Texas Legislature
Filed Senate Bills
88th Legislature Fourth Called Session
Report Date: 2/20/2024

Number of Bills: 137
SB 1 Author: Creighton
Last Action: 11/10/2023 H Referred to Educational Opportunity & Enrichment, Select: Nov 10 2023 9:01AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program.

SB 2 Author: Creighton | Huffman
Last Action: 11/10/2023 H Referred to Educational Opportunity & Enrichment, Select: Nov 10 2023 9:01AM
Caption: Relating to a local optional teacher designation system implemented by a school district, the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system, and certain allotments under the Foundation School Program; making an appropriation.

SB 3 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Jetton, Jacey | Bonnen | Cain | DeAyala | Kitzman
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to an appropriation to provide funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure and border security operations, including funding for additional overtime expenses and costs due to certain increased law enforcement presence.

SB 4 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Spiller | Hefner | Bell, Keith | Hunter | Geren
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the illegal entry into or illegal presence in this state by a person who is an alien, the enforcement of those prohibitions and certain related orders, including immunity from liability and indemnification for enforcement actions, and authorizing or requiring under certain circumstances the removal of persons who violate those prohibitions; creating criminal offenses.

SB 5 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 12/05/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the school safety allotment under the Foundation School Program and the establishment of a school safety grant program; making an appropriation.

SB 6 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to requirements for trial in the contest of an election on a proposed constitutional amendment.

SB 11 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the Foundation School Program, including an adjustment in those amounts to reflect inflation.

SB 12 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain children of classroom teachers for enrollment in a free prekindergarten program.

SB 13 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a paid parental leave policy at public schools and an allotment under the Foundation School Program for the cost of providing paid parental leave under that policy.

SB 14 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of average enrollment for purposes of the public school finance system.

SB 15 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grant program for school districts or open-enrollment charter school campuses that are designated as full-service community schools.

SB 16 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to academic distinction designations under the public school accountability system and the career and technology allotment under the Foundation School Program.

SB 17 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

SB 18 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain continuing education programs.

SB 19 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to designating the second Saturday in October as Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

SB 20 Author: King
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.

SB 21 Author: King
Last Action: 11/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to law enforcement agency accreditation, including a grant program to assist agencies in becoming accredited; making an appropriation.

SB 22 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an attack by a dangerous dog; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 23 Author: Springer
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the combination of certain election precincts.

SB 24 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to air conditioning requirements at facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 25 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the period for which an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student to a public institution of higher education is entitled to an academic fresh start.

SB 26 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person employed by a school district as a teacher to serve on the appraisal review board of an appraisal district.

SB 27 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and a biennial study on providing additional adjustments based on the effects of increased inflation.

SB 28 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to paid rest breaks for construction employees of construction contractors and subcontractors; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 29 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of a substance listed in Penalty Group 1-B.

SB 30 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

SB 31 Author: Campbell
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized or appointed to exercise the power of sale under the terms of a contract lien on real property.

SB 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/10/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to land development, waste management, and the creation of special districts in counties.

SB 33 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 11/13/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to confirmation of a voter's residence by a voter registrar.

SB 34 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/13/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a uniform coordination of benefits questionnaire for health benefit plans.

SB 35 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/13/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an annual study by the Texas A&M University Texas Real Estate Research Center of the purchase and sale of single-family homes by certain institutional buyers.

SB 36 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/13/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to property owners' associations, including condominium owners' associations.

SB 37 Author: Menéndez | Alvarado | Blanco | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | et al.
Last Action: 11/14/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system.

SB 38 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 11/14/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities.

SB 39 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to certain regulations adopted by governmental entities for the building products, materials, or methods used in the construction of residential or commercial buildings.

SB 40 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the temperature at which a facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is maintained.

SB 41 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 27; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to bond requirements for certain judges.

SB 43 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to special appointments in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 44 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to guardianships for persons who are incapacitated; changing a fee.

SB 45 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 11/17/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to prohibit the movement of people through the municipality or county.

SB 46 Author: Hall
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving tampering with a state-owned barrier or part of a barrier used to prevent travel across the international border of this state.

SCR 1 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Recognizing Nedra S. Kinerk for her service to the people of McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley.

SCR 2 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 11/13/2023 S Filed
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Public Safety to consider opening a Driver License Mega Center in Magnolia.

SCR 3 Author: King
Sponsor: Craddick
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Winifred Yates Waller.

SCR 4 Author: Sparks
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing The University of Texas Permian Basin football team for winning the 2023 Lone Star Conference championship.

SCR 5 Author: Sparks
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of James Ratliff "Jay" Hurt Jr.

SCR 6 Author: Sparks | Flores | Perry
Sponsor: Craddick
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the 2024 Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation BBQ Cook-Off.

SCR 7 Author: Sparks
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 12/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of James Ratliff "Buzz" Hurt Sr.

SCR 8 Author: LaMantia
Last Action: 12/04/2023 S Filed
Caption: Requesting the creation of a joint interim committee to study deficiencies in the State of Texas systems for protecting wards under state-supervised guardianships.

SCR 9 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Recognizing Ray Wilson on the occasion of his retirement.

SJR 6 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an individual's right to personal reproductive autonomy.

SR 1 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Augustin Rivera Jr. for receiving the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award from the South Texas Council of Boy Scouts of America.

SR 2 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Isaac McAllen for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 3 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/08/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Hector Hugo Gutierrez.

SR 4 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Barbara Jean York Hancock.

SR 5 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Korean American Medical Association of Texas for its contributions to the state.

