Senate Floor Action for 5/3/2019



May 3, 2019

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

SB 232 (CS) (LC)Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to parental notification by a school district regarding high school graduation requirements.

SB 691 (CS)Johnson/ et al.

Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain misdemeanor drug possession offenses.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 784 (CS)Hughes/ et al.

Relating to local school health advisory councils and health education provided by school districts, including requirements regarding human sexuality instruction.

SB 1016 (CS)Powell/ et al.

Relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school professional development training requirements.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 1284 (CS)Miles

Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state.

SB 1374 (CS) (LC)Paxton

Relating to the sequencing of certain required mathematics courses in public schools.

SB 1882 (CS)Buckingham

Relating to notice regarding voting by physicians at certain entities to authorize the differentiation of physicians based on maintenance of certification.

1 Floor Amendment

SB 2285 (CS) (LC)Fallon

Relating to challenges by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to accountability determinations.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1326 (CS)Flynn/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Paddie/ Lambert/ Nevárez SP: Hall

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Military Department.

HB 1442 (CS)Paddie/ Flynn/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Lambert SP: Hall

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, the licensing and registration of persons regulated by that state agency, and certain consumer financial transactions regulated by that state agency.

HB 1520 (CS)Thompson, Senfronia/ Flynn/ Lambert/ Paddie/ Nevárez/ et al. SP: Watson

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

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

SB 117 Creighton

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 2243 (CS)Paxton/ Campbell/ Hughes/ Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to required counseling before an abortion is performed.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SCR 10 Johnson

Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law that automatically suspends the driver's license of an individual who is convicted of any drug-related offense.

SCR 60 Rodríguez

Recognizing the McDonald Observatory on the occasion of its 80th anniversary.

The following bills were passed on the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SCR 58 (LC)Perry

Designating Levelland as the official City of Mosaics of Texas.

SB 239 (CS) (LC)Nelson

Relating to meetings for certain special purpose districts.

SB 504 (LC)Seliger

Relating to the inclusion of certain information in postsecondary education and career counseling academies developed for certain school counselors and other postsecondary advisors employed by a school district.

SB 696 (LC)Huffman/ Paxton

Relating to peace officer instruction on the trafficking of persons and compelling prostitution.

SB 712 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to prohibiting the use of certain aversive techniques on students enrolled in public schools.

SB 939 (CS) (LC)Creighton

Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms.

SB 941 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.

SB 1024 (CS) (LC)Perry/ et al.

Relating to access to services in an area annexed by certain tier 1 municipalities under a service plan.

SB 1147 (CS) (LC)Buckingham/ et al.

Relating to conditions of community supervision applicable to certain intoxication offenses.

SB 1177 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to offering certain evidence-based services in lieu of other mental health or substance use disorder services by a Medicaid managed care organization.

SB 1236 (CS) (LC)Hall

Relating to authority of the Hunt Memorial Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians.

SB 1239 (CS) (LC)Johnson

Relating to continuing education requirements for surgical technologists.

SB 1280 (LC)West

Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on an appreciating residence homestead.

SB 1400 (CS) (LC)Campbell/ et al.

Relating to the location of the Alamo Cenotaph.

SB 1519 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to establishing a council on long-term care facilities and the duties of that council.

SB 1540 (LC)Menéndez

Relating to the designation of support services liaison officers at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1552 (CS) (LC)Lucio

Relating to state supported living centers.

SB 1579 (CS) (LC)Alvarado

Relating to the creation of certain emergency services districts.

SB 1649 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to assistance with the establishment, operation, and oversight of public defenders' offices and a review of certain criminal defense attorney's fees by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

SB 1700 (CS) (LC)Whitmire

Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.

SB 1734 (LC)Paxton

Relating to the dissolution of a non-profit direct-support organization.

SB 1739 (CS) (LC)Menéndez

Relating to payment for care provided by a chiropractor under certain health benefit plans; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1754 (LC)Huffman

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of taking or attempting to take a weapon from certain officers, investigators, employees, or officials.

SB 1859 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to business entities.

SB 1969 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to ratification of defective corporate acts of nonprofit corporations; authorizing a fee.

SB 1970 (LC)Hancock

Relating to the filing of an assumed name certificate by certain business entities.

SB 1971 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to domestic corporations and other domestic entities.

SB 1972 (CS) (LC)Hancock

Relating to derivative proceedings on behalf of for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships.

SB 2021 (CS) (LC)Miles

Relating to providing access to local health departments and certain health service regional offices under the Medicaid managed care program.

SB 2131 (CS) (LC)Powell/ et al.

Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account.

SB 2231 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al.

Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

SB 2240 (CS) (LC)West

Relating to an exception to the titling requirement for certain vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

SB 2354 (LC)Zaffirini

Relating to judicial review of acts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 2456 (LC)Powell

Relating to the powers and duties of the Karis Municipal Management District of Tarrant County; changing the territory of the district; providing a civil penalty; providing authority to issue bonds.

SB 2480 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst

Relating to the establishment of the Medicaid Waiver Legislative Oversight Committee.

SB 2504 (LC)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.

SB 2530 (CS) (LC)Fallon

Relating to the creation of the Van Alstyne Municipal Utility District No. 2 of Collin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2535 (CS) (LC)Fallon

Relating to the powers and duties of the Lakehaven Municipal Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 114 (LC)White/ Minjarez/ Dominguez SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to providing public high school students information regarding the availability of college credit awarded for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service.

HB 278 (LC)Oliverson/ Price/ Coleman/ Springer/ Schaefer/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to the frequency and location of certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

HB 476 (LC)Howard SP: Menéndez

Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.

HB 547 (LC)Canales/ Cyrier/ Bucy/ Springer/ Geren/ et al. SP: Perry

Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.

HB 1518 (LC)Coleman SP: Seliger

Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

HB 1525 (CS) (LC)Burrows SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.

HB 1953 (LC)Thompson, Ed SP: Hancock

Relating to the conversion of plastics and other recoverable materials through pyrolysis or gasification.

HB 2153 (LC)Burrows SP: Nelson

Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate.

HB 2223 (LC)Frullo SP: Perry

Relating to the exemption of certain commercial weighing or measuring devices from registration and inspection requirements.

HB 2641 (LC)Darby/ Zerwas SP: Seliger

Relating to the release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission and conditions related to that release.

HB 2675 (LC)Geren SP: Birdwell

Relating to the repeal of the provisions providing for the suspension of the collection of certain fees when the balance in the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund exceeds a specified amount.

HB 2714 (LC)Bailes/ Harris SP: Birdwell

Relating to the registration of liquefied petroleum gas container manufacturers and the regulation of liquefied petroleum gas licensees; authorizing fees.

HB 3226 (LC)Geren/ Darby SP: Birdwell

Relating to the terms of dissolution of an oil or gas pooled unit.

The following bills were removed from the Local and Uncontested Bills Calendar:

SB 756 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa

Relating to the administration of the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

SB 2520 (LC)Bettencourt

Relating to the powers and duties of the Cy-Champ Public Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

Committee referral on the following:

HJR 95 Capriglione

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.

Property Tax

HB 72 White/ Howard/ Wu/ Meza/ et al.

Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children formerly in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

Health & Human Services

HB 97 Rodriguez/ Murphy/ Guillen/ Zwiener

Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

Property Tax

HB 300 Murr/ Lang

Relating to inquest summary reports and the preservation of evidence collected in the course of an inquest.

Criminal Justice

HB 351 Blanco/ Capriglione/ Dean/ Minjarez

Relating to emergency management for cyber attacks against this state.

Business & Commerce

HB 354 Herrero/ Wu/ et al.

Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

State Affairs

HB 406 Price/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Sheffield/ Minjarez/ Paddie/ et al.

Relating to organ donor registration information when applying for a hunting or fishing license on the Internet.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 449 Turner, Chris/ Neave/ Davis, Sarah/ et al.

Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

Higher Education

HB 642 Raney

Relating to authorizing an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties to be used for transportation projects.


HB 669 King, Ken/ Guillen/ Springer/ Ashby/ King, Tracy O./ et al.

Relating to the use of the universal service fund for the provision of broadband service in underserved rural areas.

Business & Commerce

HB 808 Dutton

Relating to the consideration of certain student differentials based on sex under the public school accountability system.


HB 882 Bell, Cecil

Relating to the duration of a bingo occasion.

State Affairs

HB 918 White/ Davis, Yvonne/ Sherman, Sr./ et al.

Relating to providing discharged or released inmates with certain documents, including documents to assist the inmate in obtaining employment.

Criminal Justice

HB 963 Bell, Cecil/ Bernal/ Howard/ Johnson, Jarvis

Relating to a review by the State Board of Education of the essential knowledge and skills of the career and technology and technology applications curriculums.


HB 1059 Lucio III

Relating to a biennial report on stormwater infrastructure in this state.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 1063 Price/ Sheffield/ Rose/ Ashby/ González, Mary/ et al.

