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

Rep. Hubert Vo

District 149 (D-Houston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1657 Relating to the determination of an experience-rated employer's eligibility for a surplus credit rate under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. Effective immediately
HCR 116 Paying tribute to the memory of Thomas J. Lee, the first Asian American to serve in the Texas Legislature. Signed by the Governor

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 513 Commemorating the Lunar New Year on February 19, 2015. 02/25/2015
HB 1658 Relating to the disqualification of certain temporary employees for unemployment compensation benefits. 05/06/2015
HR 764 Commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre in Azerbaijan. 02/26/2015
HR 2500 Commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between the State of Texas and Taiwan and expressing support for the establishment of a Texas trade office in Taiwan and for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community. 05/23/2015
HR 2455 Recognizing May 7, 2015, as Salad Day and commending the owners/operators of Texas McDonald's restaurants for their contributions to the state's economy. 05/08/2015
HR 2787 Commemorating Chinese American Citizen Veterans Day. 05/26/2015
HR 3257 Commemorating the 97th Republic Day in Azerbaijan on May 28, 2015. 06/02/2015
HR 3412 Commending the Chief Clerk's Office. 06/01/2015
HCR 140 Urging governmental entities to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to instead fly the Freedom and Heritage Flag. 06/01/2015
HB 2537 Relating to an employee's right to leave to care for a sibling with a serious health condition. 03/16/2015
HB 2563 Relating to persons who solicit customers on behalf of a retail electric provider; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 04/15/2015
HB 2429 Relating to the persons who may consent to the medical care or immunization of a child. 05/14/2015
HB 2414 Relating to withdrawal and restriction plans for certain insurers. 03/13/2015
HB 3902 Relating to providing a voter in a party primary notice of party conventions. 05/13/2015
HB 3739 Relating to preferred qualifications for serving on an appraisal review board or panel of the board that hears ad valorem tax protests concerning commercial real property in certain appraisal districts. 05/18/2015
HB 3905 Relating to the release of certain documentation of the applicable limits of coverage in an automobile insurance agreement. 03/23/2015
HB 4136 Relating to the board of directors, authority to impose assessments, and territory of the International Management District. 05/21/2015
HR 1560 Recognizing April 8, 2015, as Vietnamese American Day at the State Capitol. 04/10/2015
HB 61 Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. 05/13/2015
HB 536 Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting for persons who are 65 years of age or older. 02/16/2015
HB 728 Relating to exempting books purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for a limited period. 02/23/2015
HR 2027 Recognizing May 2015 as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. 05/07/2015
HB 451 Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. 05/14/2015
HR 2377 Recognizing May 6, 2015, as Asian Real Estate Association of America Day at the State Capitol. 05/07/2015

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