Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Judith Zaffirini
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 209

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (189):
SB 21 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

SB 22 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

SB 23 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

SB 24 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to training for members of the governing board of a public institution of higher education.

SB 25 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties.

SB 26 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to state government worksite breast-feeding policies.

SB 27 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the online broadcast of open meetings of institutions of higher education.

SB 28 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability for public and open-enrollment charter school campuses that maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors for emergency use.

SB 29 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

SB 30 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program.

SB 31 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.

SB 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center.

SB 33 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 34 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a report concerning information security for this state's information resources.

SB 35 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

SB 36 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SB 37 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Naishtat
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at public institutions of higher education.

SB 38 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to creation of an employment-first task force advisory committee.

SB 39 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced or grown in this state.

SB 40 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to leave for junior college district or university system employees who are physically assaulted while on duty.

SB 41 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system.

SB 43 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program.

SB 44 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to matching private grants given to enhance additional research activities at institutions of higher education.

SB 45 Author: Zaffirini | Uresti
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 37 as the Trooper Terry Wayne Miller Memorial Highway.

SB 46 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain property tax appraisal photographs.

SB 47 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a study concerning enforcement of following distance laws in this state.

SB 48 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the events eligible for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

SB 49 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the transfer of a student from the school district of the student's residence to another district.

SB 50 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ad valorem tax liens on personal property.

SB 51 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners and the imposition of a fee on eight-liner owners; providing penalties.

SB 157 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

SB 227 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 624 in McMullen County as the Game Warden James E. Daughtrey Memorial Highway.

SB 234 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense and providing penalties.

SB 238 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle.

SB 290 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the recording of a proceeding in a municipal court in San Antonio.

SB 305 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Cotton Center Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 306 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the information included in the annual report of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

SB 320 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain motor vehicle weight and safety standards.

SB 478 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in landlord-tenant matters.

SB 512 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the promulgation of certain forms for use in probate matters.

SB 543 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Elkins | Otto | Walle | Gutierrez | Leach
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues; authorizing fees.

SB 636 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate recreational use of rivers.

SB 681 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a bailiff administering the selection of names of persons for jury service in certain counties.

SB 682 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.

SB 744 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the form of a motion to adopt an ordinance, resolution, or order setting an ad valorem tax rate that exceeds the effective tax rate.

SB 786 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishing an agriculture ombudsman office in the Department of Agriculture.

SB 801 Author: Zaffirini | Campbell
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a high quality prekindergarten program provided by public school districts.

SB 854 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the renewal or amendment of certain permits issued by groundwater conservation districts.

SB 855 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the territory and board of the Canyon Regional Water Authority.

SB 871 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of county auditors for certain counties.

SB 908 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishment and functions of the Animal Welfare Commission.

SB 909 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the county courts at law in Bexar County.

SB 910 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 911 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for grants for natural gas fueling stations.

SB 913 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 947 Author: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Watson
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program.

SB 969 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the mineral use of subdivided land.

SB 973 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in certain rural areas.

SB 974 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed if the use of land located in certain counties and appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land is changed.

SB 987 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Isaac
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.

SB 1052 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

SB 1053 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the management of state contracts, including the establishment of the contract management division of the Legislative Budget Board.

SB 1054 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the preference given by state agencies to goods offered by bidders in this state or manufactured, produced, or grown in this state or in the United States.

SB 1066 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program.

SB 1072 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the removal of a precinct or county chair for abandonment of office.

SB 1073 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or nomination for a place on the ballot and related procedures.

SB 1074 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to statements made by an election officer in a joint primary election.

SB 1113 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state real property to the City of San Marcos.

SB 1117 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Naishtat
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 1121 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide water and sewer service and enter into contracts.

SB 1127 Author: Zaffirini | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

SB 1128 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy.

SB 1129 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transportation of a person with a mental illness.

SB 1161 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Elkins | Galindo
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain purchasing methods by state agencies and local governments.

SB 1192 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of reports and personal financial statements required to be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 1281 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a local government to participate in a cooperative purchasing program with local governments of this state or another state.

SB 1292 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to parking privileges for people with disabilities; authorizing a fee; amending dismissal procedures for a criminal offense.

SB 1369 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to reports on attorney ad litem, guardian ad litem, guardian, mediator, and competency evaluator appointments made by courts in this state and an interim study on a billing system for attorneys ad litem.

