Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Jim Keffer
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 89

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (49):
HB 200 Author: Keffer | Lucio III
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the regulation of groundwater.

HB 1275 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the audit of river authorities by the state auditor's office.

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

HB 1755 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation of Loop 567 in Granbury as the Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean Memorial Highway.

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 1967 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.

HB 1972 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to certain exemptions from the requirement to obtain a permit from a groundwater conservation district.

HB 1974 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/12/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 12 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to phase out the franchise tax.

HB 2002 Author: Keffer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the recycling of county surplus or salvage property.

HB 2064 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the installation of certain telephone or telegraph corporation facilities on or across public roads, streets, or water.

HB 2077 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to immunity of a governmental entity for damage to certain utility facilities.

HB 2147 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to secret ballots in a property owners' association election or vote.

HB 2148 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to voting methods in a property owners' association election or vote.

HB 2178 Author: Keffer | Raney
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to waiving a Parks and Wildlife Department fee for certain veterans and other military personnel taking the hunter education course.

HB 2207 Author: Keffer | Anchia | King, Phil | Clardy | Longoria
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease.

HB 2256 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of functions relating to the rates and services of certain gas utilities, propane distribution system retailers, and submetering from the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

HB 2308 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of the economic impact of an appropriation of state water in determining whether to grant an application for the appropriation.

HB 2338 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to excepting certain appropriations from computations regarding the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HB 2486 Author: Keffer | Lucio III | Fallon
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the right of a person to enter the person's residence or former residence accompanied by a peace officer to recover certain personal property; creating an offense.

HB 2516 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the certification of municipal police officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

HB 2561 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of congestion rents in the ERCOT wholesale market.

HB 2595 Author: Keffer | Fallon
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal initiative and referendum to restrict property rights.

HB 2715 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of a municipally owned utility.

HB 2716 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information related to the operation of certain municipally owned utilities.

HB 2767 Author: Keffer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and administration of groundwater conservation districts; amending provisions that authorize fees.

HB 2988 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt certain rules related to ratemaking procedures and to the status of previously adopted rules.

HB 3086 Author: Keffer | Isaac
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of beer and ale by certain manufacturers for off-premises consumption.

HB 3187 Author: Keffer | Workman
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to assessments for water and energy improvements in municipalities and counties; changing a fee.

HB 3288 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of congestion charges in the electricity market.

HB 3363 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing local government programs to provide assessments for residential water and energy improvements in designated regions, including authorizing the issuance of obligations to provide financing for the programs; authorizing a fee.

HB 3553 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the definition of peace officer for purposes of intercepting or collecting information in relation to certain communications in an investigation of criminal conduct.

HB 3597 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/01/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exports of groundwater from a groundwater conservation district.

HB 3749 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the recovery of certain natural gas distribution utility ratemaking proceeding expenses; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 3803 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to defining the occurrence of an interregional conflict between regional water plans.

HB 3813 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the purpose and operation of groundwater conservation districts.

HB 3970 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an optional bad weather policy for public schools.

HB 3989 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal.

HB 4025 Author: Keffer | Guillen
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to funding to counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production, including money from county energy transportation reinvestment zones.

HJR 106 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment excepting certain appropriations for reducing state debt from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HJR 137 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund.

HR 280 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 4 2015 6:36PM
Caption: Congratulating Jerry VanNatta for being named Firefighter of the Year by the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department.

HR 281 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Pensions: Feb 12 2015 12:09PM
Caption: Expressing support for the continuation of a defined benefit plan for retired participants in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HR 481 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 8:18AM
Caption: Recognizing February 2015 as National Career and Technical Education Month.

HR 641 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2015 8:51PM
Caption: Congratulating the Cisco High School football team on winning the 2013 UIL 2A Division 2 state championship.

HR 1250 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 7:59PM
Caption: Recognizing March 18, 2015, as Rural Water Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1466 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 7:22PM
Caption: In memory of Brett Alan Autry of Coleman.

HR 2524 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 2:47PM
Caption: Congratulating Bobby Rountree on his retirement as city manager of Brownwood.

HR 2809 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 23 2015 1:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Benjamin Pargmann of Troop 49 in Austin on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 3006 Author: Keffer
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 8:18PM
Caption: In memory of Stuart Sinclair Coleman of Brownwood.

Joint Author (40):
HB 2 Author: Otto | Keffer | Darby | Ashby | Aycock
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

HB 40 Author: Darby | Keffer | King, Phil | Thompson, Senfronia | Oliveira
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations.

HB 82 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

HB 158 Author: Larson | Keffer | Smith | Guillen | Kacal
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

HB 206 Author: Leach | Keffer | King, Phil | Ashby | Springer
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

HB 397 Author: Sheffield | Keffer | Springer
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of fireworks at certain Texas Department of Transportation rest areas; providing a penalty.

HB 408 Author: Turner, Chris | Keffer | Flynn | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.

HB 508 Author: Raney | Keffer | Guillen
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program; authorizing a fee.

HB 703 Author: Farrar | Rodriguez, Justin | Keffer
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death.

HB 942 Author: Kacal | Morrison | Flynn | Keffer | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.

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 994 Author: Anchia | Keffer | Bohac | Rose | Canales
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas.

HB 1106 Author: Phillips | Keffer | King, Phil | Anchia
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 1199 Author: Simpson | Oliveira | Keffer | Price
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 1200 Author: Simpson | Smithee | Raymond | Keffer | Price
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person.

HB 1250 Author: Murphy | Keffer | Parker | Gonzales, Larry | Morrison
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 1492 Author: Miller, Doug | Keffer | Phillips | Clardy | Sheets
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries.

HB 1634 Author: Romero, Jr. | King, Phil | Keffer
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance.

HB 1665 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer | Larson | Lucio III | Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water.

HB 1940 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raney | Keffer
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the improvement of oral health care access through the regulation of dental hygiene practitioners, dental hygienists, and dentists in this state.

HB 2031 Author: Lucio III | Keffer | Hunter | Miller, Doug | Workman
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the diversion, treatment, and use of marine seawater and the discharge of treated marine seawater and waste resulting from the desalination of marine seawater; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2354 Author: Farney | Keffer
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to changing the date of the May uniform election.

HB 2392 Author: Anchia | Keffer
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program.

HB 2459 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Keffer | Frank | Morrison | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2610 Author: King, Ken | Keffer | Springer
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the minimum number of minutes of instruction for students to be provided by public school districts and the scheduling of the last day of school for students by public school districts.

HB 2826 Author: Murphy | Parker | Keffer
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property located in multiple school districts for a limitation on appraised value for school district maintenance and operations ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

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 2991 Author: Paddie | Keffer
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of minimum setback requirements for mineral exploration and development activities, including providing for and recording of waivers from those requirements.

HB 2993 Author: Paddie | Keffer
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate location of mineral exploration and development activities within its boundaries.

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 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 3298 Author: Larson | Frank | Lucio III | Kacal | Keffer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.

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 4062 Author: Coleman | Keffer | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/12/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to limitations on the percentage of money awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for certain uses.

HCR 63 Author: Wu | Darby | Keffer | Anchia | Lozano
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports.

HJR 33 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

HJR 39 Author: Larson | Keffer | Price | Kacal
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2015 5:45PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

HJR 61 Author: Ashby | Darby | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

HJR 76 Author: Phillips | Keffer | King, Phil | Anchia
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission.

HJR 79 Author: Workman | Keffer | Otto | Raymond | Guillen
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget.

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