TX HB968 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 49-27)
Status: Passed on June 12 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-06-12 - Effective on 9/1/23
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.


Rep. Gary Gates [R]Rep. Toni Rose [D]Rep. James Frank [R]Rep. Giovanni Capriglione [R]
Rep. Mary Gonzalez [D]Rep. Stephen Allison [R]Rep. Charles Anderson [R]Rep. Cecil Bell [R]
Rep. Keith Bell [R]Rep. Salman Bhojani [D]Rep. John Bryant [D]Rep. John Bucy [D]
Rep. Ben Bumgarner [R]Rep. Briscoe Cain [R]Rep. Elizabeth Campos [D]Rep. Travis Clardy [R]
Rep. Sheryl Cole [D]Rep. Nicole Collier [D]Rep. David Cook [R]Rep. Charles Cunningham [R]
Rep. Jay Dean [R]Rep. Mark Dorazio [R]Rep. Maria Flores [D]Rep. Frederick Frazier [R]
Rep. Josey Garcia [D]Rep. Stan Gerdes [R]Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins [D]Rep. Jessica Gonzalez [D]
Rep. Ryan Guillen [R]Rep. Caroline Harris [R]Rep. Brian Harrison [R]Rep. Richard Hayes [R]
Rep. Donna Howard [D]Rep. Lacey Hull [R]Rep. Carrie Isaac [R]Rep. Jacey Jetton [R]
Rep. Julie Johnson [D]Rep. Venton Jones [D]Rep. Stan Kitzman [R]Rep. Stephanie Klick [R]
Rep. Suleman Lalani [D]Rep. Brooks Landgraf [R]Rep. Jeff Leach [R]Rep. Ray Lopez [D]
Rep. J.M. Lozano [R]Rep. John Lujan [R]Rep. Terry Meza [D]Rep. Joseph Moody [D]
Rep. Penny Morales Shaw [D]Rep. Christina Morales [D]Rep. Geanie Morrison [R]Rep. Candy Noble [R]
Rep. Angelia Orr [R]Rep. Lina Ortega [D]Rep. Jared Patterson [R]Rep. Dennis Paul [R]
Rep. Four Price [R]Rep. John Raney [R]Rep. Richard Raymond [D]Rep. Ron Reynolds [D]
Rep. Glenn Rogers [R]Rep. Jon Rosenthal [D]Rep. Matt Schaefer [R]Rep. Bryan Slaton [R]
Rep. Shelby Slawson [R]Rep. Reggie Smith [R]Rep. John Smithee [R]Rep. Valoree Swanson [R]
Rep. James Talarico [D]Rep. Carl Tepper [R]Rep. Ed Thompson [R]Rep. Ellen Troxclair [R]
Rep. Cody Vasut [R]Rep. Hubert Vo [D]Rep. Terry Wilson [R]Sen. Lois Kolkhorst [R]

Roll Calls

2023-05-23 - Senate - Read 3rd time (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-05-23 - Senate - Three day rule suspended (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-05-09 - House - Read 3rd time RV#1351 (Y: 141 N: 1 NV: 3 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-06-12 Effective on 9/1/23
2023-06-12 Signed by the Governor
2023-05-26 Sent to the Governor
2023-05-26SenateSigned in the Senate
2023-05-25HouseSigned in the House
2023-05-23HouseReported enrolled
2023-05-23HouseSenate passage reported
2023-05-23SenateRecord vote
2023-05-23SenateRead 3rd time
2023-05-23SenateRecord vote
2023-05-23SenateThree day rule suspended
2023-05-23SenateVote recorded in Journal
2023-05-23SenateRead 2nd time & passed to 3rd reading
2023-05-23SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2023-05-23SenatePlaced on intent calendar
2023-05-18SenateCommittee report printed and distributed
2023-05-18SenateRecommended for local & uncontested calendar
2023-05-18SenateReported favorably w/o amendments
2023-05-17SenateVote taken in committee
2023-05-17SenateConsidered in public hearing
2023-05-16SenateLeft pending in committee
2023-05-16SenateTestimony taken in committee
2023-05-16SenateConsidered in public hearing
2023-05-16SenateScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2023-05-11SenateReferred to Health & Human Services
2023-05-11SenateRead first time
2023-05-10SenateReceived from the House
2023-05-09HouseReported engrossed
2023-05-09HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2023-05-09HouseRecord vote RV#1351
2023-05-09HouseRead 3rd time
2023-05-08HousePassed to engrossment as amended
2023-05-08HouseAmended 1-Wu
2023-05-08HouseRead 2nd time
2023-05-08HousePlaced on General State Calendar
2023-05-05HouseConsidered in Calendars
2023-05-04HouseCommittee report sent to Calendars
2023-05-03HouseCommittee report distributed
2023-05-03HouseComte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2023-04-27HouseReported favorably w/o amendment(s)
2023-04-27HouseConsidered in formal meeting
2023-04-19HouseLeft pending in committee
2023-04-19HouseTestimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
2023-04-19HouseConsidered in public hearing
2023-04-19HouseScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2023-03-02HouseReferred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
2023-03-02HouseRead first time


Texas State Sources

Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=88R&Bill=HB968&RcdVtNo=1351&Ch=H&Dt=05/09/2023
Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/88r/pdf/88RSJ05-23-F1.PDF#page=26

Bill Comments