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

Rep. Kenneth Sheets

District 107 (R-Dallas)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 821 Relating to the requirements of certain minors applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 685 Relating to the production of public information under the public information law. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1403 Relating to the definition of health care liability claim for the purposes of certain laws governing those claims. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1662 Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges. Effective immediately
HB 1670 Relating to the possession and removal of a placenta from a hospital or birthing center. Effective immediately
HCR 105 Designating #Texas as the official hashtag of Texas. Signed by the Governor
HB 1692 Relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Effective immediately
HCR 104 Designating #txlege as the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature. Signed by the Governor
HB 2014 Relating to the authority of military personnel to obtain certification to teach career and technology education classes in public schools. Effective immediately
HCR 106 Designating #TexasToDo as the official state hashtag of Texas Tourism. Signed by the Governor
HB 1187 Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2697 Relating to services provided by continuing care facilities. Effective immediately
HB 1781 Relating to access by a sibling of a child separated from the sibling due to an action by the Department of Family and Protective Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 257 Relating to a judge's or justice's significant interest in a business entity that owns, manages, or operates a private correctional or rehabilitation facility. Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 565 Relating to powers of private toll project entities. Effective immediately
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 1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 437 Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1079 Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general. Effective immediately
HB 975 Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense. See remarks for effective date
HB 1492 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 445 Relating to providing notice of the availability of paid leave for military service to public officers and employees. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1357 Relating to certain title insurance policy liability and reinsurance requirements. 05/05/2015
HB 687 Relating to confidential communications between an insurance carrier and a covered employer under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. 04/29/2015
HB 681 Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes. 05/18/2015
HB 684 Relating to the authority of a county to adopt a fire code. 05/21/2015
HB 682 Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. 05/15/2015
HB 686 Relating to insurance agents' ownership and use of certain information related to general property and casualty insurance policies; authorizing administrative penalties. 02/19/2015
HJR 67 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a percentage of the assessed value of property owned by certain disabled veterans. 05/11/2015
HR 175 Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 02/20/2015
HB 822 Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of fraudulent or fictitious military record. 04/27/2015
HB 911 Relating to the composition of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. 03/18/2015
HB 920 Relating to additional primary election ballot information for judicial candidates. 04/14/2015
HB 1129 Relating to an exemption from the attorney occupation tax for attorneys exclusively offering pro bono legal services. 05/04/2015
HB 1130 Relating to the removal of a disabled vehicle from a roadway or right-of-way. 03/12/2015
HB 3207 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to approve certain payments by municipally owned utilities for transmission facilities in lieu of ad valorem taxes. 03/23/2015
HB 3203 Relating to a named driver policy. 04/29/2015
HCR 83 Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to rename the State Insurance Building Annex in the Capitol Complex the John G. Tower State Office Building. 03/23/2015
HB 3806 Relating to certain documents related to policy and endorsement forms for personal automobile insurance coverage and residential property insurance coverage. 03/23/2015
HR 1477 Congratulating the Bishop Lynch High School volleyball team on winning the 2014 TAPPS 5A state championship. 03/25/2015
HR 1551 Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Leadership Mesquite Days at the State Capitol. 04/21/2015
HB 2111 Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. 03/16/2015
HR 1834 Congratulating Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd for winning Season 7 of The Voice. 05/11/2015
HR 1752 Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Young Republican Federation and Texas Federation of College Republicans Legislative Day at the State Capitol. 04/24/2015
HR 2498 Commending Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto of the Mesquite Police Department and private citizen Zachary Shipman for rescuing a driver from a burning car. 05/18/2015
HR 2926 Honoring Mackenzie Marquis for the perseverance she has demonstrated while living with cystic fibrosis. 05/22/2015
HR 3154 Commending Sheffield A. Kadane for his service to the City of Dallas. 06/02/2015
HR 3155 Commending the Honorable John Monaco on his service as mayor of Mesquite. 06/02/2015
HR 3375 Recognizing Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett as the Tweeter Laureate of Texas. 05/29/2015
HB 2012 Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. 05/12/2015
HB 3204 Relating to a depopulation program for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 04/22/2015
HB 3734 Relating to the application for and issuance of a marriage license and the marriage of a minor. 03/19/2015
HB 1488 Relating to voluntary registration and regulation of roofing contractors; providing criminal penalties; authorizing a fee. 03/09/2015
HB 1344 Relating to credit to certain ceding insurers for reinsurance ceded to certain assuming insurers. 05/08/2015
HB 1379 Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. 05/06/2015
HB 683 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the assessed value of a property owned by certain disabled veterans and the amount of the exemption for the surviving spouses and children of certain disabled veterans. 05/13/2015
HB 1342 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault committed against certain victims. 04/15/2015
HB 1448 Relating to the provision of a voter's thumbprint with a mailed ballot. 04/27/2015
HB 1482 Relating to public information regarding workers' compensation insurance rate filings. 04/29/2015
HB 1343 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault committed against certain victims. 03/18/2015
HB 1406 Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances. 04/28/2015
HB 1509 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons. 04/28/2015
HR 616 Congratulating Mesquite ISD superintendent Dr. Linda Henrie on her retirement. 03/18/2015
HR 613 Honoring the Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation on its fifth anniversary. 03/05/2015
HJR 100 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to adopt a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. 03/13/2015
HB 2043 Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of real property of a business that employs honorably discharged veterans. 03/13/2015
HB 2013 Relating to recovery of attorney's fees against veterinarians for certain claims. 05/05/2015
HB 2011 Relating to food service requirements applicable to brewpubs under the Alcoholic Beverage Code. 03/11/2015
HB 2015 Relating to employment termination for falsification of military record in obtaining employment or employment benefits. 03/17/2015
HB 25 Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting for judicial offices. 03/24/2015
HR 942 Congratulating Jennifer and Mike King on their 20th wedding anniversary. 03/24/2015
HB 2562 Relating to the care and unlawful restraint of a dog. 05/13/2015
HB 3205 Relating to repealing the maintenance tax and creating an overhead assessment for certain insurers participating in the workers' compensation system; imposing an assessment. 03/23/2015
HB 963 Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers. 05/12/2015
HB 241 Relating to substituted service of citation through a social media presence. 04/27/2015
HB 3556 Relating to the development of the Interstate Highway 635 East project in Dallas County. 04/30/2015
HB 694 Relating to coverage for supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans. 05/12/2015
HB 2947 Relating to the duty of a surplus lines insurance agent in the placement of a surplus lines insurance policy. 04/22/2015
HB 2415 Relating to open-enrollment charter schools that provide only prekindergarten programs. 03/13/2015
HB 2245 Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the renaming of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association as the Texas Coastal Insurance Association. 04/22/2015
HB 3153 Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. 05/05/2015
HB 969 Relating to discovery of evidence of the net worth of a defendant in connection with a claim for exemplary damages. 05/14/2015
HR 2646 Congratulating Kim Spence on her retirement as a teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School in Coppell. 05/26/2015
HB 520 Relating to the assignment of certain judges as a visiting judge. 05/04/2015
HR 342 Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Rowlett Day at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HR 530 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Garland Chamber of Commerce Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 1166 Relating to sworn statements and other documentation provided to support the issuance of a search warrant. 05/19/2015
HB 1607 Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers compensation system. 05/04/2015
HJR 73 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. 05/12/2015
HB 3990 Relating to the study of the fiscal impact on local governments in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties of restructuring the NorthSTAR behavioral health system and the effective implementation the Sunset Commission Health and Human Services Commission Issue 9 recommendation. 03/23/2015
HR 2757 In memory of Janine Foster Woody of Dallas. 05/22/2015

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