Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Paul Workman
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 100

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (59):
HB 328 Author: Workman | Geren
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to state and federal laws regarding immigrants or immigration, including the enforcement of those laws by certain governmental entities and the use of consular identity documents for certain purposes.

HB 527 Author: Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts for two additional school years.

HB 577 Author: Workman | Shine | Dale | Isaac | Villalba
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

HB 595 Author: Workman | Lucio III | Murphy | Bohac
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

HB 602 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a driver education course.

HB 605 Author: Workman
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation.

HB 626 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to late applications for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation.

HB 638 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of unmanned aircraft over correctional facility or critical infrastructure facility.

HB 734 Author: Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the phasing out by 2027 of the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory.

HB 898 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the issuance of local permits by a regulatory agency of a political subdivision.

HB 922 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees.

HB 1135 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to enforcement of certain regulations by the acquisition of a conservation easement.

HB 1458 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management and operation of certain municipally owned electric utilities.

HB 1459 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of municipal electric utility system revenues by certain municipalities.

HB 1460 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to electricity service provided by municipally owned utilities.

HB 1461 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the partition and transfer of a geographic portion of service area certificate of convenience and necessity by municipally owned electric utility systems.

HB 1523 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Southwest Travis County Special Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees and assessments.

HB 1530 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the publication of required notice by a political subdivision in media other than a newspaper.

HB 1572 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a residential property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation that the owner believes poses a fire risk.

HB 1844 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.

HB 2343 Author: Workman | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Villalba
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prerequisites to asserting certain claims arising from certain construction defects.

HB 2345 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the performance and appeal of utilization review by and under the direction of physicians.

HB 2627 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the withdrawal of a unit of election from certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

HB 2696 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 23 2017 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to allowing the placement and maintenance of traffic-control signals in municipalities to permit emergency vehicles to safely enter a highway.

HB 2762 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to broker agreements for the sale of certain surplus property by certain counties.

HB 2851 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Onion Creek Watershed Hays and Travis Counties Flood Control District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.

HB 3037 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of groundwater management areas to coincide with major and minor aquifers and the joint planning process in those areas.

HB 3038 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the explanatory reports issued by the district representatives in groundwater management areas.

HB 3043 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the joint planning process for groundwater management.

HB 3624 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the approval of certain municipal ordinances affecting private property rights at an election.

HB 3834 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to municipal infrastructure costs.

HB 4047 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the requirements for annexation by a municipality of certain municipal utility districts.

HB 4202 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to procedures for issuing municipal building permits.

HB 4278 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties and election of the board of directors of the West Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3.

HB 4304 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on habitat conservation plans in Travis County.

HB 4327 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Apr 24 2017 2:10PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Southwest Travis County Special Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees and assessments.

HB 4329 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 8:47PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 3 to enter into certain agreements relating to the ad valorem taxation of certain property located in the district.

HB 4336 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Apr 26 2017 10:26AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Greenshores Fresh Water Supply District; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 37 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Calling on Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HCR 116 Author: Workman
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Greater Austin Crime Commission.

HJR 44 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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 provide for a federal balanced budget.

HJR 48 Author: Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to phase out by 2027 the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory.

HJR 101 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 14 2017 4:01PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the Texas Water Development Fund II.

HR 51 Author: Workman
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Honoring Rotary District 5870 of Central Texas on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.

HR 532 Author: Workman
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 7:18AM
Caption: Recognizing February 19 to 25, 2017, as National Engineers Week and commending the Texas chapters of ASHRAE.

HR 586 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 10:20AM
Caption: Recognizing March 15, 2017, as Parent Association for the Retarded of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 587 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 5:22PM
Caption: Honoring Ian McKenna of Kealing Middle School for his efforts to address hunger in the Austin area.

HR 588 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:45PM
Caption: Honoring Alan Graham and Mobile Loaves & Fishes for their contributions to the community.

HR 733 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:31PM
Caption: Honoring the Central Texas Water Coalition and its efforts to preserve the Highland Lakes.

HR 908 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 5:55PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Ralph M. Smith, former pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin.

HR 913 Author: Workman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 21 2017 11:07AM
Caption: Commending the Lago Vista High School baseball team on its many achievements.

HR 955 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 4 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Congratulating the football team of Lake Travis High School in Austin on winning the 2016 UIL 6A Division 1 state championship.

