Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/17/2017

Number of Bills: 39

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 17 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Creighton | Hancock | Nelson | Perry | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

SB 97 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Uresti | Garcia | Zaffirini | Campbell | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado | Collier | Guillen | Isaac | Paddie
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 114 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.

SB 137 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the maximum rate of growth of appropriations.

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 342 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Burton | Hall | Kolkhorst | Creighton
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 346 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hall | Eltife | Perry | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

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 374 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

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 446 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Perry
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increased penalties for the offense of trafficking of persons that involves a child victim or the death of any victim.

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 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Kolkhorst | Estes | Hinojosa | 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 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 722 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall | Campbell | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

SB 723 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Nelson | Bettencourt
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mandatory participation in certain TANF employment and other programs by certain persons.

SB 760 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Zaffirini | Garcia
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access and assignment requirements for, support and information regarding, and investigations of certain providers of health care and long-term services.

SB 951 Author: Uresti
Coauthor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 27 2015 2:09PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road.

SB 1099 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

SB 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Burton | Nelson | et al.
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.

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 1172 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hall | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 7 2015 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.

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 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 1407 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Uresti | Campbell | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Dukes
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.

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 1766 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Nichols | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to exemptions from certain regulation for small honey production operations.

SB 1873 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Burton | Huffman | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking.

SB 2048 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Campbell | Nelson | Burton | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van | et al.
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.

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 11 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum amount of appropriations for a state fiscal biennium.

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.

SR 563 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Eltife | Fraser | Kolkhorst | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Again read
Caption: Designating April 22, 2015, Texas State Technical College Day.

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