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

Rep. Carol Alvarado

District 145 (D-Houston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 4046 Relating to the confidentiality of student records. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1293 Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3311 Relating to the scoring criteria for an application for a low income housing tax credit and the allocation of those credits to developments reserved for elderly persons. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3327 Relating to a grant program to fund domestic violence high risk teams. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1251 Relating to the transfer of compensation experience for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2150 Relating to the organization of a grand jury. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3576 Relating to restrictions on the use, transfer, and sale of housing developments that have received certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2645 Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence and to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 699 Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy on campus sexual assault. Effective immediately
HB 1265 Relating to a deceptive act or practice involving a solicitation in connection with a good or service or involving the production, sale, distribution, or promotion of certain synthetic substances. Effective on 9/1/15

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 3535 Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1157 Relating to funding for public school career and technology education programs. 03/03/2015
HB 170 Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; creating criminal offenses. 05/11/2015
HB 173 Relating to information reported by a public school district regarding prekindergarten classes. 03/10/2015
HB 171 Relating to limits on the size of fifth grade classes in public schools. 02/09/2015
HR 169 Congratulating Craig Biggio on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 02/20/2015
HB 953 Relating to electronic voter registration. 04/27/2015
HB 954 Relating to an electronic application for voter registration and a ballot to be voted by mail. 03/02/2015
HB 1156 Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes. 03/19/2015
HB 1172 Relating to creating a program to recognize before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity. 03/04/2015
HB 1155 Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities. 05/27/2015
HJR 40 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. 03/03/2015
HB 1543 Relating to the creation of the Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs in the office of the governor. 05/14/2015
HB 1505 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science and technology building at the downtown campus of the University of Houston. 03/09/2015
HB 1882 Relating to notice requirements for certain witnesses who are scheduled to appear before a grand jury. 04/15/2015
HB 1812 Relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving family violence. 05/13/2015
HB 2149 Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses, training about opioid antagonists and drug overdoses, and grants for related programs. 03/12/2015
HB 1896 Relating to the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant program. 05/06/2015
HB 3499 Relating to the labeling of genetically modified food; authorizing a civil penalty. 03/18/2015
HB 3322 Relating to the regulation of and federal funding for certain child-care providers. 04/13/2015
HB 3607 Relating to notifying a state senator and state representative about the creation of a district and acquiring road powers for a district. 05/13/2015
HB 4042 Relating to collective bargaining for firefighters and police officers, including county jailers and detention officers. 04/28/2015
HB 3493 Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. 04/28/2015
HR 1550 Congratulating Carol Lewis on her induction into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame. 04/01/2015
HR 2199 Recognizing September 2015 as Texas Obesity Awareness Month. 05/24/2015
HB 3032 Relating to vacancies created because of promotional appointments in certain municipal fire departments. 05/11/2015
HB 3033 Relating to the disciplinary suspension of a municipal firefighter in certain municipalities. 05/13/2015
HB 3088 Relating to applications for permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain new or expanded facilities in certain low-income and minority communities. 03/23/2015
HB 2917 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to impose term limits on certain elected officials. 05/05/2015
HJR 117 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation, for a period not to exceed 10 years, the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an honorably discharged veteran of the armed services of the United States, or the surviving spouse of such a veteran, if the residence homestead was donated to the veteran, or the purchase of the residence homestead was financed, by a charitable organization. 03/23/2015
HB 2785 Relating to notice requirements for certain meetings or hearings in fire or police departments in certain municipalities. 05/11/2015
HB 2914 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain charitable organizations that provide affordable housing to low-income veterans and their dependents. 03/16/2015
HB 3497 Relating to the award of points for affordable housing projects that are awarded low income housing tax credits. 04/28/2015
HB 3616 Relating to the use of certain funds for workforce development. 03/19/2015
HB 3612 Relating to classification of a liquid substance used to fill an electronic cigarette as a hazardous substance. 03/19/2015
HB 1590 Relating to the minimum wage. 04/07/2015
HB 1098 Relating to the prescription, administration, and possession of certain opioid antagonists for the treatment of suspected opioid overdoses. 03/02/2015
HB 1616 Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the purchase of produce at farmers markets under certain nutritional assistance programs. 04/15/2015
HB 298 Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education. 05/05/2015
HB 187 Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to unlawful employment practices. 05/06/2015
HB 2352 Relating to prohibiting smoking tobacco on the grounds of the Capitol Complex and in certain state buildings; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties. 03/17/2015
HB 76 Relating to electronic voter registration. 04/27/2015

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