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

Number of Bills: 30

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 5 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Flores | Hall | Hinojosa | et al.
Coauthor: Hughes | Watson | Fallon | Alvarado
Last Action: 03/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

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 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 194 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Alvarado
Sponsor: Moody | Meyer | Collier | Leach | Beckley
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

SB 212 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | West | Alvarado
Sponsor: Morrison | Button | Neave
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

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 312 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Flores | Fallon | Nichols | Schwertner | et al.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

SB 321 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the temperature at which a facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is maintained.

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 586 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Alvarado | Lucio
Sponsor: Neave
Last Action: 05/22/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the training of peace officers for family violence and sexual assault assignments.

SB 641 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Lucio
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Public Health: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to dangerous wild animals; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

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 691 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Miles | Alvarado
Sponsor: Nevárez
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain misdemeanor drug possession offenses.

SB 708 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Johnson | Lucio | Alvarado
Sponsor: Raney | Hinojosa | Clardy | Meza | Meyer
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to collection and use of child safety data for licensed day-care centers.

SB 976 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Alvarado
Sponsor: Martinez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration that a person has a health condition or disability that may impede effective communication.

SB 1147 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Alvarado
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to conditions of community supervision applicable to certain intoxication offenses.

SB 1445 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Johnson | Miles | Alvarado
Sponsor: Meza | Klick
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 1446 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to performance standards for certain aboveground storage tanks.

SB 1492 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Alvarado
Sponsor: Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to grand jury proceedings and establishing a commission to study improvements and alternatives to those proceedings.

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 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 2076 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Alvarado | West
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.

SB 2199 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to private spaces for diaper changing stations in restrooms in certain buildings.

SB 2249 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to create sports and community venue districts and to authorize and finance certain sports and community venue projects; authorizing a tax.

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 2452 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Perry
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Alvarado | Rodríguez
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on adoption of const. amendment
Caption: Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

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 79 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Perry
Coauthor: Alvarado | Zaffirini | Rodríguez
Sponsor: González, Mary | Guillen | Sheffield | Murr | Walle
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

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