Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Sen. Robert Nichols
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/22/2024

Number of Bills: 67

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Additional Primary Authored Bills

Author (46):
SB 11 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: King, Ken
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to measures for ensuring safety and security in public schools, including measures related to the health and safety of public school students and active shooter training for certain peace officers.

SB 222 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Metcalf
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to paid leave by certain state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.

SB 225 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance of the economic stabilization fund for the purpose of allocating certain constitutional transfers of money to that fund and the state highway fund.

SB 505 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 05/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to imposing an additional fee for the registration of an electric vehicle.

SB 646 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Kuempel
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to formula funding for certain nonresident students enrolled at Lamar State College--Orange.

SB 821 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of the sale of personal data by state agencies.

SB 901 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil actions or arbitrations involving transportation network companies.

SB 1021 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the handling of bids on certain contracts for highway projects.

SB 1022 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 04/03/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

SB 1023 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment and posting of the maximum loads permitted on certain bridges.

SB 1048 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/03/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the documentation required for the purchase of certain timber products; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1054 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Burrows
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requirements for a trial in the contest of an election on a proposed constitutional amendment.

SB 1055 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Clardy | Kuempel | Ashby | Cook | Isaac
Last Action: 05/10/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a new university in Nacogdoches, Texas, within The University of Texas System and the allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education; abolishing Stephen F. Austin State University.

SB 1121 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Filed
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the ownership rights of the City of Nacogdoches in the Central Heights Water System to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.

SB 1232 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the determination of the sufficient balance of the economic stabilization fund for the purpose of allocating general revenue to that fund and the state highway fund.

SB 1238 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

SB 1305 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 05/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the ownership rights of the City of Nacogdoches in the Central Heights Water System to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.

SB 1344 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Ashby
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the advertising of certain used motor vehicles.

SB 1428 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/16/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a permit for certain commercial surface disposal facilities.

SB 1498 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/29/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the collection, remittance, and administration of the tax on gross rental receipts on motor vehicles rented through a marketplace rental provider; imposing a penalty.

SB 1499 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the funding of certain port projects.

SB 1500 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of navigation districts and the boards of trustees of municipal port facilities.

SB 1865 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the treatment of income tax expenses in rate proceedings for water and sewer utilities.

SB 1866 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Metcalf | Cunningham | Manuel | Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

SB 1867 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of a water or sewer utility to consolidate more than one system under a single tariff.

SB 1983 Author: Nichols | Schwertner
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to charges imposed for costs related to Winter Storm Uri

SB 2052 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Ashby
Last Action: 06/16/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to permit fees for groundwater wells imposed by the Southeast Texas Groundwater Conservation District.

SB 2107 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Referred to Energy Resources: May 3 2023 4:20PM
Caption: Relating to the ownership of the pore space underlying the surface of land.

SB 2150 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Clardy
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Joaquin as the Lt. General O.R. "Cotton" Whiddon Memorial Highway.

SB 2327 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/23/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to compensation for the streamlined expedited release of certain areas from a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

SB 2573 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/30/2023 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of the 411th District Court and of the County Court at Law of Polk County.

SB 2580 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Bailes
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 12; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SB 2594 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Bailes
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

SCR 2 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Canales
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Extending the duty of the comptroller of public accounts under Section 7-c, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, to deposit certain tax revenue to the state highway fund.

SCR 45 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Designating Palestine as the official Dogwood Trails Capital of Texas for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

SR 129 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/07/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association for their service.

SR 139 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/07/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2023, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day.

SR 154 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2023, as Liberty County Day.

SR 155 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/14/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 13, 2023, as Hardin County Day.

SR 171 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Stephen F. Austin State University on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

SR 222 Author: Nichols | Creighton
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27 and 28, 2023, as Golden Triangle Days.

SR 240 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Laura Ryan for her service to the Texas Transportation Commission.

SR 305 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/14/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Palestine for its contributions to the state.

SR 334 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its Forestry Day celebration.

SR 470 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 04/25/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Harmon Moore.

SR 617 Author: Nichols
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Hubert Robinson on the occasion of his retirement.

Additional Primary Authors (21):
SB 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, limitations on appraisals and taxes, and property tax administration.

SB 10 Author: Huffman | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Bonnen | Burns | Capriglione
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

SB 15 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson | Slawson | Klick | Bonnen | Oliverson
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 1751 Author: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Nichols
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 24 2023 7:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation and tax treatment of facilities in the ERCOT power region that demand a large load of interruptible power.

SB 1755 Author: Hinojosa | Blanco | Nichols
Last Action: 03/20/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain health care provider participation programs in this state.

SJR 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes, to increase the amount of an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

SR 108 Author: Hughes | Nichols
Last Action: 01/25/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Margaret and Jim Perkins for their contributions to Texas education.

SR 148 Author: West | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/08/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Opal Lee on the occasion of the unveiling of her portrait in the Senate Chamber.

SR 174 Author: Creighton | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2023, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day.

SR 198 Author: LaMantia | Alvarado | Creighton | Hinojosa | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2023, as Texas Ports Day.

SR 212 Author: Perry | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the organizers, supporters, and attendees of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

SR 244 Author: Flores | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Campbell | Creighton | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association Legislative Day.

SR 323 Author: King | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2023, as World Down Syndrome Day.

SR 362 Author: Creighton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Huffman | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Jimmy Don Blair.

SR 513 Author: LaMantia | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mary Elizabeth Altman Yturria.

SR 529 Author: Parker | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 11, 2023, as World War II Veterans Capitol Day.

SR 618 Author: Campbell | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Billy Joe "Red" McCombs.

SR 630 Author: Zaffirini | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Printed in full
Caption: In memory of former State Representative and Senator James William "Bill" Haley.

SR 678 Author: Perry | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Reported enrolled
Caption: Requesting Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for funds used or will be used to meet federal obligations to secure the southern border.

SR 728 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: In memory of Gloria Morris Ashford of Dallas.

SR 729 Author: Hughes | Alvarado | Bettencourt | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 S Remarks ordered printed
Caption: In memory of Flora Loretta Solomon Reves.

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