TX SB8 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 90-1)
Status: Passed on May 19 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-19 - Effective on 9/1/21
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

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Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.


Sen. Bryan Hughes [R]Sen. Paul Bettencourt [R]Sen. Brian Birdwell [R]Sen. Dawn Buckingham [R]
Sen. Donna Campbell [R]Sen. Charles Creighton [R]Sen. Bob Hall [R]Sen. Kelly Hancock [R]
Sen. Joan Huffman [R]Sen. Lois Kolkhorst [R]Sen. Eddie Lucio [D]Sen. Jane Nelson [R]
Sen. Angela Paxton [R]Sen. Charles Perry [R]Sen. Charles Schwertner [R]Sen. Drew Springer [R]
Sen. Larry Taylor [R]Rep. Shelby Slawson [R]Rep. Dustin Burrows [R]Rep. Stephanie Klick [R]
Rep. Briscoe Cain [R]Rep. Jeff Leach [R]Rep. Stephen Allison [R]Rep. Charles Anderson [R]
Rep. Trent Ashby [R]Rep. Ernest Bailes [R]Rep. Cecil Bell [R]Rep. Keith Bell [R]
Rep. Kyle Biedermann [R]Rep. Greg Bonnen [R]Rep. Brad Buckley [R]Rep. Dewayne Burns [R]
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione [R]Rep. Jeff Cason [R]Rep. Travis Clardy [R]Rep. David Cook [R]
Rep. John Cyrier [R]Rep. Drew Darby [R]Rep. Jay Dean [R]Rep. Jake Ellzey [R]
Rep. James Frank [R]Rep. John Frullo [R]Rep. Gary Gates [R]Rep. Craig Goldman [R]
Rep. Sam Harless [R]Rep. Cody Harris [R]Rep. Cole Hefner [R]Rep. Justin Holland [R]
Rep. Dan Huberty [R]Rep. Lacey Hull [R]Rep. Todd Hunter [R]Rep. Jacey Jetton [R]
Rep. Ken King [R]Sen. Phil King [R]Rep. Matt Krause [R]Rep. John Kuempel [R]
Rep. Stan Lambert [R]Rep. Brooks Landgraf [R]Rep. Ben Leman [R]Rep. J.M. Lozano [R]
Rep. William Metcalf [R]Sen. Mayes Middleton [R]Rep. Jim Murphy [R]Rep. Andrew Murr [R]
Rep. Candy Noble [R]Rep. Tom Oliverson [R]Rep. Chris Paddie [R]Sen. Tan Parker [R]
Rep. Jared Patterson [R]Rep. Dennis Paul [R]Rep. Four Price [R]Rep. John Raney [R]
Rep. Glenn Rogers [R]Rep. Scott Sanford [R]Rep. Matt Schaefer [R]Rep. Mike Schofield [R]
Rep. Matthew Shaheen [R]Rep. Hugh Shine [R]Rep. Bryan Slaton [R]Rep. Reggie Smith [R]
Rep. David Spiller [R]Rep. Phil Stephenson [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. Cody Vasut [R]Rep. James White [R]Rep. Terry Wilson [R]

Roll Calls

2021-05-13 - Senate - Senate concurs in House amendment(s) (Y: 18 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-05-06 - House - Read 3rd time RV#784 (Y: 83 N: 64 NV: 1 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-05-05 - House - Amendment withdrawn RV#762 (Y: 81 N: 63 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-05-05 - House - RV#761 (Y: 145 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-05-05 - House - RV#760 (Y: 136 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2021-03-30 - Senate - Read 3rd time (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-30 - Senate - Rules suspended-Regular order of business (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - Record vote (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - FA1 Hughes (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-29 - Senate - Rules suspended-Regular order of business (Y: 19 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-05-19 Effective on 9/1/21
2021-05-19 Signed by the Governor
2021-05-14 Sent to the Governor
2021-05-14HouseSigned in the House
2021-05-14SenateSigned in the Senate
2021-05-13SenateReported enrolled
2021-05-13HouseSenate concurs in House amendment(s)-reported
2021-05-13SenateRecord vote
2021-05-13SenateSenate concurs in House amendment(s)
2021-05-13SenateHouse amendment(s) laid before the Senate
2021-05-10SenateHouse passage as amended reported
2021-05-06HouseRecord vote RV#784
2021-05-06HouseRead 3rd time
2021-05-05HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2021-05-05HouseRecord vote RV#762
2021-05-05HousePassed to 3rd reading as amended
2021-05-05HouseAmendment withdrawn 3-Dutton
2021-05-05HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2021-05-05HouseRecord vote RV#761
2021-05-05HouseAmended 2-Slawson
2021-05-05HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2021-05-05HouseRecord vote RV#760
2021-05-05HouseAmended 1-Slawson
2021-05-05HouseLaid out as postponed business
2021-05-05HouseRead 2nd time
2021-05-05HousePlaced on Major State Calendar
2021-05-03HouseConsidered in Calendars
2021-04-29HouseCommittee report sent to Calendars
2021-04-28HouseCommittee report distributed
2021-04-28HouseComte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2021-04-15HouseReported favorably w/o amendment(s)
2021-04-15HouseConsidered in formal meeting
2021-04-06HouseReferred to Public Health
2021-04-06HouseRead first time
2021-03-31HouseReceived from the Senate
2021-03-30SenateReported engrossed
2021-03-30SenateRemarks ordered printed
2021-03-30SenateRecord vote
2021-03-30SenateRead 3rd time
2021-03-30SenateRecord vote
2021-03-30SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2021-03-29SenateRecord vote
2021-03-29SenatePassed to engrossment as amended
2021-03-29SenateRecord vote
2021-03-29SenateAmendment(s) offered FA1 Hughes
2021-03-29SenateRead 2nd time
2021-03-29SenateRecord vote
2021-03-29SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2021-03-23SenatePlaced on intent calendar
2021-03-22SenateCommittee report printed and distributed
2021-03-22SenateReported favorably as substituted
2021-03-16SenateConsidered in public hearing
2021-03-15SenateLeft pending in committee
2021-03-15SenateTestimony taken in committee
2021-03-15SenateConsidered in public hearing
2021-03-15SenateScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2021-03-11SenateReferred to State Affairs
2021-03-11SenateRead first time
2021-03-11SenateReceived by the Secretary of the Senate

Same As/Similar To

HB1515 (Same As) 2021-04-30 - Committee report sent to Calendars
HB1515 (Same As) 2021-04-30 - Committee report sent to Calendars


Texas State Sources

Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/87r/pdf/87RSJ03-29-F.PDF#page=12
Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/87r/pdf/87RSJ03-29-F.PDF#page=15
Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/87r/pdf/87RSJ03-30-F.PDF#page=7
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB8&RcdVtNo=760&Ch=H&Dt=05/05/2021
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB8&RcdVtNo=761&Ch=H&Dt=05/05/2021
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB8&RcdVtNo=762&Ch=H&Dt=05/05/2021
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB8&RcdVtNo=784&Ch=H&Dt=05/06/2021
Roll Callhttps://journals.senate.texas.gov/sjrnl/87r/pdf/87RSJ05-13-F.PDF#page=16

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