Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Joe Deshotel
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/17/2017

Number of Bills: 60

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (35):
HB 617 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 01/06/2015 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the office of early learning within the Texas Education Agency.

HB 771 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to funding for the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities.

HB 780 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/31/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 73 as the Texas Game Warden Michael C. Pauling Memorial Highway.

HB 984 Author: Deshotel | Parker | Riddle | Keffer | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 1188 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study and make recommendations regarding early childhood education.

HB 1320 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to certain information reported by consumer reporting agencies.

HB 1704 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/30/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to disclosure of pregnancy or the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1720 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.

HB 1798 Author: Deshotel | Villalba | Huberty
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to local control school districts.

HB 1963 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 87 as the Texas Game Warden Michael C. Pauling Memorial Highway.

HB 1995 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the authority to modify an ad valorem tax abatement agreement to extend the abatement period if a disaster prevents the property owner from complying with the agreement.

HB 2223 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to training academies for public school teachers who provide reading comprehension instruction to students in grades four and five.

HB 2224 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to leadership development of public school administrators.

HB 2225 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to bonuses for teachers of students who perform successfully on college advanced placement tests and international baccalaureate examinations.

HB 2417 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to measures to ensure quality prekindergarten programs offered by school districts.

HB 2421 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to a study and report on early childhood education.

HB 2819 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to improvement projects of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas; providing authority to issue anticipation notes and time warrants.

HB 2886 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing a training course for public school prekindergarten teachers.

HB 3048 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain municipalities.

HB 3134 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of reading excellence teams.

HB 3335 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of oyster resources.

HB 3462 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of regional emergency communication districts; authorizing a fee.

HB 3466 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to district-required benchmark assessment instruments.

HB 3502 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of entities to perform functions required of the State Center for Early Childhood Development.

HB 3529 Author: Deshotel | Phelan
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar Institute of Technology.

HB 3531 Author: Deshotel | Phelan
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar University.

HB 3534 Author: Deshotel | Phelan
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 18 2015 3:52PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a multipurpose education building at Lamar State College--Port Arthur.

HB 3839 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties; authorizing fees; imposing a tax.

HJR 142 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming.

HR 645 Author: Deshotel | Phelan
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 4 2015 5:49PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1-3, 2015, as Golden Triangle Days at the State Capitol.

HR 713 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2015 12:08PM
Caption: Commending Kansas City Chiefs running back and Port Arthur native Jamaal Charles for his charitable work.

HR 1273 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 24 2015 10:57AM
Caption: Congratulating Corey Dauphine of Memorial High School in Port Arthur on his success as a student-athlete.

HR 1978 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2015 7:30AM
Caption: Commending Dr. Paula Francis-Richardson of Port Arthur for her contributions to education in her community.

HR 2040 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 5:58PM
Caption: Honoring Paul Beard of Port Arthur for his dedicated community service.

HR 2349 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 1 2015 1:58PM
Caption: Commending Pauline Mouton of Beaumont for her contributions as an educator, volunteer, and civic leader.

Joint Author (25):
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 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 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 372 Author: Riddle | White, James | Murphy | Deshotel
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the monitoring of the Internet access of certain sex offenders placed on community supervision or released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 478 Author: Dutton | Deshotel | Guillen
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant.

HB 548 Author: Johnson, Eric | Elkins | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for state employment.

HB 696 Author: Hunter | Deshotel | Lozano | Herrero | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; affecting surcharges.

HB 710 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Guillen | Deshotel | Miles | Peña
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 1481 Author: Murphy | Herrero | Deshotel | Fletcher | Phillips
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1490 Author: Huberty | Deshotel | Romero, Jr. | Reynolds
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/30/2015 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to public school interventions for truancy and eliminating a criminal penalty and authorizing a civil penalty for truancy.

HB 1535 Author: Frullo | Huberty | Phelan | Deshotel | Otto
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge.

HB 1626 Author: Johnson, Eric | Price | Darby | Deshotel | Longoria
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking or credit union development districts to encourage the establishment of branches of banks or credit unions in those areas.

HB 1687 Author: Faircloth | Thompson, Ed | Deshotel | Hunter | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

HB 1706 Author: VanDeaver | Crownover | Deshotel | Guillen
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to reducing paperwork and duplicate reports required of a school district.

HB 1716 Author: Oliveira | Deshotel
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the term for a lease of land owned by certain navigation districts.

HB 1843 Author: Aycock | Guillen | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to providing training academies for public school teachers who provide reading instruction to students in prekindergarten through grade three.

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 1966 Author: Keffer | Leach | Workman | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an account or bond for construction retainage under certain contracts.

HB 2554 Author: White, Molly | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.

HB 2812 Author: Springer | Deshotel | Fallon | Guillen
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the limit on junior college courses that a high school student may enroll in for dual credit and the calculation of average daily attendance for a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2825 Author: Coleman | Deshotel | Naishtat
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.

HB 3577 Author: Howard | Deshotel | Keffer | Phelan | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 21 2015 8:14PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of funds to eligible institutions under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program.

HJR 109 Author: Pickett | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance transportation and infrastructure projects in a defined area to be repaid from increases in revenue from ad valorem taxes in the area.

HR 282 Author: Otto | Faircloth | Deshotel | White, James | Phelan
Last Action: 02/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 4 2015 11:08AM
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 760 Author: Reynolds | Turner, Sylvester | Miles | Deshotel
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 5:06PM
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Day at the State Capitol.

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