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

Number of Bills: 86

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (68):
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 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 227 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain substances listed in Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 274 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 292 Author: Huffman | Nelson | Schwertner
Sponsor: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of grant programs to reduce recidivism, arrest, and incarceration of individuals with mental illness.

SB 401 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the seizure of property by a peace officer.

SB 509 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the evaluation and reporting of investment practices and performance of certain public retirement systems.

SB 576 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing administrative penalties.

SB 763 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Texas Historical Commission.

SB 787 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations.

SB 788 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

SB 789 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas School Employees Uniform Group Health Coverage Act.

SB 869 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Farrar | Smithee
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.

SB 899 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of the person's status as a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel.

SB 900 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to penalties for certain family violence offenses and for assultive offenses against certain persons; imposing court costs.

SB 910 Author: Huffman | Uresti
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

SB 911 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license.

SB 912 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain powers of an associate judge under the Family Code.

SB 936 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of the public retirement systems of this state.

SB 1011 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants.

SB 1048 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state contributions for health benefit plan coverage under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

SB 1226 Author: Huffman | Nelson
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prostitution and trafficking of persons and to certain criminal and civil consequences of that conduct.

SB 1232 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to inappropriate conduct between a person and an animal; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1247 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the effective date of certain actions taken by the commissioner of education against school districts that exceed the equalized wealth level and to reattachment of property detached from a school district by the commissioner of education to achieve the equalized wealth level.

SB 1257 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

SB 1262 Author: Huffman | Campbell
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

SB 1264 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.

SB 1296 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Referred to Elections: May 11 2017 10:15AM
Caption: Relating to the review of ballot proposition language for certain political subdivision elections.

SB 1297 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.

SB 1298 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors.

SB 1299 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information.

SB 1320 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishing a protective order registry and the duties of courts in regard to the registry.

SB 1329 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; increasing a fee.

SB 1333 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the reporting of attempted child abductions.

SB 1463 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to settlement of claims and actions against a governmental unit.

SB 1569 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1570 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

SB 1571 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Frullo
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the release of a child taken into possession by a law enforcement officer.

SB 1663 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to contributions to, benefits from, late fees imposed by, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1664 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1665 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the investment authority of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1666 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Laubenberg | Israel
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1806 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Miller
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the use of multidisciplinary teams appointed by children's advocacy centers in certain child abuse investigations.

SB 1807 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the application of certain handgun license laws to certain federal and state attorneys and to the authority of those attorneys to carry certain weapons.

SB 1808 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of service as a peace officer and to an education campaign regarding the importance of peace officers in the community.

SB 1809 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties.

SB 2147 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of engaging in organized election fraud activity.

SB 2148 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

SB 2149 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Elections: May 20 2017 10:56AM
Caption: Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.

SB 2150 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Farrar
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

SB 2151 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates and officeholders and certain political committees.

SB 2152 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain unused franchise tax credits.

SB 2189 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.

SB 2190 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Flynn | Coleman | Murphy | Huberty | Walle
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

SB 2213 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to general government.

SB 2220 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost.

SCR 46 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.

SJR 43 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.

SR 37 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Texas Juvenile Justice Professional Day.

SR 141 Author: Huffman | Watson
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2017, as Mental Illness Awareness Day.

SR 301 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 02/28/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

SR 350 Author: Huffman | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Brazoria County Day.

SR 478 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association to the Capitol.

SR 509 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Greater Houston Pachyderm Club.

SR 539 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Texas Doctors' Day.

SR 613 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/12/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Stafford for its property tax abatement.

SR 656 Author: Huffman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for the Morse-Bragg Cemetery.

Additional Primary Authors (18):
SB 10 Author: Hancock | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

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 16 Author: Nichols | Huffman
Sponsor: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

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 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 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 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 1000 Author: Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

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.

SR 286 Author: Zaffirini | Huffman
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dimitri Peter Pappas.

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 563 Author: West | Huffman | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as Texas Women Judges' Day.

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 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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