Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Van Taylor
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/17/2017

Number of Bills: 53

SB 3 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Campbell | Taylor, Van | Hall | Seliger | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

SB 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 15 2015 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund and the available school fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the uses of the revenue allocated to the state highway fund.

SB 9 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Otto | Bonnen, Greg | Ashby | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations for certain categories of spending.

SB 17 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Creighton | Hancock | Nelson | Perry | Bettencourt | et al.
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 58 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Faircloth
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of commercial vehicle safety standards by certain municipalities and counties.

SB 62 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: May 14 2015 12:12AM
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by this state as a result of the presence of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.

SB 185 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Taylor, Van | Huffines
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.

SB 219 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Nelson | Hinojosa | Birdwell | Campbell | Rodríguez | et al.
Sponsor: Price | Raymond
Last Action: 04/02/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

SB 271 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Watson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 04/29/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

SB 292 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Crownover
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a request for a waiver of the waiting period before human remains may be cremated.

SB 344 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

SB 374 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Dale
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 391 Author: Burton
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
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 474 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Creighton | Estes | Hall | Birdwell | Taylor, Van | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

SB 479 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Huffines | Campbell
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity.

SB 514 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: May 21 2015 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

SB 531 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Perry | Hall | Huffines | Kolkhorst | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis | Laubenberg | Sheets
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Considered in Calendars
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 575 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Creighton | Perry | Schwertner | et al.
Sponsor: Farney
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

SB 621 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Burton | Ellis | Hall | Hinojosa | Lucio | et al.
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 673 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall | Huffines | Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Nichols
Last Action: 02/24/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.

SB 722 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall | Campbell | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

SB 831 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van | Perry | Burton | Huffines | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

SB 843 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums.

SB 870 Author: Ellis
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Menéndez
Last Action: 03/04/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday.

SB 961 Author: Rodríguez
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Uresti | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of February 19 as Iwo Jima Day.

SB 983 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/27/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the assessment of the fee charged for issuance of certain birth records.

SB 1135 Author: Garcia | Huffman | Zaffirini
Coauthor: Campbell | Kolkhorst | Rodríguez | Burton | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: González, Mary
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense.

SB 1172 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hall | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/07/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 7 2015 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.

SB 1184 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Burkett
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the governance of a regional mobility authority.

SB 1252 Author: Hall
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Perry | Taylor, Van | Creighton | Huffines | et al.
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 1376 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hunter
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to natural disaster housing recovery.

SB 1452 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Huffines
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the power of a commissioners court to authorize ad valorem tax sales of real property to be conducted by means of online auctions.

SB 1546 Author: Perry | Hall
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Huffines | et al.
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 1561 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Referred to Transportation: May 1 2015 3:39PM
Caption: Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

SB 1628 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in or in relation to the business of insurance.

SB 1675 Author: Huffines
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Hall
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of mandatory periodic motor vehicle inspections.

SB 1712 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Perry | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

SB 1735 Author: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Hall | Seliger
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Eltife
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 1819 Author: Campbell | Creighton | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

SB 1873 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Burton | Huffman | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking.

SB 1968 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Campbell | Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the organization of public employees.

SB 2048 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Campbell | Nelson | Burton | Bettencourt | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Cook | Harless | Geren | Oliveira | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

SB 2065 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Huffines | Taylor, Larry | Hancock | et al.
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 1 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Perry | Huffines | Estes | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

SCR 13 Author: Seliger | Estes | Fraser | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Coauthor: Hancock | Nelson | Bettencourt | Schwertner | Taylor, Van
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.

SCR 24 Author: Taylor, Larry
Coauthor: Lucio | Birdwell | Nelson | Hinojosa | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 05/21/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring Texans who served during the Global War on Terror as part of the United States armed forces and their families.

SJR 2 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | et al.
Last Action: 04/14/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations.

SJR 5 Author: Nichols | Nelson
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Taylor, Van | et al.
Sponsor: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund.

SJR 10 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Taylor, Van | Perry | Hall
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion.

SJR 16 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 02/02/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage.

SR 397 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Fraser | Hancock | Huffines | Lucio | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Aggie Interns for their public service.

SR 428 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Burton | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2015 S Again read
Caption: Proclaiming April 16, 2015, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day.

SR 618 Author: Burton | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | Fraser | et al.
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Eltife | Perry | Seliger | 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.

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