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Legislation authored by Craig Estes

Includes legislation with Craig Estes as the primary author for the 77th through 85th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

85th Regular Session
SB 26 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan and other related programs and measures to reduce emissions.
SB 178 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
SB 573 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the disposition of proceeds from the sale of freshwater fishing stamps issued by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 580 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
SB 618 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain property owners who allow handguns to be carried on certain property.
SB 619 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to county and municipal cooperation with state and federal immigration law enforcement and efforts to enhance international border security.
SB 634 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for certain skills development fund workforce training program providers.
SB 775 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.
SB 822 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain property from The University of Texas System to the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 832 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
SB 983 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees.
SB 1026 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the method for determining whether a property owner has created the number of new qualifying jobs required for eligibility for a limitation on the appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.
SB 1027 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a school district to waive the new jobs creation requirement for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on the appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.
SB 1028 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a periodic review of local government programs that award economic development incentives to business entities.
SB 1045 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of public notice requirements for certain air quality permit applications.
SB 1046 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sources of funding for the Texas emissions reduction plan.
SB 1054 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for certain offenses committed by a person who is unlawfully present in the United States; changing eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision.
SB 1171 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System.
SB 1393 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the services that require a structural pest control license; changing the applicability of an occupational license.
SB 1421 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Energy Resources
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 1422 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the protection and use of intellectual property by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
SB 1432 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of sport lagoons and granting rulemaking authority.
SB 1446 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.
SB 1447 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range.
SB 1448 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to restricting employers from prohibiting certain employees from carrying, transporting, storing, or using handguns or ammunition.
SB 1514 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations.
SB 1530 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons and business activities subject to regulation by certain finance agencies.
SB 1541 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the treatment and recycling for beneficial use of drill cuttings.
SB 1603 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to state agency investigations.
SB 1627 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to consulting agreements, limitation on appraised value, and supplemental payments under the Texas Economic Development Act.
SB 1628 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the replacement of contested case hearings for certain environmental permits with a petition for administrative review.
SB 1629 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to systems of prior authorization for the control, management, and disposal of certain nonhazardous, industrial solid wastes for which there are minimum federal requirements.
SB 1720 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the identification of breeder deer by use of microchip implants.
SB 1835 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state; creating an offense.
SB 2058 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the savings and mortgage lending commissioner.
SB 2246 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of the Weatherford Junior College District.
SCR 26 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to review federal regulations on the oil and gas industry.
SCR 35 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.
SJR 20 Author: Estes, Craig
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 38 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Rescinding certain applications made by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.
SJR 51 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production.
SR 31 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Anita Palmer Hackley.
SR 32 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nick Schreiber for being named the Texas Big Brother of the Year.
SR 83 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Palo Pinto County Day.
SR 163 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 16, 2017, as East Parker County Day.
SR 164 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association to the Capitol.
SR 274 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Liquefied Natural Gas Day.
SR 405 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Theodore Roosevelt IV for his commitment to conservation.
SR 411 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Donald Blair Lang Jr.
SR 412 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating March 16, 2017, as Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.
SR 426 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Tarleton State University Day.
SR 440 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Stephenville Day.
SR 468 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 22, 2017, as Texas Energy Day.
SR 711 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harrison Brown.
SR 718 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 8 through 13, 2017, as Economic Development Week in Sherman, Texas.
SR 759 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Harrison Brown.
SR 765 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Frenchy and Teri Rheault for their contributions to the Denton community.
SR 781 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Woman's University gymnastics team on winning the 2017 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships.
SR 857 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Aledo High School football team for winning a state championship.
SR 943 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on HB 2445.
85th 1st Called Session
SB 18 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to a limit on local government expenditures.
SJR 11 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting state or local funds from being used for the administration of labor organizations.
84th Regular Session
SB 17 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
SB 105 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
SB 248 Author: Estes, Craig
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 288 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Young County as the Texas Game Warden Joseph Marshall Evans Memorial Highway.
SB 289 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.
SB 326 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.
SB 346 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
SB 360 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to regulatory takings.
SB 361 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations.
SB 362 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.
SB 364 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Racing Commission and the transfer of its powers and duties to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation; providing penalties; authorizing fees.
SB 402 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee on the request by the payee.
