Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Carol Alvarado
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/20/2019

Number of Bills: 84

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (66):
SB 326 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

SB 327 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 394 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

SB 455 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the status and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage.

SB 492 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage.

SB 493 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Allen | Farrar | Morales | Rodriguez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.

SB 541 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the designation of an emergency management planner by state agencies.

SB 681 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions.

SB 685 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices.

SB 686 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Goodwin | Talarico | Beckley | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.

SB 757 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB 793 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.

SB 794 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain examination fee subsidies for public school teachers who provide instruction in career and technology education courses.

SB 795 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

SB 796 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a disclosure regarding flood coverage under a residential property insurance policy for areas susceptible to flooding.

SB 797 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining and conditions of employment for fire fighters and police officers in certain political subdivisions.

SB 798 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to license renewal applications for certain family residential centers.

SB 799 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to emergency management and disaster recovery.

SB 963 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to county contracts for emergency management consulting services; requiring a license; authorizing fees.

SB 964 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services performed as a volunteer during a disaster.

SB 965 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.

SB 967 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing of and requirements for certain child-care facilities that detain certain children.

SB 1018 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

SB 1019 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of a housing repair grant pilot program for property owners who provide housing to recipients of certain federal housing assistance.

SB 1020 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a board of managers to govern certain school districts with low-performing campuses.

SB 1217 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Morales
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration of certain arrests in determining an applicant's eligibility for an occupational license.

SB 1218 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.

SB 1219 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at certain transportation hubs.

SB 1344 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/02/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer.

SB 1572 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to municipal registration of vacant buildings in certain municipalities.

SB 1573 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.

SB 1574 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the duties of the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 1575 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Krause
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to governmental immunity for and adjudication of claims arising from a local governmental entity's disaster recovery contract.

SB 1576 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship Grant Program.

SB 1577 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

SB 1578 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the collection, remittance, and administration of certain taxes on motor vehicles rented through a marketplace rental provider.

SB 1579 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Bohac
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain emergency services districts.

SB 1829 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to application requirements for low income housing tax credits for developments financed through the private activity bond program.

SB 1830 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.

SB 1831 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 1832 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of the mixed beverage gross receipts taxes collected from certain music venues.

SB 1833 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain wine by the holder of a wine and beer retailer's permit or mixed beverage permit.

SB 1834 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Rose | Rodriguez | Thompson, Senfronia | Collier
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a study and pilot program regarding the use of incentives to purchase certain fruits or vegetables under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 1835 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Hernandez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Channelview Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

SB 1836 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of treated brackish groundwater and return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater.

SB 1837 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients for whom a physician determines medical use is the best available treatment for the patient's medical condition or symptoms, and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

SB 1881 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1915 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Canales | Cain
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the board of pilot commissioners for Harris County ports.

SB 1916 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an exception from required disclosure under the public information law for certain personal information obtained by certain flood control districts.

SB 1917 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the prevailing wage for work associated with public work contracts; authorizing a penalty.

SB 1918 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 1 2019 6:43PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities; granting authority to issue bonds.

SB 1919 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the delivery of alcoholic beverages from the premises of a mixed beverage permittee.

SB 1920 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to required reporting of human trafficking cases by peace officers and prosecutors.

SB 1921 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of high school participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

SB 2000 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.

SB 2001 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.

SB 2002 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of affordable housing as a qualifying project for public-private partnerships.

SB 2119 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Goldman | Herrero
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees.

SB 2518 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

SJR 42 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino gaming by licensed persons at nine locations in this state to provide additional money for the permanent school fund and authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands; providing for the requirement of occupational licenses, the authorization of a tax and fees, and the provision of criminal penalties.

SJR 64 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.

SR 444 Author: Alvarado | Campbell | Huffman | Lucio | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 20, 2019, as Red Cross Day.

SR 463 Author: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Houston Astros for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

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 816 Author: Alvarado | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Urging Congress to enact legislation to consolidate disaster recovery housing funding into a single Disaster Housing Response and Recovery Block Grant.

SR 831 Author: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Miles | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2019 Fellows from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Additional Primary Authors (18):
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 7 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.

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 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 498 Author: Huffman | Alvarado
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to a commercial landlord's or tenant's remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.

SB 564 Author: Rodríguez | Alvarado
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to collecting data regarding unaccompanied minors in certain child-care facilities.

SB 650 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Hinojosa | Miles | Nelson | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the University of Houston College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

SB 2022 Author: Miles | Alvarado | Taylor
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Harris County Hospital District.

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 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 531 Author: Rodríguez | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/08/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2019, as Texas Promotores and Community Health Workers 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 633 Author: West | Alvarado | Miles | Rodríguez | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Legislative Internship Program Class of the 86th Legislature.

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 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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