Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. J. D. Sheffield
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/22/2017

Number of Bills: 51

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 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 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 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 72 Author: Goldman
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 02/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the sale or transfer of certain law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia.

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 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 277 Author: Ashby | Spitzer | Moody
Coauthor: Leach | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney.

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 384 Author: Spitzer | Murphy | Springer | Wray
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Hughes | Sanford | Sheffield | White, Molly
Last Action: 02/12/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 12 2015 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 399 Author: Harless
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years.

HB 401 Author: Harless
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 02/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 18 2015 12:06PM
Caption: Relating to certain fees deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing motor vehicle registration fees.

HB 408 Author: Turner, Chris | Keffer | Flynn | Martinez Fischer
Coauthor: Anchia | Ashby | Aycock | Blanco | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials.

HB 469 Author: Metcalf
Coauthor: Keough | Landgraf | Sheffield | Wray
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
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 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 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 646 Author: Collier
Coauthor: Blanco | Canales | Deshotel | Dutton | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of vapor products and cigarettes; creating offenses; authorizing fees.

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 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 1140 Author: Israel | White, James | King, Susan | Coleman | Stickland
Coauthor: Guillen | Howard | Lozano | Naishtat | Sheffield | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confinement of pregnant prisoners in county jails.

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 1180 Author: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Springer | Zerwas
Coauthor: Ashby | Aycock | Burns | Crownover | Darby | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain information included on a searchable database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website.

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 1474 Author: VanDeaver | Guillen | Bernal
Coauthor: Flynn | Sheffield
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the placement of money in the state instructional materials fund and payment of the instructional materials allotment.

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 1872 Author: Murphy | Spitzer | Springer | Simmons
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 1935 Author: King, Ken | Workman | Wray | Capriglione | Meyer
Coauthor: Anchia | Faircloth | Keffer | Landgraf | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts for one additional school year.

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 2204 Author: Thompson, Ed | Harless | Huberty
Coauthor: Faircloth | Kuempel | Sheffield | White, James | White, Molly
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to state support for assistance with payment of existing debt on certain bonds issued by school districts.

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 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 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 3917 Author: Klick | Darby | Rose | King, Susan
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program.

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 35 Author: Farney | Button | Springer | King, Ken
Coauthor: Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the cowboy hat as the official State Hat of Texas.

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 81 Author: Peña | Simpson
Coauthor: Frullo | Guillen | Sheffield | Thompson, Ed | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building.

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 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 48 Author: Harless
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes.

HJR 53 Author: Metcalf
Coauthor: Keough | Landgraf | Sheffield | Wray
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
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 241 Author: Guerra | Oliveira | Longoria | Martinez, "Mando" | Lucio III
Coauthor: Canales | Flynn | King, Tracy O. | Miller, Rick | Muñoz, Jr. | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 1:17PM
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine on its receipt of a grant from the United Health Foundation.

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