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

Rep. James Frank

District 69 (R-Wichita Falls)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1042 Relating to the designation of a site of unique value for the construction of a reservoir. Effective immediately
HB 2655 Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to study the effectiveness of the relative and other designated caregiver placement program. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 6 Relating to the creation and re-creation of funds and accounts, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. See remarks for effective date
HB 1640 Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 554 Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 2788 Relating to the authority of a retail public water utility to require an operator of a correctional facility to comply with water conservation measures. 06/09/2015

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 134 Honoring Dr. David Greer as House Physician of the Day on January 15, 2015. 01/15/2015
HB 3281 Relating to public school accountability. 04/28/2015
HB 3413 Relating to a general permit to convey water using the bed and banks of a natural stream channel; authorizing a fee. 04/15/2015
HB 3414 Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. 03/18/2015
HB 3687 Relating to design-build procedures for civil works projects. 03/23/2015
HB 3688 Relating to the process for the selection of construction managers-at-risk used by governmental entities. 03/23/2015
HR 1826 Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study relating to the effects of evaporation on Texas water resources. 05/05/2015
HR 3105 Congratulating Brenna Moore of Midwestern State University on winning the 2015 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship. 06/02/2015
HR 1824 Requesting the speaker to direct the House Committee on Natural Resources to conduct an interim study on the interconnectivity of Texas water resources. 05/05/2015
HB 720 Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program. 02/23/2015
HR 359 Congratulating the Crowell High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL Six-Man 1A Division 1 state championship. 02/25/2015
HB 1268 Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services. 05/15/2015
HR 501 Congratulating Dr. Jesse W. Rogers on his retirement as president of Midwestern State University. 02/20/2015
HB 1592 Relating to certain comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board. 05/13/2015
HB 2805 Relating to the priority applicable to certain interbasin transfers of water. 05/14/2015
HB 2997 Relating to the creation of an Internet website clearinghouse for school districts to post information to comply with publication requirements. 04/29/2015
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
HCR 113 Urging the United States Congress to direct the Bureau of Land Management to affirm the provisions of the Red River Boundary Compact and acknowledge that the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River forms the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas. 05/12/2015
HB 3298 Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. 05/18/2015
HB 347 Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee. 02/12/2015
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 946 Relating to painting and marking requirements for certain meteorological evaluation towers; creating an offense. 05/05/2015
HJR 78 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. 05/01/2015
HCR 32 Urging the U.S. Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 05/08/2015
HJR 111 Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. 05/22/2015

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