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

Number of Bills: 47

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 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hinojosa, Gina | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 39 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | White
Coauthor: Isaac | Minjarez | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies; authorizing a fee.

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 73 Author: Guillen | Bernal
Coauthor: Alvarado | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

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 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 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 355 Author: Raney | Guillen | Clardy | Minjarez | Button
Coauthor: Arévalo | Ashby | Darby | Frank | Frullo | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

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 377 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Miller | Flynn | Arévalo
Coauthor: Cain | Faircloth | Fallon | Hefner | Keough | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates.

HB 378 Author: Oliverson | Raney | Lozano | Murphy | Alonzo
Coauthor: Roberts | Sanford | Swanson | Uresti, Tomas | Wilson
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.

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 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Coauthor: Allen | Bell | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

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 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 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 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 1046 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a veterans coordinator for the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Bell | Cortez | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

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 1464 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Capriglione | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | White
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

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 1641 Author: Hefner | Miller | Blanco | Flynn | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.

HB 1886 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Dennis | Zerwas | Guillen | Fallon
Coauthor: Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to dyslexia screening and testing in public schools, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, the development of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia, and transition planning for students enrolled in a special education program.

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 1922 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Flynn | Alonzo | Workman | Martinez, "Mando"
Coauthor: Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain claims for benefits or compensation by survivors of fire fighters.

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 2141 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Zerwas | Schaefer | Blanco
Coauthor: Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

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 2671 Author: Dean | Price | Clardy | Moody | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Collier | Faircloth | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the prosecution of criminal offenses involving certain substances listed in Penalty Groups 1, 2, and 3 of that Act.

HB 2698 Author: Neave | Hernandez | Blanco | Miller | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bailes | Ortega | Turner | Uresti, Tomas | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day.

HB 2766 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Miller | White | Raymond
Coauthor: Arévalo | Faircloth | Guerra | Guillen | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities.

HB 2836 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness.

HB 2887 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2017 5:44PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period.

HB 3083 Author: Price | Coleman | Darby | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to repayment of certain mental health professional education loans.

HB 3152 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Howard | Collier | Walle | Herrero
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health 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 3535 Author: Keough | Raymond | Faircloth | Krause | Bell
Coauthor: Dean | Gervin-Hawkins | Paul | Rinaldi | Uresti, Tomas
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the taking of certain feral hogs and coyotes using a hot air balloon.

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.

HR 101 Author: Arévalo
Coauthor: Bernal | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins | Larson | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 01/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 17 2017 6:48PM
Caption: In memory of Archbishop Patricio Flores of San Antonio.

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 603 Author: Anchia | Villalba | Israel | Anderson, Rodney
Coauthor: Bernal | Goldman | Hinojosa, Gina | Koop | Stephenson | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: May 9 2017 11:04PM
Caption: Condemning recent acts of anti-Semitism in the United States.

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