Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Bob Hall
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/18/2019

Number of Bills: 90

SB 2 Author: Bettencourt | Creighton | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor
Coauthor: Flores | Campbell | Fallon | Hall | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

SB 3 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hughes | Hinojosa | Buckingham | West | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 28 2019 12:30AM
Caption: Relating to additional funding to school districts for classroom teacher and librarian salaries.

SB 9 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to election integrity; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses; creating civil penalties.

SB 13 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Birdwell | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbying; creating a criminal offense.

SB 14 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Buckingham | Flores | Hinojosa | Seliger | West | et al.
Sponsor: Kuempel | Ashby | Bell, Keith | King, Phil | Price
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to broadband service or facilities provided by an electric cooperative.

SB 15 Author: Creighton | Buckingham | Campbell
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain local regulation of private employers.

SB 17 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Birdwell | Bettencourt | Hall | Creighton | Lucio | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.

SB 19 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying, transporting, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential property or manufactured home community property.

SB 20 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Campbell | Flores | et al.
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | Krause | Collier | White | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prevention of, reporting regarding, investigation of, prosecution of, criminal and civil penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, to treatment, services, and compensation available to victims of those offenses, and to orders of nondisclosure for certain persons who are victims of certain of those offenses.

SB 23 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Campbell | Huffman | Nelson | et al.
Coauthor: Perry | Lucio | Hall | Bettencourt | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Apr 23 2019 6:25PM
Caption: Relating to enforcement of the rights of a living child born after an abortion; creating a civil cause of action; creating a criminal offense.

SB 30 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Flores | Bettencourt | Campbell | Hughes | et al.
Sponsor: Phelan | Metcalf | Sanford | Longoria
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to ballot language requirements for a proposition seeking voter approval for the issuance of bonds.

SB 31 Author: Zaffirini | Birdwell | Creighton | Huffman | Hughes | et al.
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | Fallon | Miles | Hall
Sponsor: Smithee | Guillen
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to establishing a guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program.

SB 52 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the high school graduation of a student who transfers to a public school in this state after the student's junior year of high school.

SB 53 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a request for 9-1-1 service by text message and the provision of available contact information.

SB 65 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Creighton
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state agency contracting and procurement.

SB 66 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

SB 67 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/26/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system; authorizing a fee.

SB 68 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | West
Sponsor: Schaefer
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

SB 71 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Alvarado | Huffman | Powell | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a statewide telehealth center for sexual assault forensic medical examination.

SB 72 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Birdwell | Huffman | Zaffirini | Lucio | et al.
Sponsor: Guillen
Last Action: 05/20/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the establishment and duties of the human trafficking prevention coordinating council.

SB 97 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hall | Zaffirini
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material.

SB 128 Author: Hinojosa
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for release on parole of certain inmates serving a sentence for the criminal offense of continuous trafficking of persons.

SB 190 Author: Menéndez
Coauthor: Hall | Hughes
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

SB 197 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

SB 205 Author: Perry | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 206 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to employ or provide chaplains.

SB 227 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

SB 229 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the notice of rights provided to an injured employee under the Texas workers' compensation system.

SB 243 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.

SB 244 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Birdwell
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 10 2019 2:01PM
Caption: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

SB 282 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Nichols | Hall
Sponsor: Buckley | Beckley | Shine | Bowers
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

SB 316 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the attorney general's duty to defend public school teachers.

SB 383 Author: Nelson
Coauthor: Hall | Lucio
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a highway toll exemption for public school buses.

SB 404 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Schwertner | Flores
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to a petition by residents of certain counties for an election regarding voter approval of municipal annexation.

SB 408 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hall | Hughes | Nichols | Flores | et al.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to eliminating distinctions in the application of consent annexation requirements.

SB 421 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Buckingham | Hall | Schwertner
Sponsor: Craddick | Burns | Burrows | Phelan
Last Action: 05/24/2019 S House appoints conferees w/inst-reported
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

SB 459 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to certain consequences arising from a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

SB 535 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall | Birdwell
Sponsor: Flynn | Ashby | Oliverson | King, Phil
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship.

SB 572 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Hughes | Seliger | Hall
Sponsor: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Kacal | Lambert | Moody
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

SB 591 Author: Watson
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Lucio | Bettencourt | Paxton | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program, eligibility of certain students for Foundation School Program benefits, and reporting requirements regarding certain students.

SB 604 Author: Buckingham | Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and to the operations of certain other entities performing functions associated with the department.

SB 607 Author: Watson | Birdwell | Buckingham | Nichols
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Flynn
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the operations and functions of the Veterans' Land Board and the sunset review date for and programs administered by the board.

SB 616 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Watson | Buckingham | Hall | Nichols | Hughes
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, the conditional transfer of the driver licensing program to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the abolition of the Texas Private Security Board, the transfer of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle operator training programs to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the regulation of other programs administered by the Department of Public Safety; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing and repealing the authorization for fees.

