Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Craig Estes
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 78

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (60):
SB 26 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Landgraf | Pickett | Dale | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.

SB 178 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

SB 573 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the disposition of proceeds from the sale of freshwater fishing stamps issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 580 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.

SB 618 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain property owners who allow handguns to be carried on certain property.

SB 619 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to county and municipal cooperation with state and federal immigration law enforcement and efforts to enhance international border security.

SB 634 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for certain skills development fund workforce training program providers.

SB 775 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: May 4 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

SB 822 Author: Estes | Miles | West
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department.

SB 832 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

SB 983 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.

SB 1026 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the method for determining whether a property owner has created the number of new qualifying jobs required for eligibility for a limitation on the appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1027 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to waive the new jobs creation requirement for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on the appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1028 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a periodic review of local government programs that award economic development incentives to business entities.

SB 1045 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Kacal
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of public notice requirements for certain air quality permit applications.

SB 1046 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.

SB 1054 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for certain offenses committed by a person who is unlawfully present in the United States; changing eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision.

SB 1171 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System.

SB 1393 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the services that require a structural pest control license; changing the applicability of an occupational license.

SB 1421 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Energy Resources: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1422 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

SB 1432 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of sport lagoons and granting rulemaking authority.

SB 1446 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.

SB 1447 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range.

SB 1448 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restricting employers from prohibiting certain employees from carrying, transporting, storing, or using handguns or ammunition.

SB 1514 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations.

SB 1530 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons and business activities subject to regulation by certain finance agencies.

SB 1541 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Lambert | King, Phil
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings.

SB 1603 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to state agency investigations.

SB 1627 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to consulting agreements, limitation on appraised value, and supplemental payments under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1628 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the replacement of contested case hearings for certain environmental permits with a petition for administrative review.

SB 1629 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to systems of prior authorization for the control, management, and disposal of certain nonhazardous, industrial solid wastes for which there are minimum federal requirements.

SB 1720 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the identification of breeder deer by use of microchip implants.

SB 1835 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state; creating an offense.

SB 2058 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the savings and mortgage lending commissioner.

SB 2246 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of the Weatherford Junior College District.

SCR 26 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to review federal regulations on the oil and gas industry.

SCR 35 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

SJR 20 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

SJR 38 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/16/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.

SJR 51 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production.

SR 31 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Anita Palmer Hackley.

SR 32 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nick Schreiber for being named the Texas Big Brother of the Year.

SR 83 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/31/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Palo Pinto County Day.

SR 163 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 16, 2017, as East Parker County Day.

SR 164 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association to the Capitol.

SR 274 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Liquefied Natural Gas Day.

SR 405 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Theodore Roosevelt IV for his commitment to conservation.

SR 411 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Donald Blair Lang Jr.

SR 412 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating March 16, 2017, as Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.

SR 426 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Tarleton State University Day.

SR 440 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Stephenville Day.

SR 468 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 22, 2017, as Texas Energy Day.

SR 711 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/02/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harrison Brown.

SR 718 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 8 through 13, 2017, as Economic Development Week in Sherman, Texas.

SR 759 Author: Estes | Watson
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harrison Brown.

SR 765 Author: Estes | Nelson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frenchy and Teri Rheault for their contributions to the Denton community.

SR 781 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Woman's University gymnastics team on winning the 2017 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships.

SR 857 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Aledo High School football team for winning a state championship.

SR 943 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 2445.

Additional Primary Authors (18):
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 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 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 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 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 667 Author: Zaffirini | Birdwell | Creighton | Estes | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to establishing a guardianship compliance program.

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 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 842 Author: Perry | Estes
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.

SB 928 Author: Rodríguez | Estes
Sponsor: Pickett | Landgraf | Moody | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.

SB 1105 Author: Hinojosa | Estes
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the used oil recycling account, deposits of used oil recycling fees, and use of the water resource management account.

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 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 2209 Author: Hancock | Estes
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

SR 306 Author: Nelson | Estes
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating February 28 and March 1, 2017, as Denton County Days.

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 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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