Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Judith Zaffirini
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/22/2017

Number of Bills: 67

Sponsor (67):
HB 39 Author: Smithee | Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities.

HB 74 Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in certain rural areas.

HB 80 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Harless | Wu
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 229 Author: Guillen | Muñoz, Jr.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain surplus motor vehicles and other law enforcement equipment by the Texas Facilities Commission.

HB 388 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of protective orders issued in cases of family violence against persons who are subsequently confined or imprisoned.

HB 504 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating the second full week in September as Direct Support Professionals Week.

HB 679 Author: Turner, Sylvester | Reynolds | Giddings
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a study on homeless youth.

HB 716 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the certification of certain peace officers to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

HB 786 Author: Walle | King, Susan | Hernandez | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace.

HB 806 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/19/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to proof of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person.

HB 819 Author: Sheffield
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the definition of a public health nuisance; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1054 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to developmental education programs under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education.

HB 1190 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a federal law enforcement agency.

HB 1306 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of expenses incurred by court reporters in judicial districts composed of more than one county.

HB 1329 Author: Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the payment of costs incurred by the involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness.

HB 1337 Author: Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to requiring institutions and assisted living facilities to maintain guardianship orders of residents.

HB 1360 Author: Isaac
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from registration fees.

HB 1372 Author: Isaac | Cyrier
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Cotton Center Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 1422 Author: Lozano | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the restoration of expired eminent domain authority of certain rural rail transportation districts.

HB 1424 Author: Lozano | Wu | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to increasing penalties for defendants convicted of the manufacture or delivery of certain controlled substances.

HB 1428 Author: Raymond | Naishtat | Elkins
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the administration of housing funds set aside for persons with disabilities through the homebuyer assistance program.

HB 1430 Author: King, Susan
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of mental health in the public services endorsement on a public school diploma and in information about health science career pathways.

HB 1438 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to probate matters, including guardianships and other matters related to incapacitated persons.

HB 1464 Author: Raymond | King, Tracy O. | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the procedure for determining that certain land is no longer eligible for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land.

HB 1583 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/03/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges.

HB 1584 Author: Farias | Moody | Walle | Rodriguez, Justin | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license.

HB 1709 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the closing, abandoning, and vacating of a public road by a county; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 1807 Author: Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HB 1862 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of hospital and emergency medical services liens.

HB 1900 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Kacal | Cyrier | Moody | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 1902 Author: Howard | Isaac | Workman | Lucio III
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water.

HB 1912 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to employment of a statewide data coordinator in the Department of Information Resources.

HB 2007 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to fees imposed by a county for licensing a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard.

HB 2033 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to authorizing counties to require the submission of digital maps in connection with the county plat approval process.

HB 2035 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to regulation by certain alcohol-related businesses based on the amount of alcohol sold.

HB 2050 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/01/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to voter information provided by a voter registrar to the secretary of state.

HB 2063 Author: Oliveira
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the recording and effective date of certain documents relating to nonjudicial foreclosure sales.

HB 2067 Author: Oliveira
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the rescission or waiver of an acceleration of the maturity date of certain debt secured by a lien on real property.

HB 2119 Author: Lozano | Murr | Guillen
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 2121 Author: King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of obsolete laws governing county road systems in certain counties.

HB 2167 Author: Smith
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

HB 2171 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Zedler | Miller, Rick | Collier
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult.

HB 2401 Author: Isaac
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Crosswinds Municipal Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds for road projects.

HB 2468 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state real property from the Texas Department of Transportation to the City of Laredo.

HB 2588 Author: Naishtat | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to disclosures by nursing facilities and assisted living facilities regarding certification or classification to provide specialized care, treatment, or personal care services to residents with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and the authority of the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission to adopt rules defining those conditions; adding requirements for an occupational license.

HB 2598 Author: Kuempel | Ashby | Wray
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 2634 Author: Kuempel | Martinez, "Mando" | Smith | Kacal | Bell
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

HB 2665 Author: Moody
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a ward by certain relatives of the ward.

HB 2696 Author: Howard | Coleman | Collier | Klick | Price
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses.

HB 2710 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem to locate and represent a defendant in a suit to collect a delinquent ad valorem tax.

HB 2732 Author: Metcalf | Meyer
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to recovery of covered unemployment compensation debt through participation in the federal Treasury Offset Program.

HB 2775 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a petition filed in connection with an application for a place on the ballot.

HB 2789 Author: Raymond | Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to trauma-informed care training for certain employees of state supported living centers and intermediate care facilities.

HB 2794 Author: Farney | Thompson, Senfronia
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 2861 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to an optional procedure for the issuance of a permit by the City of Laredo for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles carrying cargo in Webb County; authorizing a fee.

HB 3136 Author: Naishtat
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the use of a small estate affidavit to distribute certain intestate estates.

HB 3283 Author: Zerwas | Harless
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/20/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to contributions and registrations for an anatomical gift registry; authorizing a fee.

HB 3291 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to transactions involving oil, gas, or condensate; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3424 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a study and report on the establishment of a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship.

HB 3438 Author: Riddle
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property.

HB 3439 Author: Riddle
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity.

HB 3615 Author: Isaac
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenues in certain municipalities.

HB 3680 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of reports and personal financial statements required to be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HB 3683 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the electronic filing of personal financial statements with the Texas Ethics Commission.

HCR 34 Author: Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/23/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing DPS to name the new crime lab in Laredo the Oscar "O. J." Hale Crime Lab.

HCR 47 Author: Lozano | Hunter
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 03/27/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating San Patricio County Judge Terry Simpson on being named the 2014 Newsmaker of the Year by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

HCR 77 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Redesignating Jim Hogg County as the official Vaquero Capital of Texas.

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