Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Byron Cook
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 52

HB 6 Author: Otto | Frank
Coauthor: Cook | Howard | White, James
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

HB 7 Author: Darby | Otto | Howard | Turner, Sylvester | Murr
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cook | Gonzales, Larry | Schubert | Sheffield
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
Coauthor: Blanco | Cook | Rodriguez, Justin | Villalba
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

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 12 Author: Longoria | Thompson, Senfronia | Phillips | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Canales | Cook
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the border prosecution unit.

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 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 100 Author: Zerwas | Ashby | Otto | Turner, Sylvester | Clardy
Coauthor: Alonzo | Canales | Cook | Crownover | Flynn | et al.
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 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 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 283 Author: Fallon | Márquez | Capriglione | Rodriguez, Eddie | Rinaldi
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Bohac | Burrows | Canales | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet.

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 505 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Workman | Smith | Dale
Coauthor: Canales | Cook | Springer
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll.

HB 565 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Sheets | Button
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Cook | Fallon | Hughes | Leach | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to powers of private toll project entities.

HB 750 Author: Frullo | Workman | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Cyrier | Bohac
Coauthor: Cook | Fallon | Kuempel
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a landowner's liability for certain aviation activities on or above the owner's land.

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 942 Author: Kacal | Morrison | Flynn | Keffer | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Burns | Cook | González, Mary | Guillen | Metcalf | et al.
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 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 1164 Author: VanDeaver | González, Mary | Guillen | Huberty
Coauthor: Cook | Israel | Sheffield
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to conduct a study to develop a writing assessment method for public school students and establish a pilot program to administer the assessment method developed.

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 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 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 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 2171 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Zedler | Miller, Rick | Collier
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg | Cook | Davis, Sarah | Geren | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult.

HB 2182 Author: Clardy | Kuempel | Faircloth
Coauthor: Cook | White, James
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the collection and refunding of certain fees and deposits by a county clerk or district clerk; increasing certain fees.

HB 2246 Author: Villalba | Harless | Lucio III | Johnson, Eric | Koop
Coauthor: Alonzo | Capriglione | Cook | Davis, Yvonne | Geren | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the restriction of certain intoxication offenders to the operation of a motor vehicle with an ignition interlock device in lieu of a license suspension.

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 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 2440 Author: Paddie | Larson | Kuempel | Rodriguez, Justin | Fletcher
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Bohac | Cook | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to transportation network companies; imposing and authorizing fees; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2474 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller, Rick | Blanco | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg | Cook | Davis, Sarah | Geren | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

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 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 3025 Author: Farney
Coauthor: Cook | Simmons
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

HB 3035 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Lucio III | Sheffield
Coauthor: Cook
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the provision of prescription drugs and other pharmacy benefits.

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 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 3366 Author: Sheffield | Miller, Rick | Guerra
Coauthor: Cook
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 3384 Author: Johnson, Eric
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Ashby | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of certain transfer students to general academic teaching institutions.

HB 3990 Author: Rose | Spitzer | Davis, Yvonne | Sheets | Giddings
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation.

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 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 61 Author: Ashby | Darby | Guillen | Bonnen, Dennis | Keffer
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.

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.

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