Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Brian Birdwell
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/23/2024

Number of Bills: 89

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (48):
SB 13 Author: Birdwell | Campbell | Hall | Perry | Schwertner | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Price | Bell, Cecil | King, Ken | Craddick
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in certain companies that boycott energy companies.

SB 737 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/20/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.

SB 738 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the right of recusal from the performance of certain marriage ceremonies.

SB 739 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/28/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Apr 28 2021 2:02PM
Caption: Relating to the presiding officers of the boards of directors of certain river authorities.

SB 740 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 741 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Sanford
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

SB 742 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Anderson
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes on property in a disaster area or emergency area.

SB 1025 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Blanco | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 16 2021 11:13AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters and emergencies.

SB 1046 Author: Birdwell | Seliger
Last Action: 04/19/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of radioactive waste; reducing a surcharge; reducing a fee.

SB 1177 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Shaheen
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force to evaluate state-owned artifact collections.

SB 1178 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/28/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the rights and duties of parents and the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1179 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Anderson
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the procedure for donating juror reimbursements.

SB 1255 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/25/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1256 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/25/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for an ad valorem tax abatement under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act if certain renewable energy devices are installed or constructed on the property.

SB 1257 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the information required to be provided by the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to the comptroller in connection with the comptroller's central registry of reinvestment zones designated and ad valorem tax abatement agreements executed under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act.

SB 1258 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the duty of a lessee or other agent in control of certain state land to drill an offset well, pay compensatory royalty, or otherwise protect the land from drainage of oil or gas by a horizontal drainhole well located on certain land.

SB 1259 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Smith
Last Action: 05/24/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to causes of action for withholding payments of the proceeds from the sale of oil and gas production.

SB 1260 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Leman
Last Action: 05/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to contract for the treatment of and sell drill cuttings.

SB 1261 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those emissions.

SB 1262 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/13/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.

SB 1263 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/27/2021 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.

SB 1264 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the Texas Fair Housing Act to certain sales and rentals.

SB 1265 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Ellzey
Last Action: 05/24/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

SB 1285 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in McLennan County.

SB 1286 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in McLennan County and the operation of the county courts at law in that county.

SB 1450 Author: Birdwell | Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.

SB 1586 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/19/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the governance and administration of an appraisal district.

SB 1587 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.

SB 1655 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a county that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 1741 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 24 2021 12:28AM
Caption: Relating to pretrial procedures, conditions for community supervision, and criminal punishment for conduct endangering the public safety; creating a criminal offense and increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1828 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/26/2021 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting steel products made in the United States; authorizing a fee.

SB 2149 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Sterrett Road Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 2244 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2021 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 24 2021 12:28AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lorena Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SJR 45 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Blanco | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 16 2021 11:13AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations.

SJR 52 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund for the purpose of administering and implementing programs relating to reducing emissions of air contaminants or other pollutants and preventing areas of the state from being in violation of national ambient air quality standards.

SR 59 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Nelson | Powell
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Congressman Ron Wright.

SR 109 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Covington Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cook-off.

SR 110 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bikers Against Child Abuse, Incorporated.

SR 190 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2021, as Texas Oil and Gas Association and Virtual Texas Energy Day.

SR 243 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Hughes | Paxton | Taylor
Last Action: 04/13/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Baylor University men's basketball team for winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship title.

SR 262 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/14/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Railroad Commission of Texas on the occasion of its 130th anniversary.

SR 263 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 04/14/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lipan High School girls' basktball team for winning a state championship.

SR 287 Author: Birdwell | Creighton | Eckhardt | Hancock | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 04/21/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James Allan Curry on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 410 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ralph H. Walton Jr. on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 446 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/20/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Midlothian Heritage High School girls' soccer team for winning a state championship.

SR 470 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mason Lewis for winning a girls' golf individual state championship.

SR 505 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/28/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William David Lacy for his induction into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame.

SR 506 Author: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/27/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John E. Neill for his service on the Tenth Court of Appeals.

