Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/11/2017

Number of Bills: 148

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (118):
SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry
Sponsor: Burkett | Cook | Laubenberg | Raney | Bailes
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.

SB 23 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 176 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

SB 248 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Shine | Wilson
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District.

SB 249 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the submission of an affordability and access report by public institutions of higher education.

SB 250 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 254 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 267 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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 313 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

SB 314 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 318 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to transfer of the regulation of podiatry to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 575 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 626 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

SB 627 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 628 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 629 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use.

SB 674 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.

SB 932 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for certain long-term care facilities.

SB 933 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission's duties with respect to, and the administrative penalties for home and community support services agencies.

SB 934 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to health care liability insurance for certain long-term care facilities.

SB 977 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Ashby | Kacal
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

SB 978 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 979 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

SB 980 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 10 2017 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity.

SB 1066 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of new medical degree programs offered by public institutions of higher education and to the employment status of certain residents participating in certain graduate medical education programs.

SB 1067 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District.

SB 1076 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

SB 1087 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the hours of instruction for cosmetology licensing.

SB 1088 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cosmetology.

SB 1107 Author: Schwertner | Perry
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Springer
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

SB 1207 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain contracting requirements under the Medicaid managed care delivery model.

SB 1208 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

SB 1216 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1412 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and to the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescribers or dispensers.

SB 1413 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.

SB 1414 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to a recipient's disenrollment from a Medicaid managed care plan.

SB 1437 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.

SB 1592 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the amount of an administrative penalty assessed against freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

SB 1922 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and a study regarding Medicaid prior authorization requirements for certain prescription drugs.

SB 1923 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 11 2017 10:15AM
Caption: Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.

SB 1924 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

SB 1978 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of theft of cattle, horses, exotic livestock, exotic fowl, sheep, swine, or goats; increasing a criminal penalty; imposing a fee.

SB 1979 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.

SB 1980 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to performance bonds for certain public improvements in certain municipalities.

SB 1981 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to selection of statewide competition locations by the University Interscholastic League.

SB 1982 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a university system center located in Brazos County as part of The Texas A&M University System.

SB 2214 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to health and human services and state agencies administering health and human services programs.

SB 2289 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Fairfield Hospital District.

SJR 57 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the maximum amount of the annual distribution made from the permanent university fund to the available university fund.

SR 5 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Sam Houston State University Bearkats football team and head coach K. C. Keeler.

SR 6 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the state’s certified registered nurse anesthetists.

SR 7 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System for their commitment to education.

SR 8 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Texas Association of Authors for supporting Texas writers and literacy programs.

SR 16 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jeremiah Briscoe for being named the recipient of the 2016 Walter Payton Award.

SR 70 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Vance on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 71 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Benjamin O'Neill Seago for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 81 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/31/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leander Presbyterian Church on the occasion of its 160th anniversary.

SR 162 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as Texas Trauma and Emergency Healthcare Day.

SR 206 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Adrian B. Nettles on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 239 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day.

SR 266 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 28, 2017, as Texas Pharmacy Day.

SR 267 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the staff and volunteers of the Austin Dog Alliance for their contributions to the community.

SR 282 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Eugene Adrian Van Zelfden Jr. for his contributions to this state.

SR 291 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Georgetown Independent School District on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 351 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 388 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William and Doris Moore on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary.

SR 389 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Clear Creek Heat and Air for being named the 2016 Business of the Year.

SR 390 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University women's swimming and diving team for winning the Southeastern Conference championship.

SR 401 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Texas Task Force 1 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

SR 414 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming March 16, 2017, Williamson County Day.

SR 417 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Community Impact Newspaper Day.

SR 490 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ray Young as a Saint David's Georgetown Hospital Frist Humanitarian Award recipient.

SR 505 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 183rd Recon Aviation Company on the occasion of its reunion.

SR 506 Author: Schwertner | Creighton | Huffman | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Community Impact Newspaper Day.

SR 517 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Don and Cathy Truxillo on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

SR 532 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John Millard Fultz.

