Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Brandon Creighton
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/18/2019

Number of Bills: 77

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 11 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Perry | Watson | Powell | Huffman | West | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Huberty | Metcalf | Thierry | Price
Last Action: 06/06/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to policies, procedures, and measures for school safety and mental health promotion in public schools and the creation of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium.

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 17 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Hall | Creighton | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.

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 19 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying, transporting, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential property or manufactured home community property.

SB 20 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | Hall | 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 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 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 27 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies.

SB 29 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Campbell | Nelson
Sponsor: Middleton | Longoria | Metcalf | Phelan | Burrows
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Failed to pass to 3rd reading
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying and certain other activities.

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 65 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Creighton
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.

SB 76 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton
Sponsor: Tinderholt | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the security of the electric grid.

SB 86 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping chickens on single-family residential lots by a municipality.

SB 89 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

SB 193 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.

SB 196 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Powell | Taylor | Menéndez | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 201 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Creighton
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

SB 205 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 317 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Flores | Perry | Creighton
Sponsor: Toth | Cyrier
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.

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 325 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to establishing a protective order registry and the duties of court personnel and other persons and entities in regard to the registry.

SB 339 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Kolkhorst | Creighton | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a seller's disclosure notice for residential property regarding floodplains, flood pools, floodways, or reservoirs.

SB 422 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Fallon | Creighton | Nichols
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fine or fee in certain areas in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

SB 443 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Creighton
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the period for which a property owner may receive a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for property that is rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a disaster.

SB 462 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Creighton
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue debt obligations.

SB 533 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Paddie | Springer
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the severance tax exemption for oil and gas produced from certain inactive wells.

SB 540 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the period for which a property owner may receive a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for property that is rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a disaster.

SB 552 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Coauthor: Nelson | Kolkhorst | Creighton
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.
Coauthor: Nelson | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt
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 563 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Lucio | West
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the reporting of information about the use of federal money for flood research, planning, and mitigation projects.

SB 597 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the imposition by an appraisal district or the appraisal review board for an appraisal district of a fee in connection with a protest filed with the board.

SB 601 Author: Hall | Birdwell | Buckingham | Nichols | Watson
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Veterans Commission.

SB 632 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Collier
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the composition of the governing bodies and the consultation policies of local mental health authorities with respect to sheriffs, their representatives, and local law enforcement agencies.

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 665 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton | Huffman
Last Action: 04/01/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of coastal counties to adopt certain rules for island parks, beach parks, and public beaches; creating a criminal offense.

SB 666 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hinojosa | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 26 2019 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.

SB 676 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Hinojosa
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

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

SB 811 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

SB 851 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Apr 24 2019 5:51PM
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in certain proceedings involving a groundwater conservation district.

SB 855 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit and inspection fees.

SB 865 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/01/2019 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 patients with certain qualifying medical conditions and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

SB 891 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Perry | Taylor | Zaffirini | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Thompson, Senfronia | Holland | Moody | Toth
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.

SB 901 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Elections: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to election integrity; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 903 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Referred to Elections: Apr 29 2019 6:32PM
Caption: Relating to the integrity of elections in this state; imposing a civil penalty; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 957 Author: Bettencourt | Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to voter approval of the issuance of certain obligations by municipalities to pay their unfunded liabilities to a public pension fund.

SB 966 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the location of certain temporary branch early voting polling places.

SB 998 Author: Hinojosa | Flores
Coauthor: Creighton | Buckingham
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the physician education loan repayment program.

SB 1017 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Creighton | Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Guerra | Muñoz, Jr. | Guillen | Longoria
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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 1190 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Fallon
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Referred to Elections: May 6 2019 9:04PM
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

SB 1198 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas Southern University; authorizing the continued imposition of a fee.

SB 1221 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Ranch-to-Market Road 150 in Hays County as the William B. Travis Heritage Trail.

SB 1254 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/01/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to verification of the citizenship status of certain registered voters.

SB 1255 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/08/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 8 2019 9:09PM
Caption: Relating to the location of countywide polling places within a county.

SB 1257 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Perry | Creighton
Sponsor: Leach | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/26/2019 S Motion withdrawn
Caption: Relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.

SB 1316 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.

SB 1322 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

SB 1356 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the approval of certain degree programs by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

SB 1376 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Patterson | González, Mary | Ashby | VanDeaver
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eliminating certain requirements imposed on school districts and other educational entities.

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 1568 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to organized election fraud activity; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 1719 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Taylor | Hinojosa | Alvarado | Miles | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Morrison | Cyrier
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain state hotel occupancy tax revenue.

SB 1978 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Perry | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Sanford | Phelan | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the protection of membership in, affiliation with, and support provided to religious organizations.

SB 2089 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Creighton | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Parker | Raymond | Toth | Miller
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a health care facility's policies regarding advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

SB 2203 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

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 2412 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for the administration of the Coordinated Admission Program (CAP) at The University of Texas at Austin.

SCR 5 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton | Lucio
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 27 2019 2:12PM
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

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.

SJR 27 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Campbell
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.

SJR 46 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Creighton
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.

SJR 49 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 03/19/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

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