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

Number of Bills: 39

Sponsor (39):
HB 29 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Huberty | Collier | Cook | Frullo
Sponsor: Huffman
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 45 Author: Flynn | Leach | Burkett | Parker | Laubenberg
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

HB 53 Author: Romero, Jr. | Capriglione
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit.

HB 91 Author: White
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a review of occupational licensing requirements and an applicant's criminal history.

HB 240 Author: Hernandez
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the occurrence on certain premises of certain activities that may constitute a common nuisance.

HB 281 Author: Howard | Guillen | Canales | Alvarado | Stickland
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.

HB 357 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Lucio III | Guillen
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 1428 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1503 Author: Frullo | Thompson, Senfronia | Wray
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the reporting of attempted child abductions.

HB 1526 Author: King, Phil | Geren | Romero, Jr. | Davis, Sarah | Meyer
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain state benefits to certain peace officers and certain active and retired employees of community supervision and corrections departments.

HB 1704 Author: Kuempel | Workman
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the award of court costs and attorney's fees in actions to determine the applicability of certain local government regulations.

HB 1735 Author: Faircloth | Raney
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to election officers and practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1886 Author: Miller | Bonnen, Dennis | Zerwas | Guillen | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to dyslexia screening and testing in public schools, the employment of dyslexia specialists by regional education service centers, the development of a list of training opportunities for educators regarding dyslexia, and transition planning for students enrolled in a special education program.

HB 2466 Author: Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas | Coleman
Sponsor: Huffman
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 2529 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of coercion for purposes of the offense of trafficking of persons.

HB 2552 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Dukes
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to measures to address and deter certain criminal or other unlawful activity, including trafficking of persons, sexual offenses, prostitution, and activity that may constitute a public nuisance; increasing criminal penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2612 Author: Meyer | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person and to certain actions and investigations under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.

HB 2691 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Oliverson | Reynolds
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/27/2017 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to certain election practices and procedures.

HB 2812 Author: Oliverson | White
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security patrol vehicles.

HB 2908 Author: Hunter | King, Phil | Villalba | Herrero | Fallon
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of status as a peace officer or judge; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2927 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain powers of an associate judge under the Family Code.

HB 2938 Author: Reynolds
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Sienna Plantation Levee Improvement District of Fort Bend County, Texas.

HB 2999 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
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 3130 Author: Parker | White | Rose | Zerwas | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an educational and vocational training pilot program for certain state jail felony defendants.

HB 3152 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Howard | Collier | Walle | Herrero
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.

HB 3157 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requirements for screenings in public or private schools to detect vision disorders of students.

HB 3402 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of certain state property in Brazoria County by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.

HB 3481 Author: Thierry
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the terms of district courts in Harris County.

HB 3567 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for persons who served in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

HB 3903 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates and officeholders and certain political committees.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

HB 4035 Author: Flynn
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.

HB 4321 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of Harris County Improvement District No. 25; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds.

HB 4324 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 61; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

HB 4333 Author: Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Improvement District No. 24; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 50 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 02/06/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Inviting the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas to address a joint session of the legislature on February 1, 2017.

HCR 101 Author: Herrero | Neave
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

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.

HJR 10 Author: Smithee
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices.

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