Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Jarvis D. Johnson
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 28

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 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 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 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 132 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Thierry | Rodriguez, Justin | Miller
Coauthor: Arévalo | Guerra | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 150 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Guillen | Shine | Blanco
Coauthor: Frullo | Johnson, Jarvis | Keough | Miller | Neave | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads.

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 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 404 Author: Anchia | Perez | Allen
Coauthor: Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes.

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 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 674 Author: Johnson, Eric | Giddings | Anchia | Collier | Hinojosa, Gina
Coauthor: Johnson, Jarvis | Moody | Reynolds | Rose | Thierry
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three from public school and to a positive behavior program for public schools.

HB 914 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond | Price | Burkett | Frank
Coauthor: Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services.

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 973 Author: Roberts | Keough | Walle | Alvarado | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Johnson, Jarvis | Metcalf | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 1004 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Hefner | Johnson, Jarvis | Keough | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to General Investigating & Ethics: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising.

HB 1059 Author: Murphy | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Dutton | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Johnson, Jarvis | Miller | Thierry
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the effective date of certain actions taken by the commissioner of education against school districts that exceed the equalized wealth level and to reattachment of property detached from a school district by the commissioner of education to achieve the equalized wealth level.

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 1312 Author: Sanford | Shaheen
Coauthor: Capriglione | Faircloth | Johnson, Jarvis | Keough | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the number of emissions inspections performed by certain vehicle inspection stations.

HB 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Burkett | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program.

HB 1511 Author: Thierry | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Canales | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system.

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 2639 Author: Pickett | Zerwas | Raymond | Wray | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett | Button | Guerra | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an alert for a missing senior citizen or person with Alzheimer's disease.

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 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 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 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.

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