Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Aaron Pena
79th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 111

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (60):
HB 149 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/04/2005 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence of an alleged victim's past sexual behavior or alleged sexual predisposition.

HB 166 Author: Pena | Hochberg | Baxter | Kolkhorst | Hughes
Last Action: 05/06/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.

HB 188 Author: Pena | Casteel | Goolsby
Last Action: 04/18/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a qualified privilege of a journalist not to testify.

HB 257 Author: Pena | Reyna | Anchia
Last Action: 02/01/2005 H Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks for university and college courses from the sales tax.

HB 258 Author: Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing a sports recreation and wellness facility fee at The University of Texas--Pan American.

HB 317 Author: Pena | Menendez | Guillen | Escobar | Gallego
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to designating May 5 as Tejano Heritage Day.

HB 354 Author: Pena | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 02/03/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools.

HB 355 Author: Pena | Guillen
Last Action: 02/03/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to stipends for public school teachers assigned to campuses serving a high percentage of low-income students.

HB 725 Author: Pena | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 02/09/2005 H Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to restoring services under the Medicaid and children's health insurance programs; making an appropriation.

HB 810 Author: Pena
Last Action: 02/09/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to eligibility to serve as a school district trustee.

HB 1259 Author: Pena
Last Action: 02/21/2005 H Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to a risk assessment for Type 2 diabetes.

HB 1324 Author: Pena | Raymond | Hodge | Escobar | Farrar
Last Action: 04/22/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of vehicles.

HB 1351 Author: Pena | McCall
Last Action: 04/04/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software for unauthorized purposes; providing a penalty.

HB 1352 Author: Pena | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2005 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the state policy on fish and wildlife management and hunting and fishing.

HB 1355 Author: Pena | Escobar
Last Action: 02/22/2005 H Referred to Civil Practices
Caption: Relating to liability of certain persons for participation in the illegal drug market.

HB 1750 Author: Pena
Last Action: 04/05/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of certain employees who are crime victims to time off from work; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1751 Author: Pena
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the procedures governing the payment of restitution by criminal defendants.

HB 2277 Author: Pena
Last Action: 04/05/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an employment agreement that requires an employee to waive the right to demand a jury trial.

HB 3092 Author: Pena
Last Action: 03/21/2005 H Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for filing an application for court-ordered chemical dependency treatment services for an adult.

HB 3093 Author: Pena
Sponsor: West, Royce
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to petitions and procedures for the expunction or nondisclosure of criminal records and files and to the consequences of orders of nondisclosure.

HB 3377 Author: Pena
Last Action: 03/23/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to a kindergarten-plus program for certain children.

HB 3378 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/09/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to damages that may be awarded against an employer who terminates or refuses to reemploy certain employees who are members of the state military forces.

HB 3379 Author: Pena
Last Action: 03/31/2005 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to automobile liability insurance coverage for certain persons.

HCR 67 Author: Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/11/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Dr. Carlos Ramon Saca of Edinburg.

HCR 173 Author: Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/24/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Edwards Abstract and Title Company of Hidalgo County on the company's 125th anniversary.

HCR 195 Author: Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the life of Jeramie Espinoza.

HJR 17 Author: Pena
Last Action: 02/08/2005 H Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions.

HR 20 Author: Pena | Gonzales
Last Action: 02/03/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 3 2005 2:45PM
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Mark Anthony Zapata of Edinburg.

HR 112 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Martinez, "Mando" | Escobar
Last Action: 02/01/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 1 2005 8:20AM
Caption: Honoring St. Joseph Catholic School in Edinburg for its commitment to educational excellence.

HR 181 Author: Pena | Gonzales
Last Action: 02/04/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 4 2005 8:15AM
Caption: Honoring the life of Brinkley Loy Oxford of McAllen.

HR 196 Author: Pena
Last Action: 02/08/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2005 9:34AM
Caption: In memory of Joe G. Diaz.

HR 197 Author: Pena
Last Action: 02/08/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2005 9:34AM
Caption: In memory of Raul G. Reyna of Edinburg.

