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HJR126   Passed by the House and Senate
Referred to House Agriculture & Livestock Committee, chaired by a Republican
Referred to Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by a Republican
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.
Bipartisan Bill, authored by Burns; Burrows; González, Mary; Ashby; Bernal
Co-authors: Cortez; Darby; Frank; Kacal; Kitzman; Lambert; Lopez, Janie; Martinez; Noble; Patterson; Raymond; Rogers; Slaton; Spiller
Sponsors: Perry
Co-sponsors: Blanco; Hughes; Middleton; West

View at Texas Legislature Online

Fri 2/24/2023


(H) Filed
(H) DeWayne Burns signed onto the bill as Author
 

Tue 3/7/2023


(H) David Spiller signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stan Kitzman signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/13/2023


(H) Referred to the House Agriculture & Livestock Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Wed 3/15/2023


(H) Candy Noble signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/22/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) Dustin Burrows signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) House Agriculture & Livestock Committee met and decided to leave this bill pending without objection.
 

Thu 3/23/2023


(H) Jared Patterson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Trent Ashby signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Mon 3/27/2023


(H) House Agriculture & Livestock Committee met and voted for passage. Ayes (Cain; Anderson; Goodwin; Harris, Cody; Kitzman; Rosenthal; Thimesch; Wilson) Absents (Bernal)
 

Tue 3/28/2023


(H) Diego Bernal signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) Mary González signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Fri 3/31/2023


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

Mon 4/3/2023


(H) Armando "Mando" Martinez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/4/2023


(H) Referred to the House Calendars Committee, chaired by a Republican
(H) Stan Lambert signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 4/6/2023


(H) Glenn Rogers signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) James Frank signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Philip Cortez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/10/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 121 (CSHJR 126 was adopted)

RV#121: Yeas 144 (R 83, D 61) - Nays 0 (R 0, 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; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; 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; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; 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; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slaton; Slawson; Smith; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Zwiener

(H) Drew Darby signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Kyle Kacal signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 4/17/2023


(H) Janie Lopez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/19/2023


(H) Bryan Slaton signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 4/20/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Mon 5/1/2023


(S) Considered in public hearing
(S) Considered in public hearing
 

Wed 5/3/2023


(S) Placed on intent calendar
 

Thu 5/4/2023


(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

(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

 

Fri 5/5/2023


(H) Signed in the House
 

Mon 5/8/2023


(S) Signed in the Senate


Lobbying Against/For/On This Bill

Against

(Wed 3/22/2023) Testifying before House Agriculture & Livestock as McGeary, Judith for self (with Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA))
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Gamez, Alex for self (with Humane Society)
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Kelly, Bill for Mayor's Office, City of Houston
 

For

(Wed 3/22/2023) Testifying before House Agriculture & Livestock as Boening, Russell for self (with Texas Farm Bureau Insurance)
(Mon 5/1/2023) Testifying before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Boening, Russell for self (with Texas Farm Bureau Insurance)
(Wed 3/22/2023) Testifying before House Agriculture & Livestock as Lockridge, James for self
(Mon 5/1/2023) Testifying before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Lockridge, James lockridge for self
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Cole, Celia for Feeding Texas
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Essler, JC for Texas Poultry Federation
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Essler, JC for Texas Poultry Federation
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Frazier, Kyle for Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Gaines, Jimmy for Texas landowners Council
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Gentsch, Bryan for self (with Texas Seed Trade Association)
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Hightower, Trent for Texas Veterinary Medical Association
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Hodges, Kenneth for Texas Corn Producers Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Hughes, Rob for Texas Forestry Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Maley, Charles for self (with South Texans Property Rights Association)
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Maley, Charles for self (with South Texans Property Rights Association)
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Morris, Joe for Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Morris, Joe for self (with Travis County Farm Bureau, President)
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Parenteau, Julia for Texas REALTORS
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Park, Joey for Texas Wildlife Association
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Park, Joey for Texas Wildlife Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Skrobarczyk, Ryan for Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
(Mon 5/1/2023) Registering before Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs as Streufert, Kelsey for Texas Restaurant Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Agriculture & Livestock as Winegarner, Josh for Texas Cattle Feeders Association



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