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

Number of Bills: 98

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (57):
HB 825 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

HB 826 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an annual report on the financial impact of undocumented immigrants on the state budget and economy.

HB 827 Author: Blanco | Minjarez | Cortez | Gutierrez | Miller
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.

HB 828 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for Vietnam veterans.

HB 829 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to leave for certain veterans returning to state employment.

HB 830 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to parental leave for certain state employees.

HB 864 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to designation of an employee within certain state agencies as a veterans liaison.

HB 865 Author: Blanco | Minjarez
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing a veterans services coordinator for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a veterans reentry dorm program for certain state jail defendants confined by the department.

HB 1042 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to student access to public school instructional materials and technology.

HB 1043 Author: Blanco
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a court order authorizing temporary care of a minor child.

HB 1044 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to mandatory spinal screenings for children in certain grades attending public or private schools.

HB 1192 Author: Blanco | Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields.

HB 1193 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the governance of certain housing authorities.

HB 1194 Author: Blanco | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to long-term care insurance for state employees.

HB 1202 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to a study on the effectiveness of Operation Secure Texas.

HB 1203 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain state agencies report on border security operations.

HB 1229 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transfer of a firearm to a person listed in the terrorist screening database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

HB 1230 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to franchise tax credits for businesses that employ veterans.

HB 1406 Author: Blanco
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe.

HB 1452 Author: Blanco | Lucio III | Gonzales, Larry | Capriglione | Elkins
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study regarding cyber attacks on election infrastructure.

HB 1604 Author: Blanco | Elkins | Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Lucio III
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirements for and approval of a state agency's information security plan.

HB 1605 Author: Blanco | Elkins | Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Lucio III
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Information Resources regarding cybersecurity.

HB 1623 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.

HB 1696 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans.

HB 1740 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of veterans treatment court programs, the expunction of arrest records and files for certain participants who successfully complete a program, and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for participants convicted of a misdemeanor; changing a fee.

HB 1801 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination regarding military service members and military veterans.

HB 1802 Author: Blanco | Flynn
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a community outreach campaign to increase awareness of veterans benefits and services.

HB 1803 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to information regarding private employers who have veteran's employment preference policies.

HB 1804 Author: Blanco | Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans.

HB 1835 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to fees charged to certain military personnel for taking an assessment instrument under the Texas Success Initiative.

HB 1973 Author: Blanco | Guillen | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members.

HB 2034 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm sales; creating an offense.

HB 2192 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to comprehensive information security assessments on state agency information resources and network systems and digital data storage and security.

HB 2302 Author: Blanco | Tinderholt
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test.

HB 2374 Author: Blanco | Pickett | Martinez, "Mando" | Raymond | Oliveira
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain federal funds for border infrastructure projects.

HB 2673 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the development of transferable degree or certificate program curricula for which qualified veterans or military service members may be awarded course credit based on military service.

HB 2834 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to posting the location of a polling place used in an election on the secretary of state's website.

HB 2835 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to days and hours for voting during the early voting period.

HB 2998 Author: Blanco | Geren | Gutierrez | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

HB 3032 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to the creation by the Texas Veterans Commission of a veteran suicide prevention action plan.

HB 3033 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.

HB 3034 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a waiver of certain licensing fees for military service members, military veterans, and their spouses.

HB 3035 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to state assistance for education employees uniform group health coverage.

HB 3039 Author: Blanco | Neave | Arévalo
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct by a member of the state military forces; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3041 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, extracurricular, and developmental activities of the employee's child.

HB 3556 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the mental health program for veterans.

HB 3837 Author: Blanco | Guillen
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the permanent fund supporting military and veterans exemptions to fund tuition and fee exemptions for children of veterans.

HB 4254 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to the hours per workweek implemented by the Department of Public Safety.

HB 4256 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of courts in criminal matters involving allegations of sexual assault by a member of the state military forces.

HB 4258 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to a study on mental health screening and treatment for certain inmates confined in county and municipal jails.

HB 4259 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to training and standards applicable to the confinement of a female prisoner having a mental illness.

