Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Van Taylor
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 15

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (5):
SB 20 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 08/11/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act.

SB 28 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 08/08/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

SB 60 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 08/11/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain riders for the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists from the General Appropriations Act that are contingent upon the approval of certain Acts continuing those agencies during the 85th Regular Session.

SB 98 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 07/21/2017 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.

SJR 12 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 07/26/2017 S Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.

Additional Primary Authors (10):
SB 1 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 08/15/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

SB 2 Author: Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Campbell | Huffines | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: VanDeaver
Last Action: 08/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education enhancement program for students with certain disabilities.

SB 4 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

SB 8 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for elective abortion.

SB 9 Author: Hancock | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 08/14/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and appropriations of constitutionally dedicated revenue.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Creighton | Hall | Hughes | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving and preemption of local regulation of the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

SB 16 Author: Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 08/14/2017 H Passed to 3rd reading as amended
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.

SB 73 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to reporting and certification requirements by certain physicians regarding certain abortions.

SB 114 Author: Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 08/04/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of sex offender treatment providers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee.

SR 159 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 08/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Republican Party of Texas.

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