Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José Menéndez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/15/2019

Number of Bills: 51

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 12 Author: Huffman | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Menéndez | Lucio
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | González, Mary | Meyer | Walle
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

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 36 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez | Miles
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

SB 37 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez | Campbell | Buckingham | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Hernandez | Blanco | Oliverson | Shaheen
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the use of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for refusal to grant or renew an occupational license or other disciplinary action in relation to an occupational license.

SB 38 Author: Zaffirini | Campbell
Coauthor: Whitmire | Hinojosa | Lucio | Watson | Perry | et al.
Sponsor: Lozano | Frullo
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing and registration requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 139 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a notice of educational rights for certain student evaluations.

SB 147 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez | Miles | Johnson
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

SB 155 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez | Miles
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

SB 188 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of independent oversight ombudsman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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 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 250 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle.

SB 295 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Menéndez | Alvarado | Whitmire
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Minjarez | Meyer | Moody | Collier
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Returned to committee: May 20 2019 10:00PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 306 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Miles | Menéndez
Sponsor: Israel
Last Action: 04/25/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.

SB 314 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.

SB 326 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

SB 355 Author: West
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Menéndez | Lucio
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to developing a strategic plan regarding implementation of prevention and early intervention services and community-based care and conducting a study regarding the resources provided to foster parents.

SB 361 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Menéndez | West
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain contracts for the transfer of a pet.

SB 364 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Allen | Cortez | Beckley | Bowers | Talarico
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.

SB 429 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Miles | Menéndez
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a comprehensive plan for increasing and improving the workforce in this state to serve persons with mental health and substance use issues.

SB 436 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Menéndez | Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Price | Rose | Minjarez | Sheffield | VanDeaver
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide initiatives to improve maternal and newborn health for women with opioid use disorder.

SB 476 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Nichols | Perry | Menéndez
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to requirements for and municipal regulation of dogs in an outdoor dining area of a food service establishment.

SB 481 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth.

SB 514 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to speech protections for student publications in public schools.

SB 556 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Miles | Menéndez | West | Powell
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for dental services provided to adults with disabilities.

SB 562 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Menéndez
Sponsor: Price | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia | Rose
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to criminal or juvenile procedures regarding persons who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability and the operation and effects of successful completion of a mental health court program.

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 732 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: West | Menéndez
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Referred to Public Health: May 13 2019 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

SB 779 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in certain urban districts.

SB 828 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 12 2019 1:04PM
Caption: Relating to the name of the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.

SB 881 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Larson | Lopez
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.

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 1007 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Lucio | West | Menéndez
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prepayment of ad valorem taxes.

SB 1018 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

SB 1130 Author: West
Coauthor: Menéndez | Powell | Miles
Sponsor: Dutton | Frank
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force on father engagement in this state.

SB 1156 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez | Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a public hearing on certain applications for a permit to drill an oil or gas well.

SB 1200 Author: Campbell | Buckingham
Coauthor: Fallon | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Seliger | Johnson
Sponsor: Miller | Sheffield | Lambert | Buckley
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain military spouses to engage in a business or occupation in this state.

SB 1324 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Menéndez | West | Seliger
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1474 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Murphy | Howard | Frullo
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to private activity bonds.

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 1659 Author: Watson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Hall | et al.
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to the management of the permanent school fund by the School Land Board and the State Board of Education and a study regarding distributions from the permanent school fund to the available school fund.

SB 1667 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Johnson | Campbell | Hinojosa | Miles | West | et al.
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.

SB 2282 Author: West
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Thierry | Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to providing mental health services and mental health education to public school students at school-based health centers.

SB 2297 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Miles | Menéndez | Huffman | Hinojosa | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a review by the state auditor of certain assessment instruments administered to public school students.

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 2551 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Johnson | Menéndez | Hughes | Lucio
Sponsor: Burrows | Moody | Leach | Longoria | Meyer
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability, payment, and benefits for certain workers' compensation claims.

SJR 1 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for a transfer of economic stabilization fund investment earnings to a special endowment fund in the state treasury.

SJR 7 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

SJR 47 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Powell | Lucio | Taylor | Hinojosa | Menéndez
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value 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.

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