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HJR125   Passed by the House and Senate
This bill would cost taxpayers $5,269,759,000.00 over five years, according to the Legislative Budget Bureau.
Referred to House State Affairs Committee, chaired by a Republican
Referred to Senate Business & Commerce Committee, chaired by a Republican
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.
Republican Bill, authored by Ashby
Co-authors: Allen; Allison; Anchía; Bailes; Bernal; Bucy; Burrows; Button; Campos; Cortez; Cunningham; Darby; Dorazio; Garcia; Gerdes; González, Mary; Harless; Harris, Cody; Hayes; Hefner; Herrero; Jetton; Jones, Jolanda; Kacal; King, Tracy O.; Kitzman; Klick; Landgraf; Leach; Lopez, Ray; Lozano; Lujan; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; Morales, Christina; Morrison; Murr; Noble; Ordaz; Ortega; Paul; Plesa; Price; Raney; Raymond; Rose; Shine; Slawson; Spiller; Stucky; Talarico; Tepper; Thimesch; Thompson, Ed; Wilson
Sponsors: Huffman
Co-sponsors: Blanco; Hinojosa; Paxton

View at Texas Legislature Online

Mon 3/6/2023


(H) Filed
(H) Trent Ashby signed onto the bill as Author
 

Mon 3/13/2023


(H) Referred to the House State Affairs Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Mon 3/20/2023


(H) Joe Moody signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Richard Peña Raymond signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/21/2023


(H) Hugh Shine signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/22/2023


(H) Richard Hayes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 3/23/2023


(H) David Spiller signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) James Talarico signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/27/2023


(H) Andrew Murr signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Angie Button signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Brooks Landgraf signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Cody Harris signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Drew Darby signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Dustin Burrows signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ed Thompson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ernest Bailes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jeff Leach signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ray Lopez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Sam Harless signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Shelby Slawson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terry Meza signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Tracy King signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/28/2023


(H) Abel Herrero signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Charles Cunningham signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Cole Hefner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) J.M. Lozano signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jacey Jetton signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Lujan signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Raney signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Kronda Thimesch signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mark Dorazio signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mary González signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Morgan Meyer signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stan Kitzman signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stephanie Klick signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/29/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) Carl Tepper signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Dennis Paul signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Four Price signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Toni Rose signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) House State Affairs Committee met and decided to leave this bill pending without objection.
 

Thu 3/30/2023


(H) Geanie Morrison signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Steve Allison signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/3/2023


(H) House State Affairs Committee met and voted for passage. Ayes (Hunter; Hernandez; Anchía; Geren; Guillen; Metcalf; Raymond; Slawson; Smithee; Spiller; Thompson, Senfronia; Turner) Absents (Dean)
 

Wed 4/5/2023


(H) Evelina "Lina" Ortega signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 4/6/2023


(H) Claudia Ordaz signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Diego Bernal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Liz Campos signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Mihaela Plesa signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Philip Cortez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Rafael Anchía signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 4/14/2023


(H) Christina Morales signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Bucy signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/17/2023


(H) Referred to the House Calendars Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Thu 4/20/2023


(H) Alma Allen signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/24/2023


(H) Kyle Kacal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/25/2023


(H) Jolanda Jones signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Lynn Stucky signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terry Wilson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/26/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 565 (CSHJR 125 was adopted)

RV#565: Yeas 137 (R 75, D 62) - Nays 7 (R 7, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bucy; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Talarico; Tepper; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

Nay - Harrison; Schaefer; Schatzline; Slaton; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Isaac: "When Record No. 565 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Leo-Wilson: "When Record No. 565 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Morales Shaw: "When Record No. 565 was taken, my vote failed to register. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


(H) Candy Noble signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Josey Garcia signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 5/2/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Business & Commerce Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Wed 5/3/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by a Republican
(H) Penny Morales Shaw signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 5/4/2023


(H) Stan Gerdes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 5/15/2023


(S) Considered in public hearing
 

Thu 5/18/2023


(S) Placed on intent calendar
(S) Record Vote (Senate Third Reading)

Senate Vote: Yeas 31 (R 19, D 12) - Nays 0 (R 0, D 0)

Yea - Alvarado; Bettencourt; Birdwell; Blanco; Campbell; Creighton; Eckhardt; Flores; Gutierrez; Hall; Hancock; Hinojosa; Huffman; Hughes; Johnson; King; Kolkhorst; LaMantia; Menéndez; Middleton; Miles; Nichols; Parker; Paxton; Perry; Schwertner; Sparks; Springer; West; Whitmire; Zaffirini

 

Sun 5/28/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 2250 (The motion to adopt the conference committee report on HJR 125 prevailed)

RV#2250: Yeas 128 (R 67, D 61) - Nays 10 (R 10, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bucy; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Gamez; Gates; Gerdes; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Jetton; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Neave Criado; Noble; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schofield; Sherman; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Stucky; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

