Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. John T. Smithee
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/16/2017

Number of Bills: 56

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (50):
HB 34 Author: Smithee | Moody | Canales
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 1020 Author: Smithee | Farrar
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to volunteer practice by an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas.

HB 1021 Author: Smithee | Farrar
Last Action: 04/10/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to county law libraries.

HB 1073 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.

HB 1113 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

HB 1225 Author: Smithee | Howard | Price
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental health benefit plans.

HB 1227 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans.

HB 1243 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds.

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 1428 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1456 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain decisions under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

HB 1463 Author: Smithee | Villalba | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures for actions alleging failure to comply with certain standards to accommodate persons with disabilities.

HB 1487 Author: Smithee | Murr
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the security of courts and judges in the state.

HB 1618 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on the amount of supplemental payments that a person may agree to provide to a school district or any other entity on behalf of a school district under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 1635 Author: Smithee | Fallon
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.

HB 1691 Author: Smithee | King, Ken | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Frullo
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain rest areas on Interstate Highway 27 in Hale County as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest Areas.

HB 1759 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a county for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility or stadium or other athletic facility.

HB 1761 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court.

HB 2070 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain warranties for a new motor vehicle.

HB 2106 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 2770 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the declaration of a common nuisance involving a computer network or web address.

HB 2776 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the right of certain appellants to supersede a judgment or order on appeal.

HB 2783 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

HB 2873 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus in certain felony cases where the state agrees to relief.

HB 2891 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the medical authorization required to release protected health information in a health care liability claim.

HB 2892 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to guardianships; authorizing a fee.

HB 3127 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 3128 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance to stabilize long-term care premium rates.

HB 3133 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the use of in-custody informant testimony in a criminal trial.

HB 3134 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the electronic recording and admissibility of certain custodial interrogations.

HB 3149 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to confidentiality of reports and related information for a solvency examination of an insurance carrier.

HB 3154 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to creation, attachment, perfection, and enforcement of certain liens in the slaughtering of livestock.

HB 3199 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas.

HB 3202 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to registration statement and reporting requirements of insurers in an insurance holding company system.

HB 3372 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government.

HB 3631 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishing a guardianship compliance program.

HB 3867 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

HB 3868 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the vote to authorize background and criminal history checks on tenant applicants by a property owners' association.

HB 3870 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to required disclosures by certain health care facilities.

HCR 50 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 02/06/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 1, 2017.

HCR 68 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 04/05/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Will David Davis Sr. of Austin.

HCR 69 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 04/05/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Brenda Nation of Austin.

HCR 144 Author: Smithee | Price | King, Ken
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

HCR 146 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1691.

HJR 10 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

HJR 11 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for appellate judicial offices.

HJR 117 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the terms of office of certain judicial offices.

HR 4 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 01/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 11 2017 8:39PM
Caption: Adopting the rules of the House for the 85th Legislature.

HR 1174 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 29 2017 12:54PM
Caption: In memory of Ada "Kitty" Fenlaw.

HR 2725 Author: Smithee
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 10:37AM
Caption: In memory of K. Roger Williams of Amarillo.

Joint Author (6):
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 1753 Author: Farrar | Smithee | Neave
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.

HB 2640 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Smithee | Reynolds | Canales
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty for contempt of court.

HB 3054 Author: Herrero | Smithee | Collier
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 4239 Author: Muñoz, Jr. | Smithee
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of title insurance rates.

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