Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. John Carona
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/17/2017

Number of Bills: 105

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (89):
SB 20 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to certain elevated projects of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 210 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to security fees in certain civil and criminal cases.

SB 219 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/09/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notaries public.

SB 220 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Grusendorf
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of records by a notary public.

SB 237 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/05/2005 S Motion withdrawn
Caption: Relating to requirements applicable to purchase agreements for certain funeral, cemetery, and crematory services.

SB 255 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the removal of data from data processing equipment disposed of or transferred by state agencies.

SB 292 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/14/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fee for reinstatement or issuance of a driver's license following a license suspension or denial for failure to pass a test for intoxication.

SB 335 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the recording of electronic documents.

SB 336 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/07/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the referral of criminal cases to certain magistrates.

SB 337 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/19/2005 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services; providing a civil penalty.

SB 338 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Keffer, Jim
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the amount of the use tax imposed on certain motor vehicles brought into this state by a new resident.

SB 339 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/07/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of interior designers; providing penalties.

SB 360 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation by certain counties of the property of organizations engaged primarily in performing charitable functions.

SB 361 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Olivo
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of information relating to the programs and services available for persons with mental retardation seeking residential services.

SB 362 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/19/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain condominium owners' right to redeem real property following certain foreclosure sales.

SB 385 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories.

SB 414 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/12/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 420 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/04/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

SB 423 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Delisi
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a limited license to practice medicine to certain applicants.

SB 424 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Branch
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deadline for passing the examination for a license to practice medicine in this state.

SB 445 Author: Carona
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to indemnification provisions in construction contracts.

SB 446 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the reduction in value or expiration of a stored value card.

SB 560 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/03/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to discovery in a criminal case.

SB 561 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial.

SB 593 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the governor's study of emerging technology and economic development.

SB 685 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.

SB 686 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/18/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 687 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/14/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of title insurance to insure certain interests in personal property.

SB 688 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

SB 709 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount of a late charge or reinstatement fee under a rental-purchase agreement.

SB 710 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to establishing a state goal for electric generation capacity using certain emerging generation technologies.

SB 711 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/20/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to metering services provided to certain electricity customers.

SB 712 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Cook, Robby
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the legislature's goal for energy efficiency and related energy efficiency programs.

SB 747 Author: Carona | Lindsay | Wentworth | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Luna
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to establishing a demonstration project for women's health care services.

SB 868 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/28/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation and regulation of certain consolidated insurance programs.

SB 892 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/19/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of property owners' associations; providing a civil penalty.

SB 893 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/27/2005 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of indecency with a child and sexual assault.

SB 894 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/29/2005 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to certain procedures for filing documents and service of process.

SB 895 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the processing of certain election ballots voted early.

SB 896 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of and the appointment of certain election officers.

SB 898 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hill
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to tax liability for property omitted from an appraisal roll.

SB 899 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/10/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to funding for crime control and prevention districts; imposing a tax and providing a penalty.

SB 968 Author: Carona | Deuell | Estes | Shapiro | West, Royce
Last Action: 03/14/2005 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to allowing the Texas Department of Transportation to make grants to a county or municipality for recreational trails.

SB 987 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain depository institutions and mortgage brokers to receive compensation for preparing legal documents in connection with residential mortgages.

SB 988 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to education courses required for a mortgage broker or loan officer license.

SB 989 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/14/2005 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of clinical nutritionists and nutrition consultants; providing penalties.

SB 1005 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Keel
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the suspension of sentence and the deferral of final disposition for a defendant younger than 25 in certain misdemeanor traffic cases.

SB 1140 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to requiring a record vote by each house or committee of the legislature on bills, proposed constitutional amendments, amendments to bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and certain other actions and to public notice of the record vote.

SB 1141 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain mortgage brokers and loan officers.

SB 1142 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hamric
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of a film industry incentive program.

SB 1143 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Madden
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a loan secured by personal property with limited recourse against the borrower.

SB 1243 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/25/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of a preference in certain state construction contracts for contractors that provide health benefits to employees.

SB 1244 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the venue for a suit filed by an insurance company under the insurer's right of subrogation or a similar right.

SB 1245 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbers and related occupations, barbershops and specialty shops, and barber schools; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1344 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to investment in research and development by utilities of the state of Texas.

SB 1396 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of vehicles.

SB 1584 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain rehabilitation services for injured employees in the workers' compensation system.

SB 1585 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/19/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of nonstandard rates for personal lines automobile insurance.

SB 1586 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/18/2005 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to community-based assisted living services for certain elderly residents.

SB 1587 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to certain foreclosure notice requirements.

SB 1588 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to limited regulation for new or emerging technologies provided by certain telecommunications providers.

SB 1589 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Swinford
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to fraudulent documents offered to the county clerk or the secretary of state for filing.

SB 1590 Author: Carona
Sponsor: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to use of electronically readable information from a driver's license or personal identification certificate by certain entities.

SB 1591 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Seaman
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to accountant practice requirements for certain audits of insurer financial reports.

SB 1592 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Seaman
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to special deposits required of certain insurers.

SB 1593 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Bailey
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to uniform law on documents of title.

