Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/10/2017

Number of Bills: 15

HB 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hunter | Longoria | Parker | Harless
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Hall | Bettencourt | Hinojosa
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 32 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Parker | Oliveira | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van
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 280 Author: Simmons | Capriglione
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas.

HB 315 Author: Raymond | Spitzer | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffines
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the issuance of "In God We Trust" specialty license plates.

HB 904 Author: Smith | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's sentence.

HB 910 Author: Phillips | Flynn | White, James | Riddle | Guillen
Sponsor: Estes
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Hall | Creighton
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 984 Author: Deshotel | Parker | Riddle | Keffer | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Perry | Taylor, Larry | Seliger | Birdwell | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 05/27/2015 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 1187 Author: Wray | Sheets | Dale | Miller, Rick | Smith
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
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 1212 Author: Price | Coleman | Naishtat | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the regulation and scheduling of certain substances.

HB 1417 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to peace officer identification cards.

HB 1690 Author: King, Phil | Bonnen, Dennis | Davis, Sarah | Sheets | Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
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 1992 Author: Zerwas | Clardy
Sponsor: Seliger
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | West
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2027 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Faircloth | Laubenberg | Fallon | Villalba
Sponsor: Hancock
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions.

HB 3067 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount that may be donated by contract by certain populous counties to crime stoppers or crime prevention organizations.

HB 3994 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | King, Phil | Krause | Simmons
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Campbell | Taylor, Van | Creighton | Huffines | et al.
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.

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