Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Larry Taylor
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 37

SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Estes | Buckingham | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system.

SB 4 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Schwertner | Birdwell | Campbell | Hancock | et al.
Sponsor: Geren | Workman
Last Action: 05/07/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 6 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Hall | Campbell | Hughes | Birdwell | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to regulations and policies for entering or using a bathroom or changing facility; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 7 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | Menéndez | Seliger | et al.
Sponsor: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett | Cook | Laubenberg | Raney | Bailes
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Larry | Burton | Bettencourt | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.

SB 12 Author: West
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Perry | Rodríguez | Miles | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Burkett | Fallon
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests and body armor.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Estes | Rodríguez | Garcia | Taylor, Larry | et al.
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 16 Author: Nichols | Huffman
Coauthor: Birdwell | Perry | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Burton | et al.
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.
Coauthor: Buckingham | Nichols | Hall | Estes | Taylor, Larry
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 24 Author: Huffman | Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Nichols | Campbell | Perry | et al.
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 28 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Deshotel | Cain | Perez | Paul
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the financing of ports in the state.

SB 29 Author: Creighton | Campbell | Hall | Huffines
Coauthor: Buckingham | Taylor, Van | Taylor, Larry | Lucio | Birdwell | et al.
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 83 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Creighton | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to protection of energy critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, physical, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 113 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry
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 134 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

SB 176 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Campbell | Perry | Buckingham | Hughes | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/14/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

SB 179 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Garcia | Watson | Lucio | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 361 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 22 2017 2:11PM
Caption: Relating to transportation network companies.

SB 500 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Sponsor: Geren | Davis, Sarah | Howard | King, Phil | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

SB 501 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracts, services, and compensation in personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates.

SB 502 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Watson | Nelson | Zaffirini | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the content of detailed reports filed by lobbyists and to monetary limits on expenditures by lobbyists.

SB 503 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Taylor, Larry | Bettencourt
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition on lobbying by certain elected officers.

SB 505 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Hall
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

SB 507 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Frullo | Collier
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing.

SB 693 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Nichols | Lucio | Perry | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

SB 734 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

SB 810 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: West | Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Howard
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the purchase and use of open educational resources.

SB 822 Author: Estes | Miles | West
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Hall | Schwertner | Lucio
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 928 Author: Rodríguez | Estes
Coauthor: Seliger | Schwertner | Watson | Birdwell | Taylor, Larry | et al.
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 949 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of attorney's fees awarded in a case assigned to a special three-judge district court.

SB 1151 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Hall | Burton | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry | Campbell | et al.
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 1289 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Hughes | Whitmire
Sponsor: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

SB 1406 Author: Creighton | Campbell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Nichols | Estes | Hancock | Taylor, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee | Fallon
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.

SCR 1 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Creighton | Perry | Hughes | Nichols | et al.
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 3 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hughes | Kolkhorst | Perry | Birdwell | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Larry | Rodríguez | Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Lucio
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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