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Where are they now? Important Bill Updates

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During that past few weeks, there have been several bills that Lone Star Voice has been reporting on. As we are entering the final days of the 85th session, it is important to know the status of bills. The following is a list of the bills that we have covered and that subscribers have asked about. 

House Bills



HB11/Price           Mental Health Clinics and Education in Public Schools

Placed on General Calendar for 5/10/17.

Companion: None

HB39/Wu    Amendment 3 by Davis        HPV Vaccination

Amendment Tabled

House Vote-

Yeas – Anderson, C.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Biedermann; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Capriglione; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Dean; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Goldman; Gooden; Hefner; Holland; Huberty; Isaac; Kacal; Keough; King, P.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Leach; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Murphy; Oliverson; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Phelan; Raney; Rinaldi; Roberts; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Swanson; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; VanDeaver; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zedler

Nays – Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Arévalo; Bernal; Blanco; Canales; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Dutton; Farrar; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; González; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Herrero; Howard; Hunter; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; King, K.; King, T.; Lambert; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Neave; Nevárez; Ortega; Perez; Pickett; Price; Raymond; Reynolds; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Sheffield; Shine; Stucky; Thierry; Turner; Uresti; Villalba; Vo; Walle; Wu

Present, not voting – Mr. Speaker(C); Thompson, S.

Absent, Excused – Hernandez; Hinojosa; Laubenberg

Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting – Anderson, R.; Gonzales; Phillips; Zerwas

Absent – Clardy; Dukes; Oliveira

HB45/Flynn           Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and procedures for ALAC

Sent to Governor 5/26/17.

Companion: None

House Vote: 135 Yeas, 8 Nays, 2 Present, not voting

Yeas – Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Biedermann; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Davis, S.; Dean; Deshotel; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonzales; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Muñoz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Rinaldi; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Romero; Rose; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Swanson; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; Turner; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zedler; Zerwas

Nays – Arévalo; Dukes; González; Hinojosa; Nevárez; Rodriguez, J.; Thompson, S.; Uresti

Present, not voting – Goldman(C); Mr. Speaker

Absent, Excused – Darby; Davis, Y.; Reynolds; Smithee

Absent – Stucky

HB62/Craddick      Texting Ban

Sent to Governor on 05/25/17

Companion Bill: SB83/Zaffirini

House Vote: 114 Yeas, 32 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Arevalo; Ashby; Bailes; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burrows; Button; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Goldman; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Gooden; Guerra; Gutierrez; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Howard; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; King, K.; King, P.; Koop; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murr; Neave; Neva ́rez; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Perez; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Schubert; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Stephenson; Stucky; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Walle; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Bell; Biedermann; Burns; Cain; Dean; Dutton; Elkins; Frank; Guillen; Hefner; Holland; Keough; King, T.; Klick; Krause; Lang; Metcalf; Murphy; Paul; Phelan; Rinaldi; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Shaheen; Springer; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Vo; White; Wilson.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C).

Absent, Excused — Dukes; Farrar; Huberty.

HB95/Flynn           Daylight Savings Time

Referred to Government Transparency & Operations 02/13/17

Companion: SB238/Menendez Identical  HB2400/Isaac Identical

HB100/Paddie      Uber Bill

Sent to Governor 05-18-17

Companion: SB176/Schwertner Similar.

House Vote: 110 Yeas, 35 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Alonzo; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bohac; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Dean; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Goldman; Gonzales; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Herrero; Holland; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murphy; Murr; Nevarez; Oliveira; Oliverson; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Roberts; Romero; Rose; Sanford; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stucky; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Allen; Alvarado; Anchia; Are ́valo; Bernal; Biedermann; Blanco; Cain; Coleman; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Dutton; Farrar; Giddings; Gonzalez; Hernandez; Hinojosa; Howard; Israel; Lang; Minjarez; Neave; Ortega; Reynolds; Rinaldi; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Schaefer; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Turner; Uresti; Walle; Wu.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker; Bonnen, D.(C).

Absent, Excused — Gervin-Hawkins; Johnson, E.

