Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Cindy Burkett
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 61

HB 8 Author: Otto | Ashby
Coauthor: Burkett | Button | Murphy | Schubert | Villalba
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2015 2:59AM
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.

HB 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hunter | Longoria | Parker | Harless
Coauthor: Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Button | Cook | et al.
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 11 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Phillips | Oliveira | Lucio III | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 15 Author: Otto | Walle
Coauthor: Burkett
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/31/2015 S House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items.

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 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 76 Author: Israel | Harless | Morrison | Larson | Alvarado
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
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
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 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 183 Author: Dale | King, Phil | Parker | Geren | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.

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 326 Author: Wu | Fletcher | Moody | Riddle | Price
Coauthor: Burkett
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant.

HB 416 Author: Riddle | Clardy | Bohac | Miller, Rick | Cyrier
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking.

HB 562 Author: Leach | White, James | Bohac | Murr | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state.

HB 815 Author: Krause | Herrero | Lucio III | Fletcher
Coauthor: Bell | Bernal | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

HB 903 Author: Capriglione | Otto | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Meyer
Coauthor: Burkett | Cook | Goldman | Miller, Rick | Springer | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance.

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 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 1187 Author: Wray | Sheets | Dale | Miller, Rick | Smith
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.

HB 1196 Author: Turner, Scott | Zerwas | Laubenberg | Murphy | Lucio III
Coauthor: Bell | Burkett | Fallon | Fletcher | Hughes | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class.

HB 1218 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Burkett | Farney | Flynn | Isaac | King, Phil | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to course content requirements for human sexuality instruction provided by a public school.

HB 1227 Author: Anderson, Rodney | King, Susan | Bonnen, Dennis | Huberty | Lucio III
Coauthor: Burkett | Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Hughes | Sheets | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that a school district assess the physical fitness of students.

HB 1440 Author: Bell | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Meyer
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Ashby | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

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

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 1687 Author: Faircloth | Thompson, Ed | Deshotel | Hunter | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Keough | Koop | Morrison | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

HB 1690 Author: King, Phil | Bonnen, Dennis | Davis, Sarah | Sheets | Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.

HB 1839 Author: Israel | Rodriguez, Eddie | Naishtat
Coauthor: Bernal | Burkett | Dukes | Simmons
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.

HB 1928 Author: Lozano | Guerra | Rodriguez, Eddie
Coauthor: Burkett
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to franchise tax and insurance premium tax credits for investment in certain communities; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees.

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 2351 Author: Harless | Kuempel | Kacal | Geren
Coauthor: Anchia | Ashby | Aycock | Burkett | Cook | et al.
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 2562 Author: Sheets | Laubenberg | Farrar | Crownover | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the care and unlawful restraint of a dog.

HB 2794 Author: Farney | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense.

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 2924 Author: Landgraf
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Burns | Capriglione | Craddick | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information regarding Down syndrome.

HB 3008 Author: Simmons | Keffer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Capriglione | Farney | et al.
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
Coauthor: Ashby | Aycock | Burkett | Burrows | Clardy | et al.
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 3074 Author: Springer | Cook | Turner, Sylvester | Klick | Wray
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Bell | et al.
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 3369 Author: Paul | Miller, Rick | Schofield | Cyrier
Coauthor: Burkett | Harless | White, James | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to supervision of the conduct of a primary election; creating an offense.

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 66 Author: Simmons | Goldman | King, Phil | Naishtat | Anchia
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Flynn | Klick | Koop | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas.

HCR 104 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Coauthor: Burkett | Howard | Minjarez
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #txlege as the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature.

HCR 105 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Coauthor: Burkett | Minjarez
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #Texas as the official hashtag of Texas.

HCR 106 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Coauthor: Burkett | Minjarez
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #TexasToDo as the official state hashtag of Texas Tourism.

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 8 Author: Otto | Aycock | Darby | Pickett | Simmons
Coauthor: Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2015 2:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early.

HJR 79 Author: Workman | Keffer | Otto | Raymond | Guillen
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
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.

HJR 111 Author: Darby | Springer | Crownover | Simpson | Frank
Coauthor: Aycock | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

HJR 125 Author: Krause | Sanford | Schaefer
Coauthor: Burkett | Capriglione | Huberty | Hughes | Laubenberg | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion.

HR 175 Author: Sheets | Rinaldi | Fallon | Anderson, Rodney | Alonzo
Coauthor: Anchia | Burkett | Button | Collier | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 5:02PM
Caption: Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

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.

HR 2757 Author: Rinaldi | Villalba | Button | Sheets | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Koop | Meyer
Last Action: 05/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2015 2:30PM
Caption: In memory of Janine Foster Woody of Dallas.

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