Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Konni Burton
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/16/2017

Number of Bills: 86

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (68):
SB 390 Author: Burton
Sponsor: White, James
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to docket preference for trials in which the alleged victim is younger than 14 years of age.

SB 391 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

SB 392 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to posting notice of a meeting of a governmental body on the Internet instead of in a newspaper.

SB 393 Author: Burton | Rodríguez
Sponsor: Peña
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration.

SB 396 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.

SB 433 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a membership interest in a limited liability company subject to a charging order.

SB 434 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law.

SB 440 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to prohibit hydraulic fracturing treatment.

SB 441 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the sale of motor vehicles on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays.

SB 456 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to establishing a uniform one-half mile extraterritorial jurisdiction limit for municipalities.

SB 457 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony.

SB 499 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class.

SB 500 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to self-settled asset protection trusts.

SB 501 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care.

SB 502 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to reducing paperwork and duplicate reports required of a school district.

SB 511 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the termination of a volunteer deputy registrar appointment.

SB 558 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to public availability of certain information related to economic development negotiations.

SB 559 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to public availability of the name of an applicant for the position of executive director, chief investment officer, or chief audit executive of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 612 Author: Burton | Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.

SB 613 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to physician inquiries regarding firearm ownership.

SB 614 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping; creating an offense.

SB 615 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ability of an area proposed to be annexed to incorporate as a new general-law municipality.

SB 616 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to eliminating authority of municipalities to annex for limited purposes.

SB 617 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain self-insurance trusts for health care liability claims; requiring a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance.

SB 618 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

SB 619 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds.

SB 620 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the issuance of commemorative coins by a vendor designated as the official state mint.

SB 710 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/27/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the organization of a municipal government as a Liberty City general-law municipality.

SB 711 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists.

SB 712 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 719 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the direct shipment of certain alcoholic beverages to ultimate consumers; authorizing a fee.

SB 720 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing.

SB 721 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities.

SB 1110 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution.

SB 1111 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist.

SB 1112 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the use of state resources to implement or enforce the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SB 1243 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Sheffield | Klick
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizing a fee.

SB 1244 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to property owners' association elections and votes.

SB 1245 Author: Burton
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of certain coins and bullion as legal tender.

SB 1528 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to corporate donations to a charity chosen by a political contributor.

SB 1529 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation and regulation of a law enforcement agency or police department.

SB 1530 Author: Burton
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the offense of leaving a motor vehicle unattended.

SB 1531 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the use of revenue derived from oil and gas by the Tarrant Regional Water District.

SB 1532 Author: Burton
Sponsor: King, Susan
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission.

SB 1533 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and the moving image industry incentive program.

SB 1534 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to venue in a lawsuit against the State of Texas or a state agency.

SB 1535 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to procedures to amend a declaration by a property owners association.

SB 1536 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

SB 1537 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to enforce a smoking ban on the premises of certain businesses.

SB 1538 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to exclusivity agreements between telecommunications services providers and property owners.

SB 1564 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

SB 1565 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

SB 1861 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the audit of Tarrant Regional Water District.

SB 1862 Author: Burton
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1863 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

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.

SCR 8 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law.

SCR 12 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget except during a time of national emergency.

SJR 32 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session.

SJR 53 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools.

SR 198 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Christian University football team for their achievements.

SR 210 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans on the occasion of its fifth anniversary.

SR 255 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Abel Alfonso Pena Jr. for his contributions to Templo El Buen Samaritano in Houston.

SR 256 Author: Burton
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as MillerCoors Fort Worth Brewery Day.

SR 331 Author: Burton | Birdwell
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mansfield Day at the State Capitol.

SR 370 Author: Burton
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kelly Walters.

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 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.

Additional Primary Authors (18):
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 380 Author: Rodríguez | Burton | Hinojosa | Perry
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

SB 694 Author: Bettencourt | Burton | Creighton | Ellis | Eltife | et al.
Sponsor: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

SB 751 Author: Rodríguez | Burton
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

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 989 Author: Kolkhorst | Burton
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.

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.

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 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 660 Author: Birdwell | Burton
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members of the Burleson Young Executives Alliance on the occasion of their visit to the Capitol.

SR 950 Author: Birdwell | Burton
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of William R. Moody.

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