Absent — Dukes

HB121/Keough             Redlight Camera Infractions/Auto Registration

Referred to House Transportation on 02/14/17  Chair Geanie Morrison

Companion: SB87/Hall

HB136/Bell             Including career and workforce training in the mission of public ed

Sent to Governor on 5/27/17.

Companion: None

House Vote: 142 Yeas, 2 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Are ́valo; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Dean; Deshotel; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Goldman; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rinaldi; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Biedermann; Tinderholt.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C).

Absent, Excused — Laubenberg.

Absent — Allen; Dukes; Farrar; Neva ́re

HB200/Burkett      Treatment of remains from abortion

Place on House calendar for 05-09-17.

Companion: SB8/Schwertner Identical

HB225/Johnson     Prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation,genderidentity or expression.

Committee Report sent to Calendars Committee 05-05-17.

Companion: None

HB300/King, Phil    Reduction of fee for license to carry a handgun

King carried SB 16 instead, which is identical, and it passed 5/3/17.

Companion: SB16/Nichols Identical

HB375/Stickland     Constitutional Carry

Left pending in committee on 03-28-17. Chair Phil King Homeland Security & Public Safety

Companion: None

HB421/Rinaldi           Church Security

Considered in Calendars 05/03/17

Companion: None

Members that signed on as co-authors from 5-8/5-10: Smithee, Roberts, Kacal, Springer

HB543/Raney         Presidential Elector Bill

Placed on the House General State Calendar 05/09/17

Companion: SB394/Buckingham

HB771/Schofield     Presidential Elector Bill

Left pending in House Elections Committee 03/27/17

Companion: SB412 Bettencourt

HB787/Parker          Protection of the grid.

Left pending in Senate committee 05/16/17.

Companion: None

HB808/Fallon            Prohibiting Redlight Cameras

Referred to House Transportation 02/21/17. Chair Geanie Morrison

Companion: HB88/Hall

HB844/Klick             Dismemberment Abortion

Amended onto SB8 which was sent to the Governor 05/28/17.

Companion: SB415/Perry Identical

HB948/Tinderholt     Abolishment of Abortion

Referred to State Affairs 02-21-17. Chair Byron Cook State Affairs

Companion: None

HB985/Wray         Presidential Elector Bill

Referred to House Election 02/28/17

Companion: Buckingham

HB1258/Clardy         Public document database ran by outside vendor

Referred to State Affairs 05/18/17

Companion: None

House Vote

127 Yeas, 15 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Are ́valo; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Canales; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, Y.; Dean; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Goldman; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Neva ́rez; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Sanford; Schofield; Sheffield; Shine; Springer; Stephenson; Stucky; Swanson; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Walle; White; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zerwas.

Nays — Biedermann; Cain; Capriglione; Fallon; Krause; Lang; Leach; Rinaldi; Schaefer; Simmons; Smithee; Stickland; Tinderholt; Wilson; Zedler.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C); Vo.

Absent, Excused — Laubenberg.

Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting — Davis, S.

Absent — Oliveira; Schubert; Shaheen; Thierry.

HB1323/Frank          Tim Tebow Bill-UIL Access for Homeschoolers

Left pending in committee 04-27-17. Chair Dan Huberty Public Education

Companion: SB640/Van Taylor Identical

HB1549/Burkett       Creating risk factors in CPS home visitation programs to establish intervention

Conference committee report accepted 05-28-17.

Companion: None

House Vote:  2nd Reading 129 Yeas, 6 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alvarado; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Are ́valo; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Dean; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Goldman; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Kacal; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Neva ́rez; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stucky; Swanson; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zerwas.

Nays — Biedermann; Cain; Lang; Stickland; Tinderholt; Zedler.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker; Cyrier(C).

Absent, Excused — Anchia; Paddie; Wu.

Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting — Davis, Y.; Sanford.

