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

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione

District 98 (R-Southlake)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 484 Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of certain public elective offices. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 483 Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Effective immediately
HB 903 Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. Effective immediately
HB 1300 Relating to eligibility requirements for admission of certain persons to educator preparation programs. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1881 Relating to authorizing certain private schools to charge fees for processing or handling certain payments or payment transactions. Effective immediately
HB 1888 Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; authorizing a fee; increasing a penalty. See remarks for effective date
HB 2735 Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain areas annexed by a municipality. Effective immediately
HB 2739 Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1295 Relating to the disclosure of research, research sponsors, and interested parties by persons contracting with governmental entities and state agencies. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 280 Relating to the information required to be posted by the Texas Water Development Board on the board's Internet website regarding the use of the state water implementation fund for Texas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 991 Relating to the display of notice of federal and state tax rates for motor fuel sold at retail. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3777 Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 283 Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 114 Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 1628 Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles. 06/20/2015

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1699 Relating to the commission of family violence as grounds for an annulment of a marriage. 04/22/2015
HB 2845 Relating to the eligibility of a person to be a candidate for or holder of a public elective office. 03/16/2015
HB 2942 Relating to passive entities for purposes of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 3619 Relating to a surcharge imposed for the use of a debit card or stored value card; providing a civil penalty. 05/04/2015
HB 3617 Relating to the establishment of a business investment fund in this state. 04/29/2015
HB 3873 Relating to the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, the consumer credit commissioner, and the duties of the consumer credit commissioner, including the regulation of credit access businesses. 04/22/2015
HR 1215 Petitioning Congress to instruct the Transportation Security Administration to accept concealed handgun licenses as valid forms of identification. 05/22/2015
HB 3824 Relating to the regulation of certain short-term consumer loans; imposing an assessment and fees; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license. 04/22/2015
HR 1835 Expressing support for the implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. 05/25/2015
HB 4209 Relating to investment of public funds. 05/13/2015
HB 1698 Relating to the nonconfidential status of certain state pension information. 03/12/2015
HR 3372 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 483. 05/30/2015
HR 3488 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1295. 06/03/2015
HB 1695 Relating to Internet access to certain district court family dockets. 05/18/2015
HB 2734 Relating to the voluntary certification of roofing companies by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; authorizing fees. 04/13/2015
HB 2740 Relating to the automatic admission of students to general academic teaching institutions. 03/16/2015
HB 799 Relating to a study conducted by the Legislative Budget Board on the impact to state agencies of federal regulations and mandates enacted by federal law. 05/18/2015
HB 986 Relating to the creation of a chief innovation officer position for the Legislative Budget Board. 05/12/2015
HR 318 Congratulating Alan Mitchell Fisher of Grapevine on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 02/25/2015
HR 317 Congratulating Alyssa Little of Keller on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. 03/01/2015
HR 380 Congratulating Trey Arnold of Colleyville on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 02/26/2015
HB 1218 Relating to course content requirements for human sexuality instruction provided by a public school. 03/03/2015
HR 406 In memory of Keith Everest Friend of Grapevine. 03/01/2015
HB 1299 Relating to the tasting of wine by students enrolled in certain courses. 03/05/2015
HB 1294 Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. 05/11/2015
HB 1297 Relating to the transportation of unsecured objects by a vehicle; creating an offense. 03/26/2015
HB 1407 Relating to the comparison of any list of the legal status of certain persons who are not citizens to the list of registered voters. 03/17/2015
HB 1696 Relating to the sale or delivery of motor fuel. 03/12/2015
HB 1697 Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations. 03/12/2015
HB 1694 Relating to the jurisdiction of certain county criminal courts in Tarrant County. 03/12/2015
HB 2034 Relating to an exemption from the requirement that a legislative caucus file reports of contributions and expenditures if no reportable activity occurs. 05/13/2015
HR 771 Congratulating Lyle Paul of Southlake on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 03/23/2015
HB 1985 Relating to the use of high occupancy vehicle lanes by motor vehicles displaying license plates issued to veterans with disabilities. 04/22/2015
HB 1778 Relating to the verification of the immigration status of an arrested person. 03/13/2015
HR 821 Congratulating the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce on its 35th anniversary. 03/20/2015
HB 2736 Relating to prohibiting the temporary closure of segments of the state highway system on days that certain scheduled events are being held. 05/05/2015
HB 2737 Relating to the allocation of certain motor fuels tax revenue. 03/18/2015
HJR 114 Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenue from motor vehicle registration fees and taxes on motor fuels and lubricants may be used. 03/23/2015
HB 2742 Relating to the maintenance and operations tax revenue of a school district located in a reinvestment zone. 03/16/2015
HB 2738 Relating to the use of human remains for forensic science education, including the training of search and rescue animals. 03/17/2015
HB 2743 Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. 03/30/2015
HB 2744 Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency or municipal parking enforcement authority. 05/18/2015
HB 2741 Relating to a competitive grant program to fund promotion of early literacy programs in certain communities in this state. 04/22/2015
HB 2754 Relating to filing requirements for candidates for certain judicial offices. 05/12/2015
HB 2745 Relating to the frequency restrictions on charitable raffles. 05/14/2015
HB 3200 Relating to limitations on filling prescriptions for certain opioid pain medications; adding prohibitions subject to a criminal penalty. 03/23/2015
HB 3084 Relating to the recovery of certain expenses by an electric utility in a ratemaking proceeding; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 04/22/2015
HB 3038 Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages in areas annexed or owned by certain municipalities. 04/27/2015
HB 2939 Relating to the deduction of certain officers' compensation as a cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 2938 Relating to the federal tax provisions applicable to the computation of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 2971 Relating to prosecution of the offense of payment of deductibles under a property or casualty insurance policy. 03/17/2015
HB 2943 Relating to the exclusion of certain payments from total revenue for purposes of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 2760 Relating to the state virtual school network, including funding and the provision of courses. 03/16/2015
HB 2941 Relating to the computation of wages and cash compensation for purposes of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 2940 Relating to the determination of compensation for purposes of the franchise tax. 03/16/2015
HB 2839 Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. 05/07/2015
HB 1592 Relating to certain comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board. 05/13/2015
HB 300 Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. 05/08/2015
HB 2493 Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of the State Securities Board; authorizing fees. 05/25/2015
HB 3880 Relating to the requirements for placement on a general primary election ballot as a candidate for certain judicial offices. 05/11/2015
HB 2355 Relating to an exemption for certain persons who sell signs from the requirement to be licensed as an electrician. 05/04/2015
HB 3423 Relating to the disputed payment by a credit card or debit card of a vehicle registration fee. 05/12/2015
HB 2453 Relating to an allotment under the foundation school program for students with dyslexia or related disorders. 03/13/2015
HB 682 Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. 05/15/2015
HB 1354 Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of personal financial disclosures made to the Texas Ethics Commission and certain other authorities. 04/28/2015
HB 2659 Relating to a transportation allotment credit for school districts required to take action to reduce wealth per student. 03/16/2015
HB 443 Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. 02/11/2015
HB 279 Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. 05/12/2015
HB 787 Relating to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and strategic planning regarding military bases and defense installations. 05/22/2015
HB 1935 Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts for one additional school year. 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

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