Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Tommy Williams
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/25/2017

Number of Bills: 103

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (86):
SB 18 Author: Williams | Janek
Sponsor: Ritter
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the adoption of ad valorem tax rates by taxing units and to related tax bills.

SB 256 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Brown, Fred
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the release of certain student information by a school district.

SB 257 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the forfeiture of contraband used or intended to be used in the commission of certain criminal offenses.

SB 258 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain obscene material and child pornography.

SB 259 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use of excess money in the compensation to victims of crime fund.

SB 260 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/03/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the division of legal fees between attorneys in different law firms.

SB 261 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Keffer, Bill
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a program to educate the public on the value of health coverage and to increase public awareness of health coverage options.

SB 262 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Eiland
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas for law enforcement officers commissioned by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

SB 263 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to use of certain information relating to tax audits; providing penalties.

SB 264 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Eissler
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Montgomery County Hospital District to issue certain bonds or incur or assume other debt.

SB 265 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Keffer, Bill
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to certain continuing education requirements for insurance agents.

SB 266 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/31/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the release of certain information regarding a workers' compensation claim.

SB 267 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Eissler
Last Action: 04/22/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exclusion from an emergency services district of certain territory subject to assessments.

SB 272 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Seaman
Last Action: 05/20/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of an oyster license moratorium program.

SB 494 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to permissive interlocutory appeals in civil actions.

SB 495 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Turner
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the fee paid to the attorney general for examining the record of proceedings authorizing the issuance of a public security or related credit agreement.

SB 496 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/29/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 29 2005 11:15AM
Caption: Relating to the validation of any act, governmental proceeding, official, bond, or obligation of a navigation district or port authority or a corporation of the district or authority.

SB 497 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/24/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and removal of a constable.

SB 731 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to initial training and continuing education requirements for a constable.

SB 732 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Driver
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety.

SB 733 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/04/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the certification of the amount of excess money in the compensation to victims of crime fund.

SB 734 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Mowery
Last Action: 05/03/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons.

SB 735 Author: Williams | Janek | Staples
Last Action: 03/02/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to delay in the deregulation of certain electric utilities outside of ERCOT.

SB 787 Author: Williams
Sponsor: West, George "Buddy"
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain organizations to join a risk pool established by a political subdivision for the purpose of providing uniform group benefits.

SB 788 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Seaman
Last Action: 05/24/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eligibility for certain unemployment compensation benefits.

SB 789 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/10/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the liability of a person who has obtained improper unemployment compensation benefits.

SB 790 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/20/2005 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 20 2005 4:19PM
Caption: Relating to the determination of benefit wage credits for purposes of unemployment compensation.

SB 791 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/10/2005 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation system.

SB 883 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 8; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 884 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 9; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 885 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 10; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 886 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 11; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 887 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 12; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 888 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/10/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, privileges, and immunities of a peace officer.

SB 889 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 13; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 890 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Nixon
Last Action: 06/09/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount of recovery in a civil action.

SB 891 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 14; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.

SB 957 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/18/2005 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

SB 1351 Author: Williams | Janek | Madla
Sponsor: Hill | Rose
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration.

SB 1352 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the maximum reservation for certain individual projects of a portion of the state ceiling for private activity bonds.

SB 1353 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Eissler
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Town Center Improvement District of Montgomery County, Texas, and of governmental entities and peace officers that interact with the district; providing a penalty.

SB 1483 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks for university and college courses from the sales tax.

SB 1484 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/12/2005 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to general revenue appropriations to institutions of higher education.

SB 1485 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Wong
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing that the social security number of a living person is excepted from required disclosure under the public information law and may be redacted without the necessity of requesting a decision from the attorney general.

SB 1486 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for certification as an independent hearing examiner for teacher contract hearings.

SB 1487 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to termination or suspension without pay of a teacher who does not request an independent hearing examiner.

SB 1488 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the discharge of teachers for good cause under a probationary contract in a public school.

SB 1489 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the termination of a teacher's contract for a financial exigency that requires a reduction in personnel.

SB 1490 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of criminal district attorney of Chambers County, the abolition of the office of county attorney of Chambers County, and the duties of the district attorney for the 253rd Judicial District.

SB 1491 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Hughes | Alonzo
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a fee charged for services provided by the staff of the state law library.

SB 1492 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/06/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fee for the issuance of an attorney's license or certificate.

SB 1493 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/14/2005 S Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the laws administered by the Texas Ethics Commission for the fair conduct of elections and election campaigns; providing penalties.

