Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Drew Springer
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/19/2017

Number of Bills: 64

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 25 Author: Simmons | Larson | Laubenberg | Davis, Sarah | Fallon
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Button | Leach | Oliverson | Parker | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting.

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 65 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.

HB 89 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Alvarado | Davis, Sarah | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/02/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to state contracts with and investments in companies that boycott Israel.

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 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 201 Author: Cook
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to disposition of fetal remains by a health care facility; imposing penalties.

HB 300 Author: King, Phil | Zerwas | Kacal | Cook | Burns
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Burkett | Button | Clardy | et al.
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 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards.

HB 388 Author: Murphy
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
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 421 Author: Rinaldi | Kuempel | Leach | Phelan | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship.

HB 424 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Coauthor: Cortez | Fallon | Hefner | Springer | Swanson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 428 Author: King, Phil | Phillips | Sanford | Murphy
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | Dale | et al.
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 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 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | et al.
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 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 522 Author: Schofield | Shaheen
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 792 Author: Capriglione | Canales
Coauthor: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Dean | Goldman | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

HB 844 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 855 Author: Capriglione | Goldman | Simmons | Rodriguez, Justin | Button
Coauthor: Fallon | Minjarez | Springer
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, including the determination of a sufficient balance within the economic stabilization fund.

HB 889 Author: Geren | Workman | Kuempel | Bonnen, Dennis | Simmons
Coauthor: Bell | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to the duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain arrested persons.

HB 897 Author: Ashby | Raney | King, Ken
Coauthor: Bohac | Burns | Springer
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of certain motor vehicles owned or used by a church, religious society, or open-enrollment charter school and from registration fees for motor vehicles owned by open-enrollment charter schools.

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 1024 Author: Kacal | Frullo
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bonnen, Dennis | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

HB 1113 Author: Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions.

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 1258 Author: Clardy | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Holland
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to information publicly available in a state court document database; authorizing a fee.

HB 1269 Author: Villalba | Meyer | Geren
Coauthor: Springer
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1359 Author: White | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cosper | Sheffield | Springer | Wilson
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to monuments and memorials for Texas heroes and other persons and events of historical significance; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1397 Author: Phillips
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Springer
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 1407 Author: Sheffield | Paddie | Darby | Price | Bernal
Coauthor: Guerra | Springer
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

HB 1449 Author: Simmons | Workman | Paddie | Fallon
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Dennis | Darby | Elkins | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.

HB 1645 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Oliverson | Koop | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Bohac | Guerra | Landgraf | Leach | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain school districts to allow students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.

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 1697 Author: Price | Burkett | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria
Coauthor: Davis, Sarah | Guillen | Springer
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pediatric health tele-connectivity resource program for rural Texas.

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 1813 Author: Flynn | Keough | Paul | Burkett | Krause
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Button | Cain | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

HB 1971 Author: Schaefer | Simmons
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to providing information regarding perinatal hospice care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and criminal offenses.

HB 2026 Author: White | Wray | Price
Coauthor: King, Phil | Springer
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on expanding and improving U.S. Highway 287 to meet interstate highway standards.

HB 2063 Author: Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to general procedures and requirements for do-not-resuscitate orders.

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 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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 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 2876 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the rights of wedding industry professionals and their employees in connection with the provision of goods, services, and facilities that would violate a sincerely held religious belief.

HB 2878 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service.

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 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 3332 Author: Kuempel | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Button | Cain | Flynn | Huberty | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain petitions requesting an election and ballot propositions.

HB 3571 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to civil actions based on and local governmental punishment of a person's refusal to violate the person's sincerely held religious belief.

HB 3593 Author: Bernal | Capriglione | Cortez | King, Phil | Bohac
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bonnen, Dennis | Guerra | Howard | Rodriguez, Justin | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

HB 3606 Author: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

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 3771 Author: Cook | Morrison, Geanie W.
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of abortion.

HB 3856 Author: Rinaldi | Sanford | Fallon
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Flynn | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Bonnen, Dennis | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
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.

HB 4090 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Biedermann | Bohac | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

HB 4280 Author: Lambert
Coauthor: Springer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the 32nd Judicial District Juvenile Board.

HB 4281 Author: Lambert
Coauthor: Burrows | Springer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the 1st Multicounty County Court at Law.

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.

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