Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Angie Chen Button
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/21/2017

Number of Bills: 54

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
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 27 Author: Button | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, the abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and the disposition of balances from the Texas emerging technology fund.

HB 28 Author: Button | Nevárez
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to an audit by the state auditor of certain programs and funds providing economic development incentives to entities and other persons.

HB 213 Author: Button | Harless
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to lobbying by former members of the legislature; creating an offense.

HB 358 Author: Button | Deshotel | Kuempel | King, Ken
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of the costs of accepting credit and debit cards in the cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax.

HB 637 Author: Button | Goldman | Springer
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 739 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 26 2015 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to requiring governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program or E-verify.

HB 1318 Author: Button | Johnson, Eric | Springer | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Leach
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.

HB 1326 Author: Button | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 5 2015 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.

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 1857 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
Caption: Relating to the signature requirement for a sales tax permit application filed electronically.

HB 2075 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

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 2136 Author: Button | Meyer
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption of inventory of certain retail businesses from ad valorem taxation by a school district.

HB 2694 Author: Button | Márquez | Bohac | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period.

HB 3111 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.

HB 3174 Author: Button | Miller, Doug | Bernal | Larson | Martinez Fischer
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions.

HJR 101 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount.

HJR 102 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by one or more political subdivisions of this state a person's inventory held for sale at retail.

HR 162 Author: Button
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 7:51PM
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Computer Education Association on the occasion of its 35th annual convention.

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 579 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 7:42PM
Caption: Congratulating William Dollar on his retirement as city manager of Garland.

HR 580 Author: Button | Koop
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 6:17PM
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Richardson/Telecom Corridor Legislative Day.

HR 581 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:21AM
Caption: In memory of May Louise Sweeden of Richardson.

HR 692 Author: Button | Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Stephenson
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2015 12:48PM
Caption: Honoring the Fort Bend Global Initiative for its contributions to Fort Bend County.

HR 746 Author: Button
Last Action: 03/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2015 7:51AM
Caption: Recognizing Garland Chamber of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1288 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 14 2015 12:44PM
Caption: Commemorating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2015.

HR 1289 Author: Button
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 14 2015 12:43PM
Caption: Commemorating Earth Day on April 22, 2016.

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 2027 Author: Button | Vo | Wu | Miller, Rick | Leach
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 1:21PM
Caption: Recognizing May 2015 as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

HR 2242 Author: Button
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 7:28PM
Caption: Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam.

HR 2948 Author: Button | Koop | Leach | Laubenberg
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 1:42PM
Caption: Commending Dr. David E. Daniel on his service as president of The University of Texas at Dallas and congratulating him on his appointment as deputy chancellor and chief operating officer of The University of Texas System.

Joint Author (21):
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 590 Author: Elkins | Lucio III | Button
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.

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 1155 Author: Alvarado | Gonzales, Larry | Button | Rodriguez, Eddie | Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 1156 Author: Alvarado | Button | Rodriguez, Eddie | Gonzales, Larry | Faircloth
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes.

HB 1194 Author: Leach | Button | Koop
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at The University of Texas at Dallas.

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 3547 Author: Larson | Button | Farias | Blanco | Villalba
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers.

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.

HCR 35 Author: Farney | Button | Springer | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the cowboy hat as the official State Hat of Texas.

HCR 116 Author: Wu | Vo | Button
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the memory of Thomas J. Lee, the first Asian American to serve in the Texas Legislature.

HJR 93 Author: Peña | Bell | Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HR 183 Author: Otto | Button | Frullo | Stephenson | Sanford
Last Action: 01/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 28 2015 12:04PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of certified public accountancy as a licensed profession in Texas.

HR 480 Author: Koop | Button
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:24AM
Caption: Congratulating Joshua Chari of the Lloyd V. Berkner High School STEM Academy in Richardson on his exceptional scholastic achievements.

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 513 Author: Vo | Wu | Button
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Commemorating the Lunar New Year on February 19, 2015.

HR 1560 Author: Vo | Button | Wu
Last Action: 04/10/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 10 2015 2:08PM
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2377 Author: Wu | Button | Vo
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 1:24PM
Caption: Recognizing May 6, 2015, as Asian Real Estate Association of America Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2500 Author: Vo | Anchia | Koop | Wu | Button
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 23 2015 10:29AM
Caption: Commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between the State of Texas and Taiwan and expressing support for the establishment of a Texas trade office in Taiwan and for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community.

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.

HR 2841 Author: Giddings | Button
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2015 8:07AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Charles Ku on his receipt of a 2015 Profiles in Leadership Award.

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