Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Angie Chen Button
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 92

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (58):
HB 425 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption of inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by a school district.

HB 508 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating a criminal offense.

HB 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 570 Author: Button | Fallon | Parker | Raymond | Koop
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 1169 Author: Button | Murphy | Parker | Metcalf | Vo
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period.

HB 1182 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property consisting of certain food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail.

HB 1196 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.

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 1694 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

HB 2037 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the promotional system used in certain municipal civil service fire departments.

HB 2126 Author: Button
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the franchise tax rate applicable to certain taxable entities that sell telephone prepaid calling cards.

HB 2564 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Economic & Small Business Development: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to a periodic review by the Economic Incentive Oversight Board of projects undertaken by certain economic development corporations and the ad valorem tax incentive program established by the Texas Economic Development Act.

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 2973 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2017 4:14PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to exempt the inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by the county.

HB 3159 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the economic impact of general academic teaching institutions.

HB 3160 Author: Button | Parker | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund for certain projects involving the commercialization of property derived from research at or through institutions of higher education.

HB 3163 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to persons engaged in business as a vehicle lessor or vehicle lease facilitator.

HB 3172 Author: Button | Alvarado | Springer | Gooden | Murphy
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state incentives for economic development purposes.

HB 3176 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Economic & Small Business Development: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 3245 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of distinguished researcher for purposes of the governor's university research initiative.

HB 3260 Author: Button | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of the governor's university research initiative fund to support the commercialization of property derived from research at or through public institutions of higher education.

HB 3360 Author: Button | Deshotel | Villalba | Gooden | Faircloth
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 1:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

HB 3361 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a periodic review by the Economic Incentive Oversight Board of projects undertaken by certain economic development corporations.

HB 3364 Author: Button | Parker | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to reimburse grant recipients for certain expenses.

HB 3540 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to financial reporting requirements for certain labor organizations; creating new criminal offenses; imposing an administrative penalty.

HB 3772 Author: Button | Parker | Capriglione | Springer | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

HJR 35 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail.

HJR 60 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property consisting of food or food products held by the owner of the property for sale at retail.

HJR 86 Author: Button | Stephenson | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HJR 96 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit one or more political subdivisions of this state to exempt from ad valorem taxation a person's inventory held for sale at retail.

HR 193 Author: Button | Frullo | Stephenson | Sanford
Last Action: 02/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 1 2017 11:16AM
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as CPA Day at the State Capitol.

HR 300 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/02/2017 H Filed
Caption: In memory of Donald Benjamin Fielding of Dallas.

HR 342 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/07/2017 H Filed
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Rowlett Day at the State Capitol.

HR 396 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:06PM
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Garland Day at the State Capitol.

HR 397 Author: Button | Burkett | Holland
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 4:28PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Rowlett Day at the State Capitol.

HR 405 Author: Button | Burkett | Villalba | Meyer
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2017 4:20PM
Caption: In memory of Donald Benjamin Fielding of Dallas.

HR 541 Author: Button | Laubenberg
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 3:13PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Sachse Day at the State Capitol.

HR 790 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 6:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the opening of the William E. Dollar Municipal Building in Garland.

HR 925 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 4:58PM
Caption: Congratulating Julia Yost on her participation in the Ford Fast Track Races.

HR 936 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 5:07PM
Caption: Congratulating Linda L. Griffin on her recognition by the Dallas County Commissioners Court.

HR 1048 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:26PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2017 DFW Dragon Boat, Kite, and Lantern Festival in Irving.

HR 1049 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:28PM
Caption: Congratulating the Berkner High School Fearless Robotics Club on winning the 2016 VEX Robotics High School World Championship in the engineering division.

HR 1050 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:30PM
Caption: Commending Crossroads Church in Rowlett for its service to the local community.

HR 1081 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2017 2:19PM
Caption: Congratulating Richard Hwang and Joan He on their marriage.

HR 1086 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2017 5:57PM
Caption: Congratulating Bob L. Townsend on his retirement from the Richardson City Council.

HR 1238 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 4:24PM
Caption: Congratulating Officer Robert Beauchamp of the Sachse Police Department on being named the 2016 Employee of the Year by the City of Sachse.

HR 1239 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 4:36PM
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas at Dallas chess team on advancing to the 2017 President's Cup tournament.

HR 1240 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 2:46PM
Caption: Congratulating the Sachse High School counseling department on winning a 2017 CREST award at the 12th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference.

HR 1407 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Commemorating Earth Day on April 22, 2017.

HR 1408 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2017 5:05PM
Caption: Commemorating Earth Day on April 22, 2018.

