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

Rep. Sarah Davis

District 134 (R-West University Place)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 606 Relating to a study on the benefits of prenatal surgical procedures to treat birth defects. Effective immediately
HB 2055 Relating to the establishment of a sentinel surveillance program for emerging and neglected tropical diseases. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3517 Relating to requirements governing registration and authorized activities of certain lobbyists; expanding the applicability of an occupational registration. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 23 Relating to disclosure of certain relationships with local government officers and vendors; creating criminal offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2131 Relating to the designation of centers of excellence to achieve healthy fetal outcomes in this state. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3512 Relating to lobbying activities and the registration of lobbyists. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 751 Relating to the prescription and pharmaceutical substitution of biological products; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1079 Relating to the distribution of certain civil penalties, payments, and civil restitution received by the attorney general. Effective immediately
HB 1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2536 Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1293 Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2629 Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 21 Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 3511 Relating to the contents of financial statements filed by certain persons; adding a provision subject to criminal penalties. 06/20/2015
HB 3736 Relating to conflicts of interest by members of state agency governing boards and governing officers and the contents and amendment of financial statements filed by certain persons; creating a criminal offense. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 603 Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure or promotion of certain intimate visual material; creating an offense. Senate appoints conferees-reported

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 1495 Relating to authorizing the electronic transmission of certain communications related to the prevention of communicable diseases. 03/09/2015
HB 605 Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that pay employees during jury selection or jury service. 02/19/2015
HB 614 Relating to establishing an advance directive registry. 03/25/2015
HB 607 Relating to the creation of the State Supported Living Center Realignment Commission. 02/19/2015
HB 604 Relating to the collection of certain judgments through court proceeding. 04/14/2015
HB 608 Relating to vaccines authorized under the adult safety net vaccination program. 02/19/2015
HB 610 Relating to the statute of limitations for an action on a credit card account. 03/03/2015
HB 609 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund a personalized cancer care building at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. 02/23/2015
HB 613 Relating to sunset review of certain municipal management districts. 04/15/2015
HR 1694 In memory of Larry Richard Larsen of Houston. 04/30/2015
HR 2508 Congratulating Cassie Gianni on becoming the first Rangel Graduate Fellow from the University of Houston. 05/22/2015
HR 2507 Honoring Dr. Cesar A. Arias of Bellaire on being elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. 05/22/2015
HR 2506 Congratulating Ester W. Quan of Bellaire on her 90th birthday. 05/21/2015
HR 2505 Condemning anti-Semitism and expressing opposition to the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. 05/08/2015
HR 2923 Recognizing May 2015 as Hepatitis C Awareness Month in Texas. 05/22/2015
HR 3199 In memory of Louise W. Ware of Bellaire. 06/01/2015
HB 612 Relating to license plates issued to female veterans with disabilities. 05/06/2015
HR 1691 In memory of Walter Kase of Houston. 04/30/2015
HB 1499 Relating to giving notice of certain information about an election electronically. 04/29/2015
HB 3448 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; creating a criminal offense. 03/27/2015
HB 1384 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. 05/14/2015
HB 1498 Relating to student use of sunscreen products in public schools. 05/05/2015
HB 1496 Relating to search warrants issued to obtain a DNA specimen through a buccal swab or another method. 04/20/2015
HB 611 Relating to reporting requirements concerning Ebola virus disease. 02/19/2015
HR 752 Welcoming the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce governmental affairs committee to the State Capitol. 03/06/2015
HR 1028 Honoring the Art of Leadership program and artists Kelley Devine, Mario Gonzalez Figueroa Jr., Jennifer Hannaford, Robert Hodge, Taft McWhorter, and Steven Silverstein. 03/24/2015
HB 2353 Relating to the creation of Saint George Place Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments. 05/27/2015
HB 2267 Relating to the requirement to obtain a license to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees. 05/04/2015
HB 2903 Relating to training requirements for certain child-care workers. 05/26/2015
HB 2906 Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy. 05/11/2015
HB 2897 Relating to the identification requirements of certain health care providers associated with a hospital. 05/07/2015
HB 2905 Relating to the issuance of Texas Medical Center specialty license plates. 05/05/2015
HB 2898 Relating to certain procedures, civil penalties, and remedies under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. 03/17/2015
HB 2904 Relating to dismissal of certain actions for an asbestos-related or silica-related injury. 04/28/2015
HB 2902 Relating to studies and reports on immunization exemptions. 03/16/2015
HB 24 Relating to political contributions and political expenditures; amending provisions subject to a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. 05/13/2015
HB 22 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Ethics Commission; creating a criminal offense. 05/20/2015
HB 3515 Relating to reporting of certain expenditures by registered lobbyists. 03/18/2015
HB 3509 Relating to contributions and expenditures made in connection with a campaign for speaker of the house of representatives. 04/24/2015
HB 4048 Relating to mental health assessments and evaluations of children in foster care. 03/24/2015
HR 1599 Congratulating Officer Jeanette Palmire on her retirement from the Bellaire Police Department. 04/20/2015
HR 1695 In memory of Robert Crayford Lee of Houston. 04/30/2015
HR 1692 In memory of Jeremy Davis Brown of Austin. 04/30/2015
HR 1690 Congratulating Dr. Richard Brown of West University Place on his receipt of the 2015 George T. Caldwell Award from the Texas Society of Pathologists. 04/30/2015
HR 1693 Congratulating Cletus and Betty Wark of West University Place on their 66th wedding anniversary. 04/30/2015
HB 537 Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child. 05/13/2015
HB 1437 Relating to certain dedicated accounts in the general revenue fund that fund trauma facilities and emergency medical services. 05/13/2015
HB 1354 Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of personal financial disclosures made to the Texas Ethics Commission and certain other authorities. 04/28/2015
HB 1282 Relating to a human papillomavirus-associated cancer strategic plan developed by the Department of State Health Services. 05/04/2015
HB 3006 Relating to the distribution and use of certain penalties paid by health maintenance organizations and insurers for violating certain provisions governing prompt payment of physicians and health care providers. 05/14/2015
HR 160 Congratulating the Baylor University football team for its outstanding 2014-2015 season. 02/20/2015
HB 3183 Relating to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant patient. 04/15/2015
HB 4062 Relating to limitations on the percentage of money awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for certain uses. 05/12/2015
HR 255 Commending Marvin Rich of Houston for his outstanding service in behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. 02/03/2015
HR 253 Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol. 02/19/2015
HB 2694 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain items sold by small businesses in this state during a limited period. 04/07/2015

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