Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Judith Zaffirini
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/7/2021

Number of Bills: 120

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (107):
SB 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain professionals for exceptional service to the State of Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.

SB 33 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 34 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education.

SB 35 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program; authorizing a fee.

SB 36 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 37 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

SB 38 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 39 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

SB 40 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of telehealth in health professional programs administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 41 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

SB 43 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing and registration requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 44 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to leave for state employees who are volunteers of certain disaster relief organizations.

SB 45 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

SB 46 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the municipal regulation of housing for homeless individuals provided by a religious organization.

SB 47 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to protective orders; making conforming changes.

SB 48 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.

SB 49 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a written report regarding a defendant suspected of having a mental illness or an intellectual disability.

SB 50 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a competitive and integrated employment initiative for certain Medicaid recipients.

SB 51 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.

SB 52 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.

SB 53 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to limitations on pelvic examinations; authorizing disciplinary action, including an administrative penalty.

SB 54 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding best practices for assisting students with autism spectrum disorder.

SB 55 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to allowing a person who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election for state and county officers to vote in the preceding primary elections.

SB 56 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the availability of personal information of a current or former federal prosecutor or public defender.

SB 57 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.

SB 58 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to purchasing of cloud computing services by a political subdivision.

SB 59 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the advertising and promotion of a state purchasing program for local governments.

SB 60 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain firearm safety supplies, including educational materials.

SB 61 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation and duties of the unfunded mandates interagency work group.

SB 62 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to permitting the Texas Ethics Commission to provide seminars and charge an attendance fee for those seminars.

SB 176 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
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 195 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

SB 196 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibited relationships between holders of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

SB 211 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to judicial review of acts by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 212 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the making of an anatomical gift.

SB 213 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness.

SB 220 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to notice and reporting requirements for vendor rebates under a contract listed on a multiple award contract schedule.

SB 221 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in certain urban districts.

SB 400 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.

SB 401 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for general anesthesia in connection with certain pediatric dental services.

SB 433 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of nurses for workers' compensation benefits for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and payment of those benefits.

SB 468 Author: Zaffirini | Seliger
Last Action: 01/26/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

SB 558 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of eviction case information.

SB 571 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to consent for the use or possession of personal identifying information under the Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act.

SB 590 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

SB 597 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges.

SB 612 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of school district employees for workers' compensation benefits for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and payment of those benefits.

SB 613 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property owned by a charitable organization for the purpose of renting the property at below-market rates to low-income and moderate-income households.

SB 614 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the administration of apprenticeship training programs.

SB 615 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/08/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to probate and guardianship matters and proceedings and other matters involving probate courts.

SB 625 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from mixed beverage gross receipts and sales taxes.

SB 626 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to guardianships, management trusts, and certain other procedures and proceedings for persons who are incapacitated.

SB 644 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/10/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain personal property from garnishment, attachment, execution, or other seizure by creditors.

SB 645 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/10/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program.

SB 660 Author: Zaffirini | Blanco | Hinojosa | Powell
Last Action: 02/11/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education.

SB 690 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to remotely conducting court proceedings in this state.

SB 691 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to associate judges for guardianship proceedings and protective services proceedings in certain courts.

SB 692 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to access to certain financial records by the guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.

SB 693 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to conditions on the continued receipt of tuition and fee benefits at public institutions of higher education for senior citizens.

SB 694 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of child-care providers participating in the Texas Rising Star Program.

SB 695 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the service of a notice of assessment by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

SB 696 Author: Zaffirini | Gutierrez
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.

SB 789 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/24/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the administration of unclaimed property.

SB 790 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/24/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to county authority to balance bill for county air ambulance services.

SB 821 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the processing and sale of kratom and kratom products and related public health and safety protections; providing civil penalties; providing rulemaking authority.

SB 822 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the suspension of driver's licenses.

SB 824 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of supported decision-making agreements by persons during court proceedings.

SB 830 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/26/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the procedure for amending or revoking certificates of public convenience and necessity issued to certain retail public utilities.

SB 845 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/26/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment and enforcement of weatherization standards by the Public Utilities Commission for electric utilities, transmission and distribution utilities, electric cooperatives, municipally owned utilities, and generation providers; establishing an administrative penalty.

SB 857 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/26/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the election of commissioners on the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 884 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/01/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the management and operation of a multi-institution health education center in the City of Laredo.

SB 898 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/01/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the procedures of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

SB 923 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to open government.

SB 924 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to requirements for open meetings that are broadcast over the Internet or held by telephone conference or videoconference call.

SB 925 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the definition of business day for purposes of the public information law.

SB 926 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the availability of dates of birth under the public information law.

SB 927 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a governmental body's response to a request for public information.

SB 928 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to maintenance and production of electronic public information under the public information law.

SB 929 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the posting of certain contracts to the Internet websites of governmental bodies.

SB 930 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding the occurrence of communicable diseases in residential facilities.

SB 957 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to crime victims' compensation.

SB 958 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to establishment of the Texas Active Shooter Alert System.

SB 959 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain continuing workforce education courses offered by public junior colleges.

SB 960 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a pilot program that allows counties to establish public guardians for certain incapacitated persons.

SB 964 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the prevention, identification, investigation, and enforcement of payment card fraud; providing a civil penalty.

SB 965 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to rate filing requirements for certain personal lines insurers with low market share.

SB 971 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to referring children to local workforce development boards for subsidized child care services.

SB 1017 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibiting organ transplant recipient discrimination on the basis of certain disabilities.

SB 1018 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an early voting ballot voted by mail.

SB 1019 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a requirement for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to report certain student loan data.

SB 1061 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to background and criminal history checks for operators and employees of certain child-care facilities.

SB 1062 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of food production on single-family residential lots by a municipality or property owners' association.

SB 1107 Author: Zaffirini | Menéndez
Last Action: 03/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a birth record, driver's license, or personal identification certificate to a homeless individual.

SB 1122 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to participation in the comptroller's contracts for travel services.

SB 1129 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/05/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to guardianships, alternatives to guardianship, and supports and services for incapacitated persons.

SCR 9 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/02/2021 S Filed
Caption: Designating San Marcos as the official Mermaid Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.

SJR 11 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SJR 12 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.

SJR 13 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas.

SJR 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2021 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the order of business for regular legislative session.

SJR 34 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the United States House of Representatives and the Texas Legislature.

SR 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ezequiel P. Laurel.

SR 33 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing N. Foster Edwards on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 54 Author: Zaffirini | Blanco | Eckhardt | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 02/09/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Harmony Public Schools on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

SR 90 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/23/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John Augustus Romani.

SR 91 Author: Zaffirini | Campbell
Last Action: 02/23/2021 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James V. Ryan.

Additional Primary Authors (13):
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.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the right of certain facility residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

SB 215 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Hughes | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency to investigate the administration of public education.

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 723 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

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 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.

SB 984 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Johnson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to public health disaster and public health emergency preparedness and response, including the operation of the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

SB 994 Author: Powell | Blanco | Eckhardt | Hinojosa | Johnson | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the successful completion of degree and certificate programs by certain adult learners at public institutions of higher education.

SB 995 Author: Powell | Blanco | Eckhardt | Hinojosa | Johnson | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning board and the creation of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning revolving fund; making an appropriation.

SB 1028 Author: Huffman | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2021 S Filed
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for colorectal cancer early detection.

SJR 44 Author: Powell | Blanco | Eckhardt | Hinojosa | Johnson | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions located in areas of the state affected by a disaster, including an epidemic or pandemic.

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