SB 570 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use of fireworks at certain Texas Department of Transportation rest areas; creating a criminal offense.
SB 596 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.
SB 621 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses involving, and governmental liability for retaliatory prosecutions associated with, the filming, recording, photographing, documenting, or observing of a peace officer.
SB 646 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to actuarial certification of title insurance company reserves.
SB 647 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to commission peace officers.
SB 661 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the state military forces.
SB 745 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the governance of certain municipal power agencies; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 798 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.
SB 848 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the regulation of medical radiologic technology; providing an administrative penalty; imposing fees; requiring an occupational license.
SB 942 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain certain information through installation or use of global positioning system wireless device trackers, international mobile subscriber identity locators, or other devices or equipment, and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information; creating an offense.
SB 1095 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to required disclosures regarding named driver automobile insurance policies.
SB 1099 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board.
SB 1100 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals Event for funding from the Major Events trust fund.
SB 1122 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.
SB 1159 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.
SB 1251 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Funeral Service Commission; authorizing fees; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1266 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation.
SB 1267 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.
SB 1268 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the filing of a final decision to issue an air quality permit or permit amendment for the project.
SB 1288 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on local solid waste management regulations that are inconsistent with a permit or regulations of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 1289 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission.
SB 1381 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
SB 1391 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to a sales tax imposed on the purchase of certain health care supplies.
SB 1404 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
SB 1409 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the mapping of groundwater in confined and unconfined aquifers.
SB 1410 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir.
SB 1411 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a water right authorizing a transfer of water from one river basin in this state to another river basin in this state.
SB 1412 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to seller's disclosures in connection with residential real property subject to groundwater regulation.
SB 1413 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts.
SB 1414 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to hearings that concern the issuance of permits by a groundwater conservation district.
SB 1415 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which the assets of certain revolving funds administered by the Texas Water Development Board may be used.
SB 1445 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain segments of the health care system.
SB 1521 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the determination of expert reports in a health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.
SB 1522 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy.
SB 1571 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the County Court of Cooke County.
SB 1588 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the management of the water resources of the state.
SB 1618 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain nicotine products other than cigarettes or tobacco products, including the sale or marketing of nicotine products to minors, the possession or use of those nicotine products by minors, and to delivery sales of those nicotine products; creating an offense.
SB 1806 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limits on the regulatory authority of a municipality.
SB 2065 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.
SCR 5 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.
SJR 18 Author: Estes, Craig
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.
SR 15 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing David Greer for his service to the citizens of Henrietta.
SR 102 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Graham on the occasion of Graham Day.
SR 103 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the City of Graham on the occasion of its food-truck championship competition.
SR 143 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Luther G. Prunty.
SR 155 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jesse W. Rogers on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 156 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming Leadership Montague County to the State Capitol.
SR 157 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 17, 2015, as Justices of the Peace and Constables Day.
SR 186 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks BBQ Challenge.
SR 187 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 17, 2015, as Wise County Day.
SR 270 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Liquefied Natural Gas Day.
SR 274 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Clarence William Muehlberger.
SR 325 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of George Houston Parker.
SR 362 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alane Sauder MacGuire.
SR 382 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Tarleton State University Day.
SR 383 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as 4-H Day.
SR 454 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Denco Area 9-1-1 District for its work on behalf of Lewisville residents.
SR 506 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming September of 2016 as Recovery Month.
SR 507 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming September of 2015 as Recovery Month.
SR 567 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the dedication of Millsap United Methodist Church as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
SR 653 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dana Ables on the occasion of her retirement.
SR 692 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing B. F. Wade for 65 years of law enforcement service.
SR 941 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the delegation of American Heritage Girls to the Capitol.
SR 954 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ben Thompson for his achievements at the 2015 UIL track and field competition.
SR 999 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Brenna Moore for winning the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Women's Golf Championship.
SR 1032 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. 910.
83rd Regular Session
SB 113 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
SB 173 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of radio frequency identification technology to transmit information regarding public school students.
SB 174 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the control of stray bison and other estrays.
SB 175 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.
SB 281 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the administration and powers of the Red River Authority of Texas.
SB 283 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the number of members of the Texas Historical Commission.
SB 298 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of the towing of a vehicle by its owner.
SB 299 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the intentional display of a handgun by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
SB 342 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to exemption from the sales tax for certain water efficient products for a limited period.
