Numbers & Things

  • Legislative Day:
    • Mon, 4/5 – Day 84
    • Tues, 4/6 – Day 85
    • Wed, 4/7 – Day 86
    • Thurs, 4/8 – Day 87
    • Fri, 4/9 – Day 88
  • Number of Bills Filed: 6,795 Total Bills Filed
    • House of Representatives: 613 Bills Filed
    • Senate:2,182 Bills Filed
  • Number of Bills Referred: 6,759 Total Bills Referred
    • House of Representatives: 4,599 Bills Referred (99.7% of all bills filed)
    • Senate:2,160 Bills Referred (99% of all bills filed)

Bottom Line Up Front
(BLUF)

  • Several priorities still on Senate Intent Calendar (potential to be completely voted out of that chamber this week)
  • Potential for Budget to be brought up in Senate this week
  • House hearing a few more Abbott/Speaker priorities; still no real movement on other RPT priorities. We will likely see this week how quickly the House Calendars committee moves on Constitutional Carry

House of Representatives
(Convenes Again on Tues 4/6 at 2 pm, Wed – Fri)

  • Monday, 4/5
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Tuesday, 4/6
    • 8 AM: Human Services Committee [POSTING]
      • HB 3691 (Frank) – Statewide implementation of community-based foster care by DFPS
    • 8 AM: Public Education Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 1504 (Morales, C.) – Ethnic studies instruction in public schools
      • HB 1776 (Bell, K.) – Elective Course on founding principles of U.S. in the curriculum for public high school students and posting of founding documents in public school buildings
    • 10 AM: Ways & Means Committee[POSTING]
      • Various Local Gov. Defund Police Punishment Bills (Gov. Abbott Priority)
      • HB 3614 (Cain) – Annual report on state lending and credit support programs
    • 10:30 AM: Insurance Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 40 (Talarico) – Cap on the monthly price of insulin and insulin supplies (101 additional authors to include Dems & Reps)
    • 1 PM: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee [POSTING]
      • HB 20 (Murr) – Bail Reform(Gov. Abbott Priority) (Speaker Priority)
      • Various Marijuana-Related Bills
    • 1 PM: Local & Consent Calendars Committee[POSTING]
      • Meeting for the 1st time to consider an L&C Calendar
    • 2 PM: OVERALL HOUSE CONVENES [CALENDAR]
  • Wednesday, 4/7
    • 8 AM: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee [POSTING]
      • HB 571 (Gates) – Establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce health care costs in state employees group benefits program
      • Various Teacher Retirement System-related benefits bills
    • 8 AM: Public Health Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 1280 (Capriglione) – Prohibition of abortion
      • HB 1515 (Slawson) – Heartbeat Bill
      • HB 1535 (Klick) – Medical marijuana bill
      • HB 2313 (Leach) – Resource access assistance before an abortion is performed
      • HB 2337 (Klick) – Regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures
      • HB 2487 (Oliverson) – Hospital price disclosures
      • HB 3218 (Schaefer) – PRNDA
      • HB 3760 (Oliverson) – Omnibus abortion-related bill
    • 9 AM: Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee [POSTING]
      • HB 4075 (White) – Texas reserve militia
    • 10 AM: OVERALL HOUSE CONVENES [CALENDAR]
  • Thursday, 4/8
    • 7:30 AM: Appropriations Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 2 (Bonnen) – Supplemental Budget Bill
      • HB 2021 (Bonnen) – Creation of a Board on Administration of Federal Funds
    • 8 AM: Elections Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 1708 (White) – Paper ballot backup
      • HB 3868 (Murr) – Regulations for presidential electors in the state
      • Various Election Integrity Bills
    • 8 AM: State Affairs Committee [POSTING]
      • HB 4502 (Vasut) – Cost recovery for costs associated with the interconnection of electric generation facilities within ERCOT
      • HB 2587 (Sanford) – Require social media platforms to publicly disclose information related to content management, data management, and business practices
      • HB 3016 (Moody) – Prohibition of suspension of a provision of Code of Criminal Procedure or Penal Code during a declared state of disaster
      • HB 1173 (Noble) – Prohibited logistical support of a governmental entity for procurement of ab abortion
      • HB 4378 (Paddie) – Supply of power and financial stability of competitive wholesale and retail electricity markets
    • 10:30 AM or upon final adjournment: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee[POSTING]
      • Various firearm regulation related bills
      • HB 558 (White) – Taking of a blood specimen on arrest for certain intoxication offenses
    • 10:00 AM or upon final adjournment: Redistricting Committee[POSTING]
      • Focus on East Texas Region
    • 10:30 AM or upon final adjournment: County Affairs Committee[POSTING]
      • HB 1703 (Middleton) – Disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors
    • Friday, 4/9

