Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Sylvia Garcia
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/12/2017

Number of Bills: 37

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: West | Uresti | Lucio | Bettencourt | Burton | et al.
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
Sponsor: Uresti
Cosponsor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Menéndez | Garcia
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 88 Author: Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen | González, Mary | Collier
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child.

HB 108 Author: Alvarado | Button | Bernal | Paddie | Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 239 Author: Hernandez | White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a report regarding the confinement of pregnant inmates by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 281 Author: Howard | Guillen | Canales | Alvarado | Stickland
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Garcia | Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.

HB 357 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Lucio III | Guillen
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Lucio | Menéndez | Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Lucio | Hinojosa | Garcia
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 553 Author: White | Rose | Johnson, Jarvis | Biedermann
Sponsor: Miles
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to identify opportunities for academic credit and industry recognition for inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 810 Author: Parker | Springer | Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Cosponsor: Perry | Taylor, Van | Lucio | Burton | Hancock | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense.

HB 822 Author: Canales | Klick | Geren | Moody | Leach
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

HB 998 Author: Alvarado
Sponsor: Miles
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information stored as part of the preparation of campaign finance reports required to be filed with the clerk of certain counties or municipalities.

HB 1001 Author: Israel | Laubenberg
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to recording of minutes for a local canvassing authority.

HB 1081 Author: Arévalo | Allen | Dutton | Bernal | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.

HB 1204 Author: White | Wu | Bernal
Sponsor: West
Cosponsor: Miles | Garcia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of services as an alternative to adjudication for certain children who engage in conduct in need of supervision or delinquent conduct and to a study on certain juvenile justice issues.

HB 1249 Author: Goldman
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of certain motor vehicles resembling emergency medical services vehicles; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1629 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Garcia | Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of a quality-based outcome measure for the child health plan program and Medicaid regarding certain persons with HIV.

HB 1638 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: West
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Garcia
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide goals for dual credit programs provided by school districts.

HB 1645 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Oliverson | Koop | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain school districts to allow students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.

HB 1816 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the operation of medical supply transport vehicles during a declared state of disaster.

HB 2130 Author: Roberts | Dean | Simmons | Moody
Sponsor: Menéndez
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Education Agency regarding the statewide assessment program in relation to students in special education programs.

HB 2443 Author: González, Mary
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the electronic submission of a wage claim to the Texas Workforce Commission.

HB 2466 Author: Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas | Coleman
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Rodríguez | Uresti | Bettencourt | Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the content of an application for Medicaid and coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

HB 2552 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Dukes
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Garcia | Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to measures to address and deter certain criminal or other unlawful activity, including trafficking of persons, sexual offenses, prostitution, and activity that may constitute a public nuisance; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2639 Author: Pickett | Zerwas | Raymond | Wray | King, Phil
Sponsor: Buckingham
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Garcia
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 2783 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the assessment of litigation costs and attorney fees in certain lawsuits under the public information law.

HB 2818 Author: Romero, Jr. | Clardy
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Cosponsor: Garcia | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

HB 3069 Author: White
Sponsor: Campbell
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and eligibility for participation in a veterans treatment court program and the issuance of orders of nondisclosure for certain participants who successfully complete that program.

HB 3252 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Garcia | Miles | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain contracting requirements for certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

HB 3283 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 16 in Duval County as the Al Dean Memorial Highway.

HB 3481 Author: Thierry
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the terms of district courts in Harris County.

HB 3690 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.

HB 3903 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: West | Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates and officeholders and certain political committees.

HB 4114 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Miles
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to county approval for the locations at which a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard may be operated.

HB 4181 Author: Perez
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the electronic transmission of certain notice required for air quality permits.

HCR 86 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating May as Fallen First Responder Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

HCR 106 Author: Deshotel | Perez | Faircloth | Roberts | Cain
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Garcia
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.

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