Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Kelly Hancock
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/17/2017

Number of Bills: 68

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (55):
SB 9 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Otto | Bonnen, Greg | Ashby | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations for certain categories of spending.

SB 272 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

SB 303 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts.

SB 307 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state general obligation debt.

SB 356 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Feb 2 2015 2:22PM
Caption: Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.

SB 481 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to consumer information concerning facility-based physicians and notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician.

SB 482 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

SB 529 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a landman for unemployment compensation.

SB 530 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the licensing of vehicles for hire and passenger transportation services by certain airport governing boards; authorizing the imposition of fees; expanding the authorization to require an occupational license; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 554 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.

SB 607 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.

SB 608 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain tangible personal property related to medical data centers from the sales and use tax.

SB 609 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

SB 623 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to state funding for certain children to attend certain private prekindergarten programs.

SB 639 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle dealership by certain manufacturers or distributors.

SB 683 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 771 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole.

SB 772 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to legal representation for certain emergency services districts.

SB 773 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirement a protest or appeal based upon inequality of appraisal be determined by the application of generally accepted appraisal methods and techniques.

SB 794 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.

SB 903 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 05/05/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to procedures for the management, sale, or lease of certain state-owned real property and the management or collection of related funds, including disputed oil and gas royalties owed to the state.

SB 1011 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school choice, including school campus information, student transfers, the public education grant program, and the transportation allotment.

SB 1012 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to local control school districts.

SB 1016 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to participation in certain programs by, and insurer premium tax credits for investments in, certified capital companies.

SB 1017 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Insurance: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the decertification of a certified capital company.

SB 1018 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of direct primary care.

SB 1103 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of property used for large data center projects for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 1104 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to large data center projects from the sales and use tax.

SB 1162 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

SB 1163 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

SB 1164 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to insurance agents' ownership and use of certain information related to general property and casualty insurance policies; authorizing administrative penalties; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 1394 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the presentation of evidence in appraisal review board hearings on protests.

SB 1420 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Murphy | Oliveira
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to notices of appraised value sent to property owners by the chief appraisers of appraisal districts.

SB 1509 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/08/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

SB 1510 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Zedler
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authority of the county auditor to examine and audit the records of certain special districts.

SB 1511 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Collier
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities.

SB 1512 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund.

SB 1513 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state funding for certain children to attend certain private school.

SB 1654 Author: Hancock | Eltife
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 1666 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Larson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to excepting manufacturers engaged in certain commercial research and development from certain provisions of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SCR 9 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Authorizing the lieutenant governor and speaker to appoint interim joint committees.

SCR 27 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/05/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Expressing opposition to EPA-proposed guidelines regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

SCR 40 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing a portrait of Governor Rick Perry to be placed in the Texas Capitol.

SJR 2 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.

SJR 26 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Feb 2 2015 2:23PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to appropriations for the preservation and perpetuation of certain items of historical value; allowing the legislature and state agencies to accept on behalf of the state gifts of items of historical value and contributions to purchase such items.

SJR 27 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain tax bills to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

SR 232 Author: Hancock | Huffines | West
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day.

SR 295 Author: Hancock | Watson
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating Texas Independence Day 2015.

SR 525 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending Senate Rule 2.02 to grant floor privileges to the former lieutenant governors, former senate members, and the former secretary of the senate during the Former Members Day recognition ceremony.

SR 752 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

SR 1028 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Relating to the preservation of the present definition of marriage.

SR 1064 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 1295.

SR 1073 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Sharon Scarborough for her service to the Texas Senate and congratulating her for earning a 2015 Betty King Public Service Award.

SR 1074 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Elizabeth "Bitsy" Rice for her service to the Texas Senate and congratulating her for earning a 2015 Betty King Public Service Award.

SR 1077 Author: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing staff members of the Legislative Reference Library for their service.

Additional Primary Authors (13):
SB 1 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes.

SB 7 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

SB 8 Author: Schwertner | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

SB 11 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/13/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 795 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program.

SJR 1 Author: Nelson | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.

SR 118 Author: Nelson | Birdwell | Burton | Hancock
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25 and 26, 2015, as Tarrant County Days.

SR 398 Author: Garcia | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

SR 430 Author: Birdwell | Hancock | Taylor, Larry | Watson
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Again read
Caption: Celebrating March 30, 2015, as Baylor Day.

SR 519 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Home School Day.

SR 618 Author: Burton | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | Fraser | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day.

SR 627 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Young Conservatives of Texas on the occasion of its 35th anniversary.

SR 681 Author: Burton | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the opening of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's new headquarters.

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