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

Number of Bills: 56

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 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 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 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 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 352 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Metcalf | Kuempel | Riddle
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Thompson, Ed | Workman | Wray
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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 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 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 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 670 Author: Flynn | Bohac | Leach
Coauthor: Hughes | Metcalf | Murphy | Springer | Wray | 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 this state.

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 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 1110 Author: King, Phil | Burns | Huberty | Price | Phillips
Coauthor: Capriglione | Farney | Hughes | Metcalf | Miller, Rick | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.

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 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 1394 Author: Burns
Coauthor: Koop | Wray
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the composition, governance, and authority of a regional tollway authority that has or proposes to have projects located in counties that are not part of the authority.

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 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 1936 Author: Oliveira | Flynn | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Guerra | Walle
Coauthor: Collier | Farney | Wray
Last Action: 05/07/2015 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender.

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 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 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 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 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 3339 Author: Burkett | Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Bell | Burns | Cyrier | Hughes | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

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 3446 Author: Laubenberg | Burkett
Coauthor: Burrows | Capriglione | Flynn | Galindo | Gonzales, Larry | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform 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 3994 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | King, Phil | Krause | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

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 61 Author: Flynn | Simmons | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burkett | Burrows | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

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 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 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.

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 78 Author: Workman | Flynn | Frank
Coauthor: Murphy | Wray
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Considered in Calendars
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 impose fiscal restraints on the federal government.

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 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 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 825 Author: Kacal
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Gonzales, Larry | Keffer | King, Susan | et al.
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 9:18AM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas State Technical College.

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