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Legislation authored by R.C. 'Nick' Nichols

Includes legislation with R.C. 'Nick' Nichols as the primary author for the 63rd through 64th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available prior to the 63rd Legislature.

85th Regular Session
SB 16 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.
SB 172 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 175 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
SB 197 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.
SB 286 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.
SB 307 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the functions and territory of the Upper Colorado River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 308 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the Sulphur River Basin Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Committee.
SB 309 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Senate
Caption: Relating to the Palo Duro River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.
SB 312 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.
SB 317 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.
SB 320 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of River Ranch Improvement District of Liberty County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 321 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the River Ranch Municipal Utility District of Liberty County and the Riverside Municipal Utility District of Liberty County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 361 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to transportation network companies.
SB 577 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of state hospitals.
SB 678 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.
SB 786 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 960 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the regulation of prescribed burning by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 1006 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
SB 1007 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the disclosure to public schools of certain records of students placed in residential facilities.
SB 1064 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to volunteer firefighter supervision of outdoor burning of waste consisting of plant growth.
SB 1145 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas.
SB 1146 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1205 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sharing of death record information between the Department of State Health Services and the Department of Public Safety.
SB 1305 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the grant program using money from the transportation infrastructure fund.
SB 1397 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.
SB 1456 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the building code standards for new residential construction in the unincorporated area of certain counties; creating a criminal offense and affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.
SB 1522 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of the aviation advisory committee.
SB 1523 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the state safety oversight program for rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.
SB 1524 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles, including vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.
SB 1578 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.
SB 1744 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor fuel quality and motor fuel metering devices.
SB 2216 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters regarding business and economic development.
SB 2252 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to granting road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2253 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to issue bonds.
SB 2282 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Angelina County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 and the territory of the Angelina County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1.
SCR 4 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds.
SCR 6 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.
SCR 58 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 312.
SJR 19 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.
SJR 37 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose term limits for justices of the United States Supreme Court and to allow the states to overturn a decision of the United States Supreme Court.
SR 10 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing San Jacinto County on the occasion of the signing of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
SR 26 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bascom W. Bentley III for his contributions to his community.
SR 116 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 117 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Gerdau's Beaumont Steel Mill on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
SR 118 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 7, 2017, as Athens Day.
SR 138 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Leadership Jacksonville Day.
SR 139 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Proclaiming February 6, 2017, as 9-1-1 Day.
SR 186 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the First State Bank of Brownsboro on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
SR 211 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Nacogdoches-SFA Day.
SR 228 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Montgomery County Historical Commission on the occasion of the dedication of the Lake Creek Settlement Official Texas Historical Marker.
SR 229 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating July 21, 2017, as First Lady Frances Cox Henderson Day.
SR 263 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22 and 23, 2017, as Palestine Days.
SR 321 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Ronald H. Hufford on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 428 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing parents and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
SR 451 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Department of Transportation for its work.
SR 672 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the first license plate issued by the State of Texas.
SR 673 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Leadership Athens Class of 2016-2017 for its contributions to Henderson County.
SR 741 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Mary Ann Whiteker on the occasion of her retirement.
SR 792 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Deep East Texas Council of Governments and Economic Development District on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
SR 793 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing July 19, 2017, as Back the Badge Day in Hardin County.
85th 1st Called Session
SB 78 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.
84th Regular Session
SB 5 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund and the available school fund of certain motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue and to the uses of the revenue allocated to the state highway fund.
SB 156 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 178 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 275 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 323 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange.
SB 324 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.
SB 333 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Montgomery County Hospital District.
SB 347 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.
SB 372 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Orange County child support office and to the divorce and contempt fees paid in Orange County.
SB 464 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to eliminating provisions authorizing or requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of tuition for student financial assistance and other purposes.
SB 561 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of Farm-to-Market Road 1293 in Hardin County as the Game Warden Wesley W. Wagstaff Memorial Highway.
SB 562 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to annual permits to move certain equipment; authorizing a fee.
SB 638 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the Shepherd Independent School District; requiring the payment of certain transaction fees.
SB 732 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products.
SB 918 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.
