Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kel Seliger
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/23/2017

Number of Bills: 96

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (83):
SB 149 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.

SB 150 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

SB 176 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the Texas School Accountability Dashboard.

SB 177 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 23 2015 5:16PM
Caption: Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 266 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the first day of instruction of a school year for public school students.

SB 312 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a required report made to a public school student, parent, and teacher regarding the student's performance on certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments.

SB 313 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Aycock
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the required public school curriculum, the administration of and reports relating to assessment instruments administered to public school students, the instructional materials allotment, and proclamations for the production of instructional materials.

SB 413 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 431 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing a candidate's personal financial statement.

SB 451 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades.

SB 452 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to administering the Texas Success Initiative assessment instrument to certain public school students.

SB 453 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to minimum scores required for public school students to receive credit by an examination administered through the College-Level Examination Program.

SB 454 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the alignment of the college readiness standards and expectations and the essential knowledge and skills.

SB 488 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 2 2015 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

SB 489 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 87 in Howard County as the William B. Crooker Memorial Highway.

SB 490 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

SB 551 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the duty of the Water Conservation Advisory Council to submit a report and recommendations regarding water conservation in this state.

SB 605 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the method of determining the average daily attendance in certain school districts.

SB 685 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Raney
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to the education research center advisory board.

SB 686 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program.

SB 689 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a refund of overpayments of the motor vehicle sales tax computed based on standard presumptive value.

SB 778 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 803 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the validation of certain actions relating to municipal airport zoning regulations.

SB 804 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the period of eligibility for support from the universal service plan for certain providers.

SB 810 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility.

SB 846 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to abolish the permanent resident hotel occupancy tax exemption.

SB 892 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to educator preparation programs and teacher certification examinations.

SB 893 Author: Seliger | Campbell
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 30 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Relating to public school teacher performance appraisals, continuing education, professional development, career advancement, and compensation.

SB 916 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of a program to improve public education through partnerships between certain public school campuses and public universities.

SB 917 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the Texas Mass Gatherings Act to certain horse and greyhound races.

SB 1023 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the designation of van-only parking spaces for use by persons with disabilities; creating an offense.

SB 1024 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: White, James | Allen | Huberty
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eligibility for course credit and high school diplomas of students enrolled in educational programs provided by the Windham School District in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 1025 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to supplemental compensation paid to certain county judges.

SB 1026 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

SB 1027 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to refunding certain taxes remitted by racing associations in consideration for enhancing racing purses.

SB 1030 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting.

SB 1188 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.

SB 1189 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a multidisciplinary studies associate degree program at each public junior college.

SB 1190 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1191 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Crownover
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 1225 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

SB 1226 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting.

SB 1227 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to payment of covered claims based on assignment.

SB 1228 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing children of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission employees to be employed by holders of licenses or permits issued by the commission.

SB 1229 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use of credit card payments to settle claims for health care services.

SB 1392 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to service contracts, vehicle protection products and loss damage waivers for heavy equipment; requiring an occupational license; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

SB 1403 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the financing of convention center hotels in certain municipalities.

SB 1515 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to a data center from the state sales and use tax.

SB 1516 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the calculation of a service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class.

SB 1517 Author: Seliger | West
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

SB 1518 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

SB 1519 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice and appeal of an adverse determination by utilization review agents.

SB 1520 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to transparency of certain information related to certain health benefit plan coverage.

SB 1755 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

SB 1797 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the amount of supplemental payments under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1798 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

SB 1927 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance.

SB 1928 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to ensuring local governmental and community input in any federal refugee resettlement program established in this state.

SB 1983 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of pollution control property.

SB 2030 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the election date of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 2041 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Craddick
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 191 in Midland County as the Sergeant Michael Naylor Memorial Highway and of the portion of Interstate Highway 30 in Rockwall County as the Congressman Ralph Hall Highway.

SCR 13 Author: Seliger | Estes | Fraser | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

SCR 19 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 04/08/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Johnny Trotter of Hereford on the occasion of his induction into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

SCR 22 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Quitaque as the official Bison Capital for a 10-year period beginning in 2015.

SR 57 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

SR 58 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing W. David Watts for his contributions to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

SR 59 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Shoot Out BBQ Cook-off.

SR 106 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Howard County Day.

SR 107 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Howard Parker and Joe Parsley for receiving the 2014 Top Hand Award.

SR 173 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 18, 2015, as Andrews County Day.

SR 174 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Panhandle Day.

SR 175 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Roy Don Creacy.

SR 253 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Texas PTA for their work on behalf of the children of Texas.

SR 402 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kirk Edwards for being named 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.

SR 403 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Chuck Wagon Gang of Odessa for 75 years of service to the community.

SR 502 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Andrews County Airport for being selected Airport of the Year.

SR 503 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Hemphill County Airport for being selected Most Improved General Aviation Airport of the Year.

SR 548 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 15, 2015, as County Government Day.

SR 645 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Chili and Barbecue Cook-off.

SR 733 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 7, 2015, as Salad Day 2015.

SR 1025 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of W. Winfred Moore.

SR 1059 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1191.

SR 1067 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing June 6, 2015, as Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day in Texas.

Additional Primary Authors (13):
SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 11 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/13/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 13 Author: Perry | Estes | Hall | Schwertner | Seliger
Sponsor: Aycock | Cyrier
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and high school, college, and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual credit courses, the development of public outreach materials, and the development of postsecondary education and career counseling academies.

SB 18 Author: Nelson | Hinojosa | Seliger
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies.

SB 439 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Campbell | Estes | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Sponsor: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

SB 795 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program.

SB 1165 Author: Fraser | Campbell | Eltife | Lucio | Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Companion document considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the express preemption of regulation of oil and gas operations and the exclusive jurisdiction of those operations by the state.

SB 1735 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Hall | Seliger
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.

SB 2031 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Lucio | Seliger | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program.

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 424 Author: Perry | Seliger
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Ward and Winkler Counties Day.

SR 1024 Author: Taylor, Larry | Seliger
Last Action: 05/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shanna Peeples for being named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

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