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

Number of Bills: 29

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 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 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 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 151 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voter approval of obligations for certain municipal liabilities to a public pension fund.

SB 277 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Estes | Lucio | Hinojosa | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Frank
Last Action: 06/08/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

SB 407 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

SB 408 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Burton | Nelson | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.

SB 419 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Nichols | Hughes | Zaffirini | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

SB 619 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to county and municipal cooperation with state and federal immigration law enforcement and efforts to enhance international border security.

SB 801 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Campbell | Hughes | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

SB 1107 Author: Schwertner | Perry
Coauthor: Watson | Uresti | Nelson | Taylor, Van | Huffines | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Coleman | Springer
Last Action: 05/27/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

SB 1143 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on converting high occupancy vehicle highway lanes to tolled lanes.

SB 1398 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: West | Taylor, Van | Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.

SB 1609 Author: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Lucio | Huffines | Garcia | Campbell
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

SB 1739 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Uresti | Buckingham | Garcia
Sponsor: Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the suspension, termination, and reinstatement of certain services provided to military service members who are serving on active duty.

SB 1831 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Burton
Sponsor: Capriglione
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an annual report on state programs not funded by appropriations.

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 2122 Author: West
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the coordination of the transfer of course credit between public institutions of higher education.

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.

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