Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Mayes Middleton
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/23/2024

Number of Bills: 222

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (168):
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 175 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 13 2023 1:37PM
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying and certain other activities.

SB 176 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Parental Empowerment Program and an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made for purposes of that program.

SB 177 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Klick | Frank | Jones, Venton | Harrison
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

SB 242 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the identification of and prohibited cooperation by state and local entities with certain federal acts that violate the United States Constitution.

SB 324 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to changing the eligibility for community supervision for certain repeat intoxication offenders.

SB 345 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense.

SB 346 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

SB 428 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the number of baccalaureate degree programs a public junior college may offer.

SB 429 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a public junior college to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a baccalaureate degree program.

SB 430 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the expiration date of driver's licenses and renewal driver's licenses issued to noncitizens.

SB 431 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to local regulation to enforce child custody orders; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 432 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for theft of a catalytic converter; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 433 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the determination of the market value of solar energy property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 434 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the burden of proof in a suit or administrative proceeding to establish that an area is subject to the public beach easement.

SB 435 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Bonnen
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain evidence of a crime that resulted in the death of a person.

SB 436 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of purchasing or selling human organs; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 437 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to affirmative defenses to prosecution for certain offenses involving material or conduct that is obscene or otherwise harmful to children.

SB 648 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the procedure for removing certain prosecuting attorneys for their policies on the enforcement of criminal offenses; providing a private cause of action.

SB 649 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to participation in athletic activities based on biological sex; providing a civil right to action for K-12 athletes and college athletes.

SB 689 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public safety dual credit grant program by the Texas Education Agency.

SB 690 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an inspector general for education and the creation of a division of inspector general for education in the governor's office to investigate the administration of public education.

SB 741 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of property owners' association insurance by the FAIR Plan Association in certain areas.

SB 742 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a requirement for certain entities to enter into a contract for election services.

SB 743 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the hours of work of county employees.

SB 744 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to clarifying that a statutory county court judge is authorized to issue a search warrant for access to a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

SB 763 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Hefner | Buckley | Burrows | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

SB 795 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the University Interscholastic League from The University of Texas at Austin to the Texas Education Agency.

SB 796 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to arbitration provisions in surplus lines insurance contracts.

SB 797 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors.

SB 798 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Buckley
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the certification requirements for a public school counselor.

SB 930 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/17/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the publication of opinions by a court.

SB 931 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to remote vehicle disabling technology capable of being activated or engaged by a motor vehicle manufacturer or governmental entity; creating criminal offenses.

SB 932 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a candidate's ineligibility and to the prohibition of the candidate's placement on the ballot.

SB 933 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.

SB 934 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain officers of a political subdivision authorized to impose a tax or issue bonds to hold at the same time certain other offices.

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 1027 Author: Middleton | Creighton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the adoption of rules concerning certain on-site sewage disposal systems.

SB 1034 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/13/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the tort of public nuisance.

SB 1064 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the school district property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts.

SB 1065 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 1066 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the filing and publishing of lobbyist activity reports.

SB 1067 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the consideration of certain information by a parole panel in determining whether to release an inmate on parole.

SB 1068 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the removal of restrictions on funding and payment of costs for certain full-time online educational programs; authorizing a fee.

SB 1107 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes through the use of certain surplus state revenue.

SB 1108 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to release of an area from a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

SB 1217 Author: Middleton | Creighton | Hinojosa | LaMantia | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 1303 Author: Middleton | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a permit by the commissioner of the General Land Office for a wind power facility on coastal public land; authorizing a fee; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1309 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain nonprofit state associations and organizations from providing training and insurance and risk pool contracts to public educational entities.

SB 1310 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for the offense of intoxication manslaughter in certain circumstances.

SB 1323 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the verification of the status of certain driver's licenses before renting a motor vehicle.

SB 1324 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the effect of an election at which the voters fail to approve or vote to reduce the ad valorem tax rate adopted by the governing body of a taxing unit.

SB 1339 Author: Middleton | Creighton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a bridge in Galveston County as the Ken Clark Memorial Bridge.

SB 1392 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishing the oyster council of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 1393 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to eligibility for coverage by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan in certain areas.

SB 1394 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the issuance of anticipation notes or other obligations by issuers located along the Gulf Coast in an emergency.

SB 1395 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to requirements for the closure of certain areas to the taking of oysters.

SB 1396 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 25 2023 5:13PM
Caption: Relating to a period of prayer and reading of the Bible or other religious text in public schools.

SB 1502 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to prohibited conduct of a health benefit plan issuer in relation to affiliated and nonaffiliated providers.

SB 1503 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to an entity responsible for the local share of qualified project costs under the ship channel improvement revolving fund.

SB 1504 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of students with a nontraditional secondary education to certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 1575 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the authority of the chair of the State Board of Education to request an attorney general opinion.

