Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Gary VanDeaver
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 51

HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
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 20 Author: Capriglione | Bonnen, Dennis | Howard | Walle
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Burrows | Collier | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the review, oversight, and reporting of certain state agency contracts and the assessment of certain state agency projects.

HB 23 Author: Huberty | Simmons | Fallon | Parker | Geren
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund innovative programs for public school students with autism.

HB 35 Author: Cook | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 136 Author: Bell | Koop | Johnson, Jarvis | Israel | Villalba
Coauthor: Blanco | Canales | Dean | Fallon | Schaefer | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to inclusion of career and technology education in the mission of public education.

HB 200 Author: Burkett | Bailes | Laubenberg | Raney
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 305 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.

HB 355 Author: Raney | Guillen | Clardy | Minjarez | Button
Coauthor: Arévalo | Ashby | Darby | Frank | Frullo | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

HB 434 Author: Simmons | Workman | Bailes
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action.

HB 500 Author: Geren | Johnson, Eric | Howard | King, Phil | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain felony convictions of public elected officers.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Coleman | Cortez | et al.
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 577 Author: Workman | Shine | Dale | Isaac | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to adopt or enforce certain regulations regarding whether a private employer may obtain or consider an employment applicant's or employee's criminal history record information.

HB 593 Author: Burrows
Coauthor: VanDeaver
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the prescriptive authority of certain psychologists; authorizing a fee.

HB 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Coauthor: Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 915 Author: Thompson, Ed | Muñoz, Jr. | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Frank | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 1133 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Price | Cook | Raymond
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | Cortez | et al.
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 1142 Author: Davis, Sarah | Button
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Bohac | Burrows | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibiting governmental contracts with a company doing business with Iran, Sudan, or a foreign terrorist organization.

HB 1169 Author: Button | Murphy | Parker | Metcalf | Vo
Coauthor: Anchia | Bailes | Johnson, Jarvis | Martinez, "Mando" | Phelan | et al.
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 1692 Author: Hefner | Bonnen, Dennis | Dutton | Raymond | Huberty
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.

HB 1774 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Lucio III | Parker | Frullo | Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to actions on and liability associated with certain insurance claims.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burns | Phelan | Lang | Metcalf
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell | Cain | Cyrier | Dean | et al.
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 1936 Author: Springer | Cook | Capriglione | Burkett | Shine
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 1938 Author: Villalba | Guillen | Martinez, "Mando"
Coauthor: Farrar | VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain registrations for the anatomical gift registry.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Coauthor: Alvarado | Ashby | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2013 Author: Ashby | King, Ken | Darby | Clardy | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: González, Mary | Holland | VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to fee waivers for certain hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2159 Author: Giddings | White
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Cosper | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to school district grace period policies and the provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts.

HB 2189 Author: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

HB 2524 Author: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
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 2570 Author: Clardy
Coauthor: Oliverson | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the legislative oversight committee on the allocation of Medicaid beds in nursing facilities.

HB 2671 Author: Dean | Price | Clardy | Moody | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Collier | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the prosecution of criminal offenses involving certain substances listed in Penalty Groups 1, 2, and 3 of that Act.

HB 2684 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Holland
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell | Burrows | Canales | et al.
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 2720 Author: Shine
Coauthor: Anchia | Capriglione | Cosper | Miller | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the location of a polling place.

HB 2815 Author: Oliverson | Israel | Laubenberg | Johnson, Eric | Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Arévalo | Bailes | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
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 2899 Author: Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.

HB 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 3167 Author: Paddie | Ashby | Clardy
Coauthor: Holland | Nevárez | Phelan | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the program for improvement of collection of court costs, fees, and fines imposed in criminal cases.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bell | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
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 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3707 Author: King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Burns | Burrows | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an inspection program to deter cattle theft; authorizing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment.

HB 3840 Author: Laubenberg | Israel
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 3904 Author: Schubert | Ashby | Nevárez | Springer | Clardy
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HCR 38 Author: Stephenson
Coauthor: Clardy | Krause | Metcalf | Phelan | VanDeaver | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Urging Congress to abolish the current income-based system of taxation.

HCR 44 Author: Metcalf | Keough | Bell | Darby | Flynn
Coauthor: Capriglione | Gonzales, Larry | Miller | Paul | Schubert | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to pass S.2896, the Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016.

HCR 52 Author: Flynn | King, Phil | Shine | Bonnen, Dennis | Longoria
Coauthor: Cain | Gonzales, Larry | Metcalf | Miller | Murphy | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Adopted
Caption: Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border.

HCR 56 Author: Shine | Cosper | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

HJR 39 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Burns | Larson | Price
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
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.

HJR 73 Author: Burns | Ashby | Kacal | Shine | Cosper
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cortez | Darby | Holland | Isaac | et al.
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.

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