Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ron Simmons
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/11/2017

Number of Bills: 89

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (54):
HB 20 Author: Simmons | Pickett | Burkett | Phillips | Goldman
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations.

HB 279 Author: Simmons | Huberty | Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services.

HB 280 Author: Simmons | Capriglione
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas.

HB 281 Author: Simmons | Parker
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the expansion of certain landfills.

HB 373 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

HB 374 Author: Simmons | Bohac | Flynn
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to requiring State Board of Education approval to offer advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses in public high schools.

HB 375 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education.

HB 376 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs.

HB 1283 Author: Simmons | Schofield | Phelan | Fallon
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

HB 1284 Author: Simmons | Parker
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the review by certain governmental entities of a permit application for a solid waste facility.

HB 1285 Author: Simmons | Flynn
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons.

HB 1286 Author: Simmons | Moody | Dale | Villalba
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HB 1287 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that each state university's Internet website include a link to certain employment data.

HB 1288 Author: Simmons | Meyer
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

HB 1941 Author: Simmons | Crownover | Fallon | Parker
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the designation of the structure on Interstate Highway 35 East crossing Lewisville Lake in Denton County as the Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell Bridge.

HB 1942 Author: Simmons | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to judicial authority to issue orders allowing minors to consent to abortions and disclosure of that authority.

HB 1943 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the indexing of correction instruments in a county index to real property records.

HB 1944 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to coordinated county transportation authorities.

HB 2161 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain private security companies and occupations; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

HB 2162 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of the use of alarm systems; authorizing a municipal fee.

HB 2685 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities.

HB 2703 Author: Simmons | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 2883 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the addition of territory to a crime control and prevention district and to a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district.

HB 3008 Author: Simmons | Keffer
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 3010 Author: Simmons | Parker | Harless
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

HB 3055 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students enrolled in a special education program.

HB 3109 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for request for proposals for design-build contracts for highway projects and the scope of and limitation on design-build contracts.

HB 3156 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 3167 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 25 2015 5:32PM
Caption: Relating to the governing bodies of certain local planning organizations.

HB 3168 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to remedies for oppression of minority shareholders by directors of closely held corporations.

HB 3282 Author: Simmons | Farney
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the coordination of, communication of best practices concerning, and collection of information pertaining to the provision of evidence-based behavioral services for students with autism spectrum disorder in this state.

HB 3750 Author: Simmons | Lucio III | Murr
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to interim studies on real property owned by the state.

HB 3978 Author: Simmons | Price
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to limitations on training and education for state agency administrators and employees.

HB 3986 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to coverage by certain health benefit plans for certain services prescribed to treat autism spectrum disorder.

HB 4215 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: May 11 2015 9:47PM
Caption: Relating to the statutory county courts in Denton County.

HCR 66 Author: Simmons | Goldman | King, Phil | Naishtat | Anchia
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas.

HCR 103 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/09/2015 S Received from the House
Caption: Recognizing April as Autism Awareness Month in Texas.

HJR 46 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2015 2:02PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment on the length of legislative terms and limiting to three the number of terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to the legislature or certain state offices.

HJR 123 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment extending the length of the terms of members of the legislature.

HR 756 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 4:31PM
Caption: Honoring Captain Brett Baker Flagg Jr. of the U.S. Army for his military service.

HR 768 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 10:37AM
Caption: Recognizing Kenwoo Kim of Lewisville High School as state champion in the 2014-15 American Legion Oratorical Contest.

HR 769 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Rules & Resolutions: Mar 3 2015 2:02PM
Caption: Honoring Captain Brett Baker Flagg Jr. of the U.S. Army for his military service.

HR 887 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 8:52AM
Caption: Congratulating the city of Carrollton on its recognition by WalletHub as the nation's highest ranking city for economic class diversity.

HR 1426 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 22 2015 9:22AM
Caption: Congratulating the Denco Area 9-1-1 District on its receipt of the 2015 Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program Award.

HR 1965 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2015 3:04PM
Caption: Commending jazz trumpeter Freddie Jones for his work through Trumpets4Kids.

