Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Dan Patrick
82nd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/26/2018

Number of Bills: 107

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (93):
SB 16 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/29/2011 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.

SB 124 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty.

SB 125 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 126 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the duty of a peace officer to inquire into the lawful presence of certain persons.

SB 127 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Harless
Last Action: 05/22/2011 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of charter schools.

SB 128 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

SB 129 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/21/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

SB 130 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to informed consent to an abortion.

SB 243 Author: Patrick, Dan
Last Action: 01/31/2011 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment of the Texas Bleeding Disorders Advisory Council.

SB 244 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the continuing education requirements for certain peace officers.

SB 391 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Eissler
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the provision of electronic samples of a textbook adopted by the State Board of Education.

SB 392 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/02/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the classification of certain entities as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

SB 393 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/28/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to amended sales tax reports and the reallocation of sales tax revenue.

SB 394 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/02/2011 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person.

SB 395 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/02/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.

SB 443 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/08/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to measures intended to provide flexibility and cost savings to school districts.

SB 444 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/02/2011 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.

SB 474 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/14/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value for ad valorem tax purposes of commercial or industrial real property.

SB 475 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 524; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

SB 476 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/14/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the classification of automotive repair shops as primarily engaged in retail trade for purposes of the franchise tax.

SB 477 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/14/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the allocation to a school district of the expenses of a joint election.

SB 515 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/17/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to required individual health insurance coverage.

SB 516 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 714 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/29/2011 H Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges and from related ordinances, resolutions, and rules.

SB 827 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/05/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the child health plan and medical assistance programs.

SB 828 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues.

SB 829 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/08/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities.

SB 830 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the use of customs brokers to obtain a refund of sales and use taxes and to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 838 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer | Gallego | Carter | Zedler | Christian
Last Action: 05/20/2011 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the penalty for driving while intoxicated.

SB 839 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the presence of minors in certain alcoholic beverage establishments; providing penalties.

SB 840 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issues at a hearing for a person whose driver's license is administratively suspended for refusal to consent to the taking of a specimen following an arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

SB 841 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Miller, Sid | Hernandez Luna | Gallego
Last Action: 05/25/2011 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security.

SB 842 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to requiring the use of an ignition interlock device on conviction of certain intoxication offenses.

SB 843 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 05/10/2011 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of failure to identify.

SB 844 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Hunter | Gallego | Christian | Rodriguez, Eddie | Zedler
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained.

SB 845 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond.

SB 846 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of advanced practice nurses at certain sites serving medically underserved populations.

SB 847 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Davis, John
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain hospital districts to contract for the performance of administrative functions and services.

SB 848 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 05/11/2011 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups.

SB 902 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/08/2011 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to participation by private school students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

SB 903 Author: Patrick | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/13/2011 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.

SB 904 Author: Patrick | Birdwell | Hinojosa | Ogden | Uresti
Sponsor: King, Phil | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/18/2011 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain citizens residing outside the United States to vote a full ballot.

SB 905 Author: Patrick | Deuell | Hegar | Hinojosa | Seliger
Sponsor: Gallego | Kleinschmidt
Last Action: 05/21/2011 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain federal and state employees.

SB 906 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/08/2011 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board.

SB 945 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Branch
Last Action: 05/22/2011 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing a lower-division institution of higher education to award an associate degree to a student enrolled in a four-year public institution of higher education who previously attended the lower-division institution.

SB 946 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/08/2011 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the public school finance system.

SB 947 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/20/2011 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to certain criminal investigators of the United States and to other federal law enforcement personnel.

SB 1199 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/11/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a ballot by mail single language requirement.

SB 1200 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher | Riddle | Coleman
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice of the peace courts located in certain counties.

SB 1201 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/16/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.

SB 1202 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/16/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to asbestos and silica litigation.

SB 1214 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Garza
Last Action: 05/24/2011 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to certain University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

SB 1215 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/16/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes of the appraised value of a residence homestead and the offsetting of the resulting revenue loss to school districts with state sales and use tax revenue.

SB 1396 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/22/2011 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to measures to increase cost efficiency at public institutions of higher education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including the elimination of certain reporting and other requirements imposed on institutions or the coordinating board.

SB 1397 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/22/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creation of a study committee for the Interstate Health Care Compact.

SB 1398 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/22/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to verification of precinct and ballot styles during the public testing of direct recording electronic voting machine systems.

SB 1399 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Legler
Last Action: 05/23/2011 H Committee report distributed: May 23 2011 9:10PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of foundation repair contractors; providing penalties.

SB 1400 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 05/24/2011 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations.

SB 1544 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a determination on granting assault leave to a certified educator where there has been a juvenile or criminal conviction.

