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HJR2   Passed by the House and Senate
This bill would cost taxpayers $3,323,204,406.00 over five years, according to the Legislative Budget Bureau.
Referred to House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, chaired by a Republican
Referred to Senate Finance Committee, chaired by a Republican
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Republican Bill, authored by Bonnen; Capriglione; Burns
Co-authors: Bell, Keith; Button; Cain; Gerdes; Hayes; Hefner; Leach; Metcalf; Moody; Rogers; Vasut; Wu; Zwiener
Sponsors: Huffman
Co-sponsors: Bettencourt; Campbell; Hinojosa; West; Whitmire

View at Texas Legislature Online

Wed 3/8/2023


(H) Filed
(H) Greg Bonnen signed onto the bill as Author
 

Thu 3/9/2023


(H) Referred to the House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Tue 3/14/2023


(H) DeWayne Burns signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) Giovanni Capriglione signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Wed 3/15/2023


(H) Briscoe Cain signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Glenn Rogers signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Richard Hayes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/20/2023


(H) Joe Moody signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/21/2023


(H) Will Metcalf signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/22/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee met and decided to leave this bill pending without objection.
 

Wed 3/29/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee met and voted for passage. Ayes (Capriglione; Lambert; Bhojani; Bryant; Frazier; Leo-Wilson; Plesa; VanDeaver; Vo)
 

Tue 4/11/2023


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

Thu 4/20/2023


(H) Cody Vasut signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 4/26/2023


(H) Cole Hefner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 4/28/2023


(H) A Republican amendment (No. 1) from Bonnen amended the bill.
(H) Record Vote No. 741 (CSHJR 2, as amended, was adopted)

RV#741: Yeas 147 (R 83, D 64) - 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, 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 Shaw; 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; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slaton; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

(H) Angie Button signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Erin Zwiener signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Gene Wu signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jeff Leach signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Keith Bell signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stan Gerdes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 5/2/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Thu 5/18/2023


(S) Considered in public hearing
 

Mon 5/22/2023


(S) Placed on intent calendar
(S) Vote recorded in Journal
(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

 

Thu 5/25/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 2111 (The motion to concur in the senate amendments to HJR 2 prevailed)

RV#2111: Yeas 140 (R 82, D 58) - Nays 0 (R 0, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; 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; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Talarico; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson; Wu; Zwiener

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

Morales Shaw: "When Record No. 2111 was taken, I was shown voting present, not voting. I intended to vote yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Murr: "When Record No. 2111 was taken, I was excused to attend a meeting of the Committee on General Investigating. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


 

Sun 5/28/2023


(H) Signed in the House
 

Mon 5/29/2023


(S) Signed in the Senate


Lobbying Against/For/On This Bill

Against

(Thu 5/18/2023) Testifying before Senate Finance as Lee, Tim for Texas Retired Teachers Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Bosse, Portia for Texas State Teacher Association
 

For

(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Amps, Emily for Texas AFL-CIO
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Floyd, Beaman for Texas Association of School Administrators
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Gonzalez, Dax for Texas Association of School Boards
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Holleman, Will for Raise Your Hand Texas
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Terry, Mark for self (with Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association)
 

On

(Wed 3/22/2023) Testifying before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Exter, Monty for Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
(Wed 3/22/2023) Testifying before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Lee, Timothy for Texas Retired Teachers Association
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Cardona, Amy for Pension Review Board
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Guthrie, Brian for Teacher Retirement System of Texas
(Thu 5/18/2023) Registering before Senate Finance as Guthrie, Brian for Teacher Retirement System of Texas
(Wed 3/22/2023) Registering before House Pensions, Investments & Financial Services as Melendrez, Eli for Texas American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT)



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