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P.O. Box 12068

Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-0110

State Sen. Konni Burton (R-Colleyville)

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Previous Ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index

  • Career: A+
  • 2017: A+
  • 2015: A+

Senate District 10

About State Sen. Konni Burton

Senator Konni Burton is a wife, mother, and life long Christian. Konni attended the University of North Texas, earning a BBA in Marketing. It was at UNT that Senator Burton also met her husband of 30 years, Phillip.

A strong pro-life advocate, Konni and Phil have worked closely with The Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth. The Burtons are proud parents of two “Gladney Babies,” Faith and Tori.

In 2014, Senator Burton won her first bid for elected office by capturing Senate District 10 for Republicans for the first time since 2008. Burton campaigned on a platform of prioritizing taxpayer dollars for transportation infrastructure and education and re-focusing policy on the constitutional functions of government.

Committee Assignments during 85th Legislative Session: Administration (Vice Chair); Criminal Justice; Health & Human Resources; Natural Resources & Economic Development
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Sen. Konni Burton's Record

  • Pro-Taxpayer
  • Anti-Taxpayer
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, Not Voting
  • Not Applicable
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SR 39, Section 5: Eliminating the two-thirds rule and replacing it with a three-fifths majority

Senate Journal Page: 54
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 293: Expanding events eligible for the Major Events Trust Fund

Senate Journal Page: 517
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 757: Repealing taxes on the production of crude petroleum and sulphur

Senate Journal Page: 562
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1: Providing property tax relief

Senate Journal Page: 582
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SJR 1: Providing property tax relief

Senate Journal Page: 583
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 752: Repealing the inheritance tax and tax on combative sports events

Senate Journal Page: 585
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 7, Motion to Table Amendment 2 by Fraser: gutting Amendment 1 by Huffines that would repeal the franchise tax

Senate Journal Page: 587
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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SB 7: Decreasing the rates of the franchise tax

Senate Journal Page: 588
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 8: Exempting more small businesses from paying the franchise tax

Senate Journal Page: 590
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 20: Reforms to state agency contracting practices

Senate Journal Page: 648
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 759: Repeal of certain state taxes

Senate Journal Page: 684
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 474: Protecting homeowners from diminished compensation as a result of eminent domain proceedings

Senate Journal Page: 735
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 9: Strengthening the state spending limit

Senate Journal Page: 751
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SCR 1: Claiming sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Senate Journal Page: 771
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 931: Repealing goal of renewable energy zones

Senate Journal Page: 798
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 686: Creating a Math and Science Scholars loan repayment program

Senate Journal Page: 801
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 601: Making the Elite Rodeo World Association eligible for Major Events Trust Fund money

Senate Journal Page: 803
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1237: Providing internet broadcasts of open meetings held by metropolitan planning organizations

Senate Journal Page: 810
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 14: Empowering parents to reform low-performing schools

Senate Journal Page: 924
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 4: Providing tax credits for contributions to certain educational assistance organizations

Senate Journal Page: 981
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 239: Creating a student loan repayment assistance program for mental health professionals

Senate Journal Page: 1107
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SJR 12: Eliminating gas tax diversions in the state constitution

Senate Journal Page: 1137
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 139: Enabling legislation to eliminate state gas tax diversions

Senate Journal Page: 1138
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 837: Expanding the use of crony capitalist hotel-only public improvement districts

Senate Journal Page: 1141
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 19: comprehensive ethics reform for legislators

Senate Journal Page: 1155
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 455: Creating a special three-judge panel to hear school finance and redistricting lawsuits

Senate Journal Page: 1292
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 723: Mandating participation in certain employment programs to receive TANF handouts

Senate Journal Page: 1325
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 62: Accounting for costs incurred by the state as a result of illegal immigration

Senate Journal Page: 1376
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1968: Prohibiting state and local governments from automatically collecting union dues from employees

Senate Journal Page: 1406
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 722: Disqualification of unemployment benefits for a failed drug test

Senate Journal Page: 1407
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 4: Creating "High Quality" Pre-K in public schools

Senate Journal Page: 1419
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 1178: Interim study on an education savings account program

Senate Journal Page: 1495
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 309: Providing public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions

Senate Journal Page: 1514
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 310: Restricting the use of certificates of obligation

Senate Journal Page: 1516
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1041: Providing more transparency on ballot regarding propositions to issue bonds or impose/change a tax

Senate Journal Page: 1596
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 100: Authorizing $3.1 billion of debt in the form of tuition revenue bonds

Senate Journal Page: 1698
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 2717: Deregulating the hair-braiding industry

Senate Journal Page: 1754
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1639: Greater protections for property owners during municipal annexation process

Senate Journal Page: 1841
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 700: Eliminating the B-On-time student loan program

Senate Journal Page: 1875
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 32: Decreasing the rates of the franchise tax

Senate Journal Page: 2014
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1114: Requiring certain local PACs to file with the Texas Ethics Commission

Senate Journal Page: 2058
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 2712: Giving tax breaks to data center projects

Senate Journal Page: 2116
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 1690: Moving the Public Integrity Unit to the Texas Rangers division of DPS

Senate Journal Page: 2134
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1295: Requiring disclosure of interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies

Senate Journal Page: 2144
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 283: Requiring certain governmental bodies post video recordings of open meetings online

Senate Journal Page: 2154
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 408: Ending "double-dipping" of retirement benefits by state elected offiicals

Senate Journal Page: 2278
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 2350: Increasing amount of tax dollars used to guarantee loans made by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority

Senate Journal Page: 2410
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 991: Displaying the state and federal gas tax rates on gas pumps

Senate Journal Page: 2423
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 23: Requiring disclosure of interested parties when contracting with governmental entities

Senate Journal Page: 2614
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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BillSponsorship Credit

Sponsor: Ballot Transparency

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Sponsor: De-coupling Legislator Pension Formula from District Court Judge Salaries

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Sponsor: Disclosure of Legislators' Contracts with Government Entities

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Sponsor: Elimination of Crony Capitalism

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Sponsor: Enacting Zero-based Budgeting

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Sponsor: Ending Gas Tax Diversions

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Sponsor: Franchise Tax Repeal

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Sponsor: Legislator Pension Ethics Reform

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Sponsor: Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Dedication

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Sponsor: Prohibiting Taxpayer-funded Lobbying

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Sponsor: Property Tax Relief

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Sponsor: Protections from Property Tax Increases

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Sponsor: Protections from State Tax Increases

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Sponsor: Public Integrity Unit Reform

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Sponsor: Restricting Use of Certificates of Obligation / Capital Appreciation Bonds

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Sponsor: State Budget Transparency

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Sponsor: Strict Constitutional Spending Limit

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