Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Gary Elkins
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 25

HB 1 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Raymond | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Clardy | Elkins | Fallon | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 08/07/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act on September 1, 2017.

HB 3 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

HB 4 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Raymond | Shine | Murphy | Darby
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 07/31/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.

HB 6 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bell
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 08/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 9 Author: Burkett | Davis, Sarah | Morrison, Geanie W. | Klick | Walle
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 08/01/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

HB 12 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Raymond | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 08/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.

HB 13 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Burkett | Springer | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 08/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 14 Author: Springer | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis | Capriglione
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 08/14/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 41 Author: Schofield | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Bohac | Elkins | Metcalf | Rinaldi | Swanson
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HB 46 Author: Simmons | Laubenberg | Springer
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.

HB 50 Author: Simmons | Clardy | Springer | Flynn | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by school districts.

HB 70 Author: Workman | Leach | Geren | Zedler | Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation.

HB 156 Author: Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Jul 20 2017 4:20PM
Caption: Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.

HB 164 Author: Workman | Isaac | Leach | Bell
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 07/24/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Jul 24 2017 2:58PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a permit by a political subdivision.

HB 171 Author: Goldman | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 07/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving and preemption of local regulation of the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle.

HB 184 Author: Goldman | Laubenberg | Bonnen, Dennis | Anderson, Rodney | Burkett
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 08/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prevention of fraud in the conduct of an election; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 188 Author: Bell | Workman
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 08/09/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limiting the applicability of municipal and county regulations affecting real property.

HB 191 Author: King, Phil | Guillen | Flynn | Parker | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 08/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.

HB 198 Author: Clardy
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 08/11/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on an average pay increase for classroom teachers, the creation of certain teacher designations, teacher retention, and a teacher quality allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 206 Author: Villalba
Coauthor: Biedermann | Button | Cain | Elkins | Fallon | et al.
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Jul 20 2017 4:20PM
Caption: Relating to a limit on local government expenditures.

HB 208 Author: Parker
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 08/12/2017 H Returned to committee: Aug 12 2017 8:09PM
Caption: Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and appropriations of constitutionally dedicated revenue.

HB 214 Author: Smithee | Phillips | Bonnen, Greg | Bonnen, Dennis | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 08/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for elective abortion.

HB 215 Author: Murphy | Guillen | Klick | Bonnen, Greg | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 08/16/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to reporting and certification requirements by certain physicians regarding certain abortions.

HB 253 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Elkins | et al.
Last Action: 08/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school finance, including the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.

HJR 31 Author: Shine | Darby | Burns | Ashby | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 08/09/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate unfunded costs and requirements on a municipality, county, or school district.

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