Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Chris Turner
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/15/2019

Number of Bills: 95

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (64):
HB 447 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.

HB 448 Author: Turner, Chris | Thierry | Zerwas | Bernal | Sheffield
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB 449 Author: Turner, Chris | Neave | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB 450 Author: Turner, Chris | Davis, Sarah
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.

HB 451 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period.

HB 820 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

HB 1438 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the contents of and public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.

HB 1575 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment prevention training and information for employees.

HB 2000 Author: Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 2521 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to establishing an intergovernmental development corporation in certain counties to foster minority- or women-owned construction businesses.

HB 2668 Author: Turner, Chris | Guillen
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of a direct-support organization established by the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board and the transfer of funds related to prepaid higher education tuition scholarships to the Texas Match the Promise Foundation or a successor entity.

HB 2718 Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to authorizing an increase in the student union fee at The University of Texas at Arlington.

HB 2843 Author: Turner, Chris | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the examinations required for a barbering or cosmetology license.

HB 2920 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a public hearing on certain applications for a permit to drill an oil or gas well.

HB 3007 Author: Turner, Chris | Krause
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Education Agency to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.

HB 3011 Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide to a school district certain information used in determining academic accountability ratings for the district.

HB 3039 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to coverage for bacterial meningitis vaccinations under certain health benefit plans.

HB 3041 Author: Turner, Chris | Kacal
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the renewal of a preauthorization for a medical or health care service.

HB 3042 Author: Turner, Chris | Pacheco | Guillen
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education.

HB 3650 Author: Turner, Chris | Ramos | Howard | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

HB 3652 Author: Turner, Chris | Howard | Guerra | Canales | Raymond
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 3655 Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of the state's programs for paying, prepaying, or saving toward the costs of attending an institution of higher education, including the powers and duties of the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board.

HB 3657 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Competency-Based Education Grant Program for certain students enrolled in competency-based baccalaureate degree programs and to formula funding and dropped and repeated course restrictions for students enrolled in those degree programs at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3658 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to drug or alcohol overdose awareness and response training for residential advisors and officers of student organizations at public or private institutions of higher education.

HB 3659 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to liability insurance requirements for certain child-care providers.

HB 3660 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the arrangement of party columns on the ballot.

HB 3661 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the implementation of photo voter identification requirements.

HB 3968 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to a periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences.

HB 3999 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided to certain first responders; creating a civil penalty.

HB 4010 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the filing of a degree plan by students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4018 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

HB 4019 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

HB 4039 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to meeting the graduate medical education needs of medical degree programs offered or proposed by public institutions of higher education.

HB 4237 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the criminal offense of stalking.

HB 4465 Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the student loan program administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to the repeal of a related bond program.

HB 4555 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage and overtime pay for employees.

HB 4560 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the salary, wages, and reimbursement paid to public school employees and state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage; making an appropriation.

HB 4563 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that certain employers maintain records of complaints alleging sexual harassment.

HJR 45 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage.

HJR 125 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and providing an expiration date for certain tax preferences.

HR 88 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2019 6:23PM
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of the Mansfield ISD Dr. Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners.

HR 250 Author: Turner, Chris | Meza | González, Jessica | Stickland | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2019 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring the Grand Prairie Unity Coalition on its 14th annual Unity Fund-Raiser Banquet.

HR 716 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 11:28AM
Caption: Commemorating the 32nd annual NAACP Grand Prairie Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet.

HR 1083 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 18 2019 9:57AM
Caption: Commending John Hibbs for his service on the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees.

HR 1084 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 18 2019 9:55AM
Caption: Congratulating Billy Wilson on being named the Teacher of the Year at Sam Houston High School in Arlington.

HR 1158 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/19/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Recognizing September 15-21, 2019, as National Child Passenger Safety Week and September 21 as National Seat Check Saturday.

HR 1172 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2019 10:07AM
Caption: Congratulating the Timberview High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2019 UIL 5A state championship.

HR 1298 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 3:53PM
Caption: Commemorating the reopening of the Grand Prairie Animal Services and Adoption Center.

HR 1800 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:51PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Memorial Day event in Grand Prairie.

HR 1801 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 12:41PM
Caption: Honoring LifeLine Shelter for Families on the occasion of its 2019 Freedom Luncheon.

HR 1802 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:52PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Arlington Fourth of July Parade.

HR 1803 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 12:42PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Mansfield ISD Back-to-School Bash.

HR 1804 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:53PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Grand Prairie Juneteenth Celebration.

HR 1810 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:53PM
Caption: Commending Miriam Laeky for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1811 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 4:01PM
Caption: Commending Haley Entrop for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1813 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:55PM
Caption: Commending Jordan Davis for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1850 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:49PM
Caption: Commending Marco Amaya for his service as communications director for the Texas House Democratic Caucus during the 86th Legislative Session.

