Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/5/2019

Number of Bills: 40

SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor
Coauthor: Flores | Campbell | Fallon | Hall | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

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 18 Author: Huffman | Nelson
Coauthor: Campbell | Buckingham | Creighton | Fallon | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Geren | Cain | Goldman | Oliverson | Phelan
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

SB 23 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson | et al.
Coauthor: Perry | Lucio | Hall | Bettencourt | Creighton | 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 24 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Schwertner | Birdwell | Taylor
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the provision of informational materials and certain other information to a pregnant woman before an abortion.

SB 25 Author: West
Coauthor: Powell | Lucio | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Schwertner | et al.
Sponsor: Turner, Chris | Stucky | Howard | Frullo | Walle
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

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 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 322 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.

SB 357 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Buckingham | Schwertner | Watson
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to outdoor advertising signs regulated by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 402 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.

SB 404 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Schwertner | Flores
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to a petition by residents of certain counties for an election regarding voter approval of municipal annexation.

SB 408 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to eliminating distinctions in the application of consent annexation requirements.

SB 421 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Buckingham | Hall | Schwertner
Sponsor: Craddick | Burns | Burrows | Phelan
Last Action: 05/24/2019 S House appoints conferees w/inst-reported
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 502 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Schwertner | Zaffirini
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 526 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Powell | Schwertner
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Finance
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 572 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hughes | Seliger | Hall
Sponsor: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Kacal | Lambert | Moody
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

SB 652 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Birdwell | Schwertner | Fallon
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation.

SB 653 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Flores | Bettencourt | Perry | Fallon | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 661 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Hughes | Perry | Creighton | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates for certain non-ERCOT utilities.

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 692 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the audit of wholesale invoices during certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies.

SB 726 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Schwertner
Sponsor: Lambert
Last Action: 04/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to investments by state banks to promote community development.

SB 762 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hughes | Fallon | Flores | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to wages and employment benefits.

SB 846 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Schwertner | Buckingham
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

SB 926 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Schwertner | Buckingham | Creighton
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/26/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public school transportation system in certain counties.

SB 943 Author: Watson | Buckingham | Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Nichols | Perry | Campbell | Nelson | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Capriglione | Phelan | Canales | Wilson | Zerwas
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

SB 1033 Author: Hancock | Campbell | Creighton | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Flores | Fallon | Birdwell | 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 1253 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a public database maintained by the comptroller of information about certain political subdivisions.

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 1663 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hughes | Fallon | Schwertner | Hall
Sponsor: White | Toth | Hefner
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments or memorials located on public property; providing civil penalties.

SB 1742 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Schwertner | Zaffirini | Buckingham
Sponsor: Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to physician and health care provider directories, preauthorization, utilization review, independent review, and peer review for certain health benefit plans and workers' compensation coverage.

SB 2127 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to a border operations training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.

SB 2243 Author: Paxton | Campbell | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton | Bettencourt | Lucio | Hall
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 2373 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Schwertner | Fallon
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain deceptive trade practices by interactive computer services.

SB 2416 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and medical research cannabis.

SJR 24 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Coauthor: Powell | Fallon | Seliger | Schwertner | Johnson | et al.
Sponsor: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

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