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

Rep. Larry Gonzales

District 52 (R-Round Rock)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 441 Relating to the use of a court order as an occupational license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1114 Relating to the authority with whom certain political committees must file reports of political contributions and expenditures. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2025 Relating to participation of certain school districts in the three-year high school diploma plan pilot program. Effective immediately
HB 2965 Relating to administrative support positions with the Texas Military Department. Effective immediately
HB 3623 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by the National Hispanic Institute. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3707 Relating to cloud computing services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 440 Relating to adapting the public school physical education curriculum to accommodate the needs of students with mental disabilities. Effective immediately
HB 1606 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, including assumption of the duties of the Texas Skill Standards Board. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 184 Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 4130 Relating to the qualifications and method of electing directors of the Jonah Water Special Utility District. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2255 Relating to the regulation of plumbing. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 598 Recognizing February 26, 2015, as Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 439 Relating to the titling, registration, and operation of an autocycle; clarifying the vehicles that may be operated under certain licenses; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/08/2015
HB 442 Relating to assignment of certain death benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas. 05/04/2015
HR 200 Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Leadership Round Rock Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 2337 Relating to the composition of the board of directors of an appraisal district. 03/16/2015
HB 300 Relating to the allocation to the Parks and Wildlife Department of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. 05/08/2015
HB 3113 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects. 05/13/2015
HB 3279 Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission. 04/29/2015
HB 3690 Relating to the operation of autonomous motor vehicles by the Texas Department of Transportation. 03/19/2015
HB 3689 Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to a data center from the state sales and use tax. 04/07/2015
HB 4032 Relating to erecting certain signs on private property before an election. 05/18/2015
HR 2036 Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Autism Society of Central Texas. 05/19/2015
HR 1851 Honoring the College Republicans at Texas on the 65th anniversary of its founding. 05/23/2015
HR 2461 Recognizing May 14, 2015, as Civitan Special Education Teacher Appreciation Day. 05/23/2015
HR 2324 Recognizing May 14, 2015, as Hutto Day at the State Capitol. 05/15/2015
HR 2649 In memory of Daryl Ray Matthews of Pflugerville. 05/25/2015
HR 2977 Congratulating Gail Gonzalez of Austin on her retirement from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. 06/03/2015
HR 3200 Congratulating Doretta Conrad of Williamson County on her retirement as an employee of the State of Texas. 05/30/2015
HB 3691 Relating to the use of paper ballots in countywide polling places. 03/19/2015
HB 3278 Relating to measures to support public school student academic achievement and career preparation, including measures to improve and support dual-credit courses. 03/17/2015
HB 1127 Relating to the computation of total consideration for purposes of the motor vehicle sales and use tax. 04/14/2015
HR 482 Commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Chaparral Women's Club of Williamson County. 02/25/2015
HB 443 Relating to zero-based budgeting for state agencies as part of the sunset review process. 02/11/2015
HR 642 In memory of Vincent DiNino, director of bands emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin. 03/18/2015
HB 2024 Relating to the self-directed and semi-independent status of certain agencies and to the requirements applicable to, and the oversight of, those agencies. 04/01/2015
HR 736 In memory of David Lynn Oman of Hutto. 03/20/2015
HR 795 Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Texas School Public Relations Association Day at the State Capitol. 03/19/2015
HR 1066 Paying tribute to the life of pioneering African American rodeo cowboy William Pickett. 03/24/2015
HB 2542 Relating to the establishment and administration of the qualified ABLE program; granting authority to impose a fee. 03/16/2015
HB 3766 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program; authorizing the imposition of fees. 03/23/2015
HB 2703 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Board of Behavior Analyst Examiners and the requirement to obtain a license to practice as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst; imposing fees; providing an administrative penalty. 05/18/2015
HR 720 Recognizing Williamson County Emergency Medical Services on the 40th anniversary of its founding. 03/20/2015
HR 253 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HB 1155 Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities. 05/27/2015
HR 124 In memory of the Honorable Mark Silverstone of Georgetown. 02/23/2015
HB 2089 Relating to the repeal of certain occupational license fees and taxes. 04/28/2015
HB 550 Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. 03/26/2015
HB 2096 Relating to the temporary exemption of certain tangible personal property related to certain multi-user data centers from the sales and use tax. 05/19/2015
HR 1941 Recognizing April 30, 2015, as Williamson County Day at the State Capitol. 05/01/2015
HB 2433 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty. 05/14/2015
HB 1156 Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes. 03/19/2015
HB 1250 Relating to the requirements regarding creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act. 05/12/2015
HB 279 Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. 05/12/2015
HB 2510 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of State Health Services, the provision of health services in this state, and the regulation of certain health-related occupations and activities. 04/23/2015
HB 2304 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Health and Human Services Commission and the provision of health and human services in this state. 04/27/2015

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