Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 12/14/2017

Number of Bills: 11

SB 3 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Nelson | Campbell | Hancock | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 6 Author: Campbell | Buckingham | Schwertner
Coauthor: Creighton | Bettencourt | Hancock | Taylor, Van | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bell
Last Action: 08/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

SB 10 Author: Campbell | Creighton | Huffines | Hughes | Perry | et al.
Coauthor: Hancock | Seliger | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 13 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van | Bettencourt
Last Action: 08/09/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a permit by a political subdivision.

SB 14 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Campbell | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation.

SB 17 Author: Kolkhorst | Huffman | Nelson
Coauthor: Miles | West | Zaffirini | Creighton | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett | Davis, Sarah | Klick | Walle | Thierry
Last Action: 08/16/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

SB 18 Author: Estes | Campbell | Huffines | Hughes | Schwertner
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt
Last Action: 08/14/2017 S Postponed
Caption: Relating to a limit on local government expenditures.

SB 19 Author: Nelson | Campbell | Estes | Huffman | Hughes | et al.
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Schwertner | West | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Zerwas | Darby | VanDeaver | Howard | Ashby
Last Action: 08/14/2017 H Calendars Committee rule adopted
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease participants' health insurance costs for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 20 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Lucio | Schwertner
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 08/11/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act.

SB 60 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 08/11/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain riders for the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from the General Appropriations Act that are contingent upon the approval of certain Acts continuing those agencies during the 85th Regular Session.

SJR 1 Author: Burton | Hughes | Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell
Last Action: 07/23/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate the net revenue from the state lottery to the foundation school fund, including a portion dedicated to funding salary increases and bonuses for experienced public school classroom teachers and costs associated with school district teacher retirement contributions.

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