Senate Floor Action for 5/23/2023



May 23, 2023

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

HB 14 Harris, Cody/ Toth/ et al. SP: Bettencourt

Relating to third-party review of plats and property development plans, permits, and similar documents, and the inspection of an improvement related to such a document.

HB 18 (CS) (LC)Slawson/ Patterson/ González, Mary/ Burrows/ Darby/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the protection of minors from harmful, deceptive, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use of certain digital services and electronic devices, including the use and transfer of electronic devices to students by a public school.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 53 (LC)Thompson, Ed/ Shine/ Ashby/ et al. SP: Eckhardt/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from registration fees of certain vehicles used by nonprofit disaster relief organizations.

HB 299 Murr/ Wilson SP: Johnson

Relating to the creation of a voluntary accreditation for recovery housing; authorizing fees.

HB 400 Klick/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to innovation grant programs to support residency training programs in psychiatric specialty fields and recruitment, training, and retention programs in behavioral health fields.

HB 614 Shaheen SP: Springer

Relating to property owners' association fines.

HB 681 (CS)Bell, Keith/ King, Ken/ Buckley/ Shaheen/ Morales, Eddie SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

3 Floor Amendments

HB 729 Rose/ Sherman, Sr. SP: West

Relating to the statewide intellectual and developmental disability coordinating council.

HB 968 (LC)Gates/ Rose/ Frank/ Capriglione/ González, Mary/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1105 (CS)Price/ Cortez/ Allison/ Darby/ Shine/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements, private business or school closures, and the ordering and administration of immunizations by a pharmacist.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1182 (CS) (LC)Harless SP: Whitmire

Relating to judicial statistics and other pertinent information gathered by the Texas Judicial Council and certain populous counties.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1228 (LC)Metcalf/ Toth/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to the right of a property owner or the owner's agent to receive on request a copy of the information used to appraise the owner's property for ad valorem tax purposes.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1337 (LC)Hull/ Oliverson/ Harless/ González, Jessica/ Johnson, Ann/ et al. SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to step therapy protocols required by health benefit plans for coverage of prescription drugs for serious mental illnesses.

HB 1486 (LC)Gerdes/ Orr/ Plesa/ et al. SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of a mental health leave policy for certain telecommunicators.

HB 1540 (CS)Holland/ Clardy/ Canales/ Goldman/ Bell, Keith SP: Paxton

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.

HB 1590 (CS)Burns/ González, Mary/ VanDeaver/ Collier/ et al. SP: West

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

HB 1592 (LC)Oliverson/ Martinez Fischer/ Raymond/ Jones, Jolanda/ Plesa SP: Hancock

Relating to the application of balance billing prohibitions and out-of-network dispute resolution procedures to certain self-insured or self-funded employee welfare benefit plans.

HB 1603 (LC)Guillen SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the procedures governing the prosecution of misdemeanor offenses in the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts.

HB 1649 Button/ Klick/ Collier/ Harris, Caroline/ Neave Criado/ et al. SP: Parker

Relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans.

3 Floor Amendments

HB 1688 (LC)Murr SP: Flores

Relating to water quality protection areas.

HB 1696 (LC)Buckley/ Oliverson/ Cook/ Gerdes/ Noble/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the relationship between managed care plans and optometrists and therapeutic optometrists.

HB 1707 (CS)Klick/ Leo-Wilson/ Jetton/ Johnson, Jarvis/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1759 (CS)Bucy SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to ticket sales for charitable raffles conducted by the charitable foundations of certain professional sports teams.

3 Floor Amendments

HB 1833 (CS) (LC)Shaheen SP: King

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving a critical infrastructure facility or public power supply.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1926 Hull/ Bonnen/ Buckley/ Jetton/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to the expiration date and funding of the supplemental special education services program.

HB 2188 (LC)Paul SP: Campbell

Relating to the qualifications of statistical agents for the commissioner of insurance.

HB 2442 (LC)Guillen SP: Flores

Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity issued to certain retail public utilities.

HB 2478 Klick/ Johnson, Julie/ Toth/ et al. SP: Blanco/ et al.

Relating to newborn and infant screening tests.

HB 2488 (CS)Geren/ Metcalf/ Thierry/ Johnson, Ann/ et al. SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to the burden of proof in certain ad valorem tax appeals.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2495 (LC)Price SP: Johnson

Relating to the requirements to obtain or renew an athletic trainer license.

HB 2969 (LC)Cook/ Frank/ Noble/ Capriglione/ Slawson/ et al. SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting a maximum age or age differential for prospective adoptive parents.

