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Texas Legislature: Sen. José Menéndez, District 26

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SAN ANTONIO – Sen. José Menéndez returns to the Texas Senate after a first full term, having passed dozens of bills and securing millions of dollars to help Texas families, according to his biography.

The senator grew up working in his family's small business in San Antonio. In the Senate, Menéndez worked to fund the Alamo Colleges to build and develop support centers for veterans. He has worked on funding for the Alamo, Texas A&M San Antonio, and for parks in the city of San Antonio.

Menéndez is focused this session on protecting children from cyberbullying in the form of David's Law, named for a San Antonio teen who took his life after bullying events that escalated online.

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José Menéndez
Democrat

District 26

Bexar County

Committees: Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports, Criminal Justice, Higher Education, Intergovernmental Relations, Senate Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting and Assessment

 

 

 

Bills filed by Sen. Menéndez

SB 179 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, injury to or death of a minor; creating a criminal offense.

SB 180 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

SB 181 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child.

SB 182 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor.

SB 211 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance.

SB 212 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments.

SB 213 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the office of independent ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 214 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

SB 215 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

SB 216 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

SB 217 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

SB 218 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 219 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 220 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain mental health facilities.

SB 221 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transfer of a firearm to a person listed in the terrorist screening database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

SB 222 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.

SB 223 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

SB 229 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

SB 230 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

SB 231 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

SB 232 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to providing for voter registration at a polling place

SB 233 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops.

SB 234 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the use by a career school or college of certain advertising designed to mislead or deceive prospective students.

SB 235 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.

SB 236 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the repeal of statutes regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct and to the recognition of certain same-sex relationship statuses.

SB 237 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty; imposing a fee; requiring occupational licenses.

SB 238 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

SB 269 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 12/06/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/15/2016 S Filed
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.

SJR 22 Author: Menéndez
Last Action: 11/16/2016 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage.
 

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