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

Number of Bills: 110

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (89):
SB 128 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of education and training regarding human trafficking in the curriculum of commercial driver's license training programs offered by public junior colleges and career schools and colleges and to certain requirements for commercial driver's licenses.

SB 129 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

SB 143 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of the reason for rejecting a voter registration application.

SB 144 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station.

SB 145 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a voter education program for high school seniors.

SB 146 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to automatic update of voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

SB 147 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

SB 148 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as an interpreter in an election.

SB 149 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

SB 150 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons younger than 18 years of age to preregister to vote.

SB 191 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, disciplinary, college and career readiness, and developmental activities of the employee's child or grandchild.

SB 192 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a comprehensive review by the Texas Education Agency of weights, allotments, and adjustments under the public school finance system.

SB 193 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to Texas community schools.

SB 194 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the use of seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 195 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Allen
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for public school students subject to a high risk of violence while walking to school.

SB 196 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

SB 367 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 368 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties.

SB 369 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the right of a public employee to representation in certain internal investigatory interviews.

SB 370 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 19 2017 10:11AM
Caption: Relating to the discipline and behavior management of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three at a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

SB 462 Author: Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

SB 508 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to including student input before the adoption of a major curriculum initiative by a school district.

SB 517 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the compensation provided to the governing body of certain special districts.

SB 693 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 695 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to elective courses in ethnic studies for middle school and high school students.

SB 727 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

SB 925 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the facilitation of voting by persons confined in certain jails.

SB 961 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman lineman.

SB 962 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to develop and establish an online reporting system for sex offenses.

SB 997 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses.

SB 1113 Author: Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility in buildings operated by certain governmental entities and public schools; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 1115 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations.

SB 1121 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the presumption of intent in the prosecution of certain criminal cases involving theft by check or issuance of a bad check.

SB 1159 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting course materials purchased, used, or consumed by certain students from the sales and use tax.

SB 1160 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on sex discrimination in compensation.

SB 1161 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to access to certain preventive health and family planning services.

SB 1162 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the payment of gratuities to certain employees.

SB 1163 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

SB 1165 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to judicial proceedings on a petition to set aside a conviction or an order of expunction of arrest records and files for certain victims of trafficking of persons or compelling prostitution who are convicted of certain offenses.

SB 1189 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors.

SB 1194 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to community outreach on the dangers of abusable synthetic substances.

SB 1195 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to studies and reports on the prosecution of criminal cases involving abusable synthetic substances.

SB 1311 Author: Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Texas resident driver's permit, provisional Texas resident driver's permit, and Texas resident driver's instruction permit and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; creating an offense.

SB 1341 Author: Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee.

SB 1342 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibited nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits.

SB 1579 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the secretary of state to terminate the existence of a domestic filing entity if a substantial owner or governing person of the entity has been convicted of human trafficking or compelling prostitution.

SB 1580 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the testing of drinking water from and the replacement and repair of drinking water outlets and water lines on publicly owned and operated property.

SB 1581 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a public defender's investigation into a defendant's finances.

SB 1582 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to community supervision in this state and the waiver or modification of certain fees, fines, and costs imposed on certain defendants; changing fees applicable to community supervision or a defendant's participation in certain programs.

SB 1583 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the commitment of a defendant who is found incompetent to stand trial and who is a person with an intellectual disability.

SB 1584 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Allen | White
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the conditions of community supervision.

SB 1587 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to lead in drinking water at public schools.

SB 1765 Author: Garcia | Bettencourt
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to tax increment reinvestment zone transparency and accountability.

SB 1777 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act.

SB 1778 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm safety and suicide prevention.

SB 1850 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public outreach materials to foster awareness of certain public school curriculum requirements.

SB 1851 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.

SB 1852 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a study on dropout prevention and recovery before the ninth grade.

SB 1853 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to notice provided by an applicant to house inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

SB 1914 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the examination of volunteer deputy registrars.

SB 1934 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to notify employees of an open-enrollment charter school of the revocation, nonrenewal, expiration, or surrender of a charter.

SB 2100 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Energy Resources: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to a study of the fees charged by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 2101 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the inspection, maintenance, and repair of guardrails by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 2102 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways.

SB 2103 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to alter prima facie speed limits.

SB 2192 Author: Garcia | Menéndez
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods.

SB 2238 Author: Garcia
Sponsor: Dale | Moody
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain sexual offenses and certain other offenses involving conduct of a sexual nature, including the creation of the criminal offenses of sexual coercion, indecent assault, and possession or promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to those offenses.

SCR 42 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt a Vision Zero strategy to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries.

SJR 44 Author: Garcia | Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the recognition of equal rights of all people.

SR 39 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Greater Houston League of United Latin American Citizens Council 4241 for its commitment to civil rights.

SR 155 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Houston Hispanic Forum on the occasion of its Career and Education Day.

SR 252 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Literacy Education Day.

SR 341 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2017, as Texas Social Work Day.

SR 345 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of James Sherwood Lucas and his son, Alfred T. Lucas.

SR 364 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Day.

SR 387 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating March 13, 2017, as Houston Advocacy Day.

SR 452 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David L. Smith and Linda Smith on the occasion of their 25th pastoral anniversary.

SR 474 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Amber Anderson Mostyn for being honored at the 2017 Annie's List Houston Luncheon.

SR 547 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Denver Harbor Little League on the occasion of its 58th anniversary.

SR 602 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Miles | Rodríguez | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 10, 2017, as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day.

SR 610 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

SR 630 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the ninth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SR 653 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker in honor of the life of James Robert Cade.

SR 654 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 25, 2017, as San Jacinto College Day.

SR 710 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Fran Valenzuela for her contributions to her community.

SR 773 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joe Fred Russell on the occasion of his 20th anniversary as pastor of Greater Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.

SR 854 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Observing National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2, 2017.

SR 892 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John G. Pohlman on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 925 Author: Garcia
Last Action: 05/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Diane Schenke for her contributions to the East End area of Houston.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
SB 165 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.

SB 166 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

SB 323 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the offense of female genital mutilation.

SB 473 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to paid rest breaks for construction employees of construction contractors and subcontractors; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 474 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to required provision of workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees of building and construction contractors and subcontractors.

SB 475 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to safety training for employees performing construction work under a contract with a governmental entity; providing administrative penalties.

SB 476 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to claims for unpaid wages.

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 884 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: May 17 2017 5:48PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to use county revenue or incur debt to improve or redevelop certain sports facilities.

SB 1000 Author: Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

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 1139 Author: Hinojosa | Garcia | Watson | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain fees on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies to the permanent health fund for higher education and to the use of money in that fund.

SB 1166 Author: Bettencourt | Garcia
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing for the review of certain county departments of education by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1586 Author: Uresti | Garcia | Hinojosa | Rodríguez | Watson
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage, including authorizing certain counties and municipalities to establish a minimum wage.

SB 1757 Author: Hinojosa | Garcia
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to confidential communications of victims of certain family violence offenses.

SCR 38 Author: Hinojosa | Garcia | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Urging Congress to continue to support NAFTA.

SJR 16 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

SR 272 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as the Day of the Fallen.

SR 374 Author: Taylor, Larry | Garcia
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Space Day.

SR 684 Author: Whitmire | Garcia
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Johnny N. Mata on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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.

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