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Legislation authored by Carol Alvarado

Includes legislation with Carol Alvarado as the primary author for the 81st through 86th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available for the 86th Legislature.

86th Regular Session
SB 326 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.
SB 327 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
SB 394 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.
SB 455 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the status and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage.
SB 492 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the application of the limit on appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to an improvement that is a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage.
SB 493 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.
SB 541 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the designation of an emergency management planner by state agencies.
SB 681 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions.
SB 685 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices.
SB 686 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.
SB 757 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.
SB 793 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.
SB 794 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain examination fee subsidies for public school teachers who provide instruction in career and technology education courses.
SB 795 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.
SB 796 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a disclosure regarding flood coverage under a residential property insurance policy for areas susceptible to flooding.
SB 797 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining and conditions of employment for fire fighters and police officers in certain political subdivisions.
SB 798 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to license renewal applications for certain family residential centers.
SB 799 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to emergency management and disaster recovery.
SB 963 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to county contracts for emergency management consulting services; requiring a license; authorizing fees.
SB 964 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services performed as a volunteer during a disaster.
SB 965 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
SB 967 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing of and requirements for certain child-care facilities that detain certain children.
SB 1018 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.
SB 1019 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of a housing repair grant pilot program for property owners who provide housing to recipients of certain federal housing assistance.
SB 1020 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a board of managers to govern certain school districts with low-performing campuses.
SB 1217 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration of certain arrests in determining an applicant's eligibility for an occupational license.
SB 1218 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.
SB 1219 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at certain transportation hubs.
SB 1344 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer.
SB 1572 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to municipal registration of vacant buildings in certain municipalities.
SB 1573 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.
SB 1574 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the duties of the Texas Water Development Board.
SB 1575 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to governmental immunity for and adjudication of claims arising from a local governmental entity's disaster recovery contract.
SB 1576 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship Grant Program.
SB 1577 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.
SB 1578 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the collection, remittance, and administration of certain taxes on motor vehicles rented through a marketplace rental provider.
SB 1579 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain emergency services districts.
SB 1829 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to application requirements for low income housing tax credits for developments financed through the private activity bond program.
SB 1830 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.
SB 1831 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
SB 1832 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas music incubator rebate program to provide for rebates of a portion of the mixed beverage gross receipts taxes collected from certain music venues.
SB 1833 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain wine by the holder of a wine and beer retailer's permit or mixed beverage permit.
SB 1834 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a study and pilot program regarding the use of incentives to purchase certain fruits or vegetables under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.
SB 1835 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Channelview Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.
SB 1836 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authorization by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the discharge, diversion, and transfer or other reuse of treated brackish groundwater and return flows derived from treated brackish groundwater.
SB 1837 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients for whom a physician determines medical use is the best available treatment for the patient's medical condition or symptoms, and the licensing of medical cannabis dispensing organizations; authorizing fees.
SB 1881 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of call centers; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1915 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the board of pilot commissioners for Harris County ports.
SB 1916 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an exception from required disclosure under the public information law for certain personal information obtained by certain flood control districts.
SB 1917 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the prevailing wage for work associated with public work contracts; authorizing a penalty.
SB 1918 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an urban land bank by certain municipalities; granting authority to issue bonds.
SB 1919 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the delivery of alcoholic beverages from the premises of a mixed beverage permittee.
SB 1920 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to required reporting of human trafficking cases by peace officers and prosecutors.
SB 1921 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of high school participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
SB 2000 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.
SB 2001 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.
SB 2002 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of affordable housing as a qualifying project for public-private partnerships.
SB 2119 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regulation of motor fuel metering and motor fuel quality from the Department of Agriculture to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees.
SB 2518 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SJR 42 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino gaming by licensed persons at nine locations in this state to provide additional money for the permanent school fund and authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands; providing for the requirement of occupational licenses, the authorization of a tax and fees, and the provision of criminal penalties.
SJR 64 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.
SR 444 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 20, 2019, as Red Cross Day.
SR 463 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Houston Astros for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.
SR 651 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2019 as Financial Literacy Month.
SR 816 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Urging Congress to enact legislation to consolidate disaster recovery housing funding into a single Disaster Housing Response and Recovery Block Grant.
SR 831 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2019 Fellows from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.
85th Regular Session
HB 80 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.
HB 108 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.
HB 133 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the status, regulation, and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage; creating a criminal offense.
HB 232 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products for a limited period.
HB 913 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons.
HB 998 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of campaign finance reports required to be filed with the clerk of certain counties or municipalities.
HB 1087 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of bestiality.
HB 1093 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to petty cash funds for county welfare departments in certain populous counties.
HB 1094 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.
HB 1383 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.
HB 1737 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.
HB 1766 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent and the child support obligations of the parent whose rights were terminated.
HB 2023 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the labeling of genetically modified food; authorizing a civil penalty.
HB 2085 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.