Relating to telemedicine medical, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

Health & Human Services

HB 1362 Wu/ Frank/ Hinojosa/ Miller/ Walle/ et al.

Relating to the caseloads of child protective services caseworkers.

Health & Human Services

HB 1532 Meyer

Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee.

Health & Human Services

HB 1542 Martinez

Relating to changes made by certain design-build contractors to the design-build team for transportation projects.


HB 1545 Paddie SP: Birdwell

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, including the consolidation, repeal, and creation of certain licenses and permits; changing fees.

Business & Commerce

HB 1649 Kuempel

Relating to the amount of and vehicles eligible for the light-duty motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1848 Klick/ Sheffield/ Guerra

Relating to prevention of communicable diseases in certain long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 1865 Landgraf/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Meyer/ Ortega/ Harless/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees.

Business & Commerce

HB 1883 Bonnen, Greg/ Guillen/ et al.

Relating to deferred payment of ad valorem taxes for certain persons serving in the United States armed forces.

Property Tax

HB 1906 Burns/ Shaheen

Relating to procedures for the alternative assessment of certain public school students that receive special education services and alternative accountability plans for certain campuses serving students that receive special education services.


HB 2050 Paddie/ Price

Relating to consent requirements for the prescription of certain psychoactive medications to residents of nursing facilities and related institutions.

Health & Human Services

HB 2188 Frullo/ Larson

Relating to the operation of electric and nonelectric bicycles.


HB 2245 Wray/ Raymond

Relating to trusts.

State Affairs

HB 2246 Wray

Relating to the fiduciary status of a directed trust advisor.

Business & Commerce

HB 2384 Leach/ Hunter/ Flynn/ Clardy

Relating to judicial compensation and assignment, the contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and administration of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and Plan Two, and the compensation and retirement benefits of certain prosecutors and other members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

State Affairs

HB 2402 Geren/ Goldman/ Krause

Relating to the eligibility of certain events to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2454 Price/ Sheffield/ Minjarez/ Thompson, Senfronia/ VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to continuing education requirements for certain health professionals regarding pain management and the prescribing of opioids.

Health & Human Services

HB 2747 Ortega/ Landgraf/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Harless/ Ramos/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy.

Business & Commerce

HB 2763 Flynn/ Murphy/ Paul/ Gervin-Hawkins/ Middleton

Relating to the police pension fund in certain municipalities.

State Affairs

HB 2780 Wray

Relating to obsolete references to the Texas Probate Code.

State Affairs

HB 2791 Goldman

Relating to the transport of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

Business & Commerce

HB 2811 Price/ Frank/ Minjarez/ Thompson, Senfronia/ VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to the prescribing of controlled substances and dangerous drugs for acute pain.

Health & Human Services

HB 2817 Lucio III/ Raney/ Oliverson/ Raymond/ Guillen

Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

Business & Commerce

HB 2945 Perez/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Longoria/ Price/ Goldman/ et al.

Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers and to creating a payment fraud fusion center; imposing civil penalties; creating criminal offenses.

Business & Commerce

HB 3012 Talarico/ Bernal/ Ramos/ Meyer/ Morales

Relating to the disposition of certain students to alternative education settings and the provision of educational services to students in those settings or subject to in-school or out-of-school suspension.


HB 3231 Clardy/ Krause/ Hefner/ Ashby/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.

State Affairs

HB 3300 Murr/ Wray/ Meyer/ Smith/ Oliverson/ et al.

Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact.

State Affairs

HB 3542 Phelan

Relating to the provision of water and sewer services by certain retail public utilities.

Water & Rural Affairs

HB 3582 Murr/ Moody/ White/ Wray/ Wu

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses; enhancing a criminal penalty.

Criminal Justice

HB 3745 Bell, Cecil/ Rose/ Capriglione/ Zerwas/ Thompson, Ed/ et al.

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 3809 Goldman/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to the accrual of and limitations periods for personal injury claims that arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.

State Affairs

HB 3911 Vo

Relating to the examination by the commissioner of insurance of certain insurers' network quality and adequacy.

Business & Commerce

HB 3980 Hunter

Relating to a requirement that the Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council prepare a report regarding suicide rates in this state and state efforts to prevent suicides.

Health & Human Services

HB 4296 Schaefer/ Guillen/ Phelan/ Morrison/ King, Phil/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of plumbing, including the requirements to obtain a tradesman plumber-limited license.

Business & Commerce

HB 4671 Goodwin/ Bucy

Relating to the powers and duties of the Ranch at Cypress Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1.

Intergovernmental Relations

HCR 120 Dean

Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to George Benton Turner.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security