Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. James Frank
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/19/2017

Number of Bills: 45

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 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 114 Author: Flynn | Dale | Shaheen | Parker | Capriglione
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Fallon | Frank | Goldman | Hughes | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions.

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 335 Author: Thompson, Ed | Smithee | Bonnen, Greg | Keough | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Ashby | Clardy | Faircloth | Frank | Goldman | et al.
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

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 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 645 Author: Ashby | Cook | Guillen | Farney | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Burrows | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 681 Author: Sheets | Fallon | Johnson, Eric | Button | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Capriglione | Frank | Isaac | Krause | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes.

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 876 Author: Phelan | Otto | Springer
Coauthor: Faircloth | Frank | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 4 2015 5:45PM
Caption: Relating to the method of payment for regulated material purchased by a metal recycling entity.

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 937 Author: Fletcher | Burkett | Bohac | Flynn | Bell
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 1109 Author: White, James | Hughes | Raymond
Coauthor: Bohac | Burns | Faircloth | Frank | Murphy | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

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 1199 Author: Simpson | Oliveira | Keffer | Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burrows | Canales | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
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
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burrows | Canales | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
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 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 1370 Author: Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bohac | Button | Dale | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

HB 1435 Author: Smithee | Tinderholt | Hughes | Burrows | Flynn
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 19 2015 2:53PM
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

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 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 1648 Author: White, Molly | Klick | Fletcher | Flynn | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

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 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 2531 Author: Krause | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2015 4:36PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.

HB 2774 Author: Smithee | Murr | Cook | Farney
Coauthor: Frank | Hughes | King, Phil | Schubert | Sheffield | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the annual state salary supplement for certain county judges.

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 2949 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Capriglione | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Relating to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense.

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 3171 Author: Simpson | Turner, Sylvester | Dutton
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Canales | Coleman | Deshotel | et al.
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 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 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 36 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Geren | Laubenberg | Parker
Coauthor: Frank | Krause | Leach | Miller, Rick | Raney | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2015 S Received from the House
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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 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.

HJR 41 Author: Springer | Guillen | King, Ken | Price | Phillips
Coauthor: Burrows | Craddick | Darby | Frank | Huberty | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties.

HJR 91 Author: Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bohac | Button | Dale | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 24 2015 6:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund.

Texas Legislature Online - Report