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

Number of Bills: 160

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (126):
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 135 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures.

SB 136 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

SB 137 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees.

SB 138 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun.

SB 139 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/11/2017 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 140 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

SB 141 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.

SB 142 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the determination of cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

SB 177 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee.

SB 225 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the referral by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the State Office of Administrative Hearings of an issue regarding an application for a water right.

SB 226 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

SB 252 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Button
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

SB 253 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to investment prohibitions and divestment requirements for certain investments of public money.

SB 256 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Hunter | Moody | Herrero | Stickland | Swanson
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

SB 257 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to judicial review of protective orders and the duration of those orders.

SB 281 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of a biometric identifier by a governmental body.

SB 289 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 1 2017 6:26PM
Caption: Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.

SB 300 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees.

SB 304 Author: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Watson
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 306 Author: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 310 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

SB 338 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the first day of the school year for public schools.

SB 350 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches.

SB 374 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the time period for the withdrawal of a candidate for a general primary election.

SB 375 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to providing a voter in a party primary notice of party conventions.

SB 413 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record in certain counties.

SB 414 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

SB 444 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to school marshals for private schools.

SB 456 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the right of members of the legislature, the lieutenant governor, committees of the legislature, and legislative agencies to access certain governmental information for legislative purposes; creating a criminal offense.

SB 478 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a school district or open-enrollment charter school terminate certain employees convicted of certain offenses.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 501 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.

SB 502 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists.

SB 503 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers.

SB 504 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

SB 505 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

SB 515 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the right of certain public officers to access public information, documents, records, and property; creating criminal offenses.

SB 579 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

SB 624 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.

SB 640 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 652 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain employees convicted of certain offenses.

SB 653 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain employees or annuitants convicted of certain felony offenses.

SB 711 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the date for prepayment of taxes on a dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

SB 717 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.

SB 728 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

SB 778 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the appointment of school marshals by public schools and the ammunition approved for use by a school marshal serving a public school or a public junior college.

SB 804 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve on an appraisal review board.

SB 841 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful installation of tracking device or malicious software.

SB 891 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on converting state highway lanes to tolled or other types of managed lanes.

SB 917 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of improper contact with an adult victim.

SB 930 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information.

SB 938 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements.

SB 943 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 1020 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1061 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the commissioner of education regarding granting additional charters for open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 1101 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Klick | Wilson
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescription of epinephrine auto-injectors to and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in day-care centers; limiting liability.

SB 1112 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the examination attempt limits for certain applicants seeking a license to practice medicine.

SB 1128 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to access to the central child abuse and neglect registry by certain child-care facilities.

SB 1164 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to adopt fees that generate substantial revenue.

SB 1193 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Texas Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.

SB 1222 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance.

SB 1239 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to remove directors of the North Texas Municipal Water District.

SB 1254 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the practice of and the billing codes used by certain mental health professionals.

SB 1275 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.

SB 1284 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to prescriber and dispenser reporting and access to patient prescription information under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 1318 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designation of mathematics innovation zones by the commissioner of education and to the establishment of pay for success programs to provide necessary funding.

SB 1328 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 1344 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to reporting on investments by certain public retirement systems.

SB 1386 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of habitual toll violator remedies by certain toll project entities.

SB 1407 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 12 2017 12:39PM
Caption: Relating to the information required to be included in or with a school district ad valorem tax bill.

SB 1417 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient.

SB 1428 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of mental health telemedicine medical services.

SB 1474 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of impersonating a public servant.

SB 1504 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure.

SB 1561 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to a study by the State Board of Education on the instructional day and academic year requirements necessary to complete the required curriculum in public schools.

SB 1610 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 1611 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to requiring an election for the issuance of certain certificates of obligation by a municipality or county.

SB 1612 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the solicitation of pen pals by certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

SB 1620 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn | Leach | Isaac
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.

SB 1637 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a canvassing authority to explain a discrepancy between the number of voters accepted and the ballots cast in an election.

