Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/11/2017

Number of Bills: 17

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (16):
HB 661 Author: Parker | Guerra | Price | Fallon | Guillen
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/17/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to access to certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials by patients with severe chronic diseases.

HB 810 Author: Parker | Springer | Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett
Sponsor: Bettencourt
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 1066 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding.

HB 1151 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the deadline for returning a ballot voted by mail.

HB 1595 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to an early voting ballot voted by mail.

HB 2157 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a candidate's application or petition for a place on the ballot.

HB 2228 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to deadlines for performing various functions in connection with the ad valorem tax system.

HB 2475 Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for certain amusement services.

HB 3103 Author: Darby
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of this state to tax tangible personal property that is used continually in this state.

HB 3232 Author: Darby
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to the penalty imposed on certain delinquent oil and gas severance taxes.

HB 3389 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to fees taxed as costs of suit for certain delinquent tax suits.

HB 3492 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain county and district clerks to obtain and retain information that identifies a person filing a document or requesting services.

HB 3674 Author: Roberts | Oliverson | Swanson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the certification of unopposed candidates for the board of directors of the North Harris County Regional Water Authority.

HB 4034 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain voter registration information.

HB 4054 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the application of sales and use taxes to certain food items.

HB 4298 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 553; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Joint Sponsor (1):
HCR 141 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Huffman | Bettencourt | Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building in the Capitol Complex in honor of former president George H. W. Bush.

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