Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Rodney Ellis
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 246

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (231):
SB 65 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

SB 67 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

SB 68 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage, including authorizing a county or municipality to establish a minimum wage.

SB 69 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.

SB 70 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to reports issued by the comptroller on the effect of certain tax provisions.

SB 71 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as recreational, park, or scenic land.

SB 72 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

SB 73 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to limits on the size of prekindergarten classes in public schools.

SB 74 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to placing the State Board of Education under periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 75 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to insurer rating practices requiring prior approval.

SB 76 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

SB 77 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities.

SB 78 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan.

SB 79 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibition of the use of credit scoring in underwriting and rating certain personal lines of insurance coverage.

SB 80 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a periodic review of state and local tax preferences.

SB 81 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to examine and prevent wrongful convictions.

SB 82 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to community supervision for certain drug possession offenses.

SB 83 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibited deceptive or disenfranchising practices regarding an election; providing penalties.

SB 84 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

SB 85 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

SB 86 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

SB 87 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties.

SB 88 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to health education curriculum and instruction in public schools.

SB 89 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 90 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice and prior approval of health benefit plan rates.

SB 91 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a restriction on charges charged for certain extensions of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining.

SB 92 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain credit services organizations and to certain extensions of consumer credit the organizations obtain for a consumer or assist a consumer in obtaining.

SB 93 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for failure to pay a surcharge.

SB 180 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.

SB 181 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the electronic recording and admissibility of certain custodial interrogations.

SB 194 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests.

SB 226 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.

SB 251 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

SB 252 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

SB 253 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.

SB 254 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of brokerage statements to meet certain requirements for reports of political contributions and expenditures.

SB 255 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition charged by public institutions of higher education.

SB 256 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creating an offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

SB 257 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting of a lost or stolen firearm; providing criminal penalties.

SB 258 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows.

SB 259 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal history background checks in connection with firearm transfers; creating offenses.

SB 260 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

SB 261 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to registration powers of volunteer deputy registrars.

SB 262 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requirements for employers who do not obtain workers' compensation insurance coverage under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act; providing an administrative violation.

SB 263 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to injury and occupational disease reporting requirements for employers who do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage; providing an administrative violation.

SB 264 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

SB 265 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools.

SB 271 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 338 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to duties of prosecutors.

SB 348 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.

SB 349 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the secretary of state to enforce election laws.

SB 369 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case.

SB 370 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case.

SB 371 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to issuance of a receipt for a voter registration applicant.

SB 410 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists.

SB 411 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the recording of certain grand jury proceedings that involve a peace officer.

SB 412 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances.

SB 419 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the penalty for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances in Penalty Group 1.

SB 426 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales tax exemption for certain items sold during a limited period.

SB 427 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the location and operation of concrete crushing facilities.

SB 487 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.

SB 547 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to epidemiological reports and immunization exemption data and reports.

SB 590 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes and the allocation of certain revenue from those taxes.

SB 591 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to certain reimbursements provided for the collection of sales and use taxes.

SB 637 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of certain temporary employees for unemployment compensation benefits.

SB 742 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates.

SB 768 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston.

SB 769 Author: Ellis | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on the composition of grand and petit juries in each county.

SB 770 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

SB 851 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to reducing the penalty for certain offenders for possession of a small amount of certain controlled substances; creating a dedicated account.

SB 868 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences.

SB 869 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Texas B-On-time loan program and to permitting an institution of higher education to use B-On-time tuition set-asides to provide financial assistance to students of the institution.

SB 870 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday.

SB 990 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the protection of voting rights in the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1084 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to ad valorem tax appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property.

SB 1167 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to relating to autonomous motor vehicles.

SB 1234 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the matters to be considered in developing the state water plan.

SB 1250 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain rights of witnesses who appear before a grand jury; providing a penalty.

SB 1331 Author: Ellis | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the composition of the governing body of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

SB 1332 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.

SB 1416 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1417 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.

SB 1448 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to holding a primary election for a political party in a county without party leadership.

SB 1449 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

SB 1450 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives; assessing a fee; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1451 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Raney
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the disputed payment by a credit card or debit card of a vehicle registration fee.

SB 1665 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate judge or other judge authorized to hear probate, guardianship, or mental health matters, and the subsequent assignment of another judge.

SB 1686 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to revocation of community supervision for use or possession of small amounts of marihuana.

SB 1687 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by charitable organizations that engage in or support the planting, growing, cultivation, or maintenance of trees in public areas.

SB 1690 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the release of a criminal defendant on partial bail and to the procedures governing a cash bond.

SB 1691 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the territory included in, the composition of the board of directors of, and the method of assessment of the Harris County Improvement District No. 10 and to clarifying the law to reflect the prior division of the district.

SB 1715 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the offense of passing certain vehicles on a highway.

SB 1716 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the governance of certain housing authorities.

SB 1717 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to Prima Facie Speed Limits.

SB 1791 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution.

SB 1792 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate.

SB 1802 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail.

SB 1856 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to confidentiality of student records.

SB 2006 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate.

