Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Juan Hinojosa
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/21/2017

Number of Bills: 47

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 28 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use.

SB 55 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families.

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 150 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
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 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 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 233 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Burton | Birdwell | Fraser | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.

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 332 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits.

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 381 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to tort liability arising from a volunteer's operation of a Parks and Wildlife Department motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment.

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 393 Author: Burton | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Creighton
Sponsor: Peña
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration.

SB 435 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of a county treasurer.

SB 481 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to consumer information concerning facility-based physicians and notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.

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 498 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Creighton | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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 630 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking.

SB 664 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Campbell | Lucio
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Kolkhorst | Estes | Hinojosa | 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 797 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

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 807 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

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 900 Author: Taylor, Larry | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 911 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Menéndez
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations.

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 961 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Uresti | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.

SB 1191 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
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 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 1305 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Uresti | Hinojosa
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 1307 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini | Uresti | Hinojosa
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 1376 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

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 1422 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an infrastructure improvement council by the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority; providing authority to impose a voluntary assessment.

SB 1463 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in this state.

SB 1466 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the definition of medical schools for medical residency programs.

SB 1750 Author: West
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

SB 1781 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
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 2063 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Safe Home Demonstration Program.

SCR 24 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Lucio | Birdwell | Nelson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families.

SJR 22 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall | Hinojosa | Nelson | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Ashby | Darby | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

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