Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Paul Workman
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/22/2017

Number of Bills: 44

HB 21 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 26 Author: Button | Rodriguez, Eddie | Ashby | Springer | Parker
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bernal | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HB 31 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Martinez Fischer | Parker | Krause | Oliveira
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate.

HB 32 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Parker | Oliveira | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates.

HB 37 Author: Cook | Geren | Harless | Oliveira | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
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 40 Author: Darby | Keffer | King, Phil | Thompson, Senfronia | Oliveira
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Aycock | Bell | et al.
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 80 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Harless | Wu
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Burkett | Button | et al.
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 82 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
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 115 Author: Dale | Aycock | Sheffield | White, Molly | Larson
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

HB 177 Author: Zedler | Flynn | Geren | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Zerwas
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cook | Elkins | Faircloth | Galindo | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

HB 193 Author: Murphy | Morrison | Pickett | King, Phil | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Burns | Burrows | Button | et al.
Last Action: 02/10/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 10 2015 11:34AM
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax.

HB 206 Author: Leach | Keffer | King, Phil | Ashby | Springer
Coauthor: Keough | Metcalf | Spitzer | Turner, Scott | Workman
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 352 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Metcalf | Kuempel | Riddle
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Thompson, Ed | Workman | Wray
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 418 Author: Wu | Allen | Harless | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett
Coauthor: Peña | Workman
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 483 Author: Capriglione | Fletcher | Flynn | Longoria | Parker
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Bohac | Burns | Fallon | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees.

HB 623 Author: Bell | Fletcher | Springer
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses.

HB 900 Author: Isaac | Lucio III | Parker | Rodriguez, Eddie | Villalba
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Bell | Bohac | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events trust fund.

HB 910 Author: Phillips | Flynn | White, James | Riddle | Guillen
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/13/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses.

HB 966 Author: Crownover | Flynn | Miller, Doug | Zerwas | Burkett
Coauthor: Aycock | Capriglione | Clardy | Cook | Fallon | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents.

HB 984 Author: Deshotel | Parker | Riddle | Keffer | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Davis, Yvonne | Fallon | González, Mary | Guillen | Hernandez | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 1043 Author: Bohac | Miller, Rick | Zerwas
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Craddick | Dale | Elkins | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

HB 1044 Author: Fallon | Turner, Scott | Parker | Simmons | Crownover
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 423 in Denton County as the U.S. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway.

HB 1208 Author: Bell | Leach | Simmons | Kacal | Romero, Jr.
Coauthor: Bohac | Deshotel | Villalba | Workman
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance.

HB 1278 Author: Hughes | Fletcher | Anderson, Rodney | Dutton | Herrero
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 1492 Author: Miller, Doug | Keffer | Phillips | Clardy | Sheets
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
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 1548 Author: Harless
Coauthor: Workman
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 1581 Author: Simpson
Coauthor: Frank | Stickland | White, James | Workman | Zedler
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain information to consumers regarding fluoride in drinking water.

HB 2053 Author: Farney | Craddick | Thompson, Senfronia | Burkett
Coauthor: Ashby | Capriglione | Cook | Kacal | King, Ken | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the protection of certain children who may be subject to child abuse or neglect through the operation of the child safety check alert list and training for law enforcement officers relating to the child safety check alert list.

HB 2186 Author: Cook | Harless | Coleman | Allen | Huberty
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools.

HB 2263 Author: Hughes | Geren | Oliveira | Davis, Yvonne
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

HB 2813 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Thompson, Senfronia | Frullo | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

HB 3130 Author: Farney | Morrison | Smithee | Burkett | Harless
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
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 3446 Author: Laubenberg | Burkett
Coauthor: Burrows | Capriglione | Flynn | Galindo | Gonzales, Larry | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform abortions.

HB 3567 Author: Sanford | Cook | Riddle | Lozano | Harless
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bell | et al.
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.

HB 3765 Author: Laubenberg
Coauthor: Burkett | Burrows | Flynn | Gonzales, Larry | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to consent to an abortion on a minor.

HB 3994 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | King, Phil | Krause | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 4105 Author: Bell | Fletcher | Springer
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage.

HCR 57 Author: Anchia | Craddick | Nevárez | Crownover | Darby
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports.

HCR 61 Author: Flynn | Simmons | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burkett | Burrows | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

HCR 63 Author: Wu | Darby | Keffer | Anchia | Lozano
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports.

HCR 114 Author: Johnson, Eric | Anchia | Meyer | Rose | Koop
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Operation Blue Shield initiative.

HJR 33 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
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 77 Author: Miller, Rick | Bohac | Zerwas | Fletcher | Huberty
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Left pending in committee
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 one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

HR 2154 Author: White, James
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Clardy | Hughes | Kacal | et al.
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 1:29PM
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Public Policy Foundation on the grand opening of its new headquarters.

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