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

Number of Bills: 43

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (26):
HB 474 Author: Stephenson | Lozano
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees.

HB 572 Author: Stephenson | González, Mary
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

HB 756 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the name of a general-purpose political committee.

HB 835 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.

HB 1166 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1221 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway.

HB 1303 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Roy P. Benavidez Memorial Highway.

HB 1343 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts.

HB 1416 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing public retirement systems to study the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing certain pension revenue enhancement strategies.

HB 2212 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.

HB 2517 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of the land application of grit or grease trap waste.

HB 2647 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorized investments of public funds.

HB 2648 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity.

HB 2928 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity and the requirements for certificates of deposit or share certificates held as authorized investments for a governmental entity.

HB 3206 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the composition of the combative sports advisory board.

HB 4169 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Route 59 in Wharton County.

HB 4175 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Route 59 in Jackson County.

HB 4269 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 59 in Jackson County as the State Trooper Bill Davidson Memorial Highway.

HCR 38 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Urging Congress to abolish the current income-based system of taxation.

HCR 39 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.

HCR 74 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the sacrifice of U.S. Navy Seaman Johnnie David Hutchins during World War II and honoring his family.

HCR 76 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Roy Perez Benavidez.

HCR 79 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 05/20/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: May 20 2017 10:56AM
Caption: Urging Congress to abolish the current income based system of taxation.

HR 709 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 10:14PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Wharton County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 813 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2017 12:15PM
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2017, as Jackson County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2245 Author: Stephenson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2017 10:51AM
Caption: In memory of Texas State Trooper Bill Davidson.

Joint Author (17):
HB 545 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Phil | Stephenson | Johnson, Eric | Anchia
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the opportunity of certain patriotic societies to present information regarding the society to public school students during regular school hours.

HB 639 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Huberty | Kacal | Stephenson
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public schools for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career and technology programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career and technology programs.

HB 853 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a mental health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program.

HB 1107 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2017 6:42PM
Caption: Relating to county regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors.

HB 1170 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to advertise on personal property owned or leased by the county.

HB 1647 Author: Miller | Anchia | Stephenson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.

HB 1716 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to territory of county assistance districts.

HB 1815 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2017 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the power of counties to enact park use rules.

HB 2092 Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | Stephenson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of the land application of grease or grit trap waste.

HB 2319 Author: Paddie | Stephenson | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain overweight vehicles on highways; imposing a fee.

HB 2994 Author: Ashby | Clardy | Phillips | Stephenson | Blanco
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to workforce continuing education offered by public junior colleges.

HB 3409 Author: Lambert | Stephenson | Raymond | Stucky | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of services and resources to certain individuals by a state supported living center and to the creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services.

HB 3838 Author: Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.

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.

HJR 113 Author: Capriglione | Parker | Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository.

HR 193 Author: Button | Frullo | Stephenson | Sanford
Last Action: 02/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 1 2017 11:16AM
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as CPA Day at the State Capitol.

HR 450 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Stephenson | Miller
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:03PM
Caption: Recognizing March 8, 2017, as Fort Bend County Day at the State Capitol.

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