Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Dawn Buckingham
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2019

Number of Bills: 31

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 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 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 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 170 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Flores | Seliger | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Springer
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of rural hospitals under Medicaid.

SB 208 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Miles | Powell
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of concrete plants and crushing facilities at certain locations.

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 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 442 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini | Buckingham | Watson
Sponsor: Perez | Lucio III | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a disclosure regarding flood coverage under a commercial or residential property insurance policy.

SB 580 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

SB 616 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Watson | Buckingham | Hall | Nichols | Hughes
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.

SB 633 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Buckingham | Lucio
Sponsor: Lambert | Guillen
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an initiative to increase the capacity of local mental health authorities to provide access to mental health services in certain counties.

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 694 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Powell
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: May 13 2019 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; increasing a fee; increasing administrative penalties.

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 880 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive rights at public institutions of higher education.

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 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 1205 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board for the purpose of eradicating Carrizo cane, contingent on the receipt of federal funds for the same purpose.

SB 1282 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibited practices relating to health benefit plan coverage for emergency care.

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 1508 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.

SB 1529 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/04/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to merger agreements among certain hospitals; imposing fees.

SB 1599 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

SB 1640 Author: Watson | Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Johnson | Zaffirini | Buckingham | West
Sponsor: Phelan | Murr | Meyer | Guerra | Canales
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the open meetings law.

SB 1691 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Nelson | Buckingham
Sponsor: Nevárez
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.

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 2160 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Buckingham | Seliger
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; creating a criminal offense.

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