Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. James White
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/29/2017

Number of Bills: 42

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Coauthor: Allen | Geren | Reynolds | White
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system.

HB 44 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Coauthor: Cain | Faircloth | Paul | Swanson | White
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | Bell | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 114 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Leach | Tinderholt | White
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities funded by this state and submission of a zero-based budget by and performance of a financial audit of an agency undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 151 Author: Simmons | Schofield | Springer
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Paul | Swanson | White
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

HB 218 Author: Dale | Isaac | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Burkett | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

HB 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Coauthor: Ashby | Holland | Lambert | Laubenberg | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 339 Author: Burrows | Landgraf | Springer | Kacal | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 375 Author: Stickland | Schaefer | Rinaldi | Leach
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Isaac | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

HB 421 Author: Rinaldi | Kuempel | Villalba | Phelan | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a place of religious worship.

HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Capriglione | Darby | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

HB 497 Author: Rinaldi | Guillen | Schofield
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Fallon | Hefner | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Coleman | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
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 531 Author: Schofield | Fallon
Coauthor: Swanson | White
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses relating to an application for a ballot to be voted by mail; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 577 Author: Workman | Shine | Dale | Isaac | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

HB 844 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 919 Author: Kacal | Shine | King, Ken
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members.

HB 948 Author: Tinderholt
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting abortion and recognizing the rights, powers, and privileges of all unborn children at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth; affecting criminal offenses and penalties.

HB 1050 Author: Swanson
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Stickland | Tinderholt | White
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes.

HB 1258 Author: Clardy | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Holland
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information publicly available in an electronic court record database.

HB 1344 Author: Cain | Lang | Keough | Bell
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Faircloth | Hefner | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to protection for reporting the existence of certain immigration policies of a governmental entity.

HB 1350 Author: Cain | Deshotel | Dutton
Coauthor: Bernal | Canales | Gervin-Hawkins | Reynolds | Stickland | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.

HB 1390 Author: Ashby | Cook | Springer | VanDeaver | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | Burns | et al.
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 1464 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Capriglione | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | White
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

HB 1542 Author: Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price
Coauthor: Gervin-Hawkins | Miller | Parker | Villalba | White | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 1574 Author: Wilson | Murr | Lang
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to documentation regarding an arrest of a person without a warrant.

HB 1575 Author: Wilson | Murr | Lang
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to venue for the disposition of stolen property.

HB 1641 Author: Hefner | Miller | Blanco | Flynn | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.

HB 1774 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Lucio III | Parker | Frullo
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in the business of insurance.

HB 1874 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Bernal
Coauthor: Allen | Israel | Miller | White
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Coauthor: Alvarado | Ashby | Bohac | Button | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a firefighter or a peace officer for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2118 Author: Klick | Coleman
Coauthor: Cain | Rinaldi | Schaefer | White
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

HB 2409 Author: Raney | González, Mary
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
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 3150 Author: Burns | Leach
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete an education program offered by a merchant.

HB 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3784 Author: Holland | King, Phil | Price | Wray
Coauthor: White
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to persons approved by the Department of Public Safety to offer an online course for the classroom portion of handgun proficiency instruction.

HB 3904 Author: Schubert | Ashby | Nevárez | Springer
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bernal | Burns | Burrows | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HJR 39 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

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