Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Dennis Paul
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/19/2017

Number of Bills: 53

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 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 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 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 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 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 945 Author: Rinaldi | Keough
Coauthor: Landgraf | Laubenberg | Leach | Paul | Shaheen
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level.

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 989 Author: Frullo | Harless | Fallon
Coauthor: Paul
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.

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 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 1218 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Burkett | Farney | Flynn | Isaac | King, Phil | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to course content requirements for human sexuality instruction provided by a public school.

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 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 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 1556 Author: Miller, Rick
Coauthor: Paul | Rinaldi | Schaefer | Simpson | Turner, Scott | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 9 2015 4:28PM
Caption: Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

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 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 1901 Author: Krause | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Leach | Paul | Sanford | Turner, Scott | Zedler
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient.

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 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 2354 Author: Farney | Keffer
Coauthor: Dale | Paul
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to changing the date of the May uniform election.

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 3008 Author: Simmons | Keffer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Capriglione | Farney | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

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 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 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 3765 Author: Laubenberg
Coauthor: Burkett | Burrows | Flynn | Gonzales, Larry | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to consent to an abortion on a minor.

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.

HCR 85 Author: Wray | Geren | Flynn | Blanco | Miller, Rick
Coauthor: Crownover | Kacal | Minjarez | Paul | Price | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.

HJR 43 Author: Raymond | Bohac | Simmons | Zerwas | Martinez, "Mando"
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Rodney | Collier | Deshotel | Dukes | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine.

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.

HR 253 Author: Harless | Gonzales, Larry | Farney | Israel | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Bohac | Capriglione | Dale | Fletcher | Laubenberg | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 8:44AM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol.

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