Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Sylvia Garcia
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 105

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 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Bettencourt | Hall | et al.
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 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 14 Author: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Estes | Zaffirini | Garcia | Hinojosa | 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 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: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
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: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
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 27 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans and to the authority to establish a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

SB 47 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Wu
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a study on the availability of information regarding convictions and deferred dispositions for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

SB 49 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Garcia
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

SB 50 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 78 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 82 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held in certain municipalities.

SB 87 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Garcia | Huffines
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

SB 102 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to general officers within the state military department.

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 179 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Garcia | Watson | Lucio | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 213 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the office of ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 227 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain substances listed in Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 278 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

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

SB 330 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Apr 13 2017 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

SB 341 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the consequences of the possession of illegal synthetic cannabinoids on a holder of or applicant for certain alcoholic beverage licenses and liability of a person who provides, sells, or serves a synthetic cannabinoid to another person.

SB 344 Author: West
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Sheffield
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of emergency medical services personnel of certain emergency medical services providers to transport a person for emergency detention.

SB 402 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Allen
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.

SB 448 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hall | Garcia
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 13 2017 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.

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 489 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Garcia | West
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.

SB 506 Author: West
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to certain voting systems.

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 546 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Collier
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the quality of water provided by public drinking water supply systems to state supported living centers.

SB 552 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

SB 570 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Garcia | Lucio | Uresti | et al.
Sponsor: Walle | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the retention, storage, transportation, disposal, processing, and reuse of used or scrap tires; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 576 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Nelson | Garcia | Menéndez | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 581 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a change of name for a person with a final felony conviction or a person required to register as a sex offender.

SB 582 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.

SB 584 Author: West
Coauthor: Uresti | Miles | Garcia
Sponsor: Rose
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to guidelines for prescribing opioid antagonists.

SB 588 Author: Lucio | Campbell
Coauthor: Hall | Garcia
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.

SB 666 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a sign required to be posted in the restrooms of sexually oriented businesses; creating a criminal offense.

SB 717 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Uresti | Lucio | Hinojosa | Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.

SB 725 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Menéndez | Garcia
Sponsor: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools.

SB 748 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Allen
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to transition planning for a public school student enrolled in a special education program.

SB 752 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Nelson | Garcia
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the overseas military e-mail ballot program.

SB 794 Author: Miles
Coauthor: West | Garcia
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the biennial report to the legislature on grants made to entities under the Texas Enterprise Fund.

SB 900 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to penalties for certain family violence offenses and for assultive offenses against certain persons; imposing court costs.

SB 908 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

SB 920 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property, including access based on danger of family violence.

SB 968 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Perry | Garcia | Menéndez | West
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
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Miles | Perry | Garcia
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 972 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia | Hinojosa
Sponsor: King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem taxation purposes of real property on which a building completely destroyed by a casualty is located.

SB 989 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
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 998 Author: West
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the statute of limitations for the offense of exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

SB 1063 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of an anonymous report of suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

SB 1089 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Burkett | Frullo
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the certification of food service workers.

SB 1123 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: West | Garcia
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for adopted students formerly in foster or other residential care.

SB 1152 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Huffines | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
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: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students.

SB 1192 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.

SB 1196 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hughes | Garcia | Menéndez
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address.

SB 1203 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of subpoenas or certain other court orders with respect to an online service provider in the investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offenses.

SB 1214 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a succession plan for a regional public defender's office that primarily handles capital cases.

SB 1220 Author: Miles
Coauthor: West | Garcia
Sponsor: Vo
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to ensuring continuity of education and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth.

SB 1242 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for or a person protected by a protective order.

SB 1244 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in an urban district.

SB 1245 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Vision Zero Task Force to propose a plan to eliminate traffic deaths in this state.

SB 1250 Author: West
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Moody
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence.

SB 1251 Author: West
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Ending Homelessness fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

SB 1269 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Whitmire | Garcia
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on flood control infrastructure for Harris and Galveston Counties.

SB 1304 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Garcia
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to confidentiality, sharing, sealing, and destruction of juvenile records.

SB 1345 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
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 1398 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: West | Taylor, Van | Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.

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 1484 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the creation of an instructional materials web portal by the commissioner of education.

SB 1489 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Faircloth
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority.

SB 1599 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Walle | Thierry | Giddings | Collier | Minjarez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to maternal mortality reporting and investigation information.

SB 1609 Author: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Lucio | Huffines | Garcia | Campbell
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

SB 1656 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
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 1693 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study of seniors with a visual impairment by the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee.

SB 1739 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Uresti | Buckingham | Garcia
Sponsor: Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty.

SB 1787 Author: Hinojosa | Schwertner
Coauthor: Nelson | Birdwell | Campbell | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the functions and administration of the Health and Human Services Commission and the commission's office of inspector general in relation to fraud, waste, and abuse in health and human services.

SB 1806 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Nelson | Uresti | Garcia
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the use of multidisciplinary teams appointed by children's advocacy centers in certain child abuse investigations.

SB 1824 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to punishment for the offense of forgery and to a fee imposed on certain defendants who commit the offense.

SB 1834 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Cosper
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

SB 1836 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the adjudication of juveniles charged with misdemeanors punishable by fine only and the use of certain terms signifying age in the criminal justice and juvenile justice statutes of this state.

SB 1849 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Miles | Garcia | Menéndez | Lucio | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody | Hunter | White
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
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 1857 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency.

SB 1864 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Perez
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Port of Houston Authority.

SB 1882 Author: Menéndez | Bettencourt
Coauthor: Uresti | Campbell | Garcia | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Koop
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.

SB 1911 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain self-help resources by state and county courts, including through the Internet website of a state court and in the office of the court clerk.

SB 1975 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony Committee to recognize and honor peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.

SB 1977 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to investigate and evaluate certain juvenile facilities.

SB 1990 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Garcia
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
Coauthor: Garcia | Lucio
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 2105 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Buckingham | Garcia
Sponsor: Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students.

SB 2118 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Watson | Garcia | Hughes
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 2144 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | West | Garcia
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.

SB 2265 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Garcia | Lucio | Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority and expanding the territory and powers of the authority; authorizing fees and the issuance of bonds.

SB 2294 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the use of regional mobility authority toll projects by public school buses.

SCR 32 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia | Zaffirini | Creighton
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

SCR 37 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Garcia
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to increase appropriations from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to properly maintain ship channels.

SCR 41 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Lucio | Campbell | Garcia
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

SCR 46 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Garcia
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.

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