Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. John Zerwas
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/21/2017

Number of Bills: 35

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 20 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis | Howard | Walle
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Burrows | Collier | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects.

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 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 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

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 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 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 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 2445 Author: Stucky | Darby | Craddick | Lucio III | Parker
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Button | Davis, Yvonne | Dean | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the imposition of hotel occupancy taxes by and the collection and use of certain tax revenue in certain municipalities and counties, including the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel and hotel and convention center projects; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

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 2697 Author: Price | Coleman | Springer | Fallon
Coauthor: Guerra | Israel | Krause | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

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 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
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 human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and forced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

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 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bell | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

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 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 4095 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to safety requirements of assisted living facilities.

HR 102 Author: Faircloth | Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield | Klick | Oliverson
Coauthor: Howard | Zerwas
Last Action: 02/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 2 2017 12:29PM
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Texas Area Health Education Center East.

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.

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