Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/26/2024

Number of Bills: 77

SB 2 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Flores | Huffman | King | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 10 2023 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to conduct constituting the criminal offense of illegal voting; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 4 Author: Bettencourt | Huffman | Parker
Coauthor: Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
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 6 Author: Schwertner | King
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Energy Insurance Program and other funding mechanisms to support the construction and operation of electric generating facilities.

SB 7 Author: Schwertner | King
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the reliability of the ERCOT power grid.

SB 12 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Paxton | et al.
Sponsor: Shaheen | Metcalf | Burrows | Harris, Caroline | Isaac
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority to regulate sexually oriented performances and to restricting those performances on the premises of a commercial enterprise, on public property, or in the presence of an individual younger than 18 years of age; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 20 Author: Huffman | Parker
Coauthor: Creighton | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Paxton
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys.

SB 28 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: King, Tracy O. | Troxclair | Price | Kacal
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to financial assistance provided and programs administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 29 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Lozano | Gerdes
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibited governmental entity implementation or enforcement of a vaccine mandate, mask requirement, or private business or school closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SB 129 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Huffman | Kolkhorst | Parker
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment for possession or promotion of child pornography; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 163 Author: Campbell | Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Middleton | Paxton | Springer
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

SB 164 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Middleton | Paxton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the display of the national motto and the founding documents of the United States in public schools and the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students.

SB 177 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst
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 222 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Alvarado | Blanco | Eckhardt | Hancock | Johnson | et al.
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to paid leave by certain state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.

SB 224 Author: Alvarado | Whitmire
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | Eckhardt | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Hull | Oliverson | Goldman | Walle
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee.

SB 240 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Blanco | Johnson | Kolkhorst | West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard | Oliverson | Rogers | Klick | Bonnen
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to workplace violence prevention in certain health facilities.

SB 315 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | West
Sponsor: Ramos
Last Action: 06/16/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the definition of telephone call for purposes of regulating telephone solicitations.

SB 412 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Creighton | Eckhardt | Kolkhorst | LaMantia | Menéndez | et al.
Sponsor: Guillen | Ramos | Morales, Eddie | Plesa
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.

SB 435 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Eckhardt | Hall | Kolkhorst | West | et al.
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
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Zaffirini
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 459 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | Hancock | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline | González, Mary
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 476 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the definition of sexually oriented business.

SB 506 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 24 2023 7:06PM
Caption: Relating to information required to be reported biennially to the legislature by state agencies that administer state taxes or fees.

SB 532 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | LaMantia | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel | González, Mary | Anchía | Lalani | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to providing mental health services information to certain higher education students and to the repayment of certain higher education loans.

SB 625 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Parker
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
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 649 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: Creighton | King | Kolkhorst | Perry
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 664 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Flores | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Buckley | Burrows | González, Mary | Bailes | Kitzman
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products.

SB 740 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Paxton
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for certain county prosecutors' offices.

SB 833 Author: King
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Middleton
Sponsor: Oliverson | Paul | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to consideration by insurers of certain prohibited criteria for ratemaking.

SB 921 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Kolkhorst | Middleton
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 3 2023 2:31PM
Caption: Relating to the determination of a majority vote in certain elections.

SB 1004 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Flores | Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Parker | West
Sponsor: Herrero | Anchía | Hefner
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

SB 1029 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability for, governmental health plan coverage of, and public funding for gender modification procedures and treatments.

SB 1039 Author: Bettencourt | Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Parker | Paxton
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 1060 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the adoption of political shareholder proposals by insurers and insurer holding companies.

SB 1070 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Jetton | Leo-Wilson | Allison | Murr
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the interstate voter registration crosscheck program.

SB 1089 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Birdwell | Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to repealing the ability to declare certain unopposed candidates for office as elected.

SB 1114 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 12 2023 12:21PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of a product for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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

SB 1287 Author: King
Coauthor: Hughes | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Slawson | Vasut
Last Action: 05/22/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the cost of interconnecting certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.

SB 1396 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | King | et al.
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 1451 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Texas Historical Commission over historic sites in this state.