SB 1567 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/19/2005 H Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the amount of longevity and hazardous duty pay for certain state employees.

SB 1568 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to membership in the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

SB 1569 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Smith, Todd
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to audits of state agency expenditures to recover overpayments and lost discounts.

SB 1570 Author: Williams
Sponsor: Isett, Carl
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.

SB 1571 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/04/2005 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exception from the hotel occupancy tax for a permanent resident.

SB 1572 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to certain health coverage under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act.

SB 1573 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/20/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state employee incentive program, including abolishing the Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission.

SB 1574 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the benefits and compensation of retired state employees who return to state employment.

SB 1575 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/19/2005 S Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain reports to or prepared by the Legislative Budget Board.

SB 1576 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalty for providing false information to outside auditors.

SB 1577 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/22/2005 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to coercing a woman to have an abortion and parental notification of abortion; creating offenses.

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.

SR 20 Author: Williams
Last Action: 01/24/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Mark J. Kubala on his selection for the Julie Rogers Special Service Award.

SR 65 Author: Williams
Last Action: 01/31/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Kathleen Jackson and ExxonMobil Corporation for their contributions to Beaumont and Southeast Texas.

SR 66 Author: Williams
Last Action: 01/31/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2005, as Orange County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 80 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/02/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating W. Sam Monroe for his selection as the 2004 Man of the Year by Quota International of Southeast Texas.

SR 131 Author: Williams | Janek
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2005, as Chambers County Day at the State Capitol.

SR 132 Author: Williams | Janek
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 13 through February 15, 2005, as Jefferson County Days at the State Capitol.

SR 215 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/24/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Thomas Walter McMullan of Devers for being the longest-serving school board member in the state.

SR 221 Author: Williams
Last Action: 02/23/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry M. and Barbara Green on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SR 250 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/01/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming March 1, 2005, Justices of the Peace and Constables Day.

SR 300 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2005, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.

SR 301 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Katherine Kuhns of Conroe for her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for 2005 in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

SR 302 Author: Williams
Last Action: 03/07/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ashley Gerich of New Caney for her selection as a Distinguished Finalist for 2005 in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

SR 488 Author: Williams | Shapiro
Last Action: 03/30/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2005, as Trucking Day at the State Capitol.

SR 534 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/05/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kym Victoria Jackson for winning the title Mrs. Texas 2005.

SR 552 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/06/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joseph Denton Harris IV for earning the American Heart Association's 23rd Annual J. C. Crager Award.

SR 662 Author: Williams
Last Action: 04/21/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jonathan Page and the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 1-9.

SR 796 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/05/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Beaumont on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

SR 938 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/18/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Doris and Charles S. Kelley, Sr., for their service to the Southeast Texas community.

SR 984 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/23/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Fred Lee Maciel of Spring.

SR 985 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/24/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Edgar Jackson of Beaumont.

SR 1018 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/25/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Wesley Robert Riggs of Beach City.

SR 1062 Author: Williams
Last Action: 05/27/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jeanne M. Terrill Miller of Austin.

Additional Primary Authors (17):
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 379 Author: Wentworth | Jackson, Mike | Williams
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Refer to s/c on Ag & Coastal Resc by Pres
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of not more than $10 million in revenue bonds for the purchase and retirement of certain commercial fishing, shrimping, and crabbing licenses.

SB 380 Author: Wentworth | Jackson, Mike | Williams
Last Action: 02/15/2005 S Refer to s/c on Ag & Coastal Resc by Pres
Caption: Relating to commercial bay shrimping boat licenses, commercial bay shrimp boat licenses, and commercial bait-shrimp boat licenses.

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 1349 Author: Janek | Williams
Last Action: 03/21/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limiting increases in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes.

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.

SJR 4 Author: Janek | Williams
Last Action: 03/17/2005 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to establish a lower limit on the maximum average annual percentage increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes and to authorize the governing body of a taxing unit to determine whether a limit on residence homestead appraisal increases shall apply in the taxing unit.

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 203 Author: Lindsay | Averitt | Deuell | Eltife | Gallegos | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2005, as Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas Day at the Capitol.

SR 223 Author: Lindsay | Armbrister | Ellis | Gallegos | Jackson, Mike | et al.
Last Action: 02/24/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Michael Helwig "Hal" Hillman of Houston.

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 481 Author: Staples | Williams
Last Action: 03/29/2005 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2005, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

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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