Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/27/2024

Number of Bills: 171

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (127):
SB 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, limitations on appraisals and taxes, and property tax administration.

SB 4 Author: Bettencourt | Huffman | Parker
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 10 2023 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the maximum compressed tax rate of a school district.

SB 220 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Referred to Elections: May 12 2023 12:02AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of laws relating to elections.

SB 221 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 05/18/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

SB 465 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain criminal conduct involving a catalytic converter; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 466 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of trafficking of persons.

SB 467 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment of a motor fuel pump.

SB 805 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the taxation of a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility granted by a public facility corporation.

SB 823 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/06/2023 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 6 2023 6:56PM
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a county elections administrator.

SB 824 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of public schools as polling place locations.

SB 825 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Cunningham
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the deadline for submitting certain recount petitions.

SB 977 Author: Bettencourt | Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of debt for the purposes of calculating certain ad valorem tax rates of a taxing unit.

SB 978 Author: Bettencourt | Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of provisions providing for the calculation and effect of a de minimis ad valorem tax rate.

SB 1039 Author: Bettencourt | Hughes
Sponsor: Toth
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to processes to address election irregularities; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1250 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Swanson
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 110; providing authority to impose a fee and impose fines and penalties.

SB 1251 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 10 2023 10:27PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to adopt an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the district's voter-approval tax rate.

SB 1252 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 05/22/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the wording of ballot propositions for bond elections.

SB 1253 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to number of races displayed on an electronic system ballot screen at a time.

SB 1254 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a notice of the delivery of provisional ballots.

SB 1278 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing.

SB 1469 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Noble | Cook | Garcia
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requiring certain information before being employed by a child-care facility.

SB 1470 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to access to the registry of persons who are not eligible for employment in public schools.

SB 1471 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Noble | Walle | Wilson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access by the Texas Education Agency and private schools to certain criminal history records.

SB 1472 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the central registry of names of individuals found to have abused or neglected a child.

SB 1473 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information and certain registry information accessible to certain educational and child-care entities and information required for employment in certain child-care facilities.

SB 1474 Author: Bettencourt | Paxton
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to Public Education: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to special education in public schools, including the special education allotment under the Foundation School Program, an education savings account program for certain children with disabilities, and a grant program to reimburse public schools for the cost of certain employer contributions for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas employed to teach or provide services related to special education.

SB 1486 Author: Bettencourt | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | Hall | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 12 2023 12:21PM
Caption: Relating to the electronic payment of ad valorem taxes; authorizing a fee.

SB 1487 Author: Bettencourt | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | Hall | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 25 2023 5:13PM
Caption: Relating to the electronic delivery of certain communications required or permitted under the Property Tax Code.

SB 1545 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the maximum size of a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

SB 1546 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Rogers
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain special districts and corporations created by certain special districts to exercise certain rights and powers outside district boundaries.

SB 1579 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2023 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to procedures under the public information law, including expedited responses and charges for bad faith requests.

SB 1580 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the right to try cutting-edge treatments for patients with life-threatening or severely debilitating illnesses.

SB 1581 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Health Insurance Mandate Advisory Collaborative; authorizing a fee.

SB 1582 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the sale of charitable raffle tickets by certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations.

SB 1630 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an attendance policy adopted by public schools to prevent truancy.

SB 1631 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to certain student records required on a child's enrollment in a public school or on a child's transfer from one school district to another school district.

SB 1632 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a review by a local law enforcement agency of a school district's multihazard emergency operations plan.

SB 1633 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a school marshal and guardian training grant program.

SB 1635 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a list of approved school safety vendors by the Texas School Safety Center.

SB 1750 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Cain | Schofield | DeAyala | Swanson | Harless
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position in certain counties.

SB 1786 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/03/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to approval procedures for property development review by a municipality.

SB 1787 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to size and density requirements for residential lots in certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.

SB 1791 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain local government corporations.

SB 1814 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Shine
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the current debt rate and tax rate of a taxing unit for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 1817 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to investments in certain companies doing business in the Russian Federation.

SB 1818 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the text of ballot propositions that increase taxes.

SB 1819 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to adopt an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the district's voter-approval tax rate.

SB 1861 Author: Bettencourt | West
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

SB 1862 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 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 1863 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authorization for and transfer of a charter for an adult high school charter school program.

SB 1888 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of chronically absent and truant students as students at risk of dropping out of school and the collection and reporting of data regarding those students.

SB 1907 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 18 2023 7:00PM
Caption: Relating to preparing and delivering precinct election returns; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1908 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of prosecuting attorneys in adjoining districts or counties to prosecute criminal offenses involving the election laws in this state.

SB 1909 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 12 2023 12:21PM
Caption: Relating to requiring notice to the attorney general in an action under the Election Code seeking a temporary restraining order.

