Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 49

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 8 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett | Cook | Laubenberg | Raney | Bailes
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

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 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 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 25 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hughes | Lucio
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

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: 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 29 Author: Creighton | Campbell | Hall | Huffines
Coauthor: Buckingham | Taylor, Van | Taylor, Larry | Lucio | Birdwell | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

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 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 196 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Lucio | Miles
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

SB 267 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Lucio | Hinojosa | West
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of hospitals in this state; increasing the amount of administrative penalties assessed or imposed against certain hospitals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

SB 277 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Estes | Lucio | Hinojosa | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Frank
Last Action: 06/08/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

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 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 415 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hughes | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

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 522 Author: Birdwell | Perry
Coauthor: Hughes | Creighton | Huffines | Lucio
Sponsor: Flynn | Burkett
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

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 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 640 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Huffines | Campbell | Lucio
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

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 679 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Lucio
Sponsor: Dale | Huberty
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of chiropractors to form certain business entities with certain other professions.

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 696 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Lucio
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality obtain or develop updated water availability models for certain river basins.

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 730 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 751 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information of and the abolishment date of the military base realignment and closure task force.

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 840 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Lucio
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen | Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

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 1101 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Klick | Wilson
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescription of epinephrine auto-injectors to and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in day-care centers; limiting liability.

SB 1107 Author: Schwertner | Perry
Coauthor: Watson | Uresti | Nelson | Taylor, Van | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Springer
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

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 1462 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Lucio
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operation of certain local health care provider participation programs.

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 1658 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Lucio | West
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the ownership, sale, lease, and disposition of property and management of assets of an open-enrollment charter school.

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 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 2123 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of a pilot program to allow high schools in certain counties to connect to high-speed fiber-optic networks.

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.

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.

SCR 21 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Lucio | Campbell
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

SCR 25 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Lucio
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/10/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Mount Tabor Indian Community for its contributions to this state.

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.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
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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