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Texas Legislature: Sen. Judith Zaffirini, District 21

Health care major industry in Zaffirini's district

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SAN ANTONIO – Sen. Judith Zaffirini is one of the highest ranking members of the Texas Senate, serving from 1987 to the present. She is a constant advocate for improved health care systems because it is such a major issue in her district, which spans from the Rio Grande to the Colorado River and the Port of Corpus Christi to the Valley.

Zaffirini has filed dozens of bills, which includes proposals to ratify laws on cellphone use while driving to make it a criminal offense.

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Judith Zaffirini
Democrat

District 21

Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Caldwell, Duval, Guadalupe, Hays, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Webb, Wilson, Zapata counties

Committees: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs, Health & Human Services, Natural Resources & Economic Development, State Affairs, Partnership Advisory Commission, Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System

 

Bills filed by Sen. Zaffirini

SB 31 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

SB 32 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.

SB 33 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS Grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program.

SB 34 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

SB 35 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.

SB 36 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain guardianship programs.

SB 37 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the requirement to obtain certification for attorneys representing persons in guardianship proceedings.

SB 38 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to guardianships.

SB 39 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to guardianships for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated.

SB 40 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the bond required and the bond insurance obtained for certain judges.

SB 41 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the demand for an accounting from an attorney in fact or agent of a principal by a guardian of the principal.

SB 42 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state.

SB 43 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the Judicial Branch Certification Commission; authorizing fees; modifying existing penalties.

SB 44 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to petition requirements for an application for a place on the general primary election ballot for certain judicial offices.

SB 45 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the service retirement annuity for certain members of the Judicial Retirement System of Texas Plan Two who resume service.

SB 46 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to allowing judges to use juror identification numbers when polling the jury.

SB 47 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a study on the availability of information regarding convictions and deferred dispositions for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

SB 48 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by certain university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

SB 49 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

SB 50 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the offense of hazing.

SB 51 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program.

SB 52 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

SB 53 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

SB 54 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

SB 55 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.

SB 56 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

SB 57 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device by a state officer or employee while operating a motor vehicle.

SB 58 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to notification requirements applicable to certain state contracts.

SB 59 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to energy and water management planning and reporting requirements for state agencies and institutions of higher education.

SB 60 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the preference given by state and local governmental entities, including public institutions of higher education, to agricultural products produced, processed, or grown in this state.

SB 61 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

SB 62 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to erecting certain signs on private property before an election.

SB 63 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the electronic filing of reports of political contributions and expenditures and of personal financial statements by certain officeholders and candidates and the content of those statements; creating a criminal offense.

SB 64 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.

SB 65 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of funeral services, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories; imposing penalties.

SB 66 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.

SB 67 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense.

SB 68 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas of certain elected officials convicted of certain offenses.

SB 69 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

SB 70 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the required earnings statement provided by employers.

SB 71 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state real property to the City of San Marcos.

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 247 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/18/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to funding sources for the repayment of certain speech-language pathologist and audiologist education loans.

SB 255 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/28/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to training for governmental entities and vendors, including purchasing and contract management training; authorizing fees.

SB 261 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/29/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the bulk purchase of information technology commodity items by the Department of Information Resources.

SB 262 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/29/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to certain purchasing by state agencies and local governments.

SB 278 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/08/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

SB 279 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/08/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the expression of breast milk in the Capitol and other public buildings.

SB 366 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/20/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures filed in connection with certain county judicial offices.

SB 396 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/21/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 10 in Guadalupe County as the Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson Memorial Highway.

SB 402 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 12/29/2016 S Filed
Caption: Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.

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 6 Author: Zaffirini
Last Action: 11/14/2016 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to require a court to provide notice to the attorney general of a challenge to the constitutionality of a state statute and authorizing the legislature to prescribe a waiting period before the court may enter a judgment holding the statute unconstitutional.

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