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

Number of Bills: 31

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 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 122 Author: Dutton | Rose | Johnson, Jarvis | Cook | Wu
Coauthor: Alonzo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Howard | Miller | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.

HB 143 Author: Israel
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 322 Author: Canales | Miller | Wilson | Shine | Blanco
Coauthor: Cain | Collier | Howard | Moody | Neave | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction and to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure.

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 822 Author: Canales | Klick | Geren | Moody | Leach
Coauthor: Howard | Lucio III | Martinez, "Mando" | Minjarez | Neave | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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 1404 Author: Allen | Guillen | White
Coauthor: Collier | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

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 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 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 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 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 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 3587 Author: Zedler | Lozano | Sheffield | Canales
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Coleman | Collier | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

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 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.

HR 43 Author: Huberty
Coauthor: Howard
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2017 7:26PM
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2017, as Texas PTA Rally Day at the State Capitol.

HR 102 Author: Faircloth | Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield | Klick | Oliverson
Coauthor: Howard | Zerwas
Last Action: 02/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 2 2017 12:29PM
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Texas Area Health Education Center East.

HR 146 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | Howard | Oliverson | Sheffield | Zerwas
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 1:41PM
Caption: Recognizing January 22-28, 2017, as National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week.

HR 202 Author: Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Howard
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 5:32PM
Caption: Congratulating Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle on her receipt of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

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 293 Author: Burkett
Coauthor: Howard | Leach | Minjarez | Neave | Roberts
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 1:15PM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Child Protection and Home Visiting Day at the State Capitol.

HR 351 Author: Wu
Coauthor: Howard
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 6:44PM
Caption: In memory of Harry Joseph Middleton of Austin.

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