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

Number of Bills: 76

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 11 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Blanco | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to measures for ensuring safety and security in public schools, including measures related to the health and safety of public school students and active shooter training for certain peace officers.

SB 19 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Blanco | Creighton | West | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 14 2023 11:51AM
Caption: Relating to the administration and investment of, and distribution and use of money from, certain constitutional and statutory funds to support general academic teaching institutions in achieving national prominence as major research universities and driving the state economy; redesignating the national research university fund as the Texas University Fund.

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 114 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Blanco | Eckhardt | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Anchía
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of electricity service in the ERCOT power region.

SB 133 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Eckhardt | Hinojosa | Miles | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hull | González, Mary | Cain | Moody | Lozano
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the physical restraint of or use of chemical irritants or Tasers on certain public school students by peace officers and school security personnel under certain circumstances.

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 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 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 244 Author: Kolkhorst | Blanco | Campbell | Hall | Perry
Coauthor: Eckhardt | Miles | West | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to support for nursing-related postsecondary education including the provision of loan repayment assistance to nursing faculty and the provision of grants to nursing education programs.

SB 258 Author: Eckhardt
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Johnson | Menéndez | West | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to energy efficiency goals for electric utilities.

SB 287 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Eckhardt | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of terroristic threat.

SB 294 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Blanco | Campbell | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Klick | Lalani | Howard | Oliverson | Plesa
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors and medication designated for treatment of respiratory distress on public and private school campuses.

SB 349 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Blanco | LaMantia | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Anderson | Plesa | Flores | Hull
Last Action: 05/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.

SB 357 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Flores | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: May 12 2023 12:02AM
Caption: Relating to the employment of honorably retired peace officers as school district security personnel and the applicability to those officers of certain law governing private security.

SB 409 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the rights of victims, guardians of victims, and close relatives of deceased victims in the criminal justice system.

SB 418 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/16/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of students between public schools.

SB 422 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Campbell | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain military service members to engage in a business or occupation in this state.

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 469 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain political subdivisions to receive certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 490 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hancock | West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers.

SB 502 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Darby | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the treatment, recycling for beneficial use, or disposal of drill cuttings.

SB 533 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Shaheen | Plesa
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to training for peace officers on responding to and investigating child fatalities.

SB 588 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Blanco | Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to creating a temporary educator certification for certain military service members and first responders.

SB 629 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | et al.
Sponsor: Talarico | Oliverson | Leo-Wilson | Howard | Zwiener
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the maintenance, administration, and disposal of opioid antagonists on public and private school campuses and to the permissible uses of money appropriated to a state agency from the opioid abatement account.

SB 667 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Miles | Nichols | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Dutton | Rose
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to establishing a state historical marker program to honor African Americans who served in the Texas Legislature during Reconstruction.

SB 668 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to allowing school districts to make available certain school safety training courses to employees of certain private schools, child-care facilities, or organizations providing out-of-school-time care.

SB 699 Author: Eckhardt
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by a certain hospital district.

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 728 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Eckhardt | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the reporting of mental health and intellectual disability information with respect to certain children for purposes of a federal firearm background check.

SB 786 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Darby | Anchía | Morales, Eddie | Guerra
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the regulation by the Railroad Commission of Texas of closed-loop geothermal injection wells.

SB 838 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Blanco | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thierry | Buckley | King, Tracy O. | Collier
Last Action: 05/05/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.

SB 839 Author: West
Coauthor: LaMantia | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a witness protection unit within the Department of Public Safety.

SB 902 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 17 2023 1:42PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

SB 904 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the offense of the unauthorized use of parking designated for persons with disabilities.

SB 943 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to publication of notices by a governmental entity on the Internet websites of a newspaper and the Texas Press Association.

SB 949 Author: West
Coauthor: Johnson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of a revolving loan program to fund the purchase by historically underutilized businesses of certain bonds required for public work contracts.

SB 989 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Gutierrez | Parker | Schwertner | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Bonnen | Kacal | King, Ken | Rose | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.

SB 1000 Author: West
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Shine | Thierry
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from sales and use taxes for certain clothing and footwear.

SB 1055 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Clardy | Kuempel | Ashby | Cook | Isaac
Last Action: 05/10/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a new university in Nacogdoches, Texas, within The University of Texas System and the allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education; abolishing Stephen F. Austin State University.

SB 1071 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the amendment of an existing comprehensive development agreement for a portion of State Highway 130.

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 1098 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hull
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the rights of a parent or guardian with a child in certain child-care facilities.

SB 1112 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 1161 Author: Eckhardt
Coauthor: Johnson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/09/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a study of the current and potential economic impacts of recycling.

SB 1204 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to state and local government information technology and information security.

SB 1248 Author: Flores
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of smuggling of persons.

SB 1249 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Menéndez | Miles | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a living organ donor education program.

SB 1266 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 6 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

SB 1267 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Blanco | Creighton | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Cook
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of operation of a stash house; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1289 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disposal of reclaimed wastewater.

SB 1424 Author: Perry | Johnson | Paxton | Schwertner | Springer
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Clardy | Canales | Goldman | Holland | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee.

SB 1478 Author: West
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant matching program for the federal small business innovation research and small business technology transfer programs.

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 1663 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hernandez | Bucy
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to alter speed limits.

SB 1849 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Blanco | Hall | Miles | Paxton | et al.
Sponsor: Noble
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an interagency reportable conduct search engine, standards for a person's removal from the employee misconduct registry and eligibility for certification as certain Texas Juvenile Justice Department officers and employees, and the use of certain information by certain state agencies to conduct background checks.

SB 1852 Author: Flores
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Metcalf | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to active shooter training for peace officers.

SB 1854 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lambert
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to optional group benefits for dental and vision care under the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.

SB 1872 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Eckhardt | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain contracts for the sale, transportation, or gathering of natural gas.

SB 1970 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: King | Zaffirini
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 2112 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to resources used to ensure the continuous provision of power.

SB 2220 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and local government corporations to use certain tax revenue for certain qualified projects.

SB 2294 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Kuempel | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and the Texas First Scholarship Program.

SB 2615 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 10 2023 1:53AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Jones Avenue Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SCR 2 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Blanco | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Extending the duty of the comptroller of public accounts under Section 7-c, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, to deposit certain tax revenue to the state highway fund.

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.

SJR 5 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 14 2023 11:51AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the Texas University Fund, which provides funding to certain institutions of higher education to achieve national prominence as major research universities and drive the state economy.

SJR 59 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Eckhardt | Johnson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the time during which the legislature may act on bills or resolutions during a regular session.

SJR 64 Author: West
Coauthor: Blanco | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Talarico
Last Action: 05/22/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.

SJR 75 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Eckhardt | Hall | Hinojosa | West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O. | Price | Kacal
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.

SJR 81 Author: Birdwell | Creighton | Eckhardt | Flores | King | et al.
Coauthor: Hall | Hinojosa | Huffman | Hughes | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Wilson | Kuempel | Manuel | DeAyala | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of funds to support the capital needs of educational programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System and certain component institutions of the Texas State University System and repealing the limitation on the allocation to the Texas State Technical College System and its campuses of the annual appropriation of certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education.

SJR 82 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: May 4 2023 8:56PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas power resiliency fund to finance backup power sources.

SJR 87 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Alvarado | West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Bonnen
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation equipment or inventory held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products to protect the Texas healthcare network and strengthen our medical supply chain.

SR 350 Author: Alvarado | LaMantia
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing September 23, 2023, as Fourth Trimester Care Day.

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