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

Number of Bills: 60

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 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 82 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

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 177 Author: Zedler | Flynn | Geren | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Zerwas
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cook | Elkins | Faircloth | Galindo | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1155 Author: Alvarado | Gonzales, Larry | Button | Rodriguez, Eddie | Johnson, Eric
Coauthor: Bernal | Faircloth | Guillen | Lucio III | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

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 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 1318 Author: Button | Johnson, Eric | Springer | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Leach
Coauthor: Faircloth
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of presidential general election debates for distributions from a Major Events trust fund.

HB 1446 Author: Dale | Márquez | Herrero | Moody | Fallon
Coauthor: Faircloth | Minjarez
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses, compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses, and the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking.

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 1535 Author: Frullo | Huberty | Phelan | Deshotel | Otto
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Clardy | Faircloth | Farney | et al.
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to rates of and certificates of convenience and necessity for certain non-ERCOT electric utilities; authorizing a surcharge.

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 1829 Author: Thompson, Ed
Coauthor: Faircloth
Last Action: 05/15/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants.

HB 1830 Author: Kuempel | Flynn | Miller, Rick | Guillen
Coauthor: Faircloth
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms.

HB 1874 Author: Zerwas | Villalba | Kacal | Raney
Coauthor: Alvarado | Faircloth | White, James
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

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 1984 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Craddick | Oliveira | Turner, Sylvester | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Faircloth
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee.

HB 2096 Author: Button | Bonnen, Dennis | Gonzales, Larry | Martinez Fischer | Parker
Coauthor: Faircloth | Minjarez | Moody
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain multi-user data centers from the sales and use tax.

HB 2114 Author: Murphy | Bohac | Harless | Villalba | Fallon
Coauthor: Burns | Faircloth | Krause | Phelan
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax.

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 2185 Author: Clardy
Coauthor: Faircloth
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen.

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 2245 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Sheets | Hunter | Lucio III | Smith
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Phelan
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association.

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 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 2950 Author: Klick | Price | Fallon | Crownover
Coauthor: Faircloth
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

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 3184 Author: McClendon | Keough
Coauthor: Faircloth
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing fees.

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 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.

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 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 33 Author: Guillen | Larson | Keffer | Cook
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

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.

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