HB 2404 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to reports of sexual assault made to public or private institutions of higher education.
HB 3187 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the campus sexual assault policy at a public institution of higher education.
HB 3188 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of civil works projects certain municipally owned water utilities may contract for in a fiscal year.
HB 3193 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the relationship between public employers and fire and police employees.
HB 3195 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that each public institution of higher education develop and implement a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual assault and unplanned pregnancy.
HB 3493 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HB 3684 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.
HB 3685 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the administration of the low income housing tax credit program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
HB 3881 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment.
HJR 55 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.
HJR 110 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund.
HJR 111 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.
HR 493 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as University of Houston--Downtown Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1022 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Johnny Villarreal on his retirement from the Houston Fire Department.
HR 2609 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 968.
84th Regular Session
HB 170 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; creating criminal offenses.
HB 171 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to limits on the size of fifth grade classes in public schools.
HB 173 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information reported by a public school district regarding prekindergarten classes.
HB 953 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.
HB 954 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to an electronic application for voter registration and a ballot to be voted by mail.
HB 1155 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.
HB 1156 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes.
HB 1157 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology education programs.
HB 1172 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to creating a program to recognize before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
HB 1251 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 1293 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense.
HB 1505 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston.
HB 1543 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs in the office of the governor.
HB 1812 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving family violence.
HB 1882 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to notice requirements for certain witnesses who are scheduled to appear before a grand jury.
HB 1896 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program.
HB 2149 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses, training about opioid antagonists and drug overdoses, and grants for related programs.
HB 2150 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the organization of a grand jury.
HB 2785 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities.
HB 2914 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations that provide affordable housing to low-income veterans and their dependents.
HB 2917 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on certain elected officials.
HB 3032 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to vacancies created because of promotional appointments in certain municipal fire departments.
HB 3033 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the disciplinary suspension of a municipal firefighter in certain municipalities.
HB 3088 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities.
HB 3311 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the scoring criteria for an application for a low income housing tax credit and the allocation of those credits to developments reserved for elderly persons.
HB 3322 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of and federal funding for certain child-care providers.
HB 3327 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.
HB 3493 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
HB 3497 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the award of points for affordable housing projects that are awarded low income housing tax credits.
HB 3499 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the labeling of genetically modified food; authorizing a civil penalty.
HB 3576 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use, transfer, and sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
HB 3607 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to notifying a state senator and state representative about the creation of a district and acquiring road powers for a district.
HB 3612 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to classification of a liquid substance used to fill an electronic cigarette as a hazardous substance.
HB 3616 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
Caption: Relating to the use of certain funds for workforce development.
HB 4042 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to collective bargaining for firefighters and police officers, including county jailers and detention officers.
HB 4046 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of student records.
HJR 40 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.
HJR 117 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization.
HR 169 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Craig Biggio on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
HR 1550 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Carol Lewis on her induction into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
HR 2199 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing September 2015 as Texas Obesity Awareness Month.
83rd Regular Session
HB 216 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.
HB 217 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.
HB 218 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances.
HB 273 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to limits on the size of fifth grade classes in public schools.
HB 274 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements related to school districts that obtain exceptions from class size limits.
HB 275 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to physical education credits required for high school graduation.
HB 276 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to requiring a health credit for high school graduation.
HB 277 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to physical activity requirements for students in public schools.
HB 480 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of sick leave by state employees who are attending educational activities of their children.
HB 481 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.
HB 482 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the curriculum that must be provided by a disciplinary alternative education program.
HB 573 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.
HB 726 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a fixed tuition rate provided by general academic teaching institutions and public lower-division institutions of higher education to certain undergraduate students.
HB 1033 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel, veterans, and dependents residing in this state.
HB 1296 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and workforce needs in this state.
HB 1297 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the review of certain skills development fund workforce training programs.
HB 1499 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain research and development activities.
HB 2477 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to inclusion of mental health concerns in existing state and local coordinated school health efforts.
HB 2478 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the collection, study, and reporting by the Texas Workforce Commission of certain information regarding shortages in high-wage, high-demand occupations.
HB 2479 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Pensions
Caption: Relating to the investment of assets under the management and control of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 2480 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Pensions
Caption: Relating to the investment authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HB 2481 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
Caption: Relating to workforce training programs funded by the skills development fund.
HB 2482 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study to determine the reasons major manufacturers have chosen to invest in other states after considering development in this state.
HB 2483 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to including oral health education as part of the coordinated health program for public elementary, middle, and junior high school students.
HB 2484 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of Voter Education Month for public school students in grade 12.
HB 2631 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.
HB 2941 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain property and services used in research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education.
HJR 47 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.
HR 72 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Senator Mario V. Gallegos, Jr.
HR 2467 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Norma Zenteno of Houston.
82nd Regular Session
HB 127 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.
HB 128 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to implement renewable energy and other conservation technology in a state park or state natural area.
HB 129 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances.
HB 130 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an anti-bullying hotline.
