Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Bob Hall
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 113

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (91):
SB 83 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, physical, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 84 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a pilot project for financing certain Texas Department of Transportation projects.

SB 85 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the verification of employment authorization by state contractors and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program, and to authorization for the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee.

SB 86 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.

SB 87 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

SB 88 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 89 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

SB 90 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.

SB 91 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

SB 92 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

SB 93 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

SB 94 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

SB 95 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 96 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to Internet access to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

SB 97 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 98 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency.

SB 99 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and other incentives for media productions.

SB 100 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Texas Enterprise Fund and the disposition of the balance of that fund.

SB 101 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to commissioned security officers employed by the board of trustees of a school district.

SB 102 Author: Hall
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to general officers within the state military department.

SB 103 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale.

SB 104 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain physician questions regarding firearms.

SB 105 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund.

SB 106 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses applicable to gambling devices, including eight-liners.

SB 107 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures.

SB 108 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for certain felony offenses committed by a person who is unlawfully present in the United States.

SB 246 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of applicants for the state bar examination.

SB 372 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to regulation of title insurance.

SB 373 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.

SB 405 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voting and election procedures; creating an offense.

SB 406 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth, fetal death certificates, and the disposition of fetal remains; imposing administrative penalties.

SB 493 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities.

SB 514 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to an interstate compact on border security and refugee resettlement; authorizing fines and fees.

SB 1068 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to physical fitness assessment of public school students.

SB 1125 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the early voting period.

SB 1126 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 352 as the Staff Sergeant Jeremie S. Border Memorial Highway.

SB 1127 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to nontolled lanes on a highway that has been converted from a nontolled highway to a toll project.

SB 1141 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to instruction of certain students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

SB 1142 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to providing for an automatic vote recount in the case of certain election discrepancies; creating an offense.

SB 1143 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on converting high occupancy vehicle highway lanes to tolled lanes.

SB 1144 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.

SB 1307 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to discipline judges.

SB 1308 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the program to provide free or reduced-price meals to certain public school students.

SB 1309 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state requirements for teacher training and student instruction regarding certain subjects in public schools.

SB 1310 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to elimination of the requirement that a school district establish a local school health advisory council.

SB 1316 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to staff development in suicide prevention for public school educators.

SB 1356 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to distracted driving collisions; creating an offense.

SB 1357 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the right of public officers to information of certain governmental entities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1358 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of the Legislative Budget Board and a study by the comptroller on the accuracy of fiscal notes prepared by the Legislative Budget Board.

SB 1714 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the expenditure of proceeds and property from and the state's burden of proof in asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 1715 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of corrugated stainless steel tubing in residential and commercial structures.

SB 1716 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state money.

SB 1717 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the location and hours for early voting by personal appearance.

SB 1718 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules.

SB 1719 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

SB 1786 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 2090 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for uniform procedures for conducting an election.

SB 2091 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to an election authorizing the issuance of bonds or an increase in taxes by a political subdivision.

SB 2092 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the process for review after a decision to terminate a teacher's contract or suspend a teacher without pay.

SB 2093 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors.

SB 2094 Author: Hall | Perry
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 17 2017 5:48PM
Caption: Relating to establishment of the immigration authority delegation training grant program for local law enforcement agencies.

SB 2095 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of steroid use by students participating in athletic competitions sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

SB 2096 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.

SB 2097 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the use of gold and silver coins and bullion.

SB 2098 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requirements for underground facility damage prevention and safety.

SB 2099 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to enforce requirements for the prevention of damage to interstate and intrastate underground facilities.

SB 2172 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to determination of resident status.

SCR 2 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

SCR 5 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Designating Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas.

SCR 30 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Granting Barbara Stegall permission to sue the Texas Municipal League, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, Inc., and UMR, Inc.

SCR 55 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study the security of the Texas electric grid.

SJR 7 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

SJR 8 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment denying bail to certain persons who are unlawfully present in the United States and are taken into custody for committing a felony.

SJR 9 Author: Hall
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law.

SR 280 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Van Zandt County Day.

SR 281 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26 through 28, 2017, as Rockwall County Days.

SR 296 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 27, 2017, as Kaufman County Day.

SR 297 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Fannin County Day.

SR 322 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2017, as Hunt County Day.

SR 335 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bryan Shaw and Danny Shaw.

SR 392 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 9, 2017, as Hopkins County Day.

SR 437 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Forney BBQ Cook-Off and Festival.

SR 458 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/30/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Balch Springs Day.

SR 459 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Seagoville Day.

SR 473 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/30/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the fire departments that responded to a structure fire in Balch Springs.

SR 549 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2017 as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.

SR 586 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 11 and 12, 2017, as Leadership Mesquite Days.

SR 587 Author: Hall | Hughes
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of the Dr. D. Arlington Talbot Building at Texas A&M University–Commerce.

SR 598 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 25, 2017, as Rains County Day.

SR 682 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 7 through 9, 2017, as Hopkins County Adult Leadership Days.

SR 937 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Clayton Young.

Additional Primary Authors (22):
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 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 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 29 Author: Creighton | Campbell | Hall | Huffines
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

SB 575 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 626 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

SB 627 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 628 Author: Schwertner | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 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 629 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use.

SB 655 Author: Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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 813 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Hall | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies.

SB 1122 Author: Huffines | Hall | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.

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 1213 Author: Hughes | Burton | Hall | Huffines | Perry
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

SJR 25 Author: Taylor, Van | Burton | Creighton | Hall
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

SR 198 Author: Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Rowlett Day.

SR 199 Author: Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Garland 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 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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