Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Richard Peña Raymond
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/22/2017

Number of Bills: 17

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (8):
SB 304 Author: Taylor, Van | Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Watson
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees.

SB 319 Author: Watson | Hinojosa | Schwertner | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; authorizing a reduction in fees; providing penalties.

SB 1680 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to a task force of border health officials.

SB 1693 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study of seniors with a visual impairment by the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee.

SB 1871 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/19/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of theft of petroleum products.

SB 1922 Author: Schwertner
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/23/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations and a study regarding Medicaid prior authorization requirements for certain prescription drugs.

SB 1927 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate and implement changes to the Medicaid and child health plan programs to make the programs more cost-effective, increase competition among providers, and improve health outcomes for recipients.

SCR 33 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Raymond
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Approving the amended 2009 settlement agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Joint Sponsor (9):
SB 11 Author: Schwertner | Nelson | Uresti
Sponsor: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services.

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SB 312 Author: Nichols | Taylor, Van
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

SB 313 Author: Schwertner | Hinojosa | Nichols | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

SB 315 Author: Hinojosa | Nichols | Schwertner | Taylor, Van | Watson
Sponsor: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raymond
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of subpoenas, the regulation of pain management clinics, and the adoption of guidelines for prescribing certain opioids by the Texas Medical Board.

SB 547 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Lambert | Raymond | Stephenson | Stucky | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision of services and resources to certain individuals by a state supported living center and to the creation of a schedule of support services a state supported living center may provide and procedures for establishing applicable fees for those services.

SB 894 Author: Buckingham
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr. | Raymond | Guerra | Guillen
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to auditing and verification of information under certain health and human services programs, including the collection of certain payments following an investigation.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

SJR 60 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Parker | Raymond | Lambert | Longoria | Guerra
Last Action: 05/10/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a lower amount for expenses that can be charged to a borrower and removing certain financing expense limitations for a home equity loan, establishing certain authorized lenders to make a home equity loan, changing certain options for the refinancing of home equity loans, changing the threshold for an advance of a home equity line of credit, and allowing home equity loans on agricultural homesteads.

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