HB 131 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring contractors in certain state construction contracts to provide health benefits to employees.
HB 280 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to requiring a health credit for high school graduation.
HB 281 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to physical education credits required for high school graduation.
HB 882 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting certain transactions involving malt liquor containing certain stimulants.
HB 883 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to minimum efficiency standards for certain products; providing a civil penalty.
HB 1039 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to death benefits for eligible survivors of certain Texas National Guard members.
HB 1525 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Greater East End Management District.
HB 2303 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for parents and guardians of certain deceased crime victims.
HB 2304 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to educational requirements for licensing as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist and to reciprocity for audiologists licensed in other states.
HB 2305 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
Caption: Relating to certain health and safety matters regarding appropriate places that are accessible to certain individuals.
HB 2306 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Economic & Small Business Development
Caption: Relating to certain health and safety matters regarding appropriate places of employment and places that are accessible to the public.
HB 2515 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to patient safety plans for certain health care facilities.
HB 2516 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appeal of an indefinite suspension of a municipal firefighter.
HB 2602 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an increase in the cigarette tax and the enforcement and uses of the tax.
HB 3035 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the grievance procedure for firefighters and police officers in certain municipalities.
HB 3036 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance.
HB 3547 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to enforcement by a local government of fire safety standards at certain child-care facilities.
HB 3548 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Caption: Relating to the investment authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HB 3549 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Caption: Relating to the investment of assets under the management and control of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 3554 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the motor fuels tax exemption for biodiesel and renewable diesel.
HJR 28 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.
HR 124 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Herb M. Yambra of Houston for his work relating to railroad safety in the Lone Star State.
HR 967 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Father William Culpeper Davis on his 80th birthday.
HR 1740 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing October 2011 as Inflammatory Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
HR 2257 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Drayton McLane, Jr., on his successful tenure as the owner of the Houston Astros.
82nd 1st Called Session
HB 35 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to an increase in the cigarette tax, to the use of revenue from the tax, and to the enforcement of the tax.
81st Regular Session
HB 457 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to disaster preparedness and emergency management in relation to alternative electrical power for certain service stations in certain populous counties.
HB 991 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to disclosure by a pharmacy of a list of prescription drug retail prices.
HB 992 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the classifications used in rating personal automobile insurance.
HB 1522 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a chain restaurant disclose nutrition information; providing an administrative penalty.
HB 1523 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of foods containing trans fat.
HB 1524 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of certain children's products containing bisphenol-A or certain other substances.
HB 1525 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to disclosure by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of information related to emissions events.
HB 1877 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to physical activity requirements for students enrolled in public school prekindergarten programs.
HB 2681 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the first day of instruction for a school year in certain school districts.
HB 2682 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of municipalities to alter speed limits.
HB 2683 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to an activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance.
HB 3119 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a pilot program to provide certain taxable entities with a franchise tax credit for the acquisition and installation of certain air quality monitoring devices to monitor the emission of air contaminants.
HB 3120 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the maximum allowable premium rate increase for small employer health benefit plans.
HB 3121 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of toxic air pollutants in this state.
HB 3416 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle title services.
HB 3877 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring contractors in certain state construction contracts to provide health benefits to employees.
HB 4445 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the licensing and appointment of court interpreters.
HB 4446 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
HJR 107 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to authorize and provide for regulating the conduct of gaming in this state and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.
HR 633 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Felix Fraga for his many contributions to the Houston community and to Houston Community College.
HR 653 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating H. Thomas Kornegay on his retirement as executive director of the Port of Houston Authority.
HR 757 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 10, 2009, as "On the Road Again Seniors" Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1344 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the faculty, staff, and students from Houston Community College--Southeast who participated in the relief efforts following Hurricane Ike.
HR 1345 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Roman Martinez of Houston.
HR 1346 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Johnny L. Sessums of Houston for his outstanding service to his community.
HR 1630 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Michael Jeffrey Bosworth II on his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy.
HR 1712 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing June 1, 2009, as Dean and Rog Day at the State Capitol.
HR 2112 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Rosa Walker for her contributions to Texas on the occasion of the inaugural Rosa Walker Award for Leadership event.
HR 2113 Author: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rogelio M. Barba of Eagle Pass.
HR 2114 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Rosalinda R. Ybanez on her election as the first Hispanic female president of the Houston Police Organization of Spanish Speaking Officers.
HR 2581 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Cynthia Reyna on her receipt of a 2008 Youth Award in engineering and mathematics from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
HR 2659 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Sylvia G. Rodriguez on the occasion of her retirement from her career with the Texas Legislature.
HR 2660 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of longtime political reporter Jane Ely of Houston.
HR 2661 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ed Smith of Houston on the occasion of his retirement from Macy's.
HR 2766 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Alan Bernstein for his career as a political reporter with the Houston Chronicle and congratulating him on his new position as director of public affairs for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
HR 2950 Author: Alvarado, Carol
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2682.