Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Sylvester Turner
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 65

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
HB 677 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Sheffield
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

HB 678 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Otto | Phelan
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to advance notice regarding the housing of sexually violent predators at a new location in various counties of this state.

HB 679 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Reynolds | Giddings
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a study on homeless youth.

HB 710 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Guillen | Deshotel | Miles | Peña
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 725 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Faircloth
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases.

HB 1092 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an annual report of residential electric customer complaints.

HB 1101 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to extending the period over which the balance of the system benefit fund is to be eliminated.

HB 1309 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the notification of certain persons concerning certain events related to a child in foster care or in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1393 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a home and community-based services program under Medicaid for certain persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

HB 1437 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain dedicated accounts in the general revenue fund that fund trauma facilities and emergency medical services.

HB 1518 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 10 2015 10:59AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead.

HB 1519 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 10 2015 5:42PM
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district and the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

HB 1567 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the offense of driving while license invalid.

HB 1795 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for indigent status for purposes of the driver responsibility program.

HB 2252 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the use of the compensatory education allotment for a school district's school guidance and counseling program.

HB 2253 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a report by the Public Utility Commission of Texas on retail electric service minimum usage fees and usage credits.

HB 2254 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain fees, charges, or credits based on a customer's electricity use in areas where competition has been introduced.

HB 2376 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of a disaster recovery fund.

HB 2449 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities.

HB 2572 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Hernandez | Walle
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the firefighters' relief and retirement fund in certain municipalities.

HB 2755 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the higher education fund, the management of investments of the permanent university fund, and the allocation and distribution of certain constitutional revenues to the University of Houston.

HB 2992 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the functions of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

HB 3017 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to public education and public school finance matters.

HB 3215 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to requirements regarding the withdrawal by certain insurers from the market for certain lines of insurance.

HB 3216 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the quarterly reporting of certain information regarding property and casualty insurance.

HB 3343 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of electricity demand response programs.

HB 3557 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/20/2015 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 20 2015 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the reporting of the seizure and forfeiture of contraband.

HB 3575 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to eligibility for supplemental financial assistance provided to certain grandparents.

HB 3589 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to placement of children with certain relatives or other designated caregivers.

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 3716 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 19 2015 6:01PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools notify the Texas Education Agency of student deaths.

HB 3896 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.

HB 4013 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Reynolds
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to studies on homeless veterans and youth.

HJR 17 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead.

HJR 18 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes, providing for the increase of the exemption amount in subsequent years to reflect inflation, and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of a disabled or elderly person to reflect the increased exemption amounts.

HJR 115 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to entitle the University of Houston to participate in the income and other benefits of the permanent university fund.

HR 393 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 1:46PM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Greater Houston Day at the State Capitol.

HR 528 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 9:14PM
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Harold V. Dutton Jr. on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

HR 561 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 8:31PM
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Indo-Americans of Greater Houston Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1512 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/16/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 16 2015 7:25PM
Caption: Commemorating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on April 13, 2015.

HR 1784 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 6:26PM
Caption: Welcoming R&B artist John Legend to the State Capitol.

HR 3426 Author: Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 11:21AM
Caption: In memory of Robert Wayne "Bob" Strauser of Austin.

Joint Author (23):
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 9 Author: Flynn | Otto | Alonzo | Turner, Sylvester | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 100 Author: Zerwas | Ashby | Otto | Turner, Sylvester | Clardy
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education.

HB 656 Author: Wu | Turner, Sylvester | Burkett
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 19 2015 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the payment of foster care costs.

HB 767 Author: Smith | Turner, Sylvester | Lucio III | Huberty | Sheffield
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

HB 1383 Author: Allen | Reynolds | Giddings | Turner, Sylvester | Farney
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.

HB 1483 Author: Zerwas | Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees.

HB 1541 Author: Burkett | Turner, Sylvester | Rose | King, Susan | Guillen
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

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 1891 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Farney | Turner, Sylvester | VanDeaver | Aycock
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to Texas community schools.

HB 1984 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Craddick | Oliveira | Turner, Sylvester | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee.

HB 2138 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Otto | Darby | Turner, Sylvester
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the online publication of information regarding campus expenditures made by junior college districts.

HB 2187 Author: Smith | Morrison | Cook | Turner, Sylvester | Phelan
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 3059 Author: Reynolds | Turner, Sylvester | Farrar | Wu
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Elections: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

HB 3074 Author: Springer | Cook | Turner, Sylvester | Klick | Wray
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/12/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment.

HB 3171 Author: Simpson | Turner, Sylvester | Dutton
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

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.

HR 133 Author: Giddings | Miles | Turner, Sylvester | Turner, Scott | Krause
Last Action: 01/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 15 2015 3:18PM
Caption: Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 760 Author: Reynolds | Turner, Sylvester | Miles | Deshotel
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 5:06PM
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1612 Author: Elkins | Giddings | Turner, Sylvester | Allen | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2015 12:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Brooke Demars on winning the African American National Spelling Bee Championships.

HR 1613 Author: Elkins | Giddings | Turner, Sylvester | Allen | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2015 12:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Jannah Collins on placing second at the African American National Spelling Bee Championships.

HR 1614 Author: Elkins | Giddings | Turner, Sylvester | Allen | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2015 12:17PM
Caption: Congratulating Zion Wren on placing third at the African American National Spelling Bee Championships.

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