Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Donna Howard
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/16/2017

Number of Bills: 87

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (51):
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 426 Author: Howard | Geren
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of employment applications through the online system for listing state agency employment openings maintained by the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 427 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/16/2015 H Referred to Redistricting: Feb 16 2015 2:50PM
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

HB 428 Author: Howard | Stickland | Phelan | Miller, Rick | Israel
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to allowing a person who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election for state and county officers to vote in the preceding primary elections.

HB 429 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/16/2015 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2015 2:50PM
Caption: Relating to the nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of Education; providing for a fee.

HB 430 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/16/2015 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2015 2:50PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the feasibility of online voting.

HB 465 Author: Howard | Sheffield | Zerwas
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

HB 466 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.

HB 467 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to education programs regarding AIDS and HIV infection.

HB 486 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Elections: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the availability on the Internet of personal financial statements filed by public officials.

HB 487 Author: Howard | Israel | Schofield | Fallon
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; creating a criminal offense.

HB 495 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

HB 914 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 26 2015 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a long-range revenue analysis committee.

HB 915 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to quarterly financial condition reports on collected and anticipated state revenue.

HB 964 Author: Howard | Darby | Riddle
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district.

HB 1210 Author: Howard | González, Mary | Farrar
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to an exception from penalties for a physician's or health care professional's professional judgment in providing certain abortion services to patients.

HB 1242 Author: Howard | Dale
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday.

HB 1347 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 5 2015 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the performance and operations of public schools that operate on a year-round system.

HB 1349 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 5 2015 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a long-range revenue analysis committee.

HB 1354 Author: Howard | Capriglione | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of personal financial disclosures made to the Texas Ethics Commission and certain other authorities.

HB 1432 Author: Howard | Israel | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to optional fees on registration of vehicles in certain counties to fund transportation projects; authorizing a fee.

HB 1489 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to measures to enhance graduate medical education in this state.

HB 1551 Author: Howard | Bonnen, Greg | Koop
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to money distributed by the School Land Board to the available school fund or to the State Board of Education for investment in the permanent school fund.

HB 1674 Author: Howard | Naishtat
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to a physician counseling requirement for persons claiming an immunization exemption on the basis of conscience, including a religious belief.

HB 1713 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a technology allotment for public schools.

HB 1902 Author: Howard | Isaac | Workman | Lucio III
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water.

HB 1904 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund the renovation of Robert A. Welch Hall at The University of Texas at Austin.

HB 1910 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Elections: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to requiring the secretary of state to conduct a study of the reasons for the rejection of early voting by mail ballots.

HB 2396 Author: Howard | Darby | Crownover
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys.

HB 2402 Author: Howard | Murphy | Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on the feasibility of providing off-campus employment positions through the Texas college work-study program.

HB 2659 Author: Howard | Capriglione | Meyer
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

HB 2660 Author: Howard | King, Ken | Allen | VanDeaver | Guillen
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Foundation School Program funding for students enrolled in an optional flexible school day program.

HB 2695 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the reporting of physical assaults against certain direct care personnel.

HB 2696 Author: Howard | Coleman | Collier | Klick | Price
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.

HB 2783 Author: Howard | Márquez | Muñoz, Jr. | Otto | Darby
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children.

HB 3564 Author: Howard | King, Phil
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain communications regarding the appointment of certain appraisal review board members; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

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.

HB 3819 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appeal of certain determinations by the Texas Historical Commission regarding the content of historical markers.

HB 4173 Author: Howard | Zerwas | Oliveira | Martinez, "Mando" | Naishtat
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the date for publication of the factors considered for admission to a new graduate and professional program.

HJR 49 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to Redistricting: Feb 26 2015 4:54PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting.

HJR 50 Author: Howard | Stickland | Phelan | Israel | Miller, Rick
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.

HJR 97 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met.

HR 218 Author: Howard | Klick | Bell | King, Susan | Naishtat
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 2:17PM
Caption: Honoring nurse practitioners.

HR 499 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 5:13PM
Caption: Recognizing Dr. Julie A. Boom on being named 2014 Childhood Immunization Champion for Texas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HR 565 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 8:15PM
Caption: Honoring members of the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts.

HR 603 Author: Howard | Klick | King, Susan
Last Action: 02/27/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2015 2:42PM
Caption: Recognizing February 24, 2015, as Nurse Day at the State Capitol.

HR 658 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 24 2015 2:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Bedichek Middle School in Austin on earning designation as an AVID National Demonstration School.

HR 2322 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 15 2015 1:56PM
Caption: Congratulating the Bedichek Middle School Junior Marines on being named the National Over-all Grand Champions at the National Middle School Cadet Corps 2014 Drill Championships.

