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

Rep. Jessica Farrar

District 148 (D-Houston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 705 Relating to access to a financial institution account of a person who dies intestate. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 706 Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of property on which a solar or wind-powered energy device is installed or constructed. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3374 Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 262 Relating to liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of land that allows land to be used as a community garden. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2455 Relating to the establishment of a task force to promote uniformity in the collection and reporting of information relating to family violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 3963 Relating to establishment and functions of the Animal Welfare Commission. 04/21/2015
HB 231 Relating to extending the court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people for purposes of obtaining special immigrant juvenile status and Department of Family and Protective Services policies for handling cases involving those young people. 02/11/2015
HB 230 Relating to recovery of attorney's fees in certain civil cases. 05/21/2015
HB 232 Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. 05/12/2015
HB 234 Relating to certain costs associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs. 05/19/2015
HB 233 Relating to social work services in public schools. 05/12/2015
HB 3965 Relating to the persons who are eligible for appointment as a temporary justice of the peace. 03/23/2015
HB 235 Relating to a central database containing information about certain persons who have been convicted of or received a grant of deferred adjudication for certain offenses involving animal cruelty; providing a criminal penalty. 04/15/2015
HB 3976 Relating to the licensing and regulation of lactation consultants; requiring an occupational license; providing penalties. 03/24/2015
HB 3966 Relating to the regulation of limited service pregnancy centers; providing civil penalties. 03/24/2015
HR 1445 Recognizing March 2015 as Women's History Month. 03/26/2015
HR 1782 Recognizing April 14, 2015, as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day at the State Capitol. 04/17/2015
HR 2503 In memory of Dr. Rogers O'Neil Whitmire of Houston. 05/07/2015
HR 2756 In memory of Ernest Eguia of Houston. 05/15/2015
HR 3212 In memory of Ray K. Haley of Houston. 06/01/2015
HR 3511 Congratulating the Honorable Rick Noriega on his promotion to brigadier general in the Texas Army National Guard. 06/03/2015
HB 704 Relating to disclosures on selection or modification of an account by a customer of a financial institution. 05/08/2015
HB 709 Relating to the waiting period before a physician may perform an abortion. 02/23/2015
HB 707 Relating to providing information and other services relating to emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors. 02/23/2015
HB 703 Relating to authorizing a revocable deed that transfers real property at the transferor's death. 05/13/2015
HB 708 Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion. 04/22/2015
HB 1527 Relating to abolishing the death penalty. 04/29/2015
HB 1528 Relating to the provision of services to certain HIV-infected individuals. 04/20/2015
HB 1525 Relating to the collection and reporting of information relating to certain offenses involving family violence. 05/14/2015
HB 1524 Relating to the languages in which certain labor and employment notices and forms must be provided. 05/05/2015
HB 1521 Relating to state agency authority to establish child-care subsidy programs. 03/25/2015
HB 1522 Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 03/10/2015
HB 1526 Relating to the construction of detention ponds by the Texas Department of Transportation. 05/08/2015
HB 1523 Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct. 05/06/2015
HR 781 Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Texas Breastfeeding Coalition Lobby Day at the State Capitol. 03/19/2015
HB 3973 Relating to the validity, reliability, and design of certain state-adopted or state-developed assessment instruments for public school students. 03/23/2015
HB 63 Relating to state collaboration with federally recognized Indian tribes. 05/21/2015
HB 2058 Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information. 03/13/2015
HB 3183 Relating to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient. 04/15/2015
HB 1210 Relating to an exception from penalties for a physician's or health care professional's professional judgment in providing certain abortion services to patients. 03/03/2015
HB 3059 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. 03/23/2015
HB 2562 Relating to the care and unlawful restraint of a dog. 05/13/2015
HB 468 Relating to the capacity of certain minors to consent to examination or medical treatment related to contraception. 03/18/2015
HR 255 Commending Marvin Rich of Houston for his outstanding service in behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. 02/03/2015
HB 78 Relating to human sexuality education in public schools. 02/09/2015
HB 1282 Relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services. 05/04/2015

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