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

Rep. Joseph Moody

District 78 (D-El Paso)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 518 Relating to certain waivers by a defendant regarding a community supervision revocation hearing. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 511 Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses committed against a person in custody. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1022 Relating to the eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of certain persons with a life estate in the homestead property. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 510 Relating to disclosure of certain information about expert witnesses in a criminal case. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1783 Relating to the right of a school employee to report a crime, persons subject to the prohibition on coercing another into suppressing or failing to report information to a law enforcement agency, and the reporting of criminal history record information of educators and other public school employees who engage in certain misconduct; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2159 Relating to requiring the payment of restitution as a condition of community supervision for offenses involving family violence committed in the presence of certain children. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 88 In memory of El Paso Constable Robert Parker White. Signed by the Governor
HB 2665 Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a ward by certain relatives of the ward. Effective immediately
HB 1334 Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 218 Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education. Effective immediately
HB 189 Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child or for certain sexual assault offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1584 Relating to a voluntary donation to the fund for veterans' assistance when applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1286 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2604 Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 326 Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2286 Relating to the eligibility of certain victims of trafficking of persons for an order of nondisclosure; authorizing a fee. See remarks for effective date
HB 1447 Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2150 Relating to the organization of a grand jury. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 207 Relating to creating the offense of voyeurism; providing a penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1446 Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses, compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses, and the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2014 Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools. Effective immediately
HB 48 Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. Effective immediately
HB 1293 Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 1363 Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of prostitution; creating a criminal offense. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 3868 Relating to the designation of Westside Drive in El Paso County as the Don Juan de Onate Trail. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 3094 Congratulating George Valdez Calanche on his retirement from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 06/02/2015
HB 520 Relating to the assignment of certain judges as a visiting judge. 05/04/2015
HB 512 Relating to waiver of immunity in certain employment discrimination actions in connection with a workers' compensation claim. 05/05/2015
HB 517 Relating to evidence or testimony given by certain witnesses in a criminal case based on the trafficking of persons. 03/18/2015
HB 553 Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct. 05/06/2015
HB 519 Relating to venue for the offense of a parent contributing to a child's failure to attend school. 03/11/2015
HB 507 Relating to a civil action to collect a civil penalty for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia. 05/11/2015
HB 883 Relating to the punishment for the offense of graffiti and the creation of a graffiti pretrial diversion program; authorizing a fee. 05/13/2015
HR 1200 Commemorating the birth of Amina Shyree Bosworth of El Paso. 03/27/2015
HB 3959 Relating to a criminal penalty for violating a condition of bond, condition of community supervision, or court order requiring installation of an ignition interlock device. 04/20/2015
HB 3855 Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. 03/24/2015
HB 3852 Relating to contempt of court committed by certain juvenile offenders and the detention of certain juvenile offenders. 05/14/2015
HB 3931 Relating to the use of the justice court technology fund to convert existing paper documents to electronic data. 03/23/2015
HB 514 Relating to the creation of an advisory council to research and make recommendations on the use of assessment instruments in public schools. 02/16/2015
HR 824 Recognizing Danashiya Pritchard for her achievements as an artist and for her charitable work in the El Paso area. 03/23/2015
HR 2097 Commemorating the 5-Star Innovation Cup STEM Showcase and Competition and honoring Shane Haggerty and Liza Montelongo of the El Paso STEM Foundation. 04/22/2015
HR 1903 Welcoming GiGi's Playhouse to Texas and honoring Nancy Gianni, Maggie Moody, and the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. 04/22/2015
HR 2491 Recognizing May 4 through 10, 2015, as Texas STEM Education Week in El Paso. 05/23/2015
HR 3004 Congratulating Marlene Gallegos of Parkland High School on being named Secondary Teacher of the Year by ESC Region 19. 05/31/2015
HB 516 Relating to venue for the offense of failure to attend school. 05/06/2015