SB 2038 Author: Ellis
Sponsor: Allen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of directors of the Spectrum Management District.

SCR 2 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that overturns Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, establishing that the spending of money to influence elections shall not be construed as speech under the First Amendment, and clarifying that only natural persons are protected by constitutional rights.

SJR 31 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes, authorizing a limited state video lottery system to be operated at horse and greyhound racetracks and on Indian tribal lands, and reducing the number of illegal gambling machines.

SJR 38 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences.

SR 121 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Billy J. Morton.

SR 172 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Trinity United Methodist Church in Houston on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.

SR 188 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 207 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 19th Annual Texas Lunar New Year Festival.

SR 217 Author: Ellis | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 23, 2015, as University of Houston System Day.

SR 287 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ezra Roy for his artistic accomplishments.

SR 291 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Texas Southern University Day.

SR 305 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church on the occasion of its mortgage burning celebration.

SR 322 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Marguerite Smith Latson on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

SR 326 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Michelle Elise Dejoie-Manning.

SR 327 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the I See You art exhibit at the State Capitol.

SR 337 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Christopher Minh-Thong Nguyen for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 338 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alan Kirk Brown on the occasion of his 30th anniversary as pastor of First Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

SR 360 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an official Texas Historical Marker at First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Houston.

SR 444 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending BikeTexas for its dedication to improving bicycle safety.

SR 445 Author: Ellis | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Carol Lewis on her induction into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

SR 473 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Roy and Lillian Burley on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary.

SR 474 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jane Hamilton on the occasion of the birth of her daughter, Sloan Hannah Hamilton.

SR 498 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John V. Singleton.

SR 499 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Vietnamese American Day.

SR 500 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Houston Department of Health and Human Services for receiving national accreditation.

SR 568 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men on the occasion of the groundbreaking ceremony for its new school facility.

SR 583 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kenneth Ray Levingston for his service to Jones Memorial United Methodist Church.

SR 584 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Patricia Fitzsimmons Gray.

SR 585 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Houston Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 654 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Kelley family on the occasion of their family reunion.

SR 655 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Catherine Geraldine Green.

SR 711 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 2015 as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

SR 722 Author: Ellis | Nelson | Watson | West
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 6, 2015, as Asian Real Estate Association of America Day.

SR 819 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jesse H. Jones High School Class of 1975 on the occasion of its 40th reunion.

SR 826 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Roland E. Mouton Jr. on the occasion of his installation as pastor of God With Us Ministries Missionary Baptist Church.

SR 844 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shardae Womack for her work in the office of Representative Senfronia Thompson.

SR 845 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rebekah Wells for her work in the office of Representative Wayne Faircloth.

SR 846 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Steven Valles for his work in the office of Representative Borris Miles.

SR 847 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Philesha Torrence for her work in the office of the Texas AFL-CIO.

SR 848 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nahom Tesfaselassie for his work in the office of Senator John Whitmire.

SR 849 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mya Strauss for her work in the office of Representative Garnet Coleman.

SR 850 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Karmah Stokes for her work in the office of Representative Nicole Collier.

SR 851 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing NaAsiaha Simone for her work in the office of Representative Dawnna Dukes.

SR 852 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Emiliano Romero for his work in the office of Senator Jose Rodriguez.

SR 853 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Johannah Roberson for her work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 854 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Akayla Pomare for her work in the office of Representative Alma Allen.

SR 855 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shamil Patel for his work in the office of Representative Eddie Lucio III.

SR 856 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ruth Ogu for her work in the office of Senator Kevin Eltife.

SR 857 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Abel Mulugheta for his work in the office of Representative Rafael Anchia.

SR 858 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Marlan Mitchell for his work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 859 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert McKnight for his work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 860 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nondumiso Mbambo for her work in the office of Representative Yvonne Davis.

SR 861 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lindsey Linder for her work in the office of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.

SR 862 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sarah Lacy for her work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 863 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jeffrey Kane for his work in the office of Representative Todd Hunter.

SR 864 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joanna Joseph for her work in the office of Representative Toni Rose.

SR 865 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lashondra Jones for her work in the office of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.

SR 866 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Gregory Jones for his work in the office of the Texas Association of Business.

SR 867 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Damien Jones for his work in the office of Representative Ron Reynolds and the Congressional Black Caucus.

SR 868 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Phillip Yates for his work in the office of Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

SR 869 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mallerick Warnell for his work in the office of Representative Eric Johnson.

SR 870 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Devin Vickers for her work in the office of Representative Abel Herrero.

SR 871 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leigh Uranga for her work in the office of Representative David Simpson.

SR 872 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Erika Smiley for her work in the office of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus.

SR 873 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Anthony Stewart for his work in the office of the Association of Electric Companies of Texas.

SR 874 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Katherine Spearman for her work in the office of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

SR 875 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jeron Ravin for his work in the office of Representative Cesar Blanco.

SR 876 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sana Rajani for her work in the office of Representative Hubert Vo.

SR 877 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alec Puente for his work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 878 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shaina Pomerantz for her work in the office of the Texas Legislative Study Group.

