Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Jane Nelson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (58):
SB 1 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: General Appropriations Bill.

SB 17 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 72 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 73 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to leave policy and procedures for state employees.

SB 74 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization.

SB 75 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirement for parental consent for a minor to join a labor union.

SB 76 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

SB 77 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent and the child support obligations of the parent whose rights were terminated.

SB 78 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 79 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the production of public information available on a publicly accessible website.

SB 80 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to certain required reports prepared by state agencies and other governmental entities.

SB 81 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; authorizing a trust company to charge the institute an investment fee.

SB 82 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held in certain municipalities.

SB 268 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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 532 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Capriglione | Zerwas | Phelan
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to information collected about and purchases of information technology by governmental entities.

SB 533 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to governmental entity contracting and procurement.

SB 669 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

SB 851 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the requirements for meetings of certain special districts.

SB 852 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

SB 853 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.

SB 854 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain persons.

SB 1021 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to reports on the consolidation and certain functions of the health and human services system, including advisory committees within the system, and the re-creation of the Texas system of care framework.

SB 1022 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the licensing and regulation of certain counseling professions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1023 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of personal identifying information collected by certain airport governing boards.

SB 1024 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on airport security vehicles.

SB 1178 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in Denton County and the jurisdiction of certain county criminal courts in Denton.

SB 1179 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to purchasing and contracting practices of coordinated county transportation authorities.

SB 1266 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

SB 2128 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Health and Human Services Commission's procurement and oversight of managed care organization contracts serving individuals in Texas Medicaid with serious mental illness.

SB 2129 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a program for marketing, promotion, research, and education efforts regarding Texas wine; authorizing assessments.

SB 2218 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

SCR 18 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the approval of a sufficient balance of the constitutional economic stabilization fund by the 85th Legislature.

SR 38 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jerry Ronald Walker.

SR 40 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tim Weaver on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 41 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lynda Arnold.

SR 42 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of The Colony on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

SR 43 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 01/31/2017 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating January 31, 2017, as Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas Legislative Day.

SR 154 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as CASA Day.

SR 183 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/14/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2017, as Texas Council on Family Violence Day.

SR 248 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 28, 2017, Nurse Day.

SR 249 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leadership Lewisville for its contributions to the community.

SR 302 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Burton | Hancock
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1 and 2, 2017, as Tarrant County Days.

SR 306 Author: Nelson | Estes
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating February 28 and March 1, 2017, as Denton County Days.

SR 441 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members and alumni of Leadership Grapevine for their civic leadership.

SR 463 Author: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mollie Ann Newcom.

SR 465 Author: Nelson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patsy Spaw, Secretary of the Texas Senate.

SR 472 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming March 28, 2017, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day.

SR 513 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the first class of Regional Advantage–Leadership Northwest Metroport 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 594 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Leadership Flower Mound.

SR 622 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2017, as Doctors of Osteopathic Medical Excellence Day and April 16 through 22, 2017, as Texas Osteopathic Medicine Week.

SR 668 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lockheed Martin Aeronautics on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 694 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating May 1 through 7, 2017, as Healthy Texas Week.

SR 745 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Four Price for receiving the Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt Award for Mental Health.

SR 782 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Marjory Kent Vickery.

SR 899 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1.

SR 911 Author: Nelson
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 533.

Additional Primary Authors (25):
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 823 Author: Burton | Nelson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and compensation of criminal law magistrates in Tarrant County.

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 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 1226 Author: Huffman | Nelson
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct.

SB 1362 Author: Campbell | Buckingham | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 3 2017 2:13PM
Caption: Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.

SR 146 Author: Birdwell | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Watson | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 02/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing this year's participants in the Bob Bullock Scholars Program of Baylor University.

SR 283 Author: West | Burton | Hall | Hancock | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Jones on the occasion of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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 704 Author: Seliger | Nelson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 9, 2017, as Texas Medical Association Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching Day.

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 765 Author: Estes | Nelson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frenchy and Teri Rheault for their contributions to the Denton community.

SR 767 Author: Zaffirini | Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Edith Royal to the Capitol and recognizing her many contributions to our state.

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.

SR 924 Author: Uresti | Buckingham | Campbell | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the service of brothers Abran, Natividad, Nicholas, Albertano, Pilar, and Reyes Gonzales of Fort Stockton during World War II.

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