Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Royce West
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/16/2019

Number of Bills: 55

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 6 Author: Kolkhorst | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Fallon | West | Lucio
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

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 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 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 68 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | West
Sponsor: Schaefer
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 70 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Lucio | West
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a single local use tax rate as an alternative to combined local use tax rates for computing the amount of local use taxes remote sellers are required to collect and to the allocation of tax revenue collected at that rate.

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 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 251 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Lucio | West
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 24 2019 5:51PM
Caption: Relating to courses offered jointly by public junior colleges and independent school districts.

SB 253 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving dangerously damaged or deteriorated or substandard buildings or improvements in a municipality.

SB 279 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to completion and submission of a financial aid application for costs of higher education as a condition of high school graduation for public school students.

SB 307 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women for behavioral health services after a pregnancy.

SB 330 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the award of a grant under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program to certain students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program.

SB 361 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Menéndez | West
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain contracts for the transfer of a pet.

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 406 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: West | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

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 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 499 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to students.

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 563 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Lucio | West
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the reporting of information about the use of federal money for flood research, planning, and mitigation projects.

SB 585 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 16 2019 12:08PM
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 642 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

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 713 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2019 4:03PM
Caption: Relating to a school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher.

SB 732 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: West | Menéndez
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Referred to Public Health: May 13 2019 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

SB 751 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a criminal offense for fabricating a deceptive video with intent to influence the outcome of an election.

SB 820 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a school district adopt a cybersecurity policy.

SB 890 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 03/18/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration and collection of sales and use taxes applicable to sales involving marketplace providers.

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 1060 Author: Hancock | Johnson
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 3 2019 1:53PM
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

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 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 1323 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: West | Lucio | Seliger
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to requiring certain students awarded dual credit by a public institution of higher education to complete and submit a financial aid application for higher education costs.

SB 1324 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Menéndez | West | Seliger
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1363 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Lang | Talarico | Lambert | Buckley
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to highway maintenance or construction vehicles and certain service vehicles.

SB 1391 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Coauthor: Rodríguez | West
Last Action: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SB 1454 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the ownership, sale, lease, and disposition of property and management of assets of an open-enrollment charter school.

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 1757 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance under the math and science scholars loan repayment program.

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 2073 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.

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 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 2231 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Cole | Howard | Toth | Guillen | Dutton
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

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 2468 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a taxing unit.

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 50 Author: Menéndez | Johnson
Coauthor: West | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation in homestead values, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.

SJR 80 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the maximum amount of the local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a political subdivision.

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