Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Byron Cook
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/23/2017

Number of Bills: 11

SB 4 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Geren | Workman
Cosponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 5 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Cosponsor: Burkett | Flynn | Bohac | Miller | VanDeaver | et al.
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 7 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Cosponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Cosponsor: Cook | Shine | Workman | Bell | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Cosponsor: Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 669 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Cosponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Raymond | Guillen | Phelan | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

SB 1076 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Cosponsor: Guillen | Phillips | Gooden | Bell | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

SB 1666 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Laubenberg | Israel
Cosponsor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1873 Author: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Cosponsor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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