Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Beverly Powell
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/18/2019

Number of Bills: 46

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 7 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Johnson | Schwertner | Fallon | Campbell | Rodríguez | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects.

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 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 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 63 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: Johnson | Nichols | Hancock | West | Powell | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium.

SB 71 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Alvarado | Huffman | Powell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a statewide telehealth center for sexual assault forensic medical examination.

SB 146 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

SB 189 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the Healthy Texas Women program.

SB 191 Author: Miles | Hall
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; temporarily increasing a criminal fine.

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 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 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 420 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Powell
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to dispenser requirements for refilling prescriptions for certain controlled substances.

SB 526 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Powell | Schwertner
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to Finance
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 549 Author: West
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of motor-assisted scooters.

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 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 630 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 04/10/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

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 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 852 Author: Johnson | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment and guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

SB 950 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of a commercial hazardous waste management facility.

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 1081 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Campbell | Powell
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

SB 1097 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

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 1250 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

SB 1279 Author: West
Coauthor: Powell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prevention and early intervention programs and practices.

SB 1359 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for the provision of health coverage for school district employees in certain school districts.

SB 1390 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Powell | Paxton | Lucio
Sponsor: Allison | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention in public school curriculum and certain educational programs concerning suicide prevention and substance abuse prevention.

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 1577 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Lucio | Powell | Taylor | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

SB 1746 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Powell
Sponsor: White | Reynolds | Rose
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain students as students at risk of dropping out of school.

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 1923 Author: West
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

SB 2181 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.

SB 2400 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the use of certain standardized tests in evaluating the performance of a school district or campus.

SB 2401 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of state assessments.

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 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 40 Author: Johnson | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Powell
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation for public education unless the requirement is met.

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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