Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Robert Nichols
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/14/2017

Number of Bills: 20

SB 10 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Birdwell | Campbell | Nichols
Sponsor: King, Phil
Last Action: 05/27/2015 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.

SB 18 Author: Nelson | Hinojosa | Seliger
Coauthor: Huffman | Eltife | Bettencourt | Hancock | Nichols | et al.
Sponsor: Zerwas
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies.

SB 31 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Nichols | Estes
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.

SB 52 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Nichols
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the computation of the franchise tax; decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

SB 54 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Campbell | Nichols | Huffines
Last Action: 01/26/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

SB 228 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Nichols | Campbell
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

SB 353 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Schwertner | Eltife | Uresti | Hinojosa | Nichols | et al.
Last Action: 02/18/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state agency contracting.

SB 516 Author: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Estes | et al.
Coauthor: Nichols
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 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 1148 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Nichols
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas in relation to the economic regulation of water and sewer service.

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 1593 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Nichols | Burton
Sponsor: Lucio III
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to regulation of the sale of fireworks by certain municipalities.

SB 1642 Author: West
Coauthor: Nichols
Last Action: 03/23/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.

SB 1766 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Nichols | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to exemptions from certain regulation for small honey production operations.

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 5 Author: Estes
Coauthor: Birdwell | Nelson | Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | et al.
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 22 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall | Hinojosa | Nelson | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Ashby | Darby | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

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.

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