Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 155

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (120):
SB 474 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

SB 475 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a property right in certain DNA samples; providing injunctive relief and a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 476 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.

SB 477 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the provision of human sexuality and family planning instruction in public schools.

SB 483 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water.

SB 484 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to restrictions in connection with public subsidies and contracts awarded to businesses that employ undocumented workers.

SB 485 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

SB 486 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding public school students.

SB 542 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products.

SB 580 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority.

SB 581 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Fort Bend County.

SB 582 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Harless
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to training courses for certain food handlers.

SB 672 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the sale by a state agency of information that identifies an individual.

SB 759 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Wray
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Returned to committee: May 25 2015 5:55PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes.

SB 790 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the procedures applicable to the revocation of a person's release on parole or to mandatory supervision.

SB 791 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to education about congenital cytomegalovirus in infants.

SB 792 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District to use revenue from export fees to fund road and water infrastructure projects.

SB 793 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Blinn Junior College District.

SB 829 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 830 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Dutton
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care.

SB 831 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

SB 852 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies.

SB 853 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the signature requirement for a sales tax permit application filed electronically.

SB 914 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schubert | Raymond | Naishtat
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a council on long-term care facility surveys and informal dispute resolution.

SB 915 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of a textbook affordability pilot program at a public institution of higher education.

SB 925 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Aycock
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide reading instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three.

SB 934 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Farney
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide mathematics instruction to students in kindergarten through grade three.

SB 935 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a reading excellence team pilot program.

SB 936 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits for certain persons who owe delinquent child support.

SB 937 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to nontolled lanes on a highway that has been converted from a nontolled highway to a toll project.

SB 938 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by a toll project entity.

SB 939 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to disclosure of financial studies and reports associated with a toll project.

SB 972 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five.

SB 989 Author: Kolkhorst | Burton
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.

SB 997 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Corrected comm. report printed & distributed: May 4 2015 9:34AM
Caption: Relating to the road powers of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 182.

SB 998 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: May 12 2015 8:33PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 216; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 999 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fulshear Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 4, 5, and 6; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 1000 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of sales tax revenue collected under certain contracts.

SB 1001 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 545; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 1002 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 540; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 1051 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the North Fort Bend Water Authority.

SB 1087 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the definition of, custody of, and access to public information; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1206 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 28 2015 2:27PM
Caption: Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1207 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee bills or billing statements provided to students by certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 1208 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of personal information contained in motor vehicle records; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

SB 1209 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the privacy of certain personal information held by health and human services agencies.

SB 1210 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.

SB 1211 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for the review and selection of certain instructional materials by public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 1212 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material.

SB 1213 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Oliveira
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the reidentification of certain deidentified information and the release of reidentified information; creating a criminal offense; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1359 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the duties of the county attorney in Aransas County and to the duties of the district attorney for the 36th Judicial District.

SB 1360 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 22 2015 5:16PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Aransas County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax; providing general law authority to impose fees and surcharges.

SB 1361 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the administration of epinephrine by pharmacists.

SB 1362 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties and composition of the board of directors of the Bridgeland Management District.

SB 1363 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the creation of Simonton Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

SB 1364 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to electronic filing of certain reports.

SB 1365 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the territory of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 465.

SB 1366 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

SB 1419 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the plumbing licensing law for rainwater harvesting by a property owner.

SB 1597 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 16 2015 11:06AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 1598 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to an interim study regarding the composition of the Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors.

SB 1599 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the donation of sick leave by state employees.

SB 1600 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a limit on the award of attorney's fees in certain proceedings brought against the state or an agency of the state.

SB 1601 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to railroads in this state.

SB 1602 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the delivery of certain Medicaid managed care benefits and reimbursement rates for certain of those services.

SB 1612 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under the Medicaid managed care and child health plan programs.

SB 1632 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing a training course for public school prekindergarten teachers.

SB 1633 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal conduct in connection with an election.

