Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Garnet Coleman
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/25/2017

Number of Bills: 17

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (6):
SB 196 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

SB 404 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain health care practitioners from providing alcoholic beverages to certain persons; imposing an administrative penalty.

SB 919 Author: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate in limited situations.

SB 1742 Author: Miles
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to county approval for the locations at which a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard may be operated.

SB 1849 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody | Hunter | White
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.

SB 2001 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct that constitutes the practice of psychology.

Joint Sponsor (11):
SB 30 Author: West | Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.

SB 224 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Coleman
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of grant programs to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

SB 316 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescriber or dispenser; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 589 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Simmons | Gonzales, Larry | Stucky | Coleman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees.

SB 674 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.

SB 1107 Author: Schwertner | Perry
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Springer
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

SB 1326 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Price | Murr | Moody | Coleman | White
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness.

SB 1533 Author: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Moody | Coleman | Price | Lozano | Turner
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.

SB 1929 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Burkett | Walle | Coleman | Howard
Last Action: 05/27/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity and pregnancy-related deaths, including postpartum depression.

SB 2190 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn | Coleman | Murphy | Huberty | Walle
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

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