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

Rep. Borris L. Miles

District 146 (D-Houston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 274 Relating to the enforcement of municipal rules, ordinances, or police regulations prohibiting illegal dumping; increasing a penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 263 Relating to the sealing of certain juvenile records. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3091 Relating to the standards for boiler inspection agencies. Effective immediately
HB 262 Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 431 Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to examine and recommend revisions to any state laws pertaining to juvenile records. Effective immediately
HB 1781 Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 710 Relating to procedures for certain persons charged with a violation of a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory supervision. Effective on 9/1/15

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 1723 Relating to the territory included in, the composition of the board of directors of, and the method of assessment of the Harris County Improvement District No. 10 and to clarifying the law to reflect the prior division of the district. House appoints conferees-reported

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 260 Relating to the provision of the reason for rejecting a voter registration application. 02/11/2015
HB 271 Relating to mandatory supervision for certain offenses involving the possession of a controlled substance. 04/09/2015
HB 269 Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. 04/15/2015
HB 261 Relating to municipal civilian complaint review boards in certain municipalities. 04/14/2015
HB 272 Relating to mandatory supervision for certain inmates sentenced following violation of a condition of community supervision. 03/26/2015
HB 266 Relating to offenses involving violating the civil rights of a person in custody and engaging in improper sexual activity with a person in custody; providing certain enhanced penalties. 03/25/2015
HB 265 Relating to enhancing the penalty prescribed for certain acts of official oppression. 03/25/2015
HB 258 Relating to the provision of the reason for rejecting a voter registration application. 05/12/2015
HB 267 Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. 02/11/2015
HB 270 Relating to the retention of and the required disclosure under the public information law of certain complaints alleging official oppression. 05/05/2015
HB 268 Relating to the prompt issuance of an order of nondisclosure for certain defendants; authorizing a fee. 04/09/2015
HB 273 Relating to the minimum term of confinement for an offense of illegal dumping in a municipality. 03/25/2015
HB 264 Relating to procedures for asserting taking claims against certain governmental entities. 02/11/2015
HR 511 Commemorating the 10th Annual Membership Conference of the Tri-County Black Chamber of Commerce. 02/24/2015
HR 473 Honoring Rev. James E. Nash of Houston for his decades of leadership at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in the Sunnyside Community. 02/19/2015
HR 477 Honoring Becky Edmondson of Houston for her community service to the citizens of District 146. 02/19/2015
HB 259 Relating to forfeiture of property used in the commission of certain littering offenses. 04/20/2015
HR 230 Congratulating Dr. Leonard L. Favorite of Houston on the occasion of his 60th birthday and his 40 years in the ministry. 03/01/2015
HR 391 In memory of Andrew Lee Higgins of Houston. 02/11/2015
HR 476 Honoring Willie Belle Boone of Houston for her longtime dedication to the State of Texas and the community in District 146. 02/19/2015
HR 474 Honoring Howard N. Sacks for his leadership and service to the citizens of Houston as the first president of the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. 02/19/2015
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
HR 866 Congratulating Kendahl Ross of Tomball on his participation in the DMAXX Sports Youth All American Bowl. 03/16/2015
HR 865 Honoring Alana Danielle Smith of Houston for her role in foiling a burglary attempt. 03/23/2015
HB 2923 Relating to the conditions of confinement of children prior to certain judicial proceedings. 05/06/2015
HB 3090 Relating to the regulation of for-profit legal service contract companies, administrators, and sales representatives; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee; requiring an occupational registration. 05/12/2015
HB 3303 Relating to the creation of the Office of the Independent Oversight Ombudsman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 04/09/2015
HB 3869 Relating to the appointment of commissioners of public housing authorities. 03/23/2015
HB 4135 Relating to requiring the Port of Houston Authority to comply with historically underutilized business provisions. 04/15/2015
HB 4150 Relating to the powers and the board of the Harris County Improvement District No. 12. 05/14/2015
HR 2270 Commemorating the installation of the Reverend Roland E. Mouton Jr. as the senior pastor of Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church/God With Us Ministries. 05/07/2015
HR 2198 Congratulating Avi Passy on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 05/07/2015
HR 2546 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Houston Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction. 05/13/2015
HR 2974 Commemorating the dedication of the William R. Powell Student Health and Counseling Center at Sam Houston State University. 05/20/2015
HR 3213 In memory of Dr. Egbert "Bert" Rulloda Borja. 05/27/2015
HR 3525 Honoring State Representative Sylvester Turner for his service. 06/02/2015
HR 478 Honoring Judge A. Robert Hinojosa of Houston for his years of community leadership and service to Texas. 02/19/2015
HR 133 Honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/15/2015
HB 563 Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of official oppression. 04/16/2015
HB 1485 Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program. 05/15/2015
HR 760 Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Day at the State Capitol. 03/05/2015
HB 282 Relating to the organization of a grand jury. 05/11/2015

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