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

Rep. Lyle Larson

District 122 (R-San Antonio)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HCR 79 Recognizing musician Phil Collins as an honorary Texan and commending him for his donation of Alamo artifacts to the State of Texas. Signed by the Governor
HCR 139 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 30. Signed by the Governor
HB 163 Relating to interstate cooperation to address regional water issues. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 158 Relating to the allocation and use of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 168 Relating to privileged parking for Distinguished Flying Cross medal recipients. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 655 Relating to the storage and recovery of water in aquifers; authorizing fees and surcharges; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective immediately
HB 830 Relating to the issuance of Alamo specialty license plates. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 30 Relating to the development of seawater and brackish groundwater. Effective immediately
HB 583 Relating to donations to certain local veteran's charities ordered as a condition of community supervision. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 157 Relating to the rates of sales and use taxes imposed by municipalities; authorizing an increase or decrease in the rate of those taxes. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2230 Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize an injection well used for oil and gas waste disposal to be used for the disposal of nonhazardous brine produced by a desalination operation or nonhazardous drinking water treatment residuals. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3547 Relating to a voluntary veteran's employment preference for private employers. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 975 Relating to charitable raffles conducted by certain professional sports team charitable foundations; creating a criminal offense. See remarks for effective date
HB 821 Relating to the requirements of certain minors applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2968 Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex and surrounding area and to the Alamo Preservation Advisory Board. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1665 Relating to notice of water level fluctuations to purchasers of real property adjoining an impoundment of water. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4046 Relating to the confidentiality of student records. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 115 Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 3390 Relating to a written agreement concerning a projectile discharged from a firearm that travels across a property line; amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 06/20/2015
HB 2647 Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 2255 Relating to the regulation of plumbing. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 2502 Relating to the commencement of construction of a project following the filing of a final decision to issue an air quality permit or permit amendment for the project. 03/16/2015
HJR 38 Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting to two the number of consecutive terms for which a person may be elected or appointed to hold certain state offices. 03/18/2015
HJR 39 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. 03/04/2015
HB 3329 Relating to turning a motor vehicle in an intersection; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 04/29/2015
HJR 130 Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit state debt. 03/23/2015
HB 3324 Relating to the requirements for obtaining an interbasin water transfer permit. 05/12/2015
HB 3647 Relating to ready-mix concrete trucks. 03/19/2015
HB 2675 Relating to excepting manufacturers engaged in certain commercial research and development from certain provisions of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. 05/07/2015
HB 160 Relating to the use of appropriated money for certain advertisements, notices, or announcements featuring an elected state officer near an election. 04/27/2015
HB 3298 Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state. 05/18/2015
HB 527 Relating to requiring certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities to hold a referendum before spending any money for a fixed rail transit system. 04/23/2015
HB 166 Relating to the issuance of a safety belt exemption placard. 03/10/2015
HB 161 Relating to housing prisoners in a tent or other facility in lieu of a county jail. 02/09/2015
HB 836 Relating to the development of brackish groundwater. 03/04/2015
HB 835 Relating to research, development and utilization of brackish groundwater resources. 03/04/2015
HB 814 Relating to posting notice of a meeting of a governmental body on the Internet instead of in a newspaper. 02/23/2015
HB 528 Relating to the sunset review of regional mobility authorities. 03/19/2015
HB 529 Relating to the composition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the selection of members of that commission. 03/19/2015
HB 1214 Relating to the date of the primary election and related procedures. 04/20/2015
HB 738 Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations. 02/26/2015
HB 1274 Relating to the medical treatment and care of animals by certain persons in animal shelters and releasing agencies. 04/21/2015
HB 167 Relating to the adoption of a county charter by Bexar County. 04/09/2015
HB 165 Relating to the Texas Liberty Preservation Act; creating criminal offenses; providing criminal penalties. 05/08/2015
HR 652 Honoring the Real Estate Councils of Texas for its service to the real estate industry. 02/25/2015
HJR 36 Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. 03/18/2015
HR 937 Encouraging safe boating practices and paying tribute to the life of Kali Gorzell of San Antonio. 04/13/2015
HB 2601 Relating to voting eligibility requirements for members of a metropolitan planning organization policy board. 03/16/2015
HB 156 Relating to the use of proceeds of bonds sold and delivered by a home-rule municipality for a specific purpose. 05/15/2015
HJR 37 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that a person holding a statewide elective office automatically vacates office on announcing a candidacy or becoming a candidate for another elective office before December 1 of the last full odd-numbered year of the person's term of office. 03/18/2015
HB 159 Relating to the reimbursement of state funds used on out-of-state travel by elected officers. 03/11/2015
HB 169 Relating to requiring that members of the governing board of certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities be elected. 03/19/2015
HJR 35 Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the voters of Bexar County to adopt a charter that restructures and empowers the county government and that may allow the integration of the county government with certain other political subdivisions located wholly or partly in the county. 04/09/2015
HB 3349 Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers. 03/30/2015
HB 572 Relating to the sunset review of regional tollway authorities. 03/19/2015
HB 1088 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Technical Center for Innovative Desalination at The University of Texas at El Paso in partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio. 04/20/2015
HJR 73 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles. 05/12/2015
HB 1019 Relating to publication of notice by a governmental entity on a newspaper's Internet website. 04/22/2015
HJR 33 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods. 03/24/2015
HB 2221 Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations. 05/14/2015
HB 2133 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment. 05/12/2015
HB 82 Relating to the allocation of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods. 03/24/2015
HB 2440 Relating to transportation network companies; imposing and authorizing fees; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a civil penalty. 05/04/2015
HB 2222 Relating to the creation of a public integrity unit to prosecute offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses, offenses involving insurance fraud, and offenses involving motor fuels tax. 03/26/2015
HR 1743 Honoring Deborah Bell, founder of Refuge International, for her humanitarian work. 04/17/2015
HB 2702 Relating to an alternative composition of a board of directors of a regional mobility authority. 05/04/2015
HB 3359 Relating to requirements for coaches of youth sports programs. 03/17/2015
HB 2909 Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations. 05/12/2015
HB 3481 Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents. 05/18/2015
HB 1450 Relating to creating the Texas Border Security Division. 03/05/2015
HB 2688 Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities. 05/14/2015
HR 351 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as YMCA State Advocacy Day at the Capitol. 02/19/2015
HB 1639 Relating to providing information to the public and to purchasers of real property regarding the impact of military installations. 05/27/2015
HB 215 Relating to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age. 05/14/2015
HB 3174 Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions. 05/13/2015
HR 1307 In memory of Larry Kelm of The Woodlands. 04/15/2015
HB 961 Relating to the exemption of certain school district property from certain infrastructure fees charged for the control of excess water or storm water. 05/13/2015
HB 76 Relating to electronic voter registration. 04/27/2015

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