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

Number of Bills: 39

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 9 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Nichols | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

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 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 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 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Nichols | Campbell | Perry | et al.
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 31 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Perry | Huffman | Menéndez | Estes
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

SB 176 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Perry | Buckingham | Hughes | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Coauthor: Watson | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Perry | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of grant programs to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

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 419 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Nichols | Hughes | Zaffirini | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

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 613 Author: Whitmire
Coauthor: Perry
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to services provided by the Health and Human Services Commission to sexually violent offenders who are incompetent to attend sex offender treatment.

SB 628 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Perry
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 629 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Perry | Bettencourt | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use.

SB 649 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Perry
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the basic allotment under the foundation school program and the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

SB 674 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Perry | Lucio | Huffines
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.

SB 693 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Nichols | Lucio | Perry | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 697 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Estes | Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Perry | West
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Insurance: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

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 827 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Perry | Huffman
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; providing a civil penalty.

SB 907 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Perry | Kolkhorst | Hughes | Seliger
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

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 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 970 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Miles | Perry
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 1326 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Perry
Sponsor: Price | Murr | Moody | Coleman | White
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness.

SB 1559 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Perry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a fee exemption for guardianship proceedings of certain military servicemembers and certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders.

SB 1587 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to lead in drinking water at public schools.

SB 1764 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Perry
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investment of funds in, and operation of guardianships of the estate in relation to, accounts established under the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program.

SB 2149 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Lucio | Perry
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Elections: May 20 2017 10:56AM
Caption: Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.

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.

SJR 6 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Perry
Sponsor: Schofield | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

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