Senate Floor Action for 4/25/2019



April 25, 2019

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

SB 76 Hall/ et al.

Relating to the security of the electric grid.

SB 288 Miles

Relating to the authority of a county assistance district to impose a sales and use tax.

SB 340 (CS) (LC)Huffman

Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of opioid antagonists.

SB 405 (LC)Birdwell

Relating to the criminal offense of making a false report to a peace officer, federal special investigator, law enforcement employee, corrections officer, or jailer.

SB 668 (LC)Hughes

Relating to data collection, reporting, and notice requirements for certain educational entities.

SB 693 (LC)West

Relating to the reporting of certain information involving family violence offenses.

SB 1055 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to the administration by the Texas Workforce Commission of a workforce diploma pilot program.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1121 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to public health laboratory capabilities in certain counties.

SB 1164 (LC)Rodríguez

Relating to the disposition of an item bearing a counterfeit trademark seized in connection with a criminal offense.

SB 1235 (CS)Buckingham

Relating to the enrollment of health care providers in Medicaid.

SB 1268 (LC)Watson

Relating to a statement presented in a criminal case by a victim, close relative of a deceased victim, or guardian of a victim.

SB 1279 (CS) (LC)West/ et al.

Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.

SB 1313 (CS)Lucio/ et al.

Relating to demonstration programs for childhood obesity and chronic disease prevention in certain border counties.

SB 1350 (CS) (LC)Watson

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by a certain hospital district.

SB 1370 (CS) (LC)Nichols

Relating to invoices and payments under certain state contracts for outside legal services.

SB 1672 (CS)Perry

Relating to the detection and mitigation of plant pests and diseases.

SB 1673 Perry

Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist certain counties with employing or contracting for a qualified emergency management coordinator.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1691 (CS)Fallon/ et al.

Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.

SB 1780 (CS)Paxton

Relating to value-based arrangements in the Medicaid vendor drug program.

SB 1834 (CS)Alvarado/ et al.

Relating to a study and pilot program regarding the use of incentives to purchase certain fruits or vegetables under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 1835 (CS) (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the creation of the Channelview Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

SB 1840 (CS)Hinojosa

Relating to the assistance and technology fund and use of money in the fund.

SB 2114 (CS)West

Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.

HB 1254 (LC)Murphy SP: Hancock

Relating to the eligibility of land secured by a home equity loan to be designated for agricultural use for ad valorem tax purposes.

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

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.

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

SB 2381 Hughes

Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 628 Bettencourt

Recognizing Be An Angel for its work on behalf of disabled children.

SR 637 Hancock/ Hall/ Paxton

In memory of Missy Shorey.

SR 638 Menéndez/ Campbell/ Flores/ Zaffirini

Recognizing April 25, 2019, as Trinity University Day.

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2555 Lucio

Relating to the presence of a spiritual leader during the execution of a person.

Criminal Justice

HB 7 Morrison/ Bonnen, Greg/ Deshotel/ Murphy/ Swanson/ et al.

Relating to disaster preparation for state agencies and political subdivisions.

Business & Commerce

HB 8 Neave/ Howard/ Minjarez/ Button/ Lang/ et al.

Relating to the criminal statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

Criminal Justice

HB 10 Thompson, Senfronia/ Bonnen, Greg/ Coleman/ Phelan/ Moody/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental and Behavioral Health Research Institute.

Health & Human Services

HB 14 Stucky/ Thompson, Senfronia/ King, Phil/ Meyer/ Minjarez/ et al.

Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain full-time peace officers in this state.

Higher Education

HB 16 Leach/ Bonnen, Greg/ Klick/ Oliverson/ Morrison/ et al.

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

Health & Human Services

HB 145 González, Mary

Relating to fees for services by the offices of the sheriff and constables.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 156 Moody/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to the supervision by a personal bond office of individuals granted an occupational driver's license; providing for an administrative fee.

Criminal Justice

HB 373 Allen/ Bowers/ et al.

Relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting contact with certain persons.

Criminal Justice

HB 685 Clardy/ White/ Ashby/ Lambert/ et al.

Relating to immunity from liability of a court clerk and county for the disclosure or release of certain court documents and information contained in the court documents.

State Affairs

HB 906 Thompson, Senfronia/ Phelan/ Moody/ Bonnen, Greg/ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services.


HB 1251 Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to fraternal benefit societies in a hazardous financial condition.


HB 1402 Walle/ Meyer

Relating to the purposes of and income eligibility limits for participation in programs offered by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1632 Bell, Keith/ VanDeaver/ González, Mary/ Meyer/ Bernal/ et al.

Relating to students eligible to receive compensatory, intensive, and accelerated instructional services.


HB 1665 Patterson

Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.


HB 1711 Paddie/ Canales/ Nevárez/ Landgraf

Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.


HB 1734 Holland/ Leach/ Gervin-Hawkins/ Martinez/ Longoria/ et al.

Relating to litigation involving certain defects in school district facilities and enforcement of certain duties following that litigation; authorizing a civil penalty.


HB 1937 Goldman/ Murphy/ Rodriguez/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to a franchise or insurance tax credit for certain low-income housing developments.


HB 2032 Turner, John/ Allison/ Coleman/ Price/ Sheffield

Relating to the health literacy advisory committee and health literacy in the state health plan.

Health & Human Services

HB 2327 Bonnen, Greg/ Guillen

Relating to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers and to the regulation of utilization review, independent review, and peer review for health benefit plan and workers' compensation coverage.

Business & Commerce

HB 2585 Leach/ Martinez

Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

Business & Commerce

HB 2697 Meyer/ et al.

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Business & Commerce

HB 2729 Minjarez

Relating to the administration, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority; authorizing a fee.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 2779 Wray

Relating to the exemption for certain savings plans from attachment, execution, or other seizure for a creditor's claim.

Business & Commerce

HB 2806 Morrison/ Cyrier/ Moody/ Allen/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of certain taxes collected from certain music venues and promoters of certain music festivals.

Business & Commerce

HB 3171 Krause

Relating to the classification and operation of mopeds and certain motorcycles.


HB 3459 Coleman/ Rosenthal/ Huberty

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Harris County Hospital District.


HB 3913 Huberty

Relating to an exception from required disclosure under the public information law for certain personal information obtained by certain flood control districts.

Business & Commerce