Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Phil Stephenson
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/23/2017

Number of Bills: 65

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 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 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 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 133 Author: Simpson | Flynn
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Canales | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 175 Author: Miller, Rick | Sheffield | Cyrier | Zerwas | Farias
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Guillen | Leach | Peña | Riddle | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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 325 Author: Wu
Coauthor: Anchia | Collier | Deshotel | Howard | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of 0.35 ounces or less of marihuana.

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 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 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 892 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Zedler | Coleman | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bernal | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees.

HB 900 Author: Isaac | Lucio III | Parker | Rodriguez, Eddie | Villalba
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Bell | Bohac | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a clarification of the law governing eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events trust fund.

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 946 Author: Workman | Frullo | Frank | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: King, Ken | Miller, Rick | Paul | Springer | Stephenson
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to painting and marking requirements for certain meteorological evaluation towers; creating an 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 984 Author: Deshotel | Parker | Riddle | Keffer | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Davis, Yvonne | Fallon | González, Mary | Guillen | Hernandez | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

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 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 1109 Author: White, James | Hughes | Raymond
Coauthor: Bohac | Burns | Faircloth | Frank | Murphy | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

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 1225 Author: Isaac | Harless
Coauthor: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of package store permit holders.

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 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 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 1473 Author: Bell | Howard | Klick | Keough
Coauthor: Simpson | Stephenson | White, Molly | Zedler
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents.

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 1885 Author: Bell | Klick | Coleman | Howard
Coauthor: Keough | Murphy | Phelan | Simpson | Spitzer | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1994 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Gonzales, Larry | Hunter | Kacal | Keffer | King, Susan | et al.
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning positions in a municipal police department.

HB 2089 Author: Darby | Harless | Gonzales, Larry | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Dale | Otto | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/28/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain occupational license fees and taxes.

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 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 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 2608 Author: Murphy
Coauthor: Schaefer | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal control of certain public retirement systems established for the benefit of municipal employees.

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 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 3699 Author: Simpson | Fallon
Coauthor: Klick | Paul | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/27/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

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 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 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.

HJR 111 Author: Darby | Springer | Crownover | Simpson | Frank
Coauthor: Aycock | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.

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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