Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Konni Burton
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2017

Number of Bills: 85

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (65):
SB 241 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities.

SB 242 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the right of a child's parent to public school records and information concerning the child.

SB 243 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a commissioners court to disapprove of certain condemnations.

SB 244 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the moving image industry incentive program.

SB 245 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to voter information provided by political subdivisions before an election to authorize the issuance of bonds.

SB 271 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

SB 299 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 325 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

SB 326 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

SB 327 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

SB 328 Author: Burton
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school class size limits.

SB 380 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

SB 381 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the authority of peace officers to conduct certain searches.

SB 382 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Public Health: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to donation of unused prescription drugs; authorizing a fee.

SB 383 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for certain higher education grant programs.

SB 384 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the scheduling of the administration of certain postsecondary readiness assessment instruments to public high school students.

SB 385 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to voter approval of local acceptance and use of federal funds for commuter rail projects.

SB 386 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of federal funds by political subdivisions for payment of the political subdivision's debt obligations.

SB 387 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of certain unspent bond proceeds and voter approval of certain political subdivision actions, including the issuance of certain bonds and the use of certain unspent bond proceeds.

SB 388 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law.

SB 389 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Major Events reimbursement program.

SB 390 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Motor Sports Racing trust fund.

SB 391 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Events trust fund.

SB 392 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Major Events Trust fund, the Events trust fund, and the Motor Sports Racing trust fund.

SB 393 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 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 445 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 446 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acceptance or expenditure of federal funds by a political subdivision.

SB 447 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the selection of certain appraisal district officials.

SB 448 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 13 2017 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.

SB 449 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of certain businesses.

SB 450 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition.

SB 479 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to informed consent to immunizations for children.

SB 480 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of an electronic recovery and access to data prepaid card reader to seize forfeitable property.

SB 481 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 494 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to an offense report prepared in the investigation of certain criminal cases.

SB 599 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the deferral and reduction or waiver of certain surcharges assessed under the driver responsibility program.

SB 600 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 622 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in certain political subdivision budgets.

SB 623 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public information Internet website.

SB 823 Author: Burton | Nelson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and compensation of criminal law magistrates in Tarrant County.

SB 824 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to compensation of certain justices and judges for performing extrajudicial services.

SB 1077 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for theft offenses involving certain metals.

SB 1078 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the offense of leaving a motor vehicle unattended.

SB 1079 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state that do not prescribe a culpable mental state.

SB 1080 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to required disclosures for prenatal genetic screening; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 1081 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.

SB 1082 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the ownership and local regulation of trees and timber.

SB 1816 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the spaceport trust fund and the disposition of the balance of that fund.

SB 1817 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the deposit of the gas utility pipeline tax to the credit of the oil and gas regulation and cleanup fund.

SB 1818 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the dispensing of certain drugs by physicians.

SB 1819 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of a nursing facility quality-based payment incentives program and a program to increase direct care staff and wages under Medicaid.

SB 1820 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Elections: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.

SB 1821 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds.

SB 1822 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 20 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 1823 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Koop
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a warrant authorizing the search of a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

SB 1824 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to punishment for the offense of forgery and to a fee imposed on certain defendants who commit the offense.

SB 1825 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

SB 1826 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to notification regarding the release of certain sex offenders and to the reporting of vehicle registration information for sex offenders.

SB 1827 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a government course for public school students enrolled at the fifth and eighth grade levels.

SB 1836 Author: Burton
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the adjudication of juveniles charged with misdemeanors punishable by fine only and the use of certain terms signifying age in the criminal justice and juvenile justice statutes of this state.

SB 1894 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain suits concerning real property.

SCR 39 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law.

SR 4 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lions of Texas on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Lions Clubs International.

SR 576 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Kennedale Day.

SR 895 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Betty Bob Stewart Massey on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Additional Primary Authors (20):
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 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 323 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the offense of female genital mutilation.

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 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 1148 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

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.

SB 1704 Author: Buckingham | Burton | Creighton
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

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 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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