Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Diana Arévalo
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/22/2017

Number of Bills: 51

HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hinojosa, Gina | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H House appoints conferees
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the investigation and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 81 Author: Moody | Isaac | Dutton | White | Minjarez
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

HB 116 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor.

HB 132 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Thierry | Rodriguez, Justin | Miller
Coauthor: Arévalo | Guerra | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 143 Author: Israel
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 219 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Israel | Farrar | Minjarez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Button | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 304 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child.

HB 305 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

HB 355 Author: Raney | Guillen | Clardy | Minjarez | Button
Coauthor: Arévalo | Ashby | Darby | Frank | Frullo | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Senate passage reported
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

HB 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S 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 391 Author: Howard | Bernal | Ortega
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Collier | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Bernal | Canales | 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 515 Author: VanDeaver | Isaac | Deshotel | Ashby | Huberty
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 563 Author: Israel | Elkins | Capriglione | Turner
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Laubenberg | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported.

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 932 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Wu | Giddings
Coauthor: Arévalo | Minjarez | Thierry
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/22/2017 H Signed in the House
Caption: Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care.

HB 959 Author: Thierry | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Cortez | Farrar | Giddings | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1005 Author: Israel | Hernandez | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1156 Author: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Returned to committee: May 1 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

HB 1457 Author: Raymond | Kuempel | Anderson, Rodney | Herrero | White
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Cyrier | Phelan | Villalba
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to fantasy sports contests.

HB 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1511 Author: Thierry | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Canales | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system.

HB 1600 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Wu
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2017 2:19PM
Caption: Relating to certain mental health screenings under the Texas Health Steps program.

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 1656 Author: Israel | Workman | Rodriguez, Eddie
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins | Hinojosa, Gina | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder.

HB 1693 Author: Dean | Larson | Paddie | Wray | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Arévalo
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2017 9:59PM
Caption: Relating to documentation for a motor vehicle title.

HB 1729 Author: Neave | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Gervin-Hawkins | Giddings | et al.
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/22/2017 H Signed in the House
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 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/22/2017 H Senate passage reported
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

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 2235 Author: Murphy | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Goldman | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities.

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 2698 Author: Neave | Hernandez | Blanco | Miller | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bailes | Ortega | Turner | Uresti, Tomas | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day.

HB 2766 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller | White | Raymond
Coauthor: Arévalo | Faircloth | Guerra | Guillen | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a reinvestment allowance for certain long-term care facilities.

HB 2815 Author: Oliverson | Israel | Laubenberg | Johnson, Eric | Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Arévalo | Bailes | Burkett | Burns | et al.
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 3152 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Howard | Collier | Walle | Herrero
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 18 2017 6:49PM
Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bell | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 3439 Author: Koop | Meyer | Deshotel | Bohac | Longoria
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Burkett | Cortez | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.

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 3593 Author: Bernal | Capriglione | Cortez | King, Phil | Bohac
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bonnen, Dennis | Guerra | Howard | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 3:00AM
Caption: Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

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 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 4102 Author: Neave | González, Mary | Villalba | Minjarez | Blanco
Coauthor: Arévalo | Rose
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/20/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 20 2017 2:15AM
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.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/22/2017 H Signed in the House
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

HR 171 Author: Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 11:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women.

HR 220 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

HR 1195 Author: Farrar | Alonzo
Coauthor: Arévalo | Reynolds | Turner
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2017 8:45PM
Caption: Recognizing April 10, 2017, as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day at the State Capitol.

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