HR 219 Author: Pena | Gonzales
Last Action: 02/28/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2005 8:05AM
Caption: In memory of Benito G. Rodriguez of Edinburg.

HR 246 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Escobar
Last Action: 02/11/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2005 8:26AM
Caption: Recognizing Edinburg Day at the Capitol on February 10, 2005.

HR 247 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Escobar
Last Action: 02/09/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 9 2005 1:44PM
Caption: Honoring Audrey Ann Almaraz on being crowned Miss Edinburg 2005.

HR 248 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Escobar
Last Action: 02/28/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2005 8:05AM
Caption: Congratulating Edinburg fire chief Shawn Michael Snider on his election as fourth vice president of the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas.

HR 249 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Escobar
Last Action: 02/10/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 10 2005 2:45PM
Caption: Congratulating J. L. Salinas on his selection as superintendent of Edinburg CISD.

HR 250 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Escobar
Last Action: 02/28/2005 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2005 8:05AM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Blandina Cardenas on her selection as president of The University of Texas-Pan American.

HR 847 Author: Pena
Last Action: 03/22/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2005 8:06AM
Caption: Welcoming visitors from the Delta Area in Hidalgo County and recognizing March 21, 2005, as Delta Day at the State Capitol.

HR 957 Author: Pena
Last Action: 03/31/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 31 2005 2:15PM
Caption: Honoring Letty Martinez for her service with the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce.

HR 1274 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen
Last Action: 04/21/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2005 2:25PM
Caption: Honoring the Rio Grande Valley Academy of General Dentistry for advancing excellence in that field and its exemplary service to area citizens.

HR 1275 Author: Pena | Gonzales | Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen
Last Action: 04/21/2005 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2005 2:25PM
Caption: Honoring the Texas Academy of General Dentistry for advancing excellence in that field.

HR 1456 Author: Pena | Gonzales
Last Action: 05/05/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2005 7:07PM
Caption: Honoring Ana Stephens for her receipt of the SPIRIT AWARD from St. Joseph Catholic School in Edinburg.

HR 1457 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 8:10PM
Caption: In memory of Alicia Alamia Rodriguez of Edinburg.

HR 1458 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 8:10PM
Caption: Honoring Vanessa Alejandro of Edinburg for her first place finish in the 2004 national mariachi competition held at Walt Disney World.

HR 1459 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 8:09PM
Caption: Honoring the Edcouch-Elsa High School football team for its outstanding 2004 season.

HR 1460 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/17/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2005 12:16PM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Robert Reeve for his contributions to The University of Texas--Pan American.

HR 1461 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 8:09PM
Caption: Honoring Raul Yzaguirre for his receipt of the 2005 Tejano Democrats Lifetime Achievement Award.

HR 1462 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 8:09PM
Caption: Honoring Mariachi Primer Orgullo of Edinburg High School on its achievements.

HR 1463 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/16/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 16 2005 9:24PM
Caption: Honoring U.S. Army Specialist Juan Manuel Arevalo for his unwavering service to his country.

HR 1886 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: In memory of Canuto Garcia, Jr., of Edinburg.

HR 1887 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring Aguilar's Meat Market for its service to the Edinburg community.

HR 2024 Author: Pena | Vo | Gonzales | Guillen
Last Action: 05/25/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2005 8:44AM
Caption: Honoring Louis Patino, D.C., for his contributions to the health and well-being of his fellow Texans.

HR 2025 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: In memory of Frank Cyril Kohoutek of Austin.

HR 2026 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Commending Maricela De Leon for her many accomplishments.

HR 2053 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Commending Richard Alejandro Longoria II for his many accomplishments.

HR 2112 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/30/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2005 9:06AM
Caption: Honoring Raymundo S. Perez for his community service in the Rio Grande Valley.

HR 2140 Author: Pena
Last Action: 05/30/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2005 9:06AM
Caption: Honoring Kirby Warnock on the release of his 2005 documentary Border Bandits.

