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

Number of Bills: 120

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (101):
SB 324 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3 to enter into certain agreements relating to the ad valorem taxation of certain property located in the district.

SB 394 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector; providing a civil penalty.

SB 630 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to documentation regarding an arrest of a person without a warrant.

SB 631 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to venue for the disposition of stolen property.

SB 632 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain state procurement advisory and approval procedures.

SB 633 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the release on personal bond of a person arrested for an out-of-county offense under certain circumstances.

SB 694 Author: Buckingham | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.

SB 697 Author: Buckingham | Campbell | Estes | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Insurance: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

SB 729 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 4 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 894 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr. | Raymond | Guerra | Guillen
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to auditing and verification of information under certain health and human services programs, including the collection of certain payments following an investigation.

SB 922 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telehealth services.

SB 986 Author: Buckingham | Perry
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a grant program to support the enforcement of immigration law by a municipality or county.

SB 987 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the authority of an appraisal review board to direct changes in the appraisal roll and related appraisal records if a residence homestead is sold for less than the appraised value.

SB 1040 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for accelerated refills of certain prescription eye drops.

SB 1041 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

SB 1074 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

SB 1075 Author: Buckingham | Campbell
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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 1149 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the placement on a ballot of a proposition to amend the state constitution.

SB 1150 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the content of local and state propositions on the ballot.

SB 1151 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: May 18 2017 10:11AM
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

SB 1192 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.

SB 1217 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of beer and ale by certain manufacturers for off-premises consumption.

SB 1248 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.

SB 1293 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on requiring a gift or grant to be made to a district or county attorney or a commissioners court as a condition of a defendant's pretrial intervention agreement.

SB 1294 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to election of professional staff representatives to certain school district planning and decision-making committees.

SB 1375 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to health benefit plan enrollees.

SB 1376 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to a joint interim study regarding the state's response to modifications to federal health care laws.

SB 1377 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/16/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and coerced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

SB 1424 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 20 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to criminal procedure, including grand jury proceedings and the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.

SB 1457 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment.

SB 1458 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a prior authorization requirement for certain prescription eye drops and related medications.

SB 1464 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of possession or promotion of obscene visual material depicting a child.

SB 1630 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to cemeteries.

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.

SB 1766 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the content and placement of certain ballot propositions.

SB 1767 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to hearings and protests before appraisal review boards involving ad valorem tax determinations.

SB 1768 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to waiving fees for an original commercial driver's license for veterans.

SB 1813 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Turner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the adoption of common admission application forms for institutions of higher education.

SB 1831 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations.

SB 1832 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to creating a temporary charitable festival permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages by certain charitable organizations; providing a penalty.

SB 1833 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the labeling of wine as originating from this state.

SB 1834 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Cosper
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

SB 1915 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain outdoor burning violations.

SB 1916 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to savings and loan associations, savings banks, residential mortgage loan originators and servicers, and other persons or entities under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending and the savings and mortgage lending commissioner; creating an offense.

SB 1917 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations.

SB 1918 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the issuance and enforcement of a subpoena during the course of an investigation of a residential mortgage loan servicer.

SB 1919 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the bond and other coverages required to be maintained by or for the benefit of a savings bank.

SB 2030 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the performance and appeal of utilization review by and under the direction of physicians.

SB 2031 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of a student loan repayment benefit in a cafeteria plan administered for state employees.

SB 2068 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the plugging or capping of abandoned, deteriorated, open, or uncovered water wells in the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District.

SB 2069 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.

SB 2070 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities.

SB 2193 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain aggregate production operations by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.

SB 2194 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to physician assistant services performed as volunteer care.

SB 2195 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a health care entity making available to patients and prospective patients charges for certain health care services, goods, or procedures; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 2196 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: May 20 2017 10:56AM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for annexation by a municipality of certain municipal utility districts.

SB 2243 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties and election of the board of directors of the West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3.

SB 2280 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Wilson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name of the Burnet County Municipal Utility District No. 1.

SCR 1 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Workman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SCR 13 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas call on all sheriffs' offices in the state to comply with requests included in an immigration detainer issued by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

SR 35 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders football team for winning a national championship.

SR 377 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of J. Fred Perry.

SR 378 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of Stanley Keith Guffey.

SR 379 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerod Daniel and Cory Davis for receiving the Medal of Valor.

SR 380 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rosa Lea Meek Dickerson.

SR 381 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Cleo Weldon Bay Sr.

SR 382 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Howard Payne University Moot Court team for its performance in a national championship.

SR 383 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Thor on the occasion of his retirement as a K-9 member of the Abilene Police Department.

SR 384 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Julia "Judy" Jones Matthews.

SR 444 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Larry Gene Pullin for his work on behalf of veterans.

SR 446 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2017 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

SR 518 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Michael Walker.

SR 519 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joe H. Robbins.

SR 520 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ivan Wayne "Doc" Schmedemann.

SR 541 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Lake Travis High School football team for winning a state championship.

SR 565 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Richland Springs High School six-man football team for winning a state championship.

SR 570 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Fay Meyer Dudney.

SR 580 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School boys basketball team for winning a state championship.

SR 595 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David Glynn Reynolds for his 50 years of ministerial service.

SR 603 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jonathan J. Golden, Jordan B. Pierson, Ryan D. Hammond, and Quinn L. Johnson-Harris.

SR 615 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charles Duncan for his heroism.

SR 616 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Hazel Ruth Preston Bassett.

SR 628 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dian Graves Owen Stai for being inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

SR 629 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the election of Ophelia "Birdie" Crosby Harwood as mayor of Marble Falls.

SR 639 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John MacDonald, Matthew Harper, Chris Shelley, Brian Hammes, and Clark Channell of the Killeen Fire Department.

SR 680 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cheryl Jones for receiving the 2017 June Bratcher Award.

SR 681 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 30, 2017, as Living Kidney Donors Day.

SR 692 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Norm Archibald for his service to the City of Abilene.

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 862 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Rachel Garner for her victory at the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships.

SR 863 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Paula Hardy on the publication of her memoir.

SR 878 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Adyson Aus for winning the 2017 Most Unique Lemonade Award.

SR 879 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Pauline Moore on the occasion of her 105th birthday.

SR 880 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Marshall Crouch for his service to the Texas 4-H Conference Center.

SR 891 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Neice Bell and Ceslie Armstrong for launching a magazine.

SR 906 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dustin Lauw for his craftsmanship.

SR 907 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Roland Williams for his contributions to his community.

SR 908 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Peterson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for its service to the Kerrville community.

SR 944 Author: Buckingham | Creighton | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing A. R. "Babe" Schwartz for his contributions to the state.

SR 948 Author: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1148.

Additional Primary Authors (19):
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 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 510 Author: Zaffirini | Buckingham | Campbell | Watson
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

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 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 715 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

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 1066 Author: Schwertner | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson
Sponsor: Lozano
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of new medical degree programs offered by public institutions of higher education and to the employment status of certain residents participating in certain graduate medical education programs.

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 1362 Author: Campbell | Buckingham | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 3 2017 2:13PM
Caption: Relating to notification and informational materials regarding mutual consent voluntary adoption registries.

SB 1636 Author: Campbell | Buckingham
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims.

SB 1971 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 18 2017 10:11AM
Caption: Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the Texas Racing Commission horse industry escrow account.

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 318 Author: Perry | Buckingham | Campbell | Rodríguez | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Texas Tech University System 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 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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