Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Juan Hinojosa
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 58

SB 7 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | Menéndez | Seliger | et al.
Sponsor: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Bettencourt | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.

SB 12 Author: West
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Perry | Rodríguez | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Burkett | Fallon
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor.

SB 14 Author: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Estes | Zaffirini | Garcia | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Estes | Rodríguez | Garcia | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 22 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Watson | Nichols | Creighton | Hinojosa | Menéndez | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio III | Howard | Giddings | Huberty
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

SB 26 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Lucio | West
Sponsor: Landgraf | Pickett | Dale | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

SB 27 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans and to the authority to establish a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

SB 28 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Deshotel | Cain | Perez | Paul
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the financing of ports in the state.

SB 35 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state; establishing a fee.

SB 48 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

SB 176 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Perry | Buckingham | Hughes | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

SB 179 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Garcia | Watson | Lucio | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 183 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 203 Author: West
Coauthor: Uresti | Miles | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to removing the deadline for the Department of Family and Protective Services to enter into permanency care assistance agreements.

SB 256 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Hunter | Moody | Herrero | Stickland | Swanson
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

SB 267 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Lucio | Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 271 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Menéndez | Miles | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

SB 277 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Estes | Lucio | Hinojosa | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Frank
Last Action: 06/08/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Coauthor: Watson | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Perry | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of grant programs to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

SB 312 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Schwertner | Watson | Garcia | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

SB 323 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Hughes | Schwertner
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the offense of female genital mutilation.

SB 325 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Miles | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

SB 326 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Garcia | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

SB 380 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Miles | Schwertner | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

SB 401 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the seizure of property by a peace officer.

SB 407 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

SB 408 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.

SB 463 Author: Seliger | Nichols
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Uresti | Rodríguez | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Lozano
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

SB 481 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 570 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Garcia | Lucio | Uresti | et al.
Sponsor: Walle | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the retention, storage, transportation, disposal, processing, and reuse of used or scrap tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 576 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Nelson | Garcia | Menéndez | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 669 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Buckingham | Uresti | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

SB 673 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Nelson | Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.

SB 674 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Perry | Lucio | Huffines
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.

SB 693 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Nichols | Lucio | Perry | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 717 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Uresti | Lucio | Hinojosa | Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.

SB 802 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding best practices in the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

SB 887 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Schwertner
Sponsor: Clardy | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to certain students.

SB 910 Author: Huffman | Uresti
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 933 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.

SB 972 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located.

SB 1066 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson
Coauthor: Seliger | Zaffirini | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of new medical degree programs offered by public institutions of higher education and to the employment status of certain residents participating in certain graduate medical education programs.

SB 1101 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Klick | Wilson
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescription of epinephrine auto-injectors to and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in day-care centers; limiting liability.

SB 1107 Author: Schwertner | Perry
Coauthor: Watson | Uresti | Nelson | Taylor, Van | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Springer
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

SB 1187 Author: West
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the offense of operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility.

SB 1253 Author: West
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the electronic recording and admissibility of certain custodial interrogations.

SB 1367 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Howard | Cortez | Flynn | Klick | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

SB 1395 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Perez
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts and port authorities.

SB 1588 Author: Huffines | Perry | Uresti | Whitmire
Coauthor: Menéndez | Miles | West | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.

SB 1680 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a task force of border health officials.

SB 1695 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mosquito control districts established for an urgent public health purpose.

SB 1739 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Uresti | Buckingham | Garcia
Sponsor: Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty.

SB 1849 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Miles | Garcia | Menéndez | Lucio | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody | Hunter | White
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.

SB 1913 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Menéndez
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Wu | Canales | White
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

SB 2123 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of a pilot program to allow high schools in certain counties to connect to high-speed fiber-optic networks.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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