Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. James Frank
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 38

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (23):
HB 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 6 Author: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 445 Author: Frank | Geren | Springer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

HB 1051 Author: Frank
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.

HB 1323 Author: Frank | Oliverson | Dutton
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 1550 Author: Frank | Springer
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the confinement in a county jail of a person pending a transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to the reimbursement of certain costs of confinement.

HB 1710 Author: Frank | Guillen
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 2264 Author: Frank | Geren
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the priority applicable to certain interbasin transfers of water.

HB 2361 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the appointment and use of attorneys ad litem in cases involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2384 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to a study on reporting and accessibility of county budget information.

HB 3185 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to fees charged by the Rolling Plains Groundwater Conservation District; authorizing a fee.

HB 3314 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for action on certain applications for an amendment to a water right.

HB 3316 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 3320 Author: Frank
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to financial accounting and reporting requirements for this state and political subdivisions of this state.

HB 3321 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction of the county courts in certain counties.

HB 3590 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to reducing regulations on the application of certain pesticides by school district employees.

HB 3735 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to an application for a new or amended water right submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 3894 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder.

HB 3936 Author: Frank
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services.

HCR 104 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Urging Congress to require the Bureau of Land Management to commission a gradient boundary survey of the south bank of the Red River.

HCR 152 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Filed
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3735.

HR 398 Author: Frank | Burkett | Burns
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:14PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as CASA Day at the State Capitol.

Joint Author (15):
HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 249 Author: Hernandez | Frank | Faircloth | Blanco
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to investigations of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation and to child protective services functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 382 Author: Murphy | Frank | Villalba | Wu | Raymond
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB 555 Author: Springer | Frank | King, Ken | Phillips | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an additional fee for issuing a marriage license to applicants who are not residents of this state and the form of a marriage license and application for a marriage license.

HB 871 Author: Roberts | Frank | Miller | Wu | Klick
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to child and family support services for families in crisis, including authorization agreements.

HB 914 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond | Price | Burkett | Frank
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services.

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 1410 Author: Ortega | Wu | Frank | Cain
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the ability of foster parents to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1556 Author: González, Mary | Frank | Cook | Giddings | Simmons
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1613 Author: Springer | Frank
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to adjustment of the rates of the franchise tax; providing for decreases in tax rates.

HB 2283 Author: Isaac | Moody | Dale | Frank | Burkett
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

HB 2486 Author: Stucky | Darby | Raney | Frank | Lambert
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to restoration of the position of public employees when relieved of duty from the Texas military forces or a similar unit.

HB 3297 Author: Burrows | Frank
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 4014 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Laubenberg | Deshotel | Frank
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to new capital investment in the state.

HJR 34 Author: Murphy | Frank | Parker | Dutton
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.

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