HR 1171 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2017 6:22PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. J. Kie Bowman of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin on his 20th pastoral anniversary.

HR 1339 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2017 4:32PM
Caption: Congratulating Jeffrey and Marianne Johanns of Austin on their 40th wedding anniversary.

HR 1386 Author: Workman
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:40PM
Caption: Congratulating the Austin Waldorf School boys' basketball team on winning the 2017 Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Class 2A state championship.

HR 1417 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 10:19AM
Caption: Congratulating Donald Joseph Fortner of Austin on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 1549 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 1:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Deborah S. Gernes on her retirement from Travis County Water Control and Improvement District No. 17.

HR 1883 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2017 2:14PM
Caption: Commending Irene Armendariz of Austin for her service as a member of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

HR 2662 Author: Workman
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:33PM
Caption: In memory of R. Wayne Gibson of Leander.

Joint Author (41):
HB 299 Author: Larson | Cortez | Huberty | Workman | Bailes
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 352 Author: Murr | Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the procedure by which a state agency may issue an opinion that a watercourse is navigable.

HB 394 Author: Howard | Workman | Alonzo
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin as the state botanical garden and arboretum.

HB 424 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 434 Author: Simmons | Workman | Bailes
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 506 Author: King, Phil | Workman | Phillips
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

HB 587 Author: Bohac | Workman | Bell
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a technology applications course allotment under the foundation school program.

HB 811 Author: King, Ken | Guillen | Paddie | Workman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

HB 883 Author: King, Ken | Perez | Workman
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for career and technology programs in public schools.

HB 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 966 Author: Huberty | Metcalf | Guillen | Workman
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB 1009 Author: Alonzo | Workman
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Corrected comm. report printed & distributed: May 24 2017 8:13PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of firefighters and fire departments by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

HB 1037 Author: Capriglione | Murphy | Workman | Meyer | Bohac
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

HB 1184 Author: Bohac | Frank | Workman | Villalba | Zerwas
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

HB 1424 Author: Murphy | Workman
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1449 Author: Simmons | Workman | Paddie | Fallon
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

HB 1551 Author: Krause | Workman
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 1656 Author: Israel | Workman | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder.

HB 1682 Author: Bohac | Anderson, Rodney | Cyrier | Workman | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

HB 1704 Author: Kuempel | Workman
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations.

HB 1922 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Flynn | Alonzo | Workman | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain claims for benefits or compensation by survivors of fire fighters.

HB 1966 Author: Paul | Shine | Workman | Villalba
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of a condominium or multifamily residential rental property.

HB 2104 Author: Bell | Workman
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2168 Author: Schubert | Workman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to authorization to enter onto property to survey for a proposed high-speed rail facility.

HB 2169 Author: Schubert | Workman | Ashby | Cook
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the security of high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

HB 2172 Author: Ashby | Rinaldi | Bailes | Bell | Workman
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

HB 2173 Author: Ashby | Bell | Workman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Department of Transportation and the Legislative Budget Board on high-speed rail projects.

HB 2179 Author: Cook | Workman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the acquisition and disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

HB 2589 Author: Button | Workman
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail.

HB 2683 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Israel | Thompson, Ed | Workman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of regional mobility authority toll projects by public school buses.

HB 3016 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Alonzo | Workman | Collier | White
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

HB 3065 Author: Deshotel | Villalba | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Workman | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision.

HB 3106 Author: Faircloth | Workman
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state financial assistance for a school district to which an academically unacceptable school district is annexed.

HB 3434 Author: Koop | Cyrier | Workman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to relating to requirements for building construction contracts entered into by public school districts.

HB 3572 Author: Krause | Workman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for sabotage and sedition; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 3746 Author: Phelan | Wu | Walle | Rodriguez, Eddie | Workman
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of the floodplain management account.

HB 3902 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Wu | Workman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to commencement and prosecution of certain actions by and to investigations conducted by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 3987 Author: Larson | Workman
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to use the state participation account of the water development fund to provide financial assistance for the development of certain facilities.

HB 3999 Author: Isaac | Rodriguez, Eddie | Howard | Workman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain property used to provide affordable housing.

HR 704 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Metcalf | Bell | Dale | Workman
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1400 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Workman | Rodriguez, Eddie | Howard | Israel
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 27 2017 4:37PM
Caption: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender office.

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