SB 1380 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption of municipalities, certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities, and regional transit authorities from certain motor fuel taxes.

SB 1393 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of theft of pipeline equipment, oil and gas equipment, oil, gas, or condensate and the unauthorized purchase or sale of oil, gas, or condensate.

SB 1405 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to idling the diesel engine of a school bus or commercial charter bus while the bus is parked at a public school, school event, or field trip destination.

SB 1436 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the setback requirements for a junkyard or an automotive wrecking and salvage yard; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 1437 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1438 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans.

SB 1453 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district.

SB 1454 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing counties to require the submission of digital maps in connection with the county plat approval process.

SB 1455 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Elkins | Galindo
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain required reports, plans, and other documents prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 1456 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to improving the accountability of local workforce development boards and consumer information regarding job training programs.

SB 1559 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an interagency plan to promote competitive and integrated employment for persons with disabilities.

SB 1560 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of chemical dependency treatment facilities and certain other facilities.

SB 1561 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Referred to Transportation: May 1 2015 3:39PM
Caption: Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

SB 1581 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

SB 1589 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to requirements for reporting unclaimed mineral proceeds to the comptroller of public accounts.

SB 1590 Author: Zaffirini | West
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Texas grocery access investment fund program.

SB 1638 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Elkins | Galindo
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to training for state employees, including procurement and contract management training; authorizing fees.

SB 1648 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requirements for the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures by certain officeholders and candidates.

SB 1667 Author: Zaffirini | Campbell
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of, and the application of the professional prosecutors law to, the county attorney of Guadalupe County and to abolishing the office of district attorney of the 25th Judicial District.

SB 1668 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an online searchable central grant database.

SB 1714 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the release of student academic information by a public institution of higher education for certain purposes and the manner in which the information is used.

SB 1817 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the location of solid waste facilities.

SB 1818 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a requirement that an employer provide an employee with an earnings statement at the end of each pay period.

SB 1828 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.

SB 1829 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/05/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to printing requirements for state agencies.

SB 1844 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Walle
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the establishment and functions of the Interagency Data Transparency Commission.

SB 1845 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.

SB 1859 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the restoration of expired eminent domain authority of certain rural rail transportation districts.

SB 1860 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the definition of "heavy equipment" for purposes of the ad valorem taxation of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

SB 1865 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the filing of a complaint with the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1866 Author: Zaffirini | Lucio
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to an award program to recognize school nutrition program excellence.

SB 1867 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Aycock
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

SB 1868 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

SB 1876 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the appointment of attorneys ad litem, guardians ad litem, mediators, and guardians in certain counties.

SB 1877 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Galindo
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the development and maintenance by each state agency of a data use agreement for the state agency's employees and to training related to that agreement.

SB 1878 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a study on the feasibility of implementing more secure access requirements for certain electronically stored information held by the state.

SB 1879 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Farias
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.

SB 1880 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals receiving services from certain providers.

SB 1881 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Peña | Naishtat | Zedler
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities.

SB 1882 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a bill of rights for wards under guardianship.

SB 1883 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.

SB 1884 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of cognitive rehabilitation therapy under the Medicaid program.

SB 1885 Author: Zaffirini | Watson
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under the Medicaid program.

SB 1886 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to developing a program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children.

SB 1887 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate.

SB 1888 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a county report the number of certain persons with mental illness detained in that county's jail.

SB 1889 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Burkett | Raymond
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the definition of neglect of a child, the exclusion of certain information from the Department of Family and Protective Services central registry of child abuse or neglect cases, and the report of certain information regarding those cases to the legislature.

SB 1890 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the electronic monitoring of residents at state supported living centers.

SB 1891 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the delivery of mental health services and supports under a system of care framework to minors who have or are at risk of developing a serious emotional disturbance or who are at risk of being removed from the minor's home.

SB 1926 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to permits to be issued for the storage and disposal of certain oil and gas waste.

SB 1947 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to alternative road construction methods.

SB 1974 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of uniform rules for hours of work for certain county employees.

SB 1975 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a study of the economic cost of significant oil and gas activity in rural areas of the state.

SJR 8 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on Constitutional Amendments Calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

SJR 40 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.

SR 7 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Washington's Birthday Celebration Association in Laredo.

SR 22 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the La Vernia Greenhand FFA Quiz team for winning first place in a state competition.

