Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Pat Fallon
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/11/2017

Number of Bills: 67

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 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 6 Author: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Coauthor: Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows | Cain | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

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 8 Author: Capriglione | Elkins | Parker | Dale | Dean
Coauthor: Bohac | Button | Canales | Fallon | Goldman | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to cybersecurity for state agency information resources.

HB 18 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Roberts | Walle | Rose
Coauthor: Clardy | Fallon | Ortega | Phelan | Tinderholt
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee.

HB 20 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis | Howard | Walle
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Burrows | Collier | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects.

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 22 Author: Huberty | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Ken | Meyer | Bernal
Coauthor: Cain | Capriglione | Fallon | Kuempel | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school accountability.

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 31 Author: Larson
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of groundwater.

HB 45 Author: Flynn | Leach | Burkett | Parker | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Cain | Dale | Dean | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

HB 136 Author: Bell | Koop | Johnson, Jarvis | Israel | Villalba
Coauthor: Blanco | Canales | Dean | Fallon | Schaefer | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to inclusion of career and technology education in the mission of public education.

HB 200 Author: Burkett | Bailes | Laubenberg | Raney
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 298 Author: Larson
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Burrows | Fallon | Rinaldi
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed.

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 332 Author: Meyer
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Fallon | Israel
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of school district buildings as polling place locations.

HB 377 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Miller | Flynn | Arévalo
Coauthor: Cain | Faircloth | Fallon | Hefner | Keough | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates.

HB 424 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Coauthor: Cortez | Fallon | Hefner | Springer | Swanson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 497 Author: Rinaldi | Guillen | Schofield
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Fallon | Hefner | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises.

HB 500 Author: Geren | Johnson, Eric | Howard | King, Phil | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

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 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Coleman | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

HB 539 Author: VanDeaver | Bernal | Cosper | González, Mary | Sheffield
Coauthor: Blanco | Clardy | Fallon | Goldman | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 560 Author: Springer
Coauthor: Fallon
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a handgun and to certain related criminal offenses.

HB 577 Author: Workman | Shine | Dale | Isaac | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

HB 626 Author: Workman
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to late applications for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation.

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 844 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 852 Author: Parker | Shaheen | White | VanDeaver | Koop
Coauthor: Fallon | Farrar | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.

HB 855 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Simmons | Rodriguez, Justin | Button
Coauthor: Fallon | Minjarez | Springer
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund.

HB 1055 Author: Burkett
Coauthor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of certain licensing fees charged by state agencies.

HB 1184 Author: Bohac | Frank | Workman | Villalba | Zerwas
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Button | Cain | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

HB 1249 Author: Goldman
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of certain motor vehicles resembling emergency medical services vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1270 Author: Smithee | Blanco | Cyrier | Lucio III
Coauthor: Cain | Fallon | Schubert
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 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Coauthor: Bailes | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | Dale | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule.

HB 1291 Author: Geren | Price | Bonnen, Dennis | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac
Coauthor: Button | Fallon | Gooden | Leach | Schubert
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials and the inclusion of American principles in those materials and the public school curriculum.

HB 1333 Author: Isaac | Anderson, Rodney | Deshotel | VanDeaver | Lucio III
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Cain | Capriglione | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school accountability, including assessment of students and appraisal of teachers.

HB 1335 Author: Simmons | Isaac | Villalba
Coauthor: Cain | Dale | Fallon | Frank | Sanford | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages.

HB 1390 Author: Ashby | Cook | Springer | VanDeaver | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 1463 Author: Smithee | Villalba | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Fallon | Geren | Leach | Wray
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 1472 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Darby | King, Phil | Turner
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to investment by a public junior college district of public funds received from the management and development of mineral rights.

HB 1522 Author: White
Coauthor: Allen | Fallon
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a task force to coordinate and make recommendations on parent engagement and education programs provided by state agencies.

HB 1526 Author: King, Phil | Geren | Romero, Jr. | Davis, Sarah | Meyer
Coauthor: Button | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain state benefits to certain peace officers and certain active and retired employees of community supervision and corrections departments.

HB 1641 Author: Hefner | Miller | Blanco | Flynn | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
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 1692 Author: Hefner | Bonnen, Dennis | Dutton | Raymond | Huberty
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

HB 1774 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Lucio III | Parker | Frullo | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burns | Phelan | Lang | Metcalf
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Cain | Cyrier | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to certain unlicensed persons and to related regulatory provisions and criminal offenses.

HB 1944 Author: Murphy | Capriglione
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to captive insurance companies.

HB 2068 Author: Phillips | Wilson | White
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; authorizing and increasing criminal fines.

HB 2222 Author: Hunter | Herrero | King, Phil
Coauthor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

HB 2471 Author: Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting political contributions and political expenditures made by certain persons with public funds; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2492 Author: Frullo
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to domestic surplus lines insurers; authorizing and imposing a tax.

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 2615 Author: Goldman
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Fallon
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing of towing operators and vehicle storage facility employees by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 2899 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.

HB 3337 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to teach a driver education course.

HB 3376 Author: Holland
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to forms of notice that may be provided by the Department of Public Safety during certain enforcement proceedings and actions.

HB 3439 Author: Koop | Meyer | Deshotel | Bohac | Longoria
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Burkett | Cortez | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.

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 3735 Author: Frank
Coauthor: Fallon
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to an application for a new or amended water right submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3769 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel | Dale | Dutton | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students and reporting of educator misconduct; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 3956 Author: Geren | Bonnen, Dennis | Price | Kuempel | Paddie
Coauthor: Fallon | Frullo | Wray
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a privilege from disclosure to governmental units for certain evidence concerning sermons delivered by a religious leader.

HJR 39 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

HR 191 Author: Sanford | Leach | White | Anchia | Dukes
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Biedermann | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Recognizing the Armenian genocide.

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