SB 1705 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.

SB 1706 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to forcing or coercing a child to enter into a marriage.

SB 1788 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the execution of a warrant issued for certain individuals who violate a condition of release on parole or to mandatory supervision.

SB 1789 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a limitation on civil suits against persons reporting suspicious activity in good faith.

SB 1790 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property.

SB 1810 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the cost of an attendance credit under the public school finance system and the effect of such a limitation on the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.

SB 1811 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in certain public benefits programs by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1812 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an appraisal district to use public money for lobbying activity.

SB 2007 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain dentists under the Medicaid program.

SB 2008 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to claiming an exemption from required immunizations for public school students.

SB 2009 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a supplemental actuarial analysis by certain public retirement systems.

SB 2010 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for the determination of the validity of certain petitions filed in connection with an election.

SB 2011 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the location and hours for early voting by personal appearance.

SB 2012 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the study of an economic impact zone by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 2013 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain public information by a public school district.

SB 2232 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the emergency scheduling of certain controlled substances for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; expanding the application of certain criminal offenses.

SCR 21 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

SCR 53 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Dana Sean Shurtleff.

SJR 21 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that members of the legislature and the lieutenant governor will not receive a state salary or per diem during certain periods unless the legislature has passed the state's budget and that budget is certified by the comptroller.

SJR 24 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Finance
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.

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.

SJR 27 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing county authority to provide for manual labor poor houses and farms.

SJR 32 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules.

SR 78 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/31/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Southwest Movers Association on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 406 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Clark Middle School band for receiving the 2016 Sudler Cup.

SR 448 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bob L. Townsend on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 449 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Sachse Day.

SR 450 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rudolph P. Miller Jr.

SR 515 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 28 and 29, 2017, as Collin County Days.

SR 564 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Megan Pettibon for being named the 2017 Texas Honey Queen.

SR 581 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Collin County Sheriff's Office for its service to its community.

SR 606 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson for his service to his state and nation.

SR 646 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Geoffrey W. Dennis for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 664 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Kathy Staples Boobar.

SR 691 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2017 Thin Blue Line Ball.

SR 705 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Lucas Earl Lane for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 715 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of J. C. Penney Corporation in Texas.

SR 722 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Craig Curry for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 783 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ian Rawn on his fourth place finish in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games figure skating competition.

SR 806 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Chris Girata for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 882 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William Dickerson for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 883 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert J. Posner Jr. for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 884 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara Diane Madden.

SR 945 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jake Rogers for his service to the Texas Senate.

SR 946 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hyman Vego on the occasion of his 95th birthday.

Additional Primary Authors (34):
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 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 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 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 301 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operations and functions of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the sunset review date for, financial management of, and programs administered by the agency.

SB 302 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the state bar.

SB 303 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Board of Law Examiners.

SB 305 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

SB 307 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the functions and territory of the Upper Colorado River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 308 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the Sulphur River Basin Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Committee.

SB 309 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the Palo Duro River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 311 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
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.

SB 312 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

SB 313 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

SB 314 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 315 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of subpoenas, the regulation of pain management clinics, and the adoption of guidelines for prescribing certain opioids by the Texas Medical Board.

SB 316 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Coleman
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescriber or dispenser; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

SB 317 Author: Nichols | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Clardy
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.

SB 318 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to transfer of the regulation of podiatry to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 319 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties.

SB 329 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Estes | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons.

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 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 1647 Author: Watson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to participation of state agency employees in the review of the agency by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

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 506 Author: Schwertner | Creighton | Huffman | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Community Impact Newspaper Day.

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 700 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Creighton | Huffines | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University students participating in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and the Public Policy Internship Program.

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.

SR 740 Author: Huffines | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Seliger | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the fifth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars for their commitment to public service.

SR 924 Author: Uresti | Buckingham | Campbell | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the service of brothers Abran, Natividad, Nicholas, Albertano, Pilar, and Reyes Gonzales of Fort Stockton during World War II.

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