HB 4262 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the expenditure of state money by a state agency for the purpose of border security.

HB 4263 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to the consideration of increased climate variability in the state hazard mitigation plan.

HB 4266 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to the consideration of increased climate variability in the state hazard mitigation plan.

HCR 98 Author: Blanco | Muñoz, Jr. | Raymond | Anchia
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Urging Congress and the president to reject the imposition of an import tax or border adjustment tax on trade with Mexico.

HJR 70 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans.

HR 484 Author: Blanco
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 1:35PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Joseph Ernest Torres of El Paso.

Joint Author (41):
HB 9 Author: Capriglione | Elkins | Blanco
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to cybercrime; creating criminal offenses.

HB 66 Author: Guillen | Blanco | Alonzo | Guerra
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to determining eligibility for a Texas Armed Services Scholarship and to the appointment by certain elected officials of students to receive that scholarship.

HB 106 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen | Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.

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 244 Author: Anchia | Blanco
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

HB 249 Author: Hernandez | Frank | Faircloth | Blanco
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to investigations of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation and to child protective services functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 257 Author: Hernandez | Flynn | Blanco | Bernal | Rodriguez, Justin
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 279 Author: Howard | Alvarado | Minjarez | Davis, Sarah | Blanco
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the women's health advisory committee.

HB 322 Author: Canales | Miller | Wilson | Shine | Blanco
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction and to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure.

HB 347 Author: Canales | Miller | Lucio III | Blanco
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.

HB 368 Author: Howard | Stickland | Israel | Miller | Blanco
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to allowing a person who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election for state and county officers to vote in the preceding primary elections.

HB 445 Author: Frank | Geren | Springer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain property for certain ad valorem tax incentives relating to wind-powered energy devices.

HB 493 Author: Perez | Button | Murphy | Clardy | Blanco
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.

HB 629 Author: Howard | Raney | Blanco
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to leave for certain veterans obtaining medical and mental health care.

HB 777 Author: Ashby | Bernal | Murphy | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 841 Author: Ortega | Blanco | Moody | González, Mary | Pickett
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB 1048 Author: Minjarez | Villalba | Roberts | Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

HB 1270 Author: Smithee | Blanco | Cyrier | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to excused absences from public school for the purpose of visiting a military recruitment center.

HB 1352 Author: Pickett | Ortega | Moody | Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

HB 1431 Author: Moody | Arévalo | Blanco
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

HB 1590 Author: Holland | Lozano | Miller | Blanco
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel dependents.

HB 1641 Author: Hefner | Miller | Blanco | Flynn | Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.

HB 1676 Author: White | Smithee | Blanco
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the capital appellate defense committee and the office of capital appellate defender.

HB 1912 Author: Cain | King, Phil | Wilson | Lambert | Blanco
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom award.

HB 1934 Author: Minjarez | Blanco | Cosper
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to temporary certification of an educator from outside the state who is the spouse of an active duty military service member.

HB 2007 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Cortez | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.

HB 2124 Author: Minjarez | Miller | Blanco
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the procedures for identifying and notifying relevant federal agencies about certain child abuse and neglect investigations.

HB 2141 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Zerwas | Schaefer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

HB 2189 Author: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

HB 2335 Author: Miller | Keough | Blanco | Wu
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to requiring evidence-based trauma training for certain attorneys, court-appointed volunteer advocates, child-care workers, and child protective services employees.

HB 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

HB 2698 Author: Neave | Hernandez | Blanco | Miller | Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day.

HB 2869 Author: Ortega | Pickett | González, Mary | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the salary of a bailiff in El Paso County.

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 3262 Author: Ortega | Pickett | Moody | González, Mary | Blanco
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities.

HB 3358 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Minjarez | Blanco
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to expedited licensing procedures for certain nurses who are military spouses.

HB 3766 Author: Lozano | Blanco
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4102 Author: Neave | González, Mary | Villalba | Minjarez | Blanco
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

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 31 Author: Howard | Stickland | Israel | Miller | Blanco
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.

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