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

Rep. John Kuempel

District 44 (R-Seguin)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 824 Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages to customers of a package store during certain hours. Effective immediately
HB 1077 Relating to the membership of the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1415 Relating to establishment or use of cemeteries in certain municipalities. Effective immediately
HCR 48 Inviting the governor to address a joint session of the legislature on February 17, 2015. Signed by the Governor
HB 2598 Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2634 Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2430 Relating to food and beverage consumption in certain public swimming pools. Effective immediately
HB 2303 Relating to a landowner's liability for injuries incurred during certain recreational activities. Effective immediately
HB 2232 Relating to the creation of regional military sustainability commissions for certain military installations. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3342 Relating to interstate compacts and cooperative agreements relating to state purchasing. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1640 Relating to the compatibility of certain defense community regulations and structures with military operations. 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

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 2182 Relating to the collection and refunding of certain fees and deposits by a county clerk or district clerk; increasing certain fees. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 4050 Relating to certain fees paid by political subdivisions in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. 03/23/2015
HB 766 Relating to the restructuring of certain fund accounts of the Texas County and District Retirement System. 05/20/2015
HR 490 Honoring the Texas Deer Association. 03/06/2015
HR 553 Recognizing February 2015 as Self-Care Month. 02/23/2015
HB 1471 Relating to the territory and board of the Canyon Regional Water Authority. 04/22/2015
HB 1547 Relating to the funding of emergency medical services and trauma care. 03/09/2015
HB 1610 Relating to authority of certain general-law municipalities to annex an area without consent. 03/23/2015
HB 3019 Relating to the competitive bid process for construction during contracting and delivery of construction projects. 04/22/2015
HB 2850 Relating to the practices and professions regulated by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees. 05/04/2015
HB 3098 Relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing regulations. 05/12/2015
HB 3319 Relating to procedures and fees for the safekeeping of wills and other fees collected by court clerks in probate matters; authorizing and increasing fees. 05/14/2015
HB 3897 Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. 05/11/2015
HB 3927 Relating to the creation of the constable technology fund; authorizing a fee. 05/11/2015
HB 3770 Relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses of electioneering near a polling place. 05/14/2015
HR 701 Recognizing March 31, 2015, as Texas Anesthesiologists Day at the State Capitol. 03/23/2015
HR 1939 Recognizing December 9, 2015, as Educational Technology Appreciation Day. 05/12/2015
HR 1949 Congratulating John E. Bierschwale on his retirement as deputy city manager of Schertz. 05/23/2015
HR 3236 In memory of Mary Ann Stotzer of Seguin. 06/01/2015
HB 1609 Relating to the annexation of an unincorporated enclave by certain general-law municipalities. 03/23/2015
HB 1591 Relating to the powers and duties of, and the application of the professional prosecutors law to, the county attorney of Guadalupe County and to abolishing the office of district attorney of the 25th Judicial District. 03/09/2015
HB 1990 Relating to the regulation of certain industrialized housing and industrialized buildings. 05/05/2015
HB 1862 Relating to notice of hospital and emergency medical services liens. 05/14/2015
HB 1870 Relating to restrictions on holders of package store permits. 03/11/2015
HB 1830 Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms. 05/24/2015
HB 1776 Relating to the abolishment of the interagency task force on electronic benefits transfers. 05/04/2015
HB 1918 Relating to the Texas Real Estate Commission and the regulation of certain real estate professionals; increasing a fee; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
HB 2635 Relating to the creation and operation of a park and recreation district in counties that share a border on the San Marcos River and to the authority of the district to collect fees and issue bonds; creating a criminal offense and providing penalties. 05/06/2015
HB 2426 Relating to the effect on local regulation of state law for fire extinguisher service and installation; authorizing a fee. 05/14/2015
HB 2351 Relating to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive. 05/14/2015
HB 3709 Relating to the employment of persons under 18 years of age on the premises of certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages; adding a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty. 05/05/2015
HB 1639 Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. 05/27/2015
HB 4056 Relating to inspection procedures in certain long-term care facilities and the creation of a long-term care legislative oversight committee; providing penalties. 05/11/2015
HB 358 Relating to the inclusion of the costs of accepting credit and debit cards in the cost of goods sold for purposes of computing the franchise tax. 02/12/2015
HCR 52 Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historical grounds. 05/24/2015
HB 2440 Relating to transportation network companies; imposing and authorizing fees; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a civil penalty. 05/04/2015
HR 3533 Congratulating Amy and Steve Bruno on the adoption of their son, Alexander Peter Theodore Bruno. 06/02/2015
HB 352 Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. 04/13/2015
HB 594 Relating to toll rates for certain vehicles traveling on State Highway 130. 05/13/2015
HB 3241 Relating to state agency contracting; creating an offense. 05/13/2015

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