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

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 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 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 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 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 56 Author: Flynn | White | Springer | Guillen | Metcalf
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Keough | King, Ken | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.

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 65 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.

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 149 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Capriglione
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration.

HB 151 Author: Simmons | Schofield | Springer
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Paul | Stickland | Swanson | et al.
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

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 201 Author: Cook
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to disposition of fetal remains by a health care facility; imposing penalties.

HB 288 Author: Keough
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the early voting period.

HB 339 Author: Burrows | Landgraf | Springer | Kacal | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 384 Author: Murphy
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Dean
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to documentation of proof of identification for voting.

HB 388 Author: Murphy
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax.

HB 421 Author: Rinaldi | Kuempel | Leach | Phelan | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship.

HB 428 Author: King, Phil | Phillips | Sanford | Murphy
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | Dale | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership.

HB 433 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

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 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 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 611 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Dean | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 734 Author: Workman
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Dean
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the phasing out by 2027 of the ad valorem taxation by a school district of the tangible personal property a person owns that consists of inventory.

HB 771 Author: Schofield | Murphy | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a presidential elector to vote for the candidates for president and vice president who won the popular vote in this state for those offices.

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 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 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 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Coauthor: Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 921 Author: Kacal
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Oliverson | Raney
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding the immigration status of an arrested person and the enforcement of an immigration detainer.

HB 1113 Author: Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

HB 1267 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school or at a place of religious worship.

HB 1813 Author: Flynn | Keough | Paul | Burkett | Krause
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

HB 1923 Author: Krause | Sanford
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the protection of religious beliefs and moral convictions regarding marriage.

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 1992 Author: Pickett | Landgraf | Moody | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail.

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 2779 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination.

HB 2795 Author: Lang
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Flynn | Hefner | Huberty | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

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 2876 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the rights of wedding industry professionals and their employees in connection with the provision of goods, services, and facilities that would violate a sincerely held religious belief.

HB 2878 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service.

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 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 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 3571 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief.

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 3771 Author: Cook | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of abortion.

HB 3840 Author: Laubenberg | Israel
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 3856 Author: Rinaldi | Sanford | Fallon
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.

HCR 106 Author: Deshotel | Perez | Faircloth | Roberts | Cain
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Wu
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

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 146 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Howard | Oliverson | Sheffield | Zerwas
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 1:41PM
Caption: Recognizing January 22-28, 2017, as National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week.

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