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Senate Bills — Special Session

Governor Abbott called the 85th Texas Legislature into Special Session for 30 days starting July 18. The governor identified 20 items for the legislators to address during the special session. Legislators may, however, also file bills not specifically cited in the governor’s request.

DCCCD is tracking those bills of interest to us and those we serve. The bills are listed separately under the House and the Senate by categorical headings. View a brief summary in the chart below for Senate bills; click on the bill number to see additional information available on Texas Legislature Online.

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Appropriations

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 9Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.Hancock | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.Referred to Finance 

Discrimination

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 38Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | WhitmireFiled 

Immigration

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 42 Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.Menéndez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Miles | et al.Filed
 

Local Laws

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 23Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.HallFiled
 

Local Taxes/Appraisals

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 1Relating to ad valorem taxation.Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Taylor, VanReferred to Government Reform, Select
 
SB 12Relating to limiting the applicability of municipal and county regulations affecting real property.BuckinghamReferred to Business & Commerce
 
SB 18Relating to a limit on local government expenditures.Estes | Campbell | Huffines | Hughes | SchwertnerReferred to Government Reform, Select
 
SB 93Relating to ad valorem taxation.BettencourtLeft pending in committee
 
SB 96Relating to ad valorem taxation.BettencourtLeft pending in committee
 

Public Schools/Charters

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 2Relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Campbell | Huffines | Nelson | et al.Rules suspended 
SB 3Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and activities of political subdivisions, including public school districts, and open-enrollment charter schools.KolkhorstScheduled for public hearing 
SB 16Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.Rules suspended 
SB 19Relating to bonuses and salaries for public school classroom teachers and state assistance for the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program.Nelson | Campbell | Estes | Huffman | Hughes | et al.Referred to Finance 
SB 30Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools; making an appropriation.MenéndezFiled 
SB 32Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.MenéndezFiled 
SB 33Relating to a school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher.Menéndez | RodríguezFiled 
SB 35Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for classroom teacher salary increases.MilesFiled 
SB 37Relating to stipends for certain public school teachers.RodríguezFiled 
SB 40Relating to the public school finance system.Rodríguez | Garcia | Menéndez | Watson | West | et al.Filed 
SB 41Relating to the bilingual education allotment provided under the public school finance system.Rodríguez | Garcia | Menéndez | Watson | West | et al.Filed 

Reporting

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 29Relating 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.HuffmanFiled
 

TRS

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 29Relating to a supplemental appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.MenéndezFiled
 

Other

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
SB 7Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.Referred to Business & Commerce