Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/16/2019

Number of Bills: 95

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (67):
SB 197 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 198 Author: Schwertner | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.

SB 199 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 200 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

SB 552 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 553 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

SB 554 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 28 2019 12:30AM
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 555 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land and the liability for the additional tax imposed on such land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.

SB 745 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Campbell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to eliminating distinctions in the application of consent annexation requirements.

SB 1214 Author: Schwertner | Seliger
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain aircraft.

SB 1215 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions.

SB 1216 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an alternatively fueled vehicle.

SB 1506 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to cosmetology licensing and sanitation requirements.

SB 1507 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the hours of instruction required to obtain an operator license to practice cosmetology.

SB 1508 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.

SB 1509 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks.

SB 1510 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the apportionment of infrastructure costs in regard to certain property development projects.

SB 1548 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health care data collection requirements and a feasibility study on the use of the data to create a database of amounts billed for certain health care services.

SB 1549 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain emergency care facilities.

SB 1550 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services.

SB 1653 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regarding alternatively fueled vehicles and gasoline and diesel taxes.

SB 1879 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to firearms training for county jailers.

SB 1880 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 2049 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy.

SB 2050 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the aviation development account.

SB 2051 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of a practical examination by a junior college or career school or college.

SB 2213 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the operations of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council and crime stoppers organizations.

SB 2284 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for certain services and procedures performed by pharmacists.

SR 30 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 28, 2019, as CRNA Day.

SR 80 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/28/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Christian Alexander Vidaurri for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 81 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/28/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Caleb Earl Wood for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 167 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/11/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bell Cleaners on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

SR 188 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/12/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2019 Texas Birthday Bash in Navasota.

SR 189 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/12/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Reb and Nancy Bacchus on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

SR 223 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 21, 2019, Williamson County Day.

SR 224 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/26/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day.

SR 299 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Duane Miller.

SR 301 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Leon High School varsity cheerleading squad for winning a state championship.

SR 332 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Michael Blaine Bright for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 337 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William Henry Peckham III on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

SR 448 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mazie Warren for his service as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

SR 449 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2019, as Fairfield Day.

SR 501 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kellie Fuller for informing law enforcement officials of a human trafficking operation.

SR 502 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hailye Reynolds on the occasion of her graduation from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

SR 533 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/02/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Prairie Grove Baptist Church on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

SR 564 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 1, 2019, as Hutto Day.

SR 565 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 125th anniversary of the Grimes County Courthouse.

SR 613 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Capstone Project students for their commitment to public service.

SR 640 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kevin Almeida Oh on the occasion of his graduation from McNeil High School.

SR 664 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the grand opening of the Williamson County Georgetown Annex.

SR 680 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/02/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dell Technologies on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its headquarters.

SR 707 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Rehm Maham for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 713 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cathryn Horton on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 715 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Durham Kevin White for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 716 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Oleg Michael Dylla for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 717 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending James Edward Pospisil for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 718 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Ryan Patrick Wall for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 720 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Nicholas Brainard for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 721 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Lucas Mason Rollo for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 752 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joziah Garcia on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 753 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alyssa Garrett on the occasion of her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 754 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Preston Garrett on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 755 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hallel Stephens on the occasion of her graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.

SR 757 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert Looney on the occasion of his graduation from Texas Tech University.

SR 765 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Grace Methodist Church on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

SR 789 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Milano High School boys track team for winning a state championship.

SR 853 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the director and staff of the Legislative Reference Library.

Additional Primary Authors (28):
SB 6 Author: Kolkhorst | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

SB 8 Author: Perry | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | et al.
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to state and regional flood planning.

SB 10 Author: Nelson | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Price | Button | Allison | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Returned to committee: May 21 2019 7:16PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium.

SB 22 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Noble | Morrison | King, Phil | Klick | Springer
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

SB 63 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium.

SB 548 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to complaints filed with and certain other filings submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 743 Author: Hall | Hinojosa | Perry | Rodríguez | Schwertner
Sponsor: Buckley
Last Action: 04/25/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Olive Oil Industry Advisory Board.

SB 746 Author: Campbell | Buckingham | Fallon | Schwertner
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to certain procedures associated with voter approval of municipal annexation.

SB 786 Author: Johnson | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to health care liability insurance for certain nursing facilities.

SB 933 Author: Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 6 2019 9:04PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency to investigate the administration of public education.

SB 1186 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Menéndez | Miles | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers.

SB 1187 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Menéndez | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of utilization review and independent review for health benefit plan coverage.

SB 1188 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Menéndez | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan provider networks; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment.

SB 1240 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Fallon | Hall | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the production and regulation of hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

SB 1332 Author: Johnson | Perry | Rodríguez | Schwertner | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products; imposing taxes; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1655 Author: Hancock | Schwertner
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sampling of distilled spirits provided by the manufacturer to a retailer of distilled spirits.

SB 1891 Author: Hancock | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 11 2019 4:54PM
Caption: Relating to a limit on the rate of growth of certain appropriations.

SB 2160 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; creating a criminal offense.

SR 50 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Senator José Menéndez on the occasion of his 50th birthday.

SR 97 Author: Watson | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 02/05/2019 S Again read
Caption: Designating February 5, 2019, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 108 Author: Birdwell | Buckingham | Huffman | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Texas State Technical College delegation to the State Capitol.

SR 535 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring the crisis at the Texas-Mexico International Border an emergency and requesting Congress to adopt a budget that fully funds all means necessary to fully secure the Texas-Mexico International Border.

SR 555 Author: Buckingham | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Gary P. Nunn for his contributions to music.

SR 559 Author: Hancock | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Friends of the Governor's Mansion on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

SR 651 Author: Alvarado | Hall | Menéndez | Schwertner | Watson
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2019 as Financial Literacy Month.

SR 660 Author: Hughes | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Madison Fuller for her contributions as Miss Texas 2018.

SR 762 Author: Zaffirini | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nathan L. Hecht for 30 years of service on the Texas Supreme Court.

SR 843 Author: Whitmire | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 05/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patsy Spaw for her loyalty and service to the Texas Senate.

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