Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Kirk Watson
83rd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/25/2019

Number of Bills: 29

Sponsor (29):
HB 294 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals.

HB 419 Author: Farias
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating the first Friday in November as Texas Arbor Day.

HB 546 Author: Strama
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/16/2013 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of renewable energy reinvestment zones and the abatement of ad valorem taxes on property of a renewable energy company located in such a zone.

HB 619 Author: Gonzalez, Naomi
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the requirements for issuance of certain barbering and cosmetology licenses and certificates for applicants holding licenses issued by other states; imposing fees.

HB 658 Author: Sheets | Krause
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to certain lawsuits seeking damages.

HB 742 Author: Strama | Villarreal | Otto | Anchia | Villalba
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to a grant program for certain school districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged and summer teaching opportunities for high-performing, new, and student teachers.

HB 768 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the application of the public and private facilities and infrastructure contracting requirements to technology facilities.

HB 949 Author: Smithee | Thompson, Senfronia | Alonzo
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to continuation of automobile insurance coverage for certain motor vehicles acquired during a personal automobile insurance policy term.

HB 2015 Author: Davis, John
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the proper classification of workers performing services in connection with governmental contracts; providing a penalty.

HB 2036 Author: Branch
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to identify future higher education and workforce needs of this state and make related recommendations to address those needs by the state's bicentennial.

HB 2127 Author: Howard | Stephenson | Frullo
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program.

HB 2204 Author: Pickett
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a variable speed limit pilot program by the Texas Transportation Commission.

HB 2256 Author: Howard | Naishtat
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the view of the State Capitol.

HB 2304 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the certification of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

HB 2305 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle inspections; creating an offense; changing the collection method for certain fees.

HB 2478 Author: Alvarado | Davis, John
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the collection, study, and reporting by the Texas Workforce Commission of certain information regarding shortages in high-wage, high-demand occupations.

HB 2500 Author: Bohac | Strama | Button | Anchia
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of solar energy property.

HB 2782 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/16/2013 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to disapprove rate changes for certain health benefit plans.

HB 2952 Author: Rodriguez, Justin | Collier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the period of time allowed for issuance of decisions by the commissioner of education in certain appeals against school districts.

HB 3307 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the manufacture of malt beverages, including under alternating brewery proprietorship and contract brewing arrangements.

HB 3350 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

HB 3483 Author: Fletcher
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to requirements for a driver education course, the eligibility of persons under 18 years of age to operate a motor vehicle, and the administration of certain driver's license examinations by home-taught driver education course providers.

HB 3568 Author: Kleinschmidt
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the designation of the structure on Loop 150 in the city of Bastrop connecting the east and west banks of the Colorado River as the Chief Petty Officer (SOC) Stephen "Matt" Mills Bridge.

HB 3813 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to municipal fire suppression standards in certain municipalities.

HCR 65 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 04/05/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Austin.

HCR 78 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 04/24/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Paul Qui of Austin on his achievements as a chef and restaurateur.

HCR 85 Author: Dukes | Darby | Strama | Rodriguez, Eddie | Workman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/10/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Officer Jaime Padron of the Austin Police Department.

HCR 95 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 04/24/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Greater Austin Crime Commission's Longhorn Leaders program on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

HCR 212 Author: Frullo
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. 2268.

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