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

Number of Bills: 46

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 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 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 110 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Hefner | Keough | Lang | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 1 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 113 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Coauthor: Cain | Faircloth | Geren | Lang | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 14 2017 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system; providing a civil penalty.

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 218 Author: Dale | Isaac | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Burkett | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

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 375 Author: Stickland | Schaefer | Rinaldi | Leach
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Isaac | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.

HB 382 Author: Murphy | Frank | Villalba | Wu | Raymond
Coauthor: Keough | Lang | Paul | Rinaldi
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB 393 Author: Stickland
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | Dale | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 407 Author: Tinderholt
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Lang | Stickland | Zedler
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to protection of the electric power transmission and distribution system.

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 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 478 Author: Israel | Laubenberg | Rinaldi | Gutierrez | Neave
Coauthor: Farrar | Lang | Raney
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals from a motor vehicle.

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 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 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 948 Author: Tinderholt
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting abortion and recognizing the rights, powers, and privileges of all unborn children at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth; affecting criminal offenses and penalties.

HB 1004 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Hefner | Johnson, Jarvis | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising.

HB 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Bell | Cortez | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

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 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 1195 Author: Swanson
Coauthor: Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to inclusion of a civics test in the graduation requirements for public high school students.

HB 1222 Author: Rinaldi
Coauthor: Cain | Lang
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee.

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 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 1362 Author: Shaheen
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Keough | Krause | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to state agency and local government regulation of the use of multi-occupancy private spaces.

HB 1620 Author: Sanford | Burkett | Miller | Minjarez
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Cain | Hefner | Lang | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a voluntary temporary caregiver program providing temporary care for children removed from their homes.

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 1805 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Biedermann | Flynn | Hefner | King, Phil | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 1819 Author: Springer | Dale | Canales | Moody | Capriglione
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Cook | Cyrier | Faircloth | Frullo | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.

HB 1912 Author: Cain | King, Phil | Wilson | Lambert | Blanco
Coauthor: Biedermann | Klick | Lang | Schaefer | Tinderholt
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Medal for the Defense of Freedom award.

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 2338 Author: Bell | Flynn | Miller | White | Schaefer
Coauthor: Biedermann | Keough | Lang | Leach | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Sovereignty Act.

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 2789 Author: White
Coauthor: Lang
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a study group to study state unfunded mandates that affect counties.

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 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 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 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.

HJR 34 Author: Murphy | Frank | Parker | Dutton
Coauthor: Biedermann | King, Phil | Klick | Lang | Laubenberg | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.

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.

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