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

Rep. David Simpson

District 7 (R-Longview)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 2540 Relating to the designation of Spur 63 in Gregg County as the Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott Memorial Highway. Effective immediately
HCR 81 Expressing support for the placement of a monument to Lorenzo de Zavala on the grounds of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building. Signed by the Governor
HB 1945 Relating to the provision of direct primary care. Effective immediately
HB 324 Relating to a requirement that a peace officer obtain a search warrant before conducting a body cavity search during a traffic stop. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 764 Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 207 Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism; providing a penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 48 Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. Effective immediately

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HCR 50 Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 29, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 2, 2015. Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 3175 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 632 Relating to the planning and funding of water projects to be constructed in a region other than the region proposing the project. 04/29/2015
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 134 Relating to certain information included with ballot propositions for elections to authorize state and local general obligation bonds. 05/04/2015
HB 131 Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. 04/27/2015
HR 194 Congratulating the Gilmer High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 4A Division 2 state championship. 02/19/2015
HB 1037 Relating to abolishing the Texas emerging technology fund. 04/09/2015
HR 231 Congratulating Tanner Miller on his many achievements in the Upshur County 4-H program. 01/29/2015
HCR 55 Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, February 5, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 9, 2015. 02/04/2015
HB 1199 Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. 05/13/2015
HB 1200 Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person. 05/12/2015
HB 2165 Relating to repealing marihuana offenses; prohibiting the sale or distribution of marihuana to a minor; creating criminal offenses. 05/12/2015
HB 3171 Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. 04/15/2015
HJR 126 Proposing a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to life of unborn children and prohibiting abortion to the extent authorized under federal constitutional law. 03/23/2015
HB 4026 Relating to the division of certain emergency services districts. 03/23/2015
HB 3699 Relating to the standard service retirement annuity for certain members of the elected class of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. 04/27/2015
HB 3744 Relating to a requirement that a geological survey be conducted before a location may be identified as a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir or recommended for the construction of a reservoir or dam. 03/23/2015
HR 1741 In memory of Mamie Strieber Shepperd of Gladewater. 04/15/2015
HR 1743 Honoring Deborah Bell, founder of Refuge International, for her humanitarian work. 04/17/2015
HR 2162 Honoring Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House for its longtime presence in the Longview community. 05/26/2015
HR 2991 Congratulating Heather and Richard Wells on the adoption of their daughter, Rylee Jean Yu Wells, and naming Rylee an honorary Texan. 06/01/2015
HR 1742 Congratulating retired teacher C. C. Turner of Longview on his 100th birthday. 05/08/2015
HR 464 Recognizing February 24, 2015, as East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol. 02/27/2015
HB 1582 Relating to the disclosure of all compensation paid to current or former elected officers. 04/16/2015
HB 1581 Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain information to consumers regarding fluoride in drinking water. 05/11/2015
HB 1751 Relating to the execution or enforcement of federal laws that violate the Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution. 04/30/2015
HR 116 Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. 02/25/2015
HR 118 Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the founding of Kilgore College. 03/01/2015
HB 4071 Relating to certain body cavity searches conducted by a peace officer. 05/14/2015
HB 557 Relating to the growth or cultivation of industrial hemp for certain research purposes. 05/14/2015
HR 1555 Recognizing March 25, 2015, as First Responder Legislative Day at the State Capitol. 03/26/2015
HR 3462 In memory of Paul Edward Glaske of Flint. 06/04/2015
HB 438 Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. 02/19/2015
HB 2745 Relating to the frequency restrictions on charitable raffles. 05/14/2015
HB 353 Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun. 05/12/2015
HJR 111 Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. 05/22/2015
HB 2221 Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations. 05/14/2015

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