Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Craig Estes
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/15/2017

Number of Bills: 42

Sponsor (42):
HB 129 Author: Craddick
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a payor of proceeds derived from the sale of oil or gas production is required to provide certain information to a royalty interest owner.

HB 216 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 380 in Young and Jack Counties as the Henry H. King Memorial Highway.

HB 332 Author: Meyer
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of school district buildings as polling place locations.

HB 409 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 1810 in Jack County as the Luther G. Prunty Memorial Highway.

HB 457 Author: Holland | Wray | Murphy | Lucio III | White
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 641 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the Red River Boundary Commission.

HB 890 Author: Geren | Gutierrez | Minjarez | Holland | Lambert
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations.

HB 1300 Author: Springer | Guillen
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 2:04AM
Caption: Relating to the collection and use of certain hotel occupancy taxes.

HB 1515 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the expiration of the dry cleaner environmental response program.

HB 1586 Author: King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the services that require a structural pest control license; changing the applicability of an occupational license.

HB 1698 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of a journeyman industrial electrician.

HB 2019 Author: King, Tracy O. | Flynn | Guillen | Elkins
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes.

HB 2062 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 2194 Author: King, Phil | Springer | Lang
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of the Weatherford Junior College District.

HB 2305 Author: Guillen | Schofield | Rinaldi
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Returned to the Senate for further action
Caption: Relating to the operations, reports, records, communications, information technology, and notice procedures of state agencies.

HB 2445 Author: Stucky | Darby | Craddick | Lucio III | Parker
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the imposition of hotel occupancy taxes by and the collection and use of certain tax revenue in certain municipalities and counties, including the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel and hotel and convention center projects; authorizing the imposition of a tax.

HB 2533 Author: Geren | Fallon
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to civil suits brought by local governments or certain other persons for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 2565 Author: Stucky
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Big Sky Municipal Utility District of Denton County and the Smiley Road Water Control and Improvement District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

HB 2566 Author: Stucky
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Denton County Municipal Utility District No. 9; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2580 Author: Holland | Longoria
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to criminal history record information obtained by the savings and mortgage lending commissioner.

HB 2588 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 2819 Author: Darby | Anchia | Frullo
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee for the TexNet seismic monitoring program.

HB 2856 Author: Villalba
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to names of domestic and foreign filing entities for transacting business in this state.

HB 2881 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Old Celina Municipal Management District No. 1.

HB 2912 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the New Fairview Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3003 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain promotional activities by the holders of certain alcoholic beverage permits and licenses.

HB 3177 Author: Lucio III
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the delegation of matters to the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3181 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 18 2017 12:05PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and to the purposes for which that tax revenue may be used.

HB 3198 Author: Darby
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if the land begins to be used for oil and gas operations.

HB 3243 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the duties of the structural pest control advisory committee.

HB 3294 Author: Parker | Moody | Simmons | Stucky | Collier
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of events, including certain NASCAR events, to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

HB 3360 Author: Button | Deshotel | Villalba | Gooden | Faircloth
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 1:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

HB 3488 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Oliveira | Meyer | Parker | Leach
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to authorizing public benefit corporations.

HB 3727 Author: Phillips
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to vacancies on the governing body of a Type A general-law municipality.

HB 3783 Author: Lang
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the terms of the board of directors of the Palo Pinto County Hospital District.

HB 4268 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Celina Municipal Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds and impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4287 Author: Fallon
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Smiley Road Water Control and Improvement District.

HB 4294 Author: Holland
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 11:15PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the North Celina Municipal Management District No. 3; providing authority to impose taxes, levy assessments, and issue bonds.

HB 4325 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Wise County Municipal Utility District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4331 Author: King, Phil
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Far North Fort Worth Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Tarrant and Wise Counties; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

HCR 30 Author: Springer | Stucky | Gonzales, Larry
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to direct the Bureau of Land Management to affirm the provisions of the Red River Boundary Compact and to acknowledge that the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River forms the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas.

HCR 32 Author: Springer | Bernal
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Designating the Bowie knife as the official State Knife of Texas.

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