Senate Floor Action - 2 for 5/12/2023



May 12, 2023

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

SB 666 (CS)Hall

Relating to complaint information and to rulemaking and disciplinary procedures of the Texas Medical Board.

SB 1195 Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the duty of the attorney general to prosecute certain criminal offenses.

HB 1605 (CS)Buckley/ Dutton/ Bonnen/ King, Ken/ Bell, Keith/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and the extension of additional state aid to school districts for the provision of certain instructional materials; authorizing a fee.

Committee referral on the following:

HJR 25 Zwiener/ King, Tracy O./ Murr

Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the commissioners court of a county to exempt from ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision that taxes the property the portion of the assessed value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of a rainwater harvesting or graywater system.

Local Government

HB 118 Cortez/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain tests to detect prostate cancer.

Health & Human Services

HB 408 Collier/ Garcia

Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

State Affairs

HB 544 Johnson, Julie/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation for use with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the transfer of firearms.

State Affairs

HB 800 Guillen/ Raymond/ Muñoz, Jr./ Lozano/ Lopez, Janie/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for certain criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house; increasing criminal penalties.

Border Security

HB 895 Muñoz, Jr./ Cain

Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.

Health & Human Services

HB 997 Muñoz, Jr.

Relating to the authority of a municipality to prohibit police or fire department employees from circulating or signing certain employment petitions.

Local Government

HB 1338 Raney

Relating to the participation of community-based organizations in workforce training programs funded by the skills development fund.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1351 Hernandez/ Plesa/ Davis

Relating to the distribution of funds designated for the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1367 Vasut

Relating to the violation of certain laws and provisions of governing instruments by, and the recall by property owners of, a property owners' association board member.

Local Government

HB 1487 Gerdes/ Bailes/ Kitzman/ Holland/ Murr/ et al.

Relating to the creation of a rural county law enforcement grant program.

Local Government

HB 1529 Campos

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

Health & Human Services

HB 1613 Shine/ Martinez Fischer/ Kuempel/ Ordaz/ Slawson/ et al.

Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments to offset the cost of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.


HB 1654 Cook/ Capriglione/ Murr/ Goldman

Relating to the eligibility of a child for a determinate sentence for engaging in delinquent conduct that constitutes certain organized criminal activity.

State Affairs

HB 1667 Jetton/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of child abuse or neglect.

Health & Human Services

HB 1678 Jetton

Relating to a local remote learning program offered by a public school for certain students at risk of dropping out of school.


HB 1888 Lopez, Janie/ Raney/ Guillen/ Button/ et al.

Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.


HB 1916 Holland

Relating to approval of subdivision plats, improvement projects, and certain special districts by certain counties.

Local Government

HB 1985 Vasut

Relating to the service credit used in calculating longevity pay for certain judges and justices with prior full-time service as an associate judge.


HB 1990 Wu/ Garcia

Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to notify certain individuals of changes to child abuse and neglect investigation reports.

Health & Human Services

HB 2019 Neave Criado/ Cook/ Collier

Relating to the statute of limitations for certain burglary offenses.

Criminal Justice

HB 2234 Thompson, Senfronia/ Garcia/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to certain policies and procedures for the placement and use of video cameras in certain classrooms, including classrooms that provide special education services.


HB 2242 Howard/ Geren/ et al.

Relating to the use of dynamic message signs for the Keep 'Em Safe Texas Gun Storage Campaign.

State Affairs

HB 2266 Leach

Relating to judicial review of certain local laws applicable to state license holders.

Business & Commerce

HB 2297 Holland/ Morales, Eddie

Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers.

Criminal Justice

HB 2327 Goldman

Relating to an exception to the renewal requirement for agricultural and timber tax exemption registration numbers issued to or held by persons who are at least 65 years of age.


HB 2414 Frank

Relating to certain practices of a health maintenance organization or insurer to encourage the use of certain physicians and health care providers.

Health & Human Services

HB 2476 Garcia/ Shine/ Lopez, Ray/ Thierry/ Morales Shaw/ et al.

Relating to the adoption of a veterans' land bank program by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Veteran Affairs

HB 2533 Walle/ Gates/ Hernandez/ Plesa

Relating to the implementation of a statewide homeless data sharing network to share real time data on homelessness.

Local Government

HB 2647 Sherman, Sr./ Talarico/ Bhojani/ Buckley/ VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to allowing the board of trustees of certain school districts to create a nonvoting student trustee position on the board.