SB 1702 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to orders providing for the conservatorship of or possession of and access to a child by the child's parents in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1703 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Border Security
Caption: Relating to a study on the impact of illegal immigration in this state.

SB 1704 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the state compression percentage and a school district's maximum compressed tax rate under the public school finance system.

SB 1705 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to Elections: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to nominations by primary election by certain political parties.

SB 1706 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restrictions on political contributions by out-of-state contributors; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1707 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to reliability backup service for non-dispatchable generation resources in the ERCOT power region.

SB 1708 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

SB 1759 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Texas history grant program.

SB 1760 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a public school classroom safety review and referral program for students who engage in violent criminal conduct; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1761 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to infrastructure planning and lot frontages in the unincorporated area of certain counties.

SB 1762 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a priority system for consideration by state governmental entities of oral or written public comments received from certain persons.

SB 1763 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the cleaning of a structure used to grow oysters for cultivated oyster mariculture.

SB 1782 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the approval of open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 1789 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation; making conforming changes.

SB 1864 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Leo-Wilson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain placements for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1875 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of electronic devices to accept voters.

SB 1876 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/17/2023 S Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

SB 1877 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the timing of state financing for voter registration.

SB 1878 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a firefighter or emergency medical technician for workers' compensation benefits for infertility.

SB 1879 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to preserving religious liberty from nativist jurisprudence.

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 1994 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to vote harvesting; creating a civil penalty.

SB 1995 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a general custodian of election records to adopt procedures for public inspection of voted ballots.

SB 2024 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the registration, ownership, and operation of certain motor vehicles.

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 2026 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the approval of beach access and use plans by the commissioner of the General Land Office.

SB 2027 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of the Aaron M. Hicks Memorial Interchange.

SB 2028 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of additional judicial districts composed of Brazoria County.

SB 2281 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain adult cabaret performances; creating a criminal offense.

SB 2282 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to National Aeronautics and Space Administration security personnel.

SB 2283 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the meeting requirements for the Galveston County Juvenile Board.

SB 2284 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Harris, Cody
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

SB 2285 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain malt beverages between two or more licensed premises operating under the same general ownership or management.

SB 2286 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

SB 2335 Author: Middleton | Creighton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the accreditation of public institutions of higher education.

SB 2336 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to meetings of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Authority.

SB 2337 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to an election to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

SB 2338 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the appointment of members to policy boards of certain metropolitan planning organizations.

SB 2339 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the investment or deposit of school district reserve funds and the establishment of a school reserves investment fund.

SB 2340 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to innovation waivers for certain insurance laws, regulations, and requirements; authorizing a fee.

SB 2492 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study suicide prevention and peer support programs in fire departments in this state.

SB 2493 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Bryant
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to repairs made pursuant to a tenant's notice of intent to repair and the refund of a tenant's security deposit.

SB 2494 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishing election marshals and enforcing violations of elections law.

SB 2495 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/10/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to establishing election marshals and enforcing violations of elections law.

SB 2496 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of tolls on portions of State Highway 146 and State Highway 99.

SB 2497 Author: Middleton | Campbell
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the bilingual education allotment under the public school finance system.

SB 2498 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to provide a universal basic income.

SB 2499 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to practices and procedures for an early voting ballot voted by mail.

SB 2500 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain public school students who are children of certain military servicemembers.

SB 2501 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the process for filling a vacancy on the board of trustees of an independent school district.

SB 2548 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Leo-Wilson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the removal of certain children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 2549 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to guardianships of the person of wards with profound intellectual disabilities who are minors or were minors when their guardianship proceedings commenced.

SB 2550 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the line of vegetation following a meteorological event.

SB 2551 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the use of appropriated money for nonprofit organizations advocating for governmental adoption of a policy of managed retreat.

SB 2552 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to test gathering requirements for certain wastewater treatment facilities.

SB 2553 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a strategic reserve of gas and crude oil and a severance tax credit for delivering gas and oil to the reserve.

SB 2554 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Authorizing the state to take an interlocutory appeal to seek the overruling of Stogner v. California, 539 U.S. 607 (2003).

SB 2555 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to training requirements for certain municipal, county, and school district elected officers.

SB 2556 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and coverage for windstorm by certain insurers.

SB 2557 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/10/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to infrastructure planning and lot frontages in the unincorporated area of certain counties.

SB 2558 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the election, terms, and resignation of the board of commissioners of the Brazoria Drainage District No. 4.

SB 2559 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to requiring school districts to adopt procedures to ensure parents are informed regarding a student's mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being.

SB 2560 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Adoption Assistance Program.

SB 2561 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the supplemental special education services program.

SB 2562 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the removal of certain children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 2563 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence against a defendant in a criminal case.

SB 2564 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

SCR 47 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Charles Dwayn Krampota.