SB 343 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain seized weapons.
SB 522 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.
SB 615 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the contracting authority of the Texas Historical Commission.
SB 834 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain grand juror information, including making former district court jurors instead of former grand jurors eligible for service on certain public committees.
SB 896 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of the appellate judicial system for the Second Court of Appeals District.
SB 897 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the offenses of interference with public duties, required obedience to the order or direction of a police officer, and assault, certain unsuccessful prosecutions therefor, and related civil liability of a governmental unit.
SB 916 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to quorums and meetings by teleconference of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.
SB 917 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain property at Possum Kingdom Lake.
SB 918 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority and regulation of certain real property in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake.
SB 1019 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the investment of funds by the governing boards of certain institutions of higher education.
SB 1088 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices.
SB 1212 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning the transfer of exotic species to certain transfers of water that supply populous areas.
SB 1228 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.
SB 1330 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for tangible personal property used to provide cable television service, Internet access service, or telecommunications services and to the exclusion of that property in certain economic development agreements.
SB 1393 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to homeland security strategy.
SB 1394 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the statewide critical infrastructure protection strategy.
SB 1395 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals.
SB 1396 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to state agency investigations.
SB 1397 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain surety companies.
SB 1398 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rules governing the allocation of delegates to a political party's national presidential nominating convention.
SB 1399 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the use of proceeds from a junior college district branch campus maintenance tax.
SB 1400 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the municipal and county regulation of air guns.
SB 1465 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to exempting certain amounts charged for certain cable television services from the sales and use tax.
SB 1466 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate state licensees.
SB 1467 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to economic development incentives for firearms manufacturers, firearms accessory manufacturers, and ammunition manufacturers.
SB 1468 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of certain electric generation projects for programs designed to encourage the capture and utilization of carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery.
SB 1659 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to manufacturers and distributors of only all electric-powered or all battery-powered motor vehicles.
SB 1660 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the School Safety Advisory Council and School Safety Certification Program.
SB 1661 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the consequences of engaging in certain conduct characteristic of organized crime; providing penalties.
SB 1814 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that members of the Public Safety Commission hold a secret security clearance.
SB 1857 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the certification of certain qualified handgun instructors to conduct school safety training.
SB 1871 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the state cemetery.
SB 1873 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the authority to issue bonds of the Mustang Special Utility District.
SB 1874 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Parker County Utility District No. 1.
SB 1875 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the Jack County Hospital District; authorizing the imposition of a tax.
SB 1877 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Venable Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Denton County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 1878 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Highway 380 Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 1885 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Comanche Municipal Management District No. 1.
SB 1886 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Old Celina Municipal Management District No. 1.
SCR 6 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border during the 2012-2013 budget cycle.
SCR 20 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the first week of May as Texas Bison Week for a 10-year period beginning in 2013.
SCR 36 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Ken Horton for his leadership in Texas agriculture.
SJR 17 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
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 23 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.
SJR 26 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.
SJR 53 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Rescinding every application made at any time by the Legislature of the State of Texas to the United States Congress to call a national convention, pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, for proposing any amendment or amendments to that Constitution.
SR 136 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2013, as Texas Chiropractic Association Day at the State Capitol.
SR 161 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Grayson County delegation on the occasion of Grayson County Day at the Capitol.
SR 174 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leadership Montague County on the occasion of its visit to the State Capitol.
SR 189 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Wylie Chamber of Commerce for its contributions to the Wylie and Collin County area.
SR 224 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Kevin L. Thompson for his contributions to the Wichita Falls community.
SR 265 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4 and 5, 2013, as Collin County Days at the Capitol.
SR 274 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the delegates of the City of Graham and the Graham Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of Graham Day at the State Capitol.
SR 301 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Gayla Dawn Morris of Wichita Falls and Clay County.
SR 463 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Effie Mae Caffee.
SR 559 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bobbie Roberts Ashley on the occasion of her 80th birthday.
SR 654 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Louis Pitcock, Jr.
SR 892 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program of the General Motors Foundation.
SR 1063 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 281.
SR 1084 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 912.
83rd 1st Called Session
SR 102 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Betty and James Henson on the occasion of their 75th wedding anniversary.
83rd 2nd Called Session
SR 40 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Grayson County Alzheimer's Caregiver Respite Time Out Program for its contributions to its community.