HR 1970 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 11:44AM
Caption: Congratulating Leah Olguin of Creekview High School on winning the 2015 UIL state wrestling championship in the 119-pound weight class.

HR 1976 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 3:00PM
Caption: Congratulating Huffines Auto Dealerships on being named Business of the Year by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 1979 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 4:16PM
Caption: Congratulating Alexandra Babino of Central Elementary School on being named Educator of the Year by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 1980 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 4:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Von Beougher on being named Citizen of the Year by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 1981 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 3:49PM
Caption: Congratulating Dan Irvin on being named Ambassador of the Year by the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

HR 2150 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 3:04PM
Caption: Honoring the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Cyclones Special Olympics Team on its 25th anniversary.

HR 2151 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 4:02PM
Caption: Congratulating Sami Gonzalez of Creekview High School in Carrollton on recording the nation's fastest time of the season in the 300-meter hurdles.

HR 2225 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2015 8:42AM
Caption: Congratulating Phillip Hinojosa on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 2359 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2015 4:02PM
Caption: Recognizing the Chin Community Ministry for its contributions to Chin residents of Lewisville.

Joint Author (35):
HB 13 Author: Pickett | Phillips | Martinez, "Mando" | Simmons | Burkett
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to categories of and funding allocation for transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities.

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 98 Author: Flynn | King, Phil | Simmons | Bell | Laubenberg
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act.

HB 440 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Márquez | Simmons | Villalba
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities.

HB 554 Author: Springer | Pickett | Simmons | Guillen | Frank
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.

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 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 638 Author: Anchia | Simmons
Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 799 Author: Capriglione | King, Phil | Parker | Simmons | Goldman
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law.

HB 903 Author: Capriglione | Otto | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Meyer
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance.

HB 1044 Author: Fallon | Turner, Scott | Parker | Simmons | Crownover
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 423 in Denton County as the U.S. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway.

HB 1208 Author: Bell | Leach | Simmons | Kacal | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance.

HB 1216 Author: White, James | Simmons
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process.

HB 1294 Author: Capriglione | Geren | Goldman | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities.

HB 1407 Author: Capriglione | Simmons
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to the comparison of any list of the legal status of certain persons who are not citizens to the list of registered voters.

HB 1517 Author: Crownover | Parker | Simmons
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the imposition of the student centers fee at Texas Woman's University.

HB 1653 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Laubenberg | Simmons | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle dealership by certain manufacturers or distributors.

HB 1668 Author: Workman | Oliveira | Simmons
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the status of a subcontractor as an employee for the purposes of workers' compensation insurance coverage.

HB 1686 Author: Farney | Simmons | Oliveira
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees.

HB 1872 Author: Murphy | Spitzer | Springer | Simmons
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 1905 Author: Springer | Simmons | Goldman | Wray | Fallon
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes.

HB 2355 Author: Huberty | Capriglione | Simmons
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician.

HB 2474 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Blanco | Simmons
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

HB 2717 Author: Goldman | Gutierrez | Simmons | Collier
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding.

HB 2722 Author: Goldman | Israel | Simmons
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to prohibition of the operation and sale of certain motor vehicles resembling authorized emergency vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2739 Author: Capriglione | Simmons | Goldman | Fallon
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification.

HB 3625 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Simmons
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain service contracts.

HB 3766 Author: Burkett | Gonzales, Larry | Lucio III | Simmons | Murr
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees.

HB 3994 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | King, Phil | Krause | Simmons
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

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 8 Author: Otto | Aycock | Darby | Pickett | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2015 2:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.

HJR 21 Author: Burkett | Frank | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Isaac
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

HJR 43 Author: Raymond | Bohac | Simmons | Zerwas | Martinez, "Mando"
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine.

HR 1541 Author: Harless | Simmons
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 6:19PM
Caption: Honoring the Near East Foundation on the occasion of its centennial.

HR 1840 Author: Leach | Simmons | Laubenberg | Turner, Scott | Shaheen
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 22 2015 3:59PM
Caption: Welcoming students from the Prestonwood Christian Academy Upper School to the State Capitol.

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