Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Dennis Paul
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/24/2017

Number of Bills: 39

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (21):
HB 944 Author: Paul | Schofield | Miller | Burkett | Klick
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to supervision of the conduct of a primary election; creating a criminal offense.

HB 945 Author: Paul | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.

HB 946 Author: Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Phillips | Thompson, Ed | Isaac
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to vehicles exempt from vehicle safety inspections.

HB 1064 Author: Paul | Faircloth | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts.

HB 1165 Author: Paul
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

HB 1197 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the training period for a temporary insurance agent's license.

HB 1702 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for an application to vote an early voting ballot by mail.

HB 1966 Author: Paul | Shine | Workman | Villalba
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of a condominium or multifamily residential rental property.

HB 2015 Author: Paul | Faircloth
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain registration information by the voter registrar.

HB 2270 Author: Paul | King, Phil | Miller
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirements of service and duties of certain election officers.

HB 2665 Author: Paul | Fallon
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to notification by an insurer of certain disciplinary actions imposed on the insurer for a violation of the insurance laws of another state.

HB 3099 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to health care information provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 3111 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to medical gas and vacuum piping systems testing in certain health facilities and voluntary tester registry.

HB 3343 Author: Paul | Fallon | Faircloth
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System.

HB 3348 Author: Paul
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to coverage under a preferred provider benefit plan for certain services provided by out-of-network providers; authorizing a fee.

HB 3461 Author: Paul | Perez
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the sale of park land owned by certain municipalities.

HB 4012 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of a scheduled disconnection of water utility service.

HB 4154 Author: Paul
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the renewal of a plumber's apprentice certificate of registration.

HCR 87 Author: Paul | Miller | Gonzales, Larry | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Urging Congress to direct the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.

HR 362 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:49PM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Space Day at the State Capitol and honoring NASA.

HR 665 Author: Paul | Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2017 6:29PM
Caption: Congratulating William A. Staples on his retirement as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Joint Author (18):
HB 313 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Thompson, Ed | Paul
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the higher education fund, the management of investments of the permanent university fund, and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to the University of Houston.

HB 582 Author: Dale | Paul
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to driver's licenses and personal identification certificates issued to legal permanent residents of the United States and refugees or asylees lawfully admitted into the United States.

HB 810 Author: Parker | Springer | Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1063 Author: Gooden | Paul
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 1721 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Paul | Faircloth | Springer | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors.

HB 1813 Author: Flynn | Keough | Paul | Burkett | Krause
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

HB 2252 Author: Faircloth | Paul | Perez | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

HB 2285 Author: Thompson, Ed | Raney | Paul | Alvarado | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education at the University of Houston.

HB 2434 Author: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public retirement systems to take certain actions or implement certain plans designed to achieve actuarial soundness.

HB 2459 Author: Flynn | Paul
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the operations and functions of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the sunset review date for, financial management of, and programs administered by the agency.

HB 2527 Author: Cain | Shaheen | Paul
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2637 Author: Faircloth | Oliverson | Paul
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and forced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

HCR 75 Author: Oliverson | Raymond | Paul
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Urging Texans not to use the flag emoji of the Republic of Chile when referring to the Texas flag.

HCR 95 Author: Dale | Paul | Miller
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 04/19/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Richard "Mack" Machowicz of Pearland.

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 333 Author: Thompson, Ed | Paul | Allen | Reynolds | Kacal
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 1:55PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Pearland Day at the State Capitol.

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.

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