Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kelly Hancock
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 91

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (72):
SB 9 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 10 Author: Hancock | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

SB 451 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties.

SB 452 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts.

SB 453 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in certain repair facilities.

SB 507 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Frullo | Collier
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing.

SB 558 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 360 in Ellis and Tarrant Counties as the Senator Chris Harris Memorial Highway.

SB 559 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies.

SB 560 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to surcharges imposed for the use of a credit card; providing a civil penalty.

SB 561 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Smithee | Thompson, Ed | Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds.

SB 562 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 5 2017 1:39PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of surplus lines insurance to certain commercial insureds.

SB 563 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the definition of commercial property insurance for purposes of certain provisions governing insurance rates and policy forms.

SB 620 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a student's eligibility to enroll in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

SB 679 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Dale | Huberty
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of chiropractors to form certain business entities with certain other professions.

SB 680 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

SB 681 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

SB 733 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sanitation and safety requirements for certain artificial bodies of water maintained for public recreational purposes.

SB 734 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

SB 735 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Cook | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to periodic rate adjustment by and to certain transactions involving electric utilities.

SB 736 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office.

SB 737 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for new or increased municipal fees.

SB 875 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to civil liability for damages caused by a person while intoxicated or otherwise related to the person's intoxication.

SB 876 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 12 2017 1:26PM
Caption: Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.

SB 877 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Oliveira
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions.

SB 878 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Insurance: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to named driver policy disclosure requirements.

SB 951 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the manufacture and sale of wine and certain related activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 952 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Villalba
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to enforcement of a lien on property in a self-service storage facility by a sale conducted through an Internet website.

SB 953 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

SB 954 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer a civil penalty in lieu of suspending a permit or license.

SB 955 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the rates of the taxes imposed on the first sale of ale, malt liquor, and beer; reducing a tax rate.

SB 956 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to taxes imposed on vinous liquor.

SB 1002 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities.

SB 1003 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the participation of deregulated telecommunications companies in the lifeline program.

SB 1004 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the deployment of network nodes in public right-of-way; authorizing fees.

SB 1070 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to authorized reinsurance and financial statement credit and accounting for reinsurance.

SB 1071 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 24 2017 10:10PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of insurance holding company systems, including internationally active insurance groups; authorizing a fee.

SB 1072 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.

SB 1073 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to registration statement and reporting requirements of insurers in an insurance holding company system.

SB 1093 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 3 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles that are not domiciled in this state.

SB 1425 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty.

SB 1426 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the calculation and dissemination of certain ad valorem tax rates.

SB 1427 Author: Hancock | Campbell
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.

SB 1515 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority to install a small wireless facility in a public right-of-way.

SB 1516 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; authorizing fees; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration.

SB 1517 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Oliveira
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to partnerships, limited liability companies, and other domestic and foreign entities and to series of limited liability companies and foreign entities.

SB 1518 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Oliveira
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to corporations, associations, real estate investment trusts, and related entities; authorizing fees.

SB 1519 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the definition of a public entertainment facility and the promotion, sponsorship, or advertising of an entertainment event or venue or alcoholic beverage at certain governmentally owned public entertainment facilities.

SB 1520 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to duties of physicians and certain other entities regarding patient records.

SB 2064 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

SB 2065 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and activities.

SB 2066 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the attachment of a hospital lien on a cause of action or claim of an injured person who receives hospital services.

SB 2067 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the financial exploitation of certain vulnerable adults.

SB 2087 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a temporary health insurance risk pool.

SB 2203 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the business of title insurance.

SB 2204 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of the certified capital company program by the office of the comptroller of public accounts.

SB 2205 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to automated motor vehicles.

SB 2206 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to information required to be disclosed by certain investors of publicly traded companies whose headquarters are located in this state.

SB 2207 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a determination of the appraised value of certain property for ad valorem tax purposes.

SB 2208 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regulation of property tax professionals from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to the comptroller of public accounts; providing civil and administrative penalties.

SB 2209 Author: Hancock | Estes
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

SB 2210 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Insurance: May 20 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan provider network listings and directories; authorizing an assessment.

SB 2211 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a demonstration program for real-time processing of workers' compensation authorizations of payment for medical services and medical bills.

SB 2212 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain real estate sales, brokerage, and advertising activities, certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission.

SB 2279 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the ownership, control, or operation of a franchised or nonfranchised dealer or dealership by certain manufacturers.

SJR 60 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker | Raymond | Lambert | Longoria | Guerra
Last Action: 05/10/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.

SR 3 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 01/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Adopting Permanent Rules of the Senate of the 85th Legislature.

SR 331 Author: Hancock | Birdwell | West
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Grand Prairie Day.

SR 696 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bill Meier on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the longest filibuster in the Texas Senate.

SR 729 Author: Hancock | West
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Norman Lee Robinson.

SR 801 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing search and rescue dog, Luca, for his life-saving actions.

SR 817 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Andre Caracciolo for his heroism.

SR 938 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 2065.

Additional Primary Authors (19):
SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system.

SB 5 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Laubenberg | Geren | Parker | Sanford
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty and increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 13 Author: Huffman | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

SB 14 Author: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and related requirements; creating criminal offenses.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 21 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Workman | Phillips | Larson | Huberty
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

SB 23 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 25 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

SB 798 Author: Huffines | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

SB 1138 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

SB 1147 Author: Watson | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas State Music Museum and Texas Music Foundation; authorizing fees.

SJR 2 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Last Action: 05/11/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

SR 185 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Hughes | Taylor, Larry | Watson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Baylor Day.

SR 268 Author: Huffines | Hancock | West
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Irving Day.

SR 283 Author: West | Burton | Hall | Hancock | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Jones on the occasion of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

SR 302 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Burton | Hancock
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1 and 2, 2017, as Tarrant County Days.

SR 579 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 5 and 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Days.

SR 713 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Joseph Ray Perry.

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