Senate
(Convenes Again on Tuesday 4/6 at 11 am)

  • Monday, 4/5
    • Nothing Scheduled
  • Tuesday, 4/6
    • 8 AM: Business & Commerce Committee [POSTING]
      • SB 1749 (Hancock) – Designation of certain gas entities and facilities as critical during an energy emergency
      • SB 1750 (Hancock) – Coordination for severe weather preparedness in critical infrastructure
      • SB 1757 (Hancock) – Securitizing costs of electric services or electric markets
      • SB 1782 (Creighton) – Resilience of certain utilities to major weather-related events or natural disasters
      • SJR 55 (Creighton) – Right to own, hold, and use any mutually agreed-upon medium of exchange; including digital currency
    • 9 AM:Jurisprudence Committee [POSTING]
      • SB 766 (Huffman) – Requiring sexually oriented businesses to participate in the federal e-verify system
      • SB 985 (Buckingham) – Reports by PUC on the ability of electric generators to respond to abnormal weather conditions
      • SB 1252 (Hall) – Annual audit of independent organization certified for ERCOT power region
    • 9 AM:State Affairs [POSTING]
      • SB 185 (Perry) – Time for rendering final order in certain suits affecting parent-child relationship involving DFPS
      • SB 190 (Hughes) – Procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, taking possession of child, and for hearings affecting the parent-child relationship involving DFPS
      • SB 797 (Hughes) – Display of national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education
      • SB 855 (Hughes) – Electronic dissemination of commercial recordings or audiovisual works
      • SB 1158 (Kolkhorst) – State contracts/investments in social media companies that censor political speech
      • SB 1178 (Birdwell) – Rights and duties of parents and the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship
      • SB 1936 (Hughes) – Beginning and ending possession times in certain standard possession orders in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship
    • 11 AM:OVERALL SENATE CONVENES [INTENT CALENDAR]
      • SB 1 (Nelson) – Overall Budget Bill (Lt. Gov. Patrick Priority)
      • SB 24 (Huffman) – (Lt. Gov. Patrick Priority)
      • SB 155 (Perry) – Jury lists used for citizenship confirmation of voter registration rolls (RPT Priority)3RD READING
      • SB 581 (Bettencourt) – Regulation by Property Owners Association of religious displays (RPT Priority)
      • SB 1113 (Bettencourt) – (RPT Priority)
      • SB 1116 (Bettencourt) –  (RPT Priority)
      • SB 1234 (Hughes) – Paper Record Verification (RPT Priority)
      • SB 1336 (Hancock) – Limit on the rate of growth of certain appropriations
    • 11 AM or upon adjournment:Local Government Committee [POSTING]
      • SB 10 (Bettencourt) – Taxpayer-funded lobbying ban on local governments (RPT Priority)
      • SB 1437 (Bettencourt) – Requirement that local governments conduct an efficiency audit before holding an election to approve certain property tax rates
      • SB 1879 (Bettencourt) – Authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain governmental entities
    • Wednesday, 4/7
      • 8:30 AM:Administration Committee [POSTING]
        • SB 713 (Buckingham) – Sunset Review Date Changes for various agencies subject to the Sunset Review Process
      • 9 AM:Health & Human Services Committee [POSTING]
        • SB 917 (Hughes) – Advance directives or health care/treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients
        • SB 1146 (Perry) – Abortion reporting and exemptions to abortion facility licensing
        • SB 1578 (Kolkhorst) – Use of opinions from medical professionals in making determinations relating to abuse or neglect of a child
        • SB 1944 (Lucio) – End-of-life issues and hospice care
      • 9 AM:Higher Education [POSTING]
        • SB 810 (Kolkhorst) – Course information required to be posted on a public institution of higher education’s internet website
        • SB 1385 (Creighton) – Relating to compensation and professional representation of student-athletes participating in college athletics
      • 1:30 PM:Veteran Affairs & Border Security Committee [POSTING]
        • SB 1254 (Hall) – Interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement
      • Thursday, 4/8
        • 9 AM:Education Committee [POSTING]
          • SB 1776 (Campbell) – Inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the U.S. in H.S. curriculum and the posting of founding documents in public school buildings
          • SB 2026 (Taylor) – Instruction in informed patriotism in public schools
        • Friday, 4/9
          • Nothing Scheduled

 

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