Senate Floor Action for 5/23/2019



May 23, 2019

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 814 Lucio/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Flores/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Congratulating Elaine Mendoza on her election as chair of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 25 (CS)West/ et al. SP: Turner, Chris/ Stucky/ et al.

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

SB 38 (CS)Zaffirini/ Campbell/ et al. SP: Lozano/ Frullo

Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 68 (LC)Nelson/ et al. SP: Schaefer

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 289 (CS)Lucio SP: Morrison/ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to disaster housing recovery.

SB 346 (CS)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Leach/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to the consolidation, allocation, classification, and repeal of certain criminal court costs and other court-related costs, fines, and fees; imposing certain court costs and fees and increasing and decreasing the amounts of certain other court costs and fees.

SB 479 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al. SP: Longoria

Relating to the inclusion in the definition of a medical and dental unit of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the participation of those schools in certain programs and funding.

SB 572 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Rodriguez/ VanDeaver/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

SB 632 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Price/ Coleman/ et al.

Relating to the composition of the governing bodies and the consultation policies of local mental health authorities with respect to sheriffs, their representatives, and local law enforcement agencies.

SB 667 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to guardianships, management trusts, and certain other procedures and proceedings for persons who are incapacitated.

SB 708 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Raney/ Hinojosa/ et al.

Relating to collection and use of child safety data for licensed day-care centers.

SB 709 (LC)West/ Seliger SP: Frullo/ Stucky/ et al.

Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 719 Fallon/ et al. SP: Frank

Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the offense of murder and providing for the prosecution of that conduct as capital murder.

SB 747 (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Lucio III

Relating to required notice of the cost and health benefit plan coverage of newborn screening tests.

SB 748 Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Davis, Sarah/ Thompson, Senfronia

Relating to newborn screening and the newborn screening preservation account.

SB 749 (CS)Kolkhorst SP: Price/ et al.

Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal care.

SB 750 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Button/ Frank/ et al.

Relating to maternal and newborn health care and the quality of services provided to women in this state under certain health care programs.

SB 810 (CS) (LC)Perry/ Flores/ et al. SP: Cyrier/ Larson/ et al.

Relating to the identification of breeder deer.

SB 943 (CS) (LC)Watson/ Buckingham/ Hinojosa/ Rodríguez/ et al. SP: Capriglione/ Phelan/ et al.

Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

SB 952 (CS) (LC)Watson/ et al. SP: Lucio III/ Miller

Relating to standards for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for certain child-care facilities and homes.

SB 1091 (CS) (LC)Nichols SP: Ashby

Relating to vehicles eligible for veteran toll discount programs.

SB 1164 (LC)Rodríguez SP: Moody

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

SB 1210 (CS) (LC)Hancock SP: Harless

Relating to the removal, destruction, and disposal of certain alcoholic beverages that become unfit for consumption after a natural disaster.

SB 1238 (CS)Johnson SP: Rose/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to the admission, examination, and discharge of a person for voluntary mental health services.

SB 1283 (CS) (LC)Miles/ et al. SP: Wu/ Klick/ et al.

Relating to the availability under Medicaid of certain drugs used to treat human immunodeficiency virus or prevent acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

SB 1319 (LC)Birdwell/ Watson SP: Murphy

Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a county that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 1414 (CS)Hancock SP: Phelan

Relating to fees regarding a residential tenant's failure to timely pay rent.

SB 1494 Paxton/ et al. SP: Wu/ Miller/ et al.

Relating to the confidentiality of personal information of certain employees and contractors of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1640 (CS) (LC)Watson/ Bettencourt/ et al. SP: Phelan/ Murr/ et al.

Relating to the open meetings law.

SB 1823 (LC)Campbell SP: Murphy

Relating to the regulation of state banks, state trust companies, and third-party service providers of state banks and state trust companies.

SB 1827 (CS) (LC)Menéndez SP: Lambert

Relating to the possession and emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by law enforcement agencies and peace officers.

SB 1852 (LC)Paxton SP: Smithee

Relating to disclosures required in connection with the issuance of certain health benefit plans.

SB 1887 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ et al. SP: Murr

Relating to jurisdiction over certain child protection and juvenile matters involving juvenile offenders.

SB 1928 (LC)Fallon SP: Krause

Relating to a certificate of merit in certain actions against certain licensed or registered professionals.

SB 1978 Hughes/ et al. SP: Krause/ Sanford/ et al.

Relating to the protection of membership in, affiliation with, and support provided to religious organizations.

SB 2119 (CS)Alvarado SP: Goldman/ Herrero

Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees.

SB 2223 (CS)Creighton SP: Canales/ Cain

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

SB 2293 Fallon SP: Dutton

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 2315 (LC)Hinojosa SP: Herrero/ Coleman

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

SB 2535 (CS) (LC)Fallon SP: Sanford

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

The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

SB 11 (CS)Taylor/ et al. SP: Bonnen, Greg/ Huberty/ et al.

Relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools.

SB 20 (CS) (LC)Huffman/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Campbell/ Flores/ et al. SP: Thompson, Senfronia/ Krause/ et al.

