Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 31

SB 3 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Van | Hall | Seliger | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

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 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 20 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Uresti | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Price | Cook | Raymond | Kuempel
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

SB 53 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Huffman | Schwertner | Huffines | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 94 Author: Hinojosa | Nelson
Coauthor: Schwertner
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims.

SB 102 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to ballot propositions authorizing political subdivisions to issue bonds.

SB 103 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Campbell | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by local governments.

SB 137 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 139 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Campbell | Schwertner
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to use of money in the state highway fund.

SB 353 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Schwertner | Eltife | Uresti | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

SB 474 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton | Estes | Hall | Birdwell | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

SB 488 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Perry | Lucio | Schwertner
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 522 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the procedure for adoption by a state agency of rules that may have an adverse economic effect on small businesses and micro-businesses.

SB 575 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Creighton | Perry | Schwertner | et al.
Sponsor: Farney
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

SB 714 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Perry | Creighton | Nelson | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the use of automated traffic control systems and photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 914 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner
Sponsor: Schubert | Raymond | Naishtat
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution.

SB 1340 Author: Huffines | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws.

SB 1458 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to entities operating railroads in this state.

SB 1601 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Schwertner | Huffman
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to railroads in this state.

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 1812 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty.

SCR 1 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Perry | Huffines | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SCR 5 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Birdwell | Nelson | Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

SCR 13 Author: Seliger | Estes | Fraser | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Coauthor: Hancock | Nelson | Bettencourt | Schwertner | Taylor, Van
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.

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.

SJR 11 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium.

SJR 12 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Campbell | Schwertner
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees, certain motor vehicle-related taxes, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used.

SR 428 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Again read
Caption: Proclaiming April 16, 2015, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day.

SR 521 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Pamela Joy Finke.

SR 563 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Eltife | Fraser | Kolkhorst | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Again read
Caption: Designating April 22, 2015, Texas State Technical College Day.

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