82nd Regular Session
SB 18 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
SB 179 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the service area of the North Central Texas College District.
SB 180 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
SB 248 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the regulation of public grain warehouse operators.
SB 249 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.
SB 348 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum or Salvinorin A; providing a penalty.
SB 408 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to inspection of and the operation of watercraft on the John Graves Scenic Riverway; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.
SB 409 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.
SB 411 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report distributed
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.
SB 478 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the protection of stray bison.
SB 479 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to limiting the liability of certain persons for farm animal activities.
SB 590 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to retainage under certain construction contracts.
SB 691 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the exemption from permitting by groundwater conservation districts for certain water wells used for domestic, livestock, and poultry watering purposes.
SB 692 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exemptions from groundwater conservation district permit requirements.
SB 693 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to permit application and amendment hearings conducted by groundwater conservation districts and the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
SB 766 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges.
SB 896 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain family members of a person who dies while serving in the United States armed forces.
SB 913 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the transmission of records regarding over-the-counter sales of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine and a person's civil liability for certain acts arising from the sale of those products.
SB 940 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to competition in the electric utility market of certain municipalities.
SB 1066 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to adding certain synthetic stimulants to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
SB 1086 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation by the Department of Agriculture of programs for rural economic development and the marketing and promotion of agricultural and other products grown, processed, or produced in this state.
SB 1121 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the student fees for the university center at Midwestern State University.
SB 1122 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the sale of delinquent tax receivables by certain local governments.
SB 1146 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to programs funded under the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
SB 1216 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement in suits for dissolution of marriage and certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
SB 1217 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to an excavator's duty to notify a notification center before excavating; providing civil and criminal penalties.
SB 1218 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the statutory county courts in Wise County.
SB 1224 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to contributions made and personal services rendered to public servants.
SB 1230 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the construction and operation of combined heating and power facilities in certain municipalities.
SB 1231 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the regulation of health spas by the secretary of state.
SB 1232 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the grain producer indemnity fund.
SB 1255 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the employment of physicians by certain municipal hospital authorities.
SB 1279 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the members of the State Securities Board.
SB 1280 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the taxation and titling of certain off-road vehicles.
SB 1356 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the registration of animal tattoo marks with the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
SB 1357 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the redemption and impoundment of estrays.
SB 1361 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective in 90 days -- 8/29/11
Caption: Relating to the audit report exemption for certain general and special law districts.
SB 1375 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to who may participate in certain local option elections to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.
SB 1568 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to shareholder standing after a merger.
SB 1569 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the remediation of underground storage tanks and the fee on delivery of certain petroleum products.
SB 1570 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale of surplus leased land by a governmental entity to a private party.
SJR 16 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productive capacity.
SR 27 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Susan Holland Campbell of Bowie.
SR 28 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ray Clymer of Wichita Falls.
SR 117 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 15, 2011, as Grayson County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 126 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Paul Miller for his service to his country.
SR 127 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Paul VanLinder for his service to his country.
SR 128 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Joel Jimenez for his service to his country.
SR 262 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Texas Farm Bureau Day at the State Capitol.
SR 402 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the annual Smokin' Possum Cook-off as a Texas State Barbecue Championship competition.
SR 440 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas on the occasion of Firefighter Legislative Day at the State Capitol on March 23, 2011.
SR 447 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Printed in full
Caption: In memory of Mundy Ingalls Peale, Jr., of Lake Kiowa.
SR 475 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Glenda Culpepper for receiving the Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.
SR 476 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May of 2011 as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.
SR 502 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cross Trail Outfitters for their work in assisting boys and young men to become leaders in their communities.
SR 504 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring March 23, 2011, Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas Day at the State Capitol.
SR 558 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 22, 2011, as Parker County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 744 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Woman's University Pioneers basketball team for winning the 2011 Lone Star Conference women's basketball championship title.
SR 1179 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alexis Vicente Maldonado.
SR 1194 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Austin Garrett Staggs.
82nd 1st Called Session
SR 6 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth and Grayson Bryant on the adoption of their son, Grayson Kenneth Bryant, Jr.
SR 7 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth and Grayson Bryant on the adoption of their son, Andrew James Bryant.
SR 12 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2011 Red River BBQ Battle in Vernon.