SB 1043 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Public Safety; creating a criminal offense; providing a penalty; authorizing fees.
SB 1171 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain oversize or overweight vehicles transporting timber, timber products, or forestry equipment on certain public roadways.
SB 1172 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the issuance of obligations payable from and secured by the Texas Mobility Fund.
SB 1173 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.
SB 1294 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain limitations on design-build contracts for transportation infrastructure projects.
SB 1457 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to bad faith claims of patent infringement; providing a civil penalty.
SB 1458 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to entities operating railroads in this state.
SB 1849 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the deposit of certain amounts to the credit of the Texas emissions reduction plan fund.
SB 1850 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales tax exemption for the rental of equipment used in the construction or improvement of a road or highway for a governmental entity.
SB 1851 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities.
SB 1852 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the adoption of an amendment procedure for restrictive covenants affecting real property in certain residential subdivisions.
SB 1948 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to certain holders of motor home manufacturer's and dealer's licenses.
SB 2025 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 147; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2026 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 150; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2027 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 149; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2028 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 151; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 2043 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Medical Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 2044 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Town Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
SB 2049 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to qualifications of members of the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.
SJR 5 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax and the tax imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle to the state highway fund.
SJR 14 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.
SJR 62 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue sources to be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for and the construction and maintenance of public roadways.
SR 30 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M Forest Service.
SR 77 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
SR 84 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leadership Southeast Texas Day on February 3, 2015.
SR 93 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming residents of Cedar Creek Lake area of Henderson County on the occasion of Cedar Creek Lake Day.
SR 129 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Lufkin-Angelina County Day.
SR 153 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association to the State Capitol.
SR 200 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Gloria Bonita Guinn Jennings on the occasion of her retirement.
SR 201 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Cherokeean Herald in Rusk on the occasion of its 165th anniversary.
SR 202 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18 and 19, 2015, as Nacogdoches-SFA Days.
SR 203 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Michael W. Alford on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 204 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating February 18, 2015, as Athens Day.
SR 205 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the life of William Riley Boyd Jr.
SR 206 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of W. I. Davis Jr.
SR 245 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25 and 26, 2015, as Palestine Day.
SR 246 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 292 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1 through 3, 2015, as Golden Triangle Days.
SR 324 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 5, 2015, as Shelby County Day.
SR 358 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing The 100 Club for its support of first responders.
SR 466 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Huffman on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 467 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing United Pentecostal Church of Weches on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.
SR 553 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the honorees of the American Legion Department of Texas District 2 Spring Convention.
SR 554 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Paul Ragsdale.
SR 600 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jerry Nickerson on the occasion of his retirement.
SR 637 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 29, 2015, as Don't Mess With Texas Day.
SR 638 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Fredna Ruth West.
SR 714 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Lufkin High School boys' soccer team for winning a state championship.
SR 755 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Clyde Jordan.
SR 997 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing May 26, 2015, as John Wayne Day.
SR 1029 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Hobo Cook-Off & Gypsy Jamboree.
SR 1035 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.J.R. No. 5.
SR 1049 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rance William Humphreys.
83rd Regular Session
SB 95 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 96 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 177 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 204 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers; changing a fee.
SB 205 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; changing certain fees.
SB 206 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and to the functions of the Office of Public Utility Counsel; authorizing a fee.
SB 207 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.
SB 211 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Facilities Commission and to property development plans in connection with governmental entities; authorizing fees.
SB 212 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation, functions, and name of the Railroad Commission of Texas; providing for the imposition of fees and the elimination of a fee.
SB 287 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.
SB 349 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to standards for power lines.
SB 387 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.
SB 388 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.
SB 510 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to passing certain vehicles on a highway; providing a penalty.
SB 665 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to a school district's recognition of and education regarding traditional winter celebrations.
SB 808 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to county participation in a program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.
SB 810 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.
SB 1002 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of directors of the Nacogdoches County Hospital District to employ physicians.
SB 1110 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the purposes and designation of a transportation reinvestment zone.
SB 1164 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Office of Public Utility Counsel to represent residential and small commercial consumers in certain water or sewer utility service matters before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 1265 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the election of board members for emergency services districts in certain counties.