Absent — Alonzo; Cook; Hernandez; Johnson, J.; Keough; Parker; Phillips; Rinaldi

House Vote: Third Reading  142 Yeas, 1 Nays, 2 Present, not voting

Yeas – Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Arévalo; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Biedermann; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Davis, S.; Dean; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonzales; González; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Muñoz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Nevárez; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Rinaldi; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Springer; Stephenson; Stucky; Swanson; Thierry; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zedler; Zerwas

Nays – Stickland

Present, not voting – Goldman(C); Mr. Speaker

Absent, Excused – Darby; Davis, Y.; Reynolds; Smithee

Absent – Thompson, E.

HB1600/Thompson    Mental Health Screening in Medicaid and Chips Program

Received back from the Senate and reported enrolled in the House 05/28/17.

Companion: SB817/Watson Identical

First vote when presented in House:

119 Yeas, 29 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Arevalo; Ashby; Bailes; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Button; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Darby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Farrar; Flynn; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Koop; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murr; Neave; Neva ́rez; Oliveira; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Schofield; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Stephenson; Stucky; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; White; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zerwas.

Nays — Bell; Biedermann; Burrows; Cain; Cyrier; Dale; Dean; Fallon; Frank; Goldman; Isaac; Klick; Krause; Lang; Laubenberg; Leach; Murphy; Phillips; Rinaldi; Sanford; Schaefer; Schubert; Shaheen; Springer; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt; Wilson; Zedler.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C).

Absent — Dukes

Vote to accept Senate amendment

The motion to concur in the senate amendments to HB 1600 prevailed by

(Record 1910): 128 Yeas, 14 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Are ́valo; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Bernal; Blanco; Bohac; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Coleman; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Dean; Deshotel; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonzales; Gonzalez; Gooden; Guerra; Guillen; Gutierrez; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Larson; Laubenberg; Longoria; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Moody; Morrison; Mun ̃oz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Neva ́rez; Oliverson; Ortega; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Perez; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raymond; Reynolds; Roberts; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Schofield; Schubert; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stucky; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; VanDeaver; Villalba; Vo; Walle; Workman; Wray; Wu; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Biedermann; Bonnen, D.; Cain; Fallon; Krause; Lang; Leach; Rinaldi; Sanford; Schaefer; Shaheen; Stickland; Swanson; Tinderholt.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker; Goldman(C).

Absent, Excused — Minjarez; Raney.

Absent — Dukes; Oliveira; White; Wilson.

HB1911/White     Constitutional Carry

Committee report sent to Calendars Committee 04-26-17.

Companion: None

House members signing on as co-authors from 05/08-05/10:

Ashby 5-12, Cyrier 5-11, Fallon 5-9, Kacal 5-9, Paddie 5-8, Price 5-8

HB2107 Lucio III   Medical Cannabis

Committee Report Sent to Calendars 05/09/17.

Companion: SB269/Menendez identical

House Joint Authors & Co-Sponsors:

Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield

Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Bailes | Bernal | Biedermann | Blanco | Canales | Clardy | Coleman | Collier | Cook | Cortez | Cyrier | Darby | Deshotel | Dukes | Dutton | Faircloth | Frank | Gervin-Hawkins | Giddings | Goldman | González, Mary | Gooden | Guerra | Guillen | Gutierrez | Hernandez | Hinojosa, Gina | Holland | Howard | Huberty | Israel | Johnson, Eric | King, Phil | Lambert | Longoria | Lozano | Martinez, “Mando” | Minjarez | Moody | Morrison, Geanie W. | Muñoz, Jr. | Murphy | Nevárez | Oliverson | Ortega | Perez | Phelan | Raney | Reynolds | Rodriguez, Eddie | Rodriguez, Justin | Romero, Jr. | Rose | Stickland | Stucky | Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Turner | Uresti, Tomas | VanDeaver | Villalba | Vo | Walle | Workman | Wu | Zedler | Zerwas

HB2559/Reynolds      Relating to public inspection of mail in ballots  

Sent to Governor 05/26/17.

Companion: none          

HB2338/Bell          Texas Sovereignty Act

Committee report sent to Calendars Committee 5/8/17.

