Senate Floor Action for 4/24/2019



April 24, 2019

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

SB 13 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to restrictions on lobbying; creating a criminal offense.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 25 (CS)West/ et al.

Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 339 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ et al.

Relating to a seller's disclosure notice for residential property regarding floodplains, flood pools, floodways, or reservoirs.

SB 534 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the notice of a hearing to adopt a proposed rule under the Texas Clean Air Act.

SB 991 (CS)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to a study on the issuance of digital identification.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1000 Watson/ et al.

Relating to the municipal regulation of housing for homeless individuals provided by a religious organization.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1262 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to the allocation of hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by certain municipalities.

SB 1293 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al.

Relating to the authority of certain courts to employ attorneys as mental health public defenders and to the reimbursement of an attorney who represents an indigent proposed patient in certain mental health proceedings.

SB 1312 (LC)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to certain programs to prevent vector-borne and zoonotic diseases in border counties; requiring an occupational license; authorizing a fee.

SB 1445 (CS)Perry/ et al.

Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 1453 (CS) (LC)Taylor

Relating to the use of calculator applications in place of graphing calculators in public schools.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1565 (LC)Fallon

Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim.

SB 1769 (CS) (LC)Taylor/ et al.

Relating to collection of taxes by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at certain ports of entry.

SB 2223 (CS)Creighton

Relating to the safe and efficient provision of pilot services by the board of pilot commissioners for Harris County ports.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2232 (CS)Hancock

Relating to a study of the elimination of the effects of federal renewable energy subsidies.

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

SB 243 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

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

SB 542 (CS)Watson

Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.

SB 966 Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the location of certain temporary branch early voting polling places.

SB 2127 (CS)Creighton/ et al.

Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.

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

SB 652 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation.

SB 901 (LC)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to election integrity; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1225 (LC)Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

SB 2373 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to certain deceptive trade practices by interactive computer services.

1 Floor Amendment

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 608 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Flores/ Zaffirini

Recognizing Los Barrios Restaurant on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

SR 616 Zaffirini/ Campbell/ Creighton/ Fallon/ Hinojosa

Recognizing the Texas Access to Justice Commission's Champions of Justice Gala on its 10th anniversary.


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

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2554 Taylor

Relating to the board of directors of the Clear Lake City Water Authority.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 11 Thompson, Ed/ et al.

Relating to the assumption of the powers and duties relating to driver's licenses, personal identification certificates, and other related programs, powers, and duties by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.


HB 66 Romero, Jr./ Raymond/ Fierro

Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.

Higher Education

HB 80 Ortega/ Button/ Howard/ Sheffield/ Stucky

Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

Higher Education

HB 191 Stephenson/ González, Mary/ Stucky/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"

Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 207 Craddick

Relating to certain disclosures and notices required for certain life insurance policies.

Business & Commerce

HB 259 Thompson, Ed/ Bonnen, Greg/ Johnson, Julie/ Turner, Chris/ Paul/ et al.

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

Business & Commerce

HB 293 King, Ken/ et al.

Relating to investment training requirements for school district and municipal financial officers.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 369 Cain/ Longoria/ Dutton/ Oliverson/ Frullo

Relating to jurisdiction in a suit for adoption of a child and the mandatory transfer of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship to the court in which a suit for adoption is pending.

State Affairs

HB 380 Geren/ et al.

Relating to the authority of a district court to hear and determine certain ad valorem tax appeals.

Property Tax

HB 427 Shaheen/ Krause/ Zedler/ Cortez/ Raymond

Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property; enhancing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice

HB 452 Shine/ Buckley

Relating to the creation of truancy masters for Bell County.

Criminal Justice

HB 467 Hernandez

Relating to sexual assault and domestic violence awareness continuing education for cosmetology license holders.

Business & Commerce

HB 492 Shine/ Darby/ Murphy/ Stephenson/ Raney/ et al.

Relating to a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

Property Tax

HB 529 Miller

Relating to renewal of an appointment as a volunteer deputy registrar.

State Affairs

HB 553 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to notice regarding summer weekend possession of a child under a standard possession order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs

HB 667 King, Ken/ Flynn/ Guillen

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of sexual assault; enhancing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice

HB 676 Guillen/ Tinderholt/ et al.

Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 766 Huberty/ Guillen

Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education

HB 861 Anchia/ Wray

Relating to the calculation of penalties and interest resulting from the final determination of an ad valorem tax appeal that changes a property owner's tax liability.

Property Tax

HB 871 Price/ Guillen/ Sheffield/ Ashby/ González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to use of telemedicine medical service by certain trauma facilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 883 Thierry

Relating to using the Internet to obtain identifying information about an elderly individual for a fraudulent purpose.

State Affairs

HB 902 Landgraf/ Phelan/ Holland/ Noble/ Button/ et al.

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of a pregnant woman.

Criminal Justice

HB 920 Springer

Relating to the jurisdiction of the statutory county courts of Cooke County in family law matters.

State Affairs

HB 953 King, Ken

Relating to certain contributions by an open-enrollment charter school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs

HB 979 Hernandez/ Smith

Relating to the creation of DNA records for certain defendants for inclusion in the DNA database system.

Criminal Justice

HB 982 Parker

Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies.

Business & Commerce

HB 1030 Moody/ White/ Wu/ Lucio III/ Herrero

Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.

State Affairs

HB 1051 VanDeaver/ Ashby/ Longoria/ Zerwas/ White/ et al.

Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program, eligibility of certain students for Foundation School Program benefits, and reporting requirements regarding certain students.


HB 1177 Phelan/ White/ Metcalf/ Ashby/ Toth/ et al.

Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

State Affairs

HB 1306 Frullo

Relating to the provision of flood coverage under insurance policies issued by surplus lines insurers.

Business & Commerce

HB 1331 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the application fee for a permit for a municipal solid waste facility; imposing a fee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1417 Clardy

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

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1435 Thompson, Ed

Relating to the inspection of a municipal solid waste management facility or site by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality before a permit application is issued, amended, extended, or renewed.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1452 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the date on which certain persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision are eligible to file a petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

Criminal Justice

HB 1474 Anderson, Charles "Doc"

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

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1504 Paddie

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Medical Board; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services

HB 1535 Flynn/ Paddie/ Lambert/ Nevárez/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Securities Board.

Business & Commerce

HB 1540 Thompson, Senfronia/ Flynn/ Lambert/ Paddie/ Nevárez/ et al.

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce

HB 1627 Morrison

Relating to the removal of certain counties from the Texas emissions reduction plan.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1661 Herrero/ Longoria/ Goldman

Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of continuous violence against the family.

Criminal Justice

HB 1757 Lucio III

Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy.

Business & Commerce

HB 1815 Sanford

Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an allocation of the value of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes.

Property Tax

HB 1823 Cortez

Relating to the reduction of school district property taxes as a result of the school facilities allotment.


HB 1854 Dutton

Relating to loss of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of a court in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

State Affairs

HB 1896 Phelan

Relating to the applicability of the requirements relating to the adoption of a new state agency rule by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

Business & Commerce

HB 1900 Bonnen, Greg

Relating to replacement cost coverage in policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

Business & Commerce

HB 1960 Price/ Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Cyrier/ González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the governor's broadband development council.

Business & Commerce

HB 1996 Leman

Relating to admonitions given by a court to a defendant before accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

State Affairs

HB 1997 Geren

Relating to the sampling of distilled spirits provided by the manufacturer to a retailer of distilled spirits.

Business & Commerce

HB 2000 Turner, Chris/ Zerwas/ Price/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Walle/ et al.

Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.

Higher Education

HB 2105 Shine/ Buckley/ Sheffield

Relating to the territory and board of directors of the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2127 Harris/ Bailes/ Cain

Relating to the licensure and registration of persons engaged in certain activities pertaining to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas containers and systems.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2202 Miller

Relating to the appointment and election of levee improvement district directors.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2235 Thompson, Senfronia/ Longoria

Relating to the amount credited in a state fiscal year to the judicial fund to provide basic civil legal services.


HB 2299 Guerra

Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for physicians associated with certain sports teams.

Health & Human Services

HB 2305 Morrison/ Lozano/ Stephenson/ Herrero/ Murr/ et al.

Relating to a work group on enhancing the training and credentialing of emergency management personnel.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2330 Walle/ Hernandez/ Raymond/ et al.

Relating to a study of an intake system and state case management system for state and federal disaster assistance.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2340 Dominguez/ Murphy/ Calanni/ Bucy/ et al.

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

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2474 Guillen/ Raymond/ Klick

Relating to the continuation of medical assistance for certain individuals.

Health & Human Services

HB 2529 Leach/ Lambert

Relating to the governance of public housing authorities.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 2587 Lucio III

Relating to the business of travel insurance.

Business & Commerce

HB 2633 Morrison

Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a performing arts facility leased to a nonprofit organization by a school district.

Business & Commerce

HB 2698 Goldman/ Hernandez

Relating to the administration of the practical examination required for a barbering or cosmetology license.

Business & Commerce

HB 2775 Krause

Relating to the movement of pedestrians in front of, under, between, or through rail cars at a railroad grade crossing.


HB 2794 Morrison/ Larson/ Lucio III/ Phelan/ Price/ et al.

Relating to the administration of emergency management in this state.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2846 Larson/ Metcalf/ Zerwas/ Price/ Thompson, Ed

Relating to the sale of the Allens Creek Reservoir project.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2868 Phelan

Relating to the procurement of interior design services by a governmental entity.

Business & Commerce

HB 2941 Guillen/ Reynolds/ Neave

Relating to requiring each state agency to post on the agency's Internet website information on suicide prevention.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 2963 Clardy

Relating to the conveyance of certain state forest land in Cherokee County under the control of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System.

Higher Education

HB 3092 Paul

Relating to notice of an epizootic infectious disease occurring in an animal shelter.

Health & Human Services

HB 3227 Howard/ Johnson, Jarvis/ Allen/ White/ et al.

Relating to a female inmate's access to programs offered to inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal Justice

HB 3252 Allen

Relating to the posting of certain notices in a primary election.

State Affairs

HB 3317 Zerwas

Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue and allocation of accrued interest on dedicated revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.


HB 3323 Burns

Relating to requiring a school district to post the district's employment policy on the district's Internet website.


HB 3371 Darby

Relating to the regulation of certain battery-charged fences by municipalities and counties.

Business & Commerce

HB 3405 Johnson, Jarvis/ Collier/ Reynolds/ Sherman, Sr./ Dominguez/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a sickle cell task force.

Health & Human Services

HB 3422 Stephenson

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 231; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 3580 Klick/ Cain

Relating to the revision or repeal of certain obsolete provisions related to restrictions on political advertising, political contributions, and political expenditures.

State Affairs

HB 3912 Phelan

Relating to state agency reports submitted to the legislature.

Business & Commerce

HB 3954 Burrows

Relating to motor fuel taxes applicable to gasoline and diesel fuel within the bulk transfer system.


HB 3966 Raymond

Relating to Holocaust Remembrance Week in public schools.


HB 4071 Longoria

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.