81st Regular Session
SB 18 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by entities with eminent domain authority.
SB 252 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period.
SB 253 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the amount of a county expenditure for which competitive bidding is required.
SB 254 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the exemption of volunteer fire departments from certain motor fuel taxes.
SB 255 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to designation of Midwestern State University as a public liberal arts university.
SB 256 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Midwestern State University.
SB 257 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the sale or delivery of salvia divinorum or Salvinorin A to a child; providing a penalty.
SB 354 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to transactions involving residential mortgage foreclosures; providing a penalty.
SB 372 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain residential and commercial lots in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake to leaseholders of those lots.
SB 472 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Conf. Comm. Report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to notice required before and period to vacate after foreclosure sale of real property.
SB 473 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at the University of North Texas.
SB 474 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the comptroller of public accounts' use of electronic paycards to make certain payments.
SB 538 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.
SB 539 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the funding of certain activities of the General Land Office pertaining to the management of coastal public land.
SB 540 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of an application for a permit to dispose of oil and gas waste in a disposal well.
SB 725 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of certain river authorities.
SB 948 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the definition of an agricultural business for the purposes of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority.
SB 949 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem tax situs of certain portable drilling rigs and associated equipment.
SB 1008 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the Board of Tax Professional Examiners and the transfer of its functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
SB 1011 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
SB 1012 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Credit Union Department and the Credit Union Commission.
SB 1016 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Agriculture and the Prescribed Burning Board, the creation of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and Texas Bioenergy Research Committee, and the abolition of the Texas-Israel Exchange Fund Board; providing penalties.
SB 1112 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of money from a county's general fund to disaster victims.
SB 1188 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the interstate purchase of certain firearms.
SB 1237 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain juvenile probation officers to carry firearms.
SB 1337 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Van Alstyne Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Grayson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 1666 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee.
SB 1667 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of the rural veterinarian loan repayment program.
SB 1691 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Muenster Hospital District.
SB 1704 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.
SB 1986 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Gainesville Hospital District.
SB 1987 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Electra Hospital District.
SB 1988 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to the Texas Rural Investment Fund.
SB 2052 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to projects that may be undertaken by development corporations for the development, retention, or expansion of certain transportation facilities.
SB 2126 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the authority of owners and managers of apartment houses to assess a service charge for the submetering of water and wastewater services.
SB 2127 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to consumer protections for clients of exchange facilitators for tax-deferred exchanges of real property.
SB 2352 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability.
SB 2470 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Maverick Improvement District of Palo Pinto County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2487 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Sienna Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Collin County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2488 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lake Weatherford Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2497 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the North Texas Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2519 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Clear Creek Watershed Authority.
SB 2529 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Red River Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2533 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lake Texoma Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax or assessment and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2541 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Brown's Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Grayson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2587 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Received from the Senate
Caption: Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity from certain suits by certain municipalities.
SCR 11 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Bridgeport as the official Stagecoach Capital of Texas.
SCR 21 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Veteran Affairs & Military Instal
Caption: Urging the Texas congressional delegation to take action to prohibit the use of federal funds to transfer enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay to any facility in Texas or to build or modify facilities for any such enemy combatants in the state.
SCR 54 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Border & Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Memorializing Congress to cease and desist attempting to enact federal legislation impinging on the individual right of every American to keep and bear arms and urging Congress to oppose passage of the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.
SR 28 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Welcoming Victor and Naomi Edmiston of Springtown to the Capitol on the occasion of their birthdays.
SR 146 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 9 and 10, 2009, as Wise County Days.
SR 147 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2009, as Grayson County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 249 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Declaring March 4, 2009, Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas Day at the State Capitol.
SR 345 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Welcoming members of the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas to the State Capitol.
SR 386 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Hazel Holladay of Wichita County for her contributions to foster parenting.
SR 424 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2009, as Wilbarger County and City of Vernon Day at the State Capitol.
SR 467 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John D. Moseley of Sherman.
SR 490 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating March 24, 2009, as Wichita County Legislative Day at the State Capitol.
SR 544 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating April 2, 2009, Agriculture Day in Texas.
SR 545 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 1, 2009, as Texas Cattlemen's Day at the Capitol.
SR 663 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lloyd Ruby of Wichita Falls.
