Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/26/2021

Number of Bills: 26

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (10):
SB 208 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Seliger
Last Action: 11/18/2020 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the distribution of an application form for an early voting ballot.

SB 215 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Hughes | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 11/23/2020 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency to investigate the administration of public education.

SB 237 Author: Bettencourt | Johnson
Last Action: 12/10/2020 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.

SB 244 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 12/14/2020 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the application of the open meetings law to the board of directors of certain tax reinvestment zones.

SB 252 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 12/18/2020 S Filed
Caption: Relating to certain criminal offenses, punishments, and procedures; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 532 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 02/01/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the release of certain defendants on personal bond or on bail.

SB 581 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

SB 591 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 02/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to requirements for beneficial tax treatment related to a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility used to provide affordable housing.

SB 604 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell
Last Action: 02/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.

SB 654 Author: Bettencourt | Lucio | Springer
Last Action: 02/11/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to protecting the right to free exercise of religion and ensuring access to volunteer and faith-based chaplains and chaplaincy services for inmates.

Additional Primary Authors (16):
SB 16 Author: Nelson | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/24/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the dissemination by a state agency of an individual's personal data.

SB 391 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Hancock | et al.
Last Action: 01/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 528 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 01/29/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

SB 611 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 646 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Buckingham
Last Action: 02/10/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to requiring county approval of a proposed purchase or conversion by a municipality of a property to house homeless individuals.

SB 721 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of appraisal reports in connection with the use of eminent domain authority.

SB 722 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the failure to disclose certain appraisal reports by an entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to acquire real property.

SB 724 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees and other costs in an eminent domain proceeding.

SB 725 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land and the liability for the additional tax imposed on such land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.

SB 726 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 796 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Buckingham
Last Action: 02/24/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to requiring public notice and a hearing concerning a proposed purchase or conversion by a municipality of a property to house homeless individuals.

SB 802 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a required resource access assistance offer before an abortion is performed.

SB 809 Author: Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to health care provider reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency.

SB 827 Author: Kolkhorst | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/26/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to pricing of and health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

SJR 35 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SR 84 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21 through 26, 2021, as Texas FFA Week.

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