Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Donna Howard
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/20/2017

Number of Bills: 37

HB 6 Author: Otto | Frank
Coauthor: Cook | Howard | White, James
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

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 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 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 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 392 Author: McClendon
Coauthor: Howard
Last Action: 04/20/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing an optional county fee for vehicle registration to fund certain transportation projects.

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 507 Author: Moody | Lucio III | Dutton | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a civil action to collect a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.

HB 537 Author: Anchia | Davis, Sarah | Israel | Coleman | González, Mary
Coauthor: Alonzo | Farrar | Howard | Lucio III | Rose | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.

HB 548 Author: Johnson, Eric | Elkins | Deshotel
Coauthor: Howard | Minjarez | Rose
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for state employment.

HB 550 Author: Price | Burkett | Gonzales, Larry | Raymond | Dutton
Coauthor: Howard | Keough
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees.

HB 767 Author: Smith | Turner, Sylvester | Lucio III | Huberty | Sheffield
Coauthor: Alvarado | Hernandez | Howard | King, Ken | Larson | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/21/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.

HB 817 Author: Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Anchia | Blanco | Farias | Hernandez | Howard | et al.
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 26 2015 4:54PM
Caption: Relating to the contingent establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.

HB 818 Author: Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Farias | Howard | Miles
Last Action: 02/26/2015 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 26 2015 4:54PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a health benefit exchange tailored to the needs of the state.

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 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 1100 Author: Johnson, Eric | Farney | Thompson, Senfronia | Zerwas | González, Mary
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 03/10/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a gold standard full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts.

HB 1140 Author: Israel | White, James | King, Susan | Coleman | Stickland
Coauthor: Guillen | Howard | Lozano | Naishtat | Sheffield | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confinement of pregnant prisoners in county jails.

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 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 1485 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Harless | Miles | Turner, Chris | Isaac
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Bernal | Canales | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program.

HB 1759 Author: Aycock | Otto | Márquez
Coauthor: Burrows | Capriglione | Howard | Hughes | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system.

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 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 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.

HCR 104 Author: Sheets | Anderson, Rodney | Canales | White, James | Wu
Coauthor: Burkett | Howard | Minjarez
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating #txlege as the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature.

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 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 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 100 Author: Flynn | Geren | Thompson, Senfronia | McClendon | Hughes
Coauthor: Howard | Phillips
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 8 2015 12:22PM
Caption: In memory of Julia Alexandra Bass, former journal clerk of the Texas House of Representatives.

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