Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. John Whitmire
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 65

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (48):
SB 273 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding police officers in the required curriculum for ninth grade public school students.

SB 291 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment for certain witnesses.

SB 581 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a change of name for a person with a final felony conviction or a person required to register as a sex offender.

SB 582 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.

SB 613 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to services provided by the Health and Human Services Commission to sexually violent offenders who are incompetent to attend sex offender treatment.

SB 884 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: May 17 2017 5:48PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to use county revenue or incur debt to improve or redevelop certain sports facilities.

SB 920 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to a residence or former residence to retrieve personal property, including access based on danger of family violence.

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 1181 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the University of Houston System and the component institutions of that system.

SB 1338 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to bail and to judicial education regarding bail practices.

SB 1399 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to confinement in a community corrections facility of a defendant participating in a pretrial intervention program.

SB 1439 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to air conditioning and refrigeration contracting and the education and certification of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians.

SB 1721 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

SB 1722 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a firefighter or a peace officer for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

SB 1849 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody | Hunter | White
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement.

SB 1856 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

SB 1857 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency.

SB 1974 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain alcoholic beverage auction and raffle permits.

SB 1975 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony Committee to recognize and honor peace officers who were killed in the line of duty.

SB 1976 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to benefit programs provided by retail electric providers and certificated telecommunications utilities for low-income customers.

SB 1977 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the independent ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to investigate and evaluate certain juvenile facilities.

SCR 7 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 01/24/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

SCR 10 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 01/31/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, and ending on Monday, January 30, 2017.

SCR 12 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kacal
Last Action: 02/07/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 6, 2017.

SCR 15 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Cyrier
Last Action: 02/15/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 13, 2017.

SCR 20 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 02/23/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

SCR 23 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 03/01/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and ending on Monday, February 27, 2017.

SCR 28 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Walle
Last Action: 03/09/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and ending on Monday, March 6, 2017.

SCR 50 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kacal
Last Action: 04/20/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

SJR 50 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/04/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.

SR 1 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

SR 9 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/18/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber on February 11 and 12, 2017.

SR 30 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/23/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jeff Bagwell on his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

SR 317 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2017 Profiles of Prominence honorees of the Houston Northwest Chapter of National Women of Achievement, Incorporated.

SR 342 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the National Black Law Students Association on the occasion of its 49th Annual Convention.

SR 404 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Margaret Merle Roberts.

SR 447 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/21/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Johnny Villarreal for his service as a firefighter.

SR 521 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ruby Jewel Bennett for her service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 522 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joseph Baker for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 523 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Raymond G. Glass II for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 524 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Terrence J. Reed for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 525 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sylvester Turner for his public service.

SR 526 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Johnnie Tatum for his service to the Acres Homes community.

SR 559 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/05/2017 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing Mark Clark for his advocacy on behalf of law enforcement agencies.

SR 560 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/03/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sylvester Turner for his contributions to Houston and the state.

SR 600 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Andrew M. Landry Sr. on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as pastor of Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

SR 684 Author: Whitmire | Garcia
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Johnny N. Mata on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

SR 957 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

Additional Primary Authors (17):
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 30 Author: West | Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.

SB 165 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.

SB 166 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

SB 612 Author: Birdwell | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 1 2017 6:26PM
Caption: Relating to complaints filed with and certain other filings submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 695 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to elective courses in ethnic studies for middle school and high school students.

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 997 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to peace officer enforcement of federal immigration law at places of worship, hospitals, public schools, and courthouses.

SB 1139 Author: Hinojosa | Garcia | Watson | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain fees on the sale of cigarettes and cigarette tobacco products manufactured by certain companies to the permanent health fund for higher education and to the use of money in that fund.

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.

SCR 38 Author: Hinojosa | Garcia | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Urging Congress to continue to support NAFTA.

SJR 16 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Whitmire
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

SR 146 Author: Birdwell | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Watson | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 02/07/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing this year's participants in the Bob Bullock Scholars Program of Baylor University.

SR 602 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Miles | Rodríguez | et al.
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 10, 2017, as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day.

SR 630 Author: Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | Miles | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2017 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the ninth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows 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.

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.

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