Companion: SB2015/Creighton Identical

HB2400 Isaac         Daylight Savings Time

Left pending in committee 5/1/17.

Companion: SB238/Menendez Identical

HB 2561/Thompson, Amendment 2 Krause       Religious Freedom for Pharmacists

Adopted

HB2861/Phillips       Public/Private Partnership Toll Roads

Failed to pass to engrossment 05-05-17.

Companion: None

House Vote: 52 Yeas, 79 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anderson, R.; Are ́valo; Blanco; Burkett; Button; Coleman; Collier; Cortez; Elkins; Farrar; Flynn; Geren; Gooden; Guerra; Gutierrez; Hernandez; Howard; Huberty; Israel; Johnson, E.; King, P.; Koop; Lambert; Longoria; Lucio; Martinez; Meyer; Moody; Morrison; Murphy; Neave; Oliveira; Ortega; Perez; Phillips; Raney; Raymond; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Sheffield; Shine; Smithee; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; Villalba; Walle; Workman.

Nays — Bailes; Bell; Biedermann; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burns; Burrows; Cain; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Dean; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Faircloth; Fallon; Frank; Frullo; Giddings; Goldman; Gonzales; Gonza ́lez; Hefner; Herrero; Holland; Hunter; Isaac; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, T.; Klick; Krause; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Lozano; Miller; Mun ̃oz; Murr; Neva ́rez; Oliverson; Parker; Paul; Phelan; Pickett; Price; Reynolds; Rinaldi; Roberts; Romero; Rose; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Simmons; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Thierry; Tinderholt; VanDeaver; White; Wilson; Wray; Zedler; Zerwas.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C).

Absent, Excused — Anchia; Paddie; Wu.

Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting — Ashby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Metcalf; Sanford.

Absent — Anderson, C.; Bernal; Cook; Gervin-Hawkins; Guillen; Hinojosa; Johnson, J.; Kuempel; Minjarez; Vo.

HB2899/Simmons         House Version of Privacy Bill

Left pending in House State Affairs Chair Byron Cook 04/19/17.

Companion: None

House members that signed on as co-authors from 05/08-05/10:

Cosper 05-08, Dale 05-08, Darby 05-08, Huberty 05-09, Larson 05-09, Meyer 05-10, Morrison 05-10, Price 05-08, Schubert 05-10,  Shine 05-08, Stickland 05-08, Zerwas 05-08.

HB2950/Burkett, Amendment 7 Krause       Religious Freedom Protections for Nurses

Adopted

HB3587/Zedler     Ag production of industrialized Hemp crops

Committee report sent to Calendars Committee 04-27-17.

Companions: None

HB3859/Frank       Religious Protection for Foster Care Providers

Sent to Governor 05/26/17.

Companion: SB892/Perry Identical

House Vote:

Unofficial Totals: 94 Yeas, 51 Nays, 1 Present, not voting

Yeas – Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Biedermann; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cook; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Dean; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Goldman; Gonzales; Gooden; Guillen; Hefner; Holland; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Leach; Lozano; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Morrison; Murphy; Murr; Oliveira; Oliverson; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Phelan; Phillips; Price; Raney; Rinaldi; Roberts; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; VanDeaver; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zedler; Zerwas

Nays – Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Arévalo; Bernal; Blanco; Coleman; Cortez; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Farrar; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; González; Guerra; Gutierrez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Howard; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; King, T.; Longoria; Lucio; Martinez; Minjarez; Moody; Muñoz; Neave; Ortega; Perez; Pickett; Raymond; Reynolds; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Thierry; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; Villalba; Vo; Walle; Wu

Present, not voting – Mr. Speaker(C)

Absent, Excused – Laubenberg

Absent – Collier; Hernandez; Nevárez

HB4131/Fallon       Relating to assisting voters and other voting processes and procedures; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

Placed on the House General Calendar 05-10-17

Companion: None

HB4349/Cortez       Alamo Management District Creation

Placed on Intent Calendar 05/24/17

Companion: None

Senate Bills

SB2/Bettencourt      Prop Tax Reform

Sent back to committee in House. Send back to Calendars 05/20/17.