Additional Primary Authors (41):
SB 7 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Cain | Schofield | Jetton | Klick | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Point of order overruled
Caption: Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

SB 8 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Slawson | Burrows | Klick | Cain | Leach
Last Action: 05/19/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

SB 10 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to certain requirements applicable to political subdivisions and other entities that engage in lobbying and to the applicability of lobbyist registration requirements to a person who provides legal services to a political subdivision.

SB 16 Author: Nelson | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the dissemination by a state agency of an individual's personal data.

SB 25 Author: Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Sanford | Hernandez | Metcalf
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the right of certain residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 28 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the approval of open-enrollment charter schools and the applicability of certain state and local laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 29 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Dutton | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to requiring public school students to compete in interscholastic athletic competitions based on sex and a study conducted by the University Interscholastic League on the effects of allowing a student to participate in an athletic competition designated for the sex opposite to the student's sex.

SB 30 Author: West | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Thompson, Senfronia | Wu | Johnson, Jarvis | Button
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory provisions from a recorded conveyance instrument.

SB 208 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Seliger
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the distribution of an application form for an early voting ballot.

SB 528 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

SB 604 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to bonds issued by and the dissolution of municipal management districts.

SB 721 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Leman
Last Action: 05/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
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: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
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 723 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Apr 26 2021 3:51PM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 724 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
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.
Sponsor: Leman
Last Action: 05/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
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.
Sponsor: Leman
Last Action: 05/24/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 1110 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to emergency review of election law violations.

SB 1111 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Paul | Anderson | Tinderholt | Thompson, Ed | Schofield
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

SB 1112 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1114 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to verification of the citizenship status of certain registered voters.

SB 1116 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Bucy
Last Action: 06/08/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a county, city, or independent school district posting election notices and results on an Internet website.

SB 1146 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 30 2021 1:38PM
Caption: Relating to abortion reporting and exemptions to abortion facility licensing; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1336 Author: Hancock | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen | Oliverson | Paul | Krause | Schofield
Last Action: 06/08/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a limit on the rate of growth of certain appropriations.

SB 1392 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority to limit or prohibit medical procedures during a declared state of disaster.

SB 1547 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Hancock | Powell
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional criminal judicial district composed of Tarrant County.

SB 1549 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Hancock | Powell
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a subject matter preference for certain cases in the County Criminal Court No. 6 of Tarrant County.

SB 1646 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Referred to Public Health: May 3 2021 4:14PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

SB 2233 Author: Menéndez | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Howard | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the completion of sexual harassment prevention training and ethics training to register as a lobbyist.

SB 2255 Author: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain cancer patients receiving pain management services and supportive palliative care.

SCR 41 Author: Springer | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the "Keep Nine" amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

SCR 51 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Sara "Sally" Sandlin Ratliff of Mount Pleasant.

SJR 47 Author: Huffman | Birdwell | Hinojosa | Nichols
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 05/20/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

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.

SR 86 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Hancock | Powell
Last Action: 02/23/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23 and 24, 2021, as Tarrant County Days.

SR 248 Author: Campbell | Birdwell | Blanco | Hall | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/15/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child.

SR 307 Author: Powell | Birdwell | Hancock
Last Action: 04/22/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jeff Williams for his service to the City of Arlington.

SR 342 Author: Schwertner | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Urging the Public Utility Commission of Texas to significantly reduce the high system-wide offer cap and evaluate changes to the market structure.

SR 343 Author: Hughes | Birdwell
Last Action: 05/05/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Martin Grelle for his artistic achievements.

SR 515 Author: Campbell | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/31/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Memorial Day 2021.

SR 539 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/28/2021 S Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Urging the federal government to immediately declare violent foreign drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations and encouraging the Texas Military Department and all state resources to use authority under Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution to repel this violent foreign drug cartel-facilitated invasion in the least lethal manner possible consistent with bringing this facilitated invasion to a conclusion at the earliest possible moment.

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