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

Rep. Armando Walle

District 140 (D-Houston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 786 Relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3982 Relating to solicitation of a person to buy drinks for consumption by an alcoholic beverage retailer or the retailer's employee; authorizing a civil penalty; amending a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2684 Relating to the creation of a model training curriculum and to the required training for certain school district peace officers and school resource officers. Effective immediately
HB 1584 Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2528 Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 2068 Relating to automatic employee participation in and administration of a deferred compensation plan provided by certain hospital districts. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 15 Relating to the management and oversight of state contracts, including contracts for information technology commodity items. House adopts conf. comm. report-reported

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 3353 Relating to the offense of barratry and solicitation of professional employment. 03/17/2015
HB 689 Relating to required workers' compensation insurance coverage for building and construction contractors. 04/07/2015
HB 993 Relating to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services. 03/30/2015
HB 1240 Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. 03/03/2015
HB 1239 Relating to the provision of accounting statements by mortgage servicers for certain loans secured by a lien on residential real property. 05/06/2015
HR 435 In memory of Hillary Frances Corgey of Austin. 02/26/2015
HB 4118 Relating to requiring employers who choose not to purchase workers' compensation insurance coverage from an insurance carrier to provide certain employee benefits; providing an administrative violation; creating a criminal offense. 04/21/2015
HB 4107 Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance universal, high quality, prekindergarten education programs. 03/24/2015
HB 4017 Relating to the appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to finance certain temporary border security initiatives. 03/24/2015
HB 1800 Relating to regulation of public nuisance, aggressive, and dangerous dogs; authorizing fees and creating offenses. 04/21/2015
HR 1579 Congratulating the Texas Children's Hospital surgical team on the successful separation of conjoined twins. 04/20/2015
HR 1957 Recognizing April 28, 2015, as Workers' Memorial Day at the State Capitol. 04/30/2015
HB 1788 Relating to the regulation of salvage vehicle dealers, salvage pool operators, and salvage vehicle rebuilders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license. 04/14/2015
HB 690 Relating to injury and occupational disease reporting requirements for employers who do not obtain or otherwise provide workers' compensation insurance coverage; providing an administrative violation. 04/07/2015
HB 691 Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. 05/20/2015
HR 436 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as the Day of the Fallen. 02/25/2015
HB 1516 Relating to the bill of costs provided to a defendant before the costs are payable. 05/13/2015
HB 2285 Relating to requiring a school district to report data regarding citations issued to and arrests made of students. 03/17/2015
HB 2279 Relating to child and adolescent interaction education and training for certain peace and reserve law enforcement officers. 05/14/2015
HB 2284 Relating to the revocation of certain water utilities' certificate of public convenience and necessity for major rules violations. 05/04/2015
HB 3222 Relating to the priority of a transferred ad valorem tax lien. 04/21/2015
HB 2995 Relating to overtime pay for certain information technology state employees. 05/13/2015
HB 3549 Relating to the review, approval, and monitoring of and reporting on state agency contracts. 03/23/2015
HB 3242 Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. 03/17/2015
HB 3400 Relating to parties who may bring suit under the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983. 05/06/2015
HB 3810 Relating to an alert system for notification of the release of toxic chemicals by a manufacturing facility. 04/07/2015
HB 3671 Relating to the public school finance system. 03/19/2015
HB 1410 Relating to consideration of a bidder's principal place of business by public junior college districts in awarding certain contracts. 03/25/2015
HB 2885 Relating to requiring a school district to report data regarding restraints administered to, sanctions imposed on, complaints filed against, citations issued to, and arrests made of students. 05/06/2015
HB 4111 Relating to the release of certain child fatality and near fatality information for abused or neglected children. 05/06/2015
HCR 120 Urging Congress to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, Section 5056, and to appropriate sufficient funds so that efforts to solve the salt problem in the Amistad International Reservoir can continue. 05/23/2015
HB 3651 Relating to the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, and use of drugs not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the false representation that a substance is a drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or intended for the prevention or treatment of diseases in humans; creating criminal offenses. 05/13/2015
HB 3476 Relating to the provision and reimbursement of, or benefits for, home telemonitoring services, telemedicine medical services, and telehealth services under Medicaid and certain health benefit plans provided to certain retired public employees. 05/14/2015
HB 2572 Relating to the firefighters' relief and retirement fund in certain municipalities. 05/07/2015
HB 1998 Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code. 05/15/2015
HB 1936 Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender. 05/07/2015

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