Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/17/2019

Number of Bills: 54

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 13 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Birdwell | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbying; creating a criminal offense.

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 15 Author: Creighton | Buckingham | Campbell
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of private employers.

SB 16 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Stucky | Thompson, Senfronia | King, Phil | Meyer | Minjarez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain full-time peace officers in this state.

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 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 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 243 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

SB 244 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Birdwell
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 10 2019 2:01PM
Caption: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

SB 293 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Bettencourt
Sponsor: González, Mary | Bernal | Rosenthal
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.

SB 316 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the attorney general's duty to defend public school teachers.

SB 406 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: West | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

SB 477 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 4 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

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 555 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Fallon | et al.
Coauthor: Bettencourt
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 591 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Lucio | Bettencourt | Paxton | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program, eligibility of certain students for Foundation School Program benefits, and reporting requirements regarding certain students.

SB 608 Author: Watson | Birdwell | Buckingham | Nichols
Coauthor: Seliger | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the School Land Board.

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 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 748 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to maternal and newborn health care, including the newborn screening preservation account.

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 923 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 1 2019 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 1082 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

SB 1146 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/02/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain local officials to serve as the chief appraiser of an appraisal district or as the assessor for a taxing unit that operates an appraisal office.

SB 1264 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Whitmire | Lucio | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Oliverson | Martinez Fischer | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Lucio III
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers.

SB 1455 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Fallon | Hall
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state virtual school network; changing a fee.

SB 1769 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to collection of taxes by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at certain ports of entry.

SB 1828 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hancock | Seliger | Hinojosa | Lucio | Paxton | et al.
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Holocaust Remembrance Week in public schools.

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 2101 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Wray
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an individual who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead.

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 2343 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: May 16 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Relating to courses offered jointly by certain public junior colleges and independent school districts.

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 2485 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Fallon
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of certain employment benefits provided by private employers.

SB 2486 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Fallon
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of the scheduling and overtime compensation practices of private employers.

SB 2487 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Fallon
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of employment leave provided by private employers.

SB 2488 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Fallon | Campbell
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain, consider, or take employment action based on an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

SCR 1 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: May 6 2019 9:04PM
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

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 67 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Lucio | Bettencourt | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Wray
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death.

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