Senate Floor Action for 5/17/2019



May 17, 2019

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

HB 19 (CS)Price/ Huberty/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Coleman/ Bonnen, Greg/ et al. SP: Watson/ et al.

Relating to mental health and substance use resources for certain school districts.

HB 26 (CS) (LC)Metcalf/ Larson/ Phelan/ Huberty/ Oliverson/ et al. SP: Nichols/ et al.

Relating to the notification of affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

HB 259 (LC)Thompson, Ed/ Bonnen, Greg/ Johnson, Julie/ Turner, Chris/ Paul/ et al. SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 452 (LC)Shine/ Buckley SP: Buckingham

Relating to the creation of truancy masters for Bell County.

HB 504 Dutton SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to employment protections for a person serving as a grand juror.

HB 531 (LC)Miller SP: Buckingham

Relating to the retention by hospitals and physicians of certain medical records of a sexual assault victim.

HB 639 (LC)Springer SP: Nichols

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

HB 918 (LC)White/ Davis, Yvonne/ Sherman, Sr./ et al. SP: Johnson

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

HB 1277 (CS) (LC)Perez SP: Miles

Relating to authorizing a wellness and success center fee at the University of Houston-Downtown.

HB 1343 (LC)Leach SP: Paxton/ et al.

Relating to persons who may be prosecuted for the criminal offense of improper contact with a victim.

1 Floor Amendment

HB 1543 (LC)Springer/ Frank/ Flynn/ Schaefer/ Paddie SP: Fallon

Relating to methods to enhance the enforcement of the collection of the use tax due on certain off-highway vehicles purchased outside this state; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1631 Stickland/ Collier/ Burrows/ Canales/ et al. SP: Hall/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 1789 (LC)Tinderholt SP: Fallon

Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.

HB 2566 Dominguez SP: Lucio

Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate litter and mosquito control.

HB 2730 Leach/ Price/ Moody/ Burrows/ Meyer SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to civil actions involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.

HB 2894 (LC)Collier SP: Buckingham

Relating to the prosecution of health care fraud; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3142 (LC)Guillen SP: Johnson

Relating to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reminders to public drinking water supply systems regarding reporting requirements.

HB 3356 (LC)Bucy SP: Schwertner

Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 3552 (LC)Sheffield SP: Flores

Relating to certain notice requirements regarding fluoridation of a water supply system.

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

HB 1177 (CS)Phelan/ White/ Metcalf/ Ashby/ Toth/ et al. SP: Creighton

Relating to carrying a concealed handgun following a mandatory evacuation order issued during a state of disaster.

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 767 Taylor

Recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Santa Fe High School shooting.

Committee referral on the following:

HB 2872 Burrows/ Murphy/ Springer

Relating to the collection, remittance, and administration of certain taxes on motor vehicles rented through a marketplace rental provider.