Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José R. Rodríguez
83rd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/15/2019

Number of Bills: 36

SB 10 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Campbell | Davis | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/21/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to employment, higher education, and state purchasing programs for veterans.

SB 24 Author: Hinojosa | Lucio | Seliger | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Watson | Van de Putte | Ellis | Eltife | Rodríguez | et al.
Sponsor: Oliveira | Branch
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

SB 28 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Van de Putte | Eltife | Rodríguez | Carona | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 01/28/2013 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle.

SB 86 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Davis | Rodríguez
Last Action: 01/28/2013 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.

SB 89 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 01/28/2013 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions.

SB 140 Author: Ellis | Carona
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Campbell | Garcia
Last Action: 04/29/2013 S Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences.

SB 162 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Davis | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/18/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the occupational licensing of spouses of members of the military and the eligibility requirements for certain occupational licenses issued to applicants with military experience.

SB 229 Author: Davis
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Uresti
Sponsor: Turner, Chris | Farias | Flynn | Moody
Last Action: 05/25/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to an exception to the domicile requirement for issuance of a commercial driver's license for certain military personnel.

SB 240 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Lucio
Last Action: 01/29/2013 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school accountability and end-of-course assessment instruments.

SB 260 Author: Davis | Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Stickland | Sheets | Krause | Pickett
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the absence of a student from school to visit with a parent, stepparent, or guardian who will be or has been deployed on military duty.

SB 308 Author: Fraser | Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/05/2013 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the collection of data relating to military-connected students through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).

SB 313 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Van de Putte | Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/19/2013 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 377 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Rodríguez | West
Sponsor: González, Mary | King, Susan | Guillen | Walle
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the determination of certain exemptions from the administration of state assessment instruments to public school students.

SB 406 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Nichols | Patrick
Sponsor: Kolkhorst | Coleman | Orr | Naishtat | Guerra
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the practice of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.

SB 414 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Huffman | Garcia | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Branch
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding authorizing certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs to address regional workforce needs.

SB 421 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Naishtat
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the Texas System of Care and the development of local mental health systems of care for certain children.

SB 442 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Farias
Last Action: 05/21/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.

SB 465 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Carona
Last Action: 05/06/2013 S Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.

SB 515 Author: Eltife | Birdwell | Lucio | Van de Putte | Watson | et al.
Coauthor: Williams | Davis | Rodríguez | Ellis | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Smith | Harless | Villarreal | Isaac | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale and production of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

SB 516 Author: Eltife | Lucio | Van de Putte | Watson | Whitmire
Coauthor: Williams | Davis | Rodríguez | Ellis | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Smith | Harless | Villarreal | Isaac | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution of ale by certain brewers.

SB 517 Author: Eltife | Lucio | Van de Putte | Watson | Whitmire
Coauthor: Williams | Davis | Rodríguez | Ellis | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Smith | Harless | Villarreal | Isaac | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution of beer by certain manufacturers.

SB 518 Author: Eltife | Birdwell | Lucio | Van de Putte | Watson | et al.
Coauthor: Williams | Davis | Rodríguez | Ellis | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Smith | Harless | Villarreal | Isaac | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

SB 557 Author: Davis
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Campbell
Last Action: 04/08/2013 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Caption: Relating to a voluntary contribution to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

SB 565 Author: Ellis | Deuell
Coauthor: Lucio | Davis | Watson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/20/2013 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the accommodation of pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, children, senior citizens, users of public transportation, movers of commercial goods, and motorists on streets and highways.

SB 643 Author: Deuell
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Davis
Last Action: 02/25/2013 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

SB 846 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Menéndez | Moody
Last Action: 05/10/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to training, certification, and accreditation provided or regulated by the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 898 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Davis | Nelson | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/23/2013 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

SB 1003 Author: Carona
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Van de Putte
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a review of and report regarding the use of adult and juvenile administrative segregation in facilities in this state.

SB 1158 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to higher education for veterans and their families.

SB 1476 Author: West
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Sheffield, Ralph | Miller, Rick
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the veteran entrepreneur program by the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 1553 Author: Lucio | Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Farias | Guillen
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Homes for Texas Heroes home loan program.

SB 1583 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 04/16/2013 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to extending the court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people for purposes of obtaining special immigrant juvenile status and Department of Family and Protective Services policies for handling cases involving those young people.

SB 1611 Author: Ellis | Duncan
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Rodríguez | Carona | West
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Lewis | Moody | Farney | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 05/16/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

SJR 12 Author: Ellis | Carona
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Campbell
Last Action: 03/21/2013 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences.

SJR 30 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Carona
Last Action: 05/06/2013 S Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature under certain limitations to specify the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which certain disabled veterans and the surviving spouses and children of certain veterans are entitled.

SR 662 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Davis | Ellis | Estes | Garcia | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2013 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the seventh class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

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