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

Number of Bills: 64

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Biedermann | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 6 Author: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Coauthor: Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows | Cain | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

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 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 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 113 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Coauthor: Cain | Faircloth | Geren | Lang | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 14 2017 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system; providing a civil penalty.

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 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 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
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 297 Author: Bell | Fallon | Geren | Koop
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Miller | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of January 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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 339 Author: Burrows | Landgraf | Springer | Kacal | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | Bell | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, 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 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 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell | Capriglione | Darby | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

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 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 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 611 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Dean | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
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 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 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 931 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Fallon
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burns | Elkins | Faircloth | et al.
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 935 Author: Zerwas | Darby | Kacal | Longoria | Price
Coauthor: Martinez, "Mando" | Miller | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to emergency medical air transportation funding.

HB 944 Author: Paul | Schofield | Miller | Burkett | Klick
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Keough | Swanson | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to supervision of the conduct of a primary election; creating a criminal offense.

HB 945 Author: Paul | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Miller | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance.

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 1036 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hernandez | Laubenberg | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Neave | Rodriguez, Eddie | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1064 Author: Paul | Faircloth | Bonnen, Dennis
Coauthor: Miller | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Special Purpose Districts: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts.

HB 1072 Author: Lang
Coauthor: Cain | Keough | Swanson | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to be affiliated with a political party to vote in that party's primary election or otherwise participate in that party's affairs; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

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 1156 Author: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Returned to committee: May 1 2017 3:15PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

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 1183 Author: Roberts | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the prohibition by counties of the use of fireworks during certain hours; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1243 Author: Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the identification and handling of unclaimed life insurance and annuity contract proceeds.

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 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Coauthor: Bailes | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | Dale | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule.

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 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 1908 Author: Zerwas | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Cyrier | Darby | Davis, Sarah | et al.
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 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 1966 Author: Paul | Shine | Workman | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Burns | Dale | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of a condominium or multifamily residential rental property.

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 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 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 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 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 3772 Author: Button | Parker | Capriglione | Springer | Martinez, "Mando"
Coauthor: Blanco | Flynn | Gervin-Hawkins | Guerra | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to operation of the Texas leverage fund program administered by the Texas Economic Development Bank.

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.

HCR 36 Author: Raymond | Gonzales, Larry
Coauthor: Stucky | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

HCR 39 Author: Stephenson
Coauthor: Ashby | Faircloth | Krause | Miller | Rinaldi | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.

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 59 Author: Bailes | Isaac | Lucio III | Gonzales, Larry
Coauthor: Paul | Schubert | Stucky | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to pass a budget.

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 58 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Cain | Dale | Miller | Paul | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HR 1833 Author: Craddick
Coauthor: Paul | Reynolds | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2017 3:46PM
Caption: Urging Congress to enact legislation to expand and extend the current federal tax credit for carbon capture, utilization, and storage under Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code.

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