Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Juan Hinojosa
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/16/2017

Number of Bills: 11

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: West | Uresti | Lucio | Bettencourt | Burton | et al.
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 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Sponsor: Uresti
Cosponsor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Garcia
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 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Perry | Bettencourt | West | Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | et al.
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 150 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Guillen | Shine | Blanco
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Hinojosa | West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads.

HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

HB 1492 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Buckingham
Cosponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the National Museum of the Pacific War museum fund.

HB 1823 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Lucio | Rodríguez | Hinojosa | Uresti
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to properly recorded diacritical marks in vital statistics records, driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, and personal identification certificates.

HB 2252 Author: Faircloth | Paul | Perez | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

HB 2937 Author: Canales | Lozano | Longoria | Guerra | Lucio III
Sponsor: Lucio
Cosponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: Hinojosa
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.

HJR 21 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Guillen | Shine | Blanco
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/30/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

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