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

Number of Bills: 84

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 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 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 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 31 Author: Zaffirini | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Hughes | et al.
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | Fallon | Miles | Hall
Sponsor: Smithee | Guillen
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to establishing a guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.

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 72 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Birdwell | Huffman | Zaffirini | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council.

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 338 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 01/11/2019 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products.

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 346 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Huffman | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Leach | Collier | White | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the consolidation, allocation, classification, and repeal of certain criminal court costs and other court-related costs, fines, and fees; imposing certain court costs and fees and increasing and decreasing the amounts of certain other court costs and fees.

SB 362 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to court-ordered mental health services.

SB 387 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Nichols | Nelson | Hinojosa | Hughes | Zaffirini | et al.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to judicial compensation and the contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and administration of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan One and Plan Two; making conforming changes.

SB 393 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Perry | Hinojosa | Flores | Birdwell | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 418 Author: Miles
Coauthor: West | Hinojosa | Johnson
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.

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 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 461 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to providing certain discharged or released inmates with documentation to assist in obtaining employment.

SB 479 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Longoria
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion in the definition of a medical and dental unit of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the participation of those schools in certain programs and funding.

SB 500 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/06/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and reductions in appropriations and giving direction, including direction regarding reimbursement, and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

SB 505 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education; making an appropriation.

SB 515 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the effects of the construction of a border wall on storm drainage and other environmental matters in this state.

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 685 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Hughes | Hinojosa | Watson
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices.

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 753 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hughes | Miles | Powell | Paxton | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Raney | Stucky | Anchia | Harless | Lambert
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

SB 944 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the public information law.

SB 999 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Powell | Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Zerwas | Capriglione | Button | Goldman | Buckley
Last Action: 04/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a state plan for education on and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

SB 1005 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Paxton
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.

SB 1006 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

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 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 1050 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Johnson
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of a health care quality provider participation program; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 1105 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Frank | Klick
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of Medicaid, including Medicaid managed care.

SB 1119 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Flores | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a border public health initiative by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 1120 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Flores | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health professional continuing education to address communicable and other diseases in border counties.

SB 1121 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Flores | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to public health laboratory capabilities in certain counties.

SB 1122 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a sanitarian recruitment and retention program in border counties for public health purposes.

SB 1123 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to border health programs conducted by the Department of State Health Services in collaboration with Mexican and federal authorities.

SB 1124 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to establishment of a border public health response team.

SB 1140 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Frank
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an independent medical review of certain determinations by the Health and Human Services Commission or a Medicaid managed care organization.

SB 1180 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Flores | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Lopez
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to reporting regarding veterans treatment court programs.

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 1207 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Krause | Parker | Leach | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program and the medically dependent children (MDCP) waiver program.

SB 1256 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: West | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 26 2019 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to employing, terminating, and reporting the misconduct of public school personnel and related entity personnel, including creating a registry of persons ineligible for hire; creating criminal offenses.

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 1313 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Flores | Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to demonstration programs for childhood obesity and chronic disease prevention in certain border counties.

SB 1348 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to compensation and leave for certain employees of the fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance.

SB 1416 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the use of medical cannabis by veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and the licensing of associated cultivating or dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.

SB 1458 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Referred to Human Services: May 16 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Relating to compliance with federal coding guidelines for certain divisions and offices within the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1466 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the state salary for retired judges.

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 1504 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Thierry
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the B-On-time student loan account and the allocation of funds remaining in that account.

SB 1576 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship Grant Program.

SB 1637 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

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 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 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 1772 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor | Hinojosa | Lucio | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Bohac
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

SB 1812 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a grant program to reduce wait times for agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border.

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 1850 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Flores | Fallon | Birdwell | Lucio | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Walle
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to used and scrap tire handlers.

SB 1991 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to claims processes and reimbursement for, and overpayment recoupment processes imposed on, health care providers under Medicaid.

SB 2047 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to pro bono legal services for veterans and service members.

SB 2048 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to provide pro bono legal services to veterans and active duty service members.

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 2104 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain advocacy and legal services for Texas Veterans and to tuition and fees for certain military spouses and dependents.

SB 2132 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

SB 2180 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: West | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Ashby
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the technology applications curriculum and the establishment of a computer science strategic advisory committee to increase computer science instruction and participation in public schools.

SB 2238 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain urban teaching hospitals for the provision of inpatient hospital care under Medicaid.

SB 2247 Author: West
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

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.

SCR 59 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Seliger | Hughes | Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the president to designate a state funeral for the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II.

SCR 61 Author: West
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Neave
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas for its contributions to this state.

SJR 10 Author: Buckingham | Perry
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Powell | Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

SJR 35 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of time a person must have been a practicing lawyer or judge to be eligible to serve as a supreme court justice, court of criminal appeals judge, court of appeals justice, or district court judge.

SJR 43 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Paxton
Coauthor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property that is exempt from ad valorem taxation due to its location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for the purpose of qualifying for the tax exemption.

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.

SJR 57 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor | Hinojosa | Lucio | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

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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