Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Royce West
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 50

SB 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 15 2015 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund and the available school fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the uses of the revenue allocated to the state highway fund.

SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 13 Author: Perry | Estes | Hall | Schwertner | Seliger
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Rodríguez | West | Garcia
Sponsor: Aycock | Cyrier
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and high school, college, and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual credit courses, the development of public outreach materials, and the development of postsecondary education and career counseling academies.

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 24 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West
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 37 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West
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 96 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Garcia | West
Sponsor: Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the use and possession of e-cigarettes on school property or at school-related or school-sanctioned activities.

SB 97 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia | Zaffirini | Campbell | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado | Collier | Guillen | Isaac | Paddie
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 106 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Ellis | West | Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.

SB 108 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children.

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 149 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Garcia | Huffines | Rodríguez | West | Lucio
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.

SB 159 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: West | Garcia
Sponsor: Márquez
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education.

SB 161 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia | West
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

SB 177 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 23 2015 5:16PM
Caption: Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 188 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain insurers' insurance rating and underwriting practices based on certain consumer inquiries.

SB 189 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain practices in the business of personal automobile insurance.

SB 219 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nelson | Hinojosa | Birdwell | Campbell | Rodríguez | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Raymond
Last Action: 04/02/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 239 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Lucio | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Coleman
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals.

SB 293 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Fraser | Zaffirini | West
Sponsor: Isaac
Last Action: 04/08/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events trust fund.

SB 295 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: West | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas.

SB 353 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Schwertner | Eltife | Uresti | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

SB 408 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business in awarding certain county contracts.

SB 424 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nelson | Bettencourt | West
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 425 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Bettencourt | West
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

SB 471 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to reviews and investigations conducted by the Texas Education Agency.

SB 481 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to consumer information concerning facility-based physicians and notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.

SB 505 Author: Perry
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to painting and marking requirements for certain meteorological evaluation towers; creating an offense.

SB 543 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia | Rodríguez | Watson | West
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 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 686 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program.

SB 699 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals.

SB 762 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 777 Author: Fraser
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to restrict participation in the retail electric market for significant violations.

SB 788 Author: Eltife
Coauthor: Creighton | West
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services.

SB 810 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility.

SB 892 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to educator preparation programs and teacher certification examinations.

SB 925 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Aycock
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide reading instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three.

SB 934 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Farney
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide mathematics instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three.

SB 935 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a reading excellence team pilot program.

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 972 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five.

SB 1032 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Israel
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.

SB 1170 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: West
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

SB 1313 Author: Watson
Coauthor: West
Sponsor: Villalba
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the names of certain businesses.

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 1494 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: West | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the educational needs of homeless students.

SB 1638 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West
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 1902 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall | West | Huffines | Ellis
Sponsor: Herrero | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Villalba | Leach
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.

SJR 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund.

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