Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. John Whitmire
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/17/2017

Number of Bills: 22

Sponsor (22):
HB 239 Author: Hernandez | White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a report regarding the confinement of pregnant inmates by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 245 Author: Johnson, Eric | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | White | Phillips
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies and to the creation of a criminal justice web portal by the office of the attorney general; providing a civil penalty.

HB 256 Author: Hernandez | Murphy | Bohac
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the authority of a city attorney to seek an injunction to abate a common nuisance under the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

HB 418 Author: White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding guidelines for the transportation of inmates by private vendors.

HB 1036 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Hernandez | Laubenberg | Collier | Sheffield
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1455 Author: Bohac
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 552; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 1521 Author: White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency.

HB 1935 Author: Frullo | Dutton | Kuempel | Moody | Springer
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain knives; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 2220 Author: Elkins
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the West Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 21; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 2687 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lago Bello Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Harris County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2888 Author: Romero, Jr. | Johnson, Jarvis | Dutton | Thierry | White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before being released on parole.

HB 2931 Author: Moody
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

HB 3029 Author: Frullo
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to air conditioning and refrigeration contracting and the education and certification of air conditioning and refrigeration technicians.

HB 3237 Author: Moody
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the return of executed search warrants and the public availability of search warrant affidavits.

HB 3594 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to procedures related to juvenile justice proceedings; increasing the punishment for certain delinquent conduct.

HB 3705 Author: White
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to local juvenile justice information systems.

HB 3919 Author: Thierry | Alvarado | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2017 8:30PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones and to certain regulatory prohibitions applicable in those districts and zones.

HB 4042 Author: Paddie
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the sale by certain alcoholic beverage permit holders of alcoholic beverages at auction.

HB 4117 Author: Coleman | Springer
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the provision of telemental health services to prisoners confined in county jails, including the creation of the county jail telemental health fund, and to certain rules and procedures relating to the safety of those prisoners.

HCR 46 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/31/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on January 31, 2017.

HCR 47 Author: Geren
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 01/31/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, and ending on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

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