Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Mayes Middleton
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/28/2024

Number of Bills: 69

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 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 147 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hall | Hinojosa | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to the purchase of or acquisition of title to real property by certain aliens or foreign entities.

SB 162 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Middleton
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 10 2023 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the required inclusion of a person's sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors.

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 200 Author: Eckhardt
Coauthor: Flores | LaMantia | Middleton | Parker | Perry | et al.
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the period for which an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student to a public institution of higher education is entitled to an academic fresh start.

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 232 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Menéndez | Middleton | Sparks | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the removal from office of an officer of a political subdivision for commission of certain criminal offenses.

SB 245 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Middleton | Springer
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to discipline management and access to telehealth mental health services in public schools.

SB 316 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to toll collection and enforcement by toll project entities; authorizing an administrative fee; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 330 Author: Hall | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Eckhardt | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Creighton | Flores | King | LaMantia | 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 392 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to transparency in certain legal proceedings and contracts involving a school district and a limit on legal fees that may be spent by a school district in certain legal proceedings.

SB 410 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to fetal development instruction included as part of the public school health curriculum in certain grade levels.

SB 417 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Hall | Middleton
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: May 12 2023 12:02AM
Caption: Relating to electronic device filters for certain explicit material; providing a civil penalty.

SB 425 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a school district's use of public money to pay fees or dues or provide compensation to a nonprofit state association or organization that engages in certain lobbying activities.

SB 453 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain requirements regarding the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

SB 465 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Middleton | Miles
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 468 Author: Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Eckhardt | et al.
Coauthor: Middleton
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 472 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 495 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Eckhardt | Middleton | Miles
Last Action: 02/17/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of fentanyl, alpha-methylfentanyl, or any other derivative of fentanyl.

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 559 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Flores | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Cain | Schofield | Slawson | Murr | Vasut
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

SB 726 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/17/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for the offense of intoxication manslaughter in certain circumstances.

SB 814 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 04/04/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state preemption of certain municipal and county regulation.

SB 815 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Flores | Middleton
Last Action: 04/17/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitation of certain liability of owners, lessees, and occupants of land in connection with livestock and agricultural land.

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 960 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts.

SB 1024 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements and private business or school closures.

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 1083 Author: King
Coauthor: Hughes | Middleton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to insurer restrictions and duties regarding repair of a motor vehicle covered under an insurance policy.

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 1133 Author: Blanco | Flores | Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Perry | et al.
Coauthor: Birdwell | Creighton | LaMantia | Middleton
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a program to compensate landowners for property damage caused by certain criminal activities.

SB 1195 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Creighton | Middleton | Springer
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2023 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the duty of the attorney general to prosecute certain criminal offenses.

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

SB 1269 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Middleton
Sponsor: Vasut
Last Action: 05/22/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to admissibility and disclosure of certain evidence in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1281 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Alvarado | Middleton | Miles | Parker | West
Last Action: 04/06/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the denial of a driver's license renewal for failure to appear in court, failure to pay a fine or cost, or failure to satisfy a judgment.

SB 1288 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Middleton | Springer
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the sale of spirit coolers by certain alcoholic beverage permittees.

SB 1344 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Middleton
Sponsor: Ashby
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the advertising of certain used motor vehicles.

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 1481 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Middleton | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the exercise of eminent domain authority by the Texas Facilities Commission to build a wall along this state's international border.

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 1517 Author: King
Coauthor: Middleton
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain academic boycotts of foreign countries by public institutions of higher education.

SB 1557 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Referred to Public Education: May 10 2023 10:27PM
Caption: Relating to providing for an election by the parent of a student who was victimized by a public school employee to transfer the student to another public school campus or receive funding for the student to attend private school.

SB 1621 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Middleton
Last Action: 05/21/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors, political subdivisions of this state, and private employers to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 1629 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton | Schwertner
Sponsor: Frank
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain nursing facilities, including licensing requirements and Medicaid participation requirements.

SB 1700 Author: Blanco
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

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 2008 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton
Sponsor: Bailes
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to operating requirements for farm mutual insurance companies related to insurance in force on rural property.

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 2099 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle franchised dealers and the reimbursement of motor vehicle franchised dealers by manufacturers and distributors for warranty, recall, and preparation and delivery work.

SB 2141 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the essential knowledge and skills of the technology applications curriculum for public school students.

SB 2167 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the burden of proof in a trial de novo appeal of the appraised value of property.

SB 2242 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a policy adopted by school districts allowing parent volunteers on school district campuses.

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

SB 2354 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Middleton
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 2368 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Relating to the minimum number of instructional days provided by public schools.

SB 2371 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the text of municipal ballot propositions on the issuance of bonds.

SB 2433 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hall | Middleton
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 2483 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Middleton
Last Action: 03/22/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an Education Savings Account program.

SCR 24 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Middleton | Paxton | Springer
Sponsor: Oliverson | Capriglione | Slawson | Noble | Troxclair
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve the construction of a replica of the National Life Monument at the State Capitol Complex.

SCR 29 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Middleton | Parker | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Declaring an invasion of the State of Texas by transnational cartel terrorists, urging the governor to accelerate the construction of a wall along the Southern Border, and urging Congress to deploy military forces to combat transnational cartels.

SJR 29 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Middleton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 28 2023 2:39PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a parent's right to direct a child's education.

SJR 35 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Menéndez | Middleton
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Failed of adoption
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment clarifying that a voter must be a United States citizen.

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 86 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Johnson | LaMantia | Menéndez | Middleton | Paxton
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.

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