SB 1811 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain publications of intimate visual material by a business; providing civil penalties.

SB 1812 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to transparency in the reporting and public availability of information regarding eminent domain authority; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1813 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures for complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board against physicians.

SB 1814 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishment of a child-care facility database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website.

SB 1815 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 28 2015 2:22PM
Caption: Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1840 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to standards for the Public Utility Commission of Texas to grant or deny certain certificates of convenience and necessity.

SB 1936 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the recovery of damages resulting from an emergency transfer of water authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1937 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to civil penalties levied and disciplinary proceedings conducted against certain covered entities.

SB 1982 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions.

SB 2007 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 219; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2008 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 539; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2009 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 541; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2010 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2015 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 20; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2011 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2015 11:13AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 21; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2012 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2015 11:18AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 22; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2013 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 538; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2014 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2015 11:21AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 23; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2035 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the conversion of the Harris-Fort Bend Counties Municipal Utility District No. 4 to the Katy Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

SB 2036 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 29 2015 11:18AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 218; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2037 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 543; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2050 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of Simonton Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

SR 60 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Catherine W. Hejl on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 75 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Waller County Day on February 3, 2015.

SR 78 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Matagorda County Day on February 10, 2015.

SR 100 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Janey and Melvin Lack for receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award.

SR 105 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Washington County Day on February 24, 2015.

SR 132 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Rita L. Littlefield Kidney Day.

SR 182 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Texas Food and Fuel Association Day.

SR 183 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day.

SR 227 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 2015 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Texas.

SR 228 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 24, 2015, as Texas FFA Day.

SR 243 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2015, as Aransas County Day.

SR 244 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Wharton County Day.

SR 286 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Prairie View A&M University Day.

SR 303 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Victoria County Day.

SR 339 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Austin County Day.

SR 351 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Louis McMillan, owner of McMillan’s Bar-B-Q in Fannin.

SR 367 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2015 as National Athletic Training Month.

SR 368 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 12, 2015, as Girl Scouts Day.

SR 396 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Port Aransas Day.

SR 420 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 125th annual Brenham Maifest.

SR 504 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 21, 2015, as Jackson County Day.

SR 521 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Pamela Joy Finke.

SR 547 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 13, 2015, as Fulshear Day.

SR 581 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Shiner BBQ Cook-off.

SR 582 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Caldwell FFA Booster Club Cook-Off.

SR 647 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Alyssa Marie Michalke on her selection as commander of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets.

SR 686 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Daniel Raymond Beck.

SR 718 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Friedens Church of Washington, United Church of Christ, on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 953 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Johnny Gimble.

SR 1016 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Edgar Reuben Giesinger for receiving the McCombs School of Business Department of Accounting 2015 Texas Star Award.

SR 1039 Author: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 483.

Additional Primary Authors (35):
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 438 Author: Hall | Kolkhorst | Perry
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

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 495 Author: Watson | Fraser | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Miller, Doug
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the service areas of certain junior college districts.

SB 515 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Eltife | et al.
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

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 523 Author: Birdwell | Estes | Fraser | Kolkhorst | Perry
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.

SB 538 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the control of infectious diseases.

SB 568 Author: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a classroom visual aid stipend for public school classroom teachers.

SB 749 Author: Hinojosa | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.

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 900 Author: Taylor, Larry | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Lucio
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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 1819 Author: Campbell | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

SB 2042 Author: Schwertner | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.

SCR 17 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Creighton | Ellis | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Bob Lanier.

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 28 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
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.

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 126 Author: Schwertner | Creighton | Ellis | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day.

SR 217 Author: Ellis | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 23, 2015, as University of Houston System Day.

SR 271 Author: Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Lucio | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Coastal Bend Day.

SR 358 Author: Nichols | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing The 100 Club for its support of first responders.

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.

SR 681 Author: Burton | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the opening of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's new headquarters.

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