SB 686 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Hughes | Menéndez | Powell | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Goodwin | Talarico | Beckley | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.

SB 702 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Paxton
Sponsor: Harless
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.

SB 703 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting by local governmental entities of expenditures for lobbying; providing a civil penalty.

SB 714 Author: Fallon | Nelson
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of capital murder.

SB 722 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a severance payment to a superintendent of a school district in certain circumstances.

SB 723 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Toth
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring an independent school district and an open-enrollment charter school to post certain annual compensation on its Internet website.

SB 728 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/03/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the verification of information provided to the comptroller and contained in reports on compliance with agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act.

SB 746 Author: Campbell | Buckingham | Fallon | Schwertner
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Cortez
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to certain procedures associated with voter approval of municipal annexation.

SB 772 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Springer | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person's failure to forbid handguns on certain property.

SB 789 Author: Johnson
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to limitations on food regulations at farms, farmers' markets, and cottage food production operations.

SB 799 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Kolkhorst | Creighton | Taylor | Hall
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to emergency management and disaster recovery.

SB 855 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit and inspection fees.

SB 901 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Elections: May 2 2019 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to election integrity; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 902 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Krause
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to public availability of election records; authorizing a fee.

SB 903 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Referred to Elections: Apr 29 2019 6:32PM
Caption: Relating to the integrity of elections in this state; imposing a civil penalty; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 931 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products.

SB 947 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 13 2019 3:23PM
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

SB 957 Author: Bettencourt | Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Sponsor: Paul
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to voter approval of the issuance of certain obligations by municipalities to pay their unfunded liabilities to a public pension fund.

SB 960 Author: Bettencourt | Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the cancellation of a person's voter registration on notice that the person has acknowledged that the person is not a citizen; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 968 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

SB 974 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to policies and programs that permit the use of public money to finance political campaigns.

SB 1016 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Bernal
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an audit by the Texas Education Agency of public school professional development training requirements.

SB 1024 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Craddick
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to access to services in an area annexed by certain tier 1 municipalities under a service plan.

SB 1033 Author: Hancock | Campbell | Creighton | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Flores | Fallon | Birdwell | et al.
Sponsor: Schaefer | Swanson | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and a criminal offense.

SB 1107 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Perry | Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service.

SB 1190 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Fallon
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Referred to Elections: May 6 2019 9:04PM
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a voter for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

SB 1209 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 26 2019 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.

SB 1225 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Fallon
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Referred to Elections: Apr 29 2019 6:32PM
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

SB 1228 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

SB 1400 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to the location of the Alamo Cenotaph.

SB 1412 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to accountability intervention provisions applicable to school district campuses, including the creation of accelerated campus excellence turnaround plans and the conditions under which a closed campus may be repurposed to serve students at that campus location.

SB 1455 Author: Taylor
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Fallon | Hall
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state virtual school network; changing a fee.

SB 1577 Author: Alvarado
Coauthor: Zaffirini | Lucio | Powell | Taylor | Huffman | et al.
Sponsor: Minjarez
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

SB 1623 Author: Zaffirini
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Smithee
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to nonprofit legal services corporations.

SB 1663 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hughes | Fallon | Schwertner | Hall
Sponsor: White | Toth | Hefner
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments or memorials located on public property; providing civil penalties.

SB 1777 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument for public high school students.

SB 1854 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Referred to Public Education: May 7 2019 11:45PM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of local school health advisory councils as governmental bodies for purposes of the open meetings law and the public information law.

SB 1978 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Campbell | Perry | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Sanford | Phelan | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the protection of membership in, affiliation with, and support provided to religious organizations.

SB 2089 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Perry | Creighton | Bettencourt
Sponsor: Parker | Raymond | Toth | Miller
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a health care facility's policies regarding advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

SB 2219 Author: Bettencourt
Coauthor: Birdwell | Hall | Fallon
Sponsor: Murphy
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

SB 2243 Author: Paxton | Campbell | Hughes | Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Schwertner | Creighton | Bettencourt | Lucio | Hall
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Referred to Public Health: May 9 2019 12:11AM
Caption: Relating to required counseling before an abortion is performed.

SB 2299 Author: Powell
Coauthor: Watson | Rodríguez | West | Flores | Nelson | et al.
Sponsor: Geren
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.

SCR 1 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: May 6 2019 9:04PM
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: Huffman
Coauthor: Hall | Creighton | Lucio
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: Mar 27 2019 2:12PM
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

SJR 23 Author: Fallon
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

SJR 24 Author: Kolkhorst | Buckingham | Campbell | Flores | Hinojosa | et al.
Coauthor: Powell | Fallon | Seliger | Schwertner | Johnson | et al.
Sponsor: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

SJR 27 Author: Huffman
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Campbell
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for the obligations of a local public retirement system.

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