Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Kyle Biedermann
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/14/2017

Number of Bills: 71

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 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 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 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 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 93 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | Huberty | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a divorce on the ground of insupportability.

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 114 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Leach | Stickland | Tinderholt | White
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities funded by this state and submission of a zero-based budget by and performance of a financial audit of an agency undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 148 Author: Schaefer | Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | Isaac | Moody
Coauthor: Biedermann | Dale | Keough | King, Phil | Rinaldi | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.

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 286 Author: Rinaldi | Bohac | Landgraf
Coauthor: Biedermann | Capriglione | Keough | Stickland | Tinderholt
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level.

HB 303 Author: Pickett
Coauthor: Biedermann | Stickland | Tinderholt
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to repayment of money contributed by the Texas Department of Transportation or the Texas Transportation Commission for toll projects.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1029 Author: Zedler | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Keough
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Krause | Stickland | Swanson | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to informed consent to immunizations for children.

HB 1050 Author: Swanson
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Stickland | Tinderholt | White
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes.

HB 1070 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Keough | Krause | Stickland | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to discrimination by a health care provider based on immunization status.

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 1124 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Keough | Sanford | Stickland | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to claiming an exemption from required immunizations for public school students.

HB 1125 Author: White | Bernal
Coauthor: Biedermann | Canales | Stickland
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt.

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 1271 Author: Lang | Fallon | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Hefner | Israel | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to holding elections on uniform election dates.

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 1311 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Biedermann | Tinderholt
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on converting state highway lanes to tolled or other types of managed lanes.

HB 1344 Author: Cain | Lang | Keough | Bell
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Faircloth | Hefner | Isaac | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to protection for reporting the existence of certain immigration policies of a governmental entity.

HB 1348 Author: Cain | Villalba | Stickland | Collier
Coauthor: Biedermann | Faircloth | Keough | Leach | Lucio III | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to adopt or enforce a smoking ban on the premises of certain businesses.

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 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 1518 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Stickland | Tinderholt
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state highway fund for toll projects.

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 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 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 2063 Author: Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

HB 4090 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

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.

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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