SB 1910 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to disclosure under the public information law of information related to elections.

SB 1911 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to election supplies and the conduct of elections; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1912 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.

SB 1928 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of the attorney general to represent county officials in certain cases.

SB 1933 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to certain oversight procedures of the state over county elections.

SB 1934 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the suspension or termination of a county elections administrator.

SB 1935 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring counties to cooperate with the secretary of state in randomized election audits; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1936 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to delivery of election records by an election clerk.

SB 1937 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the composition of a county election board.

SB 1938 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the failure of a voter registrar to comply with voter registration laws.

SB 1939 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the allocation of proceeds from the issuance of general obligation bonds by political subdivisions.

SB 1945 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/08/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a notice of the delivery of provisional ballots.

SB 1946 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to personal information entered on the carrier envelope of a ballot to be voted by mail.

SB 1947 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to action by the early voting clerk on receipt of a ballot voted by mail.

SB 1948 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the legislative approval of settlements related to elections.

SB 1949 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the residence address of an applicant for purposes of voter registration.

SB 1950 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 18 2023 7:00PM
Caption: Relating to accepting an early voting ballot voted by mail; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1951 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for duplicating ballots for automatic counting.

SB 1968 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to required reporting of certain discretionary prosecutorial decisions of prosecuting attorneys.

SB 1969 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed on or near the premises of a day-care center, school, or postsecondary educational institution.

SB 1970 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway and to the forfeiture of contraband as a result of a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway.

SB 1971 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to liability of judges and magistrates for the improper release on personal bond of defendants accused of committing certain felony offenses.

SB 1972 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to employment and retirement consequences for an educator convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for the sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.

SB 1973 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information for certain special master, magistrate, referee, or other court official applicants appointed or employed by state judges.

SB 1990 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for selecting a provider of professional services by certain water districts.

SB 1991 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authorization of disbursements by the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

SB 1997 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem tax rate of a taxing unit.

SB 1998 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Shine
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates.

SB 1999 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the unused increment rate of a taxing unit.

SB 2035 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain anticipation notes and certificates of obligation.

SB 2037 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of platting and subdivisions of land by a municipality or county.

SB 2038 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil | Metcalf | Schofield | Bell, Keith | Tepper
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to release of an area from a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by petition or election.

SB 2063 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the oversight of and reporting requirements for the county elections administrator.

SB 2064 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to Public Health: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to the dissemination of patient information through a telemedicine, telehealth, or teledentistry service.

SB 2065 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the recovery of overpayments made to dentists by certain employee benefit plans and health insurers.

SB 2066 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to state agency employment openings and aptitude assessments.

SB 2067 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the public sale of real property taken in execution of a judgment.

SB 2068 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the information maintained by the Texas Education Agency regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities.

SB 2069 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Schaefer
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the required posting of signs regarding human trafficking penalties by certain schools.

SB 2070 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the funding of projects by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to promote the reliability and resiliency of the power grid in this state; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds.

SB 2071 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to automatic recounts of certain elections.

SB 2072 Author: Bettencourt | King
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to service retirement benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas to commissioned peace officers employed by the attorney general.

SB 2073 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain suits for personal injury that arise as a result of conduct that violates certain Penal Code provisions concerning sexual offenses against a child but that are filed against certain persons who did not commit the conduct that violated those Penal Code provisions.

SB 2329 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Vote taken in committee
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

SB 2330 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 2331 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to centrally counted optical scan ballots.

SB 2349 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to consent to the creation of certain political subdivisions.

SB 2350 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Shine
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the voter-approval tax rate used to calculate the unused increment rate of a taxing unit for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 2354 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Education Savings Account Program to allow certain disadvantaged children and their siblings to use public money to pursue educational alternatives to public schools and an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made for purposes of that program.

SB 2355 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Noble
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration.

SB 2431 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/05/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the Harris County Flood Control District; providing for the appointment of the governing body.

SB 2432 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the State Auditor conducting an audit of counties with a population over 1 million and their use of funds related to acts passed by congress.

SB 2433 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to certain election practices and procedures; increasing a criminal penalty; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 2434 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 10 2023 10:27PM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1.

SB 2514 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of information relating to certain election officials appointed by the commissioners court.

SB 2515 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the restriction of the use of toll road funds for road projects.

SB 2516 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates of certain taxing units.

SB 2599 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 594; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2600 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Firefly Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SCR 60 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 S Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Instructing the enrollment clerk of the Senate to make a correction in H.B. No. 3699.

SJR 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes, to increase the amount of an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SJR 4 Author: Bettencourt | Huffman | Parker
Last Action: 03/15/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations to pay for school district ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SJR 80 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the utilities reliability fund and the utilities reliability revenue fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability and resiliency of the power grid in this state.

