The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Sen. Don Huffines

District 16 (R-Dallas)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
SB 795 Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program. Effective on 9/1/15
SB 11 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; providing a criminal penalty. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1 Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. See remarks for effective date

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
SB 1607 Relating to five-year signature transportation projects of the Texas Department of Transportation. 03/23/2015
SB 61 Relating to the allocation and use of revenue derived from certain transportation-related taxes. 01/26/2015
SB 343 Relating to the conformity of local law with state law. 02/02/2015
SB 340 Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems. 03/30/2015
SB 341 Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. 02/02/2015
SB 342 Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties. 02/09/2015
SB 1681 Relating to police chiefs of certain municipalities. 03/23/2015
SB 1683 Relating to the retention of unexpended political contributions by and certain activities and benefits of certain public servants, including current and former members of the legislature. 03/23/2015
SB 1608 Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations. 03/23/2015
SB 1674 Relating to the development of the Interstate Highway 635 East project in Dallas. 03/30/2015
SJR 6 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices. 02/18/2015
SR 406 Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Coppell Day. 03/23/2015
SB 1679 Relating to procedures for a certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code. 05/14/2015
SR 482 Recognizing James P. Graham for receiving the 2015 Spirit of the Centennial Award. 04/01/2015
SR 673 Recognizing the detention officers and jail employees of the Dallas County Sheriffs Department. 05/04/2015
SR 741 Recognizing Jordan Spieth for winning the 2015 Masters golf tournament. 05/08/2015
SB 62 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. 05/14/2015
SB 1611 Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies. 04/14/2015
SB 1613 Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees. 03/23/2015
SB 1606 Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to increase the use of the design-build method for roadway projects. 03/23/2015
SB 1688 Relating to the Memorial Day weekend sales tax exemption period. 03/23/2015
SB 1676 Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. 03/23/2015
SB 1179 Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations. 03/17/2015
SB 175 Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax. 01/27/2015
SB 64 Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action. 01/26/2015
SB 63 Relating to the qualifications for and time that a person may serve in certain offices. 02/18/2015
SR 248 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day. 02/25/2015
SB 1347 Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. 03/18/2015
SJR 47 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. 03/18/2015
SB 1343 Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District of certain property subject to a tax abatement agreement with the district and to the validation of certain actions of the district. 05/04/2015
SB 1346 Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state. 03/18/2015
SJR 41 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a statute or appropriations act that furthers a legitimate state purpose or interest such as efficiency or local control meets the requirement of providing an efficient system of public schools and that this requirement is the prerogative of the legislature. 03/11/2015
SB 1345 Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County. 05/22/2015
SB 1340 Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws. 03/24/2015
SB 1344 Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit. 05/04/2015
SB 1180 Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission. 03/17/2015
SJR 43 Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads. 03/30/2015
SB 1182 Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects. 03/30/2015
SB 1186 Relating to the permissible wealth per student of certain school districts. 03/17/2015
SB 1184 Relating to the governance of a regional mobility authority. 05/21/2015
SB 1183 Relating to authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enter into certain contracts with private vendors. 03/17/2015
SR 302 Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Dallas Regional Chamber Day. 03/04/2015
SR 290 Recognizing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. 03/04/2015
SJR 42 Proposing a constitutional amendment prescribing the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. 03/11/2015
SB 1185 Relating to a biennial study regarding occupational licensing requirements. 05/26/2015
SB 1178 Relating to an interim study on an education savings account program. 05/14/2015
SB 1342 Relating to the required curriculum for public school students. 03/18/2015
SB 1610 Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system. 03/23/2015
SB 1605 Relating to an expedited permit program for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 03/23/2015
SB 1604 Relating to abolishing the regulation of hair braiding. 03/23/2015
SB 1614 Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll. 03/23/2015
SB 1603 Relating to the storage of certain alcoholic beverages by certain permit holders. 04/28/2015
SB 1615 Relating to the qualifications required of an appraisal district employee in order to testify as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals. 03/23/2015
SB 1609 Relating to a study on relocating the Legislative Reference Library. 03/23/2015
SB 1181 Relating to an interim study concerning this state's noncommercial hunting and fishing license systems. 05/21/2015
SB 1678 Relating to at-will state employment. 03/23/2015
SB 1684 Relating to authorizing certain first responders to carry a concealed handgun while on duty and to the prosecution of certain related criminal offenses; providing for a fee. 05/26/2015
SJR 55 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for retention elections for police chiefs of certain municipalities. 03/23/2015
SB 1675 Relating to the repeal of mandatory periodic motor vehicle inspections. 04/16/2015
SB 1673 Relating to the preemption of a local law by state law. 03/23/2015
SB 1682 Relating to the contract required to be used by school districts in employing teachers and other professional employees. 03/23/2015
SB 1685 Relating to the repeal of the Texas emissions reduction plan and the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program. 03/23/2015
SB 1677 Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits. 03/23/2015
SR 297 Recognizing the Bob Bullock Scholars Program of Baylor University. 03/02/2015
SR 112 Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Rowlett Day. 02/09/2015
SR 232 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day. 02/25/2015
SJR 36 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation income-producing tangible personal property valued at less than $50,000. 03/04/2015
SB 763 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain income-producing tangible personal property. 03/04/2015
SB 762 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount. 05/21/2015
SR 415 Recognizing March 23, 2015, as Toll-Free Texas Day. 03/23/2015
SB 439 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons. 02/10/2015
SJR 29 Proposing a constitutional amendment to extend the number of days that certain tangible personal property to be transported outside of this state is exempt from ad valorem taxation. 03/04/2015
SB 516 Relating to increasing the period of time for exempting freeport goods from ad valorem taxation. 03/04/2015
SB 694 Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. 05/20/2015
SR 618 Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day. 04/23/2015
SR 97 Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day. 02/04/2015
SR 627 Recognizing Young Conservatives of Texas on the occasion of its 35th anniversary. 04/27/2015
SR 519 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Texas Home School Day. 04/08/2015
SB 1864 Relating to requiring a peace officer to obtain a warrant to search a cellular telephone or other wireless communications device. 05/22/2015
SJR 1 Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. 06/01/2015
SB 7 Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax. 05/12/2015
SB 8 Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. 05/05/2015
SR 398 Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. 03/19/2015

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