Relating to the reporting regarding, investigation of, prosecution of, criminal and civil penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, to services and compensation available to victims of those offenses, and to orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses.

SB 30 (CS) (LC)Birdwell/ et al. SP: Phelan/ Metcalf/ et al.

Relating to ballot language requirements for a proposition seeking voter approval for the issuance of bonds.

SB 132 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Longoria/ Guerra

Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

SB 355 (CS) (LC)West/ et al. SP: Klick

Relating to developing a strategic plan regarding implementation of prevention and early intervention services and community-based care.

SB 421 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Craddick/ Burns/ et al.

Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 449 (LC)Creighton SP: Wray

Relating to testimony by an appraisal district employee as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals.

SB 562 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini/ et al. SP: Price/ Collier/ et al.

Relating to criminal or juvenile procedures regarding persons who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.

SB 568 (CS)Huffman SP: Bonnen, Greg/ Collier

Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and family homes; providing administrative penalties.

SB 583 Hinojosa SP: Rose

Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

SB 616 (CS)Birdwell/ et al. SP: Paddie

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.

SB 619 (CS)Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Hall/ Nichols/ Watson SP: Paddie

Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

SB 799 (LC)Alvarado/ et al. SP: Murphy

Relating to the creation of a business advisory council to provide advice on economic recovery following a disaster.

SB 815 (LC)Rodríguez SP: Moody/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to the creation and preservation of certain records of criminal proceedings.

SB 911 (CS) (LC)Hinojosa SP: Nevárez

Relating to the supervision of water districts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 916 (CS) (LC)Johnson SP: Zerwas

Relating to supportive palliative care.

SB 1105 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Frank/ Klick

Relating to the administration and operation of Medicaid, including Medicaid managed care.

SB 1151 (LC)Huffman SP: Longoria

Relating to the comptroller's access to criminal history record information of wrongfully imprisoned persons.

SB 1207 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: Krause/ Parker/ et al.

Relating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program and the medically dependent children (MDCP) waiver program.

SB 1412 (CS)Perry/ et al. SP: Burrows

Relating to accountability intervention provisions applicable to school district campuses, including the creation of accelerated campus excellence turnaround plans and the conditions under which a closed campus may be repurposed to serve students at that campus location.

SB 1572 Alvarado/ et al. SP: Button

Relating to municipal registration of vacant buildings in certain municipalities.

SB 1991 (CS)Buckingham/ et al. SP: Klick

Relating to claims and overpayment recoupment processes imposed on health care providers under Medicaid.

SB 2138 (CS)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Davis, Sarah

Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to retain certain money received by the commission to administer certain Medicaid programs.

SB 2150 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst SP: Thierry/ Walle/ et al.

Relating to the reporting of certain information on maternal mortality to the Department of State Health Services and the confidentiality of that information.

SB 2182 (LC)Nelson SP: Parker

Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

SB 2342 (CS) (LC)Creighton SP: Leach

Relating to the jurisdiction of, and practices and procedures in civil cases before, justice courts, county courts, statutory county courts, and district courts.

SB 2432 Taylor SP: Sanford

Relating to the removal of a public school student from the classroom following certain conduct.

SB 2551 (CS)Hinojosa/ et al. SP: Burrows/ Moody/ et al.

Relating to liability, payment, and death benefits for certain workers' compensation claims.

The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:

HB 234 (CS) (LC)Krause/ Middleton/ Guillen/ Phelan/ Price/ et al. SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other beverages by children.

HB 684 (CS)Clardy/ Middleton/ Klick/ et al. SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to the care of students with seizure disorders and the training requirements for certain school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid.

HB 812 (CS) (LC)White SP: Whitmire

Relating to the amount of the health care services fee paid by certain inmates.

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

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

HB 1504 (CS)Paddie SP: Nichols

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

HB 1523 (CS)Nevárez SP: Buckingham

Relating to the continuation of the regulation of land surveyors and the transfer of the regulation to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; changing fees.

HB 1711 (CS)Paddie/ Canales/ Nevárez/ Landgraf SP: Paxton/ et al.

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

HB 1734 (LC)Holland/ Leach/ Gervin-Hawkins/ Martinez/ Longoria/ et al. SP: Lucio

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

HB 2402 (CS) (LC)Geren/ Goldman/ Krause SP: Fallon

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

HB 2847 (CS) (LC)Goldman/ et al. SP: Hancock/ et al.

Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license.

HB 3148 (CS)Parker/ Springer/ Zerwas/ Lucio III/ et al. SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Relating to the administration and oversight of investigational adult stem cell treatments administered to certain patients.

HB 3557 (CS)Paddie SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to civil and criminal liability for engaging in certain conduct involving a critical infrastructure facility; creating criminal offenses.

HB 3582 (CS) (LC)Murr/ Moody/ White/ Wray/ Wu SP: Menéndez/ et al.

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses, the conditions of bond for defendants charged with certain intoxication offenses, and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.

HB 4749 (CS) (LC)Schaefer SP: Hughes

Relating to the creation of the Rose City Municipal Utility District; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.