SB 1545 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Woolley
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the liability of a volunteer health care practitioner who conducts a physical examination or medical screening of a student athlete.

SB 1546 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the right to a new hearing before an appraisal review board following a failure to attend a hearing.

SB 1547 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the foreclosure of certain property associations' assessment liens.

SB 1548 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system and to an offense involving the release of a DNA sample to an unauthorized recipient.

SB 1785 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Department of Health Professions to regulate certain health professions, the transfer of certain powers and duties to the department, and the abolishment of certain state agencies and other licensing entities.

SB 1786 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions.

SB 1787 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the information provided by a peace officer before requesting a specimen to determine intoxication.

SB 1788 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to planning for students enrolled in public school special education programs.

SB 1789 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Bohac
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to platting requirements affecting subdivision golf courses in certain counties.

SB 1790 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 05/19/2011 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to distributing or prescribing abortion-inducing drugs; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1791 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring certain state retirees from the elected class to contribute toward the cost of health insurance.

SB 1792 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants affecting residential homes.

SB 1793 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/23/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to liability of certain public utilities that allow recreational use of land that the public utility owns, occupies, or leases.

SB 1822 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/24/2011 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain supplemental student loan programs and the issuance of private activity bonds by qualified nonprofit corporations.

SB 1823 Author: Patrick | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/06/2011 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to guaranteed student loans and alternative education loans.

SB 1882 Author: Patrick
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 22; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

SB 1897 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/13/2011 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Vintage Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.

SCR 14 Author: Patrick | Birdwell | Carona | Deuell | Duncan | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SJR 7 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/21/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

SJR 12 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 05/25/2011 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

SJR 20 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 02/14/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial or industrial real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 110 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

SJR 21 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/21/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled.

SJR 27 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/01/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes, to reduce public school district property taxes, and to fund the state's rainy day fund.

SJR 36 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/16/2011 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead.

SJR 49 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/24/2011 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's free exercise of religion.

SR 87 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 01/25/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the efforts of the Boot Campaign and its contributions to United States active duty service members and veterans.

SR 503 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/14/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Patriot Guard Riders on their commitment to supporting the families of veterans and active-duty military members.

SR 551 Author: Patrick | Carona
Last Action: 03/17/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Republic of Italy.

SR 637 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 03/28/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Louis Bernard Marks on the occasion of his 87th birthday.

SR 770 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/18/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2011 class of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Scholars, for their commitment to public service and public policy.

SR 827 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/26/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing pregnancy care centers for their dedication.

SR 846 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/27/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing O.A. "Bum" Phillips.

SR 873 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 04/28/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William Arnold McMinn, Jr.

SR 931 Author: Patrick
Last Action: 05/06/2011 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the participants in the Texas Honor Ride.

Additional Primary Authors (14):
SB 12 Author: Shapiro | Davis | Duncan | Patrick | West
Last Action: 04/28/2011 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the flexibility of the board of trustees of a school district in the management and operation of public schools in the district.

SB 14 Author: Fraser | Birdwell | Carona | Deuell | Duncan | et al.
Sponsor: Harless | Taylor, Larry | Pena | Truitt | Smith, Todd
Last Action: 05/27/2011 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

SB 24 Author: Van de Putte | Birdwell | Carona | Davis | Deuell | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson | Jackson, Jim | Madden | Harless | Menendez
Last Action: 04/21/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses.

SB 178 Author: Fraser | Birdwell | Carona | Duncan | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 11/08/2010 S Filed
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

SB 354 Author: Wentworth | Birdwell | Carona | Deuell | Eltife | et al.
Last Action: 05/20/2011 S Motion to suspend regular order fails
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

SB 377 Author: Huffman | Patrick
Sponsor: Riddle | Gallego | Burkett | Hartnett | Carter
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.

SB 572 Author: Nichols | Gallegos | Patrick
Last Action: 03/29/2011 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service.

SB 573 Author: Nichols | Gallegos | Patrick
Sponsor: Creighton | Eissler | Cook
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services.

SB 635 Author: Nichols | Gallegos | Patrick
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 05/29/2011 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 636 Author: Nichols | Gallegos | Patrick
Last Action: 04/28/2011 H Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility.

SB 637 Author: Nichols | Gallegos | Patrick
Last Action: 05/02/2011 H Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by an investor-owned water and sewer utility.

SB 1365 Author: Ellis | Gallegos | Hegar | Huffman | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2011 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from the national research university fund.

SB 1383 Author: Shapiro | Patrick
Sponsor: Eissler
Last Action: 06/17/2011 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an appraisal and professional development system for public school principals.

SR 35 Author: West | Birdwell | Carona | Davis | Deuell | et al.
Last Action: 01/19/2011 S Printed in full
Caption: Honoring the victims and heroes of the Arizona shooting.

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