SJR 86 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing year-round standard time or daylight saving time and authorizing the legislature to enact legislation that gives effect to the preferred option.

SR 40 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 01/18/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Granting permission for use of the chamber of the Texas Senate by the Texas Lyceum on January 26, 2023, from 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

SR 193 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 02/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Clay Walker for his role in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

SR 194 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2023, as Texas Building Owners and Managers Association Advocacy Day.

SR 363 Author: Bettencourt | Middleton
Last Action: 03/29/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Bryan Taylor Kelting.

SR 520 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Alan Vera.

SR 570 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the inaugural graduating class of the Aggie ACHIEVE program.

SR 715 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dale Craymer on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 716 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 3697.

SR 717 Author: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3699.

Additional Primary Authors (44):
SB 5 Author: Parker | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 10 2023 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of tangible personal property that is held or used for the production of income and a franchise tax credit for the payment of certain related ad valorem taxes.

SB 8 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | King | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public education, including parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials and the establishment of an education savings account program.

SB 9 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the rights and certification of public school educators, including financial and other assistance and waivers provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators, methods of instruction provided in public schools, and certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.

SB 10 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen | Burns | Capriglione
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 13 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Creighton | Hughes | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 24 2023 7:06PM
Caption: Relating to a school district's library materials and catalog, the creation of local school library advisory councils, and parental rights regarding public school library catalogs and access by the parent's child to library materials.

SB 14 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Oliverson | Klick | Metcalf | Toth | Geren
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

SB 15 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson | Slawson | Klick | Bonnen | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 25 Author: Kolkhorst | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education, including scholarships to nursing students, loan repayment assistance to nurses and nursing faculty, and grants to nursing education programs.

SB 26 Author: Kolkhorst | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Jetton | Lalani
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to local mental health authority and local behavioral health authority audits and mental and behavioral health reporting, services, and programs.

SB 330 Author: Hall | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Eckhardt | et al.
Sponsor: Schaefer | Spiller | Anderson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities.

SB 468 Author: Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Eckhardt | et al.
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owners' association to regulate the assembly, association, and speech of property owners or residents.

SB 955 Author: Springer | Bettencourt | Parker | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the release on parole of certain youthful offenders; changing parole eligibility.

SB 976 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate by a taxing unit.

SB 1104 Author: Birdwell | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Slawson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters and emergencies.

SB 1537 Author: Parker | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 05/16/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: May 16 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to measures to prevent espionage and intellectual property theft at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1993 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffman | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to Elections: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to order a new election in certain counties.

SB 2025 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to election precinct boundaries and the establishment of polling places.

SB 2565 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | King | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 27 2023 6:39PM
Caption: Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and creating allotments for the procurement of certain instructional materials under the Foundation School Program; authorizing a fee.

SB 2632 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to required labeling of food containing mRNA vaccine material.

SJR 2 Author: Parker | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the market value of tangible personal property a person owns that is held or used for the production of income.

SJR 58 Author: Birdwell | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Slawson
Last Action: 05/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations.

SR 148 Author: West | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/08/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Opal Lee on the occasion of the unveiling of her portrait in the Senate Chamber.

SR 168 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/14/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2023, as Montgomery County Day.

SR 174 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2023, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 211 Author: Menéndez | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2023, as UTSA Day.

SR 212 Author: Perry | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the organizers, supporters, and attendees of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

SR 234 Author: Miles | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2023, as University of Houston Day.

SR 244 Author: Flores | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association Legislative Day.

SR 286 Author: Hinojosa | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2023, as Texas Bays and Estuaries Day.

SR 323 Author: King | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2023, as World Down Syndrome Day.

SR 362 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Jimmy Don Blair.

SR 378 Author: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/03/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Darren Almendarez.

SR 387 Author: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Creighton | Middleton | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Port Houston for its contributions to the Texas economy.

SR 447 Author: Whitmire | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Carroll Sidney Shaddock.

SR 455 Author: King | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel.

SR 494 Author: Whitmire | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Miller Outdoor Theatre on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 513 Author: LaMantia | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mary Elizabeth Altman Yturria.

SR 529 Author: Parker | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 11, 2023, as World War II Veterans Capitol Day.

SR 618 Author: Campbell | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Billy Joe "Red" McCombs.

SR 630 Author: Zaffirini | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of former State Representative and Senator James William "Bill" Haley.

SR 647 Author: Miles | Alvarado | Bettencourt | West | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jeanne Beulah Franklin Samuels of Houston.

SR 678 Author: Perry | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Requesting Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for funds used or will be used to meet federal obligations to secure the southern border.

SR 728 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: In memory of Gloria Morris Ashford of Dallas.

SR 729 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: In memory of Flora Loretta Solomon Reves.

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