SB 1266 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 135; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 1267 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the liability of individuals providing labor or assistance to the Texas Forest Service in the performance of certain fire suppression duties.
SB 1405 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to liability of certain persons assisting in man-made or natural disasters.
SB 1664 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating an offense.
SB 1669 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by counties and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.
SB 1670 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the fees for oversize and overweight vehicle permits.
SB 1671 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the fines for and other enforcement of laws providing for the operation of oversize or overweight vehicles; creating an offense.
SB 1729 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an agreement between the Department of Public Safety and a county for the provision of renewal and duplicate driver's license and other identification certificate services; authorizing a fee.
SB 1730 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to comprehensive development agreements of the Texas Department of Transportation or a regional mobility authority.
SB 1840 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Deep East Texas Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
SB 1881 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the composition of the 12th and 369th Judicial Districts, the redesignation of the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District as the district attorney for the 369th Judicial District, and the composition of the Leon County juvenile board.
SB 1913 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain special districts in Montgomery County to enter into strategic partnership agreements.
SJR 9 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.
SJR 20 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.
SR 40 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2013, as Lufkin-Angelina County Day at the Capitol.
SR 41 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 20 and 21, 2013, as Nacogdoches-SFA Days at the State Capitol.
SR 42 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2013, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
SR 43 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 6 and 7, 2013, as Palestine Day at the State Capitol.
SR 44 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Cedar Creek Lake Day at the State Capitol.
SR 78 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association to the State Capitol.
SR 133 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 819 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Wade Wilson.
SR 841 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Bob McDonald for his stewardship of the Athens Cemetery.
SR 850 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Bannister Luther DeBerry.
SR 1089 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1675.
SR 1090 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2741.
83rd 1st Called Session
SB 25 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 26 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Orange.
SB 40 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating an offense; authorizing fees.
SJR 2 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: House passage as amended reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund, to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the dedication of that revenue, and to authorize the payment of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds from other money deposited to the state highway fund.
83rd 2nd Called Session
SCR 1 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 16.
SJR 1 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund, to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the state highway fund and the dedication of that revenue, and to authorize the payment of the principal and interest on certain highway improvement bonds from certain general revenue transferred to the state highway fund.
SR 28 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William Riley Boyd, Jr.
SR 29 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Judy Smith on the occasion of her retirement.
SR 61 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Inez Reeder Conley on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
SR 94 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Yancie J. Tolbert II.
SR 95 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Eddie Lehr for being named the 2013 Texas Officer of the Year.
SR 107 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Received by the Secretary of the Senate
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.J.R. No. 2.
SR 108 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 16.
83rd 3rd Called Session
SB 1 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation Funding, Select
Caption: Relating to the creation and functions of legislative select committees on transportation funding, expenditures, and finance and to the preservation of a sufficient balance in the economic stabilization fund.
SJR 1 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide for the transfer of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to the state highway fund and for the dedication of the revenue transferred to the state highway fund.
82nd Regular Session
SB 19 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development, financing, construction, and operation of certain toll projects.
SB 174 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 175 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 281 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 303 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to health care services provided or paid by certain hospital districts.
SB 304 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to employment services programs for certain residents receiving services from public hospitals or hospital districts.
SB 379 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the issuance and renewal of a real estate inspector license.
SB 429 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells.
SB 430 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to written notice to a groundwater conservation district of groundwater contamination.
SB 523 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.
SB 538 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to transportation reinvestment zones.
SB 548 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects.
SB 572 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service.
SB 573 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services.
SB 581 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.
SB 583 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalty for failure of a trustee to pay the beneficiaries of the trust the purchase price for timber sold by the trustee.
SB 584 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the unauthorized harvesting of standing timber; providing for the imposition of a criminal penalty.
SB 635 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 636 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility.
SB 637 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by an investor-owned water and sewer utility.
SB 645 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
SB 646 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Forest Service.
SB 661 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions, as applicable, of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas; imposing administrative penalties.
SB 662 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; providing an administrative penalty.
SB 663 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments; providing an administrative penalty.
SB 664 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Information Resources.
