Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Trent Ashby
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/21/2017

Number of Bills: 66

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (41):
HB 275 Author: Ashby | Clardy | Fallon | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products.

HB 276 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 277 Author: Ashby | Spitzer | Moody
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney.

HB 278 Author: Ashby | Leach | Moody
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun.

HB 334 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution of the offense of Medicaid fraud.

HB 533 Author: Ashby | Flynn | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the impoundment of a motor vehicle operated without financial responsibility and involved in an accident or traffic violation; authorizing a fee.

HB 591 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 645 Author: Ashby | Cook | Guillen | Farney | VanDeaver
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 898 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 25 2015 11:46AM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain water well reports.

HB 1277 Author: Ashby | Fallon | Guillen
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality.

HB 2047 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to the ability of a municipality to regulate the sale of alcohol near a public school.

HB 2318 Author: Ashby | Darby | King, Ken | Paddie | Guillen
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment.

HB 2494 Author: Ashby | Clardy | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license.

HB 2647 Author: Ashby | Larson | Paddie | Clardy | Lucio III
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining.

HB 2667 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of certain programs administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

HB 3821 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right.

HCR 38 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 04/21/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on its receipt of five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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 101 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 1:20PM
Caption: Congratulating the Grapeland FFA senior quiz team on winning back-to-back national championships.

HR 108 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2015 1:13PM
Caption: Congratulating the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on its receipt of five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

HR 109 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 5:43PM
Caption: In memory of Woodrow Wayne "Woody" Harrison of San Augustine.

HR 252 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2015 1:13PM
Caption: Congratulating Kassidy Brown of Lufkin on being named Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2014.

HR 350 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2015 1:12PM
Caption: Honoring Jerry Huffman for his service to the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce.

HR 389 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2015 1:12PM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Lufkin and Angelina County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 439 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 6:55PM
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.

HR 442 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 11 2015 1:12PM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Larry Phillips on his retirement as president of Angelina College in Lufkin.

HR 475 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 8:39PM
Caption: Recognizing members of the Texas Food & Fuel Association.

HR 519 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 9:08PM
Caption: Honoring Emma Bass for her longtime service to the city of Centerville and Leon County.

HR 1735 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:54PM
Caption: Congratulating World War II veteran Leon Evans of Trinity on his 103rd birthday.

HR 1893 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2015 5:14PM
Caption: In memory of Waymon Bullock of Etoile.

HR 2161 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 9:18AM
Caption: In memory of Percy Alvin Simond Jr. of Lufkin.

HR 2256 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 10:18AM
Caption: In memory of former railroad commissioner and state representative Arthur "Buddy" Temple III.

HR 2314 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2015 5:14PM
Caption: Congratulating the Lufkin High School boys' soccer team on winning the UIL 5A state championship.

HR 2412 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 2:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Nucor Corporation on the 40th anniversary of its Nucor Steel--Texas plant in Jewett.

HR 2489 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Honoring U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jordan Wagstaff of Lufkin on his participation in the first annual Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb in New York City.

HR 3009 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 7:35PM
Caption: Recognizing the Atkinson Candy Company in Lufkin for more than eight decades in operation.

HR 3040 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 3:40PM
Caption: Commemorating the 60th anniversary of KTRE-TV in Lufkin.

HR 3041 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 4:28PM
Caption: Congratulating the San Augustine Drug Company for receiving the Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission.

HR 3224 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 9:33PM
Caption: Congratulating Johnny F. Giles on his retirement from the Lufkin Independent School District.

HR 3405 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 10:46AM
Caption: Commending the staff of the office of the House Journal Clerk.

HR 3406 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 10:33AM
Caption: Congratulating the Normangee High School boys' golf team on winning the 2015 UIL Class 2A state championship.

Joint Author (25):
HB 2 Author: Otto | Keffer | Darby | Ashby | Aycock
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

HB 4 Author: Huberty | Deshotel | King, Ken | Giddings | Ashby
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prekindergarten, including a high quality prekindergarten grant program provided by public school districts.

HB 8 Author: Otto | Ashby
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2015 2:59AM
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.

HB 26 Author: Button | Rodriguez, Eddie | Ashby | Springer | Parker
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HB 100 Author: Zerwas | Ashby | Otto | Turner, Sylvester | Clardy
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

HB 206 Author: Leach | Keffer | King, Phil | Ashby | Springer
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

HB 700 Author: Giddings | Zerwas | Ashby | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.

HB 712 Author: Springer | Leach | Ashby | Darby | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for Firearms and Firearm supplies for a limited period.

HB 906 Author: Paddie | Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer.

HB 1265 Author: Wu | Murphy | Alvarado | Ashby | Villalba
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service or involving the production, sale, distribution, or promotion of certain synthetic substances.

HB 1269 Author: Springer | Guillen | Kacal | King, Ken | Ashby
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to supplemental environmental projects implemented by certain local governments in lieu of administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 1408 Author: Bell | Raney | Aycock | Ashby | Otto
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 9 2015 5:22PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Prairie View A&M University.

HB 1876 Author: Bell | Ashby | Workman | Metcalf | Wray
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing notification to certain legislators and county judges of certain applications or notices for an electric railway project.

HB 1889 Author: Metcalf | Ashby | Wray
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authorization of the construction of an electric railway on or across a street, alley, square, or property of a county or municipality.

HB 2341 Author: Darby | Parker | Murphy | Thompson, Senfronia | Ashby
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2598 Author: Kuempel | Ashby | Wray
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3229 Author: Cyrier | Ashby
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the motor vehicle sales tax imposed on the purchase, rental, or use of certain emergency services vehicles.

HB 3429 Author: Lozano | Ashby
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an unmanned aircraft program in the office of the governor.

HB 3781 Author: Crownover | Coleman | Zerwas | Ashby | Collier
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network.

HB 3915 Author: Wray | Ashby | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings regarding high speed rail companies.

HCR 32 Author: Raymond | White, James | Ashby | Frank
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

HR 458 Author: Raney | Kacal | Ashby | Otto | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:36PM
Caption: Honoring the participants of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System and welcoming them to the State Capitol.

HR 547 Author: Raney | Kacal | Otto | Ashby | Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 7:50PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M Forest Service.

HR 2409 Author: White, James | Clardy | Ashby
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 2:44PM
Caption: Commending Saul Mendoza on his service as legislative and communications director for State Representative James White.

HR 2550 Author: Clardy | Ashby
Last Action: 05/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 24 2015 10:54PM
Caption: In memory of Landon Alford of Henderson.

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