Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Robert Nichols
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/5/2019

Number of Bills: 17

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 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 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 282 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall
Sponsor: Buckley | Beckley | Shine | Bowers
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

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 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 404 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Schwertner | Flores
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to a petition by residents of certain counties for an election regarding voter approval of municipal annexation.

SB 408 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to eliminating distinctions in the application of consent annexation requirements.

SB 422 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Fallon | Creighton | Nichols
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to impose a fine or fee in certain areas in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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 548 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Nichols | Taylor
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to complaints filed with and certain other filings submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

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 646 Author: Birdwell | Buckingham | Hall
Coauthor: Nichols
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to approval for purchases of property or construction projects by a state agency with self-directed semi-independent status.

SB 918 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Nichols
Last Action: 04/11/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee.

SB 943 Author: Watson | Buckingham | Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Nichols | Perry | Campbell | Nelson | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Capriglione | Phelan | Canales | Wilson | Zerwas
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

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 1653 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nichols
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles regarding alternatively fueled vehicles and gasoline and diesel taxes.

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