Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/22/2017

Number of Bills: 20

Sponsor (20):
HB 21 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 177 Author: Zedler | Flynn | Geren | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Zerwas
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells.

HB 590 Author: Elkins | Lucio III | Button
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of research technology corporations for the development and commercialization of technologies owned by institutions of higher education or by certain medical centers with members that are institutions of higher education; providing for tax exemptions; providing a penalty.

HB 931 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to an individual's eligibility to receive unemployment compensation benefits on the individual's waiting period claim.

HB 1096 Author: Murphy | Laubenberg | King, Phil | Parker | Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the registrar.

HB 1114 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the authority with whom certain political committees must file reports of political contributions and expenditures.

HB 1277 Author: Ashby | Fallon | Guillen
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requirements for annexation of certain commercial or industrial areas by a general-law municipality.

HB 1378 Author: Flynn | Murphy | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of political subdivisions.

HB 1681 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county clerk to require an individual to present photo identification to file certain documents in certain counties.

HB 1879 Author: Smith
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to exemptions from continuing education requirements for certain county commissioners.

HB 2160 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the release of election judges' and clerks' contact information.

HB 2778 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the elections for which federal postcard applicant voters may be sent ballots by e-mail.

HB 2896 Author: Parker | Fallon
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to apportionment of certain receipts of a broadcaster under the franchise tax.

HB 2919 Author: Raney | Anchia | Darby | Murphy | Hughes
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an energy efficiency pilot program for state-owned buildings operated by the Texas Facilities Commission.

HB 3236 Author: Fletcher
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the extension of the portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Harris County designated as the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway.

HB 3364 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a judgment in an eviction suit.

HB 3951 Author: Huberty
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 1/1/16
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of persons to participate in an ad valorem tax sale of real property; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4206 Author: Riddle
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Dowdell Public Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HJR 64 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by or leased to or by a university research technology corporation.

HJR 77 Author: Miller, Rick | Bohac | Zerwas | Fletcher | Huberty
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/25/2015 S 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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