Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Carlos Uresti
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 29

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 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 74 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Watson | Uresti
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization.

SB 203 Author: West
Coauthor: Uresti | Miles | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to removing the deadline for the Department of Family and Protective Services to enter into permanency care assistance agreements.

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 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 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 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 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 669 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Buckingham | Uresti | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

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 757 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Uresti
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to creating a voluntary program to recognize licensed before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

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 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 999 Author: West
Coauthor: Uresti
Sponsor: Giddings
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures for taking possession of a child and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 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 1208 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Uresti
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

SB 1226 Author: Huffman | Nelson
Coauthor: Uresti
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct.

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 1553 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Uresti | West | Campbell
Sponsor: Bernal
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a school and to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property.

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 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.

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 1881 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 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.

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