Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Jessica Farrar
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2017

Number of Bills: 39

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 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 90 Author: Minjarez
Coauthor: Allen | Farrar | Martinez, "Mando" | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to expanding the category of persons required to pay certain costs on conviction imposed to support drug court programs.

HB 218 Author: Dale | Isaac | Springer | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Biedermann | Burkett | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to improper relationships between educators and students; creating a criminal offense and expanding the applicability of an existing offense.

HB 287 Author: Johnson, Jarvis
Coauthor: Coleman | Farrar
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the definitions of abuse and neglect of a child applicable to investigations of abuse and neglect in certain facilities.

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 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 374 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Arévalo | Bell | Thierry | Giddings
Coauthor: Alvarado | Farrar | Geren | Gervin-Hawkins | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students.

HB 401 Author: Villalba | Guillen
Coauthor: Farrar | Lambert | Rodriguez, Eddie | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to civil or criminal liability for leaving certain animals unattended in or removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

HB 415 Author: Minjarez | Anchia
Coauthor: Farrar | Rodriguez, Eddie | Rodriguez, Justin | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping.

HB 478 Author: Israel | Laubenberg | Rinaldi | Gutierrez | Neave
Coauthor: Farrar | Lang | Raney
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals from a motor vehicle.

HB 519 Author: Turner | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Farrar | Minjarez | Moody | Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.
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 547 Author: Deshotel | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Farrar | Metcalf | Parker
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 570 Author: Button | Fallon | Parker | Raymond | Koop
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
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 656 Author: Minjarez | Howard | Perez
Coauthor: Farrar | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations; imposing an assessment.

HB 676 Author: Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Farrar | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

HB 852 Author: Parker | Shaheen | White | VanDeaver | Koop
Coauthor: Fallon | Farrar | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program.

HB 959 Author: Thierry | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Cortez | Farrar | Giddings | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 972 Author: Giddings | King, Ken
Coauthor: Allen | Farrar
Last Action: 05/16/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.

HB 1245 Author: Cortez | Guillen | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III
Coauthor: Farrar | Martinez, "Mando" | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.

HB 1547 Author: González, Mary
Coauthor: Farrar
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

HB 1583 Author: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Coauthor: Anchia | Farrar | Flynn | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

HB 1874 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Villalba | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Farrar | Israel | Miller | White
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties.

HB 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
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 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 1992 Author: Pickett | Landgraf | Moody | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail.

HB 2032 Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Coauthor: Allen | Farrar
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a vehicle operated by a public transportation system.

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 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 2229 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Alvarado | Farrar
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain public and private institutions of higher education to provide students and employees an option to electronically report certain offenses to the institution.

HB 2490 Author: Minjarez
Coauthor: Farrar
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

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 2780 Author: Paddie | Darby | Ashby | Geren | Phelan
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.

HB 2805 Author: Price
Coauthor: Farrar
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the payment of costs for a cruelly treated animal abandoned by a tenant.

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.

HCR 86 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Coauthor: Farrar
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating May as Fallen First Responder Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

HJR 86 Author: Button | Stephenson | Alvarado
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Farrar | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HR 171 Author: Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 11:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women.

HR 220 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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