Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Sylvia Garcia
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 50

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 25 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties.

SB 88 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

SB 93 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Burton | Garcia | Hall | Huffines
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for failure to pay a surcharge.

SB 96 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Garcia | West
Sponsor: Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the use and possession of e-cigarettes on school property or at school-related or school-sanctioned activities.

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 133 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for school district employees and school resource officers.

SB 135 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Ellis | Menéndez | Garcia | Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Dutton | Reynolds | Miles | Giddings
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the organization of a grand jury.

SB 147 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Birdwell | Garcia | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Hernandez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case; providing penalties.

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 159 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: West | Garcia
Sponsor: Márquez
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education.

SB 161 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia | West
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

SB 169 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez | Garcia | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to ensuring that certain military members and their spouses and dependents maintain their positions on interest lists or other waiting lists for certain health and human services assistance programs.

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 253 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.

SB 297 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

SB 300 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to notice to parents of public school students regarding human sexuality instruction.

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 383 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Bernal
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the time of delivery to the early voting ballot board for ballots voted by mail in certain counties.

SB 385 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB 390 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Garcia
Sponsor: White, James
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to docket preference for trials in which the alleged victim is younger than 14 years of age.

SB 468 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to childbirth and contraception.

SB 507 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Garcia | Menéndez
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.

SB 534 Author: Watson | Creighton | Ellis | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

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 602 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Garcia | Creighton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

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 674 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.

SB 695 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Faircloth | Thompson, Ed | Deshotel | Hunter | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

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 750 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to a report made by the Texas Education Agency regarding the property and casualty insurance costs of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

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 818 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Creighton | Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a parent appointed as a conservator of a child disclose certain information regarding family violence; creating a criminal offense.

SB 825 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.

SB 832 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Garcia
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the coordinating workgroups of the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services.

SB 833 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Garcia | Creighton
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service.

SB 947 Author: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez | West | Hinojosa | Garcia
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program.

SB 1069 Author: West | Hinojosa
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas.

SB 1169 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Garcia | Lucio
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.

SB 1200 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability.

SB 1216 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 18 2015 7:24PM
Caption: Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1242 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia | Hinojosa | Zaffirini | Eltife | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1304 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Garcia | Zaffirini | Hinojosa
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 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 1780 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Garcia
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 2003 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

SCR 37 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia | Campbell
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

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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