HR 1851 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 4:43PM
Caption: Commending Samantha Lynn Wilkinson for her service as policy director for the Texas House Democratic Caucus during the 86th Legislative Session.

HR 1852 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 4:43PM
Caption: Congratulating Fernando A. Benavides of Sam Houston High School on his receipt of the 2019 Arlington Independent School District Secondary Principal of the Year Award.

HR 1853 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:56PM
Caption: Commending Sydney Mahl for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1854 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 3:13PM
Caption: Commending Gary Strong for his service as legislative director in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1857 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 3:20PM
Caption: Commending Chetan Reddy for his service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Chris Turner.

HR 1859 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:47PM
Caption: Commemorating the USPAACC Southwest Education Foundation 2019 Arlington Dragon Boat Festival Race for Education.

HR 1973 Author: Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 6:19PM
Caption: Recognizing the Redeemed Christian Church of God Household of Faith Arlington Memorial Day Family Picnic.

Joint Author (31):
HB 39 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB 255 Author: Blanco | Rodriguez | Turner, Chris | Anchia | Walle
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.

HB 259 Author: Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Greg | Johnson, Julie | Turner, Chris | Paul
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 590 Author: Israel | Coleman | Turner, Chris | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 863 Author: Anchia | Turner, John | Turner, Chris | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to gas pipeline operator reporting of pipeline incidents; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 864 Author: Anchia | Turner, John | Turner, Chris | Meyer
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to pipeline incidents; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 866 Author: Anchia | Turner, Chris | Turner, John | González, Jessica | Meyer
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the installation, removal, and replacement of certain gas pipelines; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 1111 Author: Davis, Sarah | Springer | Guerra | Thompson, Senfronia | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to maternal and newborn health care.

HB 1168 Author: Anchia | King, Phil | Tinderholt | Turner, Chris | Meza
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

HB 1214 Author: Cyrier | Zerwas | Price | Turner, Chris | Rose
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HB 1258 Author: Craddick | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1607 Author: Goldman | Geren | Price | Turner, Chris | Miller
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 1876 Author: Davis, Sarah | Nevárez | Turner, Chris | Capriglione | Price
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public servants, including regulations related to certain political contributions, lobbying activities, reports, and disclosures; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1877 Author: Davis, Sarah | Nevárez | Turner, Chris | Capriglione | Price
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ethics of public servants, including regulations relating to certain contributions, expenditures, and reports, and certain authority and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2097 Author: Krause | Turner, Chris | Stickland | Tinderholt | Zedler
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for the provision of health coverage for school district employees in certain school districts.

HB 2253 Author: Israel | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to certain programs under the Texas Clean Air Act that reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality; authorizing a fee.

HB 2453 Author: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Krause | Bonnen, Greg | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 3601 Author: Bell, Cecil | Raymond | Metcalf | Schaefer | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the recognition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of competency-based education degree plans for members of the Texas military forces.

HB 3823 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Turner, Chris | Burrows | Zerwas | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that provide paid family care leave.

HB 4068 Author: Beckley | Howard | Turner, Chris | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of public school students.

HB 4347 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Moody | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HCR 42 Author: Wu | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Morrison
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating February 26 as Bone Marrow, Blood, and Organ Donation Registry Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HJR 39 Author: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HJR 40 Author: Israel | Coleman | Turner, Chris | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HR 191 Author: Tinderholt | Krause | Stickland | Turner, Chris | Zedler
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2019 11:21PM
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas at Arlington on being designated a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Texas.

HR 358 Author: Johnson, Eric | Turner, Chris | Meyer | Hinojosa
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 5:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Mike A. Myers on his receipt of the Santa Rita Award from The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

HR 489 Author: Howard | Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Lozano
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2019 11:14PM
Caption: Recognizing Dr. Raymund A. Paredes for his 15-year tenure as Texas commissioner of higher education.

HR 697 Author: Tinderholt | Krause | Turner, Chris | Stickland | Zedler
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 10:29AM
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2019, as The University of Texas at Arlington Day at the State Capitol.

HR 788 Author: Tinderholt | Krause | Stickland | Turner, Chris | Zedler
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 5:59PM
Caption: In memory of Harold Kenneth Elliott.

HR 1188 Author: Vo | Johnson, Julie | Wu | Button | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 25 2019 5:42PM
Caption: Recognizing April 25, 2019, as Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2017 Author: Zedler | Turner, Chris | Tinderholt | Krause
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 7:07PM
Caption: In memory of Wendell Herman Nedderman, former president of The University of Texas at Arlington.

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