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Legislation authored by Don Huffines

Includes legislation with Don Huffines as the primary author for the 84th through 85th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

85th Regular Session
SB 15 Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.
SB 109 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a limit on the number of terms a judge or justice may serve on a court in this state.
SB 110 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to term limits for elected officers of political subdivisions.
SB 111 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic enforcement systems.
SB 112 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.
SB 113 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the provision of and local regulation of certain for-hire passenger transportation.
SB 114 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Transportation expenditures for toll facility acquisition and construction.
SB 115 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.
SB 116 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Racing Commission.
SB 117 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Workforce Commission.
SB 118 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
SB 119 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Lottery Commission.
SB 120 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Medical Board.
SB 121 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Nursing.
SB 122 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Optometry Board.
SB 123 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Dental Examiners.
SB 124 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.
SB 125 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.
SB 126 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
SB 127 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.
SB 171 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
SB 258 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.
SB 259 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to jury summons questionnaires.
SB 260 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Immigration and Refugees.
SB 280 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of criminal trespass.
SB 409 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of county and justice courts in civil matters.
SB 458 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the offense of carrying a handgun while intoxicated.
SB 459 Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.
SB 603 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.
SB 604 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the determination of wealth per student for school districts with cost-effective spending and measurable student academic progress.
SB 605 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to procedures for the review and selection of certain instructional materials by public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
SB 606 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the authority of a school district of innovation to administer alternative assessment instruments to district students.
SB 607 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to transportation of students entitled to a public education grant.
SB 608 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to public school class size limits in certain grades.
SB 609 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to elimination of the use of continuing contracts by school districts in employing teachers and other professionals.
SB 610 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to a study on expanding the state virtual school network.
SB 635 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions.
SB 636 Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.
SB 637 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to audits of a regional mobility authority by the state auditor.
SB 638 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restrictions on legislative lobbying by a regional mobility authority or an employee of a regional mobility authority.
SB 639 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.
SB 661 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.
SB 662 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
SB 663 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to disposition of proceeds and property from asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
SB 664 Last Action: Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses.
SB 701 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the election date for the authorization of the issuance of bonds.
SB 702 Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a minimum voter turnout requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision.
SB 703 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting movable early voting polling places.
SB 764 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: 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.
SB 765 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to providing the financial cost incurred by the Texas Education Agency as a result of providing educational services to persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.
SB 766 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by the health and human services system as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.
SB 767 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to accounting for costs incurred by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a result of the presence in this state of persons who are not lawfully present in the United States.
SB 798 Last Action: Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.
SB 844 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the active supervision of occupational licensing authorities by the attorney general.
SB 845 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to an occupational licensing database.
SB 846 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers.
SB 847 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies.
SB 848 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education.
SB 849 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for physicians associated with certain sports teams.
SB 850 Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.
SB 985 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the County Court at Law No. 3 of Dallas County, County Court at Law No. 4 of Dallas County, and County Court at Law No. 5 of Dallas County and the transfer of cases to the County Court at Law No. 1 of Dallas County and County Court at Law No. 2 of Dallas County.
SB 1055 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to assistance provided to employees of state agencies abolished under the Texas Sunset Act.
SB 1122 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain county boards of education, boards of county school trustees, and offices of county school superintendent.
SB 1280 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the minimum amount of student instruction required to be provided by school districts.
SB 1281 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to an exemption from motor carrier registration for certain vehicles transporting household goods.
SB 1282 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of automated traffic control systems.
SB 1287 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to compliance with prohibitions regarding the use of common core state standards in public schools.
SB 1408 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.
SB 1588 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.
SB 1711 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the claim process for unclaimed property.
SB 1712 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain charges and programs associated with the universal service fund.
SB 2168 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of records produced in the course of an investigation related to educator misconduct.
SB 2169 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to treating ale and malt liquor in the same manner as beer for purposes of alcoholic beverage regulation.
SB 2170 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.
SB 2171 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the number of emissions inspections performed by certain vehicle inspection stations.
SB 2178 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain regulations that apply to state licensees.
SCR 8 Last Action: Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Caption: Designating the cannon as the official state gun of Texas.
SJR 10 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature.
SJR 11 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.
SJR 12 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the establishment of limits on the number of terms judges and justices may serve on courts in this state.
SJR 13 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a political subdivision of this state to limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold an office of the political subdivision.
SJR 30 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.
SJR 33 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools and home schools from state and local regulation.
SJR 35 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.
