Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Tom Oliverson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
HB 377 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Miller | Flynn | Arévalo
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates.

HB 378 Author: Oliverson | Raney | Lozano | Murphy | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.

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 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

HB 1265 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to training of peace officers employed by the Department of Public Safety concerning the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

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 1757 Author: Oliverson | King, Phil | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the impoundment of a motor vehicle operated without financial responsibility by a driver who does not have a driver's license; authorizing a fee.

HB 1798 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17.

HB 1800 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17.

HB 2141 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Zerwas | Schaefer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

HB 2334 Author: Oliverson | Wu | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties.

HB 2347 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and increased penalties for certain offenses involving the trafficking of persons.

HB 2420 Author: Oliverson | Zerwas
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians; authorizing fees.

HB 2558 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to capitation payments under a contract with a health maintenance organization for the provision of dental care services.

HB 2812 Author: Oliverson | White
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security patrol vehicles.

HB 2814 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the installation and inspection of fire sprinkler protection systems; authorizing fees.

HB 2815 Author: Oliverson | Israel | Laubenberg | Johnson, Eric | Anchia
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 2882 Author: Oliverson | Price
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

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 3406 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians.

HB 3546 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to out-of-pocket expense credits for payments made by a policyholder directly to a physician or health care provider.

HB 3560 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a joint interim study regarding health benefit coverage for obesity under certain health benefit plans.

HB 3568 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to an occupational and life skills associate degree program offered by the Lone Star College System District.

HB 3571 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief.

HB 3786 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eligibility for community supervision of defendants convicted of certain burglary offenses.

HB 3886 Author: Oliverson | King, Ken | Nevárez | Burkett
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

HB 4272 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 554; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4283 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conversion of the Grand Northwest Municipal Utility District to the Grand Northwest Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4298 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 553; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4343 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 26; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

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.

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.

HR 1053 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2017 2:47PM
Caption: Commemorating the opening of Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

HR 1392 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:39PM
Caption: In memory of Linda Marcia "Lyn" Howerton of Cypress.

HR 1412 Author: Oliverson | Bell | Schofield | Schubert | Raney
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 10:21AM
Caption: Commemorating the grand opening of the Daikin Texas Technology Park in Waller on May 24, 2017.

HR 1490 Author: Oliverson | Wu
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 1 2017 5:16PM
Caption: In memory of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood of the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office.

HR 2212 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 4:51PM
Caption: Congratulating the Yellow Rose of Texas Republican Women on its 10th anniversary.

HR 2213 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 12:29PM
Caption: Commending Bruce Hillegeist for his outstanding service to the Tomball community.

HR 2214 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 12:27PM
Caption: Congratulating the Tomball High School Percussion Ensemble on winning the Scholastic Concert Open Class title at the 2017 Winter Guard International Percussion World Championship.

HR 2215 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 12:26PM
Caption: Congratulating Justin Jackson of Tomball on helping the University of North Carolina men's basketball team win the 2017 NCAA national championship.

HR 2216 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 12:25PM
Caption: In memory of former Tomball mayor Harold Gene "Hap" Harrington.

HR 2385 Author: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 10:53AM
Caption: Recognizing the staff of the Texas Legislative Council.

Joint Author (41):
HB 14 Author: Murr | Davis, Sarah | Springer | Oliverson
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.

HB 178 Author: Lucio III | Oliverson
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the impoundment of a motor vehicle operated without financial responsibility and involved in an accident; authorizing a fee.

HB 294 Author: Walle | Bohac | Dutton | Oliverson | Larson
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to appointment of a receiver for a water or sewer utility.

HB 354 Author: Raney | Oliverson | Hefner | Lambert | Wray
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools.

HB 372 Author: Springer | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

HB 403 Author: Springer | White | Shaheen | Oliverson | Bell
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

HB 510 Author: Davis, Sarah | Parker | Darby | Oliverson | Isaac
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

HB 635 Author: Howard | Oliverson | Geren | Cyrier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to issuance of a vendor permit for the sale of goods during an authorized event held in the Texas mall area of the Capitol Complex.

HB 752 Author: Meyer | Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board.

HB 1296 Author: Frullo | Oliverson | Larson | Zerwas
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

HB 1323 Author: Frank | Oliverson | Dutton
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 1372 Author: Koop | Oliverson | Martinez, "Mando" | Burkett | Lang
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to information included in the curriculum of each driver education course and driving safety course.

HB 1375 Author: Davis, Sarah | Stucky | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to treatment and care provided by licensed medical professionals to animals in certain facilities.

HB 1602 Author: Keough | Walle | Thompson, Senfronia | Oliverson | Bell
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 1645 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Oliverson | Koop | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain school districts to allow students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.

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 2007 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Cortez | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.

HB 2143 Author: Cortez | Oliverson | Guerra
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to protection for physician assistants who refuse to engage in certain conduct.

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 2380 Author: Swanson | White | Huberty | Oliverson | Clardy
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

HB 2418 Author: Cosper | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for noncertified surgical technologists.

HB 2425 Author: Price | Rose | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Oliverson
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient.

HB 2525 Author: Zerwas | Oliverson | Parker
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants.

HB 2548 Author: Zerwas | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain physician assistants.

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 2671 Author: Dean | Price | Clardy | Moody | Oliverson
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the prosecution of criminal offenses involving certain substances listed in Penalty Groups 1, 2, and 3 of that Act.

HB 2691 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson | Reynolds
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

HB 2760 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan provider networks; authorizing an assessment.

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 3102 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a prior authorization requirement for certain prescription eye drops and related medications.

HB 3358 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Minjarez | Blanco
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to expedited licensing procedures for certain nurses who are military spouses.

HB 3606 Author: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 3674 Author: Roberts | Oliverson | Swanson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

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 3814 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services.

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 129 Author: Bailes | Oliverson | Metcalf | Shine | Faircloth
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University.

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 2244 Author: Roberts | Elkins | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Falls High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2017 UIL 6A state championship.

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