Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Phil Stephenson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 64

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 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 23 Author: Huberty | Simmons | Fallon | Parker | Geren
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 25 Author: Simmons | Larson | Laubenberg | Davis, Sarah | Fallon
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Button | Leach | Oliverson | Parker | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

HB 35 Author: Cook | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 87 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Dean | Keough | Krause | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

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 144 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Keough | Krause | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic reporting requirements for an abortion facility.

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 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 434 Author: Simmons | Workman | Bailes
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

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 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 522 Author: Schofield | Shaheen
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 543 Author: Raney | Cook | Parker | Ashby | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector.

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 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 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 787 Author: Parker | Price | Frullo | Fallon | Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the security of the electric grid.

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 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 915 Author: Thompson, Ed | Muñoz, Jr. | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Frank | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 931 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Fallon
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burns | Elkins | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

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 1142 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Burrows | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

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 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 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 1415 Author: Klick | Howard | Darby | Coleman
Coauthor: Bell | Biedermann | Cain | Clardy | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1492 Author: Miller
Coauthor: Israel | Murr | Stephenson
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.

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 1936 Author: Springer | Cook | Capriglione | Burkett | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 1971 Author: Schaefer | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.

HB 2029 Author: Lozano | Thompson, Senfronia | Villalba
Coauthor: Huberty | King, Tracy O. | Landgraf | Laubenberg | Stephenson
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain commercial weighing or measuring devices from registration and inspection requirements.

HB 2189 Author: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

HB 2445 Author: Stucky | Darby | Craddick | Lucio III | Parker
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Button | Davis, Yvonne | Dean | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the imposition of hotel occupancy taxes by and the collection and use of certain tax revenue in certain municipalities and counties, including the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel and hotel and convention center projects; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

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 2589 Author: Button | Workman
Coauthor: Capriglione | Rinaldi | Stephenson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of tangible personal property held for sale at retail.

HB 2659 Author: Geren | Springer | Bailes | Fallon | Paddie
Coauthor: Ashby | Lambert | Schubert | Stephenson
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the distribution of universal service funds to certain small and rural incumbent local exchange companies.

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 2767 Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Coauthor: Stephenson
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the implementation of certain rules regarding public school accountability adopted by the commissioner of education or the Texas Education Agency.

HB 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and forced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

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 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 3332 Author: Kuempel | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Button | Cain | Flynn | Huberty | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

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 3587 Author: Zedler | Lozano | Sheffield | Canales
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Coleman | Collier | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

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 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 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 3886 Author: Oliverson | King, Ken | Nevárez | Burkett
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cosper | Guillen | Lambert | Stephenson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

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.

HJR 73 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Shine | Cosper
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cortez | Darby | Holland | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

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.

HR 603 Author: Anchia | Villalba | Israel | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Bernal | Goldman | Hinojosa, Gina | Koop | Stephenson | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Condemning recent acts of anti-Semitism in the United States.

HR 624 Author: Frullo | Burrows | Holland | King, Ken
Coauthor: Craddick | Darby | González, Mary | Lambert | Landgraf | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:32PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Texas Tech University System Day at the State Capitol.

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