SR 879 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sandra Morales for her work in the office of Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

SR 880 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John Montgomery for his work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 881 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mason Mueller for his work in the office of Representative Phil Stephenson.

SR 882 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Samone Jones for her work in the office of Senator Royce West.

SR 883 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Conrad John for his work in the Travis County Intergovernmental Relations Office.

SR 884 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Angel Jenkins for her work in the office of Representative Chris Turner.

SR 885 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing JaQuay Jackson for her work in the office of Representative Yvonne Davis.

SR 886 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Earl Harrison Humphreys for his work in the office of Representative Gene Wu.

SR 887 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nathanial Henry for his work in the office of the Texas Association of Counties.

SR 888 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Zackary Griffin for his work in the office of Representative James White.

SR 889 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cambrey Dent for her work in the office of Senator Judith Zaffirini.

SR 890 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Pearl Cruz for her work in the office of Senator Kel Seliger.

SR 891 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Danielle Cooper for her work in the office of Representative Helen Giddings.

SR 892 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Maegan Collins for her work in the office of Speaker of the House Joe Straus.

SR 893 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sophie Cohen for her work in the office of Representative Carol Alvarado.

SR 894 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Zarinah Cogbill for her work in the office of the Innocence Project New York.

SR 895 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Diamond Cherry for her work in the office of Representative Armando Walle.

SR 896 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Amala Chacko for her work in the office of Representative Tom Craddick.

SR 897 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patrick Celestine for his work in the office of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.

SR 898 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Michelle Castillo for her work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 899 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alonzo Campos for his work in the office of Senator Sylvia Garcia.

SR 900 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dominique Calhoun for his work in the office of Representative Sylvester Turner.

SR 901 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Danielle Broussard for her work in the office of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

SR 902 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Liliane Bedford for her work in the office of Senator Rodney Ellis.

SR 903 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Neo Baepi for her work in the office of Representative Helen Giddings.

SR 904 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Zoe Ang for her work in the office of Representative Travis Clardy.

SR 905 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Amy Anazia for her work in the office of Representative Ana Hernandez.

SR 906 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Arnold Alaniz for his work in the office of Representative Roland Gutierrez.

SR 907 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tanesha Airline for her work in the office of the Texas Defender Service.

SR 912 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Annie Mae Charles.

SR 917 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Beth Matusoff Merfish on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 918 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Andre Evans on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 919 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hany Khalil on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 920 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Aaron Limonthas on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 921 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Danyahel Norris on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 922 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Peruchini on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 923 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jose Eduardo Sanchez on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 924 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Michael Webb on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 925 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Veronica Bernal on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 926 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Carla Brailey on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 927 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Deborah Chen on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 928 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sue Deigaard on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 929 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Caroline Evans on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 930 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Zhen Mahoney on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 931 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shailey Gupta-Brietzke on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 932 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Diana Featherston on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 933 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Samia Mirza on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 934 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bich-May Nguyen on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 935 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tawny Tidwell on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 936 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Fran Watson on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 937 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Stephen Chao on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 948 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Norman C. Francis on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 949 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Dunfey on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

SR 967 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Erin and Lucas Culpepper on the occasion of the birth of their son, Turner Robert Royal Culpepper.

SR 968 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Stefanie and Joseph Mantilla on the occasion of the birth of their daughter, Sofia Margaret Mantilla.

SR 969 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 97th anniversary of Azerbaijan Republic Day.

SR 1013 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston on the occasion of its 65th anniversary.

SR 1014 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Moorish Americans for their contributions to our state and nation.

SR 1040 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Consuella and Edmund Broussard on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

SR 1042 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of David Eric Rosenfeld.

SR 1071 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Turkish-American Day in Texas.

SR 1072 Author: Ellis
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hudson Bradley and Ben Martinson for their sense of fair play and sportsmanship.

Additional Primary Authors (15):
SB 534 Author: Watson | Creighton | Ellis | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Sponsor: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

SB 856 Author: Rodríguez | Ellis | Garcia | Watson | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.

SB 889 Author: Hinojosa | Ellis
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to jury instructions regarding eyewitness identification testimony in certain criminal cases.

SB 942 Author: Estes | Ellis
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain certain information through installation or use of global positioning system wireless device trackers, international mobile subscriber identity locators, or other devices or equipment, and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information; creating an offense.

SB 1864 Author: Burton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Canales | White, James | Elkins
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

SCR 17 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Creighton | Ellis | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Bob Lanier.

SCR 29 Author: Rodríguez | Ellis | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to update Voting Rights Act provisions to protect against voter discrimination.

SR 97 Author: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Ellis | et al.
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 126 Author: Schwertner | Creighton | Ellis | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day.

SR 131 Author: Garcia | Ellis | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jane Cummins, who was sworn in as president of the Texas Lyceum.

SR 398 Author: Garcia | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

SR 477 Author: Menéndez | Ellis | Garcia | Rodríguez | Uresti | et al.
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice.

SR 594 Author: Watson | Ellis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Don Haynes on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 1031 Author: Watson | Ellis
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert Wayne Strauser.

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