Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. José R. Rodríguez
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/24/2017

Number of Bills: 42

SB 7 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | Menéndez | Seliger | et al.
Sponsor: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/16/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Bettencourt | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

SB 12 Author: West
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Perry | Rodríguez | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Burkett | Fallon
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Estes | Rodríguez | Garcia | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Passed to 3rd reading
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 22 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Watson | Nichols | Creighton | Hinojosa | Menéndez | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio III | Howard | Giddings | Huberty
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

SB 26 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Lucio | West
Sponsor: Landgraf | Pickett | Dale | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

SB 27 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

SB 30 Author: West | Whitmire
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.

SB 49 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Garcia
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

SB 271 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Menéndez | Miles | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Coauthor: Watson | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Perry | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

SB 325 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Miles | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

SB 326 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Garcia | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

SB 327 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Rodríguez | Menéndez | Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

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

SB 380 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Miles | Schwertner | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

SB 407 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
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
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
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 463 Author: Seliger | Nichols
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Uresti | Rodríguez | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Lozano
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S House passage as amended reported
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 480 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of an electronic recovery and access to data prepaid card reader to seize forfeitable property.

SB 481 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 494 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Watson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to an offense report prepared in the investigation of certain criminal cases.

SB 507 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Frullo | Collier
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing.

SB 518 Author: Miles
Coauthor: West | Garcia | Whitmire | Rodríguez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 2 2017 6:40PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

SB 622 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in certain political subdivision budgets.

SB 623 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public information Internet website.

SB 654 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Smithee | Howard | Price | Darby
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Signed in the House
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 681 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

SB 687 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Rodríguez
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 693 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Nichols | Lucio | Perry | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 728 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

SB 840 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Lucio
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen | Blanco
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

SB 1152 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Huffines | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of pursuing enlistment in a branch of the armed services of the United States or the Texas National Guard.

SB 1153 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Rodríguez | West | Huffines | Uresti | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students.

SB 1454 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Hughes | Seliger | Menéndez | et al.
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 1584 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Sponsor: Allen | White
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the conditions of community supervision.

SB 1588 Author: Huffines | Perry | Uresti | Whitmire
Coauthor: Menéndez | Miles | West | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
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.

SB 1849 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Miles | Garcia | Menéndez | Lucio | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody | Hunter | White
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.

SB 1913 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Wu | Canales | White
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

SB 2140 Author: Lucio | Hinojosa | Perry
Coauthor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the provision by the Texas Water Development Board of financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

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

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
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.

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