Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Van Taylor
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/22/2017

Number of Bills: 128

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (107):
SB 19 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Cook | Harless | Oliveira | Thompson, Senfronia | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public officers and employees, the disclosure of certain political contributions, and related requirements and procedures; creating criminal offenses.

SB 109 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right.

SB 110 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from a public retirement system of public officers or employees convicted of certain offenses.

SB 111 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

SB 112 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a magistrate to prohibit certain communications in an order for emergency protection; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

SB 113 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child.

SB 114 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies.

SB 115 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information.

SB 116 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investment of a portion of the economic stabilization fund balance.

SB 117 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.

SB 118 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/27/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to unit operations for oil, gas, or oil and gas production from depleting reservoirs or carbon dioxide storage; authorizing a fee.

SB 296 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the first day of the school year for public schools.

SB 301 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to school marshals for private schools.

SB 319 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

SB 335 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Referred to County Affairs: Apr 30 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Relating to the right of officers of counties, county boards of school trustees, and county boards of education to obtain information, documents, and records.

SB 336 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Apr 30 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Relating to the right of municipal officers to obtain information, documents, and records.

SB 337 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Apr 30 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Relating to the right of directors of special districts to obtain district information, documents, and records.

SB 386 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Villalba
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to school marshals for public junior colleges, notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a public junior college is appointed school marshal, and the confidentiality of information submitted to or collected by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in connection with a certification for appointment as school marshal.

SB 403 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 404 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to identify spending reduction measures.

SB 465 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities from the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of certain employees convicted of certain offenses.

SB 541 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.

SB 555 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office.

SB 566 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use of proceeds received from criminal asset forfeiture.

SB 628 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to limitations on the capture or possession of a biometric identifier by a governmental body.

SB 634 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force on unethical and unlawful misconduct by public officials.

SB 650 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to audits of the music, film, television, and multimedia fund.

SB 651 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an audit of Major Events trust funds conducted by the state auditor.

SB 664 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.

SB 701 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the statute of limitations for the offense of sexual performance by a child.

SB 736 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts with governmental entities.

SB 755 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Button
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions.

SB 756 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the determination of cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

SB 800 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

SB 809 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to governmental actions affecting private property rights in certain oil and gas wells.

SB 835 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Sheets
Last Action: 05/12/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.

SB 844 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Meyer
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the expiration of licenses for insurance agents and adjusters.

SB 850 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces.

SB 857 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record in certain counties.

SB 897 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

SB 902 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 27 2015 4:14PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain public information by a public school district.

SB 940 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the notification duties of a state governmental entity with public retirement system investment holdings in Sudan or Iran.

SB 948 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to mediation as an alternative dispute resolution process.

SB 959 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the collection of a complete set of fingerprints from certain applicants for driver's licenses.

SB 962 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to legislative and judicial review of state agency rulemaking.

SB 996 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Villalba
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal and the confidentiality of information submitted to or collected by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in connection with a certification for appointment as school marshal.

SB 1010 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 23 2015 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the use of money paid as restitution to or on behalf of certain individuals depicted in child pornography.

SB 1028 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities.

SB 1029 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to undertake a qualified hotel project.

SB 1088 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to judicial proceedings on a petition for a pardon or an order of expunction of criminal history record information for certain victims of trafficking of persons convicted of prostitution.

SB 1120 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.

SB 1125 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of the motor vehicle sales tax to the sale of a new motor vehicle to certain manufacturers or distributors.

SB 1133 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Referred to Business & Industry: May 22 2015 6:11PM
Caption: Relating to the repossession of an aircraft.

SB 1166 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to recovery of damages for delay of payment of certain insurance claims.

SB 1187 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to claims of patent infringement; providing civil penalties; imposing fees.

SB 1214 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Miller, Rick
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals.

SB 1236 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to asset management agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation.

SB 1237 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Sanford
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to Internet broadcasts of open meetings held by the policy board of certain metropolitan planning organizations.

SB 1238 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on converting certain segments or lanes of a state highway to toll projects or managed lanes.

SB 1239 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to a study on the implementation of a traffic light synchronization program.

SB 1240 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the provision of a plan regarding the elimination of toll roads.

SB 1265 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the redaction of personally identifiable information of victims from juvenile court records.

SB 1291 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the collection, administration, and enforcement of state taxes and fees.

SB 1341 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain court records.

SB 1418 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing the penalty for causing injury to a child; changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole.

SB 1434 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to counting time spent by students participating in certain approved off-campus instructional programs in calculation of the average daily attendance for a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

SB 1435 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on vendor contact with a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district during the procurement process.

SB 1497 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 22 2015 6:11PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a school district or open-enrollment charter school terminate certain employees convicted of certain offenses.

SB 1582 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Referred to Public Health: May 11 2015 9:47PM
Caption: Relating to the scheduling of controlled substances and the designation and emergency scheduling of certain substances as hazardous controlled substances; creating criminal offenses.

SB 1583 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to classifying synthetic cannabinoid or cathinone as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

SB 1631 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to quarterly reporting of political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates, officeholders, and political committees.

SB 1653 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of owners, operators, employees, and independent contractors of sexually oriented businesses to reduce risks to public and occupational health and to prevent human trafficking; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees; providing civil penalties; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1689 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting.

SB 1756 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the issuance of driver's licenses and personal identification certificates and the classification and operation of certain vehicles; authorizing a fee.

SB 1796 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/24/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a vacancy in the office of a member of the legislature on final conviction of a felony.

SB 1820 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing regulations.

SB 1973 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the names of certain businesses.

SB 1992 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the use of certain political contributions from a single source in the month before an election.

SB 2046 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Referred to Public Education: May 21 2015 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League-sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 2057 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Double R Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2 of Hunt County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SCR 30 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building.

SCR 49 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Laubenberg
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating G. M. Cox on the occasion of his retirement.

SCR 52 Author: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Leach
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Jerry and Barbara Madden on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

SJR 9 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for review or approval of state agency rules by the elected members of the legislature.

SJR 37 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.

SR 158 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 12, 2015, as Texas Technology Day.

SR 222 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Joe Glenn Barton.

SR 223 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Dr Pepper Snapple Group for its selection as a 2015 Texas Medal of Arts honoree.

SR 224 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Volunteer McKinney for its promotion of civic involvement.

SR 225 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Richardson/Telecom Corridor Legislative Day.

SR 226 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Military Officers Association of America and the Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.

SR 240 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Colin Kimball for his receipt of the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion.

SR 278 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Gerald Lee Kunkle.

SR 288 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing March 2 and 3, 2015, as Collin County Days.

SR 359 Author: Taylor, Van | Estes
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Congressman Sam Johnson on the 42nd anniversary of his release as a North Vietnamese prisoner of war.

SR 375 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Trey Graham as Pastor of the Day for the Texas Senate.

SR 463 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/01/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Plano Legislative Days.

SR 508 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Christopher D. Fox on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 509 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Katherine Thomas for being named a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.

SR 625 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Upper School students from Prestonwood Christian Academy to the State Capitol.

SR 665 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leadership Prep School for receiving the 2015 Best of Frisco Award.

SR 729 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Titan robotics team from Plano ISD Academy High School.

SR 796 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing John Edward Payton for receiving the John McVeigh Award.

SR 910 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Laura Bennett on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

SR 911 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing.

SR 975 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 987 Author: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 923.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
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 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 538 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the control of infectious diseases.

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 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 126 Author: Schwertner | Creighton | Ellis | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper 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 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 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 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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