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85th Regular Session, 2017
HB 12 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system.
  Author: Price, Four | et. al.
  Committees: Public Health | State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
HB 68 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services.
  Author: Simmons, Ron
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Referred to Public Education
HB 69 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a requirement that school districts and open-enrollment charter schools report certain information regarding children with disabilities who reside in residential facilities.
  Author: Guillen, Ryan
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 92 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.
  Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
  Committees: Economic & Small Business Development | Veteran Affairs & Border Security
  Last Action: Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 150 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of, and the deferral or abatement of ad valorem taxes on, certain residence homesteads.
  Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al.
  Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means | Veteran Affairs & Border Security
  Last Action: See remarks for effective date
HB 194 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.
  Author: Bernal, Diego
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 217 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of certain persons to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on a person's residence homestead.
  Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
  Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
  Committees: Ways & Means | Finance
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 311 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to public education and public school finance matters.
  Author: Johnson, Jarvis
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Referred to Public Education
HB 315 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a grant available to school districts to provide services to students residing in care and treatment facilities and residential placement facilities.
  Author: Johnson, Jarvis
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Referred to Public Education
HB 343 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses of certain disabled veterans.
  Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 364 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
  Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al.
  Committees: Higher Education
  Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
HB 377 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates.
  Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
  Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs | Veteran Affairs & Border Security
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 468 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel and motel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty.
  Author: Longoria, Oscar
  Committees: Business & Industry
  Last Action: Referred to Business & Industry
HB 518 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.
  Author: Darby, Drew | et. al.
  Sponsor: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means | Administration
  Last Action: No action taken in committee
HB 626 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to late applications for certain exemptions from ad valorem taxation.
  Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
  Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
  Committees: Ways & Means | Finance
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 658 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility.
  Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al.
  Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
  Committees: Elections | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 689 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the determination of intellectual disability for children in foster care.
  Author: Wu, Gene
  Committees: Human Services
  Last Action: Referred to Human Services
HB 837 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to notice provided to persons with disabilities regarding the eligibility of persons with disabilities to use certain public transportation services.
  Author: Allen, Alma
  Committees: Transportation
  Last Action: Referred to Transportation
HB 850 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain real property used to provide housing to certain individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions.
  Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means | Finance
  Last Action: Referred to Finance
HB 969 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain real property.
  Author: Metcalf, Will | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 996 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the regulation of business entities that provide assistance animals; providing a civil penalty.
  Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al.
  Committees: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
  Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1033 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a federal waiver to exempt public school students with significant cognitive disabilities from annual assessment requirements imposed by federal law.
  Author: Burns, DeWayne | et. al.
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1101 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to require a person to file a new application to confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of a 100 percent disabled veteran.
  Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
  Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
  Committees: Ways & Means | Finance
  Last Action: Effective on 1/1/18
HB 1120 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue a building construction permit or final certificate of occupancy for a building or facility required to meet certain accessibility standards; requiring a related study.
  Author: Springer, Drew
  Committees: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1121 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to instruction in accessible design in the curriculum for an architecture degree program offered by a public institution of higher education.
  Author: Springer, Drew
  Committees: Higher Education
  Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
HB 1123 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for architects regarding compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
  Author: Springer, Drew
  Committees: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 1281 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to historically underutilized businesses and to goods and services purchased by governmental entities; providing penalties.
  Author: Reynolds, Ron
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 1309 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to eligibility for and benefits associated with license plates for certain veterans.
  Author: Sanford, Scott
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 1463 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to procedures for actions alleging failure to comply with certain standards to accommodate persons with disabilities.
  Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
  Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1527 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.
  Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1556 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
  Author: González, Mary | et. al.
  Sponsor: Menéndez, José
  Committees: Public Education | Health & Human Services
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1564 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of an elderly or disabled person to defer or abate the collection of ad valorem taxes on the person's residence homestead if the homestead is subject to a mortgage.
  Author: Miller, Rick
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1590 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel dependents.
  Author: Holland, Justin | et. al.
  Committees: Higher Education
  Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
HB 1591 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.
  Author: Bohac, Dwayne | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1641 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.
  Author: Hefner, Cole | et. al.
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
  Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 1679 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a dollar amount or a percentage, whichever is greater, of the appraised value of a residence homestead, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.
  Author: Schofield, Mike
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1696 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans.
  Author: Blanco, César
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1782 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes.
  Author: Faircloth, Wayne
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1790 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to revoked disabled parking placards.
  Author: Pickett, Joseph
  Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
  Committees: Transportation | Transportation
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1929 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to waiver programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.
  Author: Fallon, Pat
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2081 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly or disabled persons.
  Author: Phelan, Dade
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2209 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.
  Author: González, Mary | et. al.
  Committees: Public Education
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2236 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads.
  Author: Murphy, Jim | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2259 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans.
  Author: Gutierrez, Roland
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 2268 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and a temporary protection of school districts against the resulting temporary loss in local revenue.
  Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2308 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for veterans with disabilities that include the emblem from military academy license plates.
  Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
  Committees: Defense & Veterans' Affairs | Veteran Affairs & Border Security
  Last Action: Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
HB 2312 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination and to the enforcement of that prohibition; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.
  Author: Dukes, Dawnna
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
HB 2356 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.
  Author: Cosper, Scott | et. al.
  Committees: Ways & Means
  Last Action: Received from the House
HB 2409 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.
  Author: Raney, John | et. al.
  Committees: Business & Industry | Natural Resources & Economic Development
  Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
HB 2415 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to standards for mental health services provided to certain individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  Author: Price, Four
  Committees: Public Health
  Last Action: Referred to Public Health
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