Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. David Cook
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/6/2023

Number of Bills: 16

SB 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, limitations on appraisals and taxes, and property tax administration.

SB 12 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Shaheen | Metcalf | Burrows | Harris, Caroline | Isaac
Cosponsor: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority to regulate sexually oriented performances and to restricting those performances on the premises of a commercial enterprise, on public property, or in the presence of an individual younger than 18 years of age; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 14 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Oliverson | Klick | Metcalf | Toth | Geren
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

SB 15 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson | Slawson | Klick | Bonnen | Oliverson
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 28 Author: Perry
Sponsor: King, Tracy O. | Troxclair | Price | Kacal
Cosponsor: Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to financial assistance provided and programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 177 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Klick | Frank | Jones, Venton | Harrison
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

SB 379 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Campbell | Eckhardt | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Howard | Button
Cosponsor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain family care items.

SB 403 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Capriglione
Cosponsor: Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Cain | Cook | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the adverse reactions and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

SB 490 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Cosponsor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers.

SB 833 Author: King
Sponsor: Oliverson | Paul | Harris, Cody
Cosponsor: Anderson | Cain | Cook | Dorazio | Frazier | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to consideration by insurers of certain prohibited criteria for ratemaking.

SB 838 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Thierry | Buckley | King, Tracy O. | Collier
Cosponsor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cain | Cole | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.

SB 840 Author: West
Sponsor: Anchía | Johnson, Julie | Jones, Venton
Cosponsor: Bowers | Buckley | Campos | Cook | Gamez | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

SB 975 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Dorazio | Swanson | Garcia | Bucy
Cosponsor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bryant | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.

SB 2021 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Schatzline | Ordaz | Schaefer | Johnson, Ann
Cosponsor: Allison | Bumgarner | Cain | Capriglione | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain Internet websites containing sexual material harmful to minors; providing a civil penalty.

SJR 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes, to increase the amount of an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SJR 81 Author: Birdwell | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | King | et al.
Sponsor: Wilson | Kuempel | Manuel | DeAyala | VanDeaver
Cosponsor: Buckley | Lambert | Spiller | Cook | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of funds to support the capital needs of educational programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System and certain component institutions of the Texas State University System and repealing the limitation on the allocation to the Texas State Technical College System and its campuses of the annual appropriation of certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education.

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