Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Patricia Harless
83rd Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 52

HB 4 Author: Ritter | Price | Johnson | Miller, Doug | Lucio III
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson | Ashby | Aycock | et al.
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/28/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Texas Water Development Board and the funding of water projects by the board and other entities; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds.

HB 8 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hunter | Muñoz, Jr. | Burkett | Gonzalez, Naomi
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Carter | Cook | Dale | Goldman | et al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses related to trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of trafficking of persons.

HB 11 Author: Ritter | Larson | King, Phil | Pitts | Creighton
Coauthor: Callegari | Canales | Clardy | Collier | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2013 H Returned to committee
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain water-related projects.

HB 14 Author: Pitts | Murphy | Cook | Crownover | Turner, Scott
Coauthor: Anderson | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2013 H Returned to committee
Caption: Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of certain entities responsible for public money.

HB 72 Author: Fletcher | Bonnen, Dennis | Moody | King, Phil | Naishtat
Coauthor: Cook | Fallon | Geren | Harless | Herrero | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an accident that involves personal injury or death.

HB 78 Author: Simpson | Hilderbran | Thompson, Senfronia | Lucio III | Canales
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for certain coins and precious metals.

HB 150 Author: Larson | Miller, Rick | Sheets | Farias | Anderson
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Clardy | Cortez | Farney | et al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol building to honor service members killed in action.

HB 200 Author: Murphy | Thompson, Senfronia | Smith | Coleman | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Bohac | Callegari | Davis, John | et al.
Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 05/16/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 213 Author: Hilderbran | Villalba | Workman | Lozano | Capriglione
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Branch | Button | Harless | Leach | et al.
Sponsor: Hegar
Last Action: 05/24/2013 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax.

HB 220 Author: Price | Herrero | Geren | Thompson, Senfronia | Moody
Coauthor: Ashby | Clardy | Cook | Cortez | Darby | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode.

HB 257 Author: Gonzalez, Naomi | Márquez | Moody | Pickett | González, Mary
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso as a component institution of the Texas Tech University System.

HB 479 Author: Harper-Brown | Guillen | Fletcher | Lavender | Bell
Coauthor: Ashby | Capriglione | Clardy | Crownover | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2013 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles.

HB 500 Author: Hilderbran | Thompson, Senfronia | Creighton | Button | Turner, Scott
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Sponsor: Hegar
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the computation of the franchise tax, including certain exclusions from the tax.

HB 553 Author: Otto | Aycock | Pitts | Darby | Keffer
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties.

HB 607 Author: Turner, Scott | Laubenberg | Simmons | Flynn | Callegari
Coauthor: Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax.

HB 740 Author: Crownover | Thompson, Senfronia | Keffer
Coauthor: Burkett | Cortez | Guerra | Harless | Laubenberg | et al.
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease and other disorders.

HB 773 Author: Farney | Branch | Thompson, Senfronia | Smithee
Coauthor: Allen | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the recitation of the pledges of allegiance to and display of the United States and state flags at and the observation of a moment of silence at open-enrollment charter schools and other public schools.

HB 800 Author: Murphy | Alvarado | Hilderbran | Button | Rodriguez, Eddie
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Aycock | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Deuell
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and a franchise tax credit related to certain research and development activities.

HB 834 Author: Davis, John | Rodriguez, Eddie | Deshotel | Howard | Anderson
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bonnen, Dennis | Branch | Cortez | Farney | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2013 S Referred to Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Fast Start Program to promote rapid delivery of workforce education and development.

HB 912 Author: Gooden | Riddle | Burnam | Fallon | Stickland
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Ashby | Aycock | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to images captured by unmanned aircraft and other images and recordings; providing penalties.

HB 953 Author: Button | Davis, John | Rodriguez, Eddie | Branch | Vo
Coauthor: Alonzo | Bonnen, Dennis | Capriglione | Clardy | Coleman | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2013 S Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for research and development activities performed in conjunction with institutions of higher education; authorizing a tax credit.

HB 972 Author: Fletcher | Flynn | Lavender | Burkett | Bell
Coauthor: Anderson | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/20/2013 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the premises of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 1000 Author: Oliveira | Branch | Canales | Guerra | Longoria
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/16/2013 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 16 2013 5:01PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.

HB 1076 Author: Toth | Klick | Springer | Phillips | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Callegari | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/22/2013 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties.

HB 1120 Author: Riddle | Miller, Rick | Fletcher | Dutton | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Alvarado | Harless
Sponsor: Davis
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duties of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council to encourage individuals to report criminal activity related to trafficking of persons.

HB 1201 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Harless | Miller, Rick | Simmons
Last Action: 04/30/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school Internet website information concerning local programs and services available to assist homeless students.