HR 2235 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/06/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 6 2005 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring Raymundo S. Perez for his community service in the Rio Grande Valley.

HR 2307 Author: Pena
Last Action: 06/01/2005 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2005 11:32AM
Caption: Honoring Gilbert Rodriguez on the occasion of his retirement from the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District in May 2005.

Joint Author (51):
HB 21 Author: Brown, Fred | Anchia | Pena
Last Action: 01/27/2005 H Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to use of safety belts and child passenger safety seat systems.

HB 27 Author: Callegari | Bonnen | Pena | Gonzalez Toureilles
Last Action: 04/19/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the penalties for intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter and to the sentencing of defendants convicted of those offenses.

HB 51 Author: Smith, Todd | Pena
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the punishment prescribed for and conditions of community supervision imposed on certain persons who commit intoxication offenses.

HB 66 Author: McClendon | Pena | Escobar
Last Action: 04/19/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.

HB 77 Author: Riddle | Pena | Uresti
Last Action: 01/31/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the operation of public schools on Memorial Day.

HB 144 Author: Farrar | Pena
Last Action: 03/22/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of vehicles.

HB 151 Author: Truitt | Branch | Pena | Harper-Brown | Alonzo
Last Action: 04/05/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle.

HB 157 Author: Cook, Byron | Pena | Paxton | Branch
Sponsor: Averitt
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the conditions of community supervision for certain persons convicted of an intoxication offense.

HB 180 Author: Escobar | Laney | Reyna | Pena
Last Action: 02/01/2005 H Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to appropriations to The Texas A&M University System and to Texas A&M University--Kingsville in connection with the Irma Rangel School of Pharmacy.

HB 199 Author: Hochberg | Pena | Eissler | Ritter
Last Action: 02/01/2005 H Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to outside employment by school district superintendents.

HB 231 Author: Hartnett | Pena | Naishtat
Sponsor: Wentworth
Last Action: 05/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to trial by special judge in civil and family law cases.

HB 233 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Escobar | Gonzales | Pena
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the securing by municipal police officers of a scene to which the municipality's emergency ambulance service responds.

HB 284 Author: Goolsby | Pena
Last Action: 04/19/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.

HB 304 Author: Talton | Bailey | Reyna | Pena | Hughes
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to conditions of employment for police officers employed by certain municipalities.

HB 342 Author: Deshotel | Pena | Guillen
Last Action: 05/03/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting certain individuals from general fishing license fees.

HB 398 Author: Villarreal | Pena
Last Action: 04/19/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of tax refund anticipation loans; imposing an administrative penalty.

HB 434 Author: Dutton | Pena | Burnam | McClendon | Hodge
Last Action: 03/21/2005 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony.

HB 519 Author: Hopson | Pena | Kolkhorst | Phillips
Last Action: 04/07/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption of volunteer fire departments from the gasoline tax.

HB 520 Author: Hopson | Pena | Kolkhorst | Phillips
Last Action: 02/07/2005 H Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the tax on gasoline sold to volunteer fire departments for their exclusive use.

HB 528 Author: Bohac | Pena | Hopson | Gonzalez Toureilles | Denny
Last Action: 04/07/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for school supplies and other instructional material.

HB 713 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Griggs | Olivo
Last Action: 03/31/2005 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for forgery committed against an elderly person.

HB 714 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Griggs | Olivo
Last Action: 03/31/2005 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for criminal simulation committed against an elderly person.

HB 715 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Griggs | Olivo
Last Action: 04/28/2005 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for credit card or debit card abuse committed against an elderly person.

HB 716 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Griggs | Olivo
Last Action: 03/01/2005 H Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to the punishment for false statements to obtain property or credit committed against an elderly person.

HB 717 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Griggs | Olivo
Last Action: 04/28/2005 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for fraudulent use or possession of an elderly person's identifying information.

HB 775 Author: Gonzales | Martinez, "Mando" | Pena | Chavez
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain community development block grant program money for the installation of street lights in colonias.

