Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kirk Watson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 217

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (180):
SB 224 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Coleman
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.

SB 265 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

SB 266 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the driver responsibility program.

SB 275 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

SB 276 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.

SB 283 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offense of unlawfully prohibiting an employee from voting.

SB 284 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

SB 285 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the right of an employee to time off from work to obtain an election identification certificate.

SB 287 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.

SB 288 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on certain highways during periods of traffic congestion.

SB 290 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the state's contribution to the financing of public education.

SB 301 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operations and functions of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the sunset review date for, financial management of, and programs administered by the agency.

SB 302 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar.

SB 303 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners.

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 346 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the rules of the road regarding red signals at certain traffic control signals.

SB 347 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/16/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the applicability of open meetings and public information laws to regional water planning groups and their committees.

SB 348 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of directors of an appraisal district to acquire or convey real property or construct or renovate a building or other improvement.

SB 351 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.

SB 352 Author: Watson
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 353 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the use of revenue received as a result of the purchase of attendance credits to supplement the basic allotment under the public school finance system.

SB 354 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing.

SB 355 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption and implementation of a recess policy by public school districts.

SB 356 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the equalized wealth level and the guaranteed yield under the public school finance system.

SB 357 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the equalized wealth level and the cost of attendance credits under the public school finance system.

SB 358 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

SB 359 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.

SB 360 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the transportation allotment provided under the Foundation School Program.

SB 371 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses.

SB 407 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

SB 408 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.

SB 410 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs in state buildings.

SB 411 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the participation of campus-based mental health professionals in certain health benefit plans.

SB 416 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas.

SB 417 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Lucio III | Vo
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice to policyholders and agents of certain changes to property and casualty insurance policies.

SB 418 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead, the authority of the governing body of certain taxing units that have adopted such an exemption to reduce the amount of or repeal certain other exemptions, and the treatment of such an exemption in the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates.

SB 464 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain registrations and reports filed by lobbyists.

SB 491 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the statewide preceptorship program in family medicine.

SB 643 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.

SB 644 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 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 645 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 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 660 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of certain mobile devices at a polling place.

SB 698 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to certain duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services regarding parental child safety placements.

SB 699 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a kinship caregiver navigator program by the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 749 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain charges by the Bastrop County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2; authorizing an increase in a fee.

SB 769 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Israel
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Medical Badge.

SB 770 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a specialty certification for insurance agents who have completed certain training regarding self-insured health benefit plans.

SB 817 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain mental health screenings under the Texas Health Steps program.

SB 818 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to nutrition and fitness standards for certain child-care facilities and training for employees at those facilities.

SB 820 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to leave for state employees who are foster parents or prospective foster parents.

SB 858 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the expansion of a fixed rail transit system by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

SB 966 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Neave
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses regarding the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

SB 967 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

SB 968 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Alvarado | Leach | Howard
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a sexual assault policy at certain public and private institutions of higher education and to requiring those institutions to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

SB 969 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Leach | Alvarado | Howard
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report certain incidents, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.

SB 970 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to a sexual assault policy at public and private institutions of higher education.

SB 989 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Isaac
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the maximum loan amount made to persons under the owner-builder loan program.

SB 990 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Arévalo
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the requirements for an application for a low income housing tax credit allocation from the nonprofit set-aside.

SB 1050 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the sale of real property on which a state supported living center is located.

SB 1051 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the accommodation of a deaf or hard of hearing student in driver education; authorizing a fee.

SB 1084 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies.

SB 1103 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Returning Adult Student Grant Program for certain students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs at certain postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 1104 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

SB 1147 Author: Watson | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

SB 1221 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 1345 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by a charitable organization and used to provide tax return preparation and other financial services without regard to the beneficiaries' ability to pay.

SB 1346 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans.

SB 1347 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

SB 1348 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the deposit and appropriation of revenue received or collected by the Automobile Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.

SB 1349 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles over real property and to the transfer of specific property from the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1350 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the commitment of certain juveniles to local post-adjudication secure correctional facilities in certain counties and to the release under supervision of those juveniles.

SB 1351 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to allowing the placement and maintenance of traffic-control signals in municipalities to permit emergency vehicles to safely enter a highway.

SB 1352 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice of facility fees charged by freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

SB 1359 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency.

SB 1360 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 12 2017 12:39PM
Caption: Relating to the information required to be included in or with a school district ad valorem tax bill.

SB 1454 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

SB 1538 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account.

SB 1539 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Bohac
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain property and services.

SB 1540 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the certification, training, and supervision of certified family partners and the provision of peer support services by certified family partners to the family or primary caregiver of certain children with serious emotional disturbance, including the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

SB 1572 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle dealership by certain manufacturers or distributors.

SB 1638 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to waiver of a political subdivision's governmental immunity for certain employment benefit claims.

SB 1639 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to allowing certain wholesalers and distributors to purchase beer, ale, and malt liquor from the holder of a brewpub license.

SB 1640 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of additional judicial districts in Travis County.

SB 1641 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.

SB 1642 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to allowing the holder of a brewpub license to sell beer, ale, and malt liquor to certain qualified persons outside the state.

SB 1643 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain disclosures of electronic toll collection customer account information by a toll project entity.

SB 1644 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operations of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

SB 1645 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the approval by the Texas Department of Transportation of certain transportation projects of a regional mobility authority.

SB 1646 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 16 2017 4:47PM
Caption: Relating to the public information law.

SB 1647 Author: Watson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to participation of state agency employees in the review of the agency by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1648 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the public availability of certain information related to criminal conduct in connection with an election.

