Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Jim Murphy
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/23/2017

Number of Bills: 76

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (44):
HB 382 Author: Murphy | Frank | Villalba | Wu | Raymond
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB 383 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to enhancing the penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.

HB 384 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to documentation of proof of identification for voting.

HB 385 Author: Murphy | Fallon
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain formula funding and dropped course restrictions for students enrolled in accelerated, affordable baccalaureate programs at public institutions of higher education.

HB 386 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 387 Author: Murphy | Parker | González, Mary | Schubert | Springer
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 388 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax.

HB 389 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the residence address of a person for purposes of a response to a confirmation notice sent by the voter registrar.

HB 467 Author: Murphy | Shine
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the guarantee of school district and charter district bonds by the permanent school fund.

HB 561 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain vehicles used for package delivery; authorizing a fee.

HB 801 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 802 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain postsecondary education and career opportunity information.

HB 1059 Author: Murphy | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Dutton | Wu
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the effective date of certain actions taken by the commissioner of education against school districts that exceed the equalized wealth level and to reattachment of property detached from a school district by the commissioner of education to achieve the equalized wealth level.

HB 1078 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1424 Author: Murphy | Workman
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1502 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Pensions: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to certain local public retirement systems.

HB 1585 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to including student input before the adoption of a major curriculum initiative by a school district.

HB 1674 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 1786 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the rate of interest on certain tax refunds.

HB 1944 Author: Murphy | Capriglione
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to captive insurance companies.

HB 1964 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants for submetered and nonsubmetered master metered water and wastewater services.

HB 2227 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to correct an ad valorem tax appraisal roll.

HB 2228 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.

HB 2235 Author: Murphy | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to accounting principles applicable to pension and other postemployment benefit expenses for electric utilities.

HB 2236 Author: Murphy | Turner | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads.

HB 2314 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to liability for interest if land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural or open-space land is sold or diverted to a different use.

HB 2689 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 23 2017 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to wage surveys for the determination of prevailing wage rates for certain contracts for public works.

HB 3086 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 28 2017 5:06PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 3335 Author: Murphy | Laubenberg
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

HB 3336 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to general obligation bonds issued by political subdivisions.

HB 3557 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations.

HB 3992 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax exemption for certain cooperatives with a member that has farmer-fruit grower members.

HB 4051 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the notice requirements for bills proposing the creation of or annexation of land to certain special purpose districts.

HB 4052 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain services performed by certain employees from the sales and use tax.

HB 4054 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to certain food items.

HB 4055 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

HCR 141 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Huffman | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.

HJR 34 Author: Murphy | Frank | Parker | Dutton
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property leased to certain schools organized and operated primarily for the purpose of engaging in educational functions.

HR 361 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:11PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Greater Houston Day at the State Capitol.

HR 751 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 9:14AM
Caption: Welcoming Irish minister Pat Breen to the Texas House of Representatives and celebrating the Texan-Irish relationship.

HR 802 Author: Murphy | Fallon | Miller
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 7:52PM
Caption: Commemorating St. Patrick's Day and honoring the contributions that individuals of Irish descent have made to the State of Texas.

HR 1198 Author: Murphy | Wu | Vo
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:29PM
Caption: Congratulating James and Leeshan Chuang Birney for their business success and commending them for their community service efforts in the Houston area.

HR 1210 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2017 5:59PM
Caption: In memory of Benjamin Vojtech Bohac of Houston.

HR 2275 Author: Murphy
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:46PM
Caption: In memory of Barbara Dunn Kuhl of Houston.

Joint Author (32):
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 43 Author: Flynn | Coleman | Murphy | Huberty | Walle
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

HB 148 Author: Schaefer | Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | Isaac | Moody
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs.

HB 207 Author: Springer | Cook | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Phil | Murphy
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.

HB 256 Author: Hernandez | Murphy | Bohac
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a city attorney to seek an injunction to abate a common nuisance under the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

HB 378 Author: Oliverson | Raney | Lozano | Murphy | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.

HB 428 Author: King, Phil | Phillips | Sanford | Murphy
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements of public institutions of higher education regarding student organization membership.

HB 455 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to participate by telephone conference call at a protest hearing by an appraisal review board.

HB 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 493 Author: Perez | Button | Murphy | Clardy | Blanco
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for the College Credit for Heroes program.

HB 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

HB 529 Author: Schofield | Murphy
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for certain persons.

HB 595 Author: Workman | Lucio III | Murphy | Bohac
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.

HB 599 Author: Schofield | Murphy
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the decrease of the rates of the franchise tax under certain circumstances and the expiration of that tax.

HB 771 Author: Schofield | Murphy | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a presidential elector to vote for the candidates for president and vice president who won the popular vote in this state for those offices.

HB 777 Author: Ashby | Bernal | Murphy | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 812 Author: Wu | Davis, Sarah | Murphy | Alvarado
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to standing in a roadway; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 885 Author: King, Ken | Murphy
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 1037 Author: Capriglione | Murphy | Workman | Meyer | Bohac
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student.

HB 1169 Author: Button | Murphy | Parker | Metcalf | Vo
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period.

HB 1228 Author: King, Phil | Murphy | Flynn
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the miscellaneous gross receipts tax on utility companies; decreasing the rates of the tax.

HB 1324 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Bohac
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to computation of state aid for a school district required to maintain an optional homestead exemption.

HB 1368 Author: Israel | Giddings | Murphy | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in an urban district.

HB 1927 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Perez | Vo | Farrar | Murphy
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an alert system for notification of the release of toxic chemicals by a manufacturing facility.

HB 1999 Author: Israel | Murphy | White | Moody | Arévalo
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a violation regarding the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor or the misrepresentation of age by a minor; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2249 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Murphy | Howard
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for and the transparency of epidemiological reports and immunization exemption information and reports.

HB 2358 Author: Metcalf | Bell | Keough | Perez | Murphy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to eligible voters in a confirmation election for a conservation and reclamation district.

HB 3172 Author: Button | Alvarado | Springer | Gooden | Murphy
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state incentives for economic development purposes.

HR 166 Author: Schofield | Bell | Zerwas | Vo | Murphy
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 6:30PM
Caption: Congratulating the Katy Independent School District on being ranked by Niche.com as one of the top school districts in the Houston area.

HR 2706 Author: Wu | Murphy
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 8:10AM
Caption: Commending Joan Buschor on her service as president of Super Neighborhood Council No. 20-Mid-West in Houston.

HR 2707 Author: Wu | Murphy
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 11:16AM
Caption: In memory of Hermann Buschor of Houston.

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