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

Number of Bills: 62

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 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 20 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Uresti | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Price | Cook | Raymond | Kuempel
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

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 125 Author: West
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Naishtat
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 133 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for school district employees and school resource officers.

SB 150 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

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 272 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

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 498 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Creighton | Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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 674 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide in educator training programs.

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 760 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access and assignment requirements for, support and information regarding, and investigations of certain providers of health care and long-term services.

SB 791 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.

SB 837 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

SB 898 Author: Fraser
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 1 2015 1:17PM
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; providing penalties.

SB 904 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to exempting emergency preparation supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period.

SB 961 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Uresti | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.

SB 1049 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Sheets | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.

SB 1099 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

SB 1139 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Smithee | Raymond | Oliveira
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.

SB 1185 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a biennial study regarding occupational licensing requirements.

SB 1191 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Crownover
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 1242 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia | Hinojosa | Zaffirini | Eltife | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the sale, storage, transportation, and disposal of scrap or used tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1304 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Garcia | Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a women veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1305 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Uresti | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a rural veterans mental health initiative within the mental health intervention program for veterans.

SB 1307 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini | Uresti | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to occupational licenses for military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

SB 1315 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments.

SB 1339 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Kacal
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the perfection and priority of an agricultural lien on an agricultural crop.

SB 1376 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

SB 1385 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Price | Naishtat | Raymond
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the authorization of the imposition of administrative penalties on providers participating in certain Medicaid waiver programs.

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 1408 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a matching grant program for community development in certain municipalities and counties.

SB 1440 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the territory, jurisdiction, board composition, elections, and powers of the Barton Springs-Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, including its authority to regulate certain wells for the production of groundwater; imposing a cap on certain fees.

SB 1463 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Lucio III | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to improving the delivery of health care services to veterans in this state.

SB 1479 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to reasonable break times and facilities for school district educators expressing breast milk.

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 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 1641 Author: West
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Rose | Peña
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide protective services to certain persons determined to be at risk of future harm from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

SB 1734 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eradication of Carrizo cane along the Rio Grande River.

SB 1738 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the diversion and use of marine seawater, including the development of marine seawater desalination projects, integrated marine seawater desalination and power projects, and facilities for the storage, conveyance, and delivery of desalinated marine seawater.

SB 1781 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Minjarez | Oliveira
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the euthanasia of animals in animal shelters located in certain counties.

SB 1833 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

SB 1875 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Transportation: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to funding to counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production.

SB 1894 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa
Coauthor: Lucio | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: May 23 2015 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of navigation districts, port authorities, and boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.

SB 1899 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando" | Springer | Guillen
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of emergency medical services.

SB 1929 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction and the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1931 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1978 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a voluntary contribution to help feed hungry Texans when a person applies for a hunting license.

SB 1984 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.

SB 1987 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and to deaf or hard of hearing driver training for peace officers; authorizing a fee.

SB 2063 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Safe Home Demonstration Program.

SCR 44 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: May 23 2015 3:23PM
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Cleto L. Rodriguez in recognition of his valiant service during World War II.

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.

SJR 39 Author: Fraser
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 1 2015 1:21PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

SJR 48 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of additional obligations to provide financial assistance to counties for roadways to serve border colonias.

SJR 66 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Campbell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes.

SR 563 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Eltife | Fraser | Kolkhorst | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Again read
Caption: Designating April 22, 2015, Texas State Technical College Day.

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