Companion: None

SB3/Larry Taylor        ESA Bill

Referred to House Public Education 051/12/17.

Companion: None

Senate Vote: Yeas 19, Nays 12.

Yeas:Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Perry, Schwertner, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:Garcia, Hinojosa, Mene ́ndez, Miles, Nichols, Rodrıguez, Seliger, Uresti,

Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

SB4/Perry          Sanctuary Cities

Signed into law 05/07/17 by Governor Abbott

SB6/Kolkhorst     Privacy Bill

House received from the Senate on 03-16-17.

Companion: None

SB8/Schwertner     Disposal of abortion remains

Sent to Governor 05/28/17 with dismemberment amendment.

Companion: HB200/Burkett Identical

SB16/Nichols          Reduction of fee for license to carry a handgun

Signed by Governor 05/26/17. Effective 09/01/17.

Companion: HB300/ Phil King

SB21/  Rules for Convention of the States

Sent to Governor 05/28/47.

Companions:  HB506/HJR39 Phil King/Miller  Identical

Senate Vote:

Yeas: Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Hinojosa, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Lucio, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

Nays: Garcia, Mene´ndez, Miles, Rodrı´guez.

House Vote

Yeas — Allen; Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Biedermann; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Capriglione; Clardy; Cook; Cortez; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Davis, Y.; Dean; Deshotel; Dutton; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Farrar; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonzales; Gooden; Guillen; Hefner; Hernandez; Holland; Howard; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Israel; Johnson, J.; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Lozano; Lucio; Martinez; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Moody; Morrison; Mun˜oz; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Oliveira; Oliverson; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Raymond; Rinaldi; Roberts; Rose; Sanford; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Simmons; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Thierry; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; VanDeaver; Villalba; Walle; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Alonzo; Alvarado; Are´valo; Bernal; Canales; Collier; Dukes; Gonza´lez; Guerra; Gutierrez; Hinojosa; Johnson, E.; Minjarez; Neva´rez; Ortega; Reynolds; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Wu.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker; Goldman(C).

Absent, Excused — Perez. Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting — Longoria.

Absent — Anchia; Blanco; Coleman; Herrero; Turner; Uresti; Vo

SJR2/Birdwell Calling for Article V Convention of States

Passed House as amended on 5/5/17.Passed the Senate 05/10/17. Filed with SOS 05/11/17.

Companion: HJR 39

Senate Vote: Yeas 20, Nays 11.

Yeas: Bettencourt, Birdwell, Buckingham, Burton, Campbell, Creighton, Estes, Hall, Hancock, Huffines, Huffman, Hughes, Kolkhorst, Nelson, Nichols, Perry, Schwertner, Seliger, Taylor of Galveston, Taylor of Collin.

Nays:Garcia, Hinojosa, Lucio, Mene´ndez, Miles, Rodriguez, Uresti, Watson, West, Whitmire, Zaffirini.

House Vote: 94 Yeas, 51 Nays, 2 Present, not voting.

Yeas — Anderson, C.; Anderson, R.; Ashby; Bailes; Bell; Biedermann; Bohac; Bonnen, D.; Bonnen, G.; Burkett; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Capriglione; Clardy; Cook; Cosper; Craddick; Cyrier; Dale; Darby; Davis, S.; Dean; Elkins; Faircloth; Fallon; Flynn; Frank; Frullo; Geren; Goldman; Gonzales; Gooden; Hefner; Holland; Huberty; Hunter; Isaac; Kacal; Keough; King, K.; King, P.; King, T.; Klick; Koop; Krause; Kuempel; Lambert; Landgraf; Lang; Larson; Laubenberg; Leach; Lozano; Metcalf; Meyer; Miller; Murphy; Murr; Neave; Oliverson; Paddie; Parker; Paul; Phelan; Phillips; Pickett; Price; Raney; Rinaldi; Roberts; Schaefer; Schofield; Schubert; Shaheen; Sheffield; Shine; Smithee; Springer; Stephenson; Stickland; Stucky; Swanson; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; VanDeaver; Villalba; White; Wilson; Workman; Wray; Zedler; Zerwas.

