Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Joan Huffman
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 75

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (63):
SB 10 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.

SB 171 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the addition of an offense for the continuous smuggling of persons.

SB 172 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Clardy | Herrero
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the addition of certain substances to Penalty Groups 1-A and 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for criminal prosecution and other purposes.

SB 173 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Clardy | Herrero
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation for criminal prosecution and other purposes of certain chemicals commonly referred to as synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 174 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to receive a sentence of community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.

SB 183 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: White, James
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the offenses of the violation of civil rights of and improper sexual activity with individuals in custody; imposing a criminal penalty.

SB 344 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

SB 345 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 15 2015 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.

SB 462 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

SB 463 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System.

SB 493 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to evidence or testimony given by certain witnesses in a criminal case based on the trafficking of persons.

SB 588 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees.

SB 627 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain defenses to libel actions.

SB 764 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional family district court in Harris County.

SB 779 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to access to certain medical test results in a criminal proceeding; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 780 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the preservation of toxicological evidence collected in connection with certain intoxication offenses.

SB 824 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the number of jurors required in certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court.

SB 825 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of prostitution.

SB 1139 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Smithee | Raymond | Oliveira
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government, the composition of certain juvenile boards, and the increase of certain filing fees.

SB 1280 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

SB 1697 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Smithee | Elkins | Fallon | Rinaldi
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict.

SB 1698 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance and CHIP perinatal programs.

SB 1699 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the designation of May as Postpartum Depression Awareness Month.

SB 1700 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1701 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

SB 1702 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.

SB 1703 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the deadlines for certain processes and procedures involving an election.

SB 1704 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.

SB 1705 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the testing of a juvenile for a sexually transmitted disease or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) following the filing of a petition and a finding of probable cause that the juvenile has engaged in certain delinquent conduct.

SB 1706 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.

SB 1707 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records.

SB 1708 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking.

SB 1709 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to criminal liability for certain federal motor carrier safety regulation violations; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 1710 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county criminal court at law in Harris County.

SB 1938 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional family district court for Fort Bend County.

SB 1939 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1940 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn | Alonzo | Paul | Hernandez | Stephenson
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1941 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to service credit and benefits under and funding requirements for the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1942 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

SB 1943 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the duty to report child abuse or neglect.

SB 1944 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.

SB 1968 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the organization of public employees.

SB 1969 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to ethics of public servants, including the functions and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; the regulation of political contributions, political advertising, lobbying, and conduct of public servants; and the reporting of political contributions and expenditures and personal financial information; providing civil and criminal penalties.

SB 1970 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the electronic filing fee for certain courts.

SB 1971 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regulation of licensed dyslexia practitioners and licensed dyslexia therapists to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1972 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to provide money for security at certain major events; authorizing fees.

SB 1984 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the canvass of election returns for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor.

SB 2023 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 191; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2048 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Cook | Harless | Geren | Oliveira | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SJR 66 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the governor's and lieutenant governor's terms of office to begin at 10 a.m. on the day preceding the day the regular legislative session convenes.

SR 87 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Dyslexia Awareness Day.

SR 229 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2015, as Crime Stoppers Day.

SR 285 Author: Huffman | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Brazoria County Day.

SR 340 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jeremy Davis Brown.

SR 342 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert Crayford Lee.

SR 374 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2015 Fishin Fiesta Barbecue Cook-off.

SR 486 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Retired Teachers Association Day.

SR 536 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David Mitzner on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

SR 571 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Children's Hospital surgical team on the successful separation of conjoined twins.

SR 579 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rick Maldonado on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 605 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2015, as K9s4COPS Day.

SR 719 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dow Chemical Company’s Texas Operations in Freeport on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

SR 958 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the staff of the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Mosquito Control Division.

Additional Primary Authors (12):
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 534 Author: Watson | Creighton | Ellis | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

SB 648 Author: Uresti | Hinojosa | Huffman
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

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.

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 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 535 Author: West | Huffman
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 13, 2015, as Texas Female Judges' 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.

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