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

Rep. Debbie Riddle

District 150 (R-Tomball)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 372 Relating to the monitoring of the Internet access of certain sex offenders placed on community supervision or released on parole or to mandatory supervision. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 416 Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking. Effective immediately
HB 2300 Relating to eliminating telegraph transmission as a method to communicate certain information in a criminal case. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2299 Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain laws concerning community supervision granted in criminal cases, including conforming amendments. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3439 Relating to the donation of property from a state agency to an assistance organization or a local governmental entity. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3438 Relating to the transfer of surplus or salvage state agency property. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2528 Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs. Effective immediately
HB 2150 Relating to the organization of a grand jury. Effective on 9/1/15
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 326 Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 1363 Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of prostitution; creating a criminal offense. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 1643 Relating to abatement of public nuisances on certain undeveloped land; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
HB 4206 Relating to the powers and duties of the Dowdell Public Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 791 In memory of Spencer Paul Golvach of Houston. 03/11/2015
HR 1176 Congratulating Alex Elliott of Plano on his Bar Mitzvah. 03/26/2015
HB 3441 Relating to the date of the election for trustees of an independent school district. 03/18/2015
HB 3437 Relating to application requirements for low income housing tax credits. 04/07/2015
HR 1260 In memory of former Ponderosa Fire Department fire chief John Peter O'Gorman. 03/27/2015
HR 1511 Congratulating Sanah Jivani of Spring for being named a Distinguished Finalist in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. 04/21/2015
HCR 102 Congratulating Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection as prime minister of Israel. 04/06/2015
HR 1703 In memory of Daniel D. Groover of the Houston Fire Department. 04/01/2015
HB 2711 Relating to transportation of an individual with a mental illness by emergency medical services personnel. 04/06/2015
HB 4197 Relating to the powers and duties of the Pine Forest Municipal Utility District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax. 05/22/2015
HB 2302 Relating to the mandatory dismissal of misdemeanor charges against certain defendants determined to be incompetent to stand trial. 05/24/2015
HB 3436 Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored. 03/18/2015
HR 453 In memory of Dr. Bruce D. Krutsinger of Houston. 03/16/2015
HJR 65 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the prohibition of government interference with certain speech by religious leaders and students. 03/03/2015
HJR 69 Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. 01/16/2015
HB 526 Relating to financial eligibility for the Texas home living (TxHmL) waiver program. 02/16/2015
HB 777 Relating to the punishment for the offense of indecent exposure. 05/18/2015
HB 776 Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit in the office of the attorney general to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, and offenses involving insurance fraud or the imposition of the motor fuels tax. 02/26/2015
HB 525 Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees. 02/19/2015
HR 518 Congratulating Regina Boutte on her retirement from the Spring Independent School District. 03/11/2015
HB 1568 Relating to the evaluation of applications for certain financial assistance administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. 03/09/2015
HR 605 Recognizing the tribute to veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima that is being hosted by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of the Houston-Galveston area on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. 03/17/2015
HB 1748 Relating to the use of public locker rooms, shower facilities, and toilet facilities; creating a criminal offense. 03/27/2015
HB 1747 Relating to the prosecution of entry of a person into a public restroom designated for the opposite sex as disorderly conduct. 03/13/2015
HB 415 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties. 02/16/2015
HB 2301 Relating to time credits awarded against the cumulative period of commitment or treatment of certain defendants determined to be incompetent to stand trial. 05/21/2015
HB 4028 Relating to the creation of a committee to recommend a new system for student assessment and public school accountability. 03/23/2015
HB 3064 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property used to provide low-income or moderate-income housing. 05/12/2015
HB 1796 Relating to public school choice, including school campus information, student transfers, the public education grant program, and the transportation allotment. 04/07/2015
HB 2176 Relating to public school performance ratings. 03/12/2015
HB 1727 Relating to petitions by parents of students for the repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses. 03/12/2015
HB 1965 Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. 05/11/2015
HR 2650 Honoring the members of the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of Texas-Israel Day at the State Capitol. 05/22/2015
HB 984 Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. 05/27/2015
HB 3530 Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state. 05/15/2015
HB 3567 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. 05/12/2015
HB 964 Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district. 05/21/2015
HB 1536 Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District. 05/12/2015
HB 352 Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. 04/13/2015
HB 3864 Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. 04/29/2015
HB 3698 Relating to nonbinding dispute resolution proceedings conducted by religious organizations or authorities. 04/14/2015

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