SB 1649 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the offense of criminal trespass.

SB 1650 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.

SB 1651 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

SB 1652 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of an area of highway by a municipality as an immediate removal area.

SB 1653 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who have been determined incompetent to stand trial.

SB 1654 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the electronic transmission of a notice of toll nonpayment by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1655 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain information under the public information law.

SB 1656 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie | Bernal
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

SB 1990 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments.

SB 1991 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the administration of federal funds under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.

SB 1992 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Isaac
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.

SB 1995 Author: Watson | Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to disclosures in connection with certain wrap mortgage loan transactions; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1996 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.

SB 1997 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to establishing a pilot program for professional support service provider services for persons who are deaf-blind.

SB 1998 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the formal recognition of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the participation of those schools in the Joint Admission Medical Program.

SB 1999 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to energy resources planning for electric generation in ERCOT.

SB 2000 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

SB 2001 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct that constitutes the practice of psychology.

SB 2002 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers.

SB 2003 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program and local initiative air quality projects.

SB 2004 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder.

SB 2005 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the property known as the French Legation to the Texas Historical Commission and to certain historic sites under the commission's jurisdiction.

SB 2006 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie W.
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to erecting or maintaining certain outdoor signs regulated by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SCR 56 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to examine all state open-government laws.

SJR 29 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption.

SR 11 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jack Crosby.

SR 12 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Marvin R. "Randy" Billings on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 23 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charles William Mays Jr.

SR 24 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 7, 2017, as Bastrop County Day.

SR 57 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Regina L. Parker on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 79 Author: Watson
Last Action: 01/31/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rena Hemphill Bennett on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 120 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Seana Beckerman Willing on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 129 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harry Middleton.

SR 149 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating February 18, 2017, as Verlin Callahan Day.

SR 150 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joseph Borowski Jr.

SR 168 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cynthia J. Rokovich for 40 years of service to the State of Texas.

SR 202 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Eugene Tai on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 240 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Shelby H. Carter Jr.

SR 241 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Betty Baker.

SR 242 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing George Sampleton for his contributions to his community.

SR 251 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as TASBO Day.

SR 260 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing K. R. Wood for his musical achievements.

SR 273 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard Moya.

SR 284 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Roland P. Cochran on the occasion of his 50th birthday.

SR 319 Author: Watson
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Paul S. Lewis on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 344 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 348 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Garland Hartman.

SR 353 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Southwestern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, on the occasion of its 76th Regional Conference.

SR 354 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 394 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John Treviño for his service to his community.

SR 402 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jack Pope.

SR 407 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring May 3, 2017, Moonlight Tower Day.

SR 410 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Caroline Morgan and Marshall Maher on the birth of their daughter, Penelope Zara Morgan-Maher.

SR 421 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Altrusa International, Incorporated, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 429 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Alex Graves, Tex "T." Mitchell IV, Aaron Walls, and Jake Yepez for their courage.

SR 430 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charles F. Pelphrey on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

SR 477 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Donald Thomas Burns on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 481 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Janice Evelyn Christensen May.

SR 482 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Lifeline Chaplaincy for its hospital ministry work.

SR 483 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tom "Smitty" Smith on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 485 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Girls' School of Austin fourth-grade class to the State Capitol.

SR 486 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Linda Mitchell on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 512 Author: Watson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joe Henry Morin on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 548 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Clayton Johnson on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 574 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Howard Vance Rose Jr.

SR 575 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Will Kocurek and Julie Kocurek.

SR 577 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dianna Schuster on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 578 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender Office on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

SR 599 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joe Sawyer.

SR 627 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mark L. Madrid for his contributions to this state.

SR 635 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sylvia Kay Daves for her 50 years of service to the people of Texas.

SR 636 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Andrew Asdell and Joe LeBlanc on the occasion of their marriage.

SR 637 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William Charles Akins.

SR 641 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kayline Ballard Cabe on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 642 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming May 2017 Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Texas.

SR 649 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Richard Overton on the occasion of his 111th birthday.

SR 658 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

SR 669 Author: Watson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Catholic War Veterans Post 1805 in Austin on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.

SR 699 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Paul Moore Jr.

SR 747 Author: Watson | Birdwell
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Paul Moore Jr.

SR 752 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Podiatric Medical Association on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 779 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Élan Southpark Meadows on the occasion of Older Americans Month.

SR 790 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Samuel P. Perry for his contributions to Baylor University.

SR 804 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jesús Garza on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 843 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Elizabeth Lankford on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 855 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Julia J. Weng on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 856 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lester Simpson on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 887 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Encouraging the public to learn about meningococcal disease and the role of vaccination in prevention.

SR 931 Author: Watson
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 968.

Additional Primary Authors (37):
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 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 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 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 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 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 510 Author: Zaffirini | Buckingham | Campbell | Watson
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

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 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 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 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 1993 Author: Rodríguez | Watson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the licensing and other regulation of wrap lenders.

SB 1994 Author: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Watson
Sponsor: Ortega
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.

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.

SR 141 Author: Huffman | Watson
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2017, as Mental Illness Awareness Day.

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 185 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Hughes | Taylor, Larry | Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Baylor Day.

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 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 456 Author: Rodríguez | Watson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Texas Army National Guard on its commitment to pursuing energy efficiency and water conservation.

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

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 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 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 759 Author: Estes | Watson
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harrison Brown.

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 914 Author: Zaffirini | Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jon Weizenbaum on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 933 Author: Hughes | Watson
Last Action: 05/27/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Barbara Smith Conrad.

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