Senate Floor Action for 4/2/2019



April 2, 2019

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

SB 193 (LC)Perry/ et al.

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

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 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 2191 (CS)Whitmire

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

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

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.

The Senate suspended the regular order, read second time and passed to engrossment:

SB 17 (CS)Perry/ et al.

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

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 535 Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Campbell/ Creighton/ et al.

Declaring the crisis at the Texas -Mexico International Border an emergency and requesting congress to adopt a budget that fully funds all means necessary to fully secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

1 Floor Amendment


Committee referral on the following:

SB 2504 Creighton

Relating to the creation of the Magnolia Woods Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2505 Creighton

Relating to the powers, duties, and governance of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.

Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2507 Taylor

Relating to the territory, powers, and administration of the Gulf Coast Water Authority.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 61 White

Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on escort flag vehicles.


HB 428 Shaheen/ Leach/ Meyer/ Gervin-Hawkins/ Neave

Relating to the solicitation of pen pals by certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 547 Canales/ Cyrier/ Bucy/ Springer/ Geren/ et al.

Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 638 Capriglione/ Bonnen, Greg/ VanDeaver

Relating to the issuance of posthumous high school diplomas to certain students.


HB 1101 Darby

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