Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. J. D. Sheffield
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/29/2017

Number of Bills: 64

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (28):
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 1407 Author: Sheffield | Paddie | Darby | Price | Bernal
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

HB 1976 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees.

HB 1977 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

HB 1978 Author: Sheffield
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to physician assistant services performed as volunteer care.

HB 2249 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Murphy | Howard
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

HB 2582 Author: Sheffield
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations.

HB 2766 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller | White | Raymond
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities.

HB 3151 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to demonstration projects to coordinate eligibility renewal and eligibility recertification for certain children in the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

HB 3153 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain notice requirements regarding fluoridation of a water supply system.

HB 3524 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prioritization of public transportation funding for areas disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 3577 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services educational program.

HB 3709 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing a county to impose a tax on the sale of certain solid materials and substances.

HB 3710 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the comanagement of glaucoma by ophthalmologists and therapeutic optometrists and the establishment of a comanagement registry.

HB 3711 Author: Sheffield | Price
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to prevention of communicable diseases in certain long-term care facilities.

HB 3712 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the hours of continuing professional education required for a plumber's license or endorsement.

HB 3713 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to longevity pay for members of fire and police departments in certain counties.

HR 177 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 01/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 26 2017 1:11PM
Caption: Recognizing March 2017 as Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month.

HR 528 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 7:32AM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as Texas Trauma and Emergency Health Care Day at the State Capitol.

HR 782 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 9:42PM
Caption: Congratulating the McCulloch County 4-H team on winning the 2017 Western National Roundup parliamentary procedure championship.

HR 783 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 9:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. George N. Smith on being named Family Physician of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

HR 884 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2017 3:11PM
Caption: Recognizing March 21, 2017, as Tarleton State University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1256 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2017 7:43PM
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2017, as Doctors of Osteopathic Medical Excellence Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1426 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 9:59AM
Caption: Recognizing April 24-28, 2017, as Every Kid Healthy Week in Texas.

HR 1506 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 10 2017 11:03PM
Caption: Recognizing April 24-28, 2017, as Every Kid Healthy Week in Texas.

HR 2235 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:48PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Mark A. Baker on his appointment as president of the American Osteopathic Association.

HR 2236 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:48PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Rodney M. Wiseman on his election as president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

HR 2527 Author: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Jon Weizenbaum on his retirement as commissioner of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Joint Author (36):
HB 241 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a health care practitioner counseling requirement for persons claiming an immunization exemption on the basis of conscience, including a religious belief.

HB 243 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 539 Author: VanDeaver | Bernal | Cosper | González, Mary | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 727 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Sheffield | Davis, Sarah | Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the use of home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

HB 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 850 Author: Turner | Guillen | Geren | Sheffield | Burns
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions.

HB 1036 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hernandez | Laubenberg | Collier | Sheffield
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1076 Author: Oliverson | Howard | Sheffield | Meyer | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.

HB 1178 Author: Kuempel | Moody | Zerwas | Sheffield | Holland
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the punishment for burglary and theft involving controlled substances.

HB 1194 Author: Blanco | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to long-term care insurance for state employees.

HB 1373 Author: Davis, Sarah | Sheffield | González, Mary | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.

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 1697 Author: Price | Burkett | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pediatric health tele-connectivity resource program for rural Texas.

HB 1794 Author: Bell | Oliverson | Sheffield | Wray | Guerra
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Work Group on Mental Health Access for First Responders.

HB 1881 Author: Muñoz, Jr. | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to pharmacy benefit networks and pharmacy benefit managers.

HB 1908 Author: Zerwas | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Howard
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2360 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield | Anderson, Rodney | Oliverson | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

HB 2520 Author: Perez | Sheffield | Guerra | Arévalo | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to disclosure requirements of certain nursing facilities that provide care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

HB 2652 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Isaac
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 23 2017 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency.

HB 2664 Author: Miller | Thompson, Senfronia | Villalba | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to nutrition and fitness standards for certain child-care facilities and training for employees at those facilities.

HB 2810 Author: Muñoz, Jr. | Miller | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of overtime pay in the computation of benefits for members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2845 Author: Howard | Oliverson | Isaac | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to increasing awareness of the dangers of exposing children to secondhand smoke.

HB 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2998 Author: Blanco | Geren | Gutierrez | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3587 Author: Zedler | Lozano | Sheffield | Canales
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

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 3851 Author: Howard | Cortez | Flynn | Sheffield | Klick
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

HCR 57 Author: Wu | Sheffield | Zerwas | Oliverson | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Encouraging Texans to donate bone marrow and blood and to register as organ donors.

HCR 111 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Fort Hood.

HJR 36 Author: González, Mary | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle | Murr
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide assistance to economically distressed areas.

HR 102 Author: Faircloth | Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield | Klick | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 2 2017 12:29PM
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Texas Area Health Education Center East.

HR 314 Author: Oliverson | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2017 11:06PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day at the State Capitol.

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