Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kel Seliger
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 112

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (91):
SB 18 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public institutions of higher education setting aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

SB 19 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for and a temporary limitation on the amount of tuition and fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 322 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony.

SB 463 Author: Seliger | Nichols
Sponsor: Huberty | Lozano
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

SB 543 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 28 2017 12:06PM
Caption: Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for certain public institutions of higher education and a temporary tuition limitation for those institutions.

SB 614 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center.

SB 615 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to requirements regarding assessment instruments required for public high school graduation and the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

SB 647 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student and inclusion of the cost of education adjustment in the computation of weighted average daily attendance.

SB 648 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

SB 649 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment under the foundation school program and the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

SB 654 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee | Howard | Price | Darby
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.

SB 675 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the development of and contracting for reclaimed water facilities in certain municipalities.

SB 676 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the listing of separate interests in minerals in place in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

SB 683 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to determining eligibility of a county for a grant from the transportation infrastructure fund.

SB 684 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the local regulation of the operation of utility vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational off-highway vehicles on public roadways.

SB 685 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 689 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 14 2017 12:43PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and election dates of the Hemphill County Underground Water Conservation District.

SB 714 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain account disclosures provided by a financial institution to a customer.

SB 726 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to elections held by the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 779 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the indigent status of a person for the purposes of the driver responsibility program.

SB 800 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a county for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility or stadium or other athletic facility.

SB 801 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

SB 802 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding best practices in the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

SB 803 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the feasibility of requiring certain researchers to make research papers available to the public.

SB 821 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Texas Water Development Board.

SB 827 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; providing a civil penalty.

SB 828 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.

SB 837 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: May 12 2017 12:39PM
Caption: Relating to requirements for student elections to authorize or increase certain fees at public institutions of higher education.

SB 867 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of United States Highway 287 in Armstrong and Donley Counties as the Colonel Charles Goodnight Memorial Highway.

SB 868 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway 191 in Ector County as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.

SB 885 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the maximum number of semester credit hours allowed for and funding sources used to supplement a TEXAS grant and to the removal of obsolete references related to the Teach for Texas grant program.

SB 886 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program.

SB 887 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Clardy | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain participating institutions under the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provide loan debt information to certain students.

SB 888 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 24 2017 5:02PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.

SB 895 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.

SB 896 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the status, regulation, and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage; creating an offense.

SB 897 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to an election of the board of directors of the Ochiltree County Hospital District.

SB 913 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the amount of supplemental payments that a person may agree to provide to a school district or any other entity on behalf of a school district under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 916 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

SB 931 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority to waive certain penalties and interest in order to facilitate the settlement of an ad valorem tax appeal.

SB 950 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1008 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for the economic stabilization fund, including the rates of severance taxes on oil and gas production.

SB 1010 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

SB 1086 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain hotel occupancy tax information.

SB 1091 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Howard | Morrison, Geanie W.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education.

SB 1092 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to access to certain meetings and information of private or independent institutions of higher education.

SB 1137 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility.

SB 1268 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the taxing power of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1319 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.

SB 1327 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation to temporarily lower speed limits.

SB 1330 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

SB 1380 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to alternative education loans and to the use of higher education private activity bonds by qualified alternative education loan lenders.

SB 1396 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the Clarendon College District.

SB 1451 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the designation of a water conservation coordinator by a retail public water utility to implement a water conservation plan.

SB 1471 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

SB 1476 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eligibility for support from the universal service fund.

SB 1667 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the nature, funding, and functions of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.

SB 2083 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of beer and ale by the holders of Manufacturer's Licenses and Brewer's permits.

SB 2116 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a revision of rules applicable to hospital construction by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 2117 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the City of Amarillo Hospital District.

SB 2118 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Howard | Laubenberg | Phillips | Giddings
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 2119 Author: Seliger | Creighton
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions.

SB 2120 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 2121 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a defense against a libel claim based on the claimant's status as a public official or public figure.

SB 2281 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to election of the board of directors of the Deaf Smith County Hospital District.

SCR 14 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Meeting cancelled
Caption: Expressing support for the completion of La Entrada al Pacifico international trade corridor.

SCR 17 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Designating Big Spring as the Lighted Poinsettia Capital of Texas.

SJR 41 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for foregoing the transfer of oil and gas production tax revenue to the economic stabilization fund if the ending fund balance for the preceding fiscal year is greater than $5 billion and for reducing the rates of oil and gas production taxes by amounts sufficient to equal the foregone transfer.

SR 21 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Community College Day.

SR 59 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as Panhandle Day.

SR 75 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 17th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Chili and Bar-B-Que Cook-Off.

SR 94 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Andrews County Day.

SR 112 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Midland-Odessa Day.

SR 113 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 23, 2017, as Howard County Day.

SR 361 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Bison Student Study Group for its efforts in behalf of the State Bison Herd of Texas.

SR 487 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as Texas Realtor Appreciation Day.

SR 555 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Midland County Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 618 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Malnor Arthur on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

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 712 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Adopted
Caption: Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code.

SR 723 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tana Christie for 50 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 724 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ginny Turner for 26 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 725 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Pam Sibley for 26 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 726 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jan Bullock for 26 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 727 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tammy Harris for 26 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 728 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rosie Moncrief for 26 years of membership in the Senate Ladies Club.

SR 751 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Edie Carter for receiving the 2017 Faculty Innovation Award.

SR 762 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cherylyn Murray on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

SR 766 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 18, 2017, as Texas Cattle Feeders Association Day.

SR 800 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mark Wade Sheffield Sr. on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

SR 853 Author: Seliger
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Valley High School track team for winning a state championship.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
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 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 21 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Workman | Phillips | Larson | Huberty
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

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 329 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Estes | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons.

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 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 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 1707 Author: Uresti | Seliger
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to funding for county transportation infrastructure projects in counties with significant oil and gas production.

SJR 2 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Last Action: 05/11/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

SR 318 Author: Perry | Buckingham | Campbell | Rodríguez | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Texas Tech University System Day.

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 740 Author: Huffines | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Seliger | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the fifth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars for their commitment to public service.

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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