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

Number of Bills: 54

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (38):
HB 971 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer early childhood education baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 972 Author: Giddings | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.

HB 975 Author: Giddings | Bernal
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit.

HB 976 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the sales tax for certain school art supplies during limited periods.

HB 1241 Author: Giddings | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to student success-based funding recommendations for certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 1388 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.

HB 1389 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to class size limits for prekindergarten classes in public schools.

HB 1500 Author: Giddings | Guillen
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the public school accountability system.

HB 1507 Author: Giddings | Hernandez
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the rights of certain defendants who successfully complete a term of community supervision.

HB 1508 Author: Giddings
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice to applicants to and enrollees in certain educational programs regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license.

HB 1671 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to child support funds recovered by the Title IV-D agency on behalf of a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1732 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a school district or open-enrollment charter school to report data regarding restraints administered to, complaints filed against, citations issued to, and arrests made of students.

HB 1842 Author: Giddings | Lucio III
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

HB 1972 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the model training curriculum and required training for certain school district peace officers and school resource officers.

HB 2159 Author: Giddings | White
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to school district grace period policies and the provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts.

HB 2223 Author: Giddings | White
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to developmental coursework offered by public institutions of higher education under the Texas Success Initiative.

HB 2224 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday.

HB 2616 Author: Giddings | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the discipline and behavior management of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three at a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2617 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to ownership and disposition of property and management of assets of an open-enrollment charter school for which the charter has been revoked, denied renewal, or surrendered.

HB 2619 Author: Giddings | Price | Johnson, Jarvis | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to grant programs to maintain peace officers' mental health and provide critical incident stress debriefing for certain officers.

HB 2794 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

HB 3108 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures for taking possession of a child and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3109 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3750 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to recruit young adults as foster parents.

HB 3761 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Board of Criminal Justice to the City of Dallas.

HB 4019 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 31 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to the collection of surcharges assessed under the driver responsibility program.

HCR 156 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/28/2017 H Filed
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1500.

HR 99 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 01/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 17 2017 6:48PM
Caption: Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 88th anniversary of his birth.

HR 359 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:47PM
Caption: Congratulating the DeSoto High School boys' and girls' track teams on winning the 2016 UIL 6A state championships.

HR 360 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:49PM
Caption: Congratulating the DeSoto High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2016 UIL 6A state championship.

HR 401 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 13 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Commemorating February 2017 as Black History Month.

HR 560 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2017 7:52AM
Caption: Commending Ann Williams, founder of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, for her contributions to dance and dance education.

HR 667 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 6:08PM
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2017, as The Links, Incorporated, Day at the State Capitol.

HR 668 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:55PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2017 African American Legislative Summit.

HR 867 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 9:00AM
Caption: Recognizing Jack and Jill of America for its work in behalf of youth.

HR 1163 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2017 6:02PM
Caption: In memory of Dallas civil rights activist Roy H. Williams.

HR 1511 Author: Giddings | Rose
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 10 2017 11:00PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Williams Chicken restaurants in North Texas.

HR 2606 Author: Giddings
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 9:13AM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2244.

Joint Author (16):
HB 374 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Arévalo | Bell | Thierry | Giddings
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students.

HB 430 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Giddings
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to outcomes-based funding for general academic teaching institutions.

HB 674 Author: Johnson, Eric | Giddings | Anchia | Collier | Hinojosa, Gina
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three from public school and to a positive behavior program for public schools.

HB 679 Author: Wu | Giddings | Dutton | Israel
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of a mechanical or physical restraint on a child during a judicial proceeding in the juvenile court.

HB 928 Author: White | Rose | Giddings | Neave
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to assisting certain children who are in foster care in the process of applying to institutions of higher education.

HB 932 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Wu | Giddings
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care.

HB 1237 Author: Lucio III | Giddings | Huberty | Koop
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program and to the repeal of the tech-prep program.

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 1556 Author: González, Mary | Frank | Cook | Giddings | Simmons
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1870 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Thompson, Senfronia | White | Deshotel | Giddings
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to nonemergency medical transportation, shipping logistics, and coordination services for state agencies.

HB 2321 Author: Turner | Howard | Giddings
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement programs and local initiative projects.

HB 3042 Author: Meyer | Burkett | Button | Koop | Giddings
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

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 3379 Author: Paddie | Giddings | Perez | Meyer
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the eligibility process for customer service benefits.

HR 921 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Gonzales, Larry | Zerwas | Longoria | Giddings
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2017 3:13PM
Caption: Honoring six nonprofit career development organizations for their commitment to strengthening the skills of Texas workers.

HR 1926 Author: Geren | Stucky | Giddings | Ashby
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2017 12:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Lee F. Jackson on his retirement as chancellor of the University of North Texas System.

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