SB 1631 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain lot owners' right to redemption following certain foreclosure sales.

SB 1658 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/16/2005 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to enabling the use of biofuels in Texas.

SB 1659 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/09/2005 H Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to municipal authority over certain property that is subject to an agreement.

SB 1660 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hilderbran
Last Action: 05/23/2005 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the assumption of road district powers and duties by certain municipal utility districts; authorizing bonds.

SB 1739 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/02/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 2 2005 9:15PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an employee welfare benefit plan by certain private educational institutions.

SJR 6 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/28/2005 S Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions.

SJR 7 Author: Carona
Sponsor: Hochberg
Last Action: 05/11/2005 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing line-of-credit advances under a reverse mortgage.

SR 84 Author: Carona | Averitt
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lyle L Gordon of Midlothian.

SR 125 Author: Carona | Deuell | West, Royce
Last Action: 02/10/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Rodger A. Pool of Garland for his contributions to Eastfield College and the Dallas County Community College District.

SR 259 Author: Carona | Shapiro
Last Action: 02/28/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Rade Milovanovic and The University of Texas at Dallas chess team for winning the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.

SR 260 Author: Carona | Shapiro
Last Action: 02/28/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the government honors program of The University of Texas at Dallas to the State Capitol on March 3, 2005.

SR 261 Author: Carona | Shapiro
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2005, as Richardson's Telecom Corridor Legislative Day.

SR 341 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/08/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tom Price of Dallas on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

SR 411 Author: Carona | Shapiro
Last Action: 03/17/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the McDermott Scholars Program for its commitment to education and community service.

SR 507 Author: Carona
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Rose and Joe Barraco for their contributions to the restaurant business in the Dallas community.

SR 548 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Stephen K. Mittelstet for 25 years of service as President of Richland College.

SR 555 Author: Carona | Brimer | Eltife | Harris | Staples | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2005, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State Capitol.

SR 645 Author: Carona
Last Action: 04/19/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the concert band of L. V. Berkner High School in Richardson for receiving the 2004 Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

SR 660 Author: Carona | Deuell
Last Action: 04/21/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James Terry on the occasion of his retirement as Superintendent of the Mesquite Independent School District.

SR 891 Author: Carona | Deuell | Harris | Shapiro | West, Royce
Last Action: 05/16/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating William T. Solomon of Dallas for receiving the Linz Award.

SR 922 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/17/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Michael Bracken for his election as board chair of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.

SR 951 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/20/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Van Taylor of Dallas for his commitment to his community.

SR 997 Author: Carona
Last Action: 05/25/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Norman Brinker of Dallas on his success in the restaurant business.

Additional Primary Authors (16):
SB 320 Author: Wentworth | Armbrister | Brimer | Carona | Duncan | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to admission to certain public institutions of higher education.

SB 722 Author: Lucio | Armbrister | Barrientos | Brimer | Carona | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2005 S Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the TexasNextStep grant program to pay tuition and required fees and textbook costs of certain students enrolled in two-year public institutions of higher education in this state.

SB 730 Author: West, Royce | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Carona | et al.
Sponsor: Goolsby | Jones, Jesse | Harper-Brown | Giddings | Rose
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a law school in the City of Dallas by the University of North Texas System.

SB 802 Author: Barrientos | Armbrister | Averitt | Carona | Deuell | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 11 2005 3:27PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 130 in Williamson and Travis Counties as the Willie Nelson Turnpike.

SB 831 Author: Shapiro | Armbrister | Brimer | Carona | Deuell | et al.
Sponsor: Morrison
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of programs and funding for emerging technology industries.

SB 1404 Author: Wentworth | Armbrister | Carona | Ellis | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Referred to Redistricting
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission.

SB 1874 Author: Whitmire | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Brimer | et al.
Sponsor: Pena
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority.

SCR 23 Author: Williams | Armbrister | Averitt | Brimer | Carona | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Memorializing congress to permanently repeal the federal death tax in 2005.

SCR 24 Author: West, Royce | Armbrister | Barrientos | Brimer | Carona | et al.
Last Action: 04/14/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Memorializing Congress to support federal efforts to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and to support legislation requiring a new formula for distributing federal campus-based funds among institutions.

SCR 27 Author: West, Royce | Armbrister | Carona | Duncan | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Branch
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to eliminate current caps on funded Medicare resident training slots and related limits on costs per resident used to determine Medicare graduate medical education reimbursement payments.

SR 79 Author: Harris | Armbrister | Averitt | Brimer | Carona | et al.
Last Action: 02/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Texas High School Rodeo Association and recognizing February 7, 2005, as THSRA Day at the State Capitol.

SR 238 Author: Shapiro | Carona
Last Action: 03/01/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28 through March 2, 2005, as Texas Technology Week at the Capitol.

SR 292 Author: Deuell | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Brimer | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2005, as Bob Wills Day at the Capitol.

SR 472 Author: Hinojosa | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Brimer | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division home from their deployment in Iraq.

SR 563 Author: Lucio | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Brimer | et al.
Last Action: 04/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of His Holiness Pope John Paul II.

SR 713 Author: Van de Putte | Armbrister | Averitt | Barrientos | Brimer | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 30 through May 7, 2005, as the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam era.

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