SR 717 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Sherry Cannedy of Wichita Falls for receiving the 2008 Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award from Humanities Texas.
SR 718 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Oscar C. Page on the occasion of his retirement as president of Austin College.
SR 877 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Randy White of Perrin and Bridgeport.
SR 878 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Chesley Sullenberger for his accomplishments as a pilot.
SR 911 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Chrystelle and Philip Logan Stephenson on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
SR 954 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bill Freeman on the occasion of his retirement as Cooke County Judge.
SR 974 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing National Elite Gymnastics for its accomplishments.
SR 1022 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro of Wichita Falls.
SR 1044 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the rights guaranteed to the people of the United States.
81st 1st Called Session
SB 10 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of eminent domain authority.
80th Regular Session
SB 183 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalty for the manufacture of certain controlled substances if a child is present on the premises where the offense is committed.
SB 184 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of criminal conspiracy to manufacture certain controlled substances.
SB 185 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to contract with a private vendor for certain correctional facilities.
SB 252 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of the sporting goods sales tax revenue to fund state and local parks.
SB 272 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the appointment of bailiffs for the 97th Judicial District.
SB 273 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a student fitness and recreational fee at Texas Woman's University.
SB 274 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Silver Star Medal license plates.
SB 624 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fee for a permit to operate an overweight motor vehicle.
SB 910 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Rural Community Affairs.
SB 911 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the continuation and operation of the Texas Animal Health Commission; providing penalties.
SB 912 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Government Organization
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
SB 969 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exemptions from certain fees for government vessels and outboard motors.
SB 1162 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem tax situs of certain portable drilling rigs and associated equipment.
SB 1163 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to definitions applicable to the watershed of and the size of the board of directors of the Brazos River Authority.
SB 1164 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of official court reporters for district courts.
SB 1165 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Gainesville Hospital District.
SB 1326 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sale by the Brazos River Authority of certain residential and commercial lots in the immediate vicinity of Possum Kingdom Lake to leaseholders of those lots.
SB 1333 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain property used to provide affordable housing.
SB 1334 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain housing programs by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
SB 1335 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to notice to a surface owner by an oil or gas well operator of the issuance of a permit for certain oil and gas operations.
SB 1336 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period.
SB 1337 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported from s/c favorably with substitute
Caption: Relating to incentives for biofuel production, distribution, and use in this state.
SB 1338 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the authority of a groundwater conservation district to require reports on annual groundwater withdrawals.
SB 1339 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to allowing money in the disaster contingency fund to be used to provide assistance to producers of agricultural products affected by a disaster caused by severe drought, wildfire, flood, storm, or hurricane.
SB 1340 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a surveyor-in-training certificate.
SB 1434 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the selection of election officers for early voting for the general election for state and county officers.
SB 1586 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the allocation of transmission rights to electricity.
SB 1796 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of salvia divinorum; providing a criminal penalty.
SB 1957 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and method of electing directors of the Mustang Special Utility District.
SB 1983 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2002 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Rolling V Ranch Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 of Wise County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2003 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the creation of the King's Crossing Municipal Utility District of Grayson County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2004 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Denton County Municipal Utility District No. 7; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2010 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Fort Griffin Special Utility District.
SB 2011 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Morning Star Ranch Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 1 and 2 of Parker County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2045 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Gunter Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
SB 2046 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Gunter Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.
SCR 21 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Administration
Caption: Authorizing the construction of a monument on the Capitol grounds honoring the contributions of small businesses.
SCR 40 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Opposing the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 as an unfunded mandate.
SJR 44 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit the voters of a municipality with a population of less than 10,000 to authorize the governing body of the municipality to enter into an agreement with an owner of real property in or adjacent to an area in the municipality that has been approved for funding under certain revitalization or redevelopment programs to prohibit ad valorem tax increases on the owner's property for a limited period.
SR 163 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Connie Jefferson Matthews on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
SR 231 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of David H. Brune.
SR 235 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Elizabeth Borders for winning the 2006 American Quarter Horse Youth Association's Ford Youth World Championship in showmanship.
SR 330 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Northside Indians football team of Wilbarger County for winning the 2006 Class A Six-Man Division II state championship.
SR 363 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Keanna D. Franklin for being named a 2007 Texas Youth of the Year finalist by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
SR 376 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Austin Howard for his accomplishments in the fields of music and academics.
