Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Garnet Coleman
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/25/2017

Number of Bills: 85

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (49):
HB 1629 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of a quality-based outcome measure for the child health plan program and Medicaid regarding certain persons with HIV.

HB 1734 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.

HB 1843 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the purchase of certain insurance coverage and the performance of related risk management services for the University of Houston System and the component institutions of that system.

HB 1845 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the availability of free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 1846 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.

HB 1847 Author: Coleman | Thierry
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

HB 1848 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 1849 Author: Coleman | Reynolds
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of gender identity or expression.

HB 1850 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to creation of a task force to study the effects of population growth on counties in this state.

HB 1939 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors; providing civil penalties.

HB 2135 Author: Coleman | Farrar | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the medical assistance and CHIP perinatal programs.

HB 2211 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the qualifications to serve as an emergency services commissioner in certain counties.

HB 2493 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of the board members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

HB 2502 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

HB 2702 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses and the confinement or release of those individuals prior to prosecution.

HB 2708 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 28 2017 1:43PM
Caption: Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.

HB 2859 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prescriber and dispenser reporting and access to patient prescription information under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 2860 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 31 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information for an adult.

HB 3266 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the conduct that constitutes the practice of psychology.

HB 3268 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 11 2017 12:25PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing and practice of psychological associates.

HB 3269 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a protocol for contraband searches conducted by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice during extreme weather conditions.

HB 3352 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to civil penalties against subdividers of land.

HB 3353 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the certification, training, and supervision of certified family partners and the provision of peer support services by certified family partners to the family or primary caregiver of certain children with serious emotional disturbance.

HB 3852 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examiners and to the Executive Council of Examiners of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists; providing civil and administrative penalties; imposing fees.

HB 3853 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain behavioral health professionals at certain public schools.

HB 3857 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant to sign a death certificate or out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate order.

HB 3885 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to employment of psychiatrists by certain private hospitals.

HB 3887 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to trauma training for public school personnel.

HB 3891 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to coverage for eating disorders under certain health benefit plans.

HB 4041 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to establishing family drug courts in counties.

HB 4091 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for and the availability of information regarding certain uses of force, injuries, or deaths caused by peace officers.

HB 4098 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to jail administrators in certain counties.

HB 4104 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the county budget for certain court personnel.

HB 4110 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to grants to establish or expand community collaboratives for services to persons experiencing homelessness or mental illness and county government planning for community collaboratives.

HB 4114 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to county approval for the locations at which a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard may be operated.

HB 4117 Author: Coleman | Springer
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the provision of telemental health services to prisoners confined in county jails, including the creation of the county jail telemental health fund, and to certain rules and procedures relating to the safety of those prisoners.

HB 4142 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain requirements of counties and other governmental entities regarding behavioral health.

HB 4159 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals stopped on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses.

HB 4172 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to training for law enforcement officers and officials; authorizing a fee.

HB 4180 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 26 2017 7:21AM
Caption: Relating to the creation, operations, functions, and regulatory authority of certain governmental entities and officials; changes in certain judicial procedures; imposing civil penalties.

HB 4212 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the renewal of the Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program waiver under Medicaid.

HB 4214 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to Medicaid funding in this state, including the federal government's participation in that funding.

HB 4218 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state.

HB 4342 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: May 3 2017 7:36PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the East Downtown Management District to impose a tax, fee, or assessment on certain property.

HR 56 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 1:51PM
Caption: Recognizing January 24, 2017, as Texas Southern University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 553 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:32PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as University of Houston Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1164 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2017 7:28PM
Caption: Honoring the United Health Foundation for its TOUCH partnership grant to the University of Houston.

HR 1614 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 2:13PM
Caption: Recognizing May 3, 2017, as County Government Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1967 Author: Coleman
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2017 11:12AM
Caption: In memory of Larry Huber Senkel of Houston.

Joint Author (36):
HB 10 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Muñoz, Jr. | Coleman
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

HB 12 Author: Price | Murr | Moody | Coleman | White
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system.

HB 26 Author: Simmons | Gonzales, Larry | Stucky | Coleman
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 41 Author: White | Faircloth | Coleman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before the Juneteenth holiday.

HB 43 Author: Flynn | Coleman | Murphy | Huberty | Walle
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

HB 226 Author: Howard | Coleman
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.

HB 280 Author: Howard | Klick | Coleman | King, Ken
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a grant program for reducing workplace violence against nurses.

HB 337 Author: Collier | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Coleman | Longoria | Phelan
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance benefits, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail.

HB 554 Author: White | Coleman
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before the Labor Day holiday.

HB 567 Author: White | Coleman | Johnson, Jarvis | Minjarez | Rinaldi
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

HB 574 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | White | Johnson, Eric | Wu | Coleman
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors punishable by a fine only.

HB 959 Author: Thierry | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1415 Author: Klick | Howard | Darby | Coleman
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1488 Author: Price | Coleman
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for repayment assistance for certain mental health professional education loans.

HB 1511 Author: Thierry | Coleman
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system.

HB 1622 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Guillen | Coleman | Davis, Yvonne | Dutton
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

HB 1654 Author: Oliverson | Coleman | Geren | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county employees to issue citations for certain violations.

HB 1864 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to training regarding interactions with law enforcement during traffic stops.

HB 2118 Author: Klick | Coleman
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

HB 2403 Author: Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Johnson, Eric | Coleman | Walle
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a study concerning maternal mortality and morbidity in the state's African American population.

HB 2466 Author: Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas | Coleman
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid and coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

HB 2504 Author: Hernandez | Coleman
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the compensation provided to the governing body of certain special districts.

HB 2599 Author: Farrar | Coleman | Howard
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 2697 Author: Price | Coleman | Springer | Fallon
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

HB 3011 Author: Murr | Coleman
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the pretrial release of a defendant and to funding for judicial continuing legal education.

HB 3080 Author: Rose | Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with severe mental illness.

HB 3083 Author: Price | Coleman | Darby | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

HB 3208 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Coleman
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescriber or dispenser; following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 3574 Author: Collier | Coleman
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.

HB 3682 Author: Arévalo | Coleman | Oliverson | Collier | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the statewide health coordinating council and state health plan to examine and report on the impact of low health literacy on consumers and the health care system.

HB 3778 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Rose | Coleman | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the adoption and administration of certain assessment instruments in primary and secondary education.

HB 4237 Author: Moody | Coleman | Price | Lozano | Turner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.

HJR 98 Author: Murr | Coleman
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of pretrial release of a person accused of a noncapital offense if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.

HJR 110 Author: Alvarado | Coleman | Frullo | Johnson, Jarvis | Paul
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund.

HR 321 Author: Price | Moody | Coleman | White | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 02/09/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 9 2017 2:26PM
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2017, as Mental Illness Awareness Day at the State Capitol.

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