Senate Floor Action - 2 for 4/3/2023



April 3, 2023

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

SJR 75 (CS)Perry/ et al.

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

2 Floor Amendments

SB 28 (CS)Perry/ et al.

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

2 Floor Amendments

SB 224 (CS)Alvarado/ Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 375 Huffman

Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas Senate.

SB 885 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the grounds for terminating and reinstating a person's parental rights and the adoption of certain children.

SB 1236 (CS) (LC)Flores

Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the bed or bank of a navigable river or stream in certain counties.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1414 (CS)Johnson/ Paxton/ Perry/ Schwertner/ Springer

Relating to the temporary regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1598 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council.


The Senate reconsidered passage to engrossment, amended and once again passed to engrossment:

SB 14 Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Hall/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

1 Floor Amendment

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

SB 29 Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to prohibited governmental entity implementation or enforcement of a vaccine mandate, mask requirement, or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 378 Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Blanco/ Campbell/ et al.

In memory of Darren Almendarez.

SCR 39 Whitmire

Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, April 6, 2023, and ending on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.