Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. José Menéndez
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/21/2017

Number of Bills: 106

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (102):
SB 1302 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

SB 1303 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

SB 1304 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1305 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1306 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Military Installations
Caption: Relating to the coordination and provision of certain health services to veterans.

SB 1307 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

SB 1308 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to veterans services information provided to veterans who receive driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.

SB 1309 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps teaching certificate and eligibility of such certified teacher for other educator certification.

SB 1310 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans court program and the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete that program; imposing a court cost on conviction to benefit veterans court programs; changing a fee.

SB 1317 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Miller, Doug | Thompson, Senfronia | Herrero | Anderson, Rodney | Moody
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of invasive visual recording.

SB 1318 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the local regulation of distance requirements for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages near public transportation stops.

SB 1319 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requirements for coaches of youth sports programs.

SB 1320 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the consumption of alcoholic beverages on certain premises; providing a penalty and authorizing a fee.

SB 1321 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to asset exclusions in the determination of eligibility for financial assistance benefits for certain persons.

SB 1322 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as a protective payee.

SB 1323 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB 1324 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Business & Industry: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to food and beverage consumption in certain public swimming pools.

SB 1325 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to grants to local governmental entities from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.

SB 1326 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Herrero
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to certain time credits awarded against that cumulative period.

SB 1327 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the Alamo preservation fund and the establishment of an Alamo preservation fund advisory committee.

SB 1328 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SB 1772 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.

SB 1773 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.

SB 1774 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of serious mental illness for purposes of certain group health benefit plans.

SB 1775 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain professional services by a school district.

SB 1776 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who successfully complete certain college preparatory courses.

SB 1777 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.

SB 1778 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases.

SB 1779 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the order of candidate names on a runoff expedited election ballot.

SB 1780 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the administration of rabies vaccine under a local rabies control program.

SB 1781 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez | Oliveira
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the euthanasia of animals in animal shelters located in certain counties.

SB 1831 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 151 as the Specialist Dane Balcon Memorial Bridge.

SB 1832 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the contents of a notice of appraised value sent to a property owner by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district.

SB 1833 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

SB 1834 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to participation in the state group benefits program by a member of the Texas National Guard called to protect the border.

SB 1835 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

SB 1836 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a chronic respiratory disease state strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 1837 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to hold a referendum before spending any money for a fixed rail transit system.

SB 1838 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation conducted by an arson investigating unit.

SB 1839 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizing fees.

SB 1987 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and to deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizing a fee.

SB 1988 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a leasehold or other possessory interest in real property granted by a public facility corporation for a public facility.

SB 1989 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to underwriting standards for evaluating applications for low income housing tax credits.

SB 1990 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of information about water used in hydraulic fracturing.

SB 1991 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1995 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals.

SB 1996 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads.

SB 1997 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to enter into a property tax loan if the property is already subject to a lien securing such a loan.

SB 1998 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to consideration of location of an offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

SB 1999 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to day activity and health services facilities.

SB 2005 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers.

SB 2021 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 2029 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.

SJR 45 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Alamo preservation fund and make a one-time transfer of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Alamo preservation fund.

SJR 46 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.

SJR 67 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SR 427 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Advocacy Day.

SR 435 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Mike Higgins.

SR 436 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2015, as San Antonio Music Teachers Association Centennial Day.

SR 437 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the naming of Jaime P. Martinez Place in San Antonio.

SR 477 Author: Menéndez | Ellis | Garcia | Rodríguez | Uresti | et al.
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice.

SR 529 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing J. Bruce Bugg Jr. for his service to this state.

SR 530 Author: Menéndez | Campbell
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lucy Coffey.

SR 534 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing CentroMed for its service to Bexar County.

SR 550 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the festival of Vaisakhi.

SR 558 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joyce Maxine Whigham Dorrycott on the occasion of her 85th birthday.

SR 564 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Grand Lodge of the Order of the Sons of Hermann on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 580 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Methodist Healthcare System for its organ donor education campaign.

SR 602 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming delegations of the Coahuiltecan people and the Indigenous Cultures Institute to the Capitol.

SR 616 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing West Avenue Elementary School in San Antonio on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 617 Author: Menéndez | Campbell
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing H-E-B on the occasion of its 110th anniversary.

SR 676 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of Dane R. Balcon.

SR 677 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing The University of Texas at San Antonio men's tennis team for winning a national championship.

SR 679 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the 2015 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

SR 680 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the 2016 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

SR 731 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the San Antonio Central Library on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

SR 812 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frank Herrera Jr. for being honored at the Westside Honors Exitos en Nuestra Barrio Gala.

SR 813 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joe Hernandez for being honored at the Westside Honors Exitos en Nuestra Barrio Gala.

SR 814 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Maria Berriozabal for being honored at the Westside Honors Exitos en Nuestra Barrio Gala.

SR 815 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Norma Gutierrez for being posthumously honored at the Westside Honors Exitos en Nuestra Barrio Gala.

SR 816 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cletus Behlmann for being honored at the Westside Honors Exitos en Nuestra Barrio Gala.

SR 830 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bennie L. Cole on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 909 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing The University of Texas at San Antonio softball team for winning the Conference USA West Division title.

SR 938 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Observing World Refugee Day on June 20, 2015.

SR 939 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David Michael and Claudette Anderson Copeland on the 30th anniversary of New Creation Christian Fellowship Church.

SR 943 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John Reddinger on the occasion of his graduation from The University of Texas at Austin and on the completion of his legislative internship.

SR 944 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 957 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Timothy Julio Dovel.

SR 965 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.

SR 973 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing The University of Texas at San Antonio men’s track and field team for winning the 2015 Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship.

SR 1000 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Los Carnales/La Familia Motorcycle Club on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

SR 1015 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert G. Rodriguez of Southwestern Capital Markets.

SR 1017 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Trinity University men's and women's teams for winning the 2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships.

SR 1018 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Trinity University for receiving the 2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Trophy.

SR 1026 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing St. Mary's University women's tennis team for winning the 2015 Heartland Conference championship.

SR 1051 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the John Jay High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps drill teams for their accomplishments at the Grand National Championship competition.

SR 1052 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nathaniel Green on the occasion of his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

SR 1053 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mel Waiters.

SR 1054 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Renetha Helen Macklin.

SR 1056 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 2968.

SR 1062 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the San Antonio Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated, Guide Right Program.

SR 1063 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Edward Glenn Biggs.

Additional Primary Authors (4):
SCR 29 Author: Rodríguez | Ellis | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to update Voting Rights Act provisions to protect against voter discrimination.

SR 398 Author: Garcia | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

SR 555 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the eighth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SR 644 Author: Uresti | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for their effort to gain World Heritage Site designation for San Antonio's five Spanish Colonial missions.

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