isaac/ Bumgarner/ Lopez, Janie/ Cain/ Toth/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to prohibited local regulation with respect to a firearm or air gun.

HB 4082 Goldman/ Tepper SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the purposes for which a municipality or county may issue an anticipation note or certificate of obligation.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 626 Gutierrez/ Blanco

Honoring attorney Rod Ponton for his contributions to West Texas.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 48 (LC)Zaffirini SP: Leach

Relating to the issuance and effectiveness of protective orders, magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and temporary ex parte orders.

SB 182 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al. SP: Rose

Relating to the required report of criminal offenses committed against individuals receiving certain state agency services; creating a criminal offense.

SB 599 (LC)Birdwell/ et al. SP: Anderson/ Orr/ et al.

Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by a district or county clerk and the issuance of a handgun license to a district or county clerk.

SB 614 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al. SP: Frank

Relating to certain procedures relating to children placed under a parental child safety placement.

SB 1245 (CS) (LC)Huffman SP: Bonnen

Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two.

SB 2040 (CS)Springer/ Flores/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Schwertner SP: Clardy/ Holland/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of willed body programs to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the regulation of willed body programs, non-transplant anatomical donation organizations, and anatomical facilities, and the creation of the State Anatomical Advisory Committee; requiring registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SJR 75 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O./ Price/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.

SB 28 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: King, Tracy O./ Troxclair/ et al.

Relating to financial assistance provided and programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 133 West/ et al. SP: Hull/ González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting the use of certain restraints, chemical irritants, or a Taser or similar device on certain public school students.

SB 1445 (CS)Paxton/ Johnson/ Schwertner/ Springer SP: Goldman

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement; authorizing a fee.

SB 2601 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Canales

Relating to payment of costs related to the relocation of certain utility facilities for state highway projects.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 1277 (LC)Cain/ Moody/ Collier/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Patterson/ et al. SP: West

Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 1188 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to receivership of the Agua Special Utility District and requirements for directors of the Agua Special Utility District.