The measure cleared the Senate late Tuesday night on a 20-10 vote and now heads to the House before lawmakers conclude their special special next week.
State Rep. Charlie Geren said he thinks either Rick Perry or his staff misunderstood what the bill was about.
Gyna Bivens will join the council. Jacinto Ramos Jr. and Ashley Paz win school board races.
Houston attorney Amber Mostyn says the group is getting an early start for 2016.
Bill Holland, after winning the election, still loses his seat to incumbent Don Surratt.