Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Carol Alvarado
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 51

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (29):
HB 80 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 108 Author: Alvarado | Button | Bernal | Paddie | Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 133 Author: Alvarado | Geren | Howard | Ashby | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the status, regulation, and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage; creating a criminal offense.

HB 232 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products for a limited period.

HB 913 Author: Alvarado | King, Phil | Koop | Moody | Phelan
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons.

HB 998 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of campaign finance reports required to be filed with the clerk of certain counties or municipalities.

HB 1087 Author: Alvarado | Minjarez | Villalba | Moody
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of bestiality.

HB 1093 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to petty cash funds for county welfare departments in certain populous counties.

HB 1094 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the sheriff's department civil service system in certain counties.

HB 1383 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.

HB 1737 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.

HB 1766 Author: Alvarado | Dale | Uresti, Tomas | Thierry
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent and the child support obligations of the parent whose rights were terminated.

HB 2023 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the labeling of genetically modified food; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2085 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.

HB 2404 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to reports of sexual assault made to public or private institutions of higher education.

HB 3187 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the campus sexual assault policy at a public institution of higher education.

HB 3188 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of civil works projects certain municipally owned water utilities may contract for in a fiscal year.

HB 3193 Author: Alvarado | King, Phil
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the relationship between public employers and fire and police employees.

HB 3195 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that each public institution of higher education develop and implement a strategic plan for the prevention of sexual assault and unplanned pregnancy.

HB 3493 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 3684 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to recommendations regarding instruction in public schools to prevent the use of e-cigarettes.

HB 3685 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the administration of the low income housing tax credit program by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 3881 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment.

HJR 55 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation.

HJR 110 Author: Alvarado | Coleman | Frullo | Johnson, Jarvis | Paul
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund.

HJR 111 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

HR 493 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2017 10:00PM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as University of Houston--Downtown Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1022 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Johnny Villarreal on his retirement from the Houston Fire Department.

HR 2609 Author: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 8:05AM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 968.

Joint Author (22):
HB 47 Author: Guillen | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the status and taxation of powdered alcohol as an alcoholic beverage.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah | Cook
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

HB 142 Author: Moody | Dale | Alvarado | Burkett | Neave
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

HB 279 Author: Howard | Alvarado | Minjarez | Davis, Sarah | Blanco
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee.

HB 281 Author: Howard | Guillen | Canales | Alvarado | Stickland
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.

HB 410 Author: Springer | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado | Button
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 524 Author: Villalba | Alvarado | Morrison, Geanie W. | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/10/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain offenses involving family violence; changing the eligibility for parole and mandatory supervision for those offenses.

HB 525 Author: Villalba | Alvarado | Morrison, Geanie W. | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to databases that contain information regarding certain violent offenses or filed protective orders.

HB 616 Author: Leach | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 646 Author: Lucio III | Alvarado
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to food and beverages available from a vending machine located on property used by a state agency.

HB 714 Author: Wu | Alvarado | Thierry | Elkins | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the civil prosecution of offenses involving certain municipal parking ordinances; authorizing a civil fine.

HB 812 Author: Wu | Davis, Sarah | Murphy | Alvarado
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to standing in a roadway; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 925 Author: Villalba | Capriglione | Anchia | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the booting of vehicles; imposing an administrative penalty; changing a fee.

HB 973 Author: Roberts | Keough | Walle | Alvarado | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 1368 Author: Israel | Giddings | Murphy | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in an urban district.

HB 1609 Author: Price | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 2285 Author: Thompson, Ed | Raney | Paul | Alvarado | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research and Education at the University of Houston.

HB 2334 Author: Oliverson | Wu | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the imposition of a criminal penalty for the violation of a rule adopted or order issued under the Flood Control and Insurance Act in certain counties.

HB 3172 Author: Button | Alvarado | Springer | Gooden | Murphy
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state incentives for economic development purposes.

HB 3260 Author: Button | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of the governor's university research initiative fund to support the commercialization of property derived from research at or through public institutions of higher education.

HB 3919 Author: Thierry | Alvarado | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2017 8:30PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones and to certain regulatory prohibitions applicable in those districts and zones.

HJR 86 Author: Button | Stephenson | Alvarado
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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