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

Number of Bills: 46

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (31):
HB 1033 Author: Burns | Dean
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a federal waiver to exempt public school students with significant cognitive disabilities from annual assessment requirements imposed by federal law.

HB 1034 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 1209 Author: Burns
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.

HB 1322 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 1339 Author: Burns
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 1570 Author: Burns
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

HB 1690 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to evaluating the performance of public school districts and campuses.

HB 2684 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Holland
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority; waiving certain sovereign and governmental immunity.

HB 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and forced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 2870 Author: Burns | Flynn
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from certain state and local governmental fees for active duty members of the Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard.

HB 2872 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority to issue an arrest warrant or citation for certain Class C misdemeanors committed by certain children on school property.

HB 3028 Author: Burns
Last Action: 04/10/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to groundwater ownership and rights.

HB 3030 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to a fiscal note statement regarding increased costs to counties and municipalities.

HB 3150 Author: Burns | Leach | Canales | Thierry
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a merchant allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete a theft education program.

HB 3497 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a groundwater conservation district's use of electronic fund transfers.

HB 3609 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administrative and civil consequences imposed by the Department of Public Safety.

HB 3642 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to a permit requirement for the land application of domestic septage.

HB 3644 Author: Burns
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the collection of soil monitoring samples from land application units where sewage sludge or domestic septage is applied.

HB 3663 Author: Burns | Kacal
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to marketing contracts and agricultural liens.

HB 3801 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

HB 3805 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to motor vehicle weight enforcement by certain weight enforcement officers.

HB 3807 Author: Burns
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of vehicles transporting agricultural products; authorizing a fee.

HB 3809 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35W in Johnson County as the Deputy Clifton Taylor Memorial Highway.

HB 4303 Author: Burns
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Prairie Ridge Municipal Management District No. 1 and to the correction of defined terms in the law governing the Joshua Farms Municipal Management District No. 1 and the law governing the Joshua Farms Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

HJR 73 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Shine | Cosper
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

HJR 109 Author: Burns
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing the voters to remove elected officials finally convicted of a felony from office by means of a recall election.

HR 562 Author: Burns
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2017 5:53PM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2017, as Texas FFA Day at the State Capitol.

HR 590 Author: Burns
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 2:44PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1381 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 1:45PM
Caption: Honoring the city of Keene.

HR 1395 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 1:53PM
Caption: Honoring the members of the Burleson Young Executives Alliance Class of 2017 on their visit to the State Capitol on April 12, 2017.

HR 1542 Author: Burns
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 1:09PM
Caption: In memory of Ervin Martin Koerth of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

Joint Author (15):
HB 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 657 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Burns
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to procedures for a student enrolled in a special education program who fails to perform satisfactorily on certain assessment instruments.

HB 799 Author: Murr | Springer | Wilson | Burns | Nevárez
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to conduct an inquest in certain counties.

HB 850 Author: Turner | Guillen | Geren | Sheffield | Burns
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions.

HB 981 Author: Wray | Price | Burns | Phelan
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burns | Phelan | Lang | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to certain unlicensed persons and to related regulatory provisions and criminal offenses.

HB 2065 Author: Phillips | Isaac | Burns | Wray
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to fines collected by a county or municipality from the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

HB 2556 Author: Holland | Burns | Ashby | Kacal
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appraisal required in connection with a bona fide offer to acquire real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 3063 Author: Kacal | Burns
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to agricultural liens.

HB 3441 Author: Holland | Burns
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 31 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Relating to compensation to a property owner for property acquired by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 3739 Author: Murr | Rose | Ashby | Guillen | Burns
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the distribution of the consolidated court cost.

HB 3901 Author: Metcalf | Burns
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to parental administrations for certain adults with intellectual disabilities and the prosecution of a related criminal offense.

HJR 39 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H 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.

HR 200 Author: Kacal | Price | King, Tracy O. | Burns | Murr
Last Action: 02/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 2 2017 9:50AM
Caption: Recognizing February 1, 2017, as Texas Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol and commemorating the 2017 Texas Farm Bureau Leadership Conference.

HR 398 Author: Frank | Burkett | Burns
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:14PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as CASA Day at the State Capitol.

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