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Legislation authored by John Wray

Includes legislation with John Wray as the primary author for the 84th through 85th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System. Author information is not available for the 86th Legislature.

85th Regular Session
HB 423 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities that transport ready-mixed concrete.
HB 980 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to reducing certain fees for a license to carry a handgun for county jailers.
HB 981 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship.
HB 982 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.
HB 983 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to an increase in punishment for certain persons convicted of theft of a trailer, semitrailer, farm tractor, or implement of husbandry.
HB 984 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program.
HB 985 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to the required vote by a presidential elector; providing a civil penalty.
HB 994 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the disposition of remains and anatomical gifts.
HB 995 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the form and revocation of medical powers of attorney.
HB 1022 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a written declaration to designate a guardian before the need for a guardian arises.
HB 1117 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to eligibility for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.
HB 1122 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain recorded statements made by child abuse victims.
HB 1128 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the date and time for the public sale of real property.
HB 1189 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited acts by reserve law enforcement officers.
HB 1250 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to prohibit the land application of certain sewage sludge in the county or in a portion of the county.
HB 1254 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating July 26 as Waxahachie Chautauqua Day.
HB 1351 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of local motor fuel taxes on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
HB 1354 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to trusts.
HB 1355 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.
HB 1358 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act.
HB 1787 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the execution of a declaration for mental health treatment.
HB 1974 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to durable powers of attorney.
HB 1983 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.
HB 2160 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to the assessment of damages for certain condemnations by a high-speed rail company.
HB 2161 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to clarification of the law regarding the authority of a high-speed rail company to exercise the power of eminent domain.
HB 2162 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed rail facility with multiple types of train technology.
HB 2163 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the elevation of high-speed rail tracks in certain counties.
HB 2164 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of private activity bonds to finance high-speed rail service.
HB 2165 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Land & Resource Management
Caption: Relating to entry onto property to survey for a high-speed rail facility.
HB 2271 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to decedents' estates and certain posthumous gifts.
HB 2435 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to public improvement projects financed by or through assessments levied on property by municipalities and counties.
HB 2668 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a mechanic's or materialman's lien for retained funds under certain construction contracts.
HB 2692 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to taxes and fees imposed on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including an exemption to the cigarette tax, related administrative matters, and the elements of certain related offenses.
HB 2957 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to permits for certain vehicles being operated in connection with a motor sports racing event.
HB 3136 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Windsor Hills Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments.
HB 3272 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a driver's license or personal identification certificate and to certain conduct constituting contempt of court that may result in the suspension or denial of a driver's license.
HB 3499 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to sending notice of proposed contracts for highway projects by e-mail.
HB 3549 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain cleaning services performed for a health care facility.
HB 3651 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to exempting certain trailers from being equipped with emergency brakes.
HB 3654 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of road machinery for purposes of certain provisions governing vehicle equipment.
HB 3860 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the regulation of signs by the Texas Department of Transportation.
HB 4086 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to expunction of a notice of lis pendens.
HB 4347 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Midlothian Municipal Management District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
HCR 158 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 2271.
HR 432 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the Leadership Midlothian Class of 2016-2017.
HR 710 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members of the Milford Chapter of the National Honor Society on their visit to the State Capitol.
HR 711 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Madren Boyce "Buddy" Whatley of Midlothian.
HR 712 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Arden "Cotton" Powers of Midlothian.
HR 713 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charles Murray Oliver Jr. of Waxahachie.
HR 714 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dorothy Jean Kelley Phillips of Waxahachie.
HR 832 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Benton Warren Cain of Waxahachie.
HR 833 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Carol Ann Watson Hinds of Waxahachie.
HR 862 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the Ennis Chamber of Commerce for its contributions to the community.
HR 863 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Doris Jane Holley Mitchell of Italy, Texas.
HR 978 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. John Graham Compton of Waxahachie on his retirement.
HR 979 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending George Kent for his 29 years of service to the Mid-Way Regional Airport board.
HR 1189 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Steven F. Chapman on his retirement as Waxahachie city attorney.
HR 1190 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Raymond Lee Clymore of Waxahachie.
HR 1191 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Reverend Lavoyd W. Dollar of Waxahachie.
HR 1550 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mickey Darnell Lewis of Malakoff.
HR 1857 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dorothy Louise Midkiff of Waxahachie.
HR 1858 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Henderson County Justice of the Peace Tommy Barnett.
HR 1859 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bill Woody on his retirement as justice of the peace for Ellis County Precinct 1.
HR 1975 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Walter Keven Davis of Waxahachie.
HR 2341 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating assistant baseball coach Jim Miller on his retirement from Waxahachie High School.
HR 2442 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Travis Miller Griffin Sr., chief of staff for Representative Dwayne Bohac, for two decades of public service and political engagement.
HR 2504 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of David Earl LaRue of Midlothian.
HR 2505 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Eddie Bob Vantreese of Waxahachie.
HR 2665 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Melvin and Jessie Sampley of Arlington on their 66th wedding anniversary.
85th 1st Called Session
HR 41 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mikal "Zane" Walker of Waxahachie.
HR 42 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Caleb Spencer Neal of Waxahachie.
HR 43 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Isaac Benjamin Baker of Waxahachie.
HR 44 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. John E. Chapman III of Ennis ISD on being named Region 10 Superintendent of the Year for 2017.
HR 45 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Citizens National Bank of Texas.
HR 46 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring David Eubank for saving the life of a young girl in Mosul.
HR 53 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jason Willett on his 25th year in the practice of law.
HR 54 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rudy Segura Jr. of Waxahachie.
HR 65 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Symon Castillo of Ennis.
HR 120 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Johnnie I. Krajca of Ennis.
HR 138 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Tom "Ike" Morris of San Antonio on his 107th birthday.
HR 172 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Town Square Title on its forthcoming 10th anniversary in 2018.
HR 440 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Billy Eastman Ott of Waxahachie.
HR 441 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Bob and Bobbie McGinnis of Waxahachie on their 70th wedding anniversary.
HR 442 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Birdie Mae Brown on her 95th birthday.
84th Regular Session
HB 1029 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to trusts.
HB 1051 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County.
HB 1187 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway.
HB 1245 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to changing the eligibility of inmates convicted of certain intoxication offenses for release on parole or mandatory supervision and to a biennial study regarding prevention of intoxication offenses.
HB 1301 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules prohibiting the use of an on-site sewage disposal system with an absorptive effluent disposal system.
HB 2211 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to agreed venue selection in civil actions.
HB 2212 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
HB 2248 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the land application of sewage sludge in certain counties.
HB 2418 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to decedents' estates.
HB 2419 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code.
HB 2428 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the adoption of the Texas Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act.
HB 2460 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to allowing certain counties to regulate the land application of certain sewage sludge.
HB 2705 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances.
HB 2706 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors.
HB 3915 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings regarding high speed rail companies.
HB 3918 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to private activity bonds.
HB 3923 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities that transport ready-mixed concrete; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
HB 4039 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax.
HCR 85 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle.
HR 229 Author: Wray, John | et. al.
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
HR 500 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Ennis High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 5A Division 2 state championship.
HR 502 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Dinah Weable of Waxahachie for her 22 years of service as constituent director for Texas House District 10.
HR 504 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Leadership Waxahachie.
HR 517 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Justices of the Peace and Constables Day at the State Capitol.
HR 523 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing members of Leadership Midlothian.
HR 943 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending the members of the Ellis County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 106 on their performance at the 2013 Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association state competition.
HR 1195 Author: Wray, John
Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Don F. Essary of Ennis.