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

Rep. Craig Goldman

District 97 (R-Fort Worth)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 2533 Relating to the repeal of an offense prohibiting offensive noise on a premises covered by an alcoholic beverage license or permit. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2366 Relating to the notation on the precinct list of registered voters that a voter voted early. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2900 Relating to compliance with federal voting system standards. Effective immediately
HB 2717 Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding. Effective immediately
HB 1905 Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes. See remarks for effective date
HB 2739 Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 484 Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of certain public elective offices. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 20 Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1413 Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. 03/09/2015
HB 462 Relating to successful completion of dual credit courses as an alternative to compliance with end-of-course assessment requirements. 03/24/2015
HB 413 Relating to protection of the right to keep and bear arms within the State of Texas. 03/19/2015
HB 72 Relating to a prohibition on the sale or transfer of certain law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia. 02/24/2015
HB 129 Relating to the allocation to the state highway fund of revenue from the taxes imposed on the sale, rental, or use of motor vehicles and other taxes imposed on motor vehicles. 03/18/2015
HB 128 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of mineral interests having a value of less than a certain amount. 05/13/2015
HR 161 In memory of former Fort Worth mayor Bob Bolen. 02/26/2015
HB 850 Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax. 03/02/2015
HB 1066 Relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle auctions. 05/27/2015
HB 1399 Relating to procedures and requirements for the issuance of certificates of obligation. 03/18/2015
HB 596 Relating to the scheduling of the last day of school for students by public school districts. 02/19/2015
HR 597 Honoring the Texas Christian University student body and the TCU Student Government Association. 03/17/2015
HR 643 Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Renfro Foods, Inc., in Fort Worth. 03/18/2015
HB 2032 Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network. 03/11/2015
HB 1752 Relating to the issuance of certain bonds by school districts and the permissible use of interest derived from the proceeds of those bonds. 04/21/2015
HB 1803 Relating to public access to juvenile court proceedings. 05/01/2015
HB 3880 Relating to the requirements for placement on a general primary election ballot as a candidate for certain judicial offices. 05/11/2015
HB 2262 Relating to opening containers or possessing open containers of certain alcoholic beverages on the premises of a package store. 05/14/2015
HR 2095 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. 05/22/2015
HR 2193 Congratulating Patrick Crawford on being named the 2015 Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Campus Teacher of the Year by the Fort Worth Independent School District. 05/24/2015
HR 2158 Commending the Honorable Phil Gramm for his public service. 04/22/2015
HR 2522 Congratulating Mario Oscar Pureco Razo of Mitchell Boulevard Elementary School and Anttoniett Ceron Ponce of Glen Park Elementary School on being named 2015 Fort Worth Independent School District Campus Teachers of the Year. 05/26/2015
HR 2751 In memory of former U.S. House speaker Jim Wright. 05/26/2015
HB 2722 Relating to prohibition of the operation and sale of certain motor vehicles resembling authorized emergency vehicles; creating a criminal offense. 05/14/2015
HB 2725 Relating to the operation of a movable temporary branch polling place during early voting. 05/12/2015
HB 2713 Relating to abolishing the regulation of guard dog trainers. 03/24/2015
HB 2720 Relating to abolishing shampoo apprentice permits and shampoo specialty certificates. 05/18/2015
HB 2377 Relating to the ability of a student who lived out of state in the preceding school year to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network. 03/13/2015
HB 3118 Relating to the canvassing of primary elections. 05/12/2015
HB 3188 Relating to the canvassing of primary elections. 03/23/2015
HB 2719 Relating to the repeal of the criminal penalty for a violation of the interior designers licensing law. 03/16/2015
HB 2846 Relating to abolishing certain specialty licenses and certificates for the practice of barbering or cosmetology. 03/16/2015
HB 3255 Relating to the interests of certain holding companies in other holding companies that own a repair facility. 04/20/2015
HB 3481 Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents. 05/18/2015
HB 3477 Relating to restrictions on event ticket sales. 04/22/2015
HCR 97 Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker to create a joint interim committee to study occupational licensing and issues for reform. 05/05/2015
HB 637 Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government. 04/14/2015
HB 1229 Relating to a waiver of certain state park fees for United States veterans. 05/06/2015
HCR 66 Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. 05/14/2015
HB 215 Relating to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age. 05/14/2015
HB 2467 Relating to excluding certain premiums, revenues, and fees from the determination of certain insurers' taxable gross premiums or revenues; affecting certain taxes. 05/12/2015
HB 1294 Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. 05/11/2015
HR 1280 Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Tarleton State University Day at the State Capitol. 03/25/2015
HB 799 Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law. 05/18/2015

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