SR 6 Author: Hinojosa | LaMantia
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Elizabeth Suarez for her induction into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

SR 7 Author: Hinojosa | LaMantia
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Val LaMantia on the occasion of her induction into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

SR 8 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Carter Bostic for winning first place at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

SR 9 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jackson Drozd for winning second place at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

SR 10 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Enrique Montalvo for winning fourth place at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

SR 11 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cayden Beatty for winning sixth place at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

SR 12 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Burnet High School FFA team for winning a national championship.

SR 13 Author: Sparks
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Vega Junior High School for receiving a National Blue Ribbon Schools award.

SR 14 Author: West
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Adrian DeJuan Smith.

SR 15 Author: West
Last Action: 11/09/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James Baylor for his service with the United States Army.

SR 16 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing June 6 and 7, 2024, as Eternal Heroes Memorial Days.

SR 17 Author: West
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert A. Williams Jr. for receiving the Sword of the Spirit.

SR 18 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the International Trade Center Community Empowerment Organization on the occasion of its 21st anniversary.

SR 19 Author: Campbell | Huffman
Last Action: 11/16/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Columbus Community Hospital for its contributions to public health.

SR 20 Author: Campbell
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the San Antonio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 21 Author: Campbell
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patti and Don Johnson for their service to Senate District 25.

SR 22 Author: Campbell
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing November 20, 2023, as Adoption Day in Hays, Caldwell, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties.

SR 23 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing participants of the Larry Turner Classic Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

SR 24 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joseph Claude Martin III.

SR 25 Author: West
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Carol West for 50 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

SR 26 Author: West
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Debra Bourgeois for 50 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

SR 27 Author: West
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing DeMetris Sampson for 50 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

SR 28 Author: West
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joyce Ratcliff for 50 years of service to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

SR 29 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joann Smith.

SR 30 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James H. Smith.

SR 31 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara Ruth Boone.

SR 32 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mae Ping Wong on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

SR 33 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Rangers for winning the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series.

SR 34 Author: Creighton
Last Action: 11/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Holocaust Remembrance Association on the occasion of the opening of the Holocaust Garden of Hope.

SR 35 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 11/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Byrne Construction Services on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 36 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 11/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John Hamshire Williams.

SR 37 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Elizabeth Noel Harwerth for her appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

SR 38 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert L. Alexander on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

SR 39 Author: Flores
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Leander Independent School District for being named the College Board Advanced Placement Large District of the Year.

SR 40 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Suzanne Linbeck Reynolds.

SR 41 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Cameron Lions Club on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 42 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lou Ethel Gaw.

SR 43 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hill-Bert's Burgers on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 44 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert Lee Moody Sr.

SR 45 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Javier Garza.

SR 46 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing South Texas College on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

SR 47 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Falls City, Francisco Farias, and Roel A. & Celia R. Saenz Elementary Schools and Hector J. Garcia Early College High School for their selection as National Blue Ribbon Schools.

SR 48 Author: LaMantia | Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charles W. Zahn Jr. on his tenure as chair of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission.

SR 49 Author: LaMantia
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jose Victor Baldovinos for his work as environmental health director for the City of South Padre Island.

SR 50 Author: LaMantia
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Edgar Cruz as the vice president of the Texas Environmental Health Association South Texas Chapter.

SR 51 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of C. Garth Cline.

SR 52 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charlotte Ann Nix Newsom.

SR 53 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert E. Van Cleave.

SR 54 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Doris Jane Sheridan.

SR 55 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members of the Travis County Probate Court for their pro bono efforts in behalf of The Arc of the Capital Area.

SR 56 Author: Hinojosa | LaMantia
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alejandra Llanos for being named the National Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

SR 57 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mark Majek on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 58 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Bill W. Harper.

SR 59 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Carolyn Doss Kerns.

SR 60 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Carthage High School football team for winning a state championship.

SR 61 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Gina E. Gallegos on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 62 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Brad Jones.

SR 63 Author: West
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joseph Jackson on his elevation to the office of Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God in Christ, International.

SR 64 Author: West
Last Action: 11/30/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Children and Family Institute on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

SR 65 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hastings Humans on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 66 Author: Eckhardt
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Louise Stefan for 60 years of service to Hastings Humans.

SR 67 Author: Flores
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Randy MacNaughton for his service to his community.

SR 68 Author: Flores
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jessyn Rebecca Ramos on the occasion of her quinceañera.

SR 69 Author: Perry
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Laura Lewis.

SR 70 Author: LaMantia | Hughes
Last Action: 12/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jesus Adalberto Lucio.

SR 71 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Eddie Lucio Jr. for receiving the Defender of Life Award.

SR 72 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ray Wilson on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 73 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Gregory Raymond Byrne.

SR 74 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Samuel Garcia for his inclusion on the Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 list.

SR 75 Author: West
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Troy Peterson Bacon II.

SR 76 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Recognizing Aristeo L. Partida for his service to his community.

SR 77 Author: West
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John Ben Sutter on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 78 Author: Eckhardt | Hinojosa
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of David Gray Hall.

SR 79 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of Jerry Wayne Wallace.

SR 80 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Billy Lee Hughes.

SR 81 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alice Jane Boulter Littlejohn.

SR 82 Author: Hughes
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Pamela Anglin for her service as president of Paris Junior College.

SR 83 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert Vasquez for his service to our country and state.

SR 84 Author: Creighton
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Albanian American Cultural Center for their contributions to the State.

SR 85 Author: Menéndez | Alvarado | Blanco | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | et al.
Last Action: 12/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joyce W. Dorrycott.

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