Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Tom Oliverson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/17/2017

Number of Bills: 72

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and 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 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 6 Author: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Coauthor: Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows | Cain | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

HB 23 Author: Huberty | Simmons | Fallon | Parker | Geren
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 25 Author: Simmons | Larson | Laubenberg | Davis, Sarah | Fallon
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Button | Leach | Oliverson | Parker | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

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 52 Author: Metcalf
Coauthor: Cain | Keough | Oliverson | Phelan
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 14 2017 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration and the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning arrested persons and certain persons lawfully detained.

HB 65 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.

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 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 374 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Arévalo | Bell | Thierry | Giddings
Coauthor: Alvarado | Farrar | Geren | Gervin-Hawkins | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students.

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 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 543 Author: Raney | Cook | Parker | Ashby | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector.

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 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 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 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Coauthor: Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

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 921 Author: Kacal
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Oliverson | Raney
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding the immigration status of an arrested person and the enforcement of an immigration detainer.

HB 973 Author: Roberts | Keough | Walle | Alvarado | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Johnson, Jarvis | Metcalf | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

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 1142 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Burrows | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

HB 1179 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Arévalo
Coauthor: Gervin-Hawkins | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class.

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 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 1485 Author: Swanson
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to academic freedom for public school teachers providing science instruction.

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 1620 Author: Sanford | Burkett | Miller | Minjarez
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Cain | Hefner | Lang | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a voluntary temporary caregiver program providing temporary care for children removed from their homes.

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 1729 Author: Neave | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Gervin-Hawkins | Giddings | et al.
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

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 1805 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Biedermann | Flynn | Hefner | King, Phil | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 1908 Author: Zerwas | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Cyrier | Darby | Davis, Sarah | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burns | Phelan | Lang | Metcalf
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Cain | Cyrier | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to certain unlicensed persons and to related regulatory provisions and criminal offenses.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Coauthor: Alvarado | Ashby | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 1999 Author: Israel | Murphy | White | Moody | Arévalo
Coauthor: Allen | Gervin-Hawkins | Lambert | Lucio III | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a violation regarding the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor or the misrepresentation of age by a minor; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2074 Author: Cortez
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 16 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to specialty license plates issued for peace officers wounded or killed in the line of duty and eliminating the fee for the issuance of those plates.

HB 2105 Author: Holland | Raney | Phillips
Coauthor: Hefner | Oliverson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 14 2017 4:01PM
Caption: Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2159 Author: Giddings | White
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to school district grace period policies and the provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts.

HB 2298 Author: Uresti, Tomas
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ineligibility of certain persons affiliated with an open-enrollment charter school for election to or service on the State Board of Education or a school district board of trustees.

HB 2386 Author: Bailes | Paddie
Coauthor: Oliverson
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to volunteer firefighter supervision of outdoor burning of waste consisting of plant growth.

HB 2409 Author: Raney | González, Mary | Simmons | Shine | Romero, Jr.
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
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: 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 2527 Author: Cain | Shaheen | Paul
Coauthor: Oliverson | Swanson
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 2570 Author: Clardy
Coauthor: Oliverson | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the legislative oversight committee on the allocation of Medicaid beds in nursing facilities.

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 2720 Author: Shine
Coauthor: Anchia | Capriglione | Cosper | Miller | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the location of a polling place.

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 2908 Author: Hunter | King, Phil | Villalba | Herrero | Fallon
Coauthor: Bohac | Faircloth | Meyer | Oliverson
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of status as a peace officer or judge; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 3516 Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of health care providers under Medicaid.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Blanco | Canales | Hernandez | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3840 Author: Laubenberg | Israel
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 3935 Author: Rose | Hernandez
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to licensing and reimbursing certain foster group homes that provide services to victims of sex trafficking.

HB 4170 Author: Cosper
Coauthor: Oliverson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the state virtual school network.

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 123 Author: Krause | Burrows | Schaefer | Tinderholt
Coauthor: Burns | Cain | Hefner | Oliverson | Sanford
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the fullest extent possible.

HR 146 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Howard | Oliverson | Sheffield | Zerwas
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 1:41PM
Caption: Recognizing January 22-28, 2017, as National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week.

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.

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