HR 1593 Author: Button | Vo | Wu | Miller | Paul
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2017 9:29AM
Caption: Recognizing May 2017 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

HR 1844 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 11:23AM
Caption: Recognizing May 2 and 3, 2017, as Leadership Garland Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1940 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2017 11:41AM
Caption: Congratulating Richard Briley on his retirement as managing director of Health and Code Compliance for the City of Garland.

HR 2139 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 2:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Jim Cahill on his retirement from the Garland City Council.

HR 2141 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 3:25PM
Caption: Honoring Stephen W. Stanley on his retirement from the Garland City Council.

HR 2219 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 12:21PM
Caption: Commemorating the exhibition of the Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sachse May 26-29, 2017.

HR 2223 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:12PM
Caption: Congratulating Lori Barnett Dodson on her retirement from the Garland City Council.

HR 2224 Author: Button | Villalba | Koop
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:08PM
Caption: Congratulating Kris Oliver on his retirement from the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees.

Joint Author (34):
HB 108 Author: Alvarado | Button | Bernal | Paddie | Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 355 Author: Raney | Guillen | Clardy | Minjarez | Button
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

HB 410 Author: Springer | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado | Button
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 491 Author: Frullo | Button | Fallon
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to requiring registration as a sex offender of certain defendants convicted of the offense of continuous trafficking of persons.

HB 493 Author: Perez | Button | Murphy | Clardy | Blanco
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.

HB 501 Author: Capriglione | Button | González, Mary | Fallon
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to personal financial statements filed by public officers and candidates, including the disclosure of certain contracts, agreements, services, and compensation in and the amendment of those statements.

HB 505 Author: Geren | Howard | Button
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to restrictions on lobbyist expenditures from certain political contributions.

HB 536 Author: Israel | Button
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the participation of a county judge in a meeting of a commissioners court conducted by videoconference call.

HB 855 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Simmons | Rodriguez, Justin | Button
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund.

HB 1003 Author: Capriglione | Parker | Simmons | Button | Fallon
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to investment of public funds, including certain expenditures by public institutions of higher education and university systems that are eligible for certain tax credits.

HB 1090 Author: Meyer | Button | Fallon | González, Mary | Rinaldi
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

HB 1142 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

HB 1264 Author: Burkett | Button
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of certain municipal courts in certain criminal cases punishable by fine only.

HB 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule.

HB 1378 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2017 8:33PM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on political contributions and political expenditures by general-purpose political committees.

HB 1384 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives.

HB 1985 Author: Flynn | Button | Gooden | Fallon
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to debt cancellation agreements offered in connection with certain retail installment contracts and leases for vehicles.

HB 2329 Author: Burkett | Button
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to elimination of the authority of certain county school districts to impose ad valorem taxes and to a procedure under which those districts may be abolished.

HB 2421 Author: Howard | Button
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to an annual report on employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 2964 Author: Meyer | Button
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designation of a representative for notice regarding abandonment of shares of a mutual fund.

HB 3019 Author: Burkett | Button
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the prosecution for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HB 3042 Author: Meyer | Burkett | Button | Koop | Giddings
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

HB 3048 Author: Ortega | Howard | Clardy | Button
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

HB 3921 Author: Parker | Price | Button | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Thierry
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the financial exploitation of certain vulnerable adults.

HB 4300 Author: Koop | Button | Burkett | Johnson, Eric | Neave
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

HCR 42 Author: Holland | Laubenberg | Button | Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the city of Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

HR 153 Author: Davis, Sarah | Morrison, Geanie W. | Laubenberg | Button | Burkett
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 5:27PM
Caption: Recognizing April 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.

HR 169 Author: Vo | Button | Wu
Last Action: 01/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 26 2017 12:57PM
Caption: Commemorating the Lunar New Year on January 28, 2017.

HR 486 Author: Leach | Button | Koop
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2017 6:33PM
Caption: Congratulating Curtis Poovey on his appointment as chief of the Richardson Fire Department.

HR 811 Author: Leach | Laubenberg | Button | Shaheen | Sanford
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 8:53PM
Caption: Honoring Caroline Carothers for her contributions as Miss Texas 2016.

HR 1055 Author: Koop | Button | Stucky
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:39PM
Caption: Congratulating Lee Jackson on his retirement as chancellor of the University of North Texas System.

HR 1180 Author: Vo | Tinderholt | Button
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:48PM
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1841 Author: Wu | Button | Vo
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 2:10PM
Caption: Recognizing May 3, 2017, as Asian Real Estate Association of America Day at the State Capitol.

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