Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Dennis Paul
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/28/2021

Number of Bills: 20

SB 7 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Cain | Schofield | Jetton | Klick | Oliverson
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
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
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
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 12 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: Sanford | Metcalf | Smithee
Cosponsor: Anderson | Biedermann | Bonnen | Cain | Ellzey | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for social media platforms and to the censorship of users' expressions by an interactive computer service.

SB 14 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Paddie | Metcalf | Burrows | Lucio III
Cosponsor: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Cain | Clardy | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.

SB 23 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Oliverson | Harless
Cosponsor: Cain | Huberty | Hull | Murphy | Paul | et al.
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county law enforcement agencies.

SB 155 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Klick
Cosponsor: Anderson | Dean | King, Phil | Oliverson | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 247 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Cain | Slawson | Vasut | Murr | Leach
Cosponsor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Capriglione | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 05/21/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

SB 394 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Klick | Noble | Oliverson | Bonnen | Frank
Cosponsor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 623 Author: Blanco
Sponsor: Minjarez
Cosponsor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the investigation and punishment of certain sexual offenses, to protective orders issued on the basis of certain sexual offenses, to crime victims' compensation, and to the establishment of a state sexual offense prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department.

SB 763 Author: Powell
Sponsor: Cook | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Rose | Goldman
Cosponsor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

SB 797 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Oliverson | Huberty | Hefner | Anderson | Noble
Cosponsor: Ashby | Biedermann | Bonnen | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the display of the national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education.

SB 993 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Klick | Canales
Cosponsor: Anchia | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Burns | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry.

SB 1137 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Oliverson | Cortez | Canales | Shaheen | Noble
Cosponsor: Anderson | Button | Cook | Dean | Jetton | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the required disclosure of prices for certain items and services provided by certain medical facilities; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1173 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Schaefer | Oliverson | Klick
Cosponsor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1295 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Morrison | Ashby | Pacheco | Wilson | Coleman
Cosponsor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Burns | Campos | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 05/30/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to financial support and incentives for comprehensive regional universities.

SB 1387 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Clardy | Hefner | Cain | Jetton | Swanson
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a voting system used in an election in this state be manufactured, stored, and held in the United States by a company headquartered in the United States.

SB 1647 Author: Perry | Campbell | Hall
Sponsor: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Schaefer
Cosponsor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care, regulation of abortion, and the availability of certain defenses to prosecution for homicide and assault offenses; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1776 Author: Campbell
Sponsor: Bell, Keith | Allison | Harris | Toth
Cosponsor: Dean | Ellzey | Hefner | King, Phil | Lozano | et al.
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

SCR 12 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: King, Phil | Harris
Cosponsor: Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | Burrows | Button | et al.
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SJR 27 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Leach | Parker | Noble | Slawson
Cosponsor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

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