Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 46

Sponsor (46):
HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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 523 Author: Schofield | Fallon | Uresti, Tomas | Rinaldi
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain elected school district boards make audio and video recordings of certain work sessions and special called meetings available on the Internet.

HB 561 Author: Murphy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain vehicles used for package delivery; authorizing a fee.

HB 572 Author: Stephenson | González, Mary
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

HB 874 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a charitable raffle ticket awarded as a bingo prize.

HB 931 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Fallon
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that contract with political subdivisions for certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1166 Author: Stephenson | Reynolds | Zerwas | Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.

HB 1221 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/28/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway.

HB 1290 Author: Roberts | Button | Parker | Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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 1303 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Roy P. Benavidez Memorial Highway.

HB 1331 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 224; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 1481 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates.

HB 1494 Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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 1642 Author: Bell | Wu | Keough
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements for investigations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation against residents of certain health facilities.

HB 1730 Author: Cyrier
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certification of the state's primary standards of weights and measures.

HB 1794 Author: Bell | Oliverson | Sheffield | Wray | Guerra
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Work Group on Mental Health Access for First Responders.

HB 1829 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of the Capitol and the Capitol grounds.

HB 1884 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the penalties for certain littering offenses.

HB 2124 Author: Minjarez | Miller | Blanco
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the procedures for identifying and notifying relevant federal agencies about certain child abuse and neglect investigations.

HB 2214 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities.

HB 2358 Author: Metcalf | Bell | Keough | Perez | Murphy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 1/1/18
Caption: Relating to eligible voters in a confirmation election for a conservation and reclamation district.

HB 2557 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Reynolds
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the development of certain local government transportation infrastructure projects; authorizing the issuance of bonds.

HB 2968 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of a golf cart or utility vehicle on a public highway in certain counties.

HB 3169 Author: Capriglione
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of the Texas Bullion Depository, to depository agents, to the appropriation of money from the fees, charges, penalties, and other amounts related to the depository and deposited to the general revenue fund for that purpose, and to the provision of a related ad valorem tax exemption.

HB 3295 Author: Klick
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the delivery of certain Medicaid services to certain persons.

HB 3496 Author: Shine
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to farm mutual insurance companies.

HB 3504 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain county assistance districts to annex public rights-of-way and county-owned property.

HB 4156 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of permits for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties; authorizing an increase in the amount of a fee.

HB 4180 Author: Coleman
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 26 2017 7:21AM
Caption: Relating to the creation, operations, functions, and regulatory authority of certain governmental entities and officials; changes in certain judicial procedures; imposing civil penalties.

HB 4272 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 554; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4277 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 50; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 4283 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conversion of the Grand Northwest Municipal Utility District to the Grand Northwest Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4285 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 130; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 4289 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the compensation of and reimbursement of expenses of the directors of the Aliana Management District.

HB 4291 Author: Schubert
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the fees charged by the Colorado County Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 4292 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Management District No. 1; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

HB 4297 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Telfair Tract 5 Commercial Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4320 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HCR 55 Author: Hunter
Sponsor: Kolkhorst | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/05/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Betty Lamb on her retirement from the Coastal Bend Council of Governments.

HCR 61 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the Stop the Bleed campaign.

HCR 74 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the sacrifice of U.S. Navy Seaman Johnnie David Hutchins during World War II and honoring his family.

HCR 76 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/04/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Roy Perez Benavidez.

HCR 77 Author: Morrison, Geanie W.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 03/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as University of Houston--Victoria Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 86 Author: Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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.

HJR 113 Author: Capriglione | Parker | Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in the Texas Bullion Depository.

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