SR 382 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the citizens of Weatherford and Parker County for receiving the 2006 City-County Cooperation Award.
SR 533 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2007, as Firefighter Legislative Day at the State Capitol.
SR 534 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming the period from September 1, 2007, to August 31, 2008, the Centennial Anniversary of 4-H in Texas.
SR 541 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher Program and its participants from Callisburg for their work in education.
SR 573 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Phillip Wayne Townsend of Denison.
SR 615 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Dorsey Trapp of Wichita County for receiving the 2007 Patsy Baggett Children's Service Award.
SR 632 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Midwestern State University on its acceptance as a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
SR 633 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Honorable John Gavin of Wichita Falls.
SR 636 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Sergeant Gary S. Johnston of Windthorst.
SR 676 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Martha Hughes for her service to the Decatur community.
SR 707 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Congratulating the girls basketball team of Lindsay High School for winning the Class A Division I state championship.
SR 786 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Mineral Wells Airport for receiving the Airport of the Year Award.
SR 870 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Palo Pinto County on the occasion of its 150th anniversary.
SR 1030 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the First National Bank of Byers on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
SR 1102 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the boys soccer team of Rider High School in Wichita Falls for winning the Class 4A state championship.
SR 1103 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Logan Lofgren of Wichita Falls on the occasion of his graduation from the Texas School for the Deaf.
SR 1130 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Specialist Ryan Collins of Vernon.
SR 1195 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 12.
79th Regular Session
SB 107 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct related to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to the distribution and retail sales of pseudoephedrine; providing penalties.
SB 108 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalty for manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine.
SB 109 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalty for the manufacture of methamphetamine if a child is present on the premises where the offense is committed.
SB 110 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of criminal conspiracy to manufacture certain controlled substances.
SB 252 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a project of a development corporation in connection with a military base or facility.
SB 489 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the license requirements of marine dealers, distributors, and manufacturers.
SB 490 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to an action for damages alleging professional negligence by a registered professional land surveyor.
SB 697 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the validation of the boundaries of certain school districts.
SB 793 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for utility infrastructure and campus renovations at Midwestern State University.
SB 794 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of North Texas.
SB 795 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas Woman's University.
SB 950 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to the fee for a permit to operate an overweight motor vehicle.
SB 951 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain cemeteries using county resources.
SB 1119 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to authorizing the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to contract with a private vendor for certain correctional facilities.
SB 1138 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a student recreational and health facilities fee at Midwestern State University.
SB 1192 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to stamps for migratory and upland game bird hunting; providing a penalty.
SB 1354 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the protection of water quality in watersheds threatened by quarry activities; establishing a pilot program in a certain portion of the Brazos River watershed; providing penalties.
SB 1366 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to implementing a clean coal project in this state.
SB 1407 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the demonstration of financial assurance by a local government in relation to the operation of a municipal solid waste landfill facility.
SB 1408 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to wage claim disputes.
SB 1551 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain offenses and certain statutes involving the interception of certain communications.
SB 1552 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to the continuation of criminal offenses involving the interception of certain communications for law enforcement purposes.
SB 1563 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to uniform law on negotiable instruments and bank deposits and collections.
SB 1596 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the sale and service of beer by the holder of a winery permit.
SB 1602 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to surveys accepted by the Commissioner of the General Land Office for filing in the official records of the General Land Office.
SB 1603 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain costs associated with certain civil suits by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SB 1668 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to affiliates of public utilities and regulation of electric utilities with regard to payments to affiliates and unbundling requirements.
SB 1669 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the composition of the wine sold or dispensed by wineries located in this state.
SB 1686 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the interagency work group on rural issues.
SB 1729 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Clay County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; providing penalties.
SB 1826 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Parker County Special Utility District; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1828 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Smiley Road Water Control and Improvement District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds.
SB 1849 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the Stephens Regional Special Utility District; granting the power of eminent domain.
SR 202 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 23, 2005, Wise County Day.
SR 228 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2005, as Parker County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 365 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Clifford Neal Knox.
SR 410 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 10, 2005, as Gainesville Day at the Capitol.
SR 542 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 14, 2005, as Fire Ant Prevention Day in Texas.
SR 822 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mike Nelson of Mayday Manufacturing Company for being honored as a Small Business Subcontractor of the Year.
