Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Kirk Watson
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/15/2019

Number of Bills: 42

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (40):
HB 18 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel.

HB 19 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to mental health and substance use resources for certain school districts.

HB 123 Author: White | Klick | Miller | Minjarez | Rose
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth or homeless children or youth.

HB 295 Author: Cain | Miller | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating March 30 as Master Sergeant Jonathan J. Dunbar Day.

HB 449 Author: Turner, Chris | Neave | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB 455 Author: Allen | Cortez | Beckley | Bowers | Talarico
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.

HB 475 Author: Howard | Wu
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.

HB 637 Author: González, Mary | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the salaries of the superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the superintendent of the Texas School for the Deaf.

HB 680 Author: Deshotel | Lopez
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.

HB 692 Author: White | Wu
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student who is homeless from public school.

HB 766 Author: Huberty | Guillen
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

HB 929 Author: Anchia | Blanco
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

HB 961 Author: Howard | King, Ken
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership and training course requirements of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.

HB 1051 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Longoria | Zerwas | White
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program and reporting requirements regarding certain students.

HB 1070 Author: Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the mental health first aid training program reporting requirements.

HB 1159 Author: Price | Krause | Meyer | Minjarez | Moody
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the acknowledgment of a written instrument on behalf of a limited liability company or partnership.

HB 1311 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Lambert | Paddie | Nevárez
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

HB 1362 Author: Wu | Frank | Hinojosa | Miller | Walle
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the caseloads of child protective services caseworkers.

HB 1520 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Lambert | Paddie | Nevárez
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

HB 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 1649 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the amount of and vehicles eligible for the light-duty motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program.

HB 1735 Author: Howard | Stucky | Button | Lozano
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1821 Author: Cole | Israel | Rodriguez | Bucy | Talarico
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Loop 111 in Travis County as the Richard Overton Memorial Highway.

HB 1941 Author: Phelan | Raymond | Canales | Metcalf | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

HB 2502 Author: Moody | Wilson
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a mandatory term of confinement for defendants placed on community supervision for the criminal offense of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of a person.

HB 2529 Author: Leach | Lambert
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the governance of public housing authorities.

HB 2551 Author: Bucy
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to cosigners on driver's license applications of minors.

HB 2791 Author: Goldman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the transport of alcoholic beverages for personal consumption.

HB 2792 Author: Goldman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to making a false statement or false representation in certain documents filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

HB 2816 Author: Lucio III
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to compensation and leave for certain employees of the fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance.

HB 2977 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer, sale, or exchange of real property or an interest in real property between the City of Austin and a state agency.

HB 2978 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to granting an easement to the City of Austin.

HB 3171 Author: Krause
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the classification and operation of mopeds and certain motorcycles.

HB 3809 Author: Goldman | Meyer
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the limitations period for personal injury claims that arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.

HB 4541 Author: Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission over certain real property owned by the state.

HB 4671 Author: Goodwin | Bucy
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Ranch at Cypress Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1.

HB 4691 Author: Goodwin
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 25; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4694 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 131 Author: Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Bastrop County as the official Film Hospitality Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HCR 182 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 680.

Joint Sponsor (2):
HB 2570 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee and to the payment of claims related to those grants by the comptroller of public accounts.

HJR 12 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Coleman
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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