Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Leighton Schubert
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 43

HB 28 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Springer | Longoria | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.

HB 136 Author: Bell | Koop | Johnson, Jarvis | Israel | Villalba
Coauthor: Blanco | Canales | Dean | Fallon | Schaefer | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to inclusion of career and technology education in the mission of public education.

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 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Burkett | Button | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

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 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards.

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 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 435 Author: King, Ken | Bailes | Springer | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Burns | Landgraf | Murr | Schubert
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the carrying of weapons, including the application of certain weapons and handgun license laws to certain persons, the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of a state hospital, and the liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun; providing a civil penalty.

HB 515 Author: VanDeaver | Isaac | Deshotel | Ashby | Huberty
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Coleman | Cortez | et al.
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 777 Author: Ashby | Bernal | Murphy | Blanco | Fallon
Coauthor: Isaac | Lambert | Schubert
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 811 Author: King, Ken | Guillen | Paddie | Workman
Coauthor: Burns | Burrows | Faircloth | King, Tracy O. | Schubert
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the extension of additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts.

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 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 1270 Author: Smithee | Blanco | Cyrier | Lucio III
Coauthor: Cain | Fallon | Schubert
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center.

HB 1291 Author: Geren | Price | Bonnen, Dennis | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac
Coauthor: Button | Fallon | Gooden | Leach | Schubert
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials and the inclusion of American principles in those materials and the public school curriculum.

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 1542 Author: Price | Frullo | Romero, Jr. | Bernal | Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Cain | Capriglione | Darby | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

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 2063 Author: Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.

HB 2160 Author: Wray | Cook
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the assessment of damages for certain condemnations by a high-speed rail company.

HB 2161 Author: Wray
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to clarification of the law regarding the authority of a high-speed rail company to exercise the power of eminent domain.

HB 2163 Author: Wray
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elevation of high-speed rail tracks in certain counties.

HB 2164 Author: Wray
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the use of private activity bonds to finance high-speed rail service.

HB 2165 Author: Wray | Cook
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to entry onto property to survey for a high-speed rail facility.

HB 2172 Author: Ashby | Rinaldi | Bailes | Bell | Workman
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity.

HB 2179 Author: Cook | Workman
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schubert
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the acquisition and disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

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 2659 Author: Geren | Springer | Bailes | Fallon | Paddie
Coauthor: Ashby | Lambert | Schubert | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

HB 2684 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Holland
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Burrows | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority; waiving certain sovereign and governmental immunity.

HB 2780 Author: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

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 2994 Author: Ashby | Clardy | Phillips | Stephenson | Blanco
Coauthor: Faircloth | Schubert
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to workforce continuing education offered by public junior colleges.

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.

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 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 73 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Shine | Cosper
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cortez | Darby | Holland | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

HR 1228 Author: Clardy | Lambert | Gooden | King, Phil | Howard
Coauthor: Alonzo | Bell | Burrows | Cain | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:27PM
Caption: In memory of former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Jr.

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