Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Bob Hall
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 56

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 3 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Hancock | Campbell | Schwertner | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program and a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

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 10 Author: Hancock | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Lucio | et al.
Coauthor: Burton | Perry | Estes | Campbell | Nelson | 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 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 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 18 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Nelson | Nichols | Bettencourt | Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public institutions of higher education setting aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.

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 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 27 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Lucio | Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Zaffirini | et al.
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans and to the authority to establish a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

SB 38 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain procedural matters in courts exercising probate jurisdiction.

SB 40 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Murr
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the bond required and the bond insurance obtained for certain judges.

SB 132 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hall | Huffines | Bettencourt | Lucio
Sponsor: Parker | Metcalf
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the savings incentive program for state agencies.

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 210 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the required repeal or amendment of two state agency rules before adoption of a new state agency rule that increases costs to regulated persons.

SB 250 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 258 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Hughes
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

SB 260 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees.

SB 312 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Schwertner | Watson | Garcia | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

SB 349 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hall | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

SB 399 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Hughes
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to nontolled lanes on a highway that has been converted from a nontolled highway to a toll project.

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 448 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hall | Garcia
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 13 2017 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for canceling a deferral or abatement of collection of ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an elderly person.

SB 454 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to certain protective orders in a suit for dissolution of marriage or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship, including a proceeding to adjudicate parentage.

SB 488 Author: Bettencourt | Lucio
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Burton | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

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 504 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Nelson | Zaffirini | Bettencourt | Hall
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

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 578 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Hall | West | Zaffirini | Menéndez
Sponsor: Gutierrez | Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation by the Health and Human Services Commission of a veteran suicide prevention action plan.

SB 588 Author: Lucio | Campbell
Coauthor: Hall | Garcia
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.

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 943 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 1001 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to vehicle safety inspections, including vehicles exempt from those inspections.

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 1152 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Rodríguez | Buckingham | Hall | Huffines | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of pursuing enlistment in a branch of the armed services of the United States or the Texas National Guard.

SB 1173 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 20 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to evaluation of public school performance.

SB 1248 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of manufactured home communities.

SB 1287 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell
Last Action: 03/13/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to compliance with prohibitions regarding the use of common core state standards in public schools.

SB 1437 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hall | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to payment for the use of a highway toll project.

SB 1731 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the repeal of laws governing certain state entities, including the functions of those entities, and to certain duties, responsibilities, and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the abolishment of certain of those entities.

SB 1733 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Schwertner | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to recognition of certain identification documents by governmental officials.

SB 1736 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person.

SB 1812 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall | Burton
Last Action: 05/15/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: May 15 2017 2:18PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an appraisal district to use public money for lobbying activity.

SB 1942 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

SB 2012 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the study of an economic impact zone by the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 2145 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system.

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.

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