Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Jeff Leach
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 70

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (48):
HB 610 Author: Leach
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to procedures for presenting certain evidence at placement review hearings in suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 611 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
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 612 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense.

HB 613 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to limitations on the rate of growth of appropriations for certain categories of spending.

HB 614 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the procedure for action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on an application for a water right.

HB 615 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to removing certain requirements for public school grade-level promotion that are based on satisfactory performance on state assessment instruments.

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 617 Author: Leach | Parker
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of American principles in the public school curriculum and instructional materials.

HB 618 Author: Leach
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain notices and information about certain releasees from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that are provided to or made accessible to criminal justice agencies and to notification of an executive clemency recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

HB 619 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth.

HB 620 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the first day of instruction at a public school.

HB 621 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.

HB 622 Author: Leach
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the applicability of project design and construction requirements to development corporations created by governmental entities subject to those requirements.

HB 623 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to remove directors of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 624 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

HB 1025 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HB 1068 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to including fetal development instruction as part of the health curriculum used in public schools in certain grade levels.

HB 1069 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to compliance with prohibitions regarding the use of common core state standards in public schools.

HB 1070 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to discrimination by a health care provider based on immunization status.

HB 1071 Author: Leach | Shaheen
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the alignment for the proposed Regional Outer Loop project in certain counties.

HB 1336 Author: Leach | Ortega | Krause | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to financial reporting by a school district regarding the costs associated with administering certain assessment instruments.

HB 1337 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a firefighter at the fire station to which the firefighter is assigned.

HB 1338 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1516 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a school district to excuse from school attendance a student who is exempt from the administration of a final examination.

HB 1517 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding.

HB 1518 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.

HB 1722 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to lobbying activities engaged in by state employees.

HB 1723 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain surplus state revenue for periodic reductions in the state sales and use tax rates.

HB 2038 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the consent required for the administration of prophylaxis to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum.

HB 2229 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

HB 2230 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report incidents of sexual assault.

HB 2385 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to benefits offered to purchasers by builders of new residences.

HB 3246 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and actions to be taken by an abortion provider to prevent coerced abortions and human trafficking.

HB 3247 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant.

HB 3248 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to prevention of coerced abortions and human trafficking; creating an offense.

HB 3249 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to persons who may be prosecuted for the offense of improper contact with a victim.

HB 3250 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

HB 3365 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to criteria for admission of students into public schools.

HB 4337 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: May 5 2017 10:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to remove directors of the North Texas Municipal Water District.

HJR 65 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the issuance of certain debt and the use of certain revenue for toll roads.

HR 112 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Recognizing that pornography is a public health hazard.

HR 147 Author: Leach
Last Action: 02/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 1 2017 4:42PM
Caption: Congratulating Sandy Spoonemore of Plano on being named Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2016.

HR 486 Author: Leach | Button | Koop
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2017 6:33PM
Caption: Congratulating Curtis Poovey on his appointment as chief of the Richardson Fire Department.

HR 487 Author: Leach
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2017 6:35PM
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas.

HR 811 Author: Leach | Laubenberg | Button | Shaheen | Sanford
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 27 2017 8:53PM
Caption: Honoring Caroline Carothers for her contributions as Miss Texas 2016.

HR 1316 Author: Leach | Laubenberg | Sanford | Shaheen | Holland
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2017 9:17PM
Caption: Commending U.S. Representative Sam Johnson for his leadership as a military officer and a legislator.

HR 1369 Author: Leach | Schaefer | Geren | Stickland | Krause
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:29PM
Caption: In memory of Madison James Rinaldi.

HR 2496 Author: Leach
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 11:03AM
Caption: Honoring the Morgan Foundation for its work to improve research on eating disorders.

Joint Author (22):
HB 45 Author: Flynn | Leach | Burkett | Parker | Laubenberg
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

HB 202 Author: González, Mary | Leach | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

HB 351 Author: Canales | White | Collier | Leach | Murr
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses and to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 375 Author: Stickland | Schaefer | Rinaldi | Leach
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

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 822 Author: Canales | Klick | Geren | Moody | Leach
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

HB 1434 Author: Simmons | Larson | Leach | Fallon
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.

HB 1525 Author: Krause | Leach | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to submarine veterans.

HB 2251 Author: Laubenberg | Leach | Shaheen | Holland | Sanford
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 2668 Author: Wray | Villalba | Leach
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a mechanic's or materialman's lien for retained funds under certain construction contracts.

HB 3065 Author: Deshotel | Villalba | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Workman | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision.

HB 3150 Author: Burns | Leach | Canales | Thierry
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a merchant allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete a theft education program.

HB 3426 Author: Laubenberg | Leach | Shaheen | Holland | Sanford
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of habitual toll violator remedies by certain toll project entities.

HB 3488 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Oliveira | Meyer | Parker | Leach
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to authorizing public benefit corporations.

HB 3819 Author: Howard | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper contact with a victim and to providing certain rights to a victim of a criminal offense and the victim's family regarding contact by an inmate or an inmate's representative.

HCR 91 Author: Laubenberg | Leach
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Granting Barbara Stegall permission to sue the Texas Municipal League, TML MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool, Inc., and UMR, Inc.

HR 191 Author: Sanford | Leach | White | Anchia | Dukes
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Recognizing the Armenian genocide.

HR 445 Author: Laubenberg | Leach | Shaheen | Fallon
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:16PM
Caption: Recognizing February 15-16, 2017, as Plano Legislative Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1128 Author: Laubenberg | Shaheen | Leach | Holland | Sanford
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Recognizing March 28 and 29, 2017, as Collin County Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1356 Author: Simmons | Shaheen | Leach | Sanford | Holland
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2017 5:50PM
Caption: Welcoming students from the Prestonwood Christian Academy Upper School to the State Capitol.

HR 1409 Author: Bohac | Leach
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 10:57AM
Caption: In memory of Barbara Diane Madden of Richardson.

HR 1464 Author: Raymond | Leach | Villalba | Krause | Neave
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2017 11:05AM
Caption: Honoring Tony Romo for his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

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