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

Rep. Rafael Anchia

District 103 (D-Dallas)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 638 Relating to annuity payments to surviving spouses and designated beneficiaries of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2251 Relating to an established schedule of payments from the foundation school fund of the yearly entitlement of certain open-enrollment charter schools. Effective immediately
HB 994 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property used to collect, process, and deliver landfill-generated gas. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2926 Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for at-risk developments. Effective on 9/1/15
HCR 114 Recognizing the Operation Blue Shield initiative. Signed by the Governor
HB 1184 Relating to authorizing certain utility cost savings and alternative fuel programs as eligible for local government energy savings performance contracts. Effective immediately
HB 2207 Relating to the foreclosure sale of property subject to an oil or gas lease. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 369 Relating to designating May 24 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day. Effective immediately
HB 821 Relating to the requirements of certain minors applying for a hunting or fishing license. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 3060 Relating to functions of a municipal building and standards commission panel. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 77 Relating to a study of the Dallas Men Against Abuse program and other activities in the Dallas community addressing family violence. Effective immediately
HB 1629 Relating to crowdfunding portal regulations for small business development. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 2725 Commending the Honorable Juan M. Garcia III for his service as U.S. assistant secretary of the navy. 06/03/2015
HB 130 Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex. 02/11/2015
HB 559 Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. 05/12/2015
HCR 40 Expressing support for the Texas Dream Act and urging other U.S. states to enact similar legislation. 03/05/2015
HCR 57 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. 05/19/2015
HB 2078 Relating to the creation and duties of the Global Climate Change Commission. 04/20/2015
HB 2080 Relating to the creation and implementation of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan. 04/20/2015
HJR 133 Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish certain principles and procedures for the drawing of districts for the Texas Senate, the Texas House of Representatives, and the United States House of Representatives. 03/23/2015
HB 3674 Relating to the provision of financial assistance by the Texas Department of Transportation to other toll project entities. 04/29/2015
HR 1272 Commemorating the eighth annual Pink Soles in Motion BBQ Cook-off for the Cure. 03/27/2015
HR 1564 Welcoming Sara Wilshaw, consul general of Canada to the South Central United States. 04/02/2015
HR 1656 In memory of Amelia Ramirez Canales. 04/28/2015
HR 1700 In memory of Maria del Carmen Zendejas Barrera. 04/30/2015
HR 1720 Recognizing May 18, 2015, as Texas Promotores and Community Health Workers Day at the State Capitol. 05/11/2015
HR 1934 Welcoming His Excellency Ramon Gil-Casares, Spain's ambassador to the United States, to the State Capitol. 04/15/2015
HR 1895 Congratulating Liz Cedillo-Pereira on her receipt of a 2015 Maura Women Helping Women Award from the Dallas Women's Foundation. 05/12/2015
HB 537 Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. 05/13/2015
HR 3270 Congratulating Courtney Bartholomew on her selection as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year at Smith Elementary School in the Del Valle Independent School District. 05/31/2015
HB 2139 Relating to the cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax for certain zoos and aquariums. 03/13/2015
HB 2932 Relating to a study and report by the Bureau of Economic Geology on land shifting 05/04/2015
HB 3673 Relating to land use requirements for certain toll projects. 04/29/2015
HR 1439 Expressing condemnation of all forms of anti-Semitism. 03/26/2015
HB 489 Relating to customer protections related to smart thermostat services marketing and contracts. 03/18/2015
HB 1656 Relating to public financing of campaigns for appellate judicial offices; providing civil penalties. 03/09/2015
HB 1994 Relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning positions in a municipal police department. 03/19/2015
HB 1920 Relating to proof of eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a person. 03/11/2015
HB 1823 Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 03/12/2015
HB 2579 Relating to the governance and operation of certain independent school districts. 05/05/2015
HB 2393 Relating to additional compensation for a person wrongfully imprisoned. 03/13/2015
HB 2392 Relating to the establishment of a residential energy efficiency loan program. 05/25/2015
HB 2191 Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information. 05/04/2015
HB 2190 Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee. 03/12/2015
HJR 122 Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. 03/23/2015
HB 3072 Relating to responsibility of new owners of residential rental property for tenant security deposits. 03/23/2015
HB 3080 Relating to nonpartisan primary elections; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
HB 3061 Relating to the movement of vehicles transporting ocean cargo shipping containers; authorizing a fee. 05/04/2015
HB 3071 Relating to the notification and reporting duties of a state governmental entity with public retirement system investment holdings in Sudan or Iran. 03/24/2015
HR 699 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HB 1539 Relating to increasing the criminal penalties in certain circumstances for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants. 05/14/2015
HR 592 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day at the State Capitol. 03/02/2015
HR 2191 In memory of Jess Hay of Dallas. 05/24/2015
HR 2500 Commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between the State of Texas and Taiwan and expressing support for the establishment of a Texas trade office in Taiwan and for the expansion of Taiwan's role in the international community. 05/23/2015
HB 2919 Relating to an energy efficiency pilot program for state-owned buildings operated by the Texas Facilities Commission. 05/25/2015
HB 993 Relating to employee caseload standards for child and adult protective services and child-care licensing services and call processing standards for certain of those services. 03/30/2015
HB 3836 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer early childhood education baccalaureate degree programs. 05/13/2015
HB 3442 Relating to a surcharge imposed for the use of a debit card or stored value card; providing a civil penalty. 04/30/2015
HR 2988 In memory of Robert Gomez Rivera Sr. 06/03/2015
HB 61 Relating to a single common course numbering system for public institutions of higher education in this state. 05/13/2015
HJR 76 Proposing a constitutional amendment to change the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. 05/07/2015
HB 1106 Relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas. 05/08/2015
HCR 63 Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. 05/19/2015
HR 1279 Recognizing March 18, 2015, as Best Southwest Partnership Day at the State Capitol. 03/23/2015
HCR 66 Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. 05/14/2015
HCR 140 Urging governmental entities to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to instead fly the Freedom and Heritage Flag. 06/01/2015

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