Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Patricia Harless
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 80

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
HB 152 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the voters of certain counties to authorize the county to regulate the sale and use of fireworks; providing penalties.

HB 153 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of noise regulations by certain counties; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing a fee.

HB 214 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/10/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 10 2015 11:34AM
Caption: Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties.

HB 215 Author: Harless | Kacal | Goldman | Larson | Guillen
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.

HB 312 Author: Harless | Johnson, Eric | Israel
Last Action: 02/11/2015 H Referred to Elections: Feb 11 2015 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 399 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years.

HB 401 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 18 2015 12:06PM
Caption: Relating to certain fees deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing motor vehicle registration fees.

HB 581 Author: Harless
Last Action: 04/02/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited.

HB 643 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the procedures for discharging bail in certain criminal proceedings.

HB 1548 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Mar 9 2015 4:28PM
Caption: Relating to comprehensive reviews of certain special districts.

HB 1709 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the closing, abandoning, and vacating of a public road by a county; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 1859 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court; authorizing a fee.

HB 2351 Author: Harless | Kuempel | Kacal | Geren
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive.

HB 2441 Author: Harless
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to voting rights and eligibility for office of residents of certain districts subject to a strategic partnership agreement.

HB 2528 Author: Harless | Thompson, Senfronia | Riddle | Fletcher | Walle
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs.

HB 2536 Author: Harless | Dutton | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County.

HCR 92 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 04/21/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Stephen C. Head on his appointment as president of the Lone Star College System.

HJR 24 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating revenue derived from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund and limiting the permissible uses of certain money in the fund.

HJR 48 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes.

HR 104 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 5:50PM
Caption: In memory of the Honorable J. Kent Adams, justice of the peace for Harris County Precinct 4, Place 1.

HR 163 Author: Harless | Howard | Crownover | Laubenberg
Last Action: 02/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2015 11:47AM
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2015, as National Wear Red Day.

HR 239 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Rules & Resolutions: Feb 12 2015 12:09PM
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.

HR 253 Author: Harless | Gonzales, Larry | Farney | Israel | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 8:44AM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol.

HR 301 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:37PM
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1217 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 5:59PM
Caption: Recognizing April 16, 2015, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1218 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/27/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2015 5:21PM
Caption: In memory of Roy Dowell Hailey of Houston.

HR 1219 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 6:04PM
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Ranch High School football team on its successful 2014 season.

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 2267 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 1 2015 2:16PM
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Ridge High School girls' wrestling team on winning the 2015 UIL 6A state championship.

HR 2268 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 1 2015 1:57PM
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Woods High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2014-2015 UIL 6A state championship.

HR 2327 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2015 3:39PM
Caption: Congratulating Rosie and Neal Herman on the success of One Minute Manicure.

HR 3060 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2015 12:37PM
Caption: Congratulating Robin Burke on being named captain of the 2016 USA Curtis Cup women's golf team.

HR 3320 Author: Harless
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 9:56AM
Caption: Congratulating Keith Markuson on his retirement as director of the Klein High School Orchestra.

Joint Author (47):
HB 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hunter | Longoria | Parker | Harless
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses.

HB 37 Author: Cook | Geren | Harless | Oliveira | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain contributions and political expenditures by certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 38 Author: Cook | Geren | Harless
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the duties of nonprofit corporations regarding certain contributions and the disclosure of information relating to those contributions in certain campaign finance reports.

HB 76 Author: Israel | Harless | Morrison | Larson | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 80 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Harless | Wu
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

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 418 Author: Wu | Allen | Harless | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes.

HB 555 Author: Springer | Harless
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the width requirements for an area annexed by a municipality.

HB 589 Author: Burkett | Harless | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a disqualification for unemployment benefits for refusing to take or failing a preemployment drug test.

HB 597 Author: Clardy | Price | Turner, Chris | Harless | Villalba
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation for criminal prosecution and other purposes of certain chemicals commonly referred to as synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 619 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Hunter | Harless | Keough | Faircloth
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H 1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
Caption: Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors.

HB 802 Author: King, Ken | Harless | Springer
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of a transportation allotment under the foundation school program based on the price of gasoline.

HB 934 Author: Dale | Harless | Fallon | Farney
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the disqualification from receiving unemployment benefits of certain individuals who are terminated from employment after giving notice of resignation.

HB 953 Author: Alvarado | Harless | Morrison | Israel
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 972 Author: Geren | Harless | Sheffield | Metcalf | Villalba
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reporting of expenditures by persons registered as lobbyists.

HB 989 Author: Frullo | Harless | Fallon
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.

HB 1151 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Collier | Harless
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment protection for unpaid interns.

HB 1225 Author: Isaac | Harless
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

HB 1247 Author: Smith | Harless | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to presumptions in contested case hearings regarding certain environmental permit applications.

HB 1363 Author: Johnson, Eric | Thompson, Senfronia | Riddle | Harless | Moody
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of prostitution; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1420 Author: Lozano | Harless | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry.

HB 1485 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Harless | Miles | Turner, Chris | Isaac
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program.

HB 1649 Author: Turner, Scott | Harless | Fletcher | Phillips | Raymond
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

HB 1794 Author: Geren | Harless | Burkett | Longoria | Murphy
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties.

HB 1812 Author: Alvarado | Herrero | Turner, Sylvester | Harless
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving family violence.

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 1961 Author: Giddings | Harless
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the optional imposition of a county air quality fee at the time other emissions-related inspection fees are collected.

HB 2076 Author: Oliveira | Harless
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to notice requirements and other procedures relating to the possession or sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a possessory lienholder.

HB 2089 Author: Darby | Harless | Gonzales, Larry | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain occupational license fees and taxes.

HB 2114 Author: Murphy | Bohac | Harless | Villalba | Fallon
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.

HB 2186 Author: Cook | Harless | Coleman | Allen | Huberty
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.

HB 2204 Author: Thompson, Ed | Harless | Huberty
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state support for assistance with payment of existing debt on certain bonds issued by school districts.

HB 2212 Author: Wray | Harless | King, Susan | Springer | Villalba
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2221 Author: Huberty | Larson | Kacal | Harless | Simpson
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Returned to committee: May 14 2015 8:00PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations.

HB 2222 Author: Murr | Larson | Harless
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax.

HB 2246 Author: Villalba | Harless | Lucio III | Johnson, Eric | Koop
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the restriction of certain intoxication offenders to the operation of a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension.

HB 2327 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Harless | Murphy | Oliveira | King, Phil
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a studies on the rates of electric utilities.

HB 2389 Author: Miller, Rick | Zerwas | Harless
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of sales tax revenue collected under certain contracts.

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 3045 Author: Phelan | Keffer | Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Harless
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 69 in Jefferson County as the Allan B. Ritter Highway.

HB 3130 Author: Farney | Morrison | Smithee | Burkett | Harless
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions.

HB 3283 Author: Zerwas | Harless
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

HB 3327 Author: Alvarado | Herrero | Harless | Raymond | Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams.

HB 3481 Author: Goldman | Harless | Larson | Guillen | Darby
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents.

HB 3567 Author: Sanford | Cook | Riddle | Lozano | Harless
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.

HJR 13 Author: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund.

HR 791 Author: Riddle | Harless
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2015 11:27AM
Caption: In memory of Spencer Paul Golvach of Houston.

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