Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Judith Zaffirini
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/16/2019

Number of Bills: 64

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 18 Author: Huffman | Nelson
Coauthor: Campbell | Buckingham | Creighton | Fallon | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Geren | Cain | Goldman | Oliverson | Phelan
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

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 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 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 97 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hall | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material.

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 293 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Bettencourt
Sponsor: González, Mary | Bernal | Rosenthal
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.

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 442 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini | Buckingham | Watson
Sponsor: Perez | Lucio III | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a disclosure regarding flood coverage under a commercial or residential property insurance policy.

SB 480 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Preparation for Adult Living Program and other services for foster children transitioning to independent living.

SB 494 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Walle
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to certain procedures applicable to meetings under the open meetings law and the disclosure of public information under the public information law in the event of an emergency, urgent public necessity, or catastrophic event.

SB 502 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Schwertner | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain institutions of higher education to issue reports on the transferability of credit.

SB 625 Author: Birdwell | Buckingham | Hall | Nichols | Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the Nueces River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 626 Author: Birdwell | Buckingham | Hall | Nichols | Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 628 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Johnson
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.

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 705 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain investigation and evaluation information regarding certain child-care facilities, homes, and programs.

SB 710 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Toth
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorization for the creation of a county ethics commission in any county.

SB 747 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the administration of the newborn screening program.

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 806 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Miles
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

SB 828 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 12 2019 1:04PM
Caption: Relating to the name of the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.

SB 891 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Perry | Taylor | Zaffirini | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Thompson, Senfronia | Holland | Moody | Toth
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in and grants provided by courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing and imposing fees; creating a criminal offense.

SB 923 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 1 2019 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

SB 934 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain workers' compensation disputes.

SB 935 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Darby | Cortez
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of federal military treatment facilities under the workers' compensation system.

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 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 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 1118 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to programs operated by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to increase access to safe and affordable housing in this state.

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 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 1184 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eligible participants in the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.

SB 1205 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund to the State Soil and Water Conservation Board for the purpose of eradicating Carrizo cane, contingent on the receipt of federal funds for the same purpose.

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 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 1332 Author: Johnson | Perry | Rodríguez | Schwertner | Watson | et al.
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products; imposing taxes; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1355 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Johnson
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 16 2019 3:45PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the work-based learning task force.

SB 1378 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of medical degree programs offered or proposed by public institutions of higher education.

SB 1511 Author: Nichols | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Cyrier | Toth | Martinez | Holland | Bucy
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Battleship "Texas."

SB 1570 Author: Flores
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of certain corrections employees.

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 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 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 1738 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an education and training program on interacting with and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for certain public transportation vehicle operators.

SB 1742 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Schwertner | Zaffirini | Buckingham
Sponsor: Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to physician and health care provider directories, preauthorization, utilization review, independent review, and peer review for certain health benefit plans and workers' compensation coverage.

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 1834 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Johnson | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rose | Rodriguez | Thompson, Senfronia | Collier
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a study and pilot program regarding the use of incentives to purchase certain fruits or vegetables under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

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 1887 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction over certain child protection and juvenile matters involving juvenile offenders.

SB 2050 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Paxton | Zaffirini
Sponsor: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the aviation development account.

SB 2075 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school compliance with dyslexia screening, reading instrument requirements, and a requirement that a school district notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

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 2353 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Lucio
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment.

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.

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.

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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