Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Angela Paxton
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/14/2019

Number of Bills: 85

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (52):
SB 689 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level.

SB 690 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 75 in Richardson as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway.

SB 838 Author: Paxton | Hughes
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

SB 860 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of a regulatory sandbox program administered by the attorney general for certain financial products and services; authorizing a fee.

SB 861 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a zero-based budget legislative appropriations request process.

SB 1374 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Ashby
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sequencing of certain required mathematics courses in public schools.

SB 1375 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to terminating participation in the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.

SB 1376 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Patterson | González, Mary | Ashby | VanDeaver
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eliminating certain requirements imposed on school districts and other educational entities.

SB 1493 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children adopted from the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1494 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Wu | Miller | Klick | Hinojosa | Rose
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of personal information of certain employees and contractors of the Department of Family and Protective Services and of certain elected officials.

SB 1495 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of amusement rides by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1731 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/12/2019 S Corrected comm. report printed & distributed: Apr 12 2019 2:56PM
Caption: Relating to certain eligibility requirements for issuance of a teaching certificate.

SB 1732 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Referred to County Affairs: May 9 2019 12:11AM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain water districts make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

SB 1733 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to financial reporting requirements for toll projects.

SB 1734 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of a non-profit direct-support organization.

SB 1778 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Holland
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to excess wear and use waivers in connection with the lease of motor vehicles; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1779 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to security for state agency information and information technologies.

SB 1780 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to value-based arrangements in the Medicaid vendor drug program.

SB 1852 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disclosures required in connection with the issuance of certain health benefit plans.

SB 1853 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to certain workers' compensation reporting requirements.

SB 1854 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of local school health advisory councils as governmental bodies for purposes of the open meetings law and the public information law.

SB 1855 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a microchip scan of animals in the custody of an animal shelter or releasing agency.

SB 1856 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 2074 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing school districts to reimburse under the Foundation School Program private employers for paid internships provided to certain students in career and technology education programs in the district.

SB 2075 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening, reading instrument requirements, and a requirement that a school district notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

SB 2076 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.

SB 2077 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a redetermination of a preliminary wage determination order by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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.

SB 2161 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offenses of providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization and engaging in terrorist activities.

SB 2162 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil actions involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.

SB 2163 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the survival of a mechanic's retainage lien after the foreclosure of a lien securing a construction loan.

SB 2243 Author: Paxton | Campbell | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Referred to Public Health: May 9 2019 12:11AM
Caption: Relating to required counseling before an abortion is performed.

SB 2244 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 29 2019 6:32PM
Caption: Relating to the state virtual school network and a study on digital learning.

SB 2245 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 05/22/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of traffic regulations on a public road that is owned, operated, and maintained by a special district.

SB 2246 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

SJR 69 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenue to provide for property tax relief and public school teacher compensation.

SR 127 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 02/05/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the City of Lucas.

SR 267 Author: Paxton | Nelson
Last Action: 02/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27 and 28, 2019, as Plano Legislative Days.

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 312 Author: Paxton | Nelson
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 5, 2019, as Frisco Independent School District Day.

SR 403 Author: Paxton | Nelson
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council of Frisco ISD to the State Capitol.

SR 418 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Albert P. Carey on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 468 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bruce Glasscock on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 469 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2019, as Texas Realtors Day.

SR 470 Author: Paxton | Fallon
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 26 and 27, 2019, as Collin County Days.

SR 503 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Parker on the occasion of its 50th 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 627 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Condemning the systematic, state-sanctioned harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China.

SR 648 Author: Paxton | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 2019 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

SR 809 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kyler Murray for his selection as the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft.

SR 837 Author: Paxton
Last Action: 05/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dotty Ragley.

SR 840 Author: Paxton | Nelson
Last Action: 05/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Maelyn Jarmon for winning the 16th season of The Voice.

Additional Primary Authors (33):
SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

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 20 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Krause | Collier | White | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prevention of, reporting regarding, investigation of, prosecution of, criminal and civil penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, to treatment, services, and compensation available to victims of those offenses, and to orders of nondisclosure for certain persons who are victims of certain of those offenses.

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 23 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Apr 23 2019 6:25PM
Caption: Relating to enforcement of the rights of a living child born after an abortion; creating a civil cause of action; creating a criminal offense.

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 696 Author: Huffman | Paxton
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to peace officer instruction on the trafficking of persons and compelling prostitution.

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 1005 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Paxton
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.

SB 1006 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 1007 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prepayment of ad valorem taxes.

SB 1033 Author: Hancock | Campbell | Creighton | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Schaefer | Swanson | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and a criminal offense.

SB 1503 Author: Zaffirini | Paxton
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

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.

SJR 43 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Paxton
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.

SR 37 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Hughes | Paxton | Taylor | et al.
Last Action: 02/12/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2019, as Baylor Day.

SR 85 Author: Huffman | Paxton
Last Action: 02/05/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 5, 2019, as Dyslexia Awareness Day.

SR 171 Author: Nelson | Paxton
Last Action: 02/11/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2019, as Frisco Day.

SR 246 Author: Fallon | Hall | Paxton
Last Action: 02/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2019, as Wylie 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 466 Author: Nelson | Paxton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frisco as the headquarters of the Professional Golfers' Association of America.

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 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 594 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Hughes | Paxton | Taylor | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Baylor University Lady Bears basketball team for winning the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship.

SR 619 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing April 25, 2019, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day.

SR 637 Author: Hancock | Hall | Paxton
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Missy Shorey.

SR 722 Author: Hughes | Paxton
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jessica Rae Saathoff.

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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