Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cindy Burkett
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 99

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (49):
HB 190 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/10/2015 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 10 2015 11:34AM
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 381 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 524 Author: Burkett | Phillips | Hughes | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a suit for possession of or access to a child by a grandparent.

HB 565 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Sheets | Button
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to powers of private toll project entities.

HB 572 Author: Burkett | Larson | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons | Fletcher
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional tollway authorities.

HB 589 Author: Burkett | Harless | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

HB 781 Author: Burkett | Naishtat
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to caregiver screening and training by substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 790 Author: Burkett | Villalba
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study on the implementation and effectiveness of sound mitigation measures on certain highways.

HB 1165 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/02/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disposition of administrative penalties and fines collected for violations of certain laws involving the operation of an overweight vehicle.

HB 1166 Author: Burkett | Wu | Sheets
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant.

HB 1180 Author: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Springer | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain information included on a searchable database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website.

HB 1350 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of tolls and other charges that may be imposed by toll project entities for the use of toll projects.

HB 1391 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to appointment of a nonparent as managing conservator of a child.

HB 1395 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 10 2015 5:42PM
Caption: Relating to the protection of certain children through the operation of the child safety check alert list.

HB 1541 Author: Burkett | Turner, Sylvester | Rose | King, Susan | Guillen
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1606 Author: Burkett | Price | Raymond | Dutton | Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board.

HB 1913 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to public meetings of joint airport boards.

HB 1989 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities and the transfer of its functions to the comptroller of public accounts.

HB 2039 Author: Burkett | Guillen
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain information from the Department of Family and Protective Services central registry of child abuse or neglect cases and the report of certain information regarding those cases to the legislature.

HB 2134 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to allowing a governmental body to request clarification of a request for public information by electronic mail.

HB 2415 Author: Burkett | Sheets
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools that provide only prekindergarten programs.

HB 2433 Author: Burkett | Price | Dutton | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2455 Author: Burkett | Villalba | Farrar
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force to promote uniformity in the collection and reporting of information relating to family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

HB 2619 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the exercise of eminent domain by a toll project entity.

HB 2620 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to disclosure of financial studies and reports associated with a toll project.

HB 2756 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to making a voluntary contribution to the Special Olympics Texas fund when registering a motor vehicle or renewing a motor vehicle registration.

HB 2766 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of a person's date of birth; affecting the prosecution of the offense of distribution or misuse of confidential information.

HB 2865 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to electronic filing of certain reports; providing a penalty.

HB 3244 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing broker agreements for the sale of real property held in trust by home-rule municipalities.

HB 3294 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 3334 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relatives and designated caregivers.

HB 3339 Author: Burkett | Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

HB 3556 Author: Burkett | Sheets | Koop | Button | Villalba
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of the Interstate Highway 635 East project in Dallas County.

HB 3593 Author: Burkett | Howard
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the online access to open board meetings of metropolitan planning organizations.

HB 3733 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a tuition and fee reimbursement program for certain adopted children enrolled in career schools or colleges.

HB 3766 Author: Burkett | Gonzales, Larry | Lucio III | Simmons | Murr
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

HB 4181 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appointment and terms of the board of hospital managers of the Dallas County Hospital District.

HCR 36 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Geren | Laubenberg | Parker
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Received from the House
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

HJR 21 Author: Burkett | Frank | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Isaac
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

HJR 94 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund.

HR 472 Author: Burkett | Coleman
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:24AM
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

HR 486 Author: Burkett | Turner, Scott | Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 7:00PM
Caption: Congratulating Don Allen Poovey on his retirement from Rowlett Fire Rescue.

HR 634 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:02PM
Caption: Recognizing March 19, 2015, as Sunnyvale Day at the State Capitol.

HR 636 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:04PM
Caption: Recognizing March 12, 2015, as Balch Springs Day at the State Capitol.

HR 874 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 24 2015 3:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Thomas Wilbanks on his retirement as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite.

HR 1728 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 1:53PM
Caption: Congratulating the Sunnyvale High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2015 UIL 3A state championship.

HR 2124 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 1:53PM
Caption: Congratulating the Sunnyvale High School baseball team on winning the 2014 UIL 2A state championship.

HR 2755 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:01PM
Caption: Honoring Doris Padgett for her 50 years of service as the founding librarian of the Sunnyvale Public Library.

HR 3414 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 10:56AM
Caption: Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Restoring Lives Bible Fellowship Church in Garland.

Joint Author (50):
HB 5 Author: Otto | Burkett
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

HB 13 Author: Pickett | Phillips | Martinez, "Mando" | Simmons | Burkett
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to categories of and funding allocation for transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities.

HB 19 Author: King, Susan | Burkett
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a preventive services program and mental health programs for veterans and military families.

