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

Sen. Konni Burton

District 10 (R-Colleyville)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
SB 1243 Relating to a pilot program for donation and redistribution of certain unused prescription medications; authorizing a fee. 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
SB 795 Relating to establishing an interstate voter registration crosscheck program. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
SB 1536 Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
SB 390 Relating to docket preference for trials in which the alleged victim is younger than 14 years of age. 05/22/2015
SB 393 Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration. 05/26/2015
SB 391 Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee. 04/07/2015
SB 392 Relating to posting notice of a meeting of a governmental body on the Internet instead of in a newspaper. 04/16/2015
SB 433 Relating to a membership interest in a limited liability company subject to a charging order. 02/09/2015
SB 441 Relating to the sale of motor vehicles on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. 02/09/2015
SB 434 Relating to the repeal of the authorization for a governing body to conduct economic development negotiations in a closed meeting under the open meetings law. 02/09/2015
SB 457 Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to waive the waiting period for a marriage ceremony. 02/11/2015
SB 456 Relating to establishing a uniform one-half mile extraterritorial jurisdiction limit for municipalities. 02/09/2015
SB 440 Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to prohibit hydraulic fracturing treatment. 02/09/2015
SB 500 Relating to self-settled asset protection trusts. 02/11/2015
SB 499 Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. 02/11/2015
SB 1863 Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. 03/25/2015
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
SB 1528 Relating to corporate donations to a charity chosen by a political contributor. 03/23/2015
SB 396 Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers. 02/02/2015
SR 370 In memory of Kelly Walters. 03/16/2015
SR 618 Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day. 04/23/2015
SR 681 Recognizing the opening of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's new headquarters. 05/05/2015
SB 1532 Relating to the appointment of an associate commissioner for veterans services at the Health and Human Services Commission. 05/19/2015
SB 1862 Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists; creating a criminal offense. 05/04/2015
SB 1861 Relating to the audit of Tarrant Regional Water District. 03/25/2015
SB 1534 Relating to venue in a lawsuit against the State of Texas or a state agency. 03/23/2015
SB 1537 Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to enforce a smoking ban on the premises of certain businesses. 03/23/2015
SB 712 Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. 03/02/2015
SR 255 Recognizing Abel Alfonso Pena Jr. for his contributions to Templo El Buen Samaritano in Houston. 02/24/2015
SCR 12 Urging Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide for a balanced federal budget except during a time of national emergency. 02/18/2015
SCR 8 Urging Congress to reduce the amount of paperwork required of teachers by federal law. 02/11/2015
SB 501 Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. 02/11/2015
SB 502 Relating to reducing paperwork and duplicate reports required of a school district. 02/11/2015
SB 511 Relating to the termination of a volunteer deputy registrar appointment. 02/11/2015
SB 559 Relating to public availability of the name of an applicant for the position of executive director, chief investment officer, or chief audit executive of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. 02/18/2015
SB 558 Relating to public availability of certain information related to economic development negotiations. 02/18/2015
SJR 32 Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit legislative committees to consider matters during the first 60 days of a regular session. 02/24/2015
SB 620 Relating to the issuance of commemorative coins by a vendor designated as the official state mint. 02/23/2015
SB 616 Relating to eliminating authority of municipalities to annex for limited purposes. 02/23/2015
SB 618 Relating to grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits. 02/23/2015
SB 615 Relating to the ability of an area proposed to be annexed to incorporate as a new general-law municipality. 04/27/2015
SB 614 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping; creating an offense. 02/23/2015
SB 617 Relating to the operation of certain self-insurance trusts for health care liability claims; requiring a certificate of authority to engage in the business of insurance. 02/23/2015
SB 613 Relating to physician inquiries regarding firearm ownership. 02/23/2015
SB 619 Relating to ballot propositions authorizing certain political subdivisions to issue bonds. 02/23/2015
SR 198 Recognizing the Texas Christian University football team for their achievements. 02/18/2015
SB 612 Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder. 04/21/2015
SR 331 Recognizing Mansfield Day at the State Capitol. 03/18/2015
SR 256 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as MillerCoors Fort Worth Brewery Day. 02/25/2015
SB 720 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing. 03/02/2015
SB 719 Relating to the direct shipment of certain alcoholic beverages to ultimate consumers; authorizing a fee. 03/02/2015
SB 721 Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities. 03/02/2015
SB 710 Relating to the organization of a municipal government as a Liberty City general-law municipality. 04/27/2015
SB 711 Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities or lobbyists. 03/02/2015
SR 210 Recognizing the Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. 02/23/2015
SB 1245 Relating to the use of certain coins and bullion as legal tender. 04/16/2015
SB 1244 Relating to property owners' association elections and votes. 03/17/2015
SB 1110 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution. 03/16/2015
SB 1112 Relating to the use of state resources to implement or enforce the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 03/16/2015
SB 1535 Relating to procedures to amend a declaration by a property owners association. 03/23/2015
SJR 53 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. 03/23/2015
SB 1565 Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings. 03/23/2015
SB 1564 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. 05/06/2015
SB 1530 Relating to the offense of leaving a motor vehicle unattended. 05/08/2015
SB 1533 Relating to the abolishment of the Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Office in the office of the governor and the moving image industry incentive program. 03/30/2015
SB 1531 Relating to the use of revenue derived from oil and gas by the Tarrant Regional Water District. 03/23/2015
SB 1529 Relating to the creation and regulation of a law enforcement agency or police department. 05/22/2015
SB 1538 Relating to exclusivity agreements between telecommunications services providers and property owners. 03/23/2015
SB 1111 Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. 03/16/2015
SB 380 Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision. 04/30/2015
SB 751 Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses. 03/02/2015
SR 950 In memory of the life of William R. Moody. 05/21/2015
SR 415 Recognizing March 23, 2015, as Toll-Free Texas Day. 03/23/2015
SB 989 Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. 03/10/2015
SR 660 Recognizing members of the Burleson Young Executives Alliance on the occasion of their visit to the Capitol. 04/29/2015
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 118 Recognizing February 25 and 26, 2015, as Tarrant County Days. 02/09/2015
SB 7 Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax. 05/12/2015
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
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
SR 398 Extending condolences to the families of the missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico. 03/19/2015
SB 1340 Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws. 03/24/2015
SB 8 Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. 05/05/2015

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