Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José R. Rodríguez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/16/2019

Number of Bills: 24

SB 3 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hughes | Hinojosa | Buckingham | West | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 28 2019 12:30AM
Caption: Relating to additional funding to school districts for classroom teacher and librarian salaries.

SB 7 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Johnson | Schwertner | Fallon | Campbell | Rodríguez | 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 14 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Buckingham | Flores | Hinojosa | Seliger | West | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel | Ashby | Bell, Keith | King, Phil | Price
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to broadband service or facilities provided by an electric cooperative.

SB 21 Author: Huffman | Campbell | Hinojosa | Johnson | Kolkhorst | et al.
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Miles | Powell | West | 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 26 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Whitmire | Creighton | Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

SB 30 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Flores | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hughes | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan | Metcalf | Sanford | Longoria
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to ballot language requirements for a proposition seeking voter approval for the issuance of bonds.

SB 90 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Johnson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/01/2019 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 qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

SB 116 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Flores | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

SB 213 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West | Birdwell | Watson | Flores | Perry | et al.
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 312 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Flores | Fallon | Nichols | Schwertner | et al.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

SB 438 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

SB 497 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Watson | Lucio
Sponsor: Rodriguez
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Travis County as the Trooper Carlos Ray Warren Memorial Highway.

SB 531 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.

SB 649 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to promotion of the use of recyclable materials as feedstock for processing and manufacturing.

SB 686 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hughes | Menéndez | Powell | Hall | et al.
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 1037 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies.

SB 1048 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Rodríguez | Creighton
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an independent school district holding elections on the November uniform election date and to the ballot for certain independent school district elections.

SB 1391 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Coauthor: Rodríguez | West
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.

SB 1494 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Nichols | Hughes | Flores | Lucio | Whitmire | et al.
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 1637 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

SB 2299 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Watson | Rodríguez | West | Flores | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.

SB 2452 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Perry
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Alvarado | Rodríguez
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on adoption of const. amendment
Caption: Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

SJR 50 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Coauthor: West | Rodríguez
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 79 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Perry
Coauthor: Alvarado | Zaffirini | Rodríguez
Sponsor: González, Mary | Guillen | Sheffield | Murr | Walle
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

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