Bills Referred Today for 5/1/2017



May 1, 2017

Committee referral on the following:

HB 28 Bonnen, Dennis/ Murphy/ Springer/ Longoria/ Simmons/ et al.

Relating to the use of certain surplus state revenue, in certain circumstances, to adjust franchise tax rates to phase out the franchise tax and to the expiration of that tax.


HB 88 Martinez, "Mando"/ Guillen/ González, Mary/ Collier

Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 208 Springer

Relating to designating October 19 as Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.


HB 264 Hernandez

Relating to public outreach materials to foster awareness of certain public school curriculum requirements.


HB 322 Canales/ Miller/ Wilson/ Shine/ Blanco/ et al.

Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans and the waiver of fees and costs charged for the expunction.

Criminal Justice

HB 354 Raney/ Oliverson/ Hefner/ Lambert/ Wray/ et al.

Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools.


HB 355 Raney/ Guillen/ Clardy/ Minjarez/ Button/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain sex offenders from residing on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.

Criminal Justice

HB 789 Meyer

Relating to minimum scores required for students in certain school districts to pass an examination for acceleration or for credit.


HB 871 Roberts/ Frank/ Miller/ Wu/ Klick/ et al.

Relating to child and family support services for families in crisis, including authorization agreements.

Health & Human Services

HB 873 Pickett/ et al.

Relating to prohibiting certain establishments serving the public from restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on the premises.

State Affairs

HB 878 King, Ken/ Fallon

Relating to the extension and modification of a public school district depository contract.


HB 897 Ashby/ Raney/ King, Ken/ et al.

Relating to the exemption from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of a motor vehicle for certain motor vehicles used for religious purposes.


HB 932 Johnson, Jarvis/ Wu/ Giddings/ et al.

Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care.

Criminal Justice

HB 1093 Alvarado

Relating to petty cash funds for county welfare departments in certain populous counties.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1117 Wray

Relating to eligibility for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

Veteran Affairs & Border Security

HB 1140 Anderson, Charles "Doc"/ Guillen/ Raney/ Cosper/ Israel/ et al.

Relating to the allocation categories for state funding of public transportation.


HB 1352 Pickett/ Ortega/ Moody/ Blanco

Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1440 Bell

Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 154; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1456 Smithee

Relating to judicial review of certain decisions under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

Business & Commerce

HB 1503 Frullo/ Thompson, Senfronia/ Wray

Relating to the reporting of attempted child abductions.

Criminal Justice

HB 1526 King, Phil/ Geren/ Romero, Jr./ Davis, Sarah/ Meyer/ et al.

Relating to the provision of state death benefits to peace officers employed by certain private institutions of higher education located in this state.

State Affairs

HB 1761 Smithee

Relating to jurisdiction of the Texas Supreme Court.

State Affairs

HB 1896 Bohac

Relating to the application of and use of revenue from hotel occupancy taxes imposed by municipalities and counties.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1948 Elkins

Relating to the administration and operation of certain trusts created to provide for the general care and maintenance of perpetual care cemeteries.

Business & Commerce

HB 2027 Goldman

Relating to the repeal of certain laws regulating the sale or transfer of secondhand watches.

Business & Commerce

HB 2053 Oliveira

Relating to the enforcement of workers' compensation compliance and practice requirements.

Business & Commerce

HB 2056 Oliveira

Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system.

Business & Commerce

HB 2061 Oliveira

Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases.

Business & Commerce

HB 2194 King, Phil/ Springer/ Lang

Relating to the board of trustees of the Weatherford Junior College District.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2328 Lucio III/ Elkins

Relating to an expedited response by a governmental body to a request for public information.

Business & Commerce

HB 2579 Holland/ Longoria

Relating to the bond and other coverages required to be maintained by or for the benefit of a savings bank.

Business & Commerce

HB 2582 Sheffield

Relating to an exemption for certain quarries from regulation as aggregate production operations.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2999 Bonnen, Dennis

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain medical centers in certain counties.


HB 4300 Koop/ Button/ Burkett/ Johnson, Eric/ Neave

Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

Intergovernmental Relations

HCR 30 Springer/ Stucky/ Gonzales, Larry

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.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs

HCR 31 Springer/ Stucky/ Gonzales, Larry

Urging Congress to encourage the U.S. Department of Agriculture to revise existing policies that promote the waste of water after an irrigated crop has been declared a failure.

Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs