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

Rep. Greg Bonnen

District 24 (R-Friendswood)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1305 Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students. Effective immediately
HB 1841 Relating to the applicability of the sales and use tax to certain insurance services. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1621 Relating to utilization review and notice and appeal of certain adverse determinations by utilization review agents. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2027 Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1945 Relating to the provision of direct primary care. Effective immediately
HB 1927 Relating to the procedures for applying for a ballot to be voted by mail; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1782 Relating to protective orders against certain persons who are convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for an offense involving family violence. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1781 Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2680 Relating to allocation of money from the law enforcement officer standards and education fund. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 574 Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to certain physicians and health care providers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 110 Recognizing May 2015 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Month. Signed by the Governor
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
HB 480 Relating to retaining a reserve investigator by a prosecuting attorney. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1551 Relating to money distributed by the School Land Board to the available school fund or to the State Board of Education for investment in the permanent school fund. Effective immediately
HB 992 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. See remarks for effective date
HB 1022 Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 903 Relating to the investment of a percentage of the economic stabilization fund balance in excess of the sufficient balance. Effective immediately
HB 12 Relating to the border prosecution unit. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1878 Relating to the provision of telemedicine medical services in a school-based setting, including the reimbursement of providers under the Medicaid program for those services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1212 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the regulation and scheduling of certain substances. Effective on 9/1/15

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HJR 75 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect. Filed with the Secretary of State

