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

Rep. Nicole Collier

District 95 (D-Fort Worth)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 593 Relating to canine encounter training for peace officers. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3610 Relating to the issuance of Texas Juneteenth specialty license plates. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 3777 Relating to the establishment and governance of certain regional transportation authorities. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3633 Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1151 Relating to sexual harassment protection for unpaid interns. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2696 Relating to a study on reducing workplace violence against nurses. Effective immediately
HB 2717 Relating to the deregulation of hair braiding. Effective immediately
HB 1083 Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2171 Relating to information maintained in the immunization registry with the consent of an individual after the individual becomes an adult. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 764 Relating to the use, collection, and security of health care data collected by the Department of State Health Services. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3781 Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 2466 Relating to the creation of a safety reimbursement program for employers participating in the workers' compensation system. 06/20/2015
HB 3579 Relating to certain criminal history record information; authorizing a fee. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 3535 Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 839 Relating to the reinstatement of eligibility of certain children released from a juvenile facility for benefits under the medical assistance and child health plan programs. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 646 Relating to regulation of vapor products and cigarettes; creating offenses; authorizing fees. 03/24/2015
HB 346 Relating to use of the money from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas emerging technology fund to benefit certain historically underutilized businesses. 02/12/2015
HB 1041 Relating to administrative and judicial review of certain Medicaid reimbursement disputes; authorizing a fee. 05/12/2015
HB 974 Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. 03/05/2015
HB 976 Relating to higher education for veterans and their families. 03/03/2015
HR 305 Congratulating Minister Andrew E. Sims and Daryl R. Davis I on the opening of Tree of Life Funeral Directors and recognizing their work in the community. 02/19/2015
HB 1607 Relating to the amount of temporary income benefits to which an injured employee is entitled under the workers compensation system. 05/04/2015
HB 977 Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program. 03/04/2015
HR 688 In memory of the Honorable Walter Beatrice Campbell Barbour, the first African American female city council member of Fort Worth. 03/13/2015
HR 686 Recognizing February 26, 2015, as House District 95 Day at the State Capitol. 03/02/2015
HR 717 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as MillerCoors Fort Worth Brewery Day at the State Capitol. 03/02/2015
HR 847 Congratulating Master Sergeant Bryce Hardin on his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. 03/23/2015
HB 2523 Relating to the continuation of certain public benefits, including medical assistance, for individuals after release from confinement in a county jail. 05/13/2015
HB 2335 Relating to an annual report of used motor vehicle purchaser complaints. 03/16/2015
HB 2169 Relating to requiring used motor vehicle dealers to inspect vehicles for sale to consumers for certain defects; creating a civil penalty. 03/16/2015
HB 3177 Relating to unfair settlement practices with respect to workers' compensation insurance claims. 03/23/2015
HB 3085 Relating to the duties and powers of the office of public insurance counsel concerning the adequacy of networks offered in this state by managed care plans. 03/23/2015
HB 3166 Relating to sovereign and governmental liability for workers' compensation benefits and related relief. 03/24/2015
HB 3362 Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain veterans who successfully complete a veterans court pretrial intervention program. 03/19/2015
HB 1046 Relating to disclosure of information regarding and conditions for payment of death benefits under certain policies, contracts, and group benefit plans; providing a civil penalty. 03/02/2015
HR 2414 Recognizing the second week of May 2015 as Atrial Fibrillation Week. 05/26/2015
HR 3042 Recognizing Reverend Jack M. Teeler of Fort Worth for his accomplishments and service. 06/02/2015
HB 170 Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and tobacco products; creating criminal offenses. 05/11/2015
HB 532 Relating to the ability of a nonexempt employee to participate in certain academic, extracurricular, and developmental activities of the employee's child. 03/17/2015
HB 2012 Relating to occupational license application and examination fees for certain military service members, military veterans, and military spouses. 05/12/2015
HR 2095 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. 05/22/2015
HR 2193 Congratulating Patrick Crawford on being named the 2015 Texas Academy of Biomedical Sciences Campus Teacher of the Year by the Fort Worth Independent School District. 05/24/2015
HB 268 Relating to the prompt issuance of an order of nondisclosure for certain defendants; authorizing a fee. 04/09/2015
HR 2522 Congratulating Mario Oscar Pureco Razo of Mitchell Boulevard Elementary School and Anttoniett Ceron Ponce of Glen Park Elementary School on being named 2015 Fort Worth Independent School District Campus Teachers of the Year. 05/26/2015
HB 187 Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to unlawful employment practices. 05/06/2015
HR 2326 In memory of Mary Anna Edwards of Fort Worth. 05/12/2015
HB 232 Relating to the promotion of breast-feeding and the prohibition against interference with or restriction of the right to breast-feed; creating a civil action. 05/12/2015
HB 70 Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools. 02/09/2015
HB 3183 Relating to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient. 04/15/2015
HB 71 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child. 05/14/2015
HR 2751 In memory of former U.S. House speaker Jim Wright. 05/26/2015
HB 1324 Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties. 05/14/2015

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