Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Robert Nichols
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 33

Sponsor (33):
HB 14 Author: Murr | Davis, Sarah | Springer | Oliverson
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.

HB 104 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notification provided to certain victims of criminal offenses.

HB 455 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board.

HB 777 Author: Ashby | Bernal | Murphy | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 1247 Author: Pickett
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to notice provided to vehicle owners and lienholders by operators of vehicle storage facilities.

HB 1545 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of certain high school courses to satisfy part of the training required to obtain a peace officer license.

HB 1569 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disclosure to public schools of certain records of students placed in residential facilities.

HB 1661 Author: Phelan | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a withdrawal of a candidate.

HB 1699 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the participation by qualified persons in the Department of Public Safety's driver record monitoring pilot program.

HB 1920 Author: Flynn
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Palo Duro River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 1921 Author: Flynn
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the functions and territory of the Upper Colorado River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 1954 Author: Murr
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain accounts established at financial institutions, including disclosures related to those accounts.

HB 1956 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain off-highway vehicles.

HB 2040 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of certain counties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 2067 Author: Oliveira
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the registration of a related finance company for purposes of the motor vehicle sales and use tax; repealing the authorization for a fee.

HB 2174 Author: Darby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices; authorizing fees.

HB 2180 Author: Flynn | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Sulphur River Basin Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 2386 Author: Bailes | Paddie
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to volunteer firefighter supervision of outdoor burning of waste consisting of plant growth.

HB 2567 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to forest pest control.

HB 2771 Author: Phelan | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the fee collected for an on-site wastewater treatment permit application.

HB 2788 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appointment of emergency services commissioners in certain districts located in more than one county.

HB 2832 Author: Oliveira | Flynn | Price | Romero, Jr. | Collier
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.

HB 2995 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 3050 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to driver's and learner licenses and the issuance of certain driver's licenses and identification certificates; authorizing a fee.

HB 3087 Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definitions of highway maintenance and service vehicles for purposes of certain provisions governing vehicle equipment.

HB 3107 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the production of public information under the public information law.

HB 3254 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the regulation of a motor carrier and the enforcement of motor carrier regulations; authorizing the imposition of a fee; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4334 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain municipal utility districts; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4341 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HCR 27 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Spurger as the Knife Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

HCR 40 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 03/16/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 53 Author: Gooden
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds.

HCR 124 Author: Pickett
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/10/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first license plate issued by the State of Texas.

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