Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Carol Alvarado
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 28

HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

HB 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Bohac | Canales | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 73 Author: Guillen | Bernal
Coauthor: Alvarado | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 81 Author: Moody | Isaac | Dutton | White | Minjarez
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

HB 374 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Arévalo | Bell | Thierry | Giddings
Coauthor: Alvarado | Farrar | Geren | Gervin-Hawkins | Lambert | et al.
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 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 570 Author: Button | Fallon | Parker | Raymond | Koop
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 676 Author: Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Farrar | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

HB 1059 Author: Murphy | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Dutton | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Johnson, Jarvis | Miller | Thierry
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the effective date of certain actions taken by the commissioner of education against school districts that exceed the equalized wealth level and to reattachment of property detached from a school district by the commissioner of education to achieve the equalized wealth level.

HB 1324 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Bohac
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to computation of state aid for a school district required to maintain an optional homestead exemption.

HB 1326 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to including full-day prekindergarten student attendance in the determination of a district's weighted average daily attendance for purposes of complying with equalized wealth level requirements.

HB 1908 Author: Zerwas | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Cyrier | Darby | Davis, Sarah | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

HB 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Coauthor: Alvarado | Ashby | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2229 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Alvarado | Farrar
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

HB 2230 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide amnesty to students who report incidents of sexual assault.

HB 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
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 3375 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Alvarado
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to biennial projections of an equivalent equalized wealth level and equalized funding elements.

HB 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3529 Author: Capriglione | Alonzo | Springer
Coauthor: Alvarado | Fallon
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the comptroller's investment of certain money held outside the state treasury.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Blanco | Canales | Hernandez | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3893 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Alvarado | Wilson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the prescription of epinephrine auto-injectors to and administration of epinephrine auto-injectors in day-care centers; limiting liability.

HR 171 Author: Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 11:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women.

HR 220 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

HR 1025 Author: Canales | Keough | Nevárez | Guerra | Raymond
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bernal | Blanco | Cortez | Deshotel | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 8:19AM
Caption: Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico.

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