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

Rep. Marisa Márquez

District 77 (D-El Paso)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1083 Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 218 Relating to certification requirements for teachers in bilingual education. Effective immediately
HB 2878 Relating to certain qualified residential rental assistance projects financed by private activity bonds. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1790 Relating to job performance on behalf of a fire fighter or police officer who is recovering from an off-duty injury. 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 1447 Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. 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 283 Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 23 Relating to disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors; creating criminal offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 197 Relating to requiring certain public institutions of higher education to post information regarding mental health resources on the institution's Internet website. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 1983 Honoring Dr. Richard Black for his years of service to the Texas Dental Association. 04/22/2015
HR 2246 Congratulating Raymond Palacios Jr. on his induction in the El Paso Business Hall of Fame. 06/03/2015
HR 3399 Commending Capitol Nurse Tim Flynn for his service to the legislators and state employees of the Capitol Complex. 06/03/2015
HR 1880 Congratulating Josiah Heyman on his appointment as director of The University of Texas at El Paso Center for Inter-American and Border Studies. 06/03/2015
HR 2946 In memory of longtime El Paso resident Barry Coleman. 05/31/2015
HR 2168 Congratulating former mayor Larry Francis on his induction into the El Paso Historical Society Hall of Honor. 05/26/2015
HR 2398 Commending Patrick R. Gordon of El Paso for his service on the Rio Grande Compact Commission. 05/26/2015
HR 2397 Honoring Paul Foster, chair of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, for his public service and philanthropy. 05/26/2015
HR 2247 Congratulating Tropicana Homes of El Paso on being named the 2013 J. B. Sandlin Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders. 05/26/2015
HR 2167 Congratulating El Paso Water Utilities on receiving a 2014 Sustainable Water Utility Management Award. 05/26/2015
HR 2166 Congratulating Dr. Richard Pineda on his receipt of the 2014 Crdova-Puchot Scholar of the Year Award. 05/26/2015
HB 1742 Relating to certain convention center hotel projects. 05/12/2015
HR 1881 Congratulating Commander Gomecindo Lopez on his retirement from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. 05/12/2015
HR 1879 In memory of Officer Adrian Arellano of El Paso. 05/12/2015
HB 3711 Relating to the administration of oaths and issuance of subpoenas in certain county or sheriff department employee grievance proceedings; creating a criminal offense. 05/12/2015
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 1797 Relating to coverage for certain individuals under certain health benefit plans offered to governmental employees. 04/29/2015
HB 1085 Relating to the filing of financial disclosure statements by trustees of an independent school district; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 04/29/2015
HB 3785 Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of cannabis for medical purposes; authorizing fees. 04/28/2015
HB 2859 Relating to the establishment of membership service credit by a member of the Employees Retirement System of Texas for employment with a tribal government. 04/27/2015
HR 3400 Honoring the staff of the Texas Legislative Council. 06/03/2015
HB 3715 Relating to standing for certain individuals to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. 04/22/2015
HB 2315 Relating to the election date for members of the board of trustees of an independent school district. 04/20/2015
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
HB 2026 Relating to the calculation of the number of students in weighted average daily attendance for purposes of the public school finance system. 03/11/2015
HR 1886 Honoring the El Paso Community Foundation. 05/12/2015
HR 2169 Congratulating Nancy Hamilton on her induction into the Hall of Honor by the El Paso County Historical Society on November 3, 2013. 05/25/2015
HR 2716 Congratulating Father Harold Rahm on his selection as the Segundo Barrio Person of the Year for 2015. 05/25/2015
HR 2170 Congratulating J. Eric Evans on his appointment to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch. 05/25/2015
HB 2316 Relating to the authority of the asset management division of the General Land Office to sell real property to a federally recognized Indian tribe. 05/25/2015
HB 217 Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center. 05/25/2015
HB 1789 Relating to longevity pay for peace officers and firefighters in certain municipalities. 05/14/2015
HB 1084 Relating to the reporting of certain information regarding inmates and the use of administrative segregation by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 05/13/2015
HR 1887 Congratulating Eric Darnell of El Paso on his election as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. 05/12/2015
HR 1882 Congratulating El Paso Police Chief Gregory Allen on his receipt of the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Tactical Officers Association. 05/12/2015
HR 1885 Commending the El Paso Electric Company on its support of the El Paso Independent School District Education Foundation. 05/12/2015
HR 1883 Congratulating Dr. Richard Lange on his appointment as the inaugural president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. 05/12/2015
HR 1888 In memory of Carlos Garcia Jr. of El Paso. 05/12/2015
HR 1890 Congratulating Dr. Patrick Mitchell of El Paso on his nomination for the 2014 Dentist of the Year Award presented by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. 05/12/2015
HR 2123 In memory of Lee Middleton Hooper Walker of El Paso. 05/12/2015
HR 1884 In memory of the Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh. 05/12/2015
HR 1889 Commemorating the inaugural academic year of the El Paso Leadership Academy. 05/12/2015
HJR 40 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to establish a state gaming commission and to authorize and provide for the regulation of gaming conducted at certain locations in this state, authorizing federally recognized Indian tribes to conduct gaming on certain Indian lands, and requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session to consider gaming legislation. 03/03/2015
HB 584 Relating to designating the fourth Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy. 05/12/2015
HB 2694 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period. 04/07/2015
HR 274 Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. 02/19/2015
HB 798 Relating to a task force to study methods to prevent the theft of desert plants. 05/11/2015
HB 2783 Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. 05/07/2015
HR 105 Recognizing February 10 and 11, 2015, as El Paso Days at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HB 1759 Relating to the public school finance system. 05/14/2015
HR 664 In memory of Lawrence Tyler Francis. 02/27/2015
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
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
HB 256 Relating to compensatory education allotment funding. 05/12/2015
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
HR 398 Commemorating the groundbreaking for the Cardwell Collaborative in El Paso. 02/18/2015
HJR 129 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas to conduct all forms of gaming on certain tribal land and requiring the tribes to annually pay five percent of net proceeds from gaming to the comptroller of public accounts for deposit in the general revenue fund. 04/20/2015

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