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

Number of Bills: 73

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (49):
HB 11 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Phillips | Oliveira | Lucio III | Parker
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 31 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Martinez Fischer | Parker | Krause | Oliveira
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate.

HB 32 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Parker | Oliveira | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates.

HB 33 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the EZ computation of the franchise tax.

HB 992 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Martinez Fischer | Bonnen, Greg | Muñoz, Jr. | Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

HB 1238 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to requirements for construction and maintenance work zones; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1244 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Faircloth
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 1321 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

HB 1336 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to fees of office for the Velasco Drainage District.

HB 1421 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 1466 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to Parks and Wildlife Department procedures for the transfer of ownership of boats or outboard motors; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1665 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer | Larson | Lucio III | Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water.

HB 1666 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain persons for damages arising from training exercises to prepare the persons to respond to certain emergencies.

HB 1914 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Fallon
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole.

HB 1946 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of a real property interest in oil or gas in place.

HB 1953 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the deadline for counties and municipalities to provide notice of a proposed property tax rate.

HB 2603 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for gun safety devices for a limited period.

HB 3052 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the allocation of state hotel occupancy tax revenue to certain barrier island coastal municipalities.

HB 3421 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to authority of an electric utility customer to choose not to have an advanced meter; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 3470 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.

HB 3471 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to the taxable entities from which no franchise tax payments are due for a period.

HB 3482 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to the franchise tax; decreasing franchise tax rates.

HB 3484 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to certain food items.

HB 3486 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to ad valorem and certain state taxes; decreasing certain state tax rates.

HB 4168 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Miller, Rick | Zerwas | Reynolds | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of directors and the powers of the Gulf Coast Water Authority.

HCR 58 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 03/13/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the life of Charlie Brown.

HCR 143 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 32.

HJR 75 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Martinez Fischer | Bonnen, Greg | Muñoz, Jr. | Miller, Rick
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.

HJR 134 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect and authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions all or part of the market value of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory.

HR 322 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 17 2015 5:01PM
Caption: Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Matagorda County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 323 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 18 2015 9:38AM
Caption: Congratulating Keith Brown of the Bay City Independent School District on his selection as 2013 Superintendent of the Year.

HR 469 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:23AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Angleton.

HR 470 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:24AM
Caption: Congratulating the First Presbyterian Church of Brazoria on its 101st anniversary and on its receipt of an official Texas Historical Marker from the Texas Historical Commission.

HR 694 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:41PM
Caption: Congratulating E. J. "Joe" King on his retirement as Brazoria County Judge.

HR 695 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:45PM
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Brazoria County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 737 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:39PM
Caption: In memory of Mike Lowrey of Lake Jackson.

HR 742 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:46PM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the BASF Corporation.

HR 1144 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 12:58PM
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Greek Independence Day.

HR 1254 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2015 6:55PM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Sweeny Community Hospital.

HR 1451 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 3:23PM
Caption: Congratulating Henry Josey on his success in high school, college, and professional football.

HR 1563 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 7:25PM
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dow Chemical Company facilities in Freeport.

HR 1586 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2015 8:11PM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Sweeny Community Hospital.

HR 1593 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 16 2015 7:26PM
Caption: Commemorating the 175th anniversary of Columbia United Methodist Church in West Columbia.

HR 1745 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Florence Terry McGinnis of Lake Jackson on her 100th birthday.

HR 1746 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Monsignor Leo Wleczyk of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on the 50th anniversary of his ordination.

HR 1747 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:26PM
Caption: Congratulating Robert M. Worley on his retirement as president and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County.

HR 1748 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:25PM
Caption: Congratulating Beatrice Trevino on her election as the first female commander of Charles Dixon American Legion Post No. 241 in Angleton.

HR 1776 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 4:01PM
Caption: Honoring the Brazoria County Head Start Early Learning School System.

HR 3398 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 10:33AM
Caption: In memory of Joseph Timothy Ros of Ashwood.

Joint Author (24):
HB 9 Author: Flynn | Otto | Alonzo | Turner, Sylvester | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 103 Author: Guillen | Clardy | Bonnen, Dennis | Springer
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions.

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 629 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror.

HB 630 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Simmons | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 26 2015 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 720 Author: Frank | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 849 Author: Paddie | Bonnen, Dennis | Springer | King, Tracy O. | Bohac
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

HB 1213 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties.

HB 1218 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to course content requirements for human sexuality instruction provided by a public school.

HB 1227 Author: Anderson, Rodney | King, Susan | Bonnen, Dennis | Huberty | Lucio III
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that a school district assess the physical fitness of students.

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 1823 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 1865 Author: Morrison | Deshotel | Smith | Harless | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications.

HB 1965 Author: Paul | Riddle | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

HB 2083 Author: Darby | Otto | Cook | Bonnen, Dennis | Israel
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal.

HB 2096 Author: Button | Bonnen, Dennis | Gonzales, Larry | Martinez Fischer | Parker
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain multi-user data centers from the sales and use tax.

HB 2191 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information.

HB 2683 Author: Miller, Rick | Zerwas | Bonnen, Dennis | Huberty | Raymond
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 3045 Author: Phelan | Keffer | Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Harless
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 69 in Jefferson County as the Allan B. Ritter Highway.

HB 3097 Author: Paul | Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Miller, Doug
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Returned to committee: May 7 2015 1:30PM
Caption: Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts.

HB 3310 Author: Paul | Flynn | Bonnen, Dennis | Fallon
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the funding policies, actuarial valuations, and reporting requirements of certain public retirement systems.

HCR 61 Author: Flynn | Simmons | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

HJR 61 Author: Ashby | Darby | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

HR 3533 Author: Wu | Bonnen, Dennis | Kuempel | King, Ken | Geren
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:21PM
Caption: Congratulating Amy and Steve Bruno on the adoption of their son, Alexander Peter Theodore Bruno.

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