Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. John T. Smithee
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 37

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 3904 Author: Schubert | Ashby | Nevárez | Springer | Clardy
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

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 1228 Author: Clardy | Lambert | Gooden | King, Phil | Howard
Coauthor: Alonzo | Bell | Burrows | Cain | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:27PM
Caption: In memory of former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jack Pope Jr.

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