SR 65 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 28, 2015, as Laredo Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

SR 94 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bee County Day on February 10, 2015.

SR 95 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Terry Simpson, who was named 2014 Newsmaker of the Year.

SR 96 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rachel Littlejohn-Diebel.

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 98 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Laredo Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 99 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Gene Simeon Walker Sr.

SR 214 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Starr County Youth Fair on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 215 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 80th anniversary.

SR 216 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Roberto Jose Vidaurri.

SR 265 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Cotulla High School Mariachi Cotuleno band for winning a state championship.

SR 266 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Texas Breastfeeding Coalition Lobby Day.

SR 267 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 268 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Communities In Schools of Laredo on the occasion of its 25 years of service to area students.

SR 269 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the recipients of the 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

SR 347 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alissa Aileen Winch Bradford.

SR 364 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Connally Memorial Medical Center on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

SR 371 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Cesar Chavez Memorial Alliance of South Texas on the occasion of the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez March.

SR 401 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of David Silva.

SR 412 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kent Finlay.

SR 414 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2015, as Donate Life Texas Day.

SR 426 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending BBVA Compass and the Mexican and Spanish students at The University of Texas at Austin.

SR 450 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 468 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Live Oak County Historical Commission Day.

SR 485 Author: Zaffirini | Watson
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Consuelo Raymond Kazen.

SR 510 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Muy Grande Deer Contest on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 512 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nancy Newman de Anda on her induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 513 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Javier de Anda on his induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 514 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David T. Newman on his induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 515 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Anna Benavides Galo on her induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 516 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rodolfo Bazan on his induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 517 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ruben Bazan on his induction into the Junior Achievement of Laredo Business Hall of Fame.

SR 532 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kennedy Clay Roland.

SR 533 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rene Garcia Gonzalez for his service to his country during the Vietnam War.

SR 556 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of George E. Neel Jr.

SR 557 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Trevino family members for their service during World War II.

SR 592 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert Rodriguez for his contributions to the arts and film industry in Texas.

SR 593 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing George L. Gonzales on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 619 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Hispanic Alliance for its work on behalf of underserved citizens.

SR 620 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating April 28, 2015, as Karnes County Day.

SR 667 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jose Gerardo Garcia.

SR 683 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tom Luce for receiving the Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt Award for Mental Health.

SR 684 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jess T. Hay.

SR 685 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Glenda and Jerry Kane for receiving the Texas Impact Award.

SR 690 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 5, 2015, as Live Oak County Day.

SR 691 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lillie Mae Wieding for her contributions to the Three Rivers community.

SR 734 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating May 13, 2015, as Caldwell County Day.

SR 742 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 13, 2015, as Consuelo Mendez Middle School Youth Pathways Program Day.

SR 743 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Fredna Wood.

SR 974 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tinglin Wu for being named the 2014-2015 Youth of the Year by the United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector.

SR 978 Author: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Terry Bruce Burkett.

SR 1003 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of America on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its Alumni Hall of Fame program.

SR 1058 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. 1882.

Additional Primary Authors (20):
SB 151 Author: Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to employer retaliation against employees who seek recovery of unpaid wages and procedures in wage claim hearings conducted by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing administrative penalties.

SB 270 Author: Watson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to toll rates for certain vehicles traveling on State Highway 130.

SB 317 Author: Hinojosa | Lucio | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

SB 521 Author: Fraser | Watson | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the period for which the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality may grant or renew an emergency authorization relating to the use of state water.

SB 538 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the control of infectious diseases.

SB 612 Author: Burton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.

SB 847 Author: Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a waiting period requirement for coverage under the child health plan program.

SB 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

SB 1293 Author: Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain river or stream segments as being of unique ecological value.

SB 1953 Author: Hinojosa | Rodríguez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas-Mexico Commission.

SB 2031 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Lucio | Seliger | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program.

SCR 13 Author: Seliger | Estes | Fraser | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

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.

SCR 47 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Urging the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to select the Rio Grande Valley region as the next expansion site for the Healthy Incentives Pilot program.

SR 271 Author: Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Lucio | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Coastal Bend Day.

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 555 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the eighth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SR 612 Author: Garcia | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas on the occasion of its 29th anniversary.

SR 644 Author: Uresti | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for their effort to gain World Heritage Site designation for San Antonio's five Spanish Colonial missions.

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