HB 2669 Geren

Relating to the deadline for approving a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

Business & Commerce

HB 2702 Guillen

Relating to payments associated with certain medical examinations under the workers' compensation system; imposing a fee.

Business & Commerce

HB 2715 Hull/ Leach/ Moody/ Talarico/ Lujan/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition on following an individual and tracking or monitoring the individual's personal property or motor vehicle and to the criminal prosecution of that conduct.

Criminal Justice

HB 2726 Klick

Relating to the practice of nursing, including disciplinary procedures of the Texas Board of Nursing; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services

HB 2827 Burns/ Slawson/ Spiller/ Rogers

Relating to the permitting of and performance of annual soil tests for certain concentrated animal feeding operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2981 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.


HB 3009 VanDeaver

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


HB 3220 Garcia/ Lopez, Ray/ Bumgarner/ Gates/ Anderson/ et al.

Relating to an assessment on the use of surplus government property to provide housing to homeless veterans.

Veteran Affairs

HB 3266 Frazier/ Plesa/ Bowers/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain devices intended to modify handguns.

State Affairs

HB 3452 Jetton

Relating to complaints submitted to and sanctions issued by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.


HB 3727 Anderson

Relating to municipal and county hotel occupancy taxes.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 3739 Klick/ Moody/ Rose/ Leach/ Swanson

Relating to the medical transportation and care for certain inmates in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 3757 Wilson/ Raymond/ Morales, Eddie/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a taxing unit other than a school district, county, municipality, or junior college district to establish a limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes that the taxing unit may impose on the residence homesteads of individuals who are disabled or elderly and their surviving spouses and to the information required to be included in a tax bill.

Local Government

HB 3810 Landgraf

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

Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs

HB 3862 Goldman

Relating to information on the transfer of license plates included in an application for title and registration of a motor vehicle.


HB 3949 Raney

Relating to arbitration of certain controversies involving members of certain nonprofit entities.

State Affairs

HB 3957 Smith

Relating to the establishment of a rapid DNA analysis pilot program in certain counties.

Criminal Justice

HB 4061 Schatzline/ Cook/ Leach/ Plesa/ Bowers/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting a registered sex offender in certain circumstances from going within a certain distance of the residence of a victim of any offense committed by the offender for which the offender is subject to registration.

State Affairs

HB 4337 Canales/ Cook/ Noble/ Capriglione/ Morales, Eddie

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

State Affairs

HB 4366 Howard/ Garcia/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility for and provision of benefits under Medicaid or the child health plan program for certain individuals committed, placed, or detained in certain facilities and settings.

Health & Human Services

HB 4446 Landgraf/ Tepper

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

Local Government

HB 4540 Longoria/ Rose/ Lambert/ Rogers/ Cook

Relating to certain benefits payable by the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two.


HB 4628 Goldman

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

Criminal Justice

HB 4642 Guillen

Relating to offenses involving the manufacture or delivery of certain controlled substances and the enforcement and prevention of those offenses; creating a criminal offense.

Criminal Justice

HB 4837 Lopez, Ray/ Garcia/ Plesa/ Collier

Relating to a veteran housing program established by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Veteran Affairs

HB 4872 Rogers/ et al.

Relating to the reporting and plugging of certain wells.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 4990 Bonnen/ Frank/ Oliverson

Relating to the Texas Pharmaceutical Initiative; authorizing fees.

Health & Human Services

HB 5005 Cook/ Smith/ Geren/ Anchía/ Turner/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of a motor vehicle license plate number captured in a video recording maintained by a law enforcement agency.


HB 5081 Wilson/ et al.

Relating to certain motor vehicle safety inspection fees.

Veteran Affairs

HB 5371 Moody

Relating to the designation of County Criminal Court at Law No. 2 of El Paso County, Texas, as a specialty drug court program.


HCR 26 Oliverson/ Metcalf/ Plesa/ Garcia

Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve the construction of a monument honoring victims of communism at the State Capitol Complex, at a site outside of the historic Capitol grounds.

Business & Commerce

HCR 29 Leo-Wilson/ Dutton/ Leach/ Sherman, Sr./ Harris, Caroline/ et al.

Designating the second to last week in April as Texas Christian Heritage Week for a 10-year period ending in 2033.


HCR 46 Patterson/ González, Mary

Urging Congress to pass legislation to protect children from the harms of social media.

State Affairs