Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Donna Howard
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 20

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (11):
SB 115 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

SB 491 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the statewide preceptorship program in family medicine.

SB 790 Author: Miles
Sponsor: Howard | Alvarado | Minjarez | Davis, Sarah | Blanco
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee.

SB 802 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding best practices in the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

SB 810 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purchase and use of open educational resources.

SB 1091 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Howard | Morrison, Geanie W.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education.

SB 1119 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Howard | Button
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

SB 1367 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Howard | Cortez | Flynn | Klick | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

SB 1630 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to cemeteries.

SB 2131 Author: West
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to efforts to facilitate the completion by students of undergraduate certificate and degree programs.

SB 2141 Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requirements for a representative for a student in a special education due process hearing.

Joint Sponsor (9):
SB 22 Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Lucio III | Howard | Giddings | Huberty
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
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 654 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Smithee | Howard | Price | Darby
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans.

SB 968 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Alvarado | Leach | Howard
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a sexual assault policy at certain public and private institutions of higher education and to requiring those institutions to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

SB 969 Author: Watson
Sponsor: Leach | Alvarado | Howard
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report certain incidents, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking.

SB 1481 Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bohac | Howard
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the instructional materials and technology allotment, open education resource instructional materials, and the State Board of Education long-range technology plan.

SB 1743 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina | Minjarez | White | Howard
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to transferring the Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities to The University of Texas at Austin and renaming the office the Office for Healthy Children.

SB 1929 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Burkett | Walle | Coleman | Howard
Last Action: 05/27/2017 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity and pregnancy-related deaths, including postpartum depression.

SB 2118 Author: Seliger
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Howard | Laubenberg | Phillips | Giddings
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

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