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

Number of Bills: 62

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (41):
SB 628 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.

SB 1492 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to grand jury proceedings and establishing a commission to study improvements and alternatives to those proceedings.

SB 1590 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a franchise or insurance tax credit for low-income housing developments.

SB 1591 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.

SB 1697 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 23 2019 11:18AM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a change of name for a person with a final felony conviction or a person required to register as a sex offender.

SB 1698 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 23 2019 11:13AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain juvenile offenders to be transferred to criminal court.

SB 1699 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

SB 1700 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.

SB 1701 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the operation of unmanned aircraft over certain facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1702 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the office of independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

SB 1815 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice to a prospective residential tenant regarding a dwelling that is located in a floodplain or that has been damaged by flooding.

SB 1816 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of solicitations of private security companies by political subdivisions.

SB 2003 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of school-based behavioral health centers by school districts and a grant program administered by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission for the operation of those centers.

SB 2186 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to pretrial diversion programs funded by the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the provision of training and technical assistance provided by the division.

SB 2187 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a compliance monitor to oversee certain county jails.

SB 2188 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to community supervision.

SB 2189 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses, including certain conditions of suspension or renewal of a driver's license.

SB 2190 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confinement of juveniles in certain facilities.

SB 2191 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Collier
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the confinement of a defendant pending trial and detention or placement of a juvenile offender.

SB 2241 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the judges authorized to release on bail a defendant charged with certain offenses, and the considerations for setting the amount of bail.

SB 2242 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to youth diversion programs for children accused of certain fine-only offenses and related criminal justice matters; authorizing and imposing fees.

SCR 3 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Wray
Last Action: 01/16/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Providing for a joint session to canvass the votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and for a joint session for the inaugural ceremony.

SCR 4 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Wray
Last Action: 01/16/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 10, 2019, and ending on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

SCR 9 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 01/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, and ending on Monday, January 28, 2019.

SCR 12 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 01/30/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, and ending on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

SCR 16 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 02/19/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and ending on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

SCR 56 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 04/02/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, and ending on Monday, April 1, 2019.

SJR 37 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.

SR 1 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/09/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

SR 121 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/05/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber.

SR 263 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/25/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rest Lawn Cemetery for receiving the Historic Texas Cemetery designation.

SR 390 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/13/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bernard A. Harris Jr. on the 25th anniversary of his space walk.

SR 412 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on the occasion of its 121st anniversary.

SR 457 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/20/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the 2019 Profiles of Prominence honorees of the Houston Northwest Chapter of the National Women of Achievement, Incorporated.

SR 504 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ruby Lee Scott.

SR 505 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the East Harris Chambers-Liberty County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

SR 509 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Houston Metropolitan Area Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for their contributions to their communities.

SR 697 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Houston Daniel.

SR 732 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing W. M. "Bill" Elkin on the occasion of his retirement.

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.

SR 865 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/27/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
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 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 151 Author: Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 152 Author: Rodríguez | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.

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 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 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.

SJR 9 Author: Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

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 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 498 Author: Creighton | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2019, as Firefighter 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 647 Author: Menéndez | Flores | Lucio | Rodríguez | West | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the 10th class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows 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 738 Author: Zaffirini | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the families, friends, and peers of the victims of hazing.

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 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.

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