SB 688 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of criminal Medicaid fraud and certain other offenses related to Medicaid fraud; providing penalties.
SB 730 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the conversion of a nontolled state highway or segment of the state highway system to a toll project.
SB 731 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the attorney general's legal sufficiency review of a comprehensive development agreement.
SB 732 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain regulations by a municipality in its extraterritorial jurisdiction involving trees and vegetation.
SB 909 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.
SB 996 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees.
SB 1058 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Department of Aging and Disability Services to the Angelina and Neches River Authority.
SB 1059 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.
SB 1184 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Timber Springs Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
SB 1185 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax for the operation and maintenance of a fairground in the county.
SB 1378 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe to commission peace officers.
SB 1812 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information of certain applicants for a certificate of registration issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
SB 1899 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses of a member of the board of directors of the Lake View Management and Development District.
SJR 11 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.
SJR 22 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.
SR 91 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 25, 2011, as Texas Merchandise Vending Association Day at the State Capitol.
SR 212 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2011, as Lufkin-Angelina County Day at the Capitol.
SR 256 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 16 and 17, 2011, as Nacogdoches-SFA Days at the State Capitol.
SR 318 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22 and 23, 2011, as Athens Days at the State Capitol.
SR 347 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 24, 2011, as Palestine Day at the State Capitol.
SR 416 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lois Shaw Jordan of Kilgore.
SR 463 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Toyota Texas Bass Classic for its support of the Parks and Wildlife Department.
SR 464 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard Lewis Waltman of Athens.
SR 530 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating John D. Eckstrum on being named Realtor of the Year by the Texas Association of Realtors.
SR 531 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Neches High School girls' basketball team for winning the Class 1A Division II state championship title.
SR 532 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2011, as Cedar Creek Lake Day at the State Capitol.
SR 533 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Louann Confer of Mabank.
SR 580 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Doris Howdeshell on the occasion of her retirement from the Texas Department of Transportation.
SR 581 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 681 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John E. Tomlin of Shelby County.
SR 682 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 31, 2011, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 726 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Gail Green for her service to the citizens of Texas.
SR 886 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Observing May of 2011 as Fight Arthritis Pain Month in Texas.
SR 894 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ray Neal McEachern of San Augustine for receiving the Pioneer Award from the San Augustine County Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
SR 1198 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the First United Methodist Church of Palestine on the occasion of its 175th anniversary.
SR 1218 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2499.
SR 1219 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1112.
82nd 1st Called Session
SB 34 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of certain water and sewer utility rates and the transfer of certain functions from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
SR 39 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Britton E. Plunk of Silsbee.
81st Regular Session
SB 17 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the design, development, financing, construction, and operation of certain toll projects; granting the authority to issue bonds.
SB 218 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 219 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 220 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the conversion of a nontolled state highway or segment of the state highway system to a toll project.
SB 221 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the requirement that retail water and utility services maintain auxiliary generators for use during an extended power outage.
SB 273 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells.
SB 274 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on the location of injection wells.
SB 275 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of new requirements for commercial underground injection control wells to be adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
SB 596 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name of Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 597 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a molecular science building at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 638 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the collateralization of certain public funds; providing administrative penalties.
SB 717 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of more than one water or sewer system under a single tariff by an investor-owned utility.
SB 718 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service.
SB 719 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the rates charged by a water and sewer utility.
SB 720 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility.
SB 741 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction over a wage claim filed after the deadline.
SB 848 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the election, and validation of acts, of members of the board of directors of Anderson County Underground Water Conservation District.
SB 1117 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations through binding arbitration.
SB 1128 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for medical equipment used by physicians in certain areas of this state.
SB 1129 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to membership on and reporting requirements of the child fatality review team committee.
SB 1169 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Private Sector Prison Industries Oversight Authority and to the certification and operation of private sector prison industries programs.
SB 1170 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to health care services provided or paid by a hospital district or public hospital.
SB 1171 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain health-related reports, records, and information.
SB 1172 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to on-site surveys of home and community support services agencies.
SB 1360 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deadlines for commencement and completion of the Lake Columbia reservoir project.
SB 1361 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for water or sewer services.
