Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Chris Turner
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2017

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (68):
HB 519 Author: Turner | Anchia
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB 520 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense and providing penalties.

HB 578 Author: Turner | Capriglione | Bernal
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain leave policies for state employees.

HB 579 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to notice by a state agency regarding certain contracts for which the total value exceeds that of the initial contract.

HB 824 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period.

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 876 Author: Turner
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against certain forms of employment discrimination by state contractors; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 877 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.

HB 879 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prior approval of certain residential property insurance rates of certain insurers.

HB 924 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

HB 1129 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the restriction on participating in the primary election of more than one political party.

HB 1130 Author: Turner
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the implementation of photo voter identification requirements.

HB 1411 Author: Turner
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products to fund grants for local law enforcement mental health staff; imposing taxes.

HB 1497 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the study of certain municipal transit systems by The University of Texas at Arlington.

HB 1498 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance and repairs at institutions of higher education.

HB 1499 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for maintenance, renovation, and repair of certain state buildings.

HB 1811 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to hearings conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

HB 1940 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the use by the comptroller of public accounts of certain forms in connection with administration and enforcement of certain insurance premium tax laws.

HB 1941 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 1942 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.

HB 2321 Author: Turner | Howard | Giddings
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement programs and local initiative projects.

HB 2755 Author: Turner
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a governmental record; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2757 Author: Turner | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the donation of sick leave by state employees.

HB 3142 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB 3143 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to mental health professional staffing requirements at certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 3585 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to common admission application forms for institutions of higher education.

HB 3897 Author: Turner | Zedler
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 360 in Tarrant County as the Rosa Parks Memorial Parkway.

HB 3943 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Elections: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.

HB 3944 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Elections: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to volunteer deputy registrars; repealing a criminal offense.

HB 4049 Author: Turner | Collier
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to establishing an intergovernmental development corporation in certain counties to foster minority- or women-owned construction businesses.

HB 4167 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the processing and payment of claims for reimbursement by certain providers under the Medicaid program.

HB 4168 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for the court in permanency hearings for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services who are receiving transitional living services.

HCR 64 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Recognizing the important role of vaccinations in preventing meningococcal disease.

HCR 82 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Urging Congress to retain the tax exemption for municipal bonds.

HCR 128 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Apr 19 2017 8:11PM
Caption: Urging Congress to bar investments in Russia until investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections have been completed.

HJR 52 Author: Turner | Guillen
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with disabilities.

HJR 56 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage.

HR 319 Author: Turner
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2017 11:48AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Marcelo Cavazos of the Arlington Independent School District on his selection as 2016 Region 11 Superintendent of the Year.

HR 481 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2017 6:33PM
Caption: Congratulating Deputy Chief LaTesha Watson of the Arlington Police Department on being named to the 2016 list of "40 Under 40" law enforcement professionals by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

HR 489 Author: Turner | Anderson, Rodney | Alonzo | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2017 11:26PM
Caption: Honoring the Grand Prairie Unity Coalition on the occasion of its 12th annual Unity Fund-Raiser Banquet.

HR 681 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 10:25AM
Caption: Recognizing March 15, 2017, as Texas Charity Advocates Day at the State Capitol.

HR 735 Author: Turner
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 7:55PM
Caption: In memory of Char'dai Brey'an-Jenee Williams of Arlington.

HR 1129 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2017 4:15PM
Caption: In memory of Bobby Kenneth Steen of Grand Prairie.

HR 1130 Author: Turner
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2017 4:16PM
Caption: Commemorating the 29th Annual NAACP Grand Prairie Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet.

HR 1181 Author: Turner | Anderson, Rodney | Alonzo
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:38PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th Annual NAACP Grand Prairie Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet.

HR 1377 Author: Turner | Tinderholt | Krause | Stickland | Zedler
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 11:18AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Marcelo Cavazos on being named the 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards.

HR 1585 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 12:45PM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Michael Evans Sr. for his service on the Mansfield Independent School District Board of Trustees.

HR 1916 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 12:07PM
Caption: In memory of Barbara Bonnie Smith of Fort Worth.

HR 1937 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2017 12:02PM
Caption: Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Xi Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated in Arlington.

HR 1966 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2017 11:13AM
Caption: In memory of Robbi Boone of Canyon Lake.

HR 1968 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 9:20PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Norman Lee Robinson, senior pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington.

HR 2271 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Congratulating David and Susan Ward of Arlington on their 50th wedding anniversary.

HR 2288 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 2:15PM
Caption: Commending Kylie Calabrese for her service as legislative director in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 2342 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 9:56AM
Caption: Commending Cailey Hudson of Juan Seguin High School on her perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2343 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:29PM
Caption: Commending Ruston Laurence of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2344 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 9:55AM
Caption: Commending Jennifer McCoy of Juan Seguin High School on her perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2346 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:12PM
Caption: Commending Gregory Wilson of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2347 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:16PM
Caption: Commending Jayson Carraway of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2348 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:28PM
Caption: Commending Katelyn Jamieson of Juan Seguin High School on her perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2349 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:13PM
Caption: Commending Mike Jenkins of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2350 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 2:15PM
Caption: Commending Robert Krecklow of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2352 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 9:59AM
Caption: Commending Cathy Ownby of Juan Seguin High School on her perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2353 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:53PM
Caption: Commending Wesley Ownby of Juan Seguin High School on his perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2354 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:00PM
Caption: Commending Marla Wilkins of Juan Seguin High School on her perfect attendance during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 2375 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:53PM
Caption: Commending Hira Saleem on her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 2432 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 11:54AM
Caption: Commending Ian Slingsby for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 2440 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Commending Haley Entrop for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 2441 Author: Turner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 10:37AM
Caption: Commending Cheryl Hankamer for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

Joint Author (15):
HB 11 Author: Price | Turner | White | Bernal | Huberty
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students.

HB 13 Author: Price | Turner | White | Clardy | Moody
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a matching grant program to support community mental health programs for individuals experiencing mental illness and the coordination of certain behavioral health grants.

HB 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 371 Author: Howard | Capriglione | Turner
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist; creating a criminal offense.

HB 563 Author: Israel | Elkins | Capriglione | Turner
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported.

HB 1099 Author: Canales | Turner | Faircloth | Longoria | Metcalf
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a residential tenant's right to summon police or other emergency assistance.

HB 1472 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Darby | King, Phil | Turner
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to investment by a public junior college district of public funds received from the management and development of mineral rights.

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 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 2746 Author: Zedler | Turner
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 360 in Ellis and Tarrant Counties as the Senator Chris Harris Memorial Highway.

HB 2895 Author: Price | Turner | Clardy | Moody | Burkett
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education post mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 4237 Author: Moody | Coleman | Price | Lozano | Turner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.

HR 678 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Turner | Krause | Alonzo | Stickland
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:01PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Grand Prairie Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1912 Author: Wu | Turner | Vo | Howard | Anchia
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2017 11:46AM
Caption: Recognizing May 10, 2017, as Refugee Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

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