Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Carlos Uresti
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 94

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (72):
SB 183 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 184 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle use tax for motor vehicles brought into this state by certain current or former military personnel.

SB 185 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

SB 186 Author: Uresti
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 187 Author: Uresti
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 188 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle and criminal liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle.

SB 189 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to notice of an application for a permit to drill certain injection wells within a certain distance of a groundwater conservation district.

SB 190 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Wu
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administrative closure of certain reported cases of child abuse or neglect made to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 228 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to limit the possession, purchase, consumption, sale, distribution, or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products.

SB 495 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.

SB 496 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the participation of the school of osteopathic medicine at the University of the Incarnate Word in certain state programs supporting graduate medical education programs.

SB 497 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Wu
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of an office of data analytics in the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 686 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

SB 687 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Rose
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
Caption: Relating to the collection and use of certain information relating to child abuse and neglect and the provision of prevention and early intervention services; creating an offense.

SB 688 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping.

SB 772 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer when performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring the bite of an animal.

SB 773 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the authority of a judge to compel a criminal defendant who lacks capacity to take psychoactive medication.

SB 879 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Rose | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a review of a person's disqualification to serve as a relative or other designated caregiver for a child.

SB 880 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a documented member of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas hunting certain deer.

SB 881 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Nevárez
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Maverick County Hospital District.

SB 882 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to pretrial hearings in felony cases.

SB 1039 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the filing requirements for certain documents in mental health cases.

SB 1049 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Klick | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to safety requirements of assisted living facilities.

SB 1168 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of directors of the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1169 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to confinement as a condition of community supervision.

SB 1209 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land on the basis of its use for wildlife management.

SB 1255 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Loop 1604 in Bexar County as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Overpass.

SB 1256 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to export fees charged by the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District; changing a fee.

SB 1317 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the earliest day a public school teacher may be required to report for service.

SB 1363 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to diaper changing stations in restrooms in buildings operated by a governmental entity.

SB 1433 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to requiring registration as a sex offender of certain defendants convicted of the offense of continuous trafficking of persons.

SB 1436 Author: Uresti | Campbell
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and creating the offense of continuous injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

SB 1513 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for noncertified surgical technologists.

SB 1585 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain services provided by respiratory care practitioners under Medicaid.

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 1621 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and county tax assessor-collector vehicle titling and registration duties and fees associated with those duties.

SB 1622 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: May 2 2017 6:40PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a statewide alert system for missing military members.

SB 1623 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain persons who are acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case and who are dangerous to the person's self.

SB 1624 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

SB 1625 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Cortez | Oliverson | Guerra | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Texas Physician Assistant Board and the licensing and regulation of physician assistants.

SB 1626 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority of a state agency to impose continuing education requirements on an occupational license holder.

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.

SB 1708 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to funding for counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production, including administration of county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

SB 1713 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to a study on sales and use tax compliance.

SB 1785 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to appraisal of public school teachers.

SB 1854 Author: Uresti
Sponsor: Allen | Reynolds | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring the review of public school district paperwork to limit paperwork requirements.

SB 1855 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects.

SB 2104 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study on the feasibility of using the statewide system of health care data collection to create a public database of charges billed by health care providers.

SCR 31 Author: Uresti | Hinojosa | Lucio | Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Expressing opposition to using eminent domain for the construction of a wall or fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

SJR 39 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees.

SR 205 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members of the Texas Court Reporters Association on the occasion of their visit to the Capitol.

SR 227 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Amber Simpson for receiving a 2016-2017 Milken Educator Award.

SR 256 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as Zavala County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 264 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Kinney County Day.

SR 265 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2017 recipients of the Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

SR 285 Author: Uresti | Watson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jason and Erika Hassay on the birth of their son, Harrison Michael Hassay.

SR 409 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Weston Gray Frost.

SR 427 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lisa Gonzales Ortiz.

SR 470 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Dimmit County Day.

SR 545 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2017 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

SR 561 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as Sul Ross State University Day.

SR 590 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Paint the Town Project on the occasion of its 11th anniversary.

SR 614 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2017, as Val Verde County Day.

SR 665 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 24-28, 2017, as Every Kid Healthy Week.

SR 769 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nanette Valdez-Yzaguirre for her selection as the South Texas Counseling Association 2015-2016 Middle School Counselor of the Year.

SR 770 Author: Uresti | Menéndez
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Fred Hines on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 805 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Carl Keller on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 807 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Crockett Middle School drama club for their Shakespeare quote-a-thon.

SR 808 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Douglas Sterling Cain.

SR 845 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing René M. Peña for his service to the 81st Judicial District.

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.

SR 950 Author: Uresti
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jeff Hassay and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer on the occasion of the birth of the their daughter, Zooey Maybellene Sophia Lehrer-Hassay.

Additional Primary Authors (22):
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 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 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 910 Author: Huffman | Uresti
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

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 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 1588 Author: Huffines | Perry | Uresti | Whitmire
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.

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 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SR 308 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as VIVA San Antonio Day.

SR 347 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 557 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Erwin J. De Luna for his contributions as president of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

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 619 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 5, 2017, as Gold Star Spouses Day.

SR 624 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Cavaliers and Michael Casillas for their contributions to the San Antonio community.

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 685 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing George "Iceman" Gervin on the occasion of his 65th 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.

SR 760 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio.

SR 788 Author: Menéndez | Campbell | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Bertha Cuellar Gonzalez.

SR 797 Author: Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Raynaldo T. Lopez on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 835 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Scott Deem.

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