It says the author of the bill is Duell - If it is Bob Duell, wiki says he is a a conservative republican.
Sorry, Bob Deuell
Sen. Robert Deuell, R-Greenville, filed legislation Thursday, SB 303, that provides clarification to Texas Advanced Directives Act, which sets out the end-of-life care for patients. Deuells bill adds language that specifically addresses patients for whom life-sustaining treatment would be medically inappropriate and ineffective, Weltge said. It also sets out a longer timeline for notifications and an appeals process for families or surrogates of terminally ill patients who disagree with the patient or the doctors wishes for treatment.