Senate Floor Action for 5/24/2019



May 25, 2019

The Senate adopted the following resolutions:

SR 816 Alvarado/ Kolkhorst

Urging Congress to enact legislation to consolidate disaster recovery housing funding into a single Disaster Housing Response and Recovery Block Grant.

SR 825 Zaffirini

In memory August "Augie" Edmun Garrido Jr.

SR 830 Hughes

Recognizing Region VII of the Texas Department of Public Safety for its service to the Capitol Complex.

The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:

SB 16 (CS)Hancock/ et al. SP: Stucky/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

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

SB 22 (CS)Campbell/ Bettencourt/ Birdwell/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Noble/ Morrison/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

SB 64 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Phelan

Relating to cybersecurity for information resources.

SB 65 (CS)Nelson/ et al. SP: Geren

Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.

SB 69 (CS) (LC)Nelson SP: Capriglione/ Zerwas/ et al.

Relating to the allocations of money for transfer to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and the investment of money in the economic stabilization fund.

SB 194 Perry/ et al. SP: Moody/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

SB 322 (CS)Huffman/ et al. SP: Murphy

Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.

SB 345 (CS)Creighton SP: Toth

Relating to the use of land in the William Goodrich Jones State Forest.

SB 372 (LC)Campbell SP: VanDeaver

Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.

SB 489 (CS) (LC)Zaffirini SP: Smithee

Relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain records, licenses, and reports and to other court security measures.

SB 502 (LC)Seliger/ et al. SP: Howard

Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to issue reports on the transferability of credit.

SB 560 (CS)Kolkhorst SP: Smithee

Relating to a plan and report on court-ordered representation for certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1214 (CS) (LC)Schwertner/ Seliger SP: Wilson

Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft.

SB 1264 (CS)Hancock/ et al. SP: Oliverson/ Martinez Fischer/ et al.

Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers.

SB 1621 (CS) (LC)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Price

Relating to certain rural medical facilities; requiring a license; authorizing fees and taxes.

SB 1876 (LC)Fallon/ Taylor SP: Krause

Relating to a request for binding arbitration to appeal appraisal review board orders involving two or more contiguous tracts of land.

SB 2212 Taylor SP: Paul/ Phelan/ et al.

Relating to the maintenance and operation of certain projects by certain drainage districts.

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

SB 6 (CS)Kolkhorst/ Alvarado/ Bettencourt/ Buckingham/ Creighton/ et al. SP: Morrison

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

SB 982 (CS)Kolkhorst/ et al. SP: Zerwas

Relating to awareness of and access to health care service programs available during a disaster or emergency.

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

HJR 34 (CS)Shine/ Darby/ Stephenson/ et al. SP: Bettencourt/ et al.

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

HB 410 (CS)White/ Bailes SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the regulation of meat and other food products.

HB 492 (CS)Shine/ Darby/ Murphy/ Stephenson/ Raney/ et al. SP: Taylor/ et al.

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

HB 496 (CS)Gervin-Hawkins/ Bernal/ Allison SP: Lucio/ et al.

Relating to traumatic injury response protocol and the use of bleeding control kits in public schools.

HB 510 (LC)Wilson/ Bucy SP: Schwertner

Relating to the power of certain counties to enact park use rules.

HB 722 (CS)Larson SP: Perry

Relating to the development of brackish groundwater.

HB 766 Huberty/ Guillen SP: Watson/ et al.

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

HB 1053 (CS)Guillen SP: Lucio

Relating to the disposition of real property interests by the Willacy County Navigation District.

HB 1139 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Leach/ Moody/ White/ Walle/ et al. SP: Miles/ et al.

Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.

HB 1313 (LC)King, Phil SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to increase the appraised value of property in the tax year following the year in which the appraised value of the property is lowered as a result of a protest or appeal.

HB 1355 (CS) (LC)Button/ Paul/ Holland/ Bowers/ Lang/ et al. SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the issuance and execution of a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 1495 (LC)Toth/ et al. SP: Creighton/ et al.

Relating to authorization for the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties and to authorizing counties to adopt a code of ethics for their commissioners courts.

HB 1550 Paddie/ Flynn/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Lambert SP: Birdwell

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

HB 1735 (CS) (LC)Howard/ Stucky/ Button/ Lozano/ et al. SP: Watson

Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1973 (LC)Button/ Price/ Shaheen/ Goodwin/ Guerra/ et al. SP: Nelson

Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 2143 (CS) (LC)Turner, John/ Wray/ Darby/ Guillen/ et al. SP: Whitmire/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2287 (CS) (LC)Moody/ Blanco/ Ortega/ Fierro SP: Rodríguez

Relating to the operations of certain municipal housing authorities.

HB 2327 (CS)Bonnen, Greg/ Guillen SP: Buckingham/ et al.

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.

HB 2726 Kuempel SP: Creighton

Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the issuance of a draft permit for a permit amendment to an air quality permit.

HB 2747 (CS) (LC)Ortega/ Landgraf/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Harless/ Ramos/ et al. SP: Rodríguez/ et al.

Relating to certain notice requirements applicable to massage therapy.

HB 2764 Frank/ Minjarez/ Klick/ Swanson SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to minimum standards and caregiver training for substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2831 Canales SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the service of notice of a special commissioners' hearing in an eminent domain proceeding.

HB 2909 (LC)Klick/ Lang SP: Hughes/ et al.

Relating to election practices and procedures; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2911 (LC)Klick/ Lang SP: Hughes

Relating to voter registration.

HB 3193 (CS)Hinojosa/ Raymond/ Muñoz, Jr./ Guillen SP: Johnson/ et al.

Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.

HB 3284 (CS) (LC)Sheffield/ Price/ Burns/ Howard/ Stucky SP: Nelson/ et al.

Relating to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee; providing for administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 3388 (CS)Sheffield/ Bonnen, Greg/ Price/ Hefner/ Raymond/ et al. SP: Kolkhorst/ et al.

Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 3636 (CS) (LC)Morrison SP: Kolkhorst

Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the Star of the Republic Museum to the Texas Historical Commission and the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to DeWitt County.

HB 3745 (CS) (LC)Bell, Cecil/ Rose/ Capriglione/ Zerwas/ Thompson, Ed/ et al. SP: Birdwell/ et al.

Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.

HB 3800 (CS) (LC)Thompson, Senfronia/ Lopez/ Collier SP: Huffman

Relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.

HB 3808 (CS) (LC)Walle SP: Powell/ et al.

Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3842 (LC)King, Tracy O. SP: Hinojosa

Relating to the requirement that a motor vehicle dealer obtain a general distinguishing number for a consignment location.

HB 3854 Walle/ Lozano/ Morrison/ Morales

Relating to the storage, transportation, processing, and disposal of scrap tires.

HB 3906 (CS)Huberty/ Guillen SP: Taylor/ et al.

Relating to the assessment of public school student development, comprehension, and performance, including the administration of assessment instruments for that purpose.

HB 4542 (LC)Guillen SP: Hinojosa

Relating to reports by persons involved in the manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages for purposes of sales and use taxes.