Senate Floor Action for 3/20/2019



March 20, 2019

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

SB 6 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ et al.

Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

2 Floor Amendments

SB 7 (CS)Creighton/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Flores/ et al.

Relating to flood control planning and the funding of flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.

3 Floor Amendments

SB 8 (CS)Perry/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to state and regional flood planning.

SB 18 (CS)Huffman/ Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

SB 65 (CS)Nelson/ et al.

Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.

SB 355 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to developing a strategic plan to ensure that the provision of prevention and early intervention services complies with federal law.

SB 363 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to access to certain controlled substance prescription information.

SB 420 (LC)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to dispenser requirements for refilling prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

SB 563 Perry/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of information about the use of federal money for flood research, planning, and mitigation projects.

SB 607 (CS)Watson/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the operations and functions of the Veterans' Land Board and the sunset review date for and programs administered by the board.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 348 Creighton

Recognizing March 20, 2019, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day.

SR 444 Alvarado/ Campbell/ Huffman/ Lucio/ Zaffirini

Recognizing March 20, 2019, as Red Cross Day.

SR 454 Miles

Recognizing March 20, 2019, as HIV Advocacy Day.


The Senate left one nominee pending, but confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.

Committee re-referral on the following:

SB 1114 Lucio

Relating to the sale or donation of certain school district property for the development of affordable housing for school district personnel.

Re-referred from Education to Intergovernmental Relations