Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Joe Farias
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 48

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (36):
HB 322 Author: Farias
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of persons who facilitate the issuance of tax refund anticipation checks.

HB 339 Author: Farias | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.

HB 350 Author: Farias
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain motor vehicles purchased or used by veterans with disabilities.

HB 423 Author: Farias
Last Action: 02/16/2015 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 16 2015 2:50PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the land disposal of computer equipment and certain television equipment.

HB 471 Author: Farias
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to safety equipment requirements for certain cyclists; changing the elements of an offense.

HB 557 Author: Farias | Simpson | Israel
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for certain research purposes.

HB 558 Author: Farias
Last Action: 02/18/2015 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Feb 18 2015 12:06PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.

HB 721 Author: Farias | Minjarez | Guillen
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the hunting or fishing license fee waiver for certain disabled veterans.

HB 875 Author: Farias | Guillen
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the verification of the veteran status of inmates and prisoners.

HB 960 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption of school district property from certain infrastructure fees charged for the control of excess water or storm water.

HB 961 Author: Farias | Rodriguez, Justin | Martinez Fischer | Larson | Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain school district property from certain infrastructure fees charged for the control of excess water or storm water.

HB 1021 Author: Farias | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain grants from the fund for veterans' assistance.

HB 1028 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2015 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a charitable organization that provides affordable housing for female veterans and their dependents for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by the organization.

HB 1048 Author: Farias | King, Susan | Martinez Fischer | Miller, Rick | Coleman
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the redesignation of veterans court programs as veterans treatment court programs, the administration of those programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee.

HB 1058 Author: Farias
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Failed to pass
Caption: Relating to notice and information provided by a solid waste facility and a commercial transporter of solid waste regarding recycling programs for certain electronic waste.

HB 1160 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to certain data reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by institutions of higher education for the purpose of compliance monitoring.

HB 1271 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.

HB 1273 Author: Farias | Guillen
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain military specialty license plates.

HB 1322 Author: Farias | Israel
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 1507 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 9 2015 5:22PM
Caption: Relating to a report to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department concerning restorative justice programs for juvenile offenders in certain counties.

HB 1584 Author: Farias | Moody | Walle | Rodriguez, Justin | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license.

HB 1639 Author: Farias | Kuempel | Gutierrez | Larson
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

HB 1640 Author: Farias | Kuempel | Frank | Gutierrez
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations.

HB 1641 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain employees of fire protection sprinkler system contractors; providing a penalty; imposing a fee; requiring occupational licenses.

HB 2636 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 3256 Author: Farias | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.

HB 3726 Author: Farias | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans rehabilitation dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department.

HB 3728 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 19 2015 6:01PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of veterans court program proceedings before a magistrate.

HB 3729 Author: Farias | Guillen
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program.

HB 4041 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing the State Board for Educator Certification and establishing the Texas State Board for Professional Educators; authorizing the adoption of a fee.

HB 4043 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an unmanned ground vehicle pilot program at the Capitol Complex to employ veterans with a service-connected disability.

HCR 46 Author: Farias | Guillen
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide VA services to incarcerated veterans detained in state hospitals and to consider expanding such services to all incarcerated veterans.

HJR 84 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran or current member of the armed services of the United States while the veteran or current service member participates in a veterans court program.

HR 1437 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 4:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Chief Ross Wallace on his upcoming retirement from the Universal City Fire Department.

HR 1438 Author: Farias
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 4:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Assistant Chief John Hatzel on his upcoming retirement from the Universal City Fire Department.

HR 3377 Author: Farias
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 4:31PM
Caption: Honoring Oliver C. Dack of Bexar County for 40 years of community service.

Joint Author (12):
HB 175 Author: Miller, Rick | Sheffield | Cyrier | Zerwas | Farias
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 194 Author: Price | Smith | Burkett | Farias | Aycock
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creating a recognition day in honor of Gold Star Mothers.

HB 437 Author: Raney | King, Susan | Farias | Sheets | Smith
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service.

HB 445 Author: Raney | King, Susan | Smith | Farias | Sheets
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees.

HB 867 Author: Hernandez | King, Susan | Farias | Blanco | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/04/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of the Texas Women Veterans Program.

HB 1255 Author: McClendon | Gutierrez | Galindo | Farias | Bernal
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission to manage a construction project at the site of the G. J. Sutton State Office Complex in Bexar County.

HB 1317 Author: Bohac | Spitzer | Farias
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a report on laws, standards, and policies regarding parking for persons with disabilities to be prepared by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

HB 1484 Author: Blanco | Farias | Canales
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to regional coordinators within the veteran entrepreneur program.

HB 1645 Author: Gutierrez | Martinez Fischer | Rodriguez, Justin | Farias | Bernal
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the participation of certain large counties in the countywide polling place program.

HB 2232 Author: Kuempel | Farias
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of regional military sustainability commissions for certain military installations.

HB 3349 Author: Rodriguez, Justin | Larson | McClendon | Farias | Martinez Fischer
Last Action: 03/30/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.

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.

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