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

Rep. Oscar Longoria

District 35 (D-Mission)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HCR 60 Honoring the Garza family of Peitas for their record of accomplishments in higher education. Signed by the Governor
HB 12 Relating to the border prosecution unit. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2049 Relating to indemnification and duties of engineers and architects under certain governmental contracts. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 10 Relating to certain criminal and civil consequences of trafficking of persons, compelling prostitution, and certain other related criminal offenses; to the prevention, prosecution, and punishment of those offenses, and to compensation paid to victims of those offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 483 Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. Effective immediately
HB 1794 Relating to suits brought by local governments for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; affecting civil penalties. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1626 Relating to the designation of certain areas as banking or credit union development districts to encourage the establishment of branches of banks or credit unions in those areas. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2207 Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. Effective on 1/1/16

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 3579 Relating to certain criminal history record information; authorizing a fee. 06/20/2015
HB 1628 Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 382 Relating to public junior college district branch campuses, including a requirement that the South Texas Community College District adopt and implement a plan to expand opportunity for instructional programs in a certain location. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1596 Relating to the Hidalgo County Healthcare District; decreasing the possible maximum rate of a tax. Effective immediately
HB 3220 Relating to the powers and duties of the Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 18; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 2347 In memory of Armando G. Ochoa Sr. of Elsa. 05/26/2015
HB 333 Relating to certain procedures for defendants who successfully complete a period of state jail felony community supervision. 05/13/2015
HR 1414 Recognizing March 24, 2015, as La Joya Independent School District Day at the State Capitol. 03/25/2015
HB 2698 Relating to the existing debt allotment under the foundation school program. 03/16/2015
HB 713 Relating to the forfeiture of property used to facilitate or intended to be used to facilitate the commission of certain misdemeanor prostitution offenses. 04/29/2015
HB 692 Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for damages to real property suffered as a result of a person evading arrest or detention. 04/28/2015
HB 676 Relating to School Bus Safety Week in public schools. 02/19/2015
HR 1293 Congratulating Tristan Salinas of La Feria on qualifying for the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. 04/14/2015
HR 337 Commemorating the centennial of the city of La Feria. 03/01/2015
HR 2548 In memory of former La Joya ISD board member Arturo "Morgan" Gonzalez Jr. 05/21/2015
HB 343 Relating to the transportation of public school students in certain vehicles. 11/19/2014
HB 243 Relating to the route a school bus takes when transporting a public school student. 02/11/2015
HB 1377 Relating to a restriction on certain accommodations in accessible hotel guest rooms; providing a civil penalty. 03/09/2015
HB 245 Relating to a classroom teacher's lunch period. 03/30/2015
HB 244 Relating to the lunch period for classroom teachers at the middle school, junior high school, or high school grade level. 03/30/2015
HR 618 Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Women's Business Center in Edinburg. 03/02/2015
HB 2321 Relating to regulation of the sale, distribution, possession, use, and advertising of vapor products; authorizing a fee; creating offenses. 03/24/2015
HB 3522 Relating to photo identification requirements for certain stored value card purchases. 05/21/2015
HB 3505 Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers. 04/14/2015
HB 3938 Relating to single premium term life insurance offered in connection with certain consumer loans. 05/27/2015
HB 3526 Relating to requiring photo identification for certain card purchases. 03/25/2015
HB 715 Relating to the disposition of certain surplus property by the Department of Public Safety to certain local governments. 02/23/2015
HB 3037 Relating to the border prosecution unit. 03/11/2015
HB 344 Relating to the transportation of public school students. 11/19/2014
HB 714 Relating to certain bonuses offered to certain correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 04/23/2015
HR 2346 Recognizing Shanty Zumaya for being chosen as a contestant on La Voz Kids. 05/26/2015
HR 2348 Honoring singer-songwriter Alexis Chapa of Sullivan City for her achievements. 05/26/2015
HR 2547 In memory of Dr. Morton Levy. 05/07/2015
HR 378 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Harlingen-San Benito Day at the State Capitol. 02/17/2015
HR 1544 Congratulating Mariachi Los Lobos of Palmview High School for winning Class 6A of the 2015 MASBA/TAME Texas High School State Mariachi Competition. 03/26/2015
HR 243 Honoring the nonprofit Sustainable Dairy Goat Initiative for its work in Hidalgo County. 03/01/2015
HR 444 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Mid-Valley Day at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HR 241 Congratulating The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine on its receipt of a grant from the United Health Foundation. 03/01/2015
HB 217 Relating to the services provided by a colonia self-help center. 05/25/2015
HB 4182 Relating to the creation of the Cameron County Healthcare District; granting the authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain. 05/14/2015
HR 174 In memory of McAllen Commissioner Scott Crane. 02/19/2015
HR 244 Honoring the individuals who are providing humanitarian assistance to immigrants in McAllen. 05/23/2015
HB 3077 Relating to funding for trauma facilities, emergency medical services, and emergency medical air transportation. 05/13/2015
HR 1135 Recognizing the South Texas College Dual Enrollment Academies program on being named a 2014 Examples of Excelencia finalist. 03/24/2015
HCR 111 Urging Hidalgo County to reduce its tax rate upon establishment of the Hidalgo County Healthcare District. 05/25/2015

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