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
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 616 Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain out-of-network provider charges; authorizing a fee; providing a penalty. 04/08/2015
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 633 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain health care supplies. 05/20/2015
HB 619 Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. 05/06/2015
HB 575 Relating to the notice of contract expiration provided to retail electric customers by retail electric providers. 02/18/2015
HB 630 Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. 02/26/2015
HB 639 Relating to the registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees. 02/19/2015
HB 631 Relating to the impersonation of a state agency website or an associated website; providing a criminal penalty. 03/18/2015
HJR 60 Proposing a constitutional amendment concerning the limitation on the rate of growth of state appropriations. 02/26/2015
HB 620 Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. 05/14/2015
HB 675 Relating to the use of a mobile phone by a person occupying a voting station. 04/27/2015
HB 888 Relating to the punishment for the offense of making a false report or statement regarding a missing child; increasing a criminal penalty. 04/15/2015
HB 963 Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers. 05/12/2015
HR 1303 Honoring the Slone family of Santa Fe, Texas. 04/15/2015
HR 1287 In memory of Helen Kilroy of Santa Fe, Texas. 04/02/2015
HB 3727 Relating to the provision of health care payment information and related information for health care services, supplies, and procedures; authorizing enforcement and penalties. 03/19/2015
HB 3787 Relating to a claim filing period and contractual limitations period in certain property insurance policies. 05/25/2015
HB 531 Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations. 02/16/2015
HR 1838 Recognizing Sean Carter of WhenSeanSpeaks, Inc., for his work in focusing attention on drunk driving and helping its victims. 04/16/2015
HB 4188 Relating to the powers and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 35; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes. 05/19/2015
HB 4189 Relating to the powers and duties of the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 36; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes. 05/19/2015
HR 1977 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Kemah. 05/25/2015
HR 2205 Congratulating Minnie Bell Williams of League City on her 100th birthday. 04/24/2015
HR 2208 Congratulating the Friendswood High School Wranglerettes on being named grand champion at the 2015 Crowd Pleasers Senior State Championship. 05/23/2015
HR 2207 Recognizing Faithful Friends Animal-Assisted Therapy Ministry. 04/30/2015
HR 2206 Congratulating Cathy Supak on her induction into the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame. 05/23/2015
HR 2552 Congratulating Alaina Garza on her selection as 2015 Teacher of the Year for Clear Brook High School. 05/25/2015
HR 2541 Congratulating Christopher Jacob Joseph Rowden of Friendswood on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. 05/24/2015
HR 2535 Congratulating Nicole Elizabeth Rowden of Friendswood on earning the Venturing Silver Award. 05/26/2015
HR 2539 Congratulating the Friendswood Junior High School Color Guard on winning the 2015 Cadet East Championship. 05/25/2015
HR 2534 Congratulating Fire Marshal Wanda Martin on her retirement from the League City Fire Department. 05/26/2015
HR 2790 Congratulating the Clear Creek Independent School District Robonauts on being part of the winning alliance at the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition world championship. 05/26/2015
HR 3159 Congratulating Dee Scott on her retirement from the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees. 06/02/2015
HR 3374 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 866. 05/31/2015
HR 3380 Honoring Theodore Wellington Jones of League City for his service during World War II. 06/02/2015
HB 2245 Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association. 04/22/2015
HR 2540 Recognizing Andrew Kyle Almaguer of Friendswood High School for his contributions to his school and community. 05/25/2015
HB 1213 Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties. 05/04/2015
HB 1667 Relating to the designation of certain physicians as preferred providers. 03/09/2015
HB 1691 Relating to prompt payment of certain physicians and health care providers by a preferred provider benefit plan. 03/12/2015
HB 1875 Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance. 03/11/2015
HB 1871 Relating to the duty of the comptroller to report sales and use tax information to certain taxing entities. 05/19/2015
HB 1984 Relating to the aerospace and aviation office of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office and to the aerospace and aviation advisory committee. 05/07/2015
HB 2731 Relating to the exemption of nonprofit ambulance companies from motor fuel taxes. 05/20/2015
HB 3042 Relating to access to and review of a person's employment records held by a law enforcement agency. 05/13/2015
HB 3105 Relating to the establishment of a multi-stakeholder advisory committee on health literacy. 05/07/2015
HB 2978 Relating to the licensing and regulation of neurodiagnostic technologists; requiring an occupational license; creating an offense; providing penalties and authorizing fees. 05/05/2015
HB 2757 Relating to prompt payment of physicians and health care providers under contract with certain self-insured health benefit plans. 03/16/2015
HB 3527 Relating to the requirement that certain medical facilities and physicians give patients a good faith estimate of the expected payment for facility-based health care services before the services are provided; providing an administrative penalty. 03/18/2015
HB 3565 Relating to prohibition of notification forms from health benefit plan issuers intended to intimidate patients; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 03/20/2015
HB 3473 Relating to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs. 04/28/2015
HB 3900 Relating to the panel of experts appointed to advise the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 03/23/2015
HB 3475 Relating to health care information provided by and notice of facility fees charged by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities. 05/11/2015
HB 723 Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem for a minor in an application for a court order authorizing the minor to consent to an abortion. 04/27/2015
HB 3804 Relating to the regulation of certain health organizations certified by the Texas Medical Board; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/11/2015
HB 1942 Relating to judicial authority to issue orders allowing minors to consent to abortions and disclosure of that authority. 04/29/2015
HB 2531 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. 03/16/2015
HB 1244 Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 04/22/2015
HB 3006 Relating to the distribution and use of certain penalties paid by health maintenance organizations and insurers for violating certain provisions governing prompt payment of physicians and health care providers. 05/14/2015
HB 3867 Relating to the appeal through binding arbitration of certain appraisal review board orders; changing the amounts of certain fees. 05/14/2015
HB 365 Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rates of certain taxing units. 05/05/2015
HJR 71 Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. 03/02/2015
HB 1998 Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code. 05/15/2015
HB 1973 Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. 04/13/2015
HB 714 Relating to certain bonuses offered to certain correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 04/23/2015
HCR 109 Urging Congress to encourage the Department of Defense to relocate the United States Africa Command to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston. 05/22/2015
HB 335 Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions. 05/21/2015
HR 1900 Congratulating T. J. Aulds and Dr. Beth Lewis of League City on their marriage. 05/12/2015
HB 957 Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation. 03/02/2015
HJR 16 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. 03/24/2015
HB 2082 Relating to developing a program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain children. 05/18/2015
HJR 21 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring that any appropriations in excess of the constitutional spending limit be approved by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. 04/22/2015
HB 1294 Relating to the disclosure on personal financial statements of certain contracts or subcontracts with governmental entities. 05/11/2015
HCR 61 Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. 05/23/2015
HB 1623 Relating to the reimbursement of providers for the provision of certain home telemonitoring services under Medicaid. 05/11/2015

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