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

Rep. Larry Phillips

District 62 (R-Sherman)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 910 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses. See remarks for effective date
HB 3747 Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license to certain retired judicial officers. Effective immediately
HCR 138 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1919. Signed by the Governor
HB 2115 Relating to the initial inspection period for motor vehicles purchased by certain commercial fleet buyers. Effective immediately
HB 908 Relating to the continuation and duties of the Red River Boundary Commission. Effective immediately
HB 2828 Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to obtain criminal history record information for certain persons, including employees, independent contractors, and volunteers. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2827 Relating to the definition of homeland security activity. Effective immediately
HB 2946 Relating to certain laws governing the intersections of railroad tracks and public roadways. Effective immediately
HB 909 Relating to the tasting of alcoholic beverages by students enrolled in certain courses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1919 Relating to the applicability of certain provisions concerning invasive species. Effective immediately
HB 834 Relating to the criteria for issuing a silver alert for a missing senior citizen. Effective immediately
HB 11 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. 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 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 12 Relating to the border prosecution unit. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 20 Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations. Effective immediately
HB 1481 Relating to prohibiting the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 13 Relating to categories of and funding allocation for transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities. Returned from the House for further action

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 3416 In memory of Bonnie Sue Pierson of Austin. 06/01/2015
HB 3419 Relating to certain concrete plants issued a standard permit by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 03/17/2015
HB 4109 Relating to the collection of money by certain prosecuting attorneys. 03/23/2015
HB 3396 Relating to the reporting requirements for a person who makes direct campaign expenditures. 05/14/2015
HR 3037 Commemorating the legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the effort to build a national memorial to him in Washington, D.C. 05/29/2015
HR 3384 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 910. 05/30/2015
HR 3430 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1465. 06/03/2015
HR 3465 Congratulating Lawrence Olsen on his retirement as executive vice president of the Texas Good Roads and Transportation Association. 06/04/2015
HB 2714 Relating to commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits and the operation of commercial motor vehicles; creating a criminal offense; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. 05/07/2015
HB 3416 Relating to the authority of certain persons to bring a survival action. 03/17/2015
HB 907 Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the location of halfway houses; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. 04/06/2015
HJR 76 Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. 05/07/2015
HB 1106 Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 05/08/2015
HB 1107 Relating to criminal liability for certain federal motor carrier safety violations; creating a criminal offense. 05/20/2015
HJR 91 Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. 03/24/2015
HB 1368 Relating to annual permits to move certain equipment; authorizing a fee. 04/30/2015
HB 1370 Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. 04/09/2015
HR 731 Congratulating Donnie Glenn on his retirement as battalion chief of the Sherman Fire Department. 03/20/2015
HB 1907 Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation of the navigability of the Red River for commercial purposes. 05/08/2015
HB 2591 Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment. 04/02/2015
HB 2504 Relating to the operation and functions of the Texas Grain Producer Indemnity Board. 05/05/2015
HB 2469 Relating to fingerprints collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety from an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate and used for the department's image verification system. 03/13/2015
HB 2203 Relating to the creation of the Joint Committee to Review the Sunset Advisory Commission. 04/22/2015
HB 2201 Relating to vacancies on the governing body of a Type A general-law municipality. 05/26/2015
HB 3191 Relating to the penalty for delivery of certain miscellaneous substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; increasing a criminal penalty. 05/12/2015
HB 2592 Relating to the operation of ready-mixed concrete trucks on public roadways in this state; modifying provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 04/16/2015
HB 2436 Relating to passenger security screening. 03/13/2015
HB 3395 Relating to the requirement that a candidate appoint a campaign treasurer before making certain expenditures. 05/18/2015
HB 524 Relating to a suit for possession of or access to a child by a grandparent. 04/22/2015
HB 415 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties. 02/16/2015
HB 2671 Relating to penalties for certain criminal offenses regarding operating a motor vehicle; imposing a fee and changing a surcharge. 05/12/2015
HR 187 Honoring Congressman Ralph M. Hall for his service. 03/01/2015
HR 160 Congratulating the Baylor University football team for its outstanding 2014-2015 season. 02/20/2015
HCR 113 Urging the United States Congress to direct the Bureau of Land Management to affirm the provisions of the Red River Boundary Compact and acknowledge that the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River forms the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas. 05/12/2015
HB 1649 Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education. 05/11/2015
HB 183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. 05/13/2015
HB 1110 Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. 05/25/2015
HJR 41 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to private road work by certain counties. 04/28/2015

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