SJR 40 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress.
SJR 53 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund.
SR 198 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Rowlett Day.
SR 199 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Garland Day.
SR 268 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Irving Day.
SR 400 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 9, 2017, as Coppell Day.
SR 588 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Dallas County Council of Republican Women to the Capitol.
SR 703 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Tony Romo for his many achievements.
SR 740 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the fifth class of Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars for their commitment to public service.
SR 768 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Patrick and Fay Cosgrove on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary.
85th 1st Called Session
SB 15 Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving and preemption of local regulation of the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.
SB 52 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to a supermajority requirement for an election authorizing the issuance of bonds issued by a political subdivision.
SB 53 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the participation of a charitable organization that facilitates the procurement of an elective abortion in the state employee charitable campaign.
SB 54 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in certain actions challenging an order, ordinance, or similar measure of certain political subdivisions or the failure of an officer of certain political subdivisions to perform certain actions.
SB 55 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.
SB 56 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of records produced in the course of an investigation related to educator misconduct.
SB 57 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast of certain open meetings.
SB 58 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections.
SB 88 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain voting-related offenses committed or attempted by persons who are not citizens of the United States.
SJR 9 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the time that a person may serve as a member of the Texas Legislature.
SJR 10 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices.
SR 43 Last Action: Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Joshua Michael Snowden.
SR 76 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson on her efforts in investigating voter fraud.
84th Regular Session
SB 61 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of revenue derived from certain transportation-related taxes.
SB 62 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: 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.
SB 63 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for and time that a person may serve in certain offices.
SB 64 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to appellate court procedures and deadlines in a civil action.
SB 175 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
SB 340 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
SB 341 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.
SB 342 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
SB 343 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the conformity of local law with state law.
SB 1178 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to an interim study on an education savings account program.
SB 1179 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.
SB 1180 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the membership, powers, and duties of the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 1181 Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to an interim study concerning this state's noncommercial hunting and fishing license systems.
SB 1182 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.
SB 1183 Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to enter into certain contracts with private vendors.
SB 1184 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the governance of a regional mobility authority.
SB 1185 Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a biennial study regarding occupational licensing requirements.
SB 1186 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the permissible wealth per student of certain school districts.
SB 1340 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the photographic enforcement of traffic laws.
SB 1342 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the required curriculum for public school students.
SB 1343 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: 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.
SB 1344 Last Action: Referred to Business & Industry
Caption: Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.
SB 1345 Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: 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.
SB 1346 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state.
SB 1347 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.
SB 1603 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the storage of certain alcoholic beverages by certain permit holders.
SB 1604 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing the regulation of hair braiding.
SB 1605 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to an expedited permit program for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 1606 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Transportation to increase the use of the design-build method for roadway projects.
SB 1607 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to five-year signature transportation projects of the Texas Department of Transportation.
SB 1608 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to abolishing certain occupational licensing requirements and associated regulations.
SB 1609 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study on relocating the Legislative Reference Library.
SB 1610 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of school property tax revenue that is subject to recapture under the public school finance system.
SB 1611 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of professional charter academies.
SB 1613 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for certain state employees.
SB 1614 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the correction of an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.
SB 1615 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: 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.
SB 1673 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the preemption of a local law by state law.
SB 1674 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the development of the Interstate Highway 635 East project in Dallas.
SB 1675 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the repeal of mandatory periodic motor vehicle inspections.
SB 1676 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.
SB 1677 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits.
SB 1678 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to at-will state employment.
SB 1679 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures for a certain municipalities to adopt or amend a national model building code.
SB 1681 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to police chiefs of certain municipalities.
SB 1682 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the contract required to be used by school districts in employing teachers and other professional employees.
SB 1683 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: 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.
SB 1684 Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: 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.
SB 1685 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Texas emissions reduction plan and the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.
SB 1688 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the Memorial Day weekend sales tax exemption period.
SJR 6 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide qualifications for and limit the time that a person may serve in certain offices.
SJR 41 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: 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.
SJR 42 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: 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.
SJR 43 Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.
SJR 47 Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: 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.
SJR 55 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for retention elections for police chiefs of certain municipalities.
SR 248 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day.
SR 290 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
SR 302 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Dallas Regional Chamber Day.
SR 406 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Coppell Day.
SR 482 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing James P. Graham for receiving the 2015 Spirit of the Centennial Award.
SR 673 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the detention officers and jail employees of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
SR 741 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jordan Spieth for winning the 2015 Masters golf tournament.