Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Kirk Watson
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/18/2018

Number of Bills: 12

SB 18 Author: Nelson | Hinojosa | Seliger
Coauthor: Huffman | Eltife | Bettencourt | Hancock | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies.

SB 127 Author: West
Coauthor: Watson
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

SB 271 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 358 Author: West
Coauthor: Watson | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 503 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Watson
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to financial assistance to local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense jobs or facilities.

SB 543 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia | Rodríguez | Watson | West
Sponsor: Elkins | Otto | Walle | Gutierrez | Leach
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Ellis | Hall | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Kolkhorst | Estes | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

SB 945 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Watson | Nelson | Seliger
Sponsor: Aycock
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to funding under the public school finance system for a school district with a compressed tax rate below the state maximum compressed tax rate.

SB 1483 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Watson | West | et al.
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to Texas community schools.

SB 1664 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Watson | Schwertner | Garcia | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 2034 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Watson
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Cameron County Healthcare District; granting the authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

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