The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Bill stages


Jan. 30, 2015

Approved by House

Approved by Senate

Became law

Bill authors

Joe Farias

State Representative (D)


Senate committee

  • Committee not yet assigned

House committee

Last action

Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal May 8, 2015


Action Date Acting Chamber
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal 05/08/2015 Texas House
Record vote 05/08/2015 Texas House
Failed to pass 05/08/2015 Texas House
Read 3rd time 05/08/2015 Texas House
Nonrecord vote recorded in Journal 05/07/2015 Texas House
Passed to engrossment 05/07/2015 Texas House
Read 2nd time 05/07/2015 Texas House
Placed on General State Calendar 05/07/2015 Texas House
Considered in Calendars 05/01/2015 Texas House
Committee report sent to Calendars 04/17/2015 Texas House
Committee report distributed 04/16/2015 Texas House
Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator 04/16/2015 Texas House
Reported favorably as substituted 04/07/2015 Texas House
Committee substitute considered in committee 04/07/2015 Texas House
Considered in public hearing 04/07/2015 Texas House
Left pending in committee 03/24/2015 Texas House
Testimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee 03/24/2015 Texas House
Referred to Environmental Regulation 03/02/2015 Texas House
Read first time 03/02/2015 Texas House
Filed 01/30/2015 Texas House

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