Nays — Allen; Alonzo; Alvarado; Anchia; Are´valo; Bernal; Blanco; Canales; Coleman; Collier; Cortez; Davis, Y.; Deshotel; Dukes; Dutton; Farrar; Gervin-Hawkins; Giddings; Gonza´lez; Guerra; Gutierrez; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Howard; Israel; Johnson, E.; Johnson, J.; Lucio; Martinez; Minjarez; Moody; Morrison; Mun˜oz; Neva´rez; Oliveira; Ortega; Raymond; Reynolds; Rodriguez, E.; Rodriguez, J.; Romero; Rose; Simmons; Thierry; Thompson, S.; Turner; Uresti; Vo; Walle; Wu.

Present, not voting — Mr. Speaker(C); Sanford.

Absent, Excused — Perez.

Absent, Excused, Committee Meeting — Longoria.

Absent — Guillen

SB24/Huffman   Stop Sermon Supoenas

Signed by Governor 05/19/17. Effective immediately.

Companion: HB3956/Geren Identical

SB31/Zaffirini    Texting Ban

Removed from intent calendar on 3/22/17.

Companion: HB63/Craddick Identical

SB83/Hall    Electric Grid Protection

Referred to House State Affairs 05/15/17

Companion: None

SB87/Hall             Redlight Camera Infractions/Auto Registration

Referred to House Transportation 05/08/17. Chair Geanie Morrison

Companion: HB121/Keough

SB88/Hall              Prohibiting Redlight Cameras

Referred to House Transportation 05/05/17. Chair Geanie Morrison

Companion: HB808/Fallon

SB176/Schwertner Uber

Left pending in committee 03-21-17

Companion: None

SB238/Menendez    Daylight Savings Time

Referred to State Affairs on 1/30/17. Chair Joan Huffman.

Companion: HB95/ Flynn Identical  HB/2400 Isaac Identical

SB312/Nichols   TXDOT Sunset

Passes out of Conference Committee 05/27/17

Reforms Passed:

1) Texans will now be protected from having their free lanes converted to toll lanes or having their free lanes downgraded to frontage roads.
2) Despite the exceptions added, HOV lanes cannot be converted into toll lanes.
3) Toll administrative fees will be capped at $48/year, and any criminal fines are capped at $250/year (versus the current system where thousands can be tacked on).
4) Tolls will be removed from Camino Columbia toll road in Laredo and the Cesar Chavez toll project in El Paso (after a vote by local El Paso officials who have indicated they support removing the tolls). This sets an important precedent to get tolls removed from other projects.
5) Any state funds for toll projects that had environmental review commence by January 1, 2014, must be repaid. The grant/subsidy, double tax gravy train is now over.

SB394/Buckingham        Presidential Elector Bill

Left pending in Senate State Affairs Committee 04/20/17

Companion: HB543/Raney  HB985/Wray

SB412/Bettencourt         Presidential Elector Bill

Referred to Senate State Affairs on 02/01/17

Companion: HB771/Schofield     HB1391/Fallon

SB415/Perry  Dismemberment Abortion

Referred to House State Affairs 05-03-17. Chair Byron Cook

Companion: HB844/Klick Identical

SB640/Van Taylor  Tim Tebow Bill-UIL Access for Homeschoolers

Referred to Public Education Committee on 5/8/17.

Companion: HB1323/Frank Identical

SB817/Watson      Mental Health Screening in Medicaid and Chips Program

Left pending in committee on 4/26/17.

Companion: HB1600/Thompson   Identical

SB892/Perry          Religious Protection for Foster Care Providers

Left pending in committee 04-19-14. Chair Schwertner Health & Human Services

Companion: HB3859/Frank

SB2015/Creighton       Texas Sovereignty Act

Referred to State Affairs Committee on 3/27/17

Companion: HB2338/Bell

SB2279/Hancock    Buffet bill

Not again placed on the intent calendar 05-09-17.  Looks to be dead.

Companion: None



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