HB 1304 Author: Sheets | Fletcher | Fallon | Paddie | Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Carter | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the intentional display of a handgun.

HB 1374 Author: Dutton | Miller, Rick | Huberty | McClendon | Davis, John
Coauthor: Capriglione | Elkins | Harless | Hughes | Krause | et al.
Last Action: 04/09/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 1383 Author: Keffer | Ratliff | Howard | Alonzo | King, Susan
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the state contribution for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1444 Author: King, Susan | Craddick | Morrison | Coleman | Sheffield, J. D.
Coauthor: Callegari | Clardy | Crownover | Dale | Davis, John | et al.
Last Action: 02/26/2013 H Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions.

HB 1608 Author: Hughes | Kolkhorst | Stickland | Burnam | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson | Ashby | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

HB 1773 Author: Thompson, Ed | Miller, Doug
Coauthor: Harless
Last Action: 05/15/2013 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 1833 Author: Sheets | Lewis
Coauthor: Harless
Last Action: 05/09/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the residual market for workers' compensation insurance in this state and to the operation, governance, and organization of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company; authorizing administrative penalties; imposing fees.

HB 1900 Author: Eiland | Hilderbran | Kleinschmidt | Alvarado | Morrison
Coauthor: Capriglione | Clardy | Fletcher | Flynn | Gooden | et al.
Last Action: 04/01/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting certain amounts charged for certain cable television services from the sales and use tax.

HB 2321 Author: Parker | Wu
Coauthor: Harless | Miller, Rick | Simmons
Last Action: 04/23/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 2348 Author: Zerwas | Callegari | Menéndez | Márquez | Anderson
Coauthor: Bohac | Capriglione | Davis, John | Davis, Sarah | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2013 H Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board.

HB 2364 Author: Laubenberg | Leach | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg | Turner, Scott
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion at or after 20 weeks post-fertilization.

HB 2512 Author: Miller, Rick | Fallon | Capriglione | Klick | Krause
Coauthor: Harless
Sponsor: Duncan
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain information to the secretary of state for use in voter registration or the administration of elections.

HB 2816 Author: Burkett | Bonnen, Greg | Fallon | Farney
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2013 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for physicians who perform abortions; creating an offense.

HB 2824 Author: Ratliff | Branch | Simpson | Turner, Sylvester | Kacal
Coauthor: Anchia | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Capriglione | Carter | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

HB 3006 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Smithee | Ritter
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Aycock | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 04/09/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of assets of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3092 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Harless | Miller, Rick | Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2013 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to qualified manufacturing project zones and the creation and funding of the Texas workforce investment program.

HB 3241 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Taylor, Van | Davis, Yvonne | Gooden | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Fallon | Harless
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the civil prosecution of racketeering related to trafficking of persons; providing penalties.

HB 3479 Author: Simpson | McClendon
Coauthor: Allen | Burnam | Canales | Cortez | Dukes | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2013 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to custodial interrogations.

HB 3572 Author: Hilderbran | Eiland | Otto | Bohac | Alvarado
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anderson | Burkett | Carter | Cook | et al.
Sponsor: Williams
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the administration, collection, and enforcement of taxes on mixed beverages; imposing a tax on sales of mixed beverages; decreasing the rate of the current tax on mixed beverages.

HB 3677 Author: Farney | Phillips | King, Susan | Pickett
Coauthor: Allen | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Patrick
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Foundation School Program license plates.

HB 3808 Author: Farney | Geren | Patrick, Diane | Alonzo
Coauthor: Harless | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/07/2013 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to evaluating the performance, including computing dropout and completion rates, of public schools designated as dropout recovery schools.

HCR 57 Author: Hunter | Thompson, Senfronia | Riddle | Fletcher | Lozano
Coauthor: Cortez | Frullo | Harless
Sponsor: Van de Putte
Last Action: 06/14/2013 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to create a joint interim committee to study human trafficking in Texas.

HJR 74 Author: Raymond | Hilderbran | Taylor, Van | Deshotel | Branch
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2013 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain food and medicine.

HR 664 Author: Miller, Rick | Callegari
Coauthor: Harless
Last Action: 03/14/2013 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2013 3:20PM
Caption: Congratulating Joe B. Allen on his retirement as senior partner with Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP.

HR 757 Author: Miller, Rick
Coauthor: Harless
Last Action: 03/21/2013 H Reported enrolled: Mar 21 2013 5:14PM
Caption: Commending the Honorable Charlie Howard for his public service.

HR 1248 Author: Walle | Davis, John
Coauthor: Davis, Sarah | Elkins | Harless | Hernandez Luna | Vo
Last Action: 04/04/2013 H Reported enrolled: Apr 4 2013 6:45PM
Caption: Commending the Houston Police Department's Mental Health Unit for its service to the community.

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