Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Valoree Swanson
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 11/22/2017

Number of Bills: 27

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 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 47 Author: Schofield | White | Laubenberg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Koop | Metcalf | Paul | et al.
Last Action: 08/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prevention of fraud in the conduct of early voting by mail; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

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 55 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Metcalf | Swanson
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the appraised value of a residence homestead and a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount.

HB 56 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Bohac | Metcalf | Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 63 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Flynn | Metcalf | Swanson
Last Action: 08/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of and municipal annexation by certain municipalities.

HB 69 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Swanson
Last Action: 08/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of and municipal annexation by certain municipalities.

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 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.

HB 296 Author: Stickland
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Keough | Lang | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Jul 25 2017 10:09AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

HJR 17 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Metcalf | Swanson
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the market value of a residence homestead and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount.

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