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

Rep. Dan Flynn

District 2 (R-Canton)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 2974 Relating to the systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 923 Relating to the issuance of 36th Infantry Division specialty license plates and souvenir license plates. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 114 Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 120 Relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division of Emergency Management for certain division personnel. Effective immediately
HB 577 Relating to pay, benefits and requirements for state active duty service members. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1378 Relating to the fiscal transparency and accountability of political subdivisions. Effective on 1/1/16
HCR 70 Authorizing the State Preservation Board to approve and permit the construction of a monument at the state Capitol Complex, at a site outside the historic Capitol grounds, honoring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Signed by the Governor
HB 9 Relating to the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3310 Relating to the funding policies, actuarial valuations, and reporting requirements of certain public retirement systems. Effective immediately
HB 910 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses. See remarks for effective date
HB 966 Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 177 Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4046 Relating to the confidentiality of student records. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1930 Relating to strategic planning for the operation of community supervision and corrections departments. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3307 Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System supplemental plan. Effective immediately
HCR 137 In memory of the Honorable Leo Berman of Tyler. Signed by the Governor
HB 565 Relating to powers of private toll project entities. Effective immediately
HB 635 Relating to the disposition of fetal remains. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 483 Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Effective immediately
HB 942 Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense. See remarks for effective date
HB 2123 Relating to participation of the state military forces in the state group benefits program. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 408 Relating to the retirement benefits for certain elected state officials. Effective immediately
HCR 85 Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle. Signed by the Governor
HB 121 Relating to an alternative means of payment of certain past due criminal fines and court costs. Effective immediately

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 797 Relating to the Hunt Memorial Hospital District; authorizing the issuance of bonds. Effective immediately
HB 2679 Relating to the powers of a public facility corporation. Effective immediately
HB 1926 Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds. Senate Amendments Analysis distributed

