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

Rep. Drew Darby

District 72 (R-San Angelo)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 2083 Relating to the determination of the appraised value of property for purposes of an ad valorem tax protest or appeal. Effective on 1/1/16
HCR 134 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3078. Signed by the Governor
HB 1933 Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1937 Relating to procedures and eligibility for terminating participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas deferred retirement option plan. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 7 Relating to certain fiscal matters affecting governmental entities; reducing or affecting the amounts or rates of certain taxes, assessments, surcharges, and fees. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2394 Relating to the compelled production of certain customer records by a financial institution. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2293 Relating to the certification by the comptroller to the commissioner of education of the taxable value of property in each school district. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2049 Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 40 Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. Effective immediately
HB 3078 Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to recommend a uniform pre-nursing curriculum for undergraduate professional nursing programs offered by public institutions of higher education. Effective immediately
HB 3302 Relating to highway landscaping projects. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2037 Relating to compensation and leave for certain peace officers. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2396 Relating to eliminating requirements that certain public institutions of higher education set aside portions of tuition for student loan repayment programs for certain physicians and state attorneys. Effective immediately
HB 1626 Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking or credit union development districts to encourage the establishment of branches of banks or credit unions in those areas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 2 Relating to making supplemental appropriations and giving direction and adjustment authority regarding appropriations. 06/20/2015

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 1324 Congratulating Megan Allgeier of San Angelo on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. 04/09/2015
HB 3974 Relating to the records of certain disciplinary actions against health care professionals. 05/12/2015
HR 300 Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Workforce Day at the State Capitol. 02/04/2015
HB 2341 Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/21/2015
HB 2228 Relating to a refund of certain sales taxes collected by certain hotels and restaurants that complete renovation projects; authorizing a fee. 03/13/2015
HB 3049 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain cleaning services performed for a health care facility. 05/13/2015
HB 3039 Relating to requiring certain metal building, roof, and component retailers to register with the comptroller; imposing a civil penalty; authorizing a fee. 05/12/2015
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
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
HR 533 Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day at the State Capitol. 02/20/2015
HB 3541 Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. 03/20/2015
HB 3304 Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for tangible personal property sold to or used by certain state data center services providers. 05/12/2015
HB 3601 Relating to the payment of interest by state agencies. 05/13/2015
HB 4034 Relating to the dedication of revenue derived from the tax levied on crude petroleum production. 05/12/2015
HB 3981 Relating to the final decision in a contested case regarding occupational licensing before a State Office of Administrative Hearings administrative law judge. 03/23/2015
HB 4035 Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for certain community investments. 04/02/2015
HR 1685 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas Day at the State Capitol. 04/13/2015
HR 1689 Congratulating Robert and Lisa Modglin of Katy on their 35th wedding anniversary. 04/30/2015
HR 306 Honoring World War II veteran and former Howard County commissioner William Burgess Crooker. 02/19/2015
HR 307 Congratulating Kenneth Dierschke of San Angelo on his retirement as president of the Texas Farm Bureau. 02/26/2015
HB 349 Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 87 in Howard County as the William B. Crooker Memorial Highway. 04/30/2015
HR 541 Congratulating Santa Rita Elementary School in San Angelo on its selection as a 2014 Blue Ribbon School. 02/25/2015
HR 308 Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Howard County Day at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HR 2715 Congratulating Curtis Gene Raetz on his retirement from the Raytheon Company. 05/25/2015
HB 2089 Relating to the repeal of certain occupational license fees and taxes. 04/28/2015
HR 1323 Congratulating Megan Mizell of San Angelo on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. 04/09/2015
HB 2008 Relating to the funding of certain emergency medical services, trauma facilities, and trauma care systems. 03/11/2015
HB 2004 Relating to a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas. 05/12/2015
HB 2492 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain water-efficient products for a limited period. 05/13/2015
HCR 63 Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. 05/19/2015
HR 556 Commending Santos Lujan Jr. for his outstanding service as an educator and an administrator. 03/17/2015
HJR 61 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. 04/29/2015
HB 964 Relating to the calculation of the rollback tax rate of a school district. 05/21/2015
HB 2691 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption and an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of alternative base fluids in energized fracturing operations; imposing a civil penalty. 05/13/2015
HB 3917 Relating to the recoupment of payments on certain provider claims made under the Medicaid program. 05/05/2015
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 3825 Relating to the allocation of a portion of certain severance tax revenue to the transportation infrastructure fund. 04/20/2015
HB 3518 Relating to alternative fuel fleets of certain governmental entities, including funding for motor vehicles, infrastructure, and equipment. 05/06/2015
HR 699 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 2848 Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. 04/30/2015
HJR 8 Proposing a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain money to the purpose of retiring state debt early. 05/22/2015
HB 2919 Relating to an energy efficiency pilot program for state-owned buildings operated by the Texas Facilities Commission. 05/25/2015
HB 1047 Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs. 03/04/2015
HB 3077 Relating to funding for trauma facilities, emergency medical services, and emergency medical air transportation. 05/13/2015
HB 712 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for Firearms and Firearm supplies for a limited period. 04/07/2015
HR 172 Commemorating the 2015 Texas Farm Bureau Leadership Conference. 01/29/2015
HB 2138 Relating to the online publication of information regarding campus expenditures made by junior college districts. 05/06/2015
HB 3481 Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents. 05/18/2015
HB 61 Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. 05/13/2015
HB 2783 Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. 05/07/2015
HB 540 Relating to the submission to the attorney general of a measure proposing the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance. 03/11/2015
HCR 57 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. 05/19/2015

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