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

Rep. Ramon Romero

District 90 (D-Fort Worth)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 3982 Relating to solicitation of a person to buy drinks for consumption by an alcoholic beverage retailer or the retailer's employee; authorizing a civil penalty; amending a provision that is subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 1633 Relating to application and notification requirements for a permit to drill an oil or gas well in or near an easement held by the Texas Department of Transportation. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 1630 Relating to certain limitations on settlement agreements with a governmental unit. Senate passage as amended reported
HB 549 Relating to certain duties of the Commission on Jail Standards regarding visitation periods for county jail prisoners. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1490 Relating to public school interventions for truancy and eliminating a criminal penalty and authorizing a civil penalty for truancy. Senate appoints conferees-reported

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 806 Honoring the members of Mariachi Espuelas de Plata of North Side High School in Fort Worth for their many achievements. 03/06/2015
HB 1634 Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities offering postsecondary tuition assistance. 05/05/2015
HB 1632 Relating to the electronic completion of an application for a ballot to be voted by mail. 05/04/2015
HB 3984 Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on the use of municipal impact fees for roadway facilities. 05/01/2015
HB 3223 Relating to requiring a credit access business to verify the vehicle identification number used to obtain a motor vehicle title loan; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 04/22/2015
HB 2236 Relating to the requirements for the casing and cementing of an oil or gas well. 03/13/2015
HB 3995 Relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy. 05/08/2015
HB 2594 Relating to the modification or termination of restrictions by petition in certain real estate developments with certain amenities. 05/12/2015
HB 94 Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft. 05/20/2015
HR 2326 In memory of Mary Anna Edwards of Fort Worth. 05/12/2015
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 1208 Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance. 05/04/2015

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