Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Don Huffines
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 86

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (63):
SB 61 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of revenue derived from certain transportation-related taxes.

SB 62 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 63 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for and time that a person may serve in certain offices.

SB 64 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action.

SB 175 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

SB 340 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 341 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

SB 342 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

SB 343 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the conformity of local law with state law.

SB 1178 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to an interim study on an education savings account program.

SB 1179 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.

SB 1180 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 1181 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Murr | Guillen
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to an interim study concerning this state's noncommercial hunting and fishing license systems.

SB 1182 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.

SB 1183 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enter into certain contracts with private vendors.

SB 1184 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the governance of a regional mobility authority.

SB 1185 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a biennial study regarding occupational licensing requirements.

SB 1186 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the permissible wealth per student of certain school districts.

SB 1340 Author: Huffines | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws.

SB 1342 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the required curriculum for public school students.

SB 1343 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District of certain property subject to a tax abatement agreement with the district and to the validation of certain actions of the district.

SB 1344 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Business & Industry: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.

SB 1345 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Rinaldi
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County.

SB 1346 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state.

SB 1347 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

SB 1603 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the storage of certain alcoholic beverages by certain permit holders.

SB 1604 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing the regulation of hair braiding.

SB 1605 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an expedited permit program for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1606 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to increase the use of the design-build method for roadway projects.

SB 1607 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to five-year signature transportation projects of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1608 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.

SB 1609 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study on relocating the Legislative Reference Library.

SB 1610 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.

SB 1611 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies.

SB 1613 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees.

SB 1614 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

SB 1615 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the qualifications required of an appraisal district employee in order to testify as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals.

SB 1673 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the preemption of a local law by state law.

SB 1674 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the development of the Interstate Highway 635 East project in Dallas.

SB 1675 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of mandatory periodic motor vehicle inspections.

SB 1676 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

SB 1677 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits.

SB 1678 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to at-will state employment.

SB 1679 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to procedures for a certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.

SB 1681 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to police chiefs of certain municipalities.

SB 1682 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the contract required to be used by school districts in employing teachers and other professional employees.

SB 1683 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the retention of unexpended political contributions by and certain activities and benefits of certain public servants, including current and former members of the legislature.

SB 1684 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain first responders to carry a concealed handgun while on duty and to the prosecution of certain related criminal offenses; providing for a fee.

SB 1685 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Texas emissions reduction plan and the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.

SB 1688 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the Memorial Day weekend sales tax exemption period.

SJR 6 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices.

SJR 41 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a statute or appropriations act that furthers a legitimate state purpose or interest such as efficiency or local control meets the requirement of providing an efficient system of public schools and that this requirement is the prerogative of the legislature.

SJR 42 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used.

SJR 43 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.

SJR 47 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

SJR 55 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for retention elections for police chiefs of certain municipalities.

SR 248 Author: Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day.

SR 290 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 302 Author: Huffines | West
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Dallas Regional Chamber Day.

SR 406 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Coppell Day.

SR 482 Author: Huffines | West
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James P. Graham for receiving the 2015 Spirit of the Centennial Award.

SR 673 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the detention officers and jail employees of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.

SR 741 Author: Huffines | Nelson
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jordan Spieth for winning the 2015 Masters golf tournament.

Additional Primary Authors (23):
SB 1 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes.

SB 7 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 11 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/13/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 439 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Campbell | Estes | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.

SB 516 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to increasing the period of time for exempting freeport goods from ad valorem taxation.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Sponsor: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

SB 762 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 763 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain income-producing tangible personal property.

SB 795 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program.

SB 1864 Author: Burton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Canales | White, James | Elkins
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

SJR 1 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.

SJR 29 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation.

SJR 36 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000.

SR 97 Author: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Ellis | et al.
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 112 Author: Hall | Huffines
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Rowlett Day.

SR 232 Author: Hancock | Huffines | West
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day.

SR 297 Author: Birdwell | Huffines | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Bob Bullock Scholars Program of Baylor University.

SR 398 Author: Garcia | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

SR 415 Author: Hall | Burton | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2015, as Toll-Free Texas Day.

SR 519 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Home School Day.

SR 618 Author: Burton | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | Fraser | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day.

SR 627 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Young Conservatives of Texas on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

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