Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Byron Cook
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/30/2017

Number of Bills: 38

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (17):
HB 35 Author: Cook | Shine
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 201 Author: Cook
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to disposition of fetal remains by a health care facility; imposing penalties.

HB 2071 Author: Cook
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.

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 2181 Author: Cook
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to option contracts to acquire real property for high-speed rail projects.

HB 2756 Author: Cook
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to certain procedures for tax redeterminations and refund claims.

HB 3440 Author: Cook | Wray | Israel | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee on high-speed rail development.

HB 3442 Author: Cook
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the Fairfield Hospital District.

HB 3770 Author: Cook
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas First Center to study and provide advice to the legislature on the effective use of state resources.

HB 3771 Author: Cook | Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of abortion.

HB 3790 Author: Cook
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 31 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a judge regarding a defendant who has been discharged from community supervision.

HB 4177 Author: Cook
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to adjustments to universal service plan support for small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

HB 4178 Author: Cook
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to disclosure of certain health care costs and shared savings between certain health benefit plans and state employees.

HB 4182 Author: Cook
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 31 in Navarro County as the Navarro County Vietnam Memorial Loop.

HJR 112 Author: Cook
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring certain persons or groups to report certain contributions and political expenditures.

HR 429 Author: Cook
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 3:27PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Hill County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 522 Author: Cook
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2017 7:43AM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Navarro County Day at the State Capitol.

Joint Author (21):
HB 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Signed in the House
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah | Cook
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

HB 122 Author: Dutton | Rose | Johnson, Jarvis | Cook | Wu
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

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 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 543 Author: Raney | Cook | Parker | Ashby | Murr
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector.

HB 648 Author: Parker | Cook
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain agreements with a collective bargaining organization on certain state-funded public work contracts.

HB 728 Author: Guerra | Cook | Bohac | Parker | Howard
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment by the State Board of Education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.

HB 1133 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Price | Cook | Raymond
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 1390 Author: Ashby | Cook | Springer | VanDeaver | Phillips
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 1556 Author: González, Mary | Frank | Cook | Giddings | Simmons
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Signed in the Senate
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 1936 Author: Springer | Cook | Capriglione | Burkett | Shine
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 2160 Author: Wray | Cook
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the assessment of damages for certain condemnations by a high-speed rail company.

HB 2162 Author: Wray | Cook
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.

HB 2165 Author: Wray | Cook
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to entry onto property to survey for a 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 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HR 2 Author: Hunter | Cook | Villalba | Dutton | Lucio III
Last Action: 01/10/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 10 2017 10:27PM
Caption: Providing for the election of the speaker of the house.

HR 1622 Author: Lambert | Cook
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 4:08PM
Caption: Congratulating Jack A. Griggs on his induction into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame.

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