SB 1432 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on Major State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of criminal Medicaid fraud and certain other offenses related to Medicaid fraud; providing penalties.
SB 1473 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to employment services programs for certain residents receiving services from public hospitals or hospital districts.
SB 1474 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to compensation for certain emergency services personnel.
SB 1633 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on the composition of a tax increment financing reinvestment zone.
SB 1668 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to application requirements and performance standards for agricultural biomass and landfill diversion incentive grants.
SB 1669 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority and powers of regional mobility authorities.
SB 1670 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Transportation to Polk County.
SB 1671 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of money in an ad valorem tax increment account for a transportation reinvestment zone established by a municipality.
SB 1672 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to extension or modification of restrictive covenants in certain residential real estate subdivisions.
SB 1979 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Blaketree Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Montgomery County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2116 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to provide community-based alternatives under the Medicaid program for certain individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
SB 2117 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to physician staffing requirements for certain hospitals.
SB 2377 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to engineering and design contracts for the Texas Department of Transportation.
SB 2378 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the purposes and designation of a transportation reinvestment zone.
SB 2389 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to physician staffing requirements for hospitals.
SB 2503 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Lake View Management and Development District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting certain powers relating to navigation improvements; and granting powers of a road district.
SB 2504 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility Districts Nos. 128 and 129; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SB 2518 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Somerset Municipal Utility District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
SCR 35 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Affirming that the State of Texas claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the United States Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
SJR 10 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 110 percent on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead in the county.
SR 69 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Charlene and Earl Long on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.
SR 70 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Zachary Cook.
SR 71 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 25 through 27, 2009, as Southeast Texas Days at the State Capitol.
SR 117 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2009, as Cedar Creek Lake Day at the State Capitol.
SR 118 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 3 and 4, 2009, as Palestine Days at the State Capitol.
SR 174 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce for its contributions to science education.
SR 175 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Francine and Ruben W. Hope, Jr., on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
SR 191 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11 and 12, 2009, as Angelina County Days at the Capitol.
SR 253 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18 and 19, 2009, as Nacogdoches County Days at the State Capitol.
SR 254 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2009, as Stephen F. Austin State University, SFA Student Government Association, and SFA Alumni Association Day.
SR 319 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 24 and 25, 2009, as Athens Days at the State Capitol.
SR 320 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 25 and 26, 2009, as Shelby County Days at the State Capitol.
SR 384 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Marlin C. Young of Nacogdoches.
SR 385 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Austin Bank for being named as one of the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
SR 398 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jean Paul Destarac of Tyler for being named a Distinguished Finalist by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
SR 399 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Russell Frautschi and Katie Stark of Athens High School for advancing to the state University Interscholastic League debate competition.
SR 400 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 10, 2009, as Texas Folklore Society Day.
SR 523 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 527 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Declaring March 25 and 26, 2009, as Jacksonville Leadership Days.
SR 535 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the men's basketball team of Stephen F. Austin State University for winning the Southland Conference.
SR 536 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Richard P. Sheffield of Jacksonville.
SR 561 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 2, 2009, as Rusk Day at the State Capitol.
SR 562 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the students at Woden Elementary School in Nacogdoches County for their achievements.
SR 676 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 26, 2009, as Texas Music Awards Day in Texas.
SR 950 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Danielle Heithoff for being named Player of the Year on the Tyler Morning Telegraph 2009 All-East Texas Girls Basketball Team.
SR 1018 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the convening of the 2009 Forest Summit by the Texas Forestry Association.
SR 1064 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 4498.
81st 1st Called Session
SB 3 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the design, development, financing, construction, and operation of certain toll projects; granting the authority to issue bonds.
80th Regular Session
SB 575 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
SB 576 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of eminent domain to take private property for recreational purposes.
SB 726 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain rate case expenses by a water and sewer utility.
SB 727 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate the provision by a water and sewer utility of service in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.
SB 802 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the child fatality review process, including the composition and functions of the child fatality review team committee.
SB 825 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a program to control or eradicate nuisance aquatic vegetation.
SB 852 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to certain actions that constitute unlawful acts against the Medicaid program.
