Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Sen. Bob Hall
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/20/2021

Number of Bills: 38

SB 5 Author: Nichols | Hancock | Perry | West
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 7 2021 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

SB 12 Author: Hughes | Bettencourt | Campbell | Kolkhorst | Nelson | et al.
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Hancock | Paxton | Taylor
Sponsor: Sanford | Metcalf | Smithee
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to complaint procedures and disclosure requirements for social media platforms and to the censorship of users' expressions by an interactive computer service.

SB 15 Author: Nichols
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: King, Phil | Stucky | Perez | Ashby
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense.

SB 18 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Nelson | Springer
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 19 2021 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

SB 19 Author: Schwertner | Campbell | Nelson
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | Paxton | et al.
Sponsor: Capriglione | Bell, Cecil | Schaefer | Slawson | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

SB 153 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Nelson | Springer
Sponsor: Sanford | Burrows | Frullo
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

SB 155 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Taylor
Sponsor: Klick
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the use of information from the lists of noncitizens and nonresidents excused or disqualified from jury service.

SB 204 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Huberty
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public school transportation system.

SB 231 Author: Seliger
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall | Schwertner | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Cain
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to training for county election officers.

SB 247 Author: Perry
Coauthor: Hall
Sponsor: Cain | Slawson | Vasut | Murr | Leach
Last Action: 05/21/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

SB 391 Author: Paxton | Bettencourt | Buckingham | Campbell | Hancock | et al.
Coauthor: Hall | Seliger
Last Action: 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

SB 394 Author: Lucio
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Hall | Paxton | et al.
Sponsor: Klick | Noble | Oliverson | Bonnen | Frank
Last Action: 04/28/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

SB 488 Author: Perry | Blanco | Hinojosa | Hughes | Seliger | et al.
Coauthor: Hall | Lucio | Powell
Last Action: 03/09/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.

SB 650 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Noble | Morrison | Klick | Slawson | Hull
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.

SB 737 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 04/20/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.

SB 838 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Hall | Schwertner
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authorization by a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a person to carry or possess a weapon on school premises for purposes of safety and security.

SB 912 Author: Buckingham
Coauthor: Hall | Hinojosa | Springer
Sponsor: Slawson
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain conduct engaged in while participating in a riot and to restitution for property damage resulting from participating in a riot.

SB 1173 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | Hughes | et al.
Sponsor: Schaefer | Oliverson | Klick
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1178 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 04/28/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the rights and duties of parents and the protection of parental rights in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

SB 1235 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Hall | Springer
Last Action: 04/01/2021 S Committee report printed and distributed: Apr 1 2021 3:49PM
Caption: Relating to verification of the accuracy of voter registration applications and voter registration lists.

SB 1247 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 05/20/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983.

SB 1248 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Hall
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the identification of and prohibited cooperation by state and local entities with certain federal acts that violate the United States Constitution.

SB 1261 Author: Birdwell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Creighton | Hall
Sponsor: Landgraf
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those emissions.

SB 1282 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Campbell | Hall | Schwertner
Sponsor: Paddie | Vasut
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to cost recovery for costs arising from the interconnection of certain electric generation facilities with the ERCOT transmission system.

SB 1387 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Taylor
Sponsor: Clardy | Hefner | Cain | Jetton | Swanson
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a voting system used in an election in this state be manufactured, stored, and held in the United States by a company headquartered in the United States.

SB 1508 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Hall | Hughes
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: May 4 2021 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the election integrity division in the office of the attorney general.

SB 1572 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Sponsor: Schofield
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the numbering and signing of ballots by early voting clerks and deputy early voting clerks.

SB 1694 Author: Paxton
Coauthor: Creighton | Hall
Last Action: 03/26/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a student's eligibility for special education services provided by a school district.

SB 1776 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hall | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Bell, Keith | Allison | Harris | Toth
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

SB 2154 Author: Schwertner
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | Hinojosa | et al.
Sponsor: Paddie
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

SB 2195 Author: Kolkhorst
Coauthor: Blanco | Buckingham | Campbell | Eckhardt | Gutierrez | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the relationship between pharmacists or pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers or health benefit plan issuers.

SB 2202 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Hall | Paxton | Schwertner | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Referred to Public Education: May 3 2021 10:56AM
Caption: Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.

SCR 12 Author: Creighton
Coauthor: Buckingham | Hall | Kolkhorst
Sponsor: King, Phil | Harris
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Signed by the Governor
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 17 Author: Hughes
Coauthor: Blanco | Buckingham | Creighton | Gutierrez | Hall | et al.
Sponsor: Herrero | Muñoz, Jr. | Parker | Capriglione | Toth
Last Action: 05/28/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

SCR 29 Author: Miles
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | Buckingham | et al.
Sponsor: White | Murr | Reynolds | Rose
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing commitment to eliminating racially offensive place names and urging the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to approve requests to change racially offensive names of geographic features.

SCR 50 Author: Campbell
Coauthor: Blanco | Eckhardt | Hall
Sponsor: Raymond | Lopez
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Private Marcelino Serna and to U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice William Ray Flores.

SJR 27 Author: Hancock
Coauthor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Creighton | Hall | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Leach | Parker | Noble | Slawson
Last Action: 05/19/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

SJR 51 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt
Coauthor: Hall | Kolkhorst | Springer
Last Action: 05/04/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the unsolicited distribution of an application form for an absentee ballot.

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