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

Rep. John Smithee

District 86 (R-Amarillo)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 39 Relating to guardianships for incapacitated persons and to substitutes for guardianships for certain adults with disabilities. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1624 Relating to transparency of certain information related to certain health benefit plan coverage. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1733 Relating to automobile liability insurance for transportation network company drivers. Effective on 1/1/16
HCR 136 Honoring Conquer Chiari for its efforts in behalf of those with Chiari malformation. Signed by the Governor
HB 1436 Relating to appeals regarding dangerous dogs. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2145 Relating to provisional authority for certain individual insurance license applicants to act as insurance agents; authorizing a fee; requiring an occupational provisional permit; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2193 Relating to the office of a public defender appointed by the Commissioners Court of Randall County. Effective immediately
HB 3424 Relating to a study and report on the establishment of a central database containing information about certain individuals under guardianship. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3538 Relating to the adoption of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act of 2008. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3842 Relating to an agreement to finance and build a conference center and other appropriate facilities in or near a state park. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 86 In memory of Amarillo City Council member James Harold Simms. Signed by the Governor
HCR 87 In memory of Gene Earl Parker of Amarillo. Signed by the Governor
HCR 128 Honoring Shanna Peeples on her selection as National Teacher of the Year. Signed by the Governor
HB 1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 4 Adopting the permanent House Rules for the 84th Legislature. 01/15/2015
HB 1433 Relating to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums. 04/16/2015
HR 3510 Congratulating Tyler Pickens of Amarillo High School on his participation in the Class 6A boys' shot put event at the 2015 UIL Track & Field State Meet. 06/03/2015
HB 2768 Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government and the composition of certain juvenile boards. 04/07/2015
HR 3526 Congratulating the Amarillo High School volleyball team on advancing to the semifinals of the 2014-2015 University Interscholastic League 6A state playoffs. 06/03/2015
HB 3949 Relating to the conditions and enforcement of possession orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 03/23/2015
HB 1435 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. 03/19/2015
HB 1644 Relating to the oath of a person admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. 04/30/2015
HB 1638 Relating to nonpreferred provider claims under a preferred provider benefit plan related to emergency care. 04/08/2015
HB 1730 Relating to own risk and solvency assessment by insurers and insurance groups; providing a penalty. 05/05/2015
HB 1732 Relating to dispute resolution for certain claims arising under insurance policies issued by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan Association; authorizing fees. 05/12/2015
HB 1700 Relating to reinsurance, distributions, and pooling arrangements by captive insurance companies. 05/13/2015
HR 1351 Congratulating Lois Miller of Friona on her 100th birthday. 03/25/2015
HB 2487 Relating to the authority of an independent school district to contract with a municipality for the design, improvement, or construction of an instructional facility, stadium, or other athletic facility. 05/15/2015
HB 2488 Relating to the limitation on the amount of supplemental payments under the Texas Economic Development Act. 03/13/2015
HB 2198 Relating to the investigation by the commissioner of insurance of acts of insurance fraud and other offenses. 05/12/2015
HB 2172 Relating to coverage of telehealth services or telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans. 04/08/2015
HB 3158 Relating to legislative approval of state agency rules that take effect during the two years preceding a regular legislative session. 04/15/2015
HB 3164 Relating to authorizing an insurer's deposit of certain money and other assets with the Texas Department of Insurance. 05/13/2015
HB 3133 Relating to notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician. 04/08/2015
HB 2774 Relating to the annual state salary supplement for certain county judges. 05/12/2015
HB 2822 Relating to a notice or document sent by mail or electronic mail by a court, justice, judge, magistrate, or clerk of a judicial court. 05/15/2015
HR 1143 Recognizing November 7-11, 2016, as Municipal Courts Week. 04/17/2015
HR 1142 Recognizing November 2-6, 2015, as Municipal Courts Week. 04/20/2015
HB 3176 Relating to claims of patent infringement; providing civil penalties; imposing fees. 05/05/2015
HB 3641 Relating to payment of attorney's fees in an action brought under Chapter 37 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. 04/28/2015
HB 3646 Relating to insurance claims and certain prohibited acts and practices in or in relation to the business of insurance; amending provisions that are or may be subject to a criminal penalty. 04/22/2015
HB 3846 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. 05/14/2015
HB 3838 Relating to the procedures required for a Type A economic development corporation to make certain expenditures. 04/30/2015
HB 4080 Relating to optional annuity increases for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. 04/24/2015
HB 2324 Relating to the designation of certain rest areas on Interstate Highway 27 in Hale County as the James E. "Pete" and Nelda Laney Safety Stops. 04/07/2015
HB 2586 Relating to contingent deferred annuity contracts. 05/15/2015
HR 2163 In memory of Annette Galitski of Amarillo. 04/29/2015
HR 3431 Congratulating Bryan Polanco on being named salutatorian of the Class of 2015 at Caprock High School. 06/03/2015
HR 3434 Congratulating Christopher David Wilhelm on being named valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Amarillo High School. 06/03/2015
HR 3432 Congratulating Seanpaul Mark Renteria on being named valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Caprock High School. 06/03/2015
HR 3509 Congratulating the boys' wrestling team of Amarillo High School on its performance at the 2015 UIL Wrestling State Tournament. 06/03/2015
HR 3570 Congratulating the girls' wrestling team of Amarillo High School on participating in the 2015 UIL Wrestling State Tournament. 06/03/2015
HR 3433 Congratulating Taylor Chase Bentley on being named salutatorian of the Class of 2015 at Amarillo High School. 06/03/2015
HR 462 Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Panhandle Day at the State Capitol. 02/20/2015
HB 1200 Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person. 05/12/2015
HB 335 Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions. 05/21/2015
HB 1911 Relating to regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions and certain state agencies. 03/11/2015
HB 3130 Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions. 05/12/2015

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