HB 3009 (LC)VanDeaver SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the health care providers authorized to examine a person to determine whether the person is incapacitated for purposes of certain guardianship proceedings.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3033 (CS)Landgraf/ Cain SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the public information law.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 3265 Manuel SP: Alvarado

Relating to the submission of certain reports by the Health and Human Services Commission.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3359 (LC)Bonnen SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to network adequacy standards and other requirements for preferred provider benefit plans.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3436 (LC)Rogers SP: King

Relating to the authority of the Texas Military Department to negotiate the release of a reversionary interest and certain other interests of the state in certain property in Palo Pinto County owned by the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association.

HB 3456 (CS) (LC)Ashby SP: Hinojosa

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

HB 3727 (CS)Anderson SP: Birdwell

Relating to municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3810 (CS) (LC)Landgraf SP: Perry

Relating to certain notices provided to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by public water supply systems.

HB 3908 (LC)Wilson/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to fentanyl abuse prevention and drug poisoning awareness education in public schools.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4069 (LC)Meyer SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the required disclosure of prices by a veterinarian before providing emergency treatment to an ill or injured animal.

HB 4169 Price/ Noble/ Ashby SP: Sparks

Relating to providing prevocational or similar services under certain Medicaid waiver programs.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4233 Zwiener/ Frank/ Garcia SP: Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to training regarding runaway prevention for certain individuals who provide care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4256 (CS)Murr SP: Blanco

Relating to the establishment of a grant program to plug leaking water wells in certain counties.

HB 4372 (LC)Oliverson/ Harless SP: Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the commissioning of peace officers by certain private schools.

HB 4494 (LC)Vasut SP: Huffman

Relating to eligible coastal municipalities for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.

HB 4550 (LC)Cunningham SP: Alvarado

Relating to the qualified allocation plan and manual adopted for the allocation of low income housing tax credits.

2 Floor Amendments

HB 4635 (CS) (LC)Guillen SP: Flores/ et al.

Relating to organized crime, racketeering activities, and collection of unlawful debts; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 4758 Thierry/ Anderson/ Slawson/ et al. SP: Springer/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition on certain e-cigarette products; creating a criminal offense.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 4835 (LC)Metcalf SP: Nichols

Relating to the creation and operations of certain health care provider participation programs.

HB 4843 (CS) (LC)Holland/ Guillen/ Harless/ et al. SP: Huffman

Relating to increasing the minimum term of imprisonment and changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole for certain felony offenses in which a firearm is used or exhibited, to certain consequences on conviction of certain of those offenses, and to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.

HB 4885 (CS) (LC)Landgraf/ Lozano/ Morales Shaw/ et al. SP: Birdwell

Relating to programs established and funded under the Texas emissions reduction plan.

HB 4997 Kuempel/ Isaac SP: Campbell

Relating to a campus of the Texas State Technical College System located in Comal County and Guadalupe County.

HB 5202 (LC)Neave Criado/ Button/ Meyer/ Anchía/ Goodwin SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to a central database containing information about offenders who have committed certain violent offenses.

HB 5330 Reynolds/ Lalani SP: Miles

Relating to the service area of the Houston Community College System District.

HB 5372 (CS) (LC)Schofield SP: Huffman

Relating to the creation of The Grand Prairie Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5373 (CS) (LC)Canales SP: Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1.

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

HB 2138 Kacal/ Bailes/ Morales, Eddie SP: Bettencourt

Relating to the sale of charitable raffle tickets by certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations.

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

HB 100 (CS)King, Ken/ VanDeaver/ Dutton/ Howard/ Buckley/ et al. SP: Creighton

Relating to public education and public school finance, including the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators, contributions by a public school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and an education savings account program for certain children.

15 Floor Amendments

HB 900 Patterson/ Buckley/ Burrows/ Shaheen/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of library materials sold to or included in public school libraries.

HB 3708 (LC)Buckley/ Cain/ Frank SP: Paxton

Relating to creating an allotment under the Foundation School Program for school districts that allow non-enrolled students to participate in University Interscholastic League activities.

The Senate suspended the necessary rules to consider and postponed:

HB 1588 (CS) (LC)Oliverson/ Herrero/ Paul/ et al. SP: Middleton/ et al.

Relating to funding of excess losses and operating expenses of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; authorizing an assessment; authorizing a surcharge.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 61 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Hefner

Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide certain notices relating to the revocation or suspension of a permit or license or the forfeiture of corporate privileges in this state.

SB 1080 (CS)Kolkhorst SP: Gerdes

Relating to a mitigation program and fees for the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1397 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Springer SP: Bell, Keith/ Holland/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:

SB 763 (CS)Middleton/ et al. SP: Hefner/ Buckley/ et al.

Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains to provide support, services, and programs for students.

Committee re-referral on the following:

HB 1695 Jones, Jolanda SP: West/ et al.

Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt.

Re-referred from State Affairs to Jurisprudence