Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Bob Hall
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/24/2017

Number of Bills: 105

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (81):
SB 438 Author: Hall | Kolkhorst | Perry
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

SB 439 Author: Hall | Bettencourt | Campbell | Estes | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.

SB 444 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by certain toll road corporations.

SB 445 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21.

SB 446 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increased penalties for the offense of trafficking of persons that involves a child victim or the death of any victim.

SB 447 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.

SB 713 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to general officers within the state military department.

SB 714 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the use of automated traffic control systems and photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

SB 715 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.

SB 716 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.

SB 717 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license.

SB 718 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a permit to show that a person has passed a background check to possess a firearm; authorizing fees.

SB 826 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the requirements for request for proposals for design-build contracts for highway projects.

SB 827 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the format of the general appropriations bill.

SB 1044 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of a customer to choose not to have an advanced meter and to liability for damages caused by an advanced meter.

SB 1045 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to enter into a design-build contract for the Interstate Highway 635 East project.

SB 1046 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to disclosure of financial studies and reports associated with a toll project.

SB 1047 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Texas Enterprise Fund and the disposition of the balance of that fund.

SB 1048 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of certain federal funds for a mass transit passenger rail project.

SB 1089 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

SB 1090 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.

SB 1091 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal trespass by an unauthorized immigrant; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1150 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the enabling legislation for regional mobility authorities.

SB 1151 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to consultation with public employees concerning employment matters.

SB 1152 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a regional mobility authority.

SB 1153 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against an employer providing certain employee information to a labor union.

SB 1154 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the deadline for filing an application for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

SB 1155 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

SB 1156 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events trust fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund.

SB 1157 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a deduction from a state employee's wages or a retiree's annuity for membership fees in a state employee organization.

SB 1158 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a county jail sales and use tax; authorizing a tax.

SB 1252 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Motion to suspend posting rule fails
Caption: Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement.

SB 1253 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Schaefer
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

SB 1285 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

SB 1286 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency.

SB 1298 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the selection of the presiding officer of, voting requirements for action by, and purpose of the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 1299 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to rules adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission relating to lobbyists or the reporting of political contributions or expenditures.

SB 1300 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for formal hearings conducted by the Texas Ethics Commission.

SB 1398 Author: Hall
Sponsor: Parker | Phillips | Simpson | White, Molly | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on securing critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats.

SB 1399 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office.

SB 1428 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of silver and gold coins as legal tender.

SB 1429 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

SB 1430 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to eligibility of attorneys who hold a law license issued by another state to take the state bar examination.

SB 1431 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to promoting efficiency in school district administration by limiting, reducing, simplifying, or eliminating certain processes and procedures.

SB 1432 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the implementation in this state of any federal greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program.

SB 1433 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the identification of programs and activities in the general appropriations bill and the review of state agency performance and rules.

SB 1550 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale.

SB 1841 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the verification of employment authorization by governmental entities, state contractors, and state grant recipients, including the use of the federal E-verify program.

SB 1842 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency.

SB 1979 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.

SB 2067 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Interstate 30 in Rockwall County as the Ralph Hall Highway.

SCR 6 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

SCR 20 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to provide Department of Homeland Security funds for the protection of the Texas electric grid.

SCR 23 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a regulation freedom amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

SJR 44 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the number, method of appointment, and terms of members of the Texas Ethics Commission and providing for the governance, purpose, and mission of the commission.

SR 112 Author: Hall | Huffines
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Rowlett Day.

SR 191 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 19, 2015, as Fannin County Day.

SR 218 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Randy Earl Parks for his lifesaving actions.

SR 237 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Van Zandt County Day.

SR 239 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 23 and 24, 2015, as Rockwall County Days.

SR 261 Author: Hall
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Stephen Christopher Suprun Jr. for his leadership in all areas of emergency medical services.

SR 280 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Kaufman County Day.

SR 281 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Lorne Greene Brodie Jr. for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

SR 296 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Hunt County Day.

SR 312 Author: Hall | Estes
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3 and 4, 2015, as Wylie Days.

SR 352 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the BBQ on the Banks of Lake Tawakoni annual barbecue cook-off.

SR 399 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2015, as Sunnyvale Day.

SR 415 Author: Hall | Burton | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2015, as Toll-Free Texas Day.

SR 469 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 12, 2015, as Balch Springs Day.

SR 470 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Hopkins County Day.

SR 471 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Leadership Mesquite Days.

SR 472 Author: Hall
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard Nelson Rose.

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 606 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Lane Bogar for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

SR 607 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Elisabeth Cowan for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

SR 608 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Xandria Barkwell for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

SR 609 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Theresa Degelia for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

SR 610 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kaylee Hansen for earning a Girl Scout Gold Award.

SR 658 Author: Hall
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker for the Travis College Hill Addition.

SR 947 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ralph M. Hall for his life of service.

SR 979 Author: Hall
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Tanner Stone Higgins.

Additional Primary Authors (24):
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 13 Author: Perry | Estes | Hall | Schwertner | Seliger
Sponsor: Aycock | Cyrier
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and high school, college, and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual credit courses, the development of public outreach materials, and the development of postsecondary education and career counseling academies.

SB 515 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Eltife | et al.
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

SB 516 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to increasing the period of time for exempting freeport goods from ad valorem taxation.

SB 762 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Elkins
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

SB 763 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain income-producing tangible personal property.

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.

SB 1340 Author: Huffines | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws.

SB 1546 Author: Perry | Hall
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1735 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Hall | Seliger
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/30/2015 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents.

SB 1864 Author: Burton | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Canales | White, James | Elkins
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device.

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.

SJR 28 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Finance
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.

SJR 29 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation.

SJR 36 Author: Bettencourt | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000.

SR 93 Author: Nichols | Hall
Last Action: 02/03/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming residents of Cedar Creek Lake area of Henderson County on the occasion of Cedar Creek Lake Day.

SR 248 Author: Huffines | Hall
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day.

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 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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