Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. David Simpson
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 45

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (28):
HB 131 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 133 Author: Simpson | Flynn
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 134 Author: Simpson | Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds.

HB 632 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project.

HB 1037 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Texas emerging technology fund.

HB 1199 Author: Simpson | Oliveira | Keffer | Price
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 1200 Author: Simpson | Smithee | Raymond | Keffer | Price
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person.

HB 1581 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain information to consumers regarding fluoride in drinking water.

HB 1582 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of all compensation paid to current or former elected officers.

HB 1751 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution.

HB 2165 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to repealing marihuana offenses; prohibiting the sale or distribution of marihuana to a minor; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2540 Author: Simpson
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of Spur 63 in Gregg County as the Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Memorial Highway.

HB 3171 Author: Simpson | Turner, Sylvester | Dutton
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

HB 3175 Author: Simpson | Isaac
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 3699 Author: Simpson | Fallon
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3744 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a geological survey be conducted before a location may be identified as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir or recommended for the construction of a reservoir or dam.

HB 4026 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the division of certain emergency services districts.

HCR 50 Author: Simpson
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 02/17/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 29, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 2, 2015.

HCR 55 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 02/04/2015 S Received from the House
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, February 5, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015.

HJR 126 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law.

HR 194 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 9:59AM
Caption: Congratulating the Gilmer High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 4A Division 2 state championship.

HR 231 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 2:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Tanner Miller on his many achievements in the Upshur County 4-H program.

HR 464 Author: Simpson | Hughes | Paddie | Schaefer | Clardy
Last Action: 02/27/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Recognizing February 24, 2015, as East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol.

HR 1741 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 15 2015 3:05PM
Caption: In memory of Mamie Strieber Shepperd of Gladewater.

HR 1742 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 8 2015 2:43PM
Caption: Congratulating retired teacher C. C. Turner of Longview on his 100th birthday.

HR 1743 Author: Simpson | Larson
Last Action: 04/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2015 10:37AM
Caption: Honoring Deborah Bell, founder of Refuge International, for her humanitarian work.

HR 2162 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 9:04AM
Caption: Honoring Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House for its longtime presence in the Longview community.

HR 2991 Author: Simpson
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 3:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Heather and Richard Wells on the adoption of their daughter, Rylee Jean Yu Wells, and naming Rylee an honorary Texan.

Joint Author (17):
HB 48 Author: McClendon | Leach | Herrero | Moody | Simpson
Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 207 Author: Leach | Canales | Shaheen | Moody | Simpson
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism; providing a penalty.

HB 324 Author: Dutton | Simpson | Wu
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a peace officer obtain a search warrant before conducting a body cavity search during a traffic stop.

HB 353 Author: King, Ken | Springer | Burns | Simpson | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

HB 438 Author: Canales | Zedler | Simpson | Coleman | Naishtat
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 557 Author: Farias | Simpson | Israel
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for certain research purposes.

HB 764 Author: King, Susan | Laubenberg | Simpson | Miller, Rick | Collier
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services.

HB 1945 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Simpson | Fallon
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of direct primary care.

HB 2221 Author: Huberty | Larson | Kacal | Harless | Simpson
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Returned to committee: May 14 2015 8:00PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations.

HB 2745 Author: Capriglione | Guillen | Alonzo | Simpson | Springer
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the frequency restrictions on charitable raffles.

HB 4071 Author: Burrows | Simpson
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain body cavity searches conducted by a peace officer.

HCR 81 Author: Peña | Simpson
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building.

HJR 111 Author: Darby | Springer | Crownover | Simpson | Frank
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

HR 116 Author: Clardy | Simpson
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 11:55AM
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Kilgore College Rangerettes.

HR 118 Author: Clardy | Simpson
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:40PM
Caption: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the founding of Kilgore College.

HR 1555 Author: Springer | Kacal | Simpson
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 3:19PM
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as First Responder Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 3462 Author: Hughes | Schaefer | Simpson
Last Action: 06/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 4 2015 9:03AM
Caption: In memory of Paul Edward Glaske of Flint.

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