SB 1464 Author: West
Coauthor: Johnson | Kolkhorst | Middleton | Nichols
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a retail seller of motor vehicles from imposing certain restrictions on the purchase of a motor vehicle.

SB 1509 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Bonnen
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the service retirement eligibility and benefits of certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1512 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the failure to disclose certain appraisal reports by an entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to acquire real property.

SB 1513 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements in connection with the acquisition of real property for public use by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 1515 Author: King
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Middleton
Sponsor: Noble | Buckley | Burns | Cook | Shaheen
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.

SB 1537 Author: Parker | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
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 1556 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Paxton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Relating to the right of a public school employee to engage in religious speech or prayer while on duty.

SB 1562 Author: Hancock | Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of child grooming.

SB 1600 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Referred to Elections: Apr 24 2023 7:06PM
Caption: Relating to a person submitting proof of citizenship to verify eligibility to vote in Texas.

SB 1602 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Cain | Vasut | Schofield | Smith | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to venue and choice of law for certain actions involving censorship by social media platforms.

SB 1648 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Blanco | Eckhardt | Kolkhorst | Menéndez
Sponsor: Walle | Holland
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the centennial parks conservation fund.

SB 1710 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Flores | Kolkhorst | Springer
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the universal service fund.

SB 1846 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Holland
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the manufacture of voting machines by certain foreign persons.

SB 1860 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Craddick
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a climate policy in a municipal charter.

SB 1893 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Paxton
Sponsor: Anderson
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of certain social media applications and services on devices owned or leased by governmental entities.

SB 1907 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hall | Kolkhorst | Parker
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 1938 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Parker
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 1950 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hall | Kolkhorst | Middleton | Parker
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 1979 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst | Middleton | Sparks
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline
Last Action: 06/16/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an annual study by the Texas A&M University Texas Real Estate Research Center of the purchase and sale of single-family homes by certain institutional buyers.

SB 1983 Author: Nichols | Schwertner
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Springer
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to charges imposed for costs related to Winter Storm Uri

SB 2010 Author: Schwertner | King
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Slawson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to required reporting by the wholesale electric market monitor for the ERCOT power region.

SB 2011 Author: Schwertner | King
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Slawson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to impose administrative penalties and enter into voluntary mitigation plans; increasing an administrative penalty.

SB 2013 Author: Schwertner | King
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Parker | Paxton
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access to and the security of certain critical infrastructure.

SB 2014 Author: King | Schwertner
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Paxton | Sparks
Last Action: 05/18/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity.

SB 2015 Author: King | Schwertner
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to the legislature's goals for electric generation capacity in this state.

SB 2021 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Menéndez | Middleton
Sponsor: Schatzline | Ordaz | Schaefer | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain Internet websites containing sexual material harmful to minors; providing a civil penalty.

SB 2072 Author: Bettencourt | King
Coauthor: Flores | Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Perry | West
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 2105 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Menéndez
Sponsor: Holland
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the registration of and certain other requirements relating to data brokers; providing a civil penalty and authorizing a fee.

SB 2119 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Eckhardt | Kolkhorst | West
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the identification of locations receiving broadband and certain telecommunications services.

SB 2424 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | Paxton | Springer
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to illegal entry into this state from Mexico by a person who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; creating criminal offenses.

SB 2440 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain plats for the subdivision of land include evidence of groundwater supply.

SB 2530 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to contracts with and investments in companies that boycott certain energy companies.

SCR 4 Author: Eckhardt
Coauthor: Alvarado | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the Capitol Complex Child Development Center "Emma's Garden" in honor of Emma Barrientos.

SCR 25 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | Paxton
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2023 12:02AM
Caption: Expressing opposition to the creation of a central bank digital currency.

SJR 44 Author: Huffman | Hinojosa
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst | Parker | Paxton
Sponsor: Smith
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of certain violent or sexual offenses or of continuous trafficking of persons and requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court as required and the safety of the community, law enforcement, and the victim of the alleged offense.

SJR 70 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst | Middleton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right of parents to raise their children.

SJR 74 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Blanco | Eckhardt | Kolkhorst | Menéndez
Sponsor: Walle | Holland
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund.

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