Senate Floor Action for 5/24/2023



May 24, 2023

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

HB 5 (CS)Hunter/ Meyer/ Burrows/ Shine/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Schwertner/ et al.

Relating to agreements authorizing a limitation on taxable value of certain property to provide for the creation of jobs and the generation of state and local tax revenue; authorizing a fee; authorizing penalties.

8 Floor Amendments

HB 718 (CS)Goldman/ Turner/ Sherman, Sr./ Leach/ González, Jessica/ et al. SP: West

Relating to the issuance of certain tags, permits, and license plates authorizing the movement of vehicles.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1287 (CS) (LC)Guillen/ Ortega/ Flores/ Hernandez/ Plesa/ et al. SP: Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1432 (LC)Meza/ Garcia/ Wu/ Lujan/ et al. SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to required findings for the issuance of a protective order.

HB 1500 (CS)Holland/ Bell, Keith/ Canales/ Goldman/ Clardy SP: Schwertner

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the functions of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region; increasing an administrative penalty.

15 Floor Amendments

HB 1998 (CS) (LC)Johnson, Julie/ Price/ Smith/ Johnson, Ann SP: Hall

Relating to the regulation of physicians and the disciplinary authority of the Texas Medical Board; increasing a criminal penalty; imposing a surcharge.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 2285 Noble/ et al. SP: Paxton

Relating to the authority of certain independent school districts to change the terms for members of the districts' board of trustees.

HB 2727 (CS) (LC)Price/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Oliverson/ Jetton/ Guerra/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to the provision of home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

HB 2779 (CS)Leach SP: Huffman/ et al.

Relating to the compensation and retirement benefits of certain elected state officials.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3461 Bonnen SP: Huffman

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 3991 Isaac/ Flores/ Frank/ Buckley/ Dutton/ et al. SP: Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to Texas Fruit and Vegetable Day in public schools.

HB 4164 (LC)Cortez/ Goodwin/ Slawson SP: Whitmire

Relating to the improper use and treatment of an assistance animal or service animal; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 4645 Flores/ Troxclair/ Cole/ Hinojosa/ Howard/ et al. SP: Zaffirini

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property used to provide low-income or moderate-income housing.

HB 4714 (LC)Cortez/ Garcia SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the use of an electronic recording device to report proceedings before a municipal court of record for the City of San Antonio.

HB 5415 (LC)Spiller SP: Springer

Relating to the creation of the Elm Fork Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Cooke County; 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 the second time, and passed to third reading:

HB 44 (CS)Swanson/ Klick/ Slawson/ Hefner/ Morales Shaw/ et al. SP: Middleton/ et al.

Relating to provider discrimination against a Medicaid recipient or child health plan program enrollee based on immunization status.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 576 Gutierrez

In memory of Irma Linda Garcia and Jose Antonio Garcia.

SR 577 Gutierrez

In memory of Jailah Nicole Silguero.

SR 578 Gutierrez

In memory of Eva Mireles.

SR 579 Gutierrez

In memory of Eliahna Torres.

SR 580 Gutierrez

In memory of Xavier James Lopez.

SR 581 Gutierrez

In memory of Amerie Jo Garza.

SR 582 Gutierrez

In memory of Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez.

SR 583 Gutierrez

In memory of Layla Marie Salazar.

SR 584 Gutierrez

In memory of Alexandria Aniyah Rubio.

SR 585 Gutierrez

In memory of Rojelio Fernandez Torres.

SR 586 Gutierrez

In memory of Maite Yuleana Rodriguez.

SR 587 Gutierrez

In memory of Maranda Gail Mathis.

SR 588 Gutierrez

In memory of Jacklyn Jaylen Cazares.

SR 589 Gutierrez

In memory of Makenna Lee Elrod.

SR 590 Gutierrez

In memory of Jose Manuel Flores Jr.

SR 591 Gutierrez

In memory of Nevaeh Alyssa Bravo.

SR 592 Gutierrez

In memory of Eliahna Amyah Garcia.

SR 593 Gutierrez

In memory of Tess Marie Mata.

SR 594 Gutierrez

In memory of Jayce Carmelo Luevanos.

SR 595 Gutierrez

In memory of Alithia Haven Ramirez.

SR 596 Gutierrez

In memory of Uziyah Sergio Garcia.

SR 618 Campbell/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ et al.

In memory of Billy Joe "Red" McCombs.

SR 629 Creighton

Recognizing Wayne Mack for his service to Montgomery County.

SR 638 Eckhardt

Recognizing the Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.