TX SB1978 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 78-1)
Status: Passed on June 10 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-06-10 - Effective on 9/1/19
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


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

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


Sen. Bryan Hughes [R]Sen. Paul Bettencourt [R]Sen. Donna Campbell [R]Sen. Charles Creighton [R]
Sen. Pat Fallon [R]Sen. Bob Hall [R]Sen. Lois Kolkhorst [R]Sen. Jane Nelson [R]
Sen. Charles Perry [R]Rep. Matt Krause [R]Rep. Scott Sanford [R]Rep. Dade Phelan [R]
Rep. Tom Oliverson [R]Rep. Stephen Allison [R]Rep. Charles Anderson [R]Rep. Trent Ashby [R]
Rep. Cecil Bell [R]Rep. Keith Bell [R]Rep. Kyle Biedermann [R]Rep. Dwayne Bohac [R]
Rep. Greg Bonnen [R]Rep. Brad Buckley [R]Rep. Dewayne Burns [R]Rep. Dustin Burrows [R]
Rep. Briscoe Cain [R]Rep. Giovanni Capriglione [R]Rep. Travis Clardy [R]Rep. Tom Craddick [R]
Rep. John Cyrier [R]Rep. Drew Darby [R]Rep. Jay Dean [R]Rep. Dan Flynn [R]
Rep. James Frank [R]Rep. John Frullo [R]Rep. Ryan Guillen [D]Rep. Cody Harris [R]
Rep. Cole Hefner [R]Rep. Justin Holland [R]Rep. Dan Huberty [R]Rep. Kyle Kacal [R]
Rep. Phil King [R]Rep. Stephanie Klick [R]Rep. John Kuempel [R]Rep. Stan Lambert [R]
Rep. Brooks Landgraf [R]Rep. Mike Lang [R]Rep. Jeff Leach [R]Rep. Ben Leman [R]
Rep. J.M. Lozano [R]Rep. William Metcalf [R]Rep. Mayes Middleton [R]Rep. Rick Miller [R]
Rep. Geanie Morrison [R]Rep. Jim Murphy [R]Rep. Andrew Murr [R]Rep. Candy Noble [R]
Rep. Chris Paddie [R]Rep. Tan Parker [R]Rep. Jared Patterson [R]Rep. Dennis Paul [R]
Rep. John Raney [R]Rep. Matt Schaefer [R]Rep. Matthew Shaheen [R]Rep. Hugh Shine [R]
Rep. Reggie Smith [R]Rep. John Smithee [R]Sen. Drew Springer [R]Rep. Phil Stephenson [R]
Rep. Jonathan Stickland [R]Rep. Lynn Stucky [R]Rep. Valoree Swanson [R]Rep. Ed Thompson [R]
Rep. Tony Tinderholt [R]Rep. Steve Toth [R]Rep. Gary Vandeaver [R]Rep. James White [R]
Rep. Terry Wilson [R]Rep. John Wray [R]Rep. William Zedler [R]

Roll Calls

2019-05-23 - Senate - Senate concurs in House amendment(s) (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-21 - House - Read 3rd time RV#1530 (Y: 79 N: 64 NV: 2 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2019-05-20 - House - Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal RV#1513 (Y: 79 N: 62 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2019-05-20 - House - Amendment fails of adoption RV#1512 (Y: 65 N: 76 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [FAIL]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Read 3rd time (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Rules suspended-Regular order of business (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Record vote (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Amendment fails of adoption (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Amendment fails of adoption (Y: 28 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Amendment adopted as amended (Y: 28 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Amendment amended (Y: 12 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Amendment fails of adoption (Y: 12 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2019-05-15 - Senate - Rules suspended-Regular order of business (Y: 0 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2019-06-10 Effective on 9/1/19
2019-06-10 Signed by the Governor
2019-05-25 Sent to the Governor
2019-05-25HouseSigned in the House
2019-05-25SenateSigned in the Senate
2019-05-23SenateReported enrolled
2019-05-23HouseSenate concurs in House amendment(s)-reported
2019-05-23SenateRecord vote
2019-05-23SenateSenate concurs in House amendment(s)
2019-05-23SenateHouse amendment(s) laid before the Senate
2019-05-21SenateHouse passage as amended reported
2019-05-21HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2019-05-21HouseRecord vote RV#1530
2019-05-21HouseRead 3rd time
2019-05-20HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2019-05-20HouseRecord vote RV#1513
2019-05-20HousePassed to 3rd reading as amended
2019-05-20HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2019-05-20HouseRecord vote RV#1512
2019-05-20HouseAmendment fails of adoption 2-J. González, et al.
2019-05-20HousePoint of order withdrawn (amendment) Rule 11, Section 2
2019-05-20HouseAmendment(s) offered 2-J. González, M. González, J.E. Johnson, Israel, and Zwiener
2019-05-20HouseAmended 1-Krause
2019-05-20HousePoint of order overruled Rule 4, Section 16, and Rule 4, Section 18(a); Article III, Section 37
2019-05-20HouseRead 2nd time
2019-05-20HousePlaced on Major State Calendar
2019-05-17HouseConsidered in Calendars
2019-05-17HouseCommittee report sent to Calendars
2019-05-17HouseCommittee report distributed
2019-05-17HouseComte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2019-05-17HouseReported favorably w/o amendment(s)
2019-05-17HouseConsidered in formal meeting
2019-05-16HouseReferred to State Affairs
2019-05-16HouseRead first time
2019-05-16HouseReceived from the Senate
2019-05-16SenateReported engrossed
2019-05-16SenateRemarks ordered printed
2019-05-16SenateReason for vote recorded in Journal
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenateRead 3rd time
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2019-05-16SenateCo-author authorized
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenatePassed to engrossment as amended
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateAmendment fails of adoption
2019-05-15SenateAmendment(s) offered FA5 Rodríguez
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateAmendment fails of adoption
2019-05-15SenateAmendment(s) offered FA4 Menéndez
2019-05-15SenateAmendment withdrawn
2019-05-15SenateAmendment(s) offered FA3 Rodríguez
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateAmendment adopted as amended FA1 Hughes
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateAmendment amended FA2 Hughes
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateAmendment fails of adoption
2019-05-15SenateSubstitute amendment offered FA2 Menéndez
2019-05-15SenateAmendment to amendment offered FA2 Hughes
2019-05-15SenatePoint of order overruled
2019-05-15SenatePoint of order
2019-05-15SenateAmendment(s) offered FA1 Hughes
2019-05-15SenateRead 2nd time
2019-05-15SenateRecord vote
2019-05-15SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2019-05-15SenateCo-author authorized
2019-05-14SenatePlaced on intent calendar
2019-05-13SenateCommittee report printed and distributed
2019-05-13SenateReported favorably w/o amendments
2019-05-13SenateConsidered in public hearing
2019-05-13SenatePosting rule suspended
2019-05-07SenateCo-author authorized
2019-03-19SenateReferred to State Affairs
2019-03-19SenateRead first time
2019-03-07SenateReceived by the Secretary of the Senate

Same As/Similar To

HB3172 (Same As) 2019-05-09 - Returned to committee


Texas State Sources

Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-15-F.PDF#page=33
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-15-F.PDF#page=35
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-15-F.PDF#page=36
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-15-F.PDF#page=37
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-16-F.PDF#page=12
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-16-F.PDF#page=13
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB1978&RcdVtNo=1512&Ch=H&Dt=05/20/2019
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB1978&RcdVtNo=1513&Ch=H&Dt=05/20/2019
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB1978&RcdVtNo=1530&Ch=H&Dt=05/21/2019
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-23-F.PDF#page=481

Bill Comments 750