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

Number of Bills: 45

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 9 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Nichols | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

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 17 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Huffines | Taylor, Van | Creighton | Burton | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 20 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hancock | Nichols | Bettencourt | Perry | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

SB 22 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Watson | Nichols | Creighton | Hinojosa | Menéndez | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio III | Howard | Giddings | Huberty
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

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 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 86 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.

SB 88 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Huffines | Bettencourt | Creighton | Whitmire | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 135 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Creighton
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the submission of a report by certain entities identifying spending reduction measures.

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 289 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 1 2017 6:26PM
Caption: Relating to the preparation of government growth impact statements for rules proposed by state agencies.

SB 293 Author: Hinojosa | Schwertner
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the proof required to impose payment holds in certain cases of alleged fraud by Medicaid providers.

SB 415 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hughes | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Creighton | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

SB 445 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Huffines | Creighton
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 522 Author: Birdwell | Perry
Coauthor: Hughes | Creighton | Huffines | Lucio
Sponsor: Flynn | Burkett
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

SB 598 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 655 Author: Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall
Coauthor: Huffines | Creighton
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain notice of the extent of a municipality or its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

SB 669 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Buckingham | Uresti | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas | Wray
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee.

SB 764 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 975 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Creighton | Schwertner
Sponsor: Schubert | Workman | Ashby | Cook
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

SB 977 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Ashby | Kacal
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

SB 979 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Creighton | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

SB 981 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.

SB 1018 Author: Hughes | Perry
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the licensing of family residential centers by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the detention of certain juveniles.

SB 1221 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a municipality that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.

SB 1304 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton | Garcia
Sponsor: White
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to confidentiality, sharing, sealing, and destruction of juvenile records.

SB 1430 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Creighton
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a requirement that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provide an expedited procedure for acting on certain applications for an amendment to a water right by certain applicants that use desalinated seawater.

SB 1602 Author: Campbell | Perry
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

SB 1847 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 4 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll and related appraisal records.

SB 1923 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nichols | Nelson | Watson | Uresti | Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: May 11 2017 10:15AM
Caption: Relating to infrastructure funding for state hospital facilities and other state facilities, including the creation of the state hospital fund.

SB 1943 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearms ammunition.

SB 2211 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/25/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a demonstration program for real-time processing of workers' compensation authorizations of payment for medical services and medical bills.

SB 2265 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Garcia | Lucio | Creighton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority and expanding the territory and powers of the authority; authorizing fees and the issuance of bonds.

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 32 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Garcia | Zaffirini | Creighton
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

SCR 35 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Creighton
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 43 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Seliger | Creighton | Huffines
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.

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