Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Bryan Hughes
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 43

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 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 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 25 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hughes | Lucio
Sponsor: Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

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 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 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 276 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hughes
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.

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 323 Author: Nelson | Buckingham | Burton | Campbell | Garcia | et al.
Coauthor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Hughes | Schwertner
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the offense of female genital mutilation.

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 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 451 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hughes
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Relating to regulation of short-term rentals and short-term rental marketplaces by municipalities and counties.

SB 463 Author: Seliger | Nichols
Coauthor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Uresti | Rodríguez | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Lozano
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

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 586 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hughes | Lucio | Nichols | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

SB 678 Author: Nichols | Perry | Rodríguez
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hughes | Birdwell
Last Action: 02/15/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

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 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 907 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Perry | Kolkhorst | Hughes | Seliger
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Human Services: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

SB 911 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hughes
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the form of a marriage license and an application for a marriage license.

SB 1081 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Hughes
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.

SB 1130 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Hughes
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a reinvestment allowance for certain long-term care facilities.

SB 1196 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hughes | Garcia | Menéndez
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address.

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 1427 Author: Hancock | Campbell
Coauthor: Hughes
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.

SB 1454 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Uresti | Rodríguez | Hughes | Seliger | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

SB 2001 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Hughes
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct that constitutes the practice of psychology.

SB 2016 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hughes
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to parental administrations for certain adults with intellectual disabilities and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

SB 2054 Author: West
Coauthor: Hughes | Nelson
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

SB 2118 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Watson | Garcia | Hughes
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Howard | Laubenberg | Phillips | Giddings
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

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 30 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Nelson | Hughes
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.

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