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

Rep. Matt Rinaldi

District 115 (R-Irving)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
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

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1411 Relating to the cost of an attendance credit under the public school finance system. 03/09/2015
HB 945 Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. 03/02/2015
HB 1168 Relating to creating a defense to prosecution for the offense of resisting arrest, search, or transportation or the offenses of escape or permitting or facilitating escape. 03/19/2015
HB 3943 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. 03/23/2015
HR 1255 Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Coppell Day at the State Capitol. 03/26/2015
HR 2646 Congratulating Kim Spence on her retirement as a teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School in Coppell. 05/26/2015
HR 2757 In memory of Janine Foster Woody of Dallas. 05/22/2015
HR 3393 Honoring the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Irving. 06/02/2015
HR 3392 In memory of Betty Lanfer of Coppell. 06/02/2015
HB 2867 Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency. 03/19/2015
HB 948 Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium. 03/02/2015
HB 1493 Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits. 03/09/2015
HJR 16 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. 03/24/2015
HR 572 In memory of Oakleigh D. Smith. 03/17/2015
HR 573 In memory of Mary K. Macaulay of Dallas. 03/17/2015
HB 1939 Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. 03/16/2015
HB 2173 Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County. 05/01/2015
HB 4081 Relating to eligibility for a barber instructor license. 03/23/2015
HB 3848 Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. 03/24/2015
HB 2553 Relating to a private business owner's right to choose whether to provide goods or services. 03/16/2015
HB 142 Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system. 04/30/2015
HB 172 Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun guns, knives, and personal defense sprays. 03/24/2015
HR 175 Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 02/20/2015
HB 321 Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax. 02/11/2015
HR 592 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day at the State Capitol. 03/02/2015
HB 3846 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. 05/14/2015
HB 1308 Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail. 05/15/2015

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