Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Craig Estes
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 101

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (78):
SB 17 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

SB 105 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

SB 248 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

SB 288 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Young County as the Texas Game Warden Joseph Marshall Evans Memorial Highway.

SB 289 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.

SB 326 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: May 4 2015 7:19PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.

SB 346 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

SB 360 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.

SB 361 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SB 362 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

SB 364 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Racing Commission and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation; providing penalties; authorizing fees.

SB 402 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee on the request by the payee.

SB 570 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use of fireworks at certain Texas Department of Transportation rest areas; creating a criminal offense.

SB 596 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Crownover
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.

SB 646 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to actuarial certification of title insurance company reserves.

SB 647 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to commission peace officers.

SB 661 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces.

SB 745 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the governance of certain municipal power agencies; providing authority to issue bonds.

SB 798 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

SB 848 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Referred to Public Health: May 12 2015 8:33PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of medical radiologic technology; providing an administrative penalty; imposing fees; requiring an occupational license.

SB 942 Author: Estes | Ellis
Last Action: 03/09/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain certain information through installation or use of global positioning system wireless device trackers, international mobile subscriber identity locators, or other devices or equipment, and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information; creating an offense.

SB 1095 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to required disclosures regarding named driver automobile insurance policies.

SB 1099 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Phillips
Last Action: 05/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.

SB 1100 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals Event for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

SB 1122 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.

SB 1159 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.

SB 1251 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/05/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees; providing a criminal penalty.

SB 1266 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/20/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation.

SB 1267 Author: Estes | Watson
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.

SB 1268 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the filing of a final decision to issue an air quality permit or permit amendment for the project.

SB 1288 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on local solid waste management regulations that are inconsistent with a permit or regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

SB 1289 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/13/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.

SB 1381 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

SB 1391 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales tax imposed on the purchase of certain health care supplies.

SB 1404 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

SB 1409 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined and unconfined aquifers.

SB 1410 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir.

SB 1411 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state.

SB 1412 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation.

SB 1413 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts.

SB 1414 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district.

SB 1415 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used.

SB 1445 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain segments of the health care system.

SB 1521 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the determination of expert reports in a health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.

SB 1522 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy.

SB 1571 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/12/2015 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the County Court of Cooke County.

SB 1588 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the management of the water resources of the state.

SB 1618 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain nicotine products other than cigarettes or tobacco products, including the sale or marketing of nicotine products to minors, the possession or use of those nicotine products by minors, and to delivery sales of those nicotine products; creating an offense.

SB 1806 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limits on the regulatory authority of a municipality.

SB 2065 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Sanford | Cook | Geren | Harless | Farney
Last Action: 06/11/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.

SCR 5 Author: Estes
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

SJR 18 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

SR 15 Author: Estes
Last Action: 01/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David Greer for his service to the citizens of Henrietta.

SR 102 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Graham on the occasion of Graham Day.

SR 103 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Graham on the occasion of its food-truck championship competition.

SR 143 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Luther G. Prunty.

SR 155 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jesse W. Rogers on the occasion of his retirement.

SR 156 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Leadership Montague County to the State Capitol.

SR 157 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 17, 2015, as Justices of the Peace and Constables Day.

SR 186 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks BBQ Challenge.

SR 187 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/17/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 17, 2015, as Wise County Day.

SR 270 Author: Estes
Last Action: 02/25/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Liquefied Natural Gas Day.

SR 274 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Clarence William Muehlberger.

SR 325 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of George Houston Parker.

SR 362 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/11/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alane Sauder MacGuire.

SR 382 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Tarleton State University Day.

SR 383 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as 4-H Day.

SR 454 Author: Estes
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Denco Area 9-1-1 District for its work on behalf of Lewisville residents.

SR 506 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming September of 2016 as Recovery Month.

SR 507 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/08/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming September of 2015 as Recovery Month.

SR 567 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/15/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of Millsap United Methodist Church as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

SR 653 Author: Estes
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dana Ables on the occasion of her retirement.

SR 692 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing B. F. Wade for 65 years of law enforcement service.

SR 941 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the delegation of American Heritage Girls to the Capitol.

SR 954 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ben Thompson for his achievements at the 2015 UIL track and field competition.

SR 999 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Brenna Moore for winning the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Women's Golf Championship.

SR 1032 Author: Estes
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 910.

Additional Primary Authors (23):
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 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 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 523 Author: Birdwell | Estes | Fraser | Kolkhorst | Perry
Sponsor: Keffer
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.

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.

SCR 13 Author: Seliger | Estes | Fraser | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

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.

SR 86 Author: Nelson | Estes
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Again read
Caption: Recognizing February 23 and 24, 2015, as Denton County Days.

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