Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Rick Miller
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 17

SB 4 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Geren | Workman
Cosponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
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 5 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Cosponsor: Burkett | Flynn | Bohac | Miller | VanDeaver | et al.
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry
Sponsor: Burkett | Cook | Laubenberg | Raney | Bailes
Cosponsor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
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
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Cosponsor: Miller | Wu | Swanson
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 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
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 21 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Workman | Phillips | Larson | Huberty
Cosponsor: Miller | Holland | Clardy | Kuempel | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

SB 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Cosponsor: Cook | Shine | Workman | Bell | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
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 252 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Button
Cosponsor: Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Burrows | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Cosponsor: Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 669 Author: Nelson
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Cosponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Raymond | Guillen | Phelan | et al.
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 725 Author: Miles
Sponsor: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Cosponsor: Anchia | Arévalo | Biedermann | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools.

SB 1076 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Cosponsor: Guillen | Phillips | Gooden | Bell | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

SB 1090 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1666 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Laubenberg | Israel
Cosponsor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1873 Author: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Cosponsor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

SCR 52 Author: Creighton
Sponsor: Metcalf | Keough | Bell | Darby | Flynn
Cosponsor: Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Miller | Paul | Schubert | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
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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