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

Number of Bills: 19

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 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Turner | King, Ken | Dutton
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.

HB 28 Author: Bonnen, Dennis | Murphy | Springer | Longoria | Simmons
Sponsor: Nelson
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.

HB 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Perry | Bettencourt | West | Kolkhorst | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 273 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Laubenberg | Hinojosa, Gina | Geren | Rose
Sponsor: Campbell
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 23 2017 11:43AM
Caption: Relating to the content of local and state propositions on the ballot.

HB 658 Author: Bernal | Rodriguez, Justin | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | Minjarez
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Lucio | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 867 Author: Villalba
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to school marshals.

HB 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Taylor, Van | Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the required repeal of a state agency rule and a government growth impact statement before adoption of a new state agency rule.

HB 1346 Author: Button | Bonnen, Dennis | Johnson, Eric
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the date for prepayment of taxes on a dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
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 1995 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

HB 2252 Author: Faircloth | Paul | Perez | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Hinojosa | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

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 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 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Sponsor: Campbell
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Lucio
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2999 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties.

HB 3647 Author: Dale | Moody | Pickett | Meyer
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument and Ceremony.

HB 3859 Author: Frank | Cook | Dale | Bonnen, Greg | Sanford
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: Campbell | Huffines | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers.

HB 4064 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to staff development and continuing education requirements for public school educators regarding digital education methods.

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