HB 20 Author: Simmons | Pickett | Burkett | Phillips | Goldman
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations.

HB 102 Author: Fletcher | Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Davis, Yvonne | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of cargo theft.

HB 150 Author: Flynn | Isaac | Fletcher | Raymond | Burkett
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

HB 194 Author: Price | Smith | Burkett | Farias | Aycock
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.

HB 197 Author: Price | Burkett | Márquez
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public institutions of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

HB 256 Author: Howard | Burkett | Márquez | Galindo | Deshotel
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to compensatory education allotment funding.

HB 315 Author: Raymond | Spitzer | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the issuance of "In God We Trust" specialty license plates.

HB 418 Author: Wu | Allen | Harless | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes.

HB 443 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Capriglione | Burkett | Metcalf
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 11 2015 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.

HB 528 Author: Larson | Burkett
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities.

HB 550 Author: Price | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry | Raymond | Dutton
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

HB 635 Author: Price | Leach | Flynn | Burkett | Zerwas
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the disposition of fetal remains.

HB 656 Author: Wu | Turner, Sylvester | Burkett
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the payment of foster care costs.

HB 723 Author: King, Phil | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Huberty | Flynn
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion.

HB 851 Author: Price | Moody | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett | Villalba
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to children's advocacy centers.

HB 861 Author: Dale | King, Phil | Sheffield | Burkett | Frullo
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

HB 937 Author: Fletcher | Burkett | Bohac | Flynn | Bell
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 966 Author: Crownover | Flynn | Miller, Doug | Zerwas | Burkett
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

HB 1268 Author: Frank | Burkett | Raymond | Rose | Price
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services.

HB 1371 Author: Dutton | Naishtat | Wu | Burkett
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care.

HB 1623 Author: Laubenberg | Burkett | Coleman | Guerra | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

HB 1679 Author: Raymond | Burkett | Price | Villalba
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

HB 1680 Author: Raymond | Burkett | Price | Zerwas | Keough
Last Action: 04/17/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Health Services Authority as a quasi-governmental entity and the electronic exchange of health care information.

HB 1794 Author: Geren | Harless | Burkett | Longoria | Murphy
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

HB 1852 Author: Naishtat | Burkett | Guillen
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1853 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the removal of a tenant's personal property after a writ of possession has been issued in an eviction suit.

HB 1926 Author: Kacal | Burkett | Flynn | Crownover | Button
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/30/2015 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 30 2015 6:17PM
Caption: Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 2024 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Price | Burkett | Dutton | Raymond
Last Action: 04/01/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies.

HB 2053 Author: Farney | Craddick | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list and training for law enforcement officers relating to the child safety check alert list.

HB 2131 Author: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of centers of excellence to achieve healthy fetal outcomes in this state.

HB 2216 Author: Coleman | Burkett
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to information required of an applicant for a driver's license.

HB 2304 Author: Price | Raymond | Dutton | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state.

HB 2463 Author: Raymond | Burkett | Price
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the functions of the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and certain other functions.

HB 2510 Author: Price | Raymond | Dutton | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Recommitted to committee: Apr 23 2015 6:22PM
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of State Health Services, the provision of health services in this state, and the regulation of certain health-related occupations and activities.

HB 2909 Author: Springer | Burkett | Larson
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.

HB 3014 Author: Parker | Burkett | Guerra
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the administration of "pay for success" contracts for state agencies.

HB 3130 Author: Farney | Morrison | Smithee | Burkett | Harless
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions.

HB 3446 Author: Laubenberg | Burkett
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform abortions.

HB 3530 Author: Dukes | Naishtat | Riddle | Burkett
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state.

HR 187 Author: Flynn | Phillips | Hughes | Burkett
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 1:13PM
Caption: Honoring Congressman Ralph M. Hall for his service.

HR 342 Author: Button | Burkett | Sheets | Turner, Scott
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 8:46AM
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Rowlett Day at the State Capitol.

HR 529 Author: King, Susan | Burkett | Naishtat | Coleman
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 6:19PM
Caption: Recognizing February 19, 2015, as Mental Illness Awareness Day.

HR 530 Author: Button | Burkett | Sheets
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 1:06PM
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1279 Author: Giddings | Alonzo | Burkett | Anchia | Rose
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 7:57PM
Caption: Recognizing March 18, 2015, as Best Southwest Partnership Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1711 Author: Button | Burkett
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 8 2015 3:56PM
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of an Official Texas Historical Marker recognizing the Travis College Hill Addition in Garland.

HR 1834 Author: Sheets | Burkett | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 4:10PM
Caption: Congratulating Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd for winning Season 7 of The Voice.

HR 2498 Author: Sheets | Burkett | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 05/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2015 7:57PM
Caption: Commending Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto of the Mesquite Police Department and private citizen Zachary Shipman for rescuing a driver from a burning car.

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