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

Number of Bills: 38

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 13 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: Nichols | Nelson
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

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 18 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Nelson | Nichols | Bettencourt | Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public institutions of higher education setting aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

SB 19 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to performance-based tuition limitations for and a temporary limitation on the amount of tuition and fees charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

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 83 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, physical, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 224 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Nelson
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Coleman
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.

SB 256 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Menéndez | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Hunter | Moody | Herrero | Stickland | Swanson
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

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 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 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 501 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.

SB 502 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Watson | Nelson | Zaffirini | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists.

SB 503 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers.

SB 504 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Hall
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

SB 505 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

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 673 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Nelson | Hinojosa
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school campus or open-enrollment charter school does not have a nurse assigned to the campus during all instructional hours.

SB 712 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hunter | Herrero
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the duration of certain protective orders against family violence.

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 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 1324 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Nelson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for and emergency suspension of a license relating to massage therapy.

SB 1346 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Nelson | Huffman
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans.

SB 1569 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Nelson
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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 1923 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nichols | Nelson | Watson | Uresti | Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 11 2017 10:15AM
Caption: Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.

SB 2054 Author: West
Coauthor: Hughes | Nelson
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

SB 2110 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Campbell
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Referred to Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, Select: May 4 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee.

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.

SJR 30 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Nelson | Hughes
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.

SJR 38 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Nelson | Birdwell
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/16/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.

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