Regular Order of Business for 3/27/2019



March 27, 2019


(Calendar Order)


(Second Reading)

SJR 30 Hughes

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 24 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Flores/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.


(Second Reading)

SCR 5 (LC)Huffman

Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.


(Second Reading)

SB 409 Hughes

Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 2 (CS)Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Paxton/ Taylor/ et al.

Relating to ad valorem taxation.

SB 15 (CS)Creighton/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ et al.

Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of private employers.

SB 177 (LC)Perry

Relating to a petition filed for a place on the ballot as a candidate for the board of directors of the Wilbarger County Hospital District.

SB 235 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district.

SB 416 (LC)Huffman

Relating to legal counsel provided by the attorney general to a political subdivision subject to a declared state of disaster.

SB 415 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the entry of a plea by defendants charged with certain misdemeanors involving family violence.

SB 341 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.

SB 234 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

SB 201 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

SB 192 (LC)Perry

Relating to the transfer of certain probate proceedings to the county in which the executor or administrator of a decedent's estate resides.

SB 225 Flores

Relating to the issuance of Army of Occupation Medal specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.

SB 228 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 281 as the Corporal Roel Garcia Memorial Highway.

SB 240 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the issuance of F-35 fighter jet specialty license plates.

SB 356 (LC)Nichols

Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

SB 71 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a statewide telehealth center for sexual assault forensic medical examination.

SB 72 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council.

SB 175 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to eminent domain reporting requirements for certain entities.

SB 498 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to a commercial landlord's or tenant's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.

SB 73 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain records and licenses.

SB 337 (LC)West

Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate construction and renovation of structures owned by certain counties.

SB 295 (CS) (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 124 (LC)West

Relating to the authority of a county to require electronic bids or proposals for competitive bidding.

SB 557 (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to use of the electronic funds transfer system operated by the comptroller.

SB 666 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.

SB 874 (LC)Huffman

Relating to forms for creating or revoking a transfer on death deed.

SB 365 (LC)Watson

Relating to bonds issued by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

SB 575 (LC)Perry

Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Lubbock County as the Trooper Jerry Don Davis Memorial Highway.

SB 450 (LC)Powell

Relating to the deadline for certain economic development corporations to file a certain report with the comptroller.

SB 496 (LC)Perry

Relating to factors the Texas Historical Commission considers in reviewing an application for a grant or loan through the historic courthouse preservation program.

SB 533 (LC)Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the severance tax exemption for oil and gas produced from certain inactive wells.

SB 925 (LC)Flores

Relating to calculation of daily production for purposes of the oil and gas production tax credits for low-producing wells and leases.

SB 559 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to patient records regarding maternal death.

SB 323 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.

SB 361 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to certain contracts for the transfer of a pet.

SB 421 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 1006 Bettencourt/ Creighton/ Hancock/ Paxton/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 956 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.

SB 955 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the matters that a taxing unit is entitled to challenge before an appraisal review board.

SB 677 (CS) (LC)Hall

Relating to the regulation of beekeeping; imposing fees and authorizing other fees; expanding the applicability of an occupational permit.

SB 633 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to an initiative to increase the capacity of local mental health authorities to provide access to mental health services in certain counties.

SB 195 (CS) (LC)Perry

Relating to collecting and reporting by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Health and Human Services Commission of certain information relating to certain alcohol and controlled substance use and treatment.

SB 568 (CS)Huffman

Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and family homes; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1287 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council.

SB 923 (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

SB 827 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the transfer of civil cases by the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation.

SB 702 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 20 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Flores/ et al.

Relating to the prevention of, prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses and to orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

SB 687 (LC)Perry

Relating to the use of information obtained by a person from the comptroller that relates to a taxpayer subject to an audit by the comptroller.

SB 68 (LC)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 1273 (CS) (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain amusement services.

SB 872 (LC)Perry

Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Gateway Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1041 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the deadline by which the Texas Water Development Board is required to identify and designate brackish groundwater production zones for certain areas of the state.

SB 942 (CS)Johnson/ Perry

Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund.

SB 385 (LC)Nelson

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

SB 386 (LC)Nelson

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

SB 642 (LC)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

SB 22 (CS)Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

SB 1271 (LC)Watson

Relating to the issuance of Keep Austin Weird specialty license plates.

SB 1092 (LC)Nichols

Relating to certain contracts requiring competitive bidding by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1311 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the electronic transmission of an invoice or notice of toll nonpayment by a toll project entity.

SB 395 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness.

SB 999 Campbell/ et al.

Relating to a state plan for education on and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

SB 530 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to civil and administrative penalties assessed or imposed for violations of laws protecting drinking water, public water supplies, and bodies of water.

SB 1082 (LC)Taylor

Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

SB 1587 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the delegation to the Railroad Commission of Texas of purchasing functions regarding the reclamation of certain abandoned mines.

SB 194 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

SB 306 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.

SB 315 (LC)Hughes

Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.

SB 26 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

SB 946 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the designation of a portion of State Loop 111 in Travis County as the Richard Overton Memorial Highway.

SB 1091 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to vehicles eligible for veteran toll discount programs.

SB 1134 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 734 in Austin as the Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar Memorial Parkway.

SB 1219 (CS) (LC)Alvarado

Relating to human trafficking signs at certain transportation hubs.

SB 1363 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to highway maintenance or construction vehicles and certain service vehicles.

SB 670 (CS)Buckingham

Relating to Medicaid telemedicine and telehealth services.

