Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José R. Rodríguez
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 30

SB 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 15 2015 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund and the available school fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the uses of the revenue allocated to the state highway fund.

SB 13 Author: Perry | Estes | Hall | Schwertner | Seliger
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Rodríguez | West | Garcia
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
Coauthor: Huffman | Eltife | Bettencourt | Hancock | Nichols | et al.
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 97 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia | Zaffirini | Campbell | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado | Collier | Guillen | Isaac | Paddie
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 106 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Ellis | West | Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.

SB 142 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

SB 149 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Garcia | Huffines | Rodríguez | West | Lucio
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 219 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nelson | Hinojosa | Birdwell | Campbell | Rodríguez | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Raymond
Last Action: 04/02/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 239 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Lucio | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Coleman
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

SB 318 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Lucio | Garcia | Nelson | Menéndez
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes.

SB 339 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Ellis | Menéndez
Sponsor: Klick | Zerwas | Zedler | Coleman | Sheffield
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees.

SB 459 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Alvarado | Alonzo
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs in the office of the governor.

SB 462 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Ellis
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

SB 487 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Whitmire | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.

SB 543 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia | Rodríguez | Watson | West
Sponsor: Elkins | Otto | Walle | Gutierrez | Leach
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees.

SB 546 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate certain care to an intern.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Ellis | Hall | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

SB 713 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Birdwell | Campbell | Lucio | Rodríguez | Garcia
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to general officers within the state military department.

SB 753 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

SB 760 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access and assignment requirements for, support and information regarding, and investigations of certain providers of health care and long-term services.

SB 805 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Raney | Guillen
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.

SB 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Burton | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

SB 1389 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Menéndez | Rodríguez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the border commerce coordinator.

SB 1483 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Watson | West | et al.
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to Texas community schools.

SB 1494 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: West | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the educational needs of homeless students.

SB 1664 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Watson | Schwertner | Garcia | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 1853 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Huffman | Rodríguez | Uresti | Whitmire
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to establish a statewide program for the prevention and detection of certain criminal offenses.

SB 1881 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Perry
Sponsor: Peña | Naishtat | Zedler
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.

SB 2001 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Campbell | Rodríguez | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 20 2015 8:05PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.

SJR 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund.

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