Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Beverly Powell
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/21/2019

Number of Bills: 80

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (65):
SB 350 Author: Powell
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the expiration of the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act.

SB 351 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

SB 352 Author: Powell
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund by certain entities.

SB 450 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the deadline for certain economic development corporations to file a certain report with the comptroller.

SB 451 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 13 2019 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

SB 832 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to lottery game revenue for grants to public school prekindergarten programs.

SB 833 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

SB 834 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the issuance of an occupational license to certain applicants with prior convictions.

SB 992 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services.

SB 993 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed in the presence of a child.

SB 994 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to creating a school safety allotment under the foundation school program.

SB 1015 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to an ongoing review of the public school finance system by the Texas Education Agency.

SB 1016 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Bernal
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school professional development training requirements.

SB 1017 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Guerra | Muñoz, Jr. | Guillen | Longoria
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SB 1274 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the consideration of certain performance indicators in evaluating certain school districts and campuses under the public school accountability system.

SB 1275 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to requiring school districts to administer college readiness assessment instruments to certain students at state cost.

SB 1276 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

SB 1294 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to water-related exemptions from sales and use taxes.

SB 1295 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of water filling stations in the sales and use tax exemption for water-efficient products.

SB 1296 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1297 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the adoption of uniform general conditions for building construction contracts entered into by school districts and the composition of the committee that reviews uniform general conditions.

SB 1298 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of certain voters at a polling place.

SB 1299 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the powers of certain regional transportation authorities.

SB 1353 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to addressing adverse childhood experiences and developing a strategic plan to address those experiences.

SB 1354 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members.

SB 1355 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 16 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the work-based learning task force.

SB 1356 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the approval of certain degree programs by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

SB 1404 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to consent to the disclosure of certain information and to other matters relating to newborn and infant screening tests.

SB 1469 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of game rooms and amusement redemption machines.

SB 1470 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a political subdivision's adoption of zoning regulations for certain coin-operated machines.

SB 1471 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of electric and hybrid vehicles.

SB 1472 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the collection of state, municipal, and county hotel occupancy taxes by a short-term rental marketplace.

SB 1650 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to employee-owned companies.

SB 1651 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle towing.

SB 1652 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility of certain students for Foundation School Program benefits and the calculation of average daily attendance for those students.

SB 2130 Author: Powell
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the assessment requirements of the Texas Success Initiative for students who achieve certain scores on a high school equivalency examination.

SB 2131 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account.

SB 2132 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

SB 2133 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the implementation of a statewide case management system for judicial case information.

SB 2134 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to establishing supplemental payment programs for the reimbursement of certain ambulance providers under Medicaid.

SB 2135 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.

SB 2136 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Collier
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence in the prosecution of an offense against a family member or certain other individuals or involving exploitation of certain vulnerable individuals.

SB 2294 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a minimum wage and monthly stipend for municipal and county peace officers; making an appropriation.

SB 2295 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of educational materials regarding disease prevention during a disaster.

SB 2296 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Vo | Cain
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to definition of a common paymaster.

SB 2297 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a review by the state auditor of certain assessment instruments administered to public school students.

SB 2298 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to school safety measures, including the authority of a school district to implement a school bus monitoring system that records images of vehicles that pass a stopped school bus; authorizing a civil penalty; imposing a surcharge.

SB 2299 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.

SB 2300 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain nurses employed by a long-term care facility.

SB 2301 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the maternal peer support pilot program for perinatal mood disorder.

SB 2302 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of school climate in the indicators for evaluating the performance of public schools.

SB 2387 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 2388 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to services provided to and collection of data regarding individuals with acquired brain injury.

SB 2389 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the designation of liaison officers at public institutions of higher education to assist certain students who are parents.

SB 2390 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of a person protected by a magistrate's order for emergency protection.

SB 2391 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

SB 2456 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Zedler
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Karis Municipal Management District of Tarrant County; changing the territory of the district; providing a civil penalty; providing authority to issue bonds.

SCR 53 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to pass the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.

SR 106 Author: Powell | Birdwell | Hancock | Nelson
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dionne Phillips Bagsby.

SR 205 Author: Powell
Last Action: 02/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Mansfield Day.

SR 323 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kyrell McBride Johnson.

SR 327 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Louise Appleman on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 328 Author: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2019, and March 31, 2020, as Stop the Bleed Day.

SR 737 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Freese and Nichols on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 835 Author: Powell
Last Action: 05/26/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 700.

Additional Primary Authors (15):
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 12 Author: Huffman | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | González, Mary | Meyer | Walle
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 873 Author: Johnson | Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to notice of the health of children attending a child-care facility.

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 227 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Nelson | Powell
Last Action: 02/25/2019 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Garrett Willis Hull.

SR 294 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Hancock | Powell
Last Action: 03/04/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 297 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Hancock | Powell
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing March 6 and 7, 2019, as Tarrant County Days.

SR 311 Author: Hancock | Nelson | Powell | West
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2019, as The University of Texas at Arlington Day.

SR 349 Author: Nelson | Alvarado | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Governor's Commission for Women.

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 557 Author: Rodríguez | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 16, 2019, as Texas Education and Sharing Day.

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 814 Author: Lucio | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elaine Mendoza on her election as chair of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

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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