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 106 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties. 02/09/2015
HB 458 Relating to the governance of public institutions of higher education in this state. 02/11/2015
HB 135 Relating to inclusion of a course on the United States Constitution in the curriculum requirements for public high school students. 02/11/2015
HB 91 Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 05/25/2015
HB 119 Relating to tuition assistance for members of the Texas State Guard. 05/12/2015
HB 118 Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel. 05/22/2015
HB 96 Relating to the authority of the Cash Special Utility District to issue bonds. 05/25/2015
HB 150 Relating to daylight saving time. 05/08/2015
HB 132 Relating to prohibiting local governments from interfering with a person's right to engage in the production of agriculture. 02/12/2015
HJR 32 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a court of this state to uphold and apply certain laws, including the doctrine requiring courts to refrain from involvement in religious doctrinal interpretation or application. 04/16/2015
HCR 26 Urging the United States Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. 05/21/2015
HB 670 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. 05/14/2015
HR 188 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Van Zandt County Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HR 187 Honoring Congressman Ralph M. Hall for his service. 03/01/2015
HB 868 Relating to a defense to prosecution for and civil liability of an educator who uses force or deadly force to protect the educator's person, students of the school, or property of the school, and suspension of a student who assaults an employee of a school. 03/04/2015
HB 1019 Relating to publication of notice by a governmental entity on a newspaper's Internet website. 04/22/2015
HB 919 Relating to provisional special education funding for certain students in public schools. 02/25/2015
HR 1590 Congratulating the Martin's Mill High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2015 UIL 2A state championship. 04/20/2015
HR 1524 Congratulating Gary and Rajean Vawter of Canton on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/20/2015
HR 1526 Congratulating Donald and Donna Money of Greenville on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/17/2015
HR 1576 Honoring David Hale on his service as chair of the Hunt County Republican Party. 04/20/2015
HR 1575 Commending Rob McDonald on his service as district superintendent of the Dallas District Church of the Nazarene. 04/20/2015
HR 1568 Commending Texas A&M University alumnus John Ball on walking cross country to raise money for the Walking Aggie Endowed Ring Scholarship. 04/22/2015
HR 1688 Congratulating Amanda Rucker on her graduation from East Texas Baptist University. 04/30/2015
HR 2146 Congratulating the Lone Oak Independent School District on its recent honors and commending Superintendent Lance Campbell for his leadership of the district. 05/26/2015
HR 2147 In memory of Bobby Gerald Gillis of Sulphur Springs. 05/25/2015
HR 2041 In memory of Billy G. Dirks of Sulphur Springs. 05/22/2015
HR 1867 Commemorating the 40th anniversary of My Credit Union. 05/08/2015
HR 2341 Recognizing May 20, 2015, as Retired Texas Game Warden Day at the State Capitol. 05/26/2015
HR 826 Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Hopkins County Day at the State Capitol. 03/20/2015
HR 2418 Congratulating Jerry and Kati Voss of Sulphur Springs on their 50th wedding anniversary. 05/26/2015
HR 2673 Congratulating Wesley and Angela Hampton of Sulphur Springs on their 25th wedding anniversary. 05/26/2015
HR 2700 Congratulating Hannah Kirby of Sulphur Springs on placing among the top 8 contestants on The Voice. 05/25/2015
HR 2827 Congratulating Logan Lockwood of Van High School on his performance at the 2015 UIL Boys' Golf State Tournament. 05/23/2015
HR 2828 Congratulating the Canton High School boys' golf team on qualifying for the 2015 UIL state tournament. 05/23/2015
HR 3020 Congratulating the Greenville High School Robowranglers on their success at the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship. 05/31/2015
HR 3131 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 923. 05/29/2015
HR 3362 Congratulating the Greenville Middle School Gigabots teams on winning the 2015 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship - VEX middle school division. 06/02/2015
HCR 61 Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. 05/23/2015
HB 1017 Relating to a public duty justification for conduct of a service member of the Texas military forces. 05/15/2015
HR 1525 Congratulating Rudy and Lana Kirby of Grand Saline on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/17/2015
HR 186 Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Hunt County Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 138 Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms. 02/09/2015
HR 100 In memory of Julia Alexandra Bass, former journal clerk of the Texas House of Representatives. 05/08/2015
HB 98 Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act. 04/21/2015
HB 1169 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information in the possession of an appraisal district; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/21/2015
HB 1296 Relating to the appointment of certain representatives to certain regional water planning groups. 03/05/2015
HB 1380 Relating to ballot language for certain propositions to approve actions by a county, city, school district, or other special district. 05/04/2015
HR 494 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Retired Teachers Day at the State Capitol. 04/13/2015
HB 1476 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Texas A&M University-Commerce. 03/05/2015
HB 2166 Relating to certain extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit access businesses; providing a civil penalty. 04/22/2015
HR 909 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville. 03/23/2015
HB 2336 Relating to the collection, consideration, and use of information not readily available to the general public by appraisal districts for ad valorem tax determination purposes. 04/21/2015
HB 2884 Relating to suspending a vehicle registration for the failure to establish financial responsibility; imposing penalties. 03/16/2015
HB 3457 Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. 04/08/2015
HB 3308 Relating to the regulation of state trust companies. 05/20/2015
HR 1198 In memory of Mike Higgins of Austin, chief of staff of the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters. 03/27/2015
HR 1173 Recognizing the 26th Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems taking place March 29 through April 1, 2015. 03/27/2015
HR 1513 Honoring Carol Luebke of Dallas on the occasion of her retirement from the Cornerstone Credit Union League. 04/21/2015
HR 1519 Congratulating Jesse and Carolyn Hines of Commerce on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/20/2015
HR 1517 Congratulating Mary Sue Cole on her retirement as Hunt County Extension agent. 04/21/2015
HR 1520 Congratulating Jean Wilson Tunnell of Van on her 100th birthday. 04/17/2015
HR 1516 Congratulating Don and Jackie Semple of Sulphur Springs on their 70th wedding anniversary. 04/21/2015
HR 1522 Congratulating Ron and Jimmie Driggers of Greenville on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/20/2015
HR 1523 Congratulating Monty and Mary Rodgers of Van on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/20/2015
HR 1518 Congratulating Kurt and Stacy Gant of Sulphur Springs on their 25th wedding anniversary. 04/21/2015
HR 1521 Congratulating Gerald and Gayle Shinn of Wills Point on their 50th wedding anniversary. 04/17/2015
HR 1527 In memory of Roy DeWitt Deen of Wills Point. 04/17/2015
HB 3240 Relating to a surcharge imposed for the use of a debit card or stored value card; providing a civil penalty. 04/08/2015
HCR 52 Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historical grounds. 05/24/2015
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
HCR 36 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 05/26/2015
HB 1557 Relating to creation of a search and rescue task force in each disaster field response region. 05/12/2015
HB 4080 Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. 04/24/2015
HB 113 Relating to prohibiting abortion that is based on the sex of the unborn child; creating an offense. 02/09/2015
HJR 78 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. 05/01/2015
HB 3927 Relating to the creation of the constable technology fund; authorizing a fee. 05/11/2015
HB 1409 Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene. 04/24/2015
HB 533 Relating to the impoundment of a motor vehicle operated without financial responsibility and involved in an accident or traffic violation; authorizing a fee. 04/21/2015
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 1830 Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms. 05/24/2015
HB 133 Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. 04/08/2015
HB 1940 Relating to the improvement of oral health care access through the regulation of dental hygiene practitioners, dental hygienists, and dentists in this state. 04/07/2015
HR 2407 Commending Zackary Griffin for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative James White. 05/26/2015
HB 1285 Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons. 05/04/2015
HB 3522 Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases. 05/21/2015
HB 95 Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. 04/08/2015
HB 374 Relating to requiring State Board of Education approval to offer advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses in public high schools. 02/12/2015
HB 3172 Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 03/23/2015
HB 916 Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District. 05/05/2015
HB 937 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. 05/07/2015
HB 1648 Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense. 04/29/2015
HB 2089 Relating to the repeal of certain occupational license fees and taxes. 04/28/2015
HB 723 Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. 04/27/2015
HB 1435 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. 03/19/2015

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