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

Number of Bills: 64

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 861 Author: Dale | King, Phil | Sheffield | Burkett | Frullo
Coauthor: Anchia | Capriglione | Fallon | Farney | Galindo | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor.

HB 871 Author: Tinderholt | Wu | Canales
Coauthor: Faircloth | Fallon | Huberty | Klick | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to fingerprints collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety from an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate and used for the department's image verification system.

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 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 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 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 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 1237 Author: Tinderholt | Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Blanco | Canales | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Hays and Travis Counties as the Lieutenant Clay Crabb Memorial Highway.

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 1592 Author: Frank | Capriglione | Isaac
Coauthor: Harless | Murphy | Parker | Simmons
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.

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 1839 Author: Israel | Rodriguez, Eddie | Naishtat
Coauthor: Bernal | Burkett | Dukes | Simmons
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authority for certain state employees to work flexible hours and to work from home or other authorized alternative work sites.

HB 1911 Author: Leach | Smithee | Shaheen | White, James | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Simmons
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions and certain state agencies.

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 2119 Author: Lozano | Murr | Guillen
Coauthor: Faircloth | Simmons
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to charitable organizations, including charitable organizations that may conduct prescribed burning.

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 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 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 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 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 2694 Author: Button | Márquez | Bohac | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Capriglione | Cyrier | Galindo | Herrero | et al.
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period.

HB 2794 Author: Farney | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Aycock | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a delayed birth certificate; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 94 Author: Burkett
Coauthor: Miller, Rick | Simmons
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to limiting the permissible uses of money appropriated from the economic stabilization fund.

HJR 125 Author: Krause | Sanford | Schaefer
Coauthor: Burkett | Capriglione | Huberty | Hughes | Laubenberg | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion.

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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