Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Don Huffines
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/19/2017

Number of Bills: 55

SB 3 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Van | Hall | Seliger | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 15 2015 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund and the available school fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the uses of the revenue allocated to the state highway fund.

SB 19 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Birdwell | Huffines | Lucio
Sponsor: Cook | Harless | Oliveira | Thompson, Senfronia | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses.

SB 53 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Huffman | Schwertner | Huffines | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 54 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Campbell | Nichols | Huffines
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

SB 93 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Burton | Garcia | Hall | Huffines
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a driver's license for failure to pay a surcharge.

SB 105 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

SB 149 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Garcia | Huffines | Rodríguez | West | Lucio
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.

SB 156 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Huffines | Bettencourt | Creighton
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

SB 171 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Huffines
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 182 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units.

SB 185 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Taylor, Van | Huffines
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

SB 249 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt.

SB 267 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Huffines | Hall
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Villalba | Workman | King, Ken
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

SB 309 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Huffines
Sponsor: Murphy | Elkins | Galindo | Bohac
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.

SB 310 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Huffines | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation.

SB 326 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Huffines
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.

SB 351 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Perry | Huffines | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

SB 398 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Huffines | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to fingerprints collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety from an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate and used for the department's image verification system.

SB 444 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Huffines | Burton | Creighton | Bettencourt | et al.
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.

SB 473 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Burton | Creighton | Huffines
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.

SB 474 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton | Estes | Hall | Birdwell | Taylor, Van | et al.
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 476 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Hall | Huffines | Campbell
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 479 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Huffines | Campbell
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 531 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Perry | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis | Laubenberg | Sheets
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.

SB 575 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Creighton | Perry | Schwertner | et al.
Sponsor: Farney
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Ellis | Hall | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

SB 642 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Huffines
Last Action: 03/26/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

SB 668 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a training manual for certain state officers.

SB 673 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Nichols
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.

SB 709 Author: Fraser
Coauthor: Campbell | Huffines
Sponsor: Morrison | Bonnen, Dennis | Deshotel | Harless | Smith
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.

SB 714 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Perry | Creighton | Nelson | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the use of automated traffic control systems and photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 831 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van | Perry | Burton | Huffines | et al.
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 931 Author: Fraser
Coauthor: Campbell | Huffines
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the goal for renewable energy and competitive renewable energy zones.

SB 953 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Perry | Huffines
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 30 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician.

SB 1163 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Burton | Huffines | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

SB 1193 Author: West | Eltife
Coauthor: Burton | Huffines
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.

SB 1237 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Sanford
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of certain metropolitan planning organizations.

SB 1252 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Perry | Taylor, Van | Creighton | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Motion to suspend posting rule fails
Caption: Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.

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

SB 1398 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Nelson | Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Huffines | Creighton
Sponsor: Parker | Phillips | Simpson | White, Molly | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on securing critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 1452 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Huffines
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the power of a commissioners court to authorize ad valorem tax sales of real property to be conducted by means of online auctions.

SB 1457 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1546 Author: Perry | Hall
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1564 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Bettencourt | Hancock | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

SB 1639 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Burton | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffines
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: May 25 2015 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations.

SB 1902 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall | West | Huffines | Ellis
Sponsor: Herrero | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Villalba | Leach
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information; authorizing a fee.

SB 2046 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Campbell | Bettencourt | Huffines
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 21 2015 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League-sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 2065 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Huffines | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: Sanford | Cook | Geren | Harless | Farney
Last Action: 06/11/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.

SCR 1 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Perry | Huffines | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SCR 5 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Birdwell | Nelson | Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

SJR 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund.

SJR 14 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Huffines | Bettencourt | Creighton
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.

SR 397 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Fraser | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Aggie Interns for their public service.

SR 428 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Again read
Caption: Proclaiming April 16, 2015, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day.

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