Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kel Seliger
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/18/2019

Number of Bills: 76

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (54):
SB 213 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

SB 214 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production.

SB 215 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.

SB 223 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 248 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to investment training requirements for school district and municipal financial officers.

SB 328 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the information required to be included in or with a school district ad valorem tax bill.

SB 329 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and certain immunization exemption information and reports.

SB 348 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of certain rivers and streams in particular counties.

SB 349 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

SB 499 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to students.

SB 501 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a study of costs associated with dual credit courses offered at public high schools.

SB 502 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to issue reports on the transferability of credit.

SB 503 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

SB 504 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Beckley
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain information in postsecondary education and career counseling academies developed for certain school counselors and other postsecondary advisors employed by a school district.

SB 505 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation.

SB 528 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the maintenance and operation tax of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 814 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Buckley
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of equine dentistry.

SB 828 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 12 2019 1:04PM
Caption: Relating to the name of the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.

SB 877 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 180 in Gaines County as the Bob Ford Memorial Highway.

SB 878 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 385 in Seagraves as the Irvin "Butch" Hill Memorial Highway.

SB 879 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 181 in Gaines County as the Dell Ross Claiborne Memorial Highway.

SB 995 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to an increase in the basic allotment and classroom teacher salaries.

SB 996 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating the state-required assessment instrument in social studies and the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument.

SB 1021 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.

SB 1086 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 1226 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the release of a reversionary interest in certain real property by the Health and Human Services Commission and conditions related to that release.

SB 1393 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Returned to committee: May 20 2019 10:00PM
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

SB 1394 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of companies that prearrange barbering and cosmetology services outside of certain facilities.

SB 1395 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voter approval of a proposed ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

SB 1398 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a behavior improvement plan imposed as a public school truancy prevention measure.

SB 1399 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education submit a report regarding compliance with a course information Internet posting requirement.

SB 1749 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement of the reporting and use of information concerning the termination of a license holder's employment.

SB 1750 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment.

SB 1950 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Donley County Hospital District.

SB 1951 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 287 as the Honorable Teel Bivins Memorial Highway.

SCR 7 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Holland
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the second Saturday of September as Quanah Parker Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

SJR 21 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than 10 percent of the prior fiscal year's total net general revenue related collections and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer.

SJR 46 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SR 35 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/23/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kirk Edwards for being named the 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.

SR 84 Author: Seliger | Creighton
Last Action: 01/30/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 30, 2019, as Community College Day.

SR 120 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/05/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 5, 2019, as Midland-Odessa Day.

SR 140 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of Thomas E. Creek.

SR 190 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/19/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 19, 2019, as Panhandle Day.

SR 191 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2019, as Andrews County Day.

SR 206 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/19/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jimmie Ray Bridges.

SR 262 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2019, as Howard County Day.

SR 352 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/13/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 13, 2019, as Home Care and Hospice Awareness Day.

SR 391 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/13/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of R. D. Cornelison.

SR 422 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Amarillo Sod Poodles on their inaugural 2019 season.

SR 424 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kevin J. Slater for being named a 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year.

SR 518 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Midland County Republican Women to the State Capitol.

SR 570 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Junior League of Midland, Incorporated, for 70 years of service to the community.

SR 733 Author: Seliger | Perry
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert Duncan for his service to the people of Texas.

SR 744 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ann Bradford for her service to Centers for Children and Families, Incorporated.

Additional Primary Authors (22):
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 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 709 Author: West | Seliger
Sponsor: Frullo | Stucky | Zerwas | Walle
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

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 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 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.

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 419 Author: Watson | Seliger
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jimmie Ray Bridges.

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 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 694 Author: Flores | Buckingham | Fallon | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the participants in the Texas A&M University Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and Public Policy Internship Program.

SR 735 Author: Hughes | Hinojosa | Seliger | Watson | West | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Vatra Grace Solomon.

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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