Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Robert Duncan
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2017

Number of Bills: 90

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (74):
SB 121 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Gattis
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requestor's right of access to investment information of governmental bodies.

SB 294 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/09/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 9 2005 2:12PM
Caption: Relating to procedures relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens in a civil cause of action.

SB 306 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/08/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disqualification of certain persons for unemployment benefits.

SB 307 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 05/25/2005 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to a mental health court program.

SB 308 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Swinford
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to temporary successors to members of the legislature during a period of emergency caused by enemy attack.

SB 334 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Keffer, Bill
Last Action: 05/29/2005 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the remedy provided for failure to disclose certain information in certain residential construction transactions.

SB 344 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the notice, hearing, rulemaking, and permitting procedures for groundwater conservation districts.

SB 345 Author: Duncan | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/11/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held temporarily at a location in this state for assembling, storing, manufacturing, processing, or fabricating purposes.

SB 368 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hartnett | Luna | Pitts | King, Phil | Dutton
Last Action: 05/28/2005 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation of retirement benefits for state judges and for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 434 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Laney
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Lockney General Hospital District.

SB 550 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the compensation of security personnel of certain courts, including the payment of compensation for the bailiff of the 106th District Court.

SB 551 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 02/28/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from the requirement to be licensed to perform electrical work.

SB 552 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hartnett
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of magistrates in Nolan County.

SB 553 Author: Duncan | Ellis
Last Action: 02/28/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the appointment of certain judicial offices and a nonpartisan election for the retention or rejection of a person appointed to those offices.

SB 554 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Gattis
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the liability of an ERISA-regulated employee benefit plan under certain state law.

SB 679 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Keel
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial.

SB 680 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/12/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for post-conviction DNA testing.

SB 742 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Giddings
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to disqualification for eligibility for workers' compensation benefits of certain professional athletes.

SB 832 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/07/2005 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the compensation of state judges and to the computation of retirement benefits for members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 836 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/05/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies.

SB 880 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/10/2005 S Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to granting to the Upton County Water District the powers and duties of a groundwater conservation district.

SB 919 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Laney
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the grounds and procedures for removal of a member of the board of directors of the Lynn County Hospital District.

SB 921 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 27 between Lubbock and Amarillo as the Marshall Formby Memorial Highway.

SB 925 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Keel
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case.

SB 958 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/14/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty.

SB 986 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the election of directors of the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 1070 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the care of elementary and secondary school students with diabetes.

SB 1224 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Rose
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities.

SB 1390 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to residential construction in the State of Texas; providing administrative penalties.

SB 1428 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Swinford
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a statewide maintenance program for boll weevil and pink bollworm eradication.

SB 1547 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/17/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Department of Information Resources' management of state electronic services.

SB 1566 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to supervision of a primary election by the county executive committee.

SB 1578 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction and venue in condemnation proceedings.

SB 1635 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hilderbran
Last Action: 05/25/2005 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the Schleicher County Hospital District.

SB 1640 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/23/2005 S Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to size and weight limitations for certain vehicles transporting agricultural products and equipment.

SB 1666 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the creation of a diabetes in youth registry.

SB 1667 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Bonnen
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to responsibilities of certain state agencies concerning radioactive substances; imposing fees and surcharges; providing administrative and civil penalties.

SB 1689 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to third-party civil liability for certain persons entering into building or construction contracts.

SB 1690 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters.

SB 1691 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Eiland
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain retired school employees and the powers and duties of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; providing a penalty.

SB 1692 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to storage of wine by the holder of a winery permit.

SB 1693 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to collateral for deposits of public school funds.

SB 1694 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to financing authority for Texas Tech University System for improvements, construction, and acquisitions for academic buildings.

SB 1695 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the amount of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education and to the allocation of those funds to those agencies and institutions.

SB 1696 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Refer to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to a pilot project to provide additional capacity for higher education undergraduate education.

SB 1697 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/10/2005 H Referred to Insurance
Caption: Relating to the distinction between surplus lines insurance and unauthorized insurance.

SB 1738 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Last Action: 05/19/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to consumer access to health care information and consumer protection for services provided by or through hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and birthing centers; providing penalties.

SB 1751 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Jones, Delwin
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and board of directors of the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority; authorizing a bond or similar obligation.

SB 1754 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Chisum
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the Childress County Hospital District.

SB 1787 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hilderbran | Oliveira
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the designation and duties of the state historian.

SB 1788 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/28/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to facility based physicians or providers.

SB 1824 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Laney
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the expansion of the Salt Fork Water Quality District and the appointment of directors by the commissioners court of each county included within the boundaries of the district.

SCR 7 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/12/2005 H Referred to Judiciary
Caption: Urging the Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to adopt rules providing for the random assignment to courts of appeals of cases pending or on appeal from counties with overlapping appellate jurisdictions and adopt rules determining the court of appeals precedent applicable in such randomly assigned cases.

SCR 12 Author: Duncan
Sponsor: Hilderbran
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring The Crickets of Lubbock for their pioneering contributions to rock and roll.

SJR 16 Author: Duncan | Ellis
Last Action: 03/01/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for appointment to fill vacancies in certain judicial offices and for nonpartisan retention elections for those offices.

SR 22 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 01/25/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 25, 2005, as Lubbock Day at the State Capitol.

SR 135 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 02/14/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the annual Buffalo Springs Lake Buffalo Wing Cook-off.

SR 136 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2005, as Concho County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 201 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 02/22/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry D. Casstevens of Lubbock on the occasion of his retirement from the South Plains Association of Governments.

SR 257 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 02/28/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Altrusa International, Incorporated, of Lubbock, District Nine, for honoring its 60th Woman of the Year.

SR 258 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/01/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tyler Willis of Brownfield for being named the 2005 Miss Texas USA.

SR 366 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/14/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charles Endress on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 423 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Robert J. "Jim" Estes on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 478 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/29/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Joe V. Boerner, Jr., of Lubbock, for his efforts in behalf of his fellow Texans.

SR 489 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 03/31/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the cities designated 2005 Texas Yes! Hardworking Rural Communities by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

SR 533 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/04/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard Alan Reeder.

SR 579 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 04/12/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2005 as Red and Black Day at the State Capitol.

SR 742 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/03/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jeff Brown of San Angelo.

SR 828 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/09/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Benny C. and Fannie L. Utley on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SR 878 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 12, 2005, as Texas Retired School Personnel Day at the State Capitol.

SR 1048 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/27/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing William Earl "Blackie" Kines on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

SR 1064 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/27/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the students of the Engineering and Architecture Academy at Estacado High School in Lubbock for their accomplishments.

SR 1077 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/29/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2233.

SR 1079 Author: Duncan
Last Action: 05/29/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 334.

Additional Primary Authors (16):
SB 268 Author: Madla | Armbrister | Duncan | Fraser | Shapleigh
Sponsor: Puente
Last Action: 05/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the statutory provision governing the powers and duties of the Rio Grande watermaster and the delivery of water down the banks and bed of the Rio Grande.

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 352 Author: Madla | Duncan | Fraser | Lucio | Seliger | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2005 H Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to the management of state-owned land, including the lease of the right to produce groundwater from certain state-owned land.

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 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 98 Author: Fraser | Barrientos | Deuell | Duncan | Ellis | et al.
Last Action: 02/09/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and its rehabilitation ski program.

SR 137 Author: Fraser | Duncan | Estes
Last Action: 02/16/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2005, as Texas Midwest Day in Austin.

SR 251 Author: Seliger | Duncan
Last Action: 03/01/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Texas Panhandle Day at the State 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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