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

Rep. Ed Thompson

District 29 (R-Pearland)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 866 Relating to the exemption from jury service of a person who is the primary caretaker of another person. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1026 Relating to eligibility for appointment as a tabulation supervisor in an election. Effective immediately
HB 2680 Relating to allocation of money from the law enforcement officer standards and education fund. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1595 Relating to testing certain defendants or confined persons for communicable diseases. Effective immediately
HB 4168 Relating to the composition of the board of directors and the powers of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. Effective immediately

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 3081 Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes. Effective immediately
HB 2763 Relating to a study of the current and potential economic impacts of recycling. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 3422 Relating to the computation of cost of goods for purposes of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities. 03/17/2015
HB 820 Relating to liability for injury arising from certain motor vehicle accidents. 03/03/2015
HB 2204 Relating to state support for assistance with payment of existing debt on certain bonds issued by school districts. 04/08/2015
HB 3843 Relating to creating the criminal offense of prohibited conduct by public insurance adjusters. 03/23/2015
HB 3851 Relating to the waiving of insurance deductibles and other manipulation of charges in the insurance claims process, creating an offense. 03/23/2015
HB 3834 Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of barratry by a public insurance adjuster. 03/23/2015
HR 177 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Pearland Day at the State Capitol. 02/20/2015
HR 3336 Congratulating Walter and Carole Wright of Pearland on their 50th wedding anniversary. 06/02/2015
HB 335 Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions. 05/21/2015
HB 1345 Relating to review of provisional ballots by the early voting ballot board. 03/05/2015
HB 1487 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a health sciences and classroom building at the Pearland campus of the University of Houston--Clear Lake. 03/05/2015
HB 1829 Relating to increasing the punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants. 05/15/2015
HB 2650 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to regulate any entity that holds itself out as a telephone service provider. 03/25/2015
HR 1751 Recognizing April 10, 2015, as Texas Ending Modern Slavery Day. 04/15/2015
HB 1687 Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. 05/15/2015
HB 3097 Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts. 05/07/2015
HB 576 Relating to service retirement benefits payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to certain bus drivers who return to work. 03/09/2015
HB 629 Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. 05/06/2015
HB 1392 Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. 04/13/2015
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

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