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

Number of Bills: 48

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 10 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Muñoz, Jr. | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Blanco | Collier | Giddings | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

HB 12 Author: Price | Murr | Moody | Coleman | White
Coauthor: Blanco | Minjarez | Ortega | Reynolds | Rose
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system.

HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hinojosa, Gina | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

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 122 Author: Dutton | Rose | Johnson, Jarvis | Cook | Wu
Coauthor: Alonzo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Howard | Miller | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

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 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 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 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 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 391 Author: Howard | Bernal | Ortega
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Collier | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 451 Author: Moody | Thompson, Senfronia | Dale | King, Phil | Villalba
Coauthor: Blanco | Minjarez
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim.

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 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 683 Author: Wu | Phillips | Herrero | King, Phil | Hinojosa, Gina
Coauthor: Blanco
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possession or use of law enforcement identification, insignia, or vehicles in a municipality and the clarification of the offenses of false identification as a peace officer and misrepresentation of property.

HB 728 Author: Guerra | Cook | Bohac | Parker | Howard
Coauthor: Blanco | Muñoz, Jr. | Raney | Rodriguez, Justin
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment by the State Board of Education of an advanced computer science program for high school students.

HB 846 Author: Raney | Shine | Miller | Roberts | Guillen
Coauthor: Blanco | Cosper
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the implementation of student financial assistance programs for veterans and their families.

HB 1005 Author: Israel | Hernandez | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1036 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hernandez | Laubenberg | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Neave | Rodriguez, Eddie | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1076 Author: Oliverson | Howard | Sheffield | Meyer | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Blanco | Koop | Thierry
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students.

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 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1600 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Wu
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain mental health screenings under the Texas Health Steps program.

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 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 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 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 2895 Author: Price | Turner | Clardy | Moody | Burkett
Coauthor: Blanco | Neave | Wu
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education post mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

HB 3152 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Howard | Collier | Walle | Herrero
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

HB 3172 Author: Button | Alvarado | Springer | Gooden | Murphy
Coauthor: Bailes | Blanco | Faircloth | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state incentives for economic development purposes.

HB 3360 Author: Button | Deshotel | Villalba | Gooden | Faircloth
Coauthor: Bailes | Blanco | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | Perez
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 1:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

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 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Blanco | Canales | Hernandez | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

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 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.

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.

HR 220 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

HR 1025 Author: Canales | Keough | Nevárez | Guerra | Raymond
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bernal | Blanco | Cortez | Deshotel | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 8:19AM
Caption: Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico.

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