HR 2335 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 10:16AM
Caption: Congratulating Ann Bishop on her retirement as executive director of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HR 3514 Author: Howard
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 9:28AM
Caption: Honoring Robert Schneider for his service on the Austin ISD Board of Trustees.

HR 3583 Author: Howard
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 2:25PM
Caption: Commending the staff of the State Preservation Board for their service.

Joint Author (36):
HB 7 Author: Darby | Otto | Howard | Turner, Sylvester | Murr
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees.

HB 78 Author: González, Mary | Howard | Farrar
Last Action: 02/09/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 9 2015 2:57PM
Caption: Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

HB 204 Author: Leach | Villalba | Howard
Last Action: 02/10/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 10 2015 11:34AM
Caption: Relating to the first day of instruction at a public school.

HB 468 Author: González, Mary | Howard | Farrar
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.

HB 484 Author: Capriglione | Raney | Murr | Howard | Goldman
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of certain public elective offices.

HB 708 Author: Farrar | Howard | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion.

HB 709 Author: Farrar | Howard | González, Mary
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the waiting period before a physician may perform an abortion.

HB 734 Author: Israel | Workman | Howard | Rodriguez, Eddie | Naishtat
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 685 in Travis County as the Deputy Jessica Hollis Memorial Highway.

HB 1033 Author: Leach | Howard
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to the placement of video cameras in self-contained classrooms providing special education services.

HB 1059 Author: Turner, Chris | Howard
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the filing and contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1157 Author: Alvarado | Howard
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology education programs.

HB 1163 Author: VanDeaver | Howard
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to the percentage of the annual distribution from the permanent school fund set aside for the state instructional materials fund.

HB 1282 Author: Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield | Farrar
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services.

HB 1290 Author: Keffer | Howard
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of river authorities.

HB 1434 Author: McClendon | Howard | Naishtat
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the assignment of certain behavioral health professionals and school counselors to a public school campus.

HB 1473 Author: Bell | Howard | Klick | Keough
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents.

HB 1475 Author: Aycock | Otto | Zerwas | Crownover | Howard
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to telecommunications service discounts for educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, and telemedicine centers.

HB 1885 Author: Bell | Klick | Coleman | Howard
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 2365 Author: Murphy | Howard | Alonzo
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for employment positions provided through the Texas college work-study program.

HB 2848 Author: Crownover | Howard | Darby | Clardy | Keffer
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

HB 2979 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Isaac | Howard | Farney
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals.

HB 3194 Author: Bernal | Howard | Muñoz, Jr. | Sheffield | Guerra
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans.

HB 3593 Author: Burkett | Howard
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the online access to open board meetings of metropolitan planning organizations.

HB 3966 Author: Farrar | Howard
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of limited service pregnancy centers; providing civil penalties.

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 244 Author: Guerra | Howard | Muñoz, Jr. | Canales | Longoria
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 23 2015 12:09PM
Caption: Honoring the individuals who are providing humanitarian assistance to immigrants in McAllen.

HR 276 Author: Raney | Kacal | Naishtat | Howard | Wray
Last Action: 02/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2015 11:49AM
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 348 Author: Miller, Rick | Howard | Turner, Sylvester | Crownover | Bohac
Last Action: 02/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 25 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Honoring parking attendants of the office of the house sergeant-at-arms.

HR 396 Author: Crownover | Howard
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:40PM
Caption: Commending Dr. David L. Lakey for his service as commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

HR 459 Author: Bell | Howard | Klick | King, Susan
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 7:00PM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Nurse Practitioner Day at the State Capitol.

HR 479 Author: Herrero | Hunter | Howard
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 9:24AM
Caption: In memory of Linda Bridges, president of the Texas chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.

HR 706 Author: Israel | Howard
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 10:22AM
Caption: In memory of Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis of the Travis County Sheriff's Office.

HR 1611 Author: Naishtat | Howard
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2015 3:02PM
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Historical Commission on its receipt of a 2014 Award of Merit from Preservation Austin.

HR 2762 Author: Reynolds | Wu | Howard
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:39PM
Caption: In memory of Nelson Reyes Salinas, governmental affairs manager for the Texas Association of Business and former legislative staff member.

HR 2776 Author: Geren | Howard
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 4:38PM
Caption: Naming the grandchildren of house members honorary mascots.

HR 3465 Author: Phillips | Howard | Pickett
Last Action: 06/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 4 2015 9:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Lawrence Olsen on his retirement as executive vice president of the Texas Good Roads and Transportation Association.

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