Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Dennis Bonnen
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/17/2017

Number of Bills: 76

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (36):
HB 15 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.

HB 28 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Springer | Longoria | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.

HB 2933 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Cosper
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of military optometrists and therapeutic optometrists who provide voluntary charity care.

HB 2968 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties.

HB 2989 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to payment of an ad valorem tax refund in the event of a tax roll correction that decreases a property owner's tax liability.

HB 2999 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties.

HB 3157 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requirements for screenings in public or private schools to detect vision disorders of students.

HB 3189 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the reporting of and access to information related to court-ordered prescription drug substance abuse treatment; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 3337 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to teach a driver education course.

HB 3402 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

HB 3567 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

HB 3629 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the Brazosport College District to offer a baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

HB 3657 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for justices of the peace.

HB 3908 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of an eligible peace officer who resides in a qualified high crime area.

HB 4002 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of production used in determining the cost of goods sold for franchise tax purposes.

HB 4156 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of permits for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.

HCR 105 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Phelan | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Encouraging Congress to pass legislation allowing the State of Texas to manage the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery out to 200 nautical miles.

HJR 115 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a peace officer who resides in a high crime area.

HR 281 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 4:27PM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Matagorda County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 301 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Paying tribute to the memory of Anthony James Hawkins of Bay City.

HR 316 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 2:24PM
Caption: Honoring Tom Ward for 35 years of service to Matagorda County.

HR 738 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:12PM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Brazoria County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 739 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:10PM
Caption: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of Danbury Baptist Church.

HR 740 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:12PM
Caption: Honoring Sandra Shaw of Lake Jackson on her 40 years of service to the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 824 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 6:56PM
Caption: Congratulating Lucy Pierce of West Columbia on her 100th birthday.

HR 825 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 7:00PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Schuster House in Freeport.

HR 826 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 1:23PM
Caption: Congratulating Emmitt Thomas on his induction into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame and the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

HR 827 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 1:22PM
Caption: Congratulating Junior Achievement of Brazoria County on its receipt of the Peak Performance Team Award and the Five Star Award from Junior Achievement USA.

HR 828 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 6:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of B.I.G. Love Cancer Care.

HR 829 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 6:00PM
Caption: In memory of Johnathan "J. R." Wagner of Angleton.

HR 830 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 9:06PM
Caption: In memory of Joy Bownds Weiner of Angleton.

HR 831 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 9:02PM
Caption: Commemorating the 120th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Angleton.

HR 834 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 7:04PM
Caption: In memory of Bryan Kent Stewart of Lake Jackson.

HR 1534 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 4:11PM
Caption: Congratulating the symphonic band of Brazoswood High School in Clute on its receipt of a 2017 Sudler Flag of Honor.

HR 2013 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2017 3:44PM
Caption: Congratulating Aaron and Randi Pate on the birth of their daughter, Quinn Elise Pate, and recognizing Quinn as an honorary Texan.

HR 2627 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 9:04AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church in Old Ocean.

Joint Author (40):
HB 20 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis | Howard | Walle
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects.

HB 22 Author: Huberty | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Ken | Meyer | Bernal
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school accountability.

HB 51 Author: Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to regulation of the commercial oyster industry in this state; increasing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 207 Author: Springer | Cook | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Phil | Murphy
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 218 Author: Dale | Isaac | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

HB 429 Author: Villalba | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Geren
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of the person's status as a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel.

HB 435 Author: King, Ken | Bailes | Springer | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the carrying of weapons, including the application of certain weapons and handgun license laws to certain persons, the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of a state hospital, and the liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun; providing a civil penalty.

HB 455 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board.

HB 771 Author: Schofield | Murphy | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a presidential elector to vote for the candidates for president and vice president who won the popular vote in this state for those offices.

HB 868 Author: Miller | Darby | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to an allotment under the foundation school program for students with dyslexia or related disorders.

HB 880 Author: King, Ken | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to permissible teachers assigned to a bilingual education program and the permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

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 1064 Author: Paul | Faircloth | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts.

HB 1067 Author: Meyer | Bernal | Price | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to newborn screening tests for adrenoleukodystrophy.

HB 1079 Author: Schofield | Bonnen, Greg | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis | Miller
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

HB 1131 Author: Miller | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license.

HB 1291 Author: Geren | Price | Bonnen, Dennis | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials and the inclusion of American principles in those materials and the public school curriculum.

HB 1308 Author: Holland | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
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 1346 Author: Button | Bonnen, Dennis | Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the date for prepayment of taxes on a dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

HB 1625 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the enforcement by the General Land Office of the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1991.

HB 1650 Author: Goldman | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to successful completion of a United States history dual credit course as an alternative to compliance with the United States history end-of-course assessment requirement.

HB 1666 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of aggravated promotion of prostitution.

HB 1667 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.

HB 1692 Author: Hefner | Bonnen, Dennis | Dutton | Raymond | Huberty
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

HB 1826 Author: Goldman | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 1854 Author: Huberty | Bonnen, Dennis | VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the sequencing of required English language arts courses and mathematics courses in schools.

HB 1886 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Dennis | Zerwas | Guillen | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to dyslexia screening and testing in public schools, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, the development of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia, and transition planning for students enrolled in a special education program.

HB 2009 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program.

HB 2013 Author: Ashby | King, Ken | Darby | Clardy | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to fee waivers for certain hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters.

HB 2285 Author: Thompson, Ed | Raney | Paul | Alvarado | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education at the University of Houston.

HB 2509 Author: Parker | Meyer | Bonnen, Dennis | Fallon
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure.

HB 2575 Author: Meyer | Fallon | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a school.

HB 2960 Author: Parker | Meyer | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain trafficking and sexual offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 3130 Author: Parker | White | Rose | Zerwas | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants.

HB 3521 Author: Lambert | Thompson, Ed | Miller | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain veterans.

HB 3714 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account.

HB 3854 Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | Martinez, "Mando" | Paddie | Bonnen, Dennis | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

HB 3956 Author: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

HCR 52 Author: Flynn | King, Phil | Shine | Bonnen, Dennis | Longoria
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Adopted
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

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