Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Matt Krause
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 52

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 13 Author: Pickett | Phillips | Martinez, "Mando" | Simmons | Burkett
Coauthor: Button | Capriglione | Darby | Faircloth | Farney | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2015 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to categories of and funding allocation for transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities.

HB 20 Author: Simmons | Pickett | Burkett | Phillips | Goldman
Coauthor: Capriglione | Faircloth | Farney | Fletcher | Gonzales, Larry | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations.

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 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 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 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 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 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 195 Author: Stickland
Coauthor: Keough | Krause | Leach | Rinaldi | Shaheen | et al.
Last Action: 02/10/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 10 2015 11:34AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns; providing for the open carrying of handguns; removing the requirement that a person who may lawfully possess handguns obtain a Concealed Handgun License in order to carry a handgun lawfully in the state of Texas, and conforming changes.

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 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 549 Author: Johnson, Eric | Romero, Jr. | Stickland | Wu | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Bell | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding visitation periods for county jail prisoners.

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 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 635 Author: Price | Leach | Flynn | Burkett | Zerwas
Coauthor: Krause | Raney | Zedler
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the disposition of fetal remains.

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 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 975 Author: Geren | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheets | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Krause | Leach | Tinderholt
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/21/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1745 Author: Bell
Coauthor: Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.

HB 2114 Author: Murphy | Bohac | Harless | Villalba | Fallon
Coauthor: Burns | Faircloth | Krause | Phelan
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.

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 2718 Author: Parker | King, Susan | Rose | Villalba | Fallon
Coauthor: Capriglione | Krause | Lozano | Turner, Scott | Zerwas
Sponsor: Ellis
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance.

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 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 3414 Author: Frank
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 and health care and treatment decisions.

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 3602 Author: Bell | Springer
Coauthor: Elkins | Fallon | Flynn | Hughes | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender.

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.

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.

HJR 13 Author: Pickett | Otto | Harless | Parker | Davis, Yvonne
Coauthor: Capriglione | Clardy | Collier | Darby | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund.

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 111 Author: Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Krause | Stickland | Tinderholt | Zedler
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 2:23PM
Caption: Honoring the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees on its selection as 2014 Outstanding School Board by the Texas Association of School Administrators.

HR 164 Author: Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Collier | Krause | Stickland | Tinderholt | Zedler
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 2:20PM
Caption: Recognizing January 28, 2015, as Team Arlington Day at the State Capitol.

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 563 Author: Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Alonzo | Davis, Yvonne | Krause | Turner, Chris | Villalba | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 6:39PM
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Grand Prairie Day at the State Capitol.

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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