Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Dennis Paul
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/19/2017

Number of Bills: 69

HB 35 Author: Cook | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

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 45 Author: Flynn | Leach | Burkett | Parker | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Cain | Dale | Dean | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

HB 56 Author: Flynn | White | Springer | Guillen | Metcalf
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Keough | King, Ken | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.

HB 87 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Dean | Keough | Krause | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 108 Author: Alvarado | Button | Bernal | Paddie | Gonzales, Larry
Coauthor: Paul
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 144 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Keough | Krause | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic reporting requirements for an abortion facility.

HB 151 Author: Simmons | Schofield | Springer
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Paul | Stickland | Swanson | et al.
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

HB 200 Author: Burkett | Bailes | Laubenberg | Raney
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 201 Author: Cook
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to disposition of fetal remains by a health care facility; imposing penalties.

HB 339 Author: Burrows | Landgraf | Springer | Kacal | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | 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 382 Author: Murphy | Frank | Villalba | Wu | Raymond
Coauthor: Keough | Lang | Paul | Rinaldi
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB 387 Author: Murphy | Parker | González, Mary | Schubert | Springer
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Gooden | Holland | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 388 Author: Murphy
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax.

HB 393 Author: Stickland
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | Dale | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 421 Author: Rinaldi | Kuempel | Leach | Phelan | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship.

HB 428 Author: King, Phil | Phillips | Sanford | Murphy
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | Dale | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership.

HB 434 Author: Simmons | Workman | Bailes
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 506 Author: King, Phil | Workman | Phillips
Coauthor: Burns | Cain | Holland | Keough | Miller | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

HB 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
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 522 Author: Schofield | Shaheen
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 570 Author: Button | Fallon | Parker | Raymond | Koop
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
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 577 Author: Workman | Shine | Dale | Isaac | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
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 612 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Cain | Parker | Paul | Phillips | Sanford | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

HB 758 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Cain | Dean | Oliverson | Paul
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a religious organization to obtain a refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to the organization for use as an actual place of religious worship.

HB 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Coauthor: Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 787 Author: Parker | Price | Frullo | Fallon | Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the security of the electric grid.

HB 815 Author: Burkett | Dale
Coauthor: Miller | Paul
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 844 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | 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 915 Author: Thompson, Ed | Muñoz, Jr. | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Frank | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 931 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Fallon
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burns | Elkins | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 981 Author: Wray | Price | Burns | Phelan
Coauthor: Bohac | Burrows | Hefner | Holland | Krause | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship.

HB 1024 Author: Kacal | Frullo
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bonnen, Dennis | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Bell | Cortez | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

HB 1113 Author: Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

HB 1184 Author: Bohac | Frank | Workman | Villalba | Zerwas
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Button | Cain | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

HB 1195 Author: Swanson
Coauthor: Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to inclusion of a civics test in the graduation requirements for public high school students.

HB 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Coauthor: Bailes | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | Dale | et al.
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 1323 Author: Frank | Oliverson | Dutton
Coauthor: Cain | Hefner | Isaac | Leach | Paul | et al.
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 1333 Author: Isaac | Anderson, Rodney | Deshotel | VanDeaver | Lucio III
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Cain | Capriglione | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school accountability, including assessment of students and appraisal of teachers.

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 1641 Author: Hefner | Miller | Blanco | Flynn | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.

HB 1692 Author: Hefner | Bonnen, Dennis | Dutton | Raymond | Huberty
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

HB 1774 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Lucio III | Parker | Frullo | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

HB 1812 Author: Dale | Villalba | Minjarez
Coauthor: Dean | Paul
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent.

HB 1936 Author: Springer | Cook | Capriglione | Burkett | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
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 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

HB 2899 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.

HB 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
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 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3535 Author: Keough | Raymond | Faircloth | Krause | Bell
Coauthor: Dean | Gervin-Hawkins | Paul | Rinaldi | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a hot air balloon.

HB 3606 Author: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
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 3769 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 3771 Author: Cook | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of abortion.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 3904 Author: Schubert | Ashby | Nevárez | Springer | Clardy
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
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.

HCR 44 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell | Darby | Flynn
Coauthor: Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Miller | Paul | Schubert | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

HCR 52 Author: Flynn | King, Phil | Shine | Bonnen, Dennis | Longoria
Coauthor: Cain | Gonzales, Larry | Metcalf | Miller | Murphy | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Adopted
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

HCR 59 Author: Bailes | Isaac | Lucio III | Gonzales, Larry
Coauthor: Paul | Schubert | Stucky | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to pass a budget.

HJR 17 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Coauthor: Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HJR 39 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
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.

HJR 44 Author: Workman
Coauthor: Holland | Keough | Lambert | Oliverson | Paul
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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 an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget.

HJR 58 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Cain | Dale | Miller | Paul | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HR 191 Author: Sanford | Leach | White | Anchia | Dukes
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Biedermann | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Recognizing the Armenian genocide.

HR 1833 Author: Craddick
Coauthor: Paul | Reynolds | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2017 3:46PM
Caption: Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code.

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