Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 37

SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Estes | Buckingham | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system.

SB 3 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Hancock | Campbell | Schwertner | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

SB 4 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Schwertner | Birdwell | Campbell | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: Geren | Workman
Last Action: 05/07/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 6 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Hall | Campbell | Hughes | Birdwell | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 7 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | Menéndez | Seliger | et al.
Sponsor: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
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 10 Author: Hancock | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Lucio | et al.
Coauthor: Burton | Perry | Estes | Campbell | Nelson | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

SB 12 Author: West
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Perry | Rodríguez | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Burkett | Fallon
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor.

SB 16 Author: Nichols | Huffman
Coauthor: Birdwell | Perry | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

SB 20 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hancock | Nichols | Bettencourt | Perry | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

SB 115 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Whitmire | Garcia | Schwertner | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

SB 132 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hall | Huffines | Bettencourt | Lucio
Sponsor: Parker | Metcalf
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

SB 141 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.

SB 312 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Schwertner | Watson | Garcia | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

SB 323 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Hughes | Schwertner
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the offense of female genital mutilation.

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 459 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Perry | Schwertner | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.

SB 463 Author: Seliger | Nichols
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Uresti | Rodríguez | Birdwell | et al.
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 509 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Schwertner | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.

SB 555 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the entry of real property under a claim of eminent domain authority; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 586 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hughes | Lucio | Nichols | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

SB 740 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Birdwell | Schwertner | Perry
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 822 Author: Estes | Miles | West
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Hall | Schwertner | Lucio
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 887 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Schwertner
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 928 Author: Rodríguez | Estes
Coauthor: Seliger | Schwertner | Watson | Birdwell | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Pickett | Landgraf | Moody | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.

SB 936 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Schwertner | Buckingham
Sponsor: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of the public retirement systems of this state.

SB 975 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Creighton | Schwertner
Sponsor: Schubert | Workman | Ashby | Cook
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

SB 981 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.

SB 1406 Author: Creighton | Campbell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Nichols | Estes | Hancock | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee | Fallon
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.

SB 1443 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used by recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.

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 1602 Author: Campbell | Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 1733 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Schwertner | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to recognition of certain identification documents by governmental officials.

SB 1758 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Schwertner | Uresti
Sponsor: Turner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requirements for the court in permanency hearings for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services who are receiving transitional living services.

SCR 1 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Creighton | Perry | Hughes | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SCR 3 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hughes | Kolkhorst | Perry | Birdwell | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

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