Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Joe Deshotel
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 38

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (22):
HB 546 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limiting certain state-required assessment instruments administered to public school students in certain grades to assessments required by federal law.

HB 547 Author: Deshotel | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 548 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.

HB 1216 Author: Deshotel | Thierry
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to disclosure regarding the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 2431 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the participation of public state colleges in the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 2448 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the award of good conduct time to certain inmates.

HB 2460 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the board of commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County.

HB 2572 Author: Deshotel | Phelan
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain non-ERCOT areas.

HB 2741 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 28 2017 1:43PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of casino gaming in this state by licensed persons in certain areas of this state to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties.

HB 2936 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, including the authority to impose taxes.

HB 2952 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District of Jefferson County; providing clarification of existing authority with regard to the imposition of maintenance taxes.

HB 3065 Author: Deshotel | Villalba | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Workman | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision.

HB 3145 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the adoption and implementation of a recess policy by public school districts.

HB 3253 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to language acquisition for children less than eight years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing.

HB 3323 Author: Deshotel | Huberty
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of and improvements to the quality of the Texas Workforce Commission's subsidized child care program.

HB 3692 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/10/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to appraisal criteria for assessing performance of public school teachers.

HB 4021 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the financing of ports in the state.

HB 4315 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Beaumont Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds and impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HCR 106 Author: Deshotel | Perez | Faircloth | Roberts | Cain
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

HJR 90 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino games in certain areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming.

HR 543 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2017 5:29PM
Caption: Commending the Creative Corrections Education Foundation on its work.

HR 674 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:53PM
Caption: Congratulating Elandon Roberts on winning Super Bowl LI as a member of the New England Patriots.

Joint Author (16):
HB 515 Author: VanDeaver | Isaac | Deshotel | Ashby | Huberty
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1188 Author: Phelan | White | Deshotel | Meyer | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to three-point seat belts on buses that transport schoolchildren.

HB 1333 Author: Isaac | Anderson, Rodney | Deshotel | VanDeaver | Lucio III
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school accountability, including assessment of students and appraisal of teachers.

HB 1350 Author: Cain | Deshotel | Dutton
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk.

HB 1514 Author: Isaac | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Wilson | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the labeling of wine as originating from this state.

HB 1721 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Paul | Faircloth | Springer | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors.

HB 1870 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Thompson, Senfronia | White | Deshotel | Giddings
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to nonemergency medical transportation, shipping logistics, and coordination services for state agencies.

HB 1997 Author: Minjarez | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing a fee for certain pretrial diversion programs.

HB 2252 Author: Faircloth | Paul | Perez | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
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 3182 Author: Springer | Deshotel | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring the Parks and Wildlife Department to issue permits for the management of the wild mule deer population; requiring an occupational permit.

HB 3360 Author: Button | Deshotel | Villalba | Gooden | Faircloth
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 1:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

HB 3439 Author: Koop | Meyer | Deshotel | Bohac | Longoria
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a school district contract to partner with an open-enrollment charter school to operate a district campus.

HB 3679 Author: Isaac | Dale | Landgraf | Deshotel | Rodriguez, Eddie
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to signs informing motorists of facilities providing alternative fuels and electric vehicle charging stations.

HB 3854 Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | Martinez, "Mando" | Paddie | Bonnen, Dennis | Deshotel
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

HB 4014 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Laubenberg | Deshotel | Frank
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to new capital investment in the state.

HB 4236 Author: Isaac | Deshotel | Wu
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors.

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