Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José Menéndez
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/23/2017

Number of Bills: 46

SB 12 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Landgraf | Isaac | Meyer | Darby | Craddick
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment.

SB 18 Author: Nelson | Hinojosa | Seliger
Coauthor: Huffman | Eltife | Bettencourt | Hancock | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies.

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

SB 55 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families.

SB 65 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Menéndez
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 98 Author: Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex.

SB 121 Author: West
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 12 2015 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; providing civil and administrative penalties.

SB 135 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Ellis | Menéndez | Garcia | Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Dutton | Reynolds | Miles | Giddings
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the organization of a grand jury.

SB 141 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a voter educator program for high school seniors.

SB 169 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez | Garcia | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to ensuring that certain military members and their spouses and dependents maintain their positions on interest lists or other waiting lists for certain health and human services assistance programs.

SB 318 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Lucio | Garcia | Nelson | Menéndez
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount the Texas Military Preparedness Commission may grant to local governmental entities for certain purposes.

SB 339 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Ellis | Menéndez
Sponsor: Klick | Zerwas | Zedler | Coleman | Sheffield
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees.

SB 389 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the placement of military occupational specialty codes on certain notices of state agency employment openings.

SB 507 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Garcia | Menéndez
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Ellis | Hall | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

SB 626 Author: Hinojosa | Lucio
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the Hidalgo County Healthcare District; decreasing the possible maximum rate of a tax.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Kolkhorst | Estes | Hinojosa | 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 755 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Menéndez
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions.

SB 785 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants.

SB 805 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Raney | Guillen
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the employment of individuals qualified for a veteran's employment preference.

SB 806 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the College Credit for Heroes program.

SB 807 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

SB 833 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Garcia | Creighton
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation while the owner is temporarily absent because of military service.

SB 840 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 20 2015 2:32PM
Caption: Relating to certain trailer registration fees for veterans with disabilities.

SB 870 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Menéndez
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 911 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Menéndez
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 947 Author: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez | West | Hinojosa | Garcia
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 949 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Naishtat
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near-fatality information for abused or neglected children.

SB 1039 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to seeking federal authorization to provide health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace.

SB 1066 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Menéndez
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 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Burton | Nelson | et al.
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 1389 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Menéndez | Rodríguez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the border commerce coordinator.

SB 1474 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Menéndez | Uresti
Sponsor: Farias
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs and the eligibility for participation in and administration of those programs.

SB 1483 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Watson | West | et al.
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to Texas community schools.

SB 1551 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility for appointment as a tabulation supervisor in an election.

SB 1580 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester | Peña
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study on homeless veterans.

SB 1584 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to positive behavioral interventions and supports for students enrolled in public school who receive special education services.

SB 1590 Author: Zaffirini | West
Coauthor: Menéndez
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 1624 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Márquez
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain entering students at a general academic teaching institution receive information regarding mental health and suicide prevention services.

SB 1654 Author: Hancock | Eltife
Coauthor: Menéndez
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 1706 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.

SB 1821 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.

SB 1920 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the veterinary licensing law for certain persons who provide services to an animal shelter.

SB 2001 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Campbell | Rodríguez | Menéndez
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 20 2015 8:05PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.

SCR 28 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Nelson | Menéndez
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing April 2015 as Autism Awareness Month.

SJR 37 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Menéndez
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.

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