SJR 28 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Bonnen | Cain | Burrows | Canales | Garcia
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the office of county treasurer of Galveston County.

SJR 54 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/30/2023 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 30 2023 12:19PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a court from issuing an opinion without disclosing the judges who authored the opinion.

SJR 55 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes is the market value of the property for the first year that the owner qualified the property for a homestead exemption or, if the owner purchased the property, the purchase price of the property.

SJR 78 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment exempting tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation.

SR 109 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 01/25/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 25, 2023, as Deer Park Chamber of Commerce Day.

SR 167 Author: Middleton | Alvarado | Creighton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Baytown on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 213 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2023, as Pearland Day.

SR 214 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of the San Leon Municipal Utility District water tower in memory of Joseph Lynn Manchaca.

SR 220 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Texas First Bank on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 246 Author: Middleton | Creighton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2023, as Galveston County Day.

SR 275 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2023, as University of Houston-Clear Lake Day.

SR 276 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the launch of Artemis I mission.

SR 374 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/03/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Galveston Island State Park Beach Redevelopment project.

SR 436 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Hitchcock High School boys' basketball team on winning a state championship.

SR 445 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing San Jacinto Day.

SR 446 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Harmony Public Schools for receiving 2023 State Schools of Character designation.

SR 472 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/25/2023 S Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Recognizing BIZPAC.us and its founder and executive chairman, Joseph L. Trahan.

SR 479 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mason Anthony Nelson.

SR 480 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Samuel Felix Mixon.

SR 481 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Michael Culling on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 482 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ronald Anthony Maceo.

SR 483 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Michael Charles Pistone.

SR 484 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Nancy Lefeber Hughes.

SR 485 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tanya Moore, Dustin Carrillo, and Jesse Neace of Alvin Independent School District for their lifesaving actions.

SR 486 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Pearland Little League All-Stars for advancing to the Little League World Series.

SR 487 Author: Middleton | Creighton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kenneth David Clark.

SR 489 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bob Ford on his induction into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

SR 491 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Patricia Ann LeMay Hocking.

SR 500 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing I Am Texas for holding a Guinness World Record as the largest published book.

SR 545 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Wallace R. Hogan on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 611 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing education foundations for school districts in Texas.

SR 612 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Daily Mile USA for reaching an enrollment of one million participants.

SR 615 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Galveston County's independent school district education foundations.

SR 636 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John the Baptist No. 2073 on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 637 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kelly de Schaun for her service as CEO of the Galveston Park Board.

SR 668 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the completion of Rett Reef in Galveston Bay.

SR 669 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of the life of Dustin Lee Mortenson.

SR 670 Author: Middleton
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of the life of Lucas Maurice Lowe.

Additional Primary Authors (54):
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 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 17 Author: Creighton | Campbell | King | Kolkhorst | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel | Shaheen | Bonnen
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at public institutions of higher education.

SB 18 Author: Creighton | Campbell | Flores | King | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the tenure and employment of faculty members at certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 22 Author: Springer | Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Guillen | Gerdes
Last Action: 06/07/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment of grant programs to provide financial assistance to qualified sheriff's offices, constable's offices, and prosecutor's offices in rural counties.

SB 24 Author: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | King | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Noble | Hull
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and the transfer to the commission of certain powers and duties from the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 624 Author: Kolkhorst | Middleton
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 8 2023 6:09PM
Caption: Relating to the permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees.

SB 886 Author: Springer | Middleton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of students not lawfully present in the United States from consideration for purposes of the indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

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 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 1421 Author: Perry | Blanco | Campbell | Flores | Gutierrez | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to the effect of nuisance actions, other actions, and governmental requirements on certain agricultural operations.

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 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 2539 Author: Creighton | Blanco | Campbell | Eckhardt | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the administration, coordination, and support of public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program and an Advanced Career and Education (ACE) scholarship program for students enrolled in dual credit courses.

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.

SCR 53 Author: Sparks | Alvarado | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Cain
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Mikael and Carolyn Garcia on the birth of their daughter, Mary Faustina Garcia.

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 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 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 156 Author: Birdwell | Hughes | Middleton | Sparks
Last Action: 02/14/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Rangers on the occasion of its bicentennial.

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 186 Author: Huffman | Middleton
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Brazoria County Day.

SR 198 Author: LaMantia | Alvarado | Creighton | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2023, as Texas Ports 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 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 327 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Birdwell | Middleton | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 22, 2023, as Texas Realtors Day.

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

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 389 Author: Campbell | Alvarado | Birdwell | Creighton | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 04/05/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 5, 2023, as Alzheimer's Association State Advocacy Day.

SR 403 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 10 through 14, 2023, as Texas Retired Teachers Week.

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 451 Author: Zaffirini | Alvarado | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 24, 2023, as Texas Women Judges' Day.

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 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 553 Author: King | Campbell | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the eighth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars.

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 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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