Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Gene Wu
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2017

Number of Bills: 34

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 13 Author: Price | Turner | White | Clardy | Moody
Coauthor: Canales | Guerra | Holland | Miller | Wu
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a matching grant program to support community mental health programs for individuals experiencing mental illness and the coordination of certain behavioral health grants.

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 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Bohac | Canales | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 81 Author: Moody | Isaac | Dutton | White | Minjarez
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

HB 219 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Israel | Farrar | Minjarez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Button | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 363 Author: Huberty | Bernal
Coauthor: Wu
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

HB 391 Author: Howard | Bernal | Ortega
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Collier | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 410 Author: Springer | Davis, Sarah | Alvarado | Button
Coauthor: Capriglione | Wu
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 1005 Author: Israel | Hernandez | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

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 1434 Author: Simmons | Larson | Leach | Fallon
Coauthor: Wu
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to displaying certain informational materials and videos in driver's license offices.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas
Coauthor: Bonnen, Dennis | Button | Dukes | Gervin-Hawkins | Koop | et al.
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 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 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 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 2409 Author: Raney | González, Mary | Simmons | Shine | Romero, Jr.
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

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 2616 Author: Giddings | Johnson, Eric
Coauthor: Anchia | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Eddie | Wu
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the discipline and behavior management of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three at a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2702 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Anchia | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | Reynolds | Rose | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses and the confinement or release of those individuals prior to prosecution.

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 2895 Author: Price | Turner | Clardy | Moody | Burkett
Coauthor: Blanco | Neave | Wu
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education post mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

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 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 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 3854 Author: Morrison, Geanie W. | Martinez, "Mando" | Paddie | Bonnen, Dennis | Deshotel
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Burkett | Canales | Faircloth | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the movement of certain vehicles transporting an intermodal shipping container; authorizing a fee; creating an offense.

HCR 106 Author: Deshotel | Perez | Faircloth | Roberts | Cain
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Wu
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to provide sufficient federal funding for the construction of a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

HJR 110 Author: Alvarado | Coleman | Frullo | Johnson, Jarvis | Paul
Coauthor: Wu
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish permanent funds for the support of state institutions and agencies of higher education that do not participate in funding from the permanent university fund.

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.

HR 1025 Author: Canales | Keough | Nevárez | Guerra | Raymond
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bernal | Blanco | Cortez | Deshotel | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 8:19AM
Caption: Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico.

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