SB 1324 (LC)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 828 (LC)Seliger/ et al.

Relating to the name of the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.

SB 749 (CS)Kolkhorst

Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal care.

SB 612 Hall/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Nichols/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Office of Risk Management.

SB 621 Nichols/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall

Relating to the transfer of the regulation of plumbing to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee.

SB 934 (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to judicial review of certain workers' compensation disputes.

SB 726 (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to investments by state banks to promote community development.

SB 237 (LC)Nelson

Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation.

SB 477 (LC)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

SB 244 Creighton/ et al.

Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

SB 2191 (CS)Whitmire

Relating to the confinement of a defendant pending trial and detention or placement of a juvenile offender.

SB 479 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the inclusion in the definition of a medical and dental unit of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the participation of those schools in certain programs and funding.

SB 345 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the use of land in the William Goodrich Jones State Forest.

SB 330 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the award of a grant under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program to certain students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program.

SB 34 (CS)Zaffirini

Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant.

SB 614 (CS)Nichols/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Finance Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Banking, and the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, to the training requirements applicable to the agencies overseen by the Finance Commission of Texas, and to the regulation of certain financial institutions and businesses.

SB 198 (CS)Schwertner/ Kolkhorst

Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.

SB 241 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to certain required reports received or prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.

SB 811 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

SB 59 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

SB 935 (CS) (LC)Hancock/ et al.

Relating to reimbursement of federal military treatment facilities under the workers' compensation system.

SB 601 Hall/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Nichols/ Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 881 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.

SB 646 (LC)Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall/ et al.

Relating to approval for purchases of property or construction projects by a state agency with self-directed semi-independent status.

SB 674 Campbell

Relating to authorizing an exemption for open-enrollment charter schools from certain municipal drainage requirements.

SB 586 (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the training of peace officers for family violence and sexual assault assignments.

SB 1804 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.

SB 961 (LC)Bettencourt/ Flores

Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.

SB 284 (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to disciplinary proceedings applicable to a licensed forensic analyst.

SB 971 (LC)Huffman

Relating to peace officer training on recognizing and recording circumstances that indicate strangulation in certain cases.

SB 2190 (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the confinement of juveniles in certain facilities.

SB 2224 (LC)Huffman

Relating to requiring a public retirement system to adopt a written funding policy.

SB 1151 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the comptroller's access to criminal history record information of wrongfully imprisoned persons.

SB 957 Bettencourt/ Huffman

Relating to voter approval of the issuance of certain obligations by municipalities to pay their unfunded liabilities to a public pension fund.

SB 423 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to invest in certain hedge funds.

SB 324 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.

SB 193 (LC)Perry

Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.

SB 710 (CS)Creighton

Relating to authorization for the creation of a county ethics commission in any county.

SB 27 (CS) (LC)Hughes

Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies.

SB 24 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to the provision of informational materials and certain other information to a pregnant woman before an abortion.

SB 17 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.

SB 1113 (LC)Lucio

Relating to a waiver authorizing the application of pesticides for mosquito control by certain municipal or county employees in an emergency.

SB 1564 (LC)West

Relating to access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder under Medicaid.

SB 23 Kolkhorst/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Huffman/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to enforcement of the rights of a living child born after an abortion; creating a civil cause of action; creating a criminal offense.

SB 14 (CS)Nichols/ et al.

Relating to broadband service or facilities provided by an electric cooperative.

SB 1497 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the registration and regulation of brokers by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 1152 (CS)Hancock

Relating to the payment of certain fees to municipalities by entities that provide telecommunications and cable or video services.

SB 624 (CS)Nichols/ Birdwell

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; changing fees.

SB 1037 Taylor

Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies.

SB 1063 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the operation of the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association.

SB 1012 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the applicability of certain electric energy storage equipment requirements to municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives.

SB 1358 (LC)Hancock

Relating to procedures for imposing certain administrative penalties or disgorgement orders by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 936 (LC)Hancock

Relating to a cybersecurity monitor for certain electric utilities.

SB 747 (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to required notice of the cost and health benefit plan coverage of newborn screening tests.

SB 439 (LC)Perry

Relating to the application of certain insurance regulations to certain small employer health reimbursement arrangements.

SB 1153 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.

SB 475 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to an advisory body on the security of the electric grid.

SB 1211 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to regulation of mergers and consolidations of power generation companies.

SB 604 Buckingham/ Birdwell

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and to the operations of certain other entities performing functions associated with the department.

SB 1221 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the designation of a portion of Ranch-to-Market Road 150 in Hays County as the William B. Travis Heritage Trail.

SB 1574 (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the duties of the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 700 (CS) (LC)Nichols/ Watson

Relating to retail public utilities that provide water or sewer service.

SB 627 (CS)Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Nichols/ Watson

Relating to the Red River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 626 (CS)Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Nichols/ Watson

Relating to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 625 (CS)Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Nichols/ Watson

Relating to the Nueces River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 407 (CS) (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the presiding officers of the boards of directors of river authorities.

SB 1476 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the requirement for certain administrators of certain educational entities to report certain educator misconduct to the State Board for Educator Certification.

SB 372 (LC)Campbell

Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.

SB 435 (LC)Nelson

Relating to recommendations by local school health advisory councils regarding opioid addiction and abuse education in public schools.

SB 522 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the development of an individualized education program for a public school student with a visual impairment.

SB 1231 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to providing certain public and private school administrators with information regarding certain child abuse and neglect investigations and allegations.

SB 406 Birdwell

Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.