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

Rep. Matt Schaefer

District 6 (R-Tyler)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 939 Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes. Effective immediately
HB 3348 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Effective immediately
HB 274 Relating to the enforcement of municipal rules, ordinances, or police regulations prohibiting illegal dumping; increasing a penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2205 Relating to the State Board for Educator Certification, educator preparation programs, educator certification, issuance of certain teaching permits, and certain procedures for investigating educator misconduct. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 137 In memory of the Honorable Leo Berman of Tyler. Signed by the Governor

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1561 Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a church or religious organization. 05/11/2015
HB 844 Relating to the possession of certain weapons by a security guard on the premises of a school or educational institution. 03/02/2015
HB 845 Relating to the hours of instruction required to be eligible for a cosmetology operator license. 03/02/2015
HB 832 Relating to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility. 04/29/2015
HB 847 Relating to the eligibility for a manicurist license or a barber technician/manicurist specialty license. 03/02/2015
HB 848 Relating to qualifications for a backflow prevention assembly tester license. 03/02/2015
HB 1249 Relating to authorizing certain general infrastructure projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations. 04/30/2015
HB 1279 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to provide sewer service to areas within the municipal boundaries without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity. 05/05/2015
HR 491 Commending Savannah Solis of Tyler for her efforts in support of law enforcement personnel. 03/04/2015
HB 1497 Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to persons who teach career and technology education. 05/13/2015
HB 846 Relating to the eligibility for an esthetician specialty license. 03/02/2015
HB 1975 Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure. 05/04/2015
HB 2018 Relating to guard dog companies and abolishing the regulation of guard dog trainers. 04/28/2015
HB 1977 Relating to repealing certain towing and booting licenses and regulations. 03/12/2015
HB 1899 Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border. 05/04/2015
HB 3874 Relating to course content requirements for biology instruction provided by a public school. 03/23/2015
HB 3879 Relating to employment of athletic coaches by school districts. 03/23/2015
HB 3713 Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate occupations. 03/24/2015
HB 3956 Relating to certain holders of independent mobility vehicle dealer's licenses. 03/23/2015
HB 4004 Relating to certain holders of independent mobility vehicle dealer's licenses. 04/23/2015
HB 3883 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge revenue for the payment of certain obligations related to hotel projects. 05/11/2015
HR 3167 In memory of Richard Wayne Kennedy of Tyler. 06/02/2015
HR 3168 In memory of Clifford Charles Baker Jr. of Tyler. 06/02/2015
HB 1973 Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. 04/13/2015
HB 3717 Relating to the criminal penalty for a person who carries a concealed weapon into a prohibited area; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties. 03/19/2015
HB 3950 Relating to the recognition of certain employment authorizations granted by federal executive action. 03/24/2015
HB 1976 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures. 03/12/2015
HB 2485 Relating to required facilities and equipment for barber schools. 03/13/2015
HB 2484 Relating to the issuance of occupational licenses to certain out-of-state applicants. 03/13/2015
HB 3172 Relating to emergency orders concerning water rights issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 03/23/2015
HB 3170 Relating to the regulation of occupations by this state. 03/23/2015
HB 3173 Relating to renewal, expiration, or revocation of charters of and evaluation of performance of open-enrollment charter schools providing education within a residential treatment facility. 03/23/2015
HB 3401 Relating to an interstate compact on border security and immigration enforcement. 03/19/2015
HB 3410 Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to employ peace officers. 04/20/2015
HR 689 Honoring Dr. Juan E. Mejia for his service to South Texas College. 03/02/2015
HR 3462 In memory of Paul Edward Glaske of Flint. 06/04/2015
HB 2529 Relating to regulation of the sale of fireworks by certain municipalities. 05/12/2015
HB 620 Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. 05/14/2015
HB 2289 Relating to the security of the electric grid. 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 1536 Relating to state interventions and sanctions against public school campuses with unacceptable performance and the establishment of the Texas Opportunity School District. 05/12/2015
HB 2045 Relating to eligibility of attorneys who hold a law license issued by another state to take the state bar examination. 04/28/2015
HJR 125 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. 03/23/2015
HB 682 Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military servicemembers serving on active duty. 05/15/2015
HR 464 Recognizing February 24, 2015, as East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol. 02/27/2015

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