Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Angie Chen Button
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 42

HB 5 Author: Otto | Burkett
Coauthor: Button | Schubert | Villalba
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies and programs.

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 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 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 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 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 134 Author: Simpson | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Burrows | Button | Fallon | Israel | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds.

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 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 481 Author: Stephenson
Coauthor: Button | Israel | King, Tracy O. | Miller, Rick | Sheffield | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 1301 in Wharton County as the Master Sergeant Mike C. Peña Memorial Highway.

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 572 Author: Burkett | Larson | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons | Fletcher
Coauthor: Button | Hughes | Leach | Sanford | Sheets | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional tollway authorities.

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 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 1246 Author: Koop
Coauthor: Button
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the methods of delivery for required financial statement forms sent to certain municipal officeholders and candidates for municipal office.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 4080 Author: Smithee | Flynn
Coauthor: Button | Price
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

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 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 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 21 Author: Burkett | Frank | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg | Isaac
Coauthor: Button | Hunter | King, Phil | Miller, Rick | Morrison
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

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.

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 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.

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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