Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. R. D. "Bobby" Guerra
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/16/2017

Number of Bills: 44

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 13 Author: Price | Turner | White | Clardy | Moody
Coauthor: Canales | Guerra | Holland | Miller | Wu
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a matching grant program to support community mental health programs for individuals experiencing mental illness and the coordination of certain behavioral health grants.

HB 28 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Springer | Longoria | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.

HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 132 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Thierry | Rodriguez, Justin | Miller
Coauthor: Arévalo | Guerra | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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 281 Author: Howard | Guillen | Canales | Alvarado | Stickland
Coauthor: Blanco | Guerra | Minjarez | Neave | Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.

HB 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Burkett | Button | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 354 Author: Raney | Oliverson | Hefner | Lambert | Wray
Coauthor: González, Mary | Guerra | Minjarez | Romero, Jr. | Simmons | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools.

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 515 Author: VanDeaver | Isaac | Deshotel | Ashby | Huberty
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

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 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Coauthor: Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 810 Author: Parker | Springer | Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Dukes | Faircloth | Fallon | Geren | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1024 Author: Kacal | Frullo
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bonnen, Dennis | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 1133 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Price | Cook | Raymond
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

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 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 1296 Author: Frullo | Oliverson | Larson | Zerwas
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Guerra | Raney | Sheffield
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

HB 1407 Author: Sheffield | Paddie | Darby | Price | Bernal
Coauthor: Guerra | Springer
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

HB 1645 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Oliverson | Koop | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Bohac | Guerra | Landgraf | Leach | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain school districts to allow students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.

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 2130 Author: Roberts | Dean | Simmons | Moody
Coauthor: Guerra | Hinojosa, Gina
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Education Agency regarding the statewide assessment program in relation to students in special education programs.

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 2360 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield | Anderson, Rodney | Oliverson | Muñoz, Jr.
Coauthor: Frullo | Guerra
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan.

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 2425 Author: Price | Rose | Larson | Thompson, Senfronia | Oliverson
Coauthor: Guerra
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a hospital allow a patient to designate a caregiver to receive aftercare instruction regarding the patient.

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 2639 Author: Pickett | Zerwas | Raymond | Wray | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett | Button | Guerra | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.

HB 2684 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Holland
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Burrows | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority; waiving certain sovereign and governmental immunity.

HB 2697 Author: Price | Coleman | Springer | Fallon
Coauthor: Guerra | Israel | Krause | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to telemedicine and telehealth services.

HB 2766 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller | White | Raymond
Coauthor: Arévalo | Faircloth | Guerra | Guillen | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bell | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
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 3287 Author: Goldman | Geren | Guillen
Coauthor: Alonzo | Darby | Elkins | Faircloth | González, Mary | et al.
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers.

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 3593 Author: Bernal | Capriglione | Cortez | King, Phil | Bohac
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bonnen, Dennis | Guerra | Howard | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

HB 3606 Author: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 3772 Author: Button | Parker | Capriglione | Springer | Martinez, "Mando"
Coauthor: Blanco | Flynn | Gervin-Hawkins | Guerra | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

HB 3854 Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | Martinez, "Mando" | Paddie | Bonnen, Dennis | Deshotel
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Canales | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

HB 4237 Author: Moody | Coleman | Price | Lozano | Turner
Coauthor: Guerra | Israel | Neave
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.

HJR 99 Author: Parker | Raymond | Lambert | Longoria
Coauthor: Guerra
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.

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.

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