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

Rep. Geanie Morrison

District 30 (R-Victoria)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 4148 Relating to compensation and reimbursement of expenses for the board of directors of the Refugio County Drainage District No. 1. Effective immediately
HB 3374 Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3994 Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 1/1/16
HCR 135 In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Kerry Danyluk. Signed by the Governor
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 2187 Relating to the regulation of metal recycling entities; imposing an administrative penalty; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2521 Relating to the allocation and use of payments received under oil and gas leases of land owned by the state for a county road. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 2568 Relating to authorizing a student center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria. Effective immediately
HB 3595 Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities. Effective immediately
HB 14 Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan. House appoints conferees-reported
HB 4207 Relating to the creation of the Aransas County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose a tax; providing general law authority to impose fees and surcharges. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 3319 In memory of Waylan J. Brannan Sr. of Victoria. 06/02/2015
HR 1856 Recognizing April 16, 2015, as Republican Women of Yoakum Day at the State Capitol. 05/08/2015
HR 446 Congratulating Ruth Henderson Johnson of Victoria on the occasion of her 100th birthday. 03/01/2015
HR 2026 Congratulating Petty Officer First Class Sherrae Brissette on her retirement from the U.S. Navy. 05/22/2015
HR 3165 In memory of Dr. John Wallace Griffin. 06/02/2015
HR 542 Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Victoria Day at the State Capitol. 03/06/2015
HR 568 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Aransas County Day at the State Capitol. 02/26/2015
HR 326 Congratulating Janey and Melvin Lack of Victoria on their receipt of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America. 03/02/2015
HR 778 Congratulating Richard Meyer on being named 2014 Man of the Year by the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce. 03/19/2015
HR 780 Congratulating John Mares on his retirement as athletic director and head football coach at Goliad High School. 03/20/2015
HR 767 Commemorating the closing of Boathouse Bait in Port O'Connor. 03/23/2015
HR 682 Recognizing February 26, 2015, as Aransas County Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HR 777 In memory of Ruffner Perry Baugh of Rockport. 03/20/2015
HB 1865 Relating to procedures for certain environmental permit applications. 04/30/2015
HR 779 Congratulating Rhonda Cummins on being named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce. 03/20/2015
HR 3144 In memory of Kemper Sam Williams Jr., former mayor of Victoria. 05/31/2015
HR 346 Commemorating the 40th anniversary season of the Victoria Bach Festival. 02/20/2015
HR 3143 Commemorating the closing of The Corral restaurant in Victoria. 05/31/2015
HB 3126 Relating to designated emergency infant care providers for certain abandoned children. 03/23/2015
HB 3863 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a science, technology, and classroom building located at the University of Houston--Victoria. 03/23/2015
HR 1435 Commemorating the 75th birthday of Larry Wolf of Cuero. 04/21/2015
HR 1274 Recognizing March 19, 2015, as Preservation Texas Day at the State Capitol. 03/24/2015
HB 298 Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education. 05/05/2015
HB 193 Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax. 02/10/2015
HB 3130 Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions. 05/12/2015
HB 2219 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for injuries related to certain conduct of a covered individual. 05/20/2015
HB 2730 Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees. 05/13/2015
HB 76 Relating to electronic voter registration. 04/27/2015
HB 953 Relating to electronic voter registration. 04/27/2015
HCR 90 Requesting the speaker and lieutenant governor to create a joint interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. 05/20/2015
HB 2459 Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle in the vicinity of an unprotected road user; creating a criminal offense. 04/16/2015
HB 1250 Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act. 05/12/2015

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