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

Rep. Chris Paddie

District 9 (R-Marshall)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 906 Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a veterans county service officer. Effective immediately
HB 1040 Relating to the liability of certain sports officials and organizations. Effective immediately
HB 1376 Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to community supervision and corrections department officers and juvenile probation officers; reducing a fee. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1617 Relating to authorizing certain real property transactions involving the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. Effective immediately
HB 4199 Relating to the Harrison County Court at Law. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1184 Relating to authorizing certain utility cost savings and alternative fuel programs as eligible for local government energy savings performance contracts. Effective immediately
HB 885 Relating to certain county bail bond boards. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 2647 Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 1542 Relating to the use of digital message display systems in certain public facilities. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 2345 Congratulating Audrey and Louis Kariel of Marshall on their 65th wedding anniversary. 05/26/2015
HB 849 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period. 05/15/2015
HB 970 Relating to prohibiting the sale of nicotine products to minors; creating an offense. 03/24/2015
HR 381 Honoring David L. Anderson for his service as county judge of Panola County. 02/11/2015
HR 383 Congratulating the Carthage High School football team on winning the 2013 UIL 3A Division 1 state championship. 02/11/2015
HR 382 Congratulating Carson Joines on his service as the mayor of Carthage. 02/26/2015
HR 384 In memory of the Honorable Jean Heaton, mayor of Gary. 02/25/2015
HR 374 Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Panola County Day at the State Capitol. 02/11/2015
HR 776 Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Cass County Day at the State Capitol. 03/06/2015
HR 3411 Commending the officers and staff of Region VII of the Texas Department of Public Safety for their work in protecting the Capitol Complex in Austin. 06/01/2015
HR 3391 Congratulating Joy Smith Jones of Marshall on the occasion of her 90th birthday. 06/01/2015
HR 3404 Honoring house parliamentarian and special counsel Chris Griesel and the staff of the house parliamentarian's office for their significant contributions to the 84th Regular Session. 06/04/2015
HR 2284 Congratulating Bill O'Neal on his receipt of the 2014 Panola County Citizen of the Year Award. 05/24/2015
HB 1123 Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography; changing the eligibility for parole. 05/06/2015
HR 707 Congratulating the Waskom High School football team on winning the UIL 3A Division 2 state championship. 03/23/2015
HB 3068 Relating to the information required to be provided by a payor of proceeds from the sale of oil or gas from an oil or gas well to a payee on the request by the payee. 03/23/2015
HB 1997 Relating to requiring direct access to 9-1-1 service from certain telephone systems and equivalent systems that use Internet Protocol enabled services. 04/30/2015
HR 733 Recognizing March 5, 2015, as Shelby County Day at the State Capitol. 03/23/2015
HB 1863 Relating to landscape control along interstate and state highway rights-of-way; imposing a criminal penalty. 03/26/2015
HR 708 In memory of Sabine County Judge Charles E. Watson. 03/23/2015
HB 2380 Relating to regulating the sale of batteries to metal recycling entities. 04/14/2015
HB 2440 Relating to transportation network companies; imposing and authorizing fees; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a civil penalty. 05/04/2015
HB 2238 Relating to municipal authority to regulate wind turbines in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality. 04/13/2015
HB 2991 Relating to municipal regulation of minimum setback requirements for mineral exploration and development activities, including providing for and recording of waivers from those requirements. 05/13/2015
HB 2759 Relating to the exemption from certain construction requirements for volunteer fire departments in certain counties. 03/16/2015
HB 2993 Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate location of mineral exploration and development activities within its boundaries. 04/20/2015
HR 1421 In memory of Robert Ray Lawson of Marshall. 04/22/2015
HB 3287 Relating to the sales and use taxation of aircraft. 05/11/2015
HB 3398 Relating to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans. 03/17/2015
HB 4044 Relating to the imposition of a fee on a holder of a permit for an oil and gas waste disposal well. 05/04/2015
HB 3942 Relating to the authority to determine the supply of groundwater in certain regional water plans. 04/22/2015
HR 1609 Congratulating the Wiley College debate team on winning the 2014 Pi Kappa Delta national debate championship. 04/28/2015
HR 1529 Recognizing March 26, 2015, as Texas Mining and Reclamation Association Day at the Capitol. 03/26/2015
HR 2285 Congratulating Glenn Bickerdike of Marshall on his receipt of the 2015 Sam B. Hall Jr. Civic Service Award from East Texas Baptist University. 05/24/2015
HR 2339 Recognizing April 29, 2015, as City of Marshall Day at the State Capitol. 05/01/2015
HR 3129 Congratulating Claudine Howard on her receipt of the 2015 Community Builder Award from the Tenaha Masonic Lodge. 06/02/2015
HR 3153 In memory of Dr. Warren Henry Hawkins of Marshall. 06/02/2015
HR 3130 Congratulating Dorothy Craver of Jefferson on her 103rd birthday. 05/31/2015
HR 3215 In memory of Douglas Gaylon White of Harleton. 06/01/2015
HB 2855 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. 03/16/2015
HR 3459 In memory of Jennifer Larned of Marshall. 06/03/2015
HB 3457 Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. 04/08/2015
HR 464 Recognizing February 24, 2015, as East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol. 02/27/2015
HB 539 Relating to the procedural requirements for the adoption of a municipal regulation, limitation, or prohibition on the production, storage, or transportation of oil or natural gas; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
HB 2318 Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment. 05/22/2015
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

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