Nay - Harrison; Isaac; Leo-Wilson; Oliverson; Patterson; Schaefer; Schatzline; Swanson; Tinderholt; Toth

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Isaac: "When Record No. 2250 was taken, I was shown voting no. I intended to vote yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Vasut: "When Record No. 2250 was taken, my vote failed to register. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


 

Mon 5/29/2023


(H) Signed in the House
(S) Signed in the Senate


Lobbying Against/For/On This Bill

Against

(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Porter, Gregory C. for self (with Texas For Liberty)
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Porter, Gregory for self (with Texas For Liberty)
 

For

(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Baum, Walt for Texas Cable Association
(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Green, Kathy for AARP Texas
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Allison, Jim for County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Avini, Mitrah for Texas 2036
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Avini, Mitrah for Texas 2036
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Baum, Walt for Texas Cable Association
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Baxter, Todd for Charter Communications
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Belcher, Nora for Texas e-Health Alliance
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Bionat, Christian for Greater Houston Partnership
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Brophey, Patrick for North Texas Commission
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Brophey, Patrick for North Texas Commission
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Carter, Jennifer for Goodwill Central Texas
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Carter, Jennifer for Goodwill Central Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Cave, Tricia for Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Collins, J Lawrence for Amerigroup Texas
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Compton, Dorothy ann for self
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Cruz, Velma for Comcast
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Cruz, Velma for Comcast
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Dole, Michael for Driscoll Health System
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Floerke, Sarah for Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Foster, Wendy for Independent Bankers Association of Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Garbee, Kelty for Texas Rural Funders
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Garcia, Matthew for Dallas Regional Chamber
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Gibson, Kari for ConocoPhillips
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Gonzalez, Sara for Texas Hospital Association
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Hale, Angela for City of McKinney
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Hale, Angela for McKinney Chamber of Commerce
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Harvey, Julia for Texas Electric Cooperatives
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Haynes, Adam for Conference of Urban Counties
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Henning, Lori for Texas Association of Goodwills
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Henning, Lori for Texas Association of Goodwills
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Hubbard, John for self (with Texas Telephone Association)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Hunsucker, Mike for Windstream
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Islam, Nadia for City of San Antonio
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Islam, Nadia for City of San Antonio
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Kennon, Suzi for Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Kennon, Suzi for Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Laroche, Sebastien for Methodist Healthcare Ministries
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Lawson, Richard for Verizon
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Lawson, Richard for Verizon
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Leal, Charlie for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Longoria, Ruben for Texas Association of School Boards
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Mauro, Megan for Texas Association of Business
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as McGrath, Joseph for self (with Texoma Communications, LLC dba TekWav)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as McGriff, Scott for Community Internet Providers LLC
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Montford, John T. for AT&T
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Montgomery, Rebecca for Center for Transforming Lives
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Montgomery, Rebecca for Frisco Chamber of Commerce
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Moore, Russell for Rusty
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Morgan, Todd for T-Mobile
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Morstad, Tim for AARP Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Parenteau, Julia for Texas Realtors
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Parenteau, Julia for Texas REALTORS
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Parkinson, Thomas for self
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Patterson, Tiffany for United Ways of Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Pitts, Jr, John for Project Lead the Way
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Pitts, Jr, John for Western Governors University - Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Prather, Jennifer for Totelcom Communications LLC
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Randolph, Ian for Texas Telephone Association
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Rice, Leela for Texas Council of Community Centers
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Roach, Blake for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Roberts, Cary for Etex Communications LLC
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Roberts, Cary for Nortex Communications
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Roberts, Cary for Poka Lambro Telephone Cooperative Inc.
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Schleifer, Jessica for Teaching Hospitals of Texas
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Schmitt, Stacy for self (with Opportunity Austin)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Scurlock, Stephen for Independent Bankers Association of Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Seale, Mark for Texas telephone association
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Seale, Mark for Texas Telephone Association
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Shannon, Fred for Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Sheffield, Heather for Texas Rural Broadband Coalition (TRBC)
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Stinson, Tricia for Texas Broadband Now
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Sumberlin, Kenneth for TSAEW/IBEW
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Tate, David for AT&T
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Tate, David for AT&T
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Tuccio, Nicholas for Nextlink Internet
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Tuccio, Nicholas for Nextlink Internet
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Wheeler, Julie for Travis County Commissioners Court
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Wheeler, Julie for Travis County Commissioners Court
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Wynn, Monty for Texas Municipal League
(Mon 5/15/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Wynn, Monty for Texas Municipal League
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Yanas, Christine for Methodist Healthcare Ministries
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Young Montgomery, Rebecca for Coalition of East Tarrant County Chambers of Commerce
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Zumwalt, David for self (with WISPA )
 

On

(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Conte, Greg for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Cruz, David for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
(Wed 3/29/2023) Testifying before House State Affairs as Hiner, Harrison for Communications Workers of America
(Mon 5/15/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Hiner, Harrison for Communications Workers of America
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Conte, Greg for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Cruz, David for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Gleeson, Thomas for Public Utility Commission of Texas
(Wed 3/29/2023) Registering before House State Affairs as Hegar, Glenn for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts



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