SR 823 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas on the occasion of their 129th Annual Training Conference and Convention.
SR 1081 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Vote recorded in Journal
Caption: Directing the Brazos River Authority to work with the leaseholders and residents of Possum Kingdom Lake Community on the future direction of the area
SR 1094 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2201.
79th 1st Called Session
SB 53 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of North Texas.
SB 54 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for utility infrastructure and campus renovations at Midwestern State University.
SB 55 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas Woman's University.
79th 2nd Called Session
SB 16 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for utility infrastructure and campus renovations at Midwestern State University.
SB 17 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for Texas Woman's University.
SB 18 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the University of North Texas.
SR 91 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming September 2, 2005, World War II Veterans Day in Mineral Wells.
79th 3rd Called Session
SCR 2 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Eleanor Goode Brune.
SR 100 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending 111 Texas game wardens for their search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
SR 111 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Woman's University Pioneers gymnastics team for winning a national championship.
SR 236 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Euline Brock for her contributions to the City of Denton.
SR 246 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Kandi Patton of Salesville for her heroism.
SR 247 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Dustin Patton of Salesville for his courage.
78th Regular Session
SB 134 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in Parker County.
SB 146 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
Caption: Relating to procedural and registration requirements for certain sex offenders.
SB 484 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the competitive bidding requirement for the Greater Texoma Utility Authority.
SB 673 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales tax to certain electric lawn mowers.
SB 674 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensatory time off for certain persons who are employed by the state as peace officers.
SB 675 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to status as an employer under a workers' compensation insurance policy or certificate of authority to self-insure.
SB 676 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the service area of the Weatherford College District.
SB 677 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of license plates to be issued for and displayed on certain motor vehicles.
SB 696 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to franchise tax deductions and exemptions for certain business activities involving desalination devices.
SB 742 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of failure to identify.
SB 761 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain contracts awarded by the Veterans' Land Board be subject to competitive bidding.
SB 1140 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the election of directors of a soil and water conservation district.
SB 1141 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to agriculture and the powers and duties of the Department of Agriculture.
SB 1231 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to s/c by chair
Caption: Relating to the issuance of special "United We Stand" license plates.
SB 1237 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to license fees for certain nursing and convalescent homes.
SB 1268 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an organic standards registration and certification program.
SB 1269 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the powers of the executive director of the Office of Rural Community Affairs.
SB 1406 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the issuance of concealed handgun licenses to residents of certain other states and to reciprocity agreements with other states concerning concealed handgun licenses.
SB 1407 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain information logo signs along certain major highways.
SB 1752 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the use of the reverse auction procedure by the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.
SB 1753 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to creating an interagency work group on rural issues.
SB 1754 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the clarification of certain requirements regarding pipeline assessment, testing, and safety.
SB 1762 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to funding for the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science.
SB 1774 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the designation of part of Interstate Highway 35 as the Purple Heart Trail.
SB 1775 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the regulation of marine manufacturers, dealers, and distributors.
SB 1880 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to benefits for members of the state military forces called to active state duty.
SB 1925 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers, financing, and fees of office for the Rolling Plains Groundwater Conservation District.
SCR 1 Author: Estes, Craig | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Memorializing Congress to restore the federal income tax deductibility of state and local sales taxes.
SR 148 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of James P. Lyle of Springtown.
SR 149 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending high school football coach G. A. Moore of Pilot Point for his achievements.
SR 150 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2003, as Parker County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 151 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 11, 2003, as Wise County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 155 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring February 19, 2003, as Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Day.
SR 191 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jean Tillotson "Nanny" Price of Palo Pinto County.
SR 262 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2003, as Cotton Day at the State Capitol.
SR 751 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the gymnastics team of Texas Woman's University for winning a national championship.
SR 755 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Wendy Mohr for earning the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Miss Anna Hackett Award.
SR 781 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating William K. Daniel of Wichita Falls for his induction into the Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor.
SR 823 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Robert A. Caro for his literary achievements.
SR 935 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Will Osborne of Wichita Falls for winning a state golf championship.
SR 1031 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2593.
78th 3rd Called Session
SB 18 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to personal financial statements filed by officers of certain local governments.
SR 120 Author: Estes, Craig
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charlye Ola Farris of Wichita Falls on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of earning her license to practice law in Texas.