HB 778 Author: Quintanilla | Pena | Leibowitz | Olivo
Last Action: 03/01/2005 H Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the crime of issuance of a bad check committed against an elderly person.

HB 823 Author: Keel | Pena | Gonzalez Toureilles | Eissler | Hupp
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons to certain persons and to the consequence of certain presumptions in the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 894 Author: Hodge | Branch | Chavez | Anchia | Pena
Sponsor: West, Royce
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to produce samples at municipally owned farmers' markets.

HB 970 Author: Keel | Talton | Hill | Nixon | Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the required mental state for commission of certain misdemeanor offenses.

HB 993 Author: Gonzales | Guillen | Martinez, "Mando" | Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the installment payment of tuition and fees charged by a public junior college, public technical institute, or public state college for a summer term.

HB 994 Author: Gonzales | Pena | Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the tuition charged for certain courses repeated by students attending public junior colleges and public technical institutes.

HB 1066 Author: Hegar | Driver | Pena | Homer | Flynn
Sponsor: Staples
Last Action: 05/17/2005 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of concealed handgun licenses to residents of other states and to reciprocity agreements with other states concerning concealed handgun licenses.

HB 1130 Author: Cook, Byron | Hupp | Pena | Chisum | Giddings
Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 05/27/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a privacy policy by a person who requires the disclosure of an individual's social security number; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1153 Author: Gonzales | Martinez, "Mando" | Pena
Last Action: 05/02/2005 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in Hidalgo County.

HB 1371 Author: Jones, Jesse | Davis, Yvonne | Pena
Last Action: 04/22/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain offenses that involve impersonating a peace officer or other public servant and misrepresenting the nature of certain property.

HB 1416 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Gonzales | Solis | Pena | Rodriguez
Last Action: 04/21/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health insurance benefits provided to certain public school retirees and their dependents.

HB 1417 Author: Keel | Chavez | Pena
Last Action: 02/24/2005 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain gaming activity conducted by an Indian tribe or tribal organization.

HB 1430 Author: McCall | Hochberg | Pena | Zedler | Giddings
Last Action: 04/29/2005 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the installation, copying, or use of computer software for unauthorized purposes; providing penalties.

HB 1536 Author: Wong | Pena | Chisum | Turner | Vo
Last Action: 03/21/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting derogatory names or designations for public property.

HB 1798 Author: Swinford | Farabee | Pena
Last Action: 03/30/2005 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the state's goal for electric generation capacity by renewable energy technologies and the rate treatment of utility expenditures for interconnecting generating capacity by certain renewable technologies.

HB 2170 Author: Rodriguez | Geren | Strama | Pena
Last Action: 04/21/2005 H Subcommittee members named
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

HB 2176 Author: Phillips | Geren | Strama | Pena
Last Action: 03/14/2005 H Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of a landfill's impact on the transportation systems and economic development of the area in which the landfill is located or proposed to be located.

HB 2782 Author: Rodriguez | Pena
Last Action: 03/16/2005 H Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to requirements regarding termination of employment.

HB 3265 Author: Straus | Pena
Sponsor: Wentworth
Last Action: 06/17/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding.

HB 3570 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Pena | Gonzales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Effective on 9/1/05
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Hidalgo County.

HCR 41 Author: Gonzales | Pena
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/11/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Judge Fidencio M. Guerra, Sr.

HCR 172 Author: Escobar | Anchia | Guillen | Pena
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2005 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Jim Hogg County as the official Vaquero Capital of Texas.

HJR 27 Author: Naishtat | Pena
Last Action: 03/07/2005 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require a house or committee of the legislature to take a record vote on certain legislative measures and actions.

HR 914 Author: Gonzales | Pena
Last Action: 03/31/2005 H Reported enrolled: Mar 31 2005 8:14AM
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2005, as McAllen Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1451 Author: Gonzales | Pena
Last Action: 05/03/2005 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2005 3:30PM
Caption: Congratulating Judge Dori Contreras Garza on being named Mother of the Year 2005 by AVANCE-Rio Grande Valley.

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