Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Kirk Watson
83rd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/22/2019

Number of Bills: 18

SB 16 Author: Zaffirini | Eltife | Seliger
Coauthor: Watson | Garcia
Sponsor: Branch | Pitts
Last Action: 05/23/2013 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

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 112 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Van de Putte | Watson
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a requirement for and the contents of a declarations page required for certain standard insurance policy forms for residential property insurance.

SB 143 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Schwertner | Huffman | Duncan | Watson | West | et al.
Sponsor: Branch | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/21/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to programs designed to enhance medical education in this state.

SB 237 Author: Van de Putte
Coauthor: Davis | Watson | Garcia
Last Action: 04/03/2013 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

SB 248 Author: Davis
Coauthor: Watson | Van de Putte | Garcia
Last Action: 05/21/2013 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

SB 419 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2013 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of a central database for and health and human services agency investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, and exploitation violations and rights violations at certain facilities operated in this state.

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 639 Author: Carona
Coauthor: Lucio | Watson
Sponsor: Geren | Gonzalez, Naomi | Guerra | Gooden | Herrero
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of beer, ale, and malt liquor by a brewer or beer manufacturer to a wholesaler or distributor and contractual agreements between those entities.

SB 955 Author: Schwertner | Deuell | Nelson | Uresti | Whitmire | et al.
Coauthor: Davis | Carona | Williams | Nichols | Watson | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/19/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the training of certain persons in mental health first aid and assistance, the funding of mental health first aid and assistance training, and the liability of certain persons providing assistance to persons experiencing a mental health crisis.

SB 1240 Author: Duncan
Coauthor: Watson | Carona
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the partition of mineral interests of a charitable trust.

SB 1458 Author: Duncan
Coauthor: Campbell | Davis | Watson | West | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Callegari
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1459 Author: Duncan
Coauthor: West | Davis | Watson
Sponsor: Callegari
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of and contributions to and benefits from the systems and programs administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SJR 13 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Davis | Lucio | Seliger | Uresti | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 05/15/2013 H Failed of adoption
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.

SJR 63 Author: Davis | Ellis | Garcia | Lucio | Rodríguez | et al.
Coauthor: Watson | Van de Putte
Last Action: 03/20/2013 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment appropriating money from the economic stabilization fund for purposes of public education.

SR 314 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hancock | Paxton | Taylor | Watson
Last Action: 03/12/2013 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Robert Griffin III on his exemplary accomplishments.

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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