SR 533 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ron and Mary Lee Hull on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SR 534 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Bremond Polish Festival Days, Polskí Dzíen, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

SR 543 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 03/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee for their work on behalf of local veterans.

SR 550 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Northwest Austin Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 551 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Georgetown Area Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 552 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Grimes County Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 553 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Williamson County Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 562 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University men's track and field team for winning a Division I championship.

SR 569 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Chuck Norris for his contributions to our state.

SR 617 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2017, as Fairfield Day.

SR 650 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Margo and Edward Whitmore on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SR 651 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Georgetown on the 20th anniversary of its designation as a Main Street City.

SR 676 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating May 9, 2017, as Hutto Day.

SR 677 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University equestrian team for winning a national championship.

SR 687 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Alan McGraw for his service as Mayor of Round Rock.

SR 690 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

SR 695 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Sam Houston State University students participating in the Austin Internship Program.

SR 700 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Creighton | Huffines | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University students participating in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and the Public Policy Internship Program.

SR 701 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating May 2017 as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month in Texas.

SR 708 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Terri Henry for receiving an Ernest and Sarah Butler Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

SR 709 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rhonda Farney for receiving the Pat Summitt Trophy and being named a national coach of the year.

SR 730 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Donna L. Nelson on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 731 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nelson Richard Barrett on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

SR 761 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ferdinand and Laverne Tonn on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

SR 774 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Alejandro Nunes for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 775 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Cohen Ward for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 776 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Jacob Barker for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 777 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hutto Lutheran Church on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 778 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Barbara and Jess Barrier on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

SR 814 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Brazos Valley Council of Governments on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 815 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing F. Ellsworth Peterson for his contributions to the Georgetown community.

SR 821 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shayan Zahrooni on the occasion of his graduation.

SR 822 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the James Earl Rudder High School boys' gymnastics team for winning a state championship.

SR 823 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Brianna Matias on the occasion of her graduation.

SR 824 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Isaac Zeringue on the occasion of his graduation.

SR 848 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dale Bottoms for receiving a French Legion of Honour Award.

SR 849 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Craig Hunter on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 896 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the staff members of the Legislative Reference Library for their service.

SR 897 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Audrey and Fred Verri on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

SR 898 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert Hollas for being named the Region 6 Child Protective Services Caseworker of the Year.

SR 942 Author: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Family Reunion in Senate District 5.

Additional Primary Authors (30):
SB 5 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 13 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

SB 14 Author: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

SB 25 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of grant programs to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

SB 293 Author: Hinojosa | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the proof required to impose payment holds in certain cases of alleged fraud by Medicaid providers.

SB 304 Author: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Watson
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 305 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

SB 306 Author: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 311 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of sex offender treatment providers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee.

SB 315 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of subpoenas, the regulation of pain management clinics, and the adoption of guidelines for prescribing certain opioids by the Texas Medical Board.

SB 316 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescriber or dispenser; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 317 Author: Nichols | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Clardy
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.

SB 319 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties.

SB 602 Author: Hinojosa | Birdwell | Campbell | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a restructuring commission to evaluate each state supported living center.

SB 667 Author: Zaffirini | Birdwell | Creighton | Estes | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to establishing a guardianship compliance program.

SB 670 Author: Birdwell | Nelson | Schwertner
Sponsor: Price | Anchia | Rose | Holland
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the appointment of the commissioners of the health and human services agencies by the governor.

SB 697 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Estes | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Insurance: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

SB 715 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

SB 798 Author: Huffines | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

SB 1138 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

SB 1148 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 1288 Author: Taylor, Larry | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument for public high school students.

SB 1787 Author: Hinojosa | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the functions and administration of the Health and Human Services Commission and the commission's office of inspector general in relation to fraud, waste, and abuse in health and human services.

SR 193 Author: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 370 Author: Kolkhorst | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Blinn College Day.

SR 566 Author: Lucio | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Huffines | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops to the Capitol.

SR 579 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 5 and 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Days.

SR 713 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Joseph Ray Perry.

SR 846 Author: Lucio | Nelson | Schwertner | Seliger | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Laura Lee Milner Traylor.

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