Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Will Metcalf
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 63

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (39):
HB 52 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 14 2017 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration and the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning arrested persons and certain persons lawfully detained.

HB 77 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB 105 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of Internet access service from the sales and use tax.

HB 376 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HB 431 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a temporary justice of the peace.

HB 432 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue.

HB 455 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board.

HB 456 Author: Metcalf | Simmons
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt.

HB 479 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

HB 538 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes.

HB 540 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

HB 541 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HB 542 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the drug screening and testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the medical assistance program.

HB 968 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 969 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain real property.

HB 1327 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalty for intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter in certain circumstances.

HB 1565 Author: Metcalf | Flynn | Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for military service members and veterans.

HB 1567 Author: Metcalf | Flynn
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.

HB 1816 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

HB 1982 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 2134 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Trinity Lakes Municipal Utility District of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2317 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by an emergency communication district.

HB 2358 Author: Metcalf | Bell | Keough | Perez | Murphy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to eligible voters in a confirmation election for a conservation and reclamation district.

HB 2489 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to grants from the Department of Family and Protective Services to faith-based and charitable organizations that provide services to children and families.

HB 2759 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle sales tax paid by active duty members of the United States military and their spouses and submission of an affidavit asserting qualification for a tax on gift of a motor vehicle.

HB 3690 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.

HB 3901 Author: Metcalf | Burns
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to parental administrations for certain adults with intellectual disabilities and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

HB 4194 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status for certain facility-based physicians.

HB 4305 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to granting road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 4306 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to providing road powers to the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101; providing authority to issue bonds.

HCR 35 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Urging Congress to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to limit the types of food items eligible for purchase under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

HCR 44 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell | Darby | Flynn
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

HCR 107 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Urging appropriate state agencies to support the establishment of a veterans memorial in Conroe.

HJR 33 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HJR 41 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the use of unencumbered surplus state revenues to provide for a rebate of state franchise taxes.

HJR 42 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HR 317 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/07/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 7 2017 5:31PM
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2017, as 9-1-1 Day at the State Capitol.

HR 561 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 11:10AM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2017, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2601 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 10:37AM
Caption: Congratulating Benjamin Daniel Shackelford and Annie Avary on their wedding.

Joint Author (24):
HB 44 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HB 56 Author: Flynn | White | Springer | Guillen | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.

HB 83 Author: Flynn | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.

HB 85 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

HB 99 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 1 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition; creating a criminal offense.

HB 113 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 14 2017 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system; providing a civil penalty.

HB 131 Author: Krause | Metcalf | Ashby
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.

HB 150 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Guillen | Shine | Blanco
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads.

HB 167 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HB 170 Author: Lucio III | Metcalf | Guillen
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

HB 429 Author: Villalba | Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Geren
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of the person's status as a peace officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel.

HB 753 Author: Keough | Metcalf
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 758 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a religious organization to obtain a refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to the organization for use as an actual place of religious worship.

HB 966 Author: Huberty | Metcalf | Guillen | Workman
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB 1099 Author: Canales | Turner | Faircloth | Longoria | Metcalf
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a residential tenant's right to summon police or other emergency assistance.

HB 1169 Author: Button | Murphy | Parker | Metcalf | Vo
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burns | Phelan | Lang | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to certain unlicensed persons and to related regulatory provisions and criminal offenses.

HCR 26 Author: Keough | Schofield | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution.

HCR 129 Author: Bailes | Oliverson | Metcalf | Shine | Faircloth
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University.

HJR 17 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or less of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HJR 21 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Guillen | Shine | Blanco
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/30/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

HJR 26 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HJR 49 Author: Keough | Metcalf
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the refund of ad valorem taxes imposed on property leased to a religious organization for use as an actual place of religious worship.

HR 704 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Metcalf | Bell | Dale | Workman
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol.

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