Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Charles Schwertner
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/18/2017

Number of Bills: 28

Sponsor (28):
HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
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 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 13 Author: Price | Turner | White | Clardy | Moody
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of a matching grant program to support community mental health programs for individuals experiencing mental illness and the coordination of certain behavioral health grants.

HB 100 Author: Paddie | Thompson, Senfronia | Nevárez | Kuempel | Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 897 Author: Ashby | Raney | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of certain motor vehicles owned or used by a church, religious society, or open-enrollment charter school and from registration fees for motor vehicles owned by open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 919 Author: Kacal | Shine | King, Ken
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation insurance coverage for certain intrastate fire mutual aid system team members and regional incident management team members.

HB 1160 Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a court order for health care for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1469 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to qualifications for certain teachers employed by certain open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1486 Author: Price | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Collier | Sheffield
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 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
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 2025 Author: Davis, Yvonne | Rose
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain long-term care facilities, including facilities that provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2304 Author: Guillen
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the regulation of barbering and cosmetology.

HB 3045 Author: Dale
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an election to reduce or increase the sales and use tax rate imposed by a municipality for the benefit of a Type B development corporation.

HB 3046 Author: Dale
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to combined municipal sales tax ballot propositions.

HB 3047 Author: Dale
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the meeting of a governmental body held by videoconference call.

HB 3078 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to sunset review of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the transfer of the regulation of podiatry to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; authorizing a reduction in fees.

HB 3215 Author: Goldman
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person to sell property without engaging in business as a motor vehicle dealer.

HB 3218 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services.

HB 3442 Author: Cook
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Fairfield Hospital District.

HB 3536 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 45 as the Sergeant Wade Daniel Wilson Memorial Highway.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3954 Author: Gonzales, Larry | Wilson
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 4187 Author: Raney | Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of revenue from municipal hotel occupancy taxes for a sports facility or field in certain municipalities.

HB 4340 Author: Wilson
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Williamson County Municipal Utility District No. 34; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 65 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 02/22/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Stop the Bleed campaign.

HCR 66 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 04/05/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring Eugene Adrian Van Zelfden Jr. of Austin for his outstanding civic engagement.

HCR 102 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for prioritizing a substantial increase in funding for graduate medical education before authorizing the creation and support of additional medical schools.

HCR 126 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Dana Sean Shurtleff of Georgetown.

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