Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Valoree Swanson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 56

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (52):
HB 1049 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to prohibited acts regarding abortion for a physician or applicant for a medical license.

HB 1050 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes.

HB 1195 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to inclusion of a civics test in the graduation requirements for public high school students.

HB 1232 Author: Swanson | Guillen
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of tuition, fees, and other charges charged to students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 1316 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state money.

HB 1425 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that public and private institutions of higher education provide certain cost and employment opportunity data for degree programs.

HB 1485 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to academic freedom for public school teachers providing science instruction.

HB 1653 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 1706 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector and related procedures.

HB 1707 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to political party signs for a primary election.

HB 1754 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the placement and use of video cameras in certain self-contained classrooms or other settings providing special education services.

HB 1772 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 14 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.

HB 1773 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 14 2017 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to an election authorizing the issuance of bonds or an increase in taxes by a political subdivision.

HB 1792 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of an application for a low income housing tax credit.

HB 1945 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.

HB 2003 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed or holstered handguns in a courthouse by certain court clerks licensed to carry a handgun.

HB 2017 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to legislative review and approval of certain state agency rules.

HB 2348 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth, fetal death certificates, and the disposition of fetal remains; imposing administrative penalties.

HB 2349 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the filing of a fetal death certificate after an abortion.

HB 2380 Author: Swanson | White | Huberty | Oliverson | Clardy
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

HB 2391 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the order of candidate names on an election ballot.

HB 2808 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to preventing the commandeering of state resources by the federal government.

HB 2811 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the form of ballot propositions in an election seeking authorization for the issuance of school district bonds supported by property taxes.

HB 3006 Author: Swanson | Huberty | Schofield
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.

HB 3007 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 27 2017 3:21PM
Caption: Relating to temporary secure storage of weapons at public buildings; authorizing a fee.

HB 3435 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to signature verification on an early voting ballot voted by mail.

HB 3552 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the foster care payment rate for certain foster parents and the reimbursement of certain expenses for the foster parent; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3553 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to prohibited requests for or disclosures of information regarding certain child-care facility license holders' ownership, possession, use, or storage of a firearm or other weapon; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3555 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care.

HB 3558 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care.

HB 3559 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of foster parents and certain former foster children for expenses related to obtaining or renewing a driver's license and obtaining insurance.

HB 3562 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the foster parent of a foster child to take certain actions to protect the child from violence and kidnapping.

HB 3643 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the assistance of voters; increasing a penalty.

HB 3662 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of a voter; creating an offense.

HB 3666 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the recording of certain personal information of voters by election officials.

HB 3667 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of the statewide voter registration list.

HB 3678 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the registration and inspection periods for motor vehicles.

HB 3686 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of a voter at a polling place; creating an offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 3688 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain public buildings as polling place locations.

HB 4203 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to rights to certain benefits accrued in the Texas County and District Retirement System.

HB 4206 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to elimination of the requirement that a school district establish a local school health advisory council.

HB 4207 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the exemption from the sales and use tax on the sale of certain newspapers.

HB 4208 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to designating English as the official language of this state.

HB 4215 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to distracted driving collisions; creating an offense.

HB 4253 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to training requirements for foster parents.

HB 4255 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to training requirements for foster parents.

HB 4265 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to the early voting period.

HJR 71 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.

HJR 84 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for legislative review or approval of state agency rules.

HJR 122 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law.

HR 1939 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2017 1:47PM
Caption: Congratulating the Klein Oak High School color guard on winning its division title at the 2017 Winter Guard International World Championships.

HR 1974 Author: Swanson
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 7:38PM
Caption: In memory of William Lewis Black of Spring.

Joint Author (4):
HB 907 Author: Shaheen | Israel | Swanson
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the content and process for certain petitions.

HB 1366 Author: Cain | Swanson
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2017 4:01PM
Caption: Relating to the elimination of the taxing authority of certain county boards of education and boards of county school trustees.

HB 3674 Author: Roberts | Oliverson | Swanson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

HR 948 Author: Wu | Swanson
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2017 9:58AM
Caption: In memory of Captain William Dowling of the Houston Fire Department.

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