Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Kenneth Sheets
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/20/2017

Number of Bills: 91

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (61):
HB 25 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices.

HB 681 Author: Sheets | Fallon | Johnson, Eric | Button | Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes.

HB 682 Author: Sheets | Capriglione | Miller, Rick | Schaefer | Guillen
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty.

HB 683 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans.

HB 684 Author: Sheets
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to adopt a fire code.

HB 685 Author: Sheets
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the production of public information under the public information law.

HB 686 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to insurance agents' ownership and use of certain information related to general property and casualty insurance policies; authorizing administrative penalties.

HB 687 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to confidential communications between an insurance carrier and a covered employer under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

HB 821 Author: Sheets | Larson | Fallon | Anchia
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the requirements of certain minors applying for a hunting or fishing license.

HB 822 Author: Sheets | Fallon
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record.

HB 911 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

HB 920 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to additional primary election ballot information for judicial candidates.

HB 1129 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the attorney occupation tax for attorneys exclusively offering pro bono legal services.

HB 1130 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the removal of a disabled vehicle from a roadway or right-of-way.

HB 1342 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault committed against certain victims.

HB 1343 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault committed against certain victims.

HB 1344 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain assuming insurers.

HB 1357 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements.

HB 1379 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1403 Author: Sheets | Turner, Chris | Fallon
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims.

HB 1406 Author: Sheets | Kacal
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances.

HB 1448 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of a voter's thumbprint with a mailed ballot.

HB 1482 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings.

HB 1488 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to voluntary registration and regulation of roofing contractors; providing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 1509 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.

HB 1662 Author: Sheets
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges.

HB 1670 Author: Sheets | Hernandez | Spitzer | Zerwas
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center.

HB 1692 Author: Sheets
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

HB 2011 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to food service requirements applicable to brewpubs under the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

HB 2012 Author: Sheets | Collier | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

HB 2013 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to recovery of attorney's fees against veterinarians for certain claims.

HB 2014 Author: Sheets | Fallon | Guillen | Moody
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools.

HB 2015 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits.

HB 2043 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.

HB 2111 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state.

HB 2562 Author: Sheets | Laubenberg | Farrar | Crownover | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the care and unlawful restraint of a dog.

HB 3203 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a named driver policy.

HB 3204 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a depopulation program for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3205 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to repealing the maintenance tax and creating an overhead assessment for certain insurers participating in the workers' compensation system; imposing an assessment.

HB 3207 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve certain payments by municipally owned utilities for transmission facilities in lieu of ad valorem taxes.

HB 3734 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 19 2015 6:01PM
Caption: Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor.

HB 3806 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to certain documents related to policy and endorsement forms for personal automobile insurance coverage and residential property insurance coverage.

HCR 83 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building.

HCR 104 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #txlege as the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature.

HCR 105 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #Texas as the official hashtag of Texas.

HCR 106 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #TexasToDo as the official state hashtag of Texas Tourism.

HJR 67 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans.

HJR 100 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans.

HR 175 Author: Sheets | Rinaldi | Fallon | Anderson, Rodney | Alonzo
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 5:02PM
Caption: Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

HR 613 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 6:18PM
Caption: Honoring the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation on its fifth anniversary.

HR 616 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 8:59PM
Caption: Congratulating Mesquite ISD superintendent Dr. Linda Henrie on her retirement.

HR 942 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 24 2015 11:32AM
Caption: Congratulating Jennifer and Mike King on their 20th wedding anniversary.

HR 1477 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 25 2015 3:30PM
Caption: Congratulating the Bishop Lynch High School volleyball team on winning the 2014 TAPPS 5A state championship.

HR 1551 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Leadership Mesquite Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1752 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2015 3:11PM
Caption: Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

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.

HR 2926 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2015 6:47PM
Caption: Honoring Mackenzie Marquis for the perseverance she has demonstrated while living with cystic fibrosis.

HR 3154 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 3:33PM
Caption: Commending Sheffield A. Kadane for his service to the City of Dallas.

HR 3155 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:40PM
Caption: Commending the Honorable John Monaco on his service as mayor of Mesquite.

HR 3375 Author: Sheets
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2015 1:16PM
Caption: Recognizing Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett as the Tweeter Laureate of Texas.

Joint Author (30):
HB 241 Author: Leach | Sheets
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media presence.

HB 257 Author: Farney | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | King, Ken | Price
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility.

HB 437 Author: Raney | King, Susan | Farias | Sheets | Smith
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.

HB 445 Author: Raney | King, Susan | Smith | Farias | Sheets
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees.

HB 520 Author: Moody | Sheets | Clardy
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the assignment of certain judges as a visiting judge.

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 694 Author: Hernandez | Sheets | Guerra
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to coverage for supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans.

HB 963 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Sheets
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers.

HB 969 Author: King, Ken | Sheets | Fallon
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages.

HB 975 Author: Geren | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1079 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Alonzo | Sheets | Villalba
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general.

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 1187 Author: Wray | Sheets | Dale | Miller, Rick | Smith
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.

HB 1492 Author: Miller, Doug | Keffer | Phillips | Clardy | Sheets
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries.

HB 1607 Author: Collier | Oliveira | Sheets | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers’ compensation system.

HB 1690 Author: King, Phil | Bonnen, Dennis | Davis, Sarah | Sheets | Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.

HB 1781 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Miles | Sheets
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2145 Author: Smithee | Frullo | Sheets
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to provisional authority for certain individual insurance license applicants to act as insurance agents; authorizing a fee; requiring an occupational provisional permit; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2245 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Sheets | Hunter | Lucio III | Smith
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association.

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 2697 Author: Galindo | Sheets
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to services provided by continuing care facilities.

HB 2947 Author: Meyer | Sheets
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the duty of a surplus lines insurance agent in the placement of a surplus lines insurance policy.

HB 3153 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Sheets | Sanford
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties.

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 3990 Author: Rose | Spitzer | Davis, Yvonne | Sheets | Giddings
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.

HJR 73 Author: Geren | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/12/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.

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 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 2646 Author: Rinaldi | Sheets
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Kim Spence on her retirement as a teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School in Coppell.

HR 2757 Author: Rinaldi | Villalba | Button | Sheets | Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2015 2:30PM
Caption: In memory of Janine Foster Woody of Dallas.

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