Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Rafael Anchia
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 40

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

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 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 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 116 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain pre-suit discovery in connection with a claim involving injury to or death of a minor.

HB 143 Author: Israel
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
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 283 Author: Herrero | Hunter | Price | Cortez
Coauthor: Anchia | Blanco | Perez | Rodriguez, Justin
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.

HB 304 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III | Rodriguez, Justin
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability for bullying of a child.

HB 305 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

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 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards.

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 624 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Anchia | Ortega
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

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 792 Author: Capriglione | Canales
Coauthor: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Dean | Goldman | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

HB 793 Author: Capriglione | Clardy | Israel | Canales
Coauthor: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Krause | Leach
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the public information law.

HB 971 Author: Giddings
Coauthor: Anchia
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 990 Author: Minjarez | Lucio III
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Gervin-Hawkins | Ortega | Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of corporal punishment as a method of student discipline.

HB 1156 Author: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Returned to committee: May 1 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

HB 1169 Author: Button | Murphy | Parker | Metcalf | Vo
Coauthor: Anchia | Bailes | Johnson, Jarvis | Martinez, "Mando" | Phelan | et al.
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 1258 Author: Clardy | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Holland
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to information publicly available in a state court document database; authorizing a fee.

HB 1414 Author: Cortez | Arévalo | Gutierrez | Perez | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Blanco | Israel | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voting procedures for certain federal postcard applicants and military personnel serving overseas.

HB 1457 Author: Raymond | Kuempel | Anderson, Rodney | Herrero | White
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Cyrier | Phelan | Villalba
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to fantasy sports contests.

HB 1511 Author: Thierry | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Canales | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system.

HB 1583 Author: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Coauthor: Anchia | Farrar | Flynn | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

HB 1729 Author: Neave | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Gervin-Hawkins | Giddings | et al.
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 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.

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 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 2159 Author: Giddings | White
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Cosper | et al.
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 2235 Author: Murphy | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Goldman | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities.

HB 2409 Author: Raney | González, Mary | Simmons | Shine | Romero, Jr.
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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 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 2616 Author: Giddings | Johnson, Eric
Coauthor: Anchia | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Eddie | Wu
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 2702 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Anchia | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | Reynolds | Rose | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses and the confinement or release of those individuals prior to prosecution.

HB 2720 Author: Shine
Coauthor: Anchia | Capriglione | Cosper | Miller | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the location of a polling place.

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 3904 Author: Schubert | Ashby | Nevárez | Springer | Clardy
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

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