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

Number of Bills: 76

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (24):
HB 1 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Meeting cancelled
Caption: General Appropriations Bill.

HB 2 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations.

HB 934 Author: Zerwas | Miller
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation.

HB 935 Author: Zerwas | Darby | Kacal | Longoria | Price
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to emergency medical air transportation funding.

HB 1331 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 224; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 1908 Author: Zerwas | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Howard
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; providing penalties.

HB 2525 Author: Zerwas | Oliverson | Parker
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants.

HB 2546 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to completion of work status reports by a physician assistant under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2548 Author: Zerwas | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and ordering of Schedule II controlled substances by certain physician assistants.

HB 3838 Author: Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.

HB 3849 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes.

HB 3850 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters; authorizing a fee.

HB 3888 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of a restrictive covenant on property used as an assisted living facility.

HB 4277 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 50; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 4285 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 4289 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the compensation of and reimbursement of expenses of the directors of the Aliana Management District.

HB 4292 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Management District No. 1; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

HB 4320 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4346 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: May 1 2017 6:26PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of County Court at Law No. 6 of Fort Bend County.

HCR 108 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Directing the comptroller of public accounts to reduce the amounts of certain revenue that would otherwise be deposited to the state highway fund for the 2018 and 2019 state fiscal years.

HR 282 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 12:19PM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Community College Day at the State Capitol.

HR 889 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 12:59PM
Caption: Recognizing March 28, 2017, as American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1351 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:42PM
Caption: Commending Dr. James W. Kennedy for his service to the dental profession.

HR 2544 Author: Zerwas
Last Action: 05/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2017 5:55PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1.

Joint Author (52):
HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 18 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Roberts | Walle | Rose
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee.

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 63 Author: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the operations of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas; authorizing a fee.

HB 84 Author: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Last Action: 04/26/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the sunset review date for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the time for awarding cancer research and prevention grants.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

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 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 853 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a mental health treatment for incarceration diversion pilot program.

HB 931 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Fallon
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1107 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2017 6:42PM
Caption: Relating to county regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors.

HB 1133 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Price | Cook | Raymond
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 1166 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1170 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of counties to advertise on personal property owned or leased by the county.

HB 1178 Author: Kuempel | Moody | Zerwas | Sheffield | Holland
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the punishment for burglary and theft involving controlled substances.

HB 1184 Author: Bohac | Frank | Workman | Villalba | Zerwas
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations.

HB 1296 Author: Frullo | Oliverson | Larson | Zerwas
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

HB 1343 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts.

HB 1373 Author: Davis, Sarah | Sheffield | González, Mary | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception.

HB 1467 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Phelan
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reports on and purchase of information technology by state agencies.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 1716 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to territory of county assistance districts.

HB 1815 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller | Stephenson
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 23 2017 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the power of counties to enact park use rules.

HB 1886 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Dennis | Zerwas | Guillen | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to dyslexia screening and testing in public schools, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, the development of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia, and transition planning for students enrolled in a special education program.

HB 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

HB 2093 Author: Miller | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the commissioner of education concerning consideration of the performance of gifted and talented students under the public school accountability system.

HB 2141 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Zerwas | Schaefer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

HB 2182 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county assistance district to impose a sales and use tax.

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 2290 Author: Lozano | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Returning Adult Student Grant Program for certain students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs at certain postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 2420 Author: Oliverson | Zerwas
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians; authorizing fees.

HB 2466 Author: Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas | Coleman
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid and coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

HB 2482 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to operate a roadway clearance program; creating an offense.

HB 2557 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Reynolds
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of certain local government transportation infrastructure projects; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

HB 2639 Author: Pickett | Zerwas | Raymond | Wray | King, Phil
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.

HB 2652 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Isaac
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 23 2017 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products on property owned by or leased for a state agency.

HB 2766 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller | White | Raymond
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities.

HB 3130 Author: Parker | White | Rose | Zerwas | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants.

HB 3256 Author: Rose | Wu | Zerwas | Rodriguez, Justin | Hinojosa, Gina
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment by certain counties and hospital districts of disease control pilot programs to reduce the risk of certain infectious and communicable diseases; authorizing fees.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3732 Author: Raymond | Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Price | Longoria
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to prescription drug benefits under the Medicaid program.

HB 3971 Author: Schofield | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the method used to calculate the salary of a state judge.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

HCR 57 Author: Wu | Sheffield | Zerwas | Oliverson | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Encouraging Texans to donate bone marrow and blood and to register as organ donors.

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 52 Author: Schofield | Bell | Zerwas
Last Action: 02/09/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 9 2017 2:54PM
Caption: Commemorating the 15th anniversary of Snappy's Café and Grill in Katy.

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 314 Author: Oliverson | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2017 11:06PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day at the State Capitol.

HR 450 Author: Reynolds | Zerwas | Stephenson | Miller
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:03PM
Caption: Recognizing March 8, 2017, as Fort Bend County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 717 Author: Schofield | Zerwas | Bell
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Commending Fabol R. Hughes for his service as mayor of the City of Katy.

HR 921 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Gonzales, Larry | Zerwas | Longoria | Giddings
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2017 3:13PM
Caption: Honoring six nonprofit career development organizations for their commitment to strengthening the skills of Texas workers.

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