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

Number of Bills: 115

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (94):
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 109 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limit on the number of terms a judge or justice may serve on a court in this state.

SB 110 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to term limits for elected officers of political subdivisions.

SB 111 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic enforcement systems.

SB 112 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 113 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of and local regulation of certain for-hire passenger transportation.

SB 114 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Transportation expenditures for toll facility acquisition and construction.

SB 115 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.

SB 116 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Racing Commission.

SB 117 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Workforce Commission.

SB 118 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

SB 119 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Lottery Commission.

SB 120 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Medical Board.

SB 121 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Nursing.

SB 122 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Optometry Board.

SB 123 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Dental Examiners.

SB 124 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

SB 125 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

SB 126 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

SB 127 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.

SB 171 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

SB 258 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 259 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Neave
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to jury summons questionnaires.

SB 260 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees.

SB 280 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass.

SB 409 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.

SB 458 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the offense of carrying a handgun while intoxicated.

SB 459 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.

SB 603 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.

SB 604 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the determination of wealth per student for school districts with cost-effective spending and measurable student academic progress.

SB 605 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to procedures for the review and selection of certain instructional materials by public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 606 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of a school district of innovation to administer alternative assessment instruments to district students.

SB 607 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to transportation of students entitled to a public education grant.

SB 608 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school class size limits in certain grades.

SB 609 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to elimination of the use of continuing contracts by school districts in employing teachers and other professionals.

SB 610 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 18 2017 10:11AM
Caption: Relating to a study on expanding the state virtual school network.

SB 635 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions.

SB 636 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.

SB 637 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to audits of a regional mobility authority by the state auditor.

SB 638 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restrictions on legislative lobbying by a regional mobility authority or an employee of a regional mobility authority.

SB 639 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.

SB 661 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.

SB 662 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 663 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

SB 664 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.

SB 701 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the election date for the authorization of the issuance of bonds.

SB 702 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a minimum voter turnout requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision.

SB 703 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting movable early voting polling places.

SB 764 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 765 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to providing the financial cost incurred by the Texas Education Agency as a result of providing educational services to persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 766 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by the health and human services system as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 767 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

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 844 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the active supervision of occupational licensing authorities by the attorney general.

SB 845 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an occupational licensing database.

SB 846 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers.

SB 847 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.

SB 848 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Romero, Jr. | Frullo
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education.

SB 849 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for physicians associated with certain sports teams.

SB 850 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.

SB 985 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the County Court at Law No. 3 of Dallas County, County Court at Law No. 4 of Dallas County, and County Court at Law No. 5 of Dallas County and the transfer of cases to the County Court at Law No. 1 of Dallas County and County Court at Law No. 2 of Dallas County.

SB 1055 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to assistance provided to employees of state agencies abolished under the Texas Sunset Act.

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 1280 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the minimum amount of student instruction required to be provided by school districts.

SB 1281 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to an exemption from motor carrier registration for certain vehicles transporting household goods.

SB 1282 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of automated traffic control systems.

SB 1287 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to compliance with prohibitions regarding the use of common core state standards in public schools.

SB 1408 Author: Huffines
Sponsor: Bohac
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.

SB 1588 Author: Huffines | Perry | Uresti | Whitmire
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.

SB 1711 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property.

SB 1712 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain charges and programs associated with the universal service fund.

SB 2168 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 16 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of records produced in the course of an investigation related to educator misconduct.

SB 2169 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to treating ale and malt liquor in the same manner as beer for purposes of alcoholic beverage regulation.

SB 2170 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 26 2017 6:25PM
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

SB 2171 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the number of emissions inspections performed by certain vehicle inspection stations.

SB 2178 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.

SCR 8 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Designating the cannon as the official state gun of Texas.

SJR 10 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature.

SJR 11 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.

SJR 12 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state.

SJR 13 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision.

SJR 30 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.

SJR 33 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation.

SJR 35 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.

SJR 40 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
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 an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress.

SJR 53 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund.

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

SR 400 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 9, 2017, as Coppell Day.

SR 588 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 04/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Dallas County Council of Republican Women to the Capitol.

SR 703 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tony Romo for his many achievements.

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 768 Author: Huffines
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patrick and Fay Cosgrove on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
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 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 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 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 750 Author: Birdwell | Huffines | Rodríguez
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits.

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 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 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 193 Author: Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Orange and Maroon Legislative 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 566 Author: Lucio | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Huffines | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops to the Capitol.

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.

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