Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Kirk Watson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 26

Sponsor (26):
HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 394 Author: Howard | Workman | Alonzo
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

HB 635 Author: Howard | Oliverson | Geren | Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an authorized event held in the Texas mall area of the Capitol Complex.

HB 1081 Author: Arévalo | Allen | Dutton | Bernal | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.

HB 1512 Author: Isaac
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of the owner-builder loan program.

HB 1543 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments.

HB 1600 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Wu
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain mental health screenings under the Texas Health Steps program.

HB 1764 Author: Israel
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the operation of metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

HB 1861 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to a computer security incident.

HB 2070 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain warranties for a new motor vehicle.

HB 2097 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the sale of malt liquor, ale, and beer by the holder of a brewpub license.

HB 2098 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to allowing certain wholesalers and distributors to purchase beer, ale, and malt liquor from the holder of a brewpub license.

HB 2277 Author: Darby
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption or tax reduction for certain high-cost gas.

HB 2321 Author: Turner | Howard | Giddings
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement programs and local initiative projects.

HB 2328 Author: Lucio III | Elkins
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

HB 2783 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

HB 2904 Author: White
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the memorandum of understanding among certain agencies to coordinate services provided to persons needing multiagency services.

HB 3052 Author: Herrero
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain protective orders and agreements involving families.

HB 3281 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

HB 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3647 Author: Dale | Moody | Pickett | Meyer
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument and Ceremony.

HB 3810 Author: Cyrier | Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the property known as the French Legation to the Texas Historical Commission and to certain historic sites under the commission's jurisdiction.

HB 4345 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1 and the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose taxes and fees; providing authority to issue bonds.

HCR 68 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 04/05/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Will David Davis Sr. of Austin.

HCR 116 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Greater Austin Crime Commission.

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