SB 853 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation, administration, powers, duties, functions, operations, and financing of the San Jacinto Special Utility District; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 875 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity to provide water or sewer utility service.
SB 928 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Montgomery County.
SB 1091 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Somerset Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1092 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Somerset Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1267 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a moratorium on the inclusion of certain provisions in a comprehensive development agreement or the sale of a toll project and to the creation and duties of a study committee.
SB 1268 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the conversion of a nontolled state highway or segment of the state highway system to a toll project.
SB 1382 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the expansion of school of nursing facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
SB 1393 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
SB 1394 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to designating a county official to file certain financial information with the county commissioners court.
SB 1656 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the terms of a water supply contract with the Sabine River Authority in connection with the production of electricity.
SB 1657 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Texas Department of Transportation related to relocation assistance.
SB 1658 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the authority of a pharmacist to fill certain prescriptions in the event of a disaster.
SB 1659 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the Texas State Railroad to, and the creation of, the Texas State Railroad Authority.
SB 1748 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Last Action: Co-author authorized
Caption: Relating to the collateralization of certain public funds; providing administrative penalties.
SB 1946 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Hardin Store Road Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Montgomery County; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1963 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 113; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1964 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 114; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1965 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 121; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1966 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 123; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1967 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 124; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 1993 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the validation of acts and proceedings of the Lake View Management and Development District and the division of the district into two or more new districts.
SB 2014 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Magnolia Woods Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Montgomery, Waller, and Grimes Counties; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
SB 2023 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the composition and terms of office of the board of directors of the Sabine County Hospital District.
SCR 38 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Pinckney Henderson.
SJR 23 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum average annual increase in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes to five percent or less and to permit the voters of a county to establish a higher limitation not to exceed 10 percent on increases for residence homesteads in the county.
SR 134 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Baker Pattillo on his appointment as President of Stephen F. Austin State University.
SR 182 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Zachary Lynn Zachary for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
SR 183 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
SR 297 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Nacogdoches County and the cities of Athens and Lufkin on their selection as the first Texas Certified Retirement Communities.
SR 298 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2007, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
SR 306 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21 and 22, 2007, as Angelina County Days at the Capitol.
SR 307 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21 and 22, 2007, as Stephen F. Austin State University Student Government Association and Alumni Association Days at the State Capitol.
SR 308 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 21 and 22, 2007, as Nacogdoches County Days at the State Capitol.
SR 327 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Designating the Young Texas Artists Music Competition in Conroe as an official Texas State music competition.
SR 452 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Again read
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.
SR 604 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Frank Edward "F. E." Parker of Center.
SR 605 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of the Jacksonville Leadership Institute to the State Capitol.
SR 606 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2007, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol.
SR 710 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Sergeant Ryan Patrick Green of Conroe.
SR 827 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Expressing the need for the 80th Texas Legislature to consider an increase in the homestead exemption for public education tax purposes.
SR 889 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing W. L. "Blackie" Bilnoski on the occasion of his retirement from the Willis City Council.
SR 969 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Walden Emergency Management Action Team-Community Emergency Response Team for its contributions to its community.
SR 1212 Author: Nichols, Robert
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Kari and Jeff McAdams on the birth of their daughter, Madeline Kay McAdams.
61st Regular Session
HB 597 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the election of city councilmen in certain cities.
HB 671 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the protection of persons who file a claim or aid in filing a claim or testify at hearings concerning a claim under the Texas Workmen's Compensation Act.
HB 900 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to the right of an injured employee entitled to medical aid and treatment under the provisions of the workmen's compensation law to select a licensed physician of his own choice.
HB 1166 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to benefit eligibility conditions under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
HB 1167 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Relating to exclusions from the definition of "employment" under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
61st 1st Called Session
HCR 14 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Welcoming Richard Norgaard to the State Capitol.
HCR 17 Author: Nichols, Robert | et. al.
Caption: Directing the State Board of Insurance to consider returns on all forms of investment income in determining rates for automobile insurance.
61st 2nd Called Session
HCR 2 Author: Nichols, Robert
Caption: Directing the State Board of Insurance to consider returns on all forms of investment income in determining rates for automobile insurance.