HR 3093 Honoring Volar Center for Independent Living in El Paso on the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 06/02/2015
HR 3247 Commending Samantha Rago for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Joe Moody. 05/30/2015
HR 3252 Honoring Andres "Andy" Cerecero for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Joe Moody. 05/30/2015
HR 3253 Commending Katie Martin for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Joe Moody. 05/30/2015
HR 3254 In memory of Dick Poe of El Paso. 06/02/2015
HR 3250 Honoring Luis Brasil for his work as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Joe Moody. 05/30/2015
HR 3249 Congratulating Daniel Hernandez for his service as an aide in the district office of State Representative Joe Moody. 06/01/2015
HR 3251 Commending Jane Santa Cruz for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Joe Moody during the 84th Legislative Session. 06/01/2015
HR 3364 In memory of Joe Monsivais of El Paso. 06/03/2015
HR 3246 Expressing sorrow over the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015. 06/04/2015
HR 3513 Commending Ana Gonzalez for her service as district director for State Representative Joe Moody. 06/03/2015
HR 3248 Commending Daniela Urias for her service as a legislative aide in the district office of State Representative Joe Moody. 06/01/2015
HR 664 In memory of Lawrence Tyler Francis. 02/27/2015
HB 515 Relating to the notice to the parent or other person having lawful control of a public school student concerning the student's class performance. 02/16/2015
HB 513 Relating to educator financial incentives and salary contingencies based on student performance on certain assessment instruments. 02/16/2015
HB 1381 Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. 03/24/2015
HB 1382 Relating to the procedure for rearrest and adjustment of the bond amount in certain criminal cases. 04/29/2015
HB 1660 Relating to certain protective orders and magistrate's orders for emergency protection. 04/21/2015
HB 1739 Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities. 03/12/2015
HR 757 Recognizing March 3, 2015, as 9-1-1 Day at the State Capitol. 03/06/2015
HR 855 Congratulating the Canutillo High School football team on its successful 2014 season. 03/23/2015
HB 2153 Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice courts. 03/12/2015
HB 2648 Relating to progressive sanctions for providers of home and community-based services. 03/16/2015
HB 2658 Relating to the courts authorized to hear certain matters relating to a capias pro fine. 05/05/2015
HB 2651 Relating to law enforcement agency investigations of certain reports of child abuse or neglect. 04/29/2015
HB 2649 Relating to requiring video recording in certain home and community-based services provider facilities. 03/16/2015
HB 2657 Relating to jurisdiction and court administration of the El Paso Criminal Law Magistrate Court. 03/16/2015
HB 2652 Relating to certain investigations of reports of child abuse or neglect and procedures for foster homes after a report of abuse or neglect. 04/29/2015
HB 2653 Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. 04/15/2015
HR 1199 Honoring the Woodworkers Club of El Paso for its contributions to the community. 03/26/2015
HB 2565 Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state. 05/14/2015
HB 3944 Relating to judicial review of final orders arising out of nutritional programs administrated by the Texas Department of Agriculture. 05/27/2015
HB 1742 Relating to certain convention center hotel projects. 05/12/2015
HB 794 Relating to a presumption regarding certain evidence of a prior conviction in a criminal proceeding. 05/12/2015
HB 1973 Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. 04/13/2015
HB 71 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child. 05/14/2015
HB 332 Relating to the authority of a prosecutor in a juvenile case to appeal certain judicial decisions. 04/15/2015
HB 1441 Relating to the collection and disclosure of certain grand jury information. 04/23/2015
HB 559 Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. 05/12/2015
HB 851 Relating to children's advocacy centers. 04/22/2015
HB 66 Relating to the consideration of the performance of students of limited English proficiency on state assessment instruments and inclusion of related information in campus report cards. 05/20/2015
HR 105 Recognizing February 10 and 11, 2015, as El Paso Days at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HR 274 Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. 02/19/2015
HB 955 Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system. 05/12/2015
HB 277 Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney. 04/20/2015
HB 460 Relating to the issuance of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses. 05/14/2015
HB 278 Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun. 05/13/2015
HB 3785 Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizing fees. 04/28/2015
HR 1705 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas Western College basketball team's victory in the 1966 NCAA national championship game. 04/30/2015
HB 1530 Relating to the punishment for certain offenses against property or against public administration. 05/13/2015
HB 3196 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper photography or visual recording; increasing a criminal penalty. 05/12/2015
HB 1900 Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. 05/20/2015
HB 988 Relating to a study of the feasibility of establishing a visitors center at Hueco Tanks State Park in El Paso County. 05/26/2015
HR 398 Commemorating the groundbreaking for the Cardwell Collaborative in El Paso. 02/18/2015
HB 918 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. 02/25/2015
HB 95 Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. 04/08/2015
HJR 26 Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing an increased minimum wage. 05/14/2015

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