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

Rep. Tony Dale

District 136 (R-Cedar Park)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 1446 Relating to reimbursement of certain medical costs for victims of certain sex offenses, compensation to victims of stalking for relocation and housing rental expenses, and the creation of a governor's program for victims of child sex trafficking. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4030 Relating to applications for and certain information regarding an applicant for registration or endorsement under the Private Security Act. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 115 Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. Effective immediately
HB 939 Relating to unenforceable restrictive covenants regarding standby electric generators affecting residential homes. Effective immediately
HB 1447 Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2604 Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1783 Relating to the right of a school employee to report a crime, persons subject to the prohibition on coercing another into suppressing or failing to report information to a law enforcement agency, and the reporting of criminal history record information of educators and other public school employees who engage in certain misconduct; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1793 Relating to reports of certain missing children and to the administration of missing or exploited children prevention grants. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 114 Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1286 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1187 Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2339 Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities. Effective immediately
HB 1293 Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of stalking; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 505 Relating to a prohibition of limitations on the number of dual credit courses or hours in which a public high school student may enroll. Effective immediately

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 184 Relating to the allocation of costs and attorney's fees incurred by a Court of Inquiry. 06/20/2015

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 362 In memory of Robert R. Payne of Leander. 03/02/2015
HR 124 In memory of the Honorable Mark Silverstone of Georgetown. 02/23/2015
HB 336 Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain entertainment facilities. 03/30/2015
HB 182 Relating to censure of a member of a school district board of trustees. 02/11/2015
HB 183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. 05/13/2015
HB 861 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. 05/04/2015
HB 889 Relating to requiring state contractors to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. 03/05/2015
HR 1295 In memory of Patrick Wierzba of Leander. 03/19/2015
HB 934 Relating to the disqualification from receiving unemployment benefits of certain individuals who are terminated from employment after giving notice of resignation. 05/12/2015
HR 1773 In memory of Walter "Yukon" Yates of Cedar Park. 05/11/2015
HB 3451 Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives. 03/18/2015
HR 2726 Commending Williamson County commissioner Lisa Birkman on her public service. 05/26/2015
HR 2688 Recognizing May 13, 2015, as Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cedar Park Day. 05/11/2015
HR 2995 Recognizing gymnast Maya Bordas of Austin on her participation in the 2015 Women's Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships. 06/01/2015
HB 3554 Relating to an oil and gas severance tax credit for the use of incremental production increase techniques. 05/11/2015
HR 123 Congratulating the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on winning the 2014 Calder Cup. 02/20/2015
HR 445 Congratulating Pauline Lam on her retirement as director of the Cedar Park Public Library. 03/01/2015
HR 748 Congratulating the Texas Joint Crime Information Center, Emily Robertson, and David Jackson for receiving awards from the National Fusion Center Association. 03/06/2015
HR 792 Honoring the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement on its 50th anniversary. 03/23/2015
HB 2099 Relating to the issuance of capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. 03/25/2015
HR 850 Commemorating the fifth anniversary of Heroes Night Out. 03/23/2015
HB 3108 Relating to the collection of unpaid tolls. 04/30/2015
HB 3114 Relating to the audit and review of regional mobility authorities. 03/23/2015
HB 3128 Relating to service of a temporary ex parte order issued in response to an application for a protective order in circumstances involving family violence. 05/18/2015
HB 3044 Relating to the effect of rules and standards adopted by the Railroad Commission of Texas relating to the pipeline industry on ordinances, orders or rules adopted by political subdivisions. 03/23/2015
HB 3217 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. 03/23/2015
HB 3391 Relating to the election of directors of certain electric cooperatives. 03/17/2015
HB 3840 Relating to training on, issuance of, and use of limited term driver's licenses. 03/24/2015
HR 1654 Recognizing May 14, 2015, as Apraxia Awareness Day in Texas. 04/28/2015
HR 1941 Recognizing April 30, 2015, as Williamson County Day at the State Capitol. 05/01/2015
HB 1242 Relating to replacing "Confederate Heroes Day" with "Civil War Remembrance Day" as a state holiday. 04/14/2015
HB 2596 Relating to the date by which certain protective order information must be entered by a local law enforcement agency into the statewide law enforcement information system. 05/18/2015
HB 1085 Relating to the filing of financial disclosure statements by trustees of an independent school district; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 04/29/2015
HB 540 Relating to the submission to the attorney general of a measure proposing the enactment or repeal of a municipal ordinance. 03/11/2015
HB 2855 Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to prohibit an activity over which the Railroad Commission of Texas has jurisdiction. 03/16/2015
HB 1123 Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of possession or promotion of child pornography; changing the eligibility for parole. 05/06/2015

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