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

Number of Bills: 58

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 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 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 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 87 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Garcia | Huffines
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Transportation: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

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 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 136 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

SB 238 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

SB 271 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Huffines | Menéndez | Miles | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

SB 325 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Miles | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

SB 326 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Garcia | Rodríguez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Apr 18 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

SB 327 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Rodríguez | Menéndez | Garcia
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person who is the subject of an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

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 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 457 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Huffines | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 12 2017 12:15AM
Caption: Relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school and to the guaranteed level of state and local funds provided to school districts through the existing debt allotment.

SB 460 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Huffines
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.

SB 467 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement for ballot propositions.

SB 480 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of an electronic recovery and access to data prepaid card reader to seize forfeitable property.

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 494 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Huffines | Watson | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to an offense report prepared in the investigation of certain criminal cases.

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 566 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for a person conducting an adoption evaluation.

SB 612 Author: Birdwell | Whitmire
Coauthor: Huffines
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 640 Author: Taylor, Van
Coauthor: Huffines | Campbell | Lucio
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Referred to Public Education: May 8 2017 7:48PM
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

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 674 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Perry | Lucio | Huffines
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Coleman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to licensing for certain health professions, including an expedited process for certain physicians specializing in psychiatry; authorizing a fee.

SB 680 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

SB 715 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Coauthor: Huffines | Burton
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

SB 727 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to excluding certain students from the computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

SB 829 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.

SB 892 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hughes | Huffines | Campbell
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

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 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 1148 Author: Buckingham | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Hinojosa | et al.
Coauthor: Huffines
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Darby
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state.

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 1153 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Rodríguez | West | Huffines | Uresti | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to parental rights and information regarding certain intervention strategies used with public school students.

SB 1163 Author: Garcia
Coauthor: Burton | Menéndez | Huffines
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

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.

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.

SCR 13 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Huffines
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas call on all sheriffs' offices in the state to comply with requests included in an immigration detainer issued by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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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