Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ron Simmons
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/23/2017

Number of Bills: 53

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
HB 25 Author: Simmons | Larson | Laubenberg | Davis, Sarah | Fallon
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

HB 26 Author: Simmons | Gonzales, Larry | Stucky | Coleman
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 40 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.

HB 68 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services.

HB 149 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration.

HB 151 Author: Simmons | Schofield | Springer
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a proposition to approve the issuance of bonds or other debt.

HB 154 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits.

HB 433 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

HB 434 Author: Simmons | Workman | Bailes
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 514 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons.

HB 1023 Author: Simmons | Parker
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the commissioner of education to grant additional charters for certain open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1335 Author: Simmons | Isaac | Villalba
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for certain children with special needs and other educational disadvantages.

HB 1434 Author: Simmons | Larson | Leach | Fallon
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.

HB 1449 Author: Simmons | Workman | Paddie | Fallon
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

HB 1527 Author: Simmons | Parker | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

HB 1558 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to purchasing and contracting practices of coordinated county transportation authorities.

HB 1624 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of personal identifying information collected by certain airport governing boards.

HB 1853 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to certain projects.

HB 1859 Author: Simmons
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to certain rental-purchase agreements.

HB 2899 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.

HB 3115 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration and enforcement of the Private Security Act.

HB 3720 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the deposit of money received from the federal government and the authority of the comptroller concerning related funds and accounts.

HB 3825 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the application for federal highway and rail funds by a regional mobility authority.

HB 3826 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the approval by the Texas Department of Transportation of certain transportation projects of a regional mobility authority.

HB 3995 Author: Simmons | Pickett
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections and the imposition of replacement fees.

HB 4000 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

HB 4193 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a credit account program for students with disabilities.

HR 485 Author: Simmons | Parker | Fallon | Stucky
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:19PM
Caption: In memory of Lewisville City Council member Leroy Vaughn.

HR 641 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2017 8:52PM
Caption: Congratulating Frankie Sprabary on her receipt of an honorary diploma from Lewisville High School.

HR 670 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2017 7:42AM
Caption: Commending Nicole Jund, Beri Deister, Ashley Nichols, Shelby Dawson, and Becca Chagnon of Creek Valley Middle School in Carrollton for saving the life of a student during a medical emergency.

HR 700 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:42PM
Caption: Congratulating Brady Jones of Lewisville on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 1314 Author: Simmons
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:31PM
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2017, as Autism Awareness Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1356 Author: Simmons | Shaheen | Leach | Sanford | Holland
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2017 5:50PM
Caption: Welcoming students from the Prestonwood Christian Academy Upper School to the State Capitol.

Joint Author (20):
HB 23 Author: Huberty | Simmons | Fallon | Parker | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 28 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Springer | Longoria | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.

HB 456 Author: Metcalf | Simmons
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt.

HB 855 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Simmons | Rodriguez, Justin | Button
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund.

HB 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 1003 Author: Capriglione | Parker | Simmons | Button | Fallon
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to investment of public funds, including certain expenditures by public institutions of higher education and university systems that are eligible for certain tax credits.

HB 1556 Author: González, Mary | Frank | Cook | Giddings | Simmons
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1643 Author: Springer | Fallon | Simmons | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the operation of an unmanned aircraft and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

HB 1971 Author: Schaefer | Simmons
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2130 Author: Roberts | Dean | Simmons | Moody
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Education Agency regarding the statewide assessment program in relation to students in special education programs.

HB 2337 Author: Dutton | Bohac | Laubenberg | Simmons | Lucio III
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for an open-enrollment charter school based on the guaranteed level of state and local funds provided to school districts through the existing debt allotment.

HB 2409 Author: Raney | González, Mary | Simmons | Shine | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 2654 Author: Stucky | Parker | Simmons | Darby
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the personal liability of certain elected officials under local government programs to fund water and energy savings improvements through assessments.

HB 3021 Author: Phelan | Fallon | Simmons | Cain
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts.

HB 3238 Author: Nevárez | Simmons
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of unmanned aircrafts by political subdivisions.

HB 3239 Author: Fallon | Anderson, Rodney | Simmons
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests.

HB 3294 Author: Parker | Moody | Simmons | Stucky | Collier
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of events, including certain NASCAR events, to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HR 189 Author: Stucky | Parker | Simmons | Fallon
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 5:32PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Denton County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 544 Author: Parker | Simmons | Fallon
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 1:57PM
Caption: Commending the students from Lewisville ISD for their participation in the 2017 Literacy Education Day at the State Capitol.

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