Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Nathan Johnson
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/15/2019

Number of Bills: 84

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (61):
SB 460 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to reducing criminal penalties for possession of marihuana.

SB 461 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to providing certain discharged or released inmates with documentation to assist in obtaining employment.

SB 524 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 538 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/13/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a driver's license or personal identification certificate to a youth experiencing homelessness.

SB 539 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study on the state certification of music therapists.

SB 642 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

SB 691 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Nevárez
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain misdemeanor drug possession offenses.

SB 760 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and criminal penalties for the possession of marihuana concentrate; creating criminal offenses.

SB 785 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the hours for the sale or delivery of certain alcoholic beverages.

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 788 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Agriculture
Caption: Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities to agricultural products produced or grown in this state.

SB 789 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to limitations on food regulations at farms, farmers' markets, and cottage food production operations.

SB 806 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

SB 807 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to property insurance coverage for and the appraisal of certain condominium properties.

SB 850 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a study on freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

SB 852 Author: Johnson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

SB 853 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property.

SB 854 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

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.

SB 916 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to supportive palliative care.

SB 941 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Johnson, Julie | Beckley
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.

SB 942 Author: Johnson | Perry
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund.

SB 958 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a right of first refusal applicable to the sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SB 1087 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of a health insurance risk pool for certain health benefit plan enrollees; authorizing an assessment.

SB 1145 Author: Johnson | West
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to reports on the prevalence of eating disorders and eating disorder-related deaths in this state.

SB 1238 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Rose | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the admission, examination, and discharge of a person for mental health services.

SB 1239 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for surgical technologists.

SB 1262 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the allocation of hotel occupancy tax revenue collected by certain municipalities.

SB 1286 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported.

SB 1317 Author: Johnson | Watson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to maintenance and production of electronic public information under the public information law.

SB 1318 Author: Johnson | Watson
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the availability of dates of birth under the public information law.

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 1341 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain low-volume poultry processing establishments.

SB 1417 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to phasing out the tax reduction for certain high-cost gas.

SB 1446 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to performance standards for certain aboveground storage tanks.

SB 1447 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.

SB 1448 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of a home and community support services agency.

SB 1458 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Referred to Human Services: May 16 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Relating to compliance with federal coding guidelines for certain divisions and offices within the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1473 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment and use of performance standards for certain secondary-level alternate assessment instruments administered to public school students.

SB 1479 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of, criminal penalties for, and other consequences of possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.

SB 1517 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the designation of a public high school by the Texas Education Agency as an early college high school.

SB 1694 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/08/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing a regulatory authority to establish reduced water and sewer utility rates funded by donations for the benefit of certain low-income customers.

SB 1695 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the health literacy advisory committee and health literacy in the state health plan.

SB 1911 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the information included in a foster child's health passport.

SB 1912 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the sharing of newborn and infant hearing screening results and the provision of information to parents following a screening.

SB 1913 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain cities to change the date on which their general election for officers is held.

SB 1914 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the mediation of the settlement of certain health benefit claims involving balance billing by out-of-network laboratories.

SB 2164 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain school-age programs that provide child-care services.

SB 2165 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prima facie evidence of the intent to sell certain alcoholic beverages.

SB 2250 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to low income housing tax credits administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

SB 2251 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to create additional housing for certain individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability through a Medicaid waiver program.

SCR 10 Author: Johnson
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law that automatically suspends the driver's license of an individual who is convicted of any drug-related offense.

SJR 34 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SJR 40 Author: Johnson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met.

SJR 70 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds for conducting a program to create additional housing for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability.

SR 298 Author: Johnson | Nelson
Last Action: 03/04/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kenneth H. Cooper on the occasion of his 88th birthday.

SR 416 Author: Johnson | West
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joyce Darlene Ewing.

SR 563 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Coppell Independent School District for its service to the Dallas area.

SR 681 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/02/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing September 2019 as Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.

SR 682 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cooper McGough for his commitment to improving his community and his state.

SR 763 Author: Johnson
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Urging support for the rights of Compact of Free Association islanders residing in Texas.

Additional Primary Authors (23):
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 21 Author: Huffman | Campbell | Hinojosa | Johnson | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheffield | Anchia | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.

SB 866 Author: Watson | Johnson
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

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 1060 Author: Hancock | Johnson
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 3 2019 1:53PM
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

SB 1391 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SJR 50 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.

SJR 56 Author: West | Johnson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission and providing redistricting procedures for state legislative, state judicial, and congressional districts.

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 209 Author: Nelson | Hancock | Johnson
Last Action: 02/20/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for being named the Global Airport of the Year.

SR 222 Author: Hall | Johnson
Last Action: 02/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2019, as Leadership Rowlett Day.

SR 302 Author: Hall | Johnson
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2019, as Rowlett Day.

SR 309 Author: Paxton | Johnson
Last Action: 03/04/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2019, as Richardson/Telecom Corridor Legislative Day.

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 622 Author: Paxton | Hall | Hancock | Johnson | West
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Brian Nolff for being named the Dallas Police Department Officer of the Year.

SR 631 Author: Hall | Johnson
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 30, 2019, as Leadership Garland Day.

SR 814 Author: Lucio | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elaine Mendoza for being elected as chair of the 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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