Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. John Kuempel
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 60

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (44):
HB 794 Author: Kuempel | Geren
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the designation of Business State Highway 123-B in Guadalupe County as the Texas Game Warden Teyran "Ty" Patterson Memorial Highway.

HB 874 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a charitable raffle ticket awarded as a bingo prize.

HB 1178 Author: Kuempel | Moody | Zerwas | Sheffield | Holland
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the punishment for burglary and theft involving controlled substances.

HB 1330 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount.

HB 1555 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of lottery tickets by certain wine and beer retailers.

HB 1610 Author: Kuempel | Geren | Martinez, "Mando" | Longoria
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of interested parties by business entities contracting with governmental entities or state agencies.

HB 1698 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician.

HB 1704 Author: Kuempel | Workman
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations.

HB 2095 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to transfer of a plumber's license number on the retirement or death of the plumber.

HB 2099 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the annexation of an unincorporated enclave by certain general-law municipalities.

HB 2100 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authority of certain general-law municipalities to annex an area without consent.

HB 2186 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the rates of the taxes imposed on the first sale of ale, malt liquor, and beer; reducing a tax rate.

HB 2188 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to taxes imposed on vinous liquor.

HB 2205 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a report of child abuse or neglect made by an employee of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2206 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/10/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the full investigation of certain reports of child abuse and neglect made to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2207 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures and fees for the deposit and safekeeping of wills.

HB 2508 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of tow truck companies, tow truck operators, vehicle storage facilities, and vehicle storage facility employees, the regulation of parking facilities and parking facility owners, and the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators.

HB 2531 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of disorderly conduct.

HB 2534 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain real estate sales, brokerage, and advertising activities, certain functions of the Texas Real Estate Commission, and the authorization of a ground lease with the Texas Facilities Commission to construct or maintain a building.

HB 2956 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 22 2017 4:14PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of outdoor advertising by the Texas Department of Transportation; creating an offense.

HB 3003 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain promotional activities by the holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

HB 3005 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to certain promotional activities on the premises of a retailer of alcoholic beverages.

HB 3101 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages on certain passenger buses; authorizing a fee.

HB 3125 Author: Kuempel | Gutierrez | Raymond | Dale | Herrero
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to charitable raffles conducted by the charitable foundations of certain professional sports teams.

HB 3306 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle towing, booting, and storage and to the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators.

HB 3307 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.

HB 3308 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to certain vehicle protection products.

HB 3309 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of temporary common worker employers.

HB 3332 Author: Kuempel | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

HB 3374 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the registration and regulation of certain communication access realtime translation providers; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 3404 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation and sale of certain trailers, including cargo and livestock trailers, and cargo and livestock trailers with living quarters.

HB 3583 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to operators of motor vehicles who use temporary disabled parking placards.

HB 3910 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Elections: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a political party's county executive committee hold open meetings.

HB 3911 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a trial court's instructions to a jury.

HB 3912 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Elections: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to automatic recounts of certain elections.

HB 3925 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of wagering through telephone, the Internet, or other approved electronic means on horse races and greyhound races under the pari-mutuel system of wagering; requiring a license to operate account wagering; requiring a fee.

HB 3926 Author: Kuempel | Thompson, Senfronia | Geren | King, Tracy O. | Larson
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of horse racing and greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering in connection with that racing.

HB 4007 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of health-related occupations transferred to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HJR 100 Author: Kuempel | Gutierrez
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/30/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment on professional sports team charitable foundations conducting charitable raffles.

HR 113 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2017 8:18PM
Caption: In memory of Jan Kennady of New Braunfels.

HR 403 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 6:34PM
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Texas Lottery.

HR 592 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:18PM
Caption: Recognizing February 2017 as Self-Care Awareness Month.

HR 2129 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 2:02PM
Caption: Recognizing November 2017 as Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Awareness Month.

HR 2616 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 7:48AM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2065.

Joint Author (16):
HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel | Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 421 Author: Rinaldi | Kuempel | Leach | Phelan | King, Phil
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship.

HB 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 1418 Author: Raymond | Kuempel | Anderson, Rodney | White
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of fantasy games; authorizing a civil penalty; requiring the registration of fantasy game operators; requiring a fee.

HB 1457 Author: Raymond | Kuempel | Anderson, Rodney | Herrero | White
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to fantasy sports contests.

HB 1875 Author: Elkins | Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of the Plains Junction Trail by adjoining landowners.

HB 1935 Author: Frullo | Dutton | Kuempel | Moody | Springer
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain knives; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2854 Author: Paddie | Herrero | Kuempel
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an authorization to trap, transport, and transplant certain white-tailed deer between certain sites.

HB 2855 Author: Paddie | Herrero | Larson | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the identification of breeder deer by use of microchip implants.

HB 3088 Author: Ortega | Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel | Giddings
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exemptions for certain residential property owners from the applicability of certain regulations of residential mortgage loan companies and residential mortgage loan originators.

HB 3219 Author: Biedermann | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Meyer Ranch Municipal Utility District of Comal County; affecting an existing limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 3340 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel | Herrero
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm safety and suicide prevention.

HB 3769 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 3956 Author: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

HB 4072 Author: Dukes | Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain industrialized housing and industrialized buildings.

HB 4349 Author: Cortez | Bernal | Larson | Rodriguez, Justin | Kuempel
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Alamo Management District; providing authority to issue bonds.

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