Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. John Whitmire
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 74

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (41):
SB 106 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/20/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures relating to truancy; providing criminal penalties; imposing a court cost.

SB 107 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of campus behavior coordinators to serve at public school campuses and issues to be considered when removing a student from class.

SB 108 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain criminal procedures for misdemeanor offenses committed by children.

SB 135 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Dutton | Reynolds | Miles | Giddings
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S House passage as amended reported
Caption: Relating to the organization of a grand jury.

SB 231 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/28/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding visitation periods for county jail prisoners.

SB 308 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Coleman
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of campus police departments at private institutions of higher education.

SB 418 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requests by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for certain records held by court reporters.

SB 492 Author: Whitmire | Rodríguez
Last Action: 02/10/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

SB 536 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain prostitution prevention programs as commercially sexually exploited persons court programs.

SB 746 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; amending provisions subject to criminal penalties.

SB 980 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/10/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County.

SB 1096 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/16/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain laws concerning community supervision granted in criminal cases, including conforming amendments.

SB 1160 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to implementation of a workplace violence prevention plan in certain hospitals; providing an administrative penalty.

SB 1235 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Fletcher
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to defining the duties and to the penalties concerning pain management clinics.

SB 1256 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities.

SB 1257 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the disciplinary suspension of a municipal firefighter in certain municipalities.

SB 1258 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/17/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to vacancies created because of promotional appointments in certain municipal fire departments.

SB 1395 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.

SB 1629 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person.

SB 1630 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester | Rose | Larson | Wu | Dutton
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the commitment of juveniles in post-adjudication secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and by local probation departments.

SB 1637 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to canine encounter training for peace officers.

SB 1874 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/25/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to accessing criminal history record information and other records of involvement in the criminal justice system; authorizing fees; authorizing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

SCR 3 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 02/05/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Providing for procedures for the canvass of votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor, and inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 15, 2015.

SCR 4 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 02/05/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 15, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

SCR 7 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Price
Last Action: 02/12/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015.

SCR 11 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Otto
Last Action: 02/23/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

SCR 14 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 02/24/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 23, 2015.

SCR 17 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Creighton | Ellis | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/11/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Bob Lanier.

SCR 18 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Israel
Last Action: 03/05/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 2, 2015.

SCR 21 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Goldman
Last Action: 03/09/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 9, 2015.

SCR 25 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Darby
Last Action: 03/18/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 16, 2015.

SCR 35 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/31/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, and ending on Monday, March 30, 2015.

SCR 36 Author: Whitmire
Sponsor: Pickett
Last Action: 04/08/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, and ending on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

SR 1 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/13/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

SR 133 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the Senate Chamber in the State Capitol on February 21 and 22, 2015.

SR 208 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the 2015 Profiles of Prominence honorees of the Houston Northwest Chapter of National Women of Achievement, Incorporated.

SR 209 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Chinese International Women Entrepreneur and Professional Association for their contributions to our state.

SR 294 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of the W. P. Mulcahy House as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.

SR 410 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Firefighters and Paramedics Day.

SR 418 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jewell Christine White Kyker on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

SR 1075 Author: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Senate Caucus Report.

Additional Primary Authors (33):
SB 534 Author: Watson | Creighton | Ellis | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

SB 769 Author: Ellis | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to reports to the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System on the composition of grand and petit juries in each county.

SB 856 Author: Rodríguez | Ellis | Garcia | Watson | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating an offense.

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 29 Author: Rodríguez | Ellis | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Urging Congress to update Voting Rights Act provisions to protect against voter discrimination.

SR 131 Author: Garcia | Ellis | Whitmire
Last Action: 02/09/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jane Cummins, who was sworn in as president of the Texas Lyceum.

SR 217 Author: Ellis | Bettencourt | Creighton | Garcia | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 23, 2015, as University of Houston System Day.

SR 297 Author: Birdwell | Huffines | Nelson | Taylor, Larry | Watson | et al.
Last Action: 03/02/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Bob Bullock Scholars Program of Baylor University.

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 443 Author: Fraser | Whitmire
Last Action: 03/30/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas Day.

SR 477 Author: Menéndez | Ellis | Garcia | Rodríguez | Uresti | et al.
Last Action: 03/31/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice.

SR 555 Author: Rodríguez | Garcia | Hinojosa | Lucio | Menéndez | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the eighth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.

SR 917 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Beth Matusoff Merfish on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 918 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Andre Evans on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 919 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hany Khalil on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 920 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Aaron Limonthas on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 921 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Danyahel Norris on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 922 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Peruchini on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 923 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jose Eduardo Sanchez on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 924 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Michael Webb on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 925 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Veronica Bernal on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 926 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Carla Brailey on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 927 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Deborah Chen on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 928 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Sue Deigaard on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 929 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Caroline Evans on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 930 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Zhen Mahoney on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 931 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Shailey Gupta-Brietzke on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 932 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Diana Featherston on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 933 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Samia Mirza on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 934 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bich-May Nguyen on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 935 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tawny Tidwell on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 936 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Fran Watson on the occasion of her graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

SR 937 Author: Ellis | Garcia | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Stephen Chao on the occasion of his graduation from the first fellowship class of New Leaders Council–Houston.

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