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

Rep. Travis Clardy

District 11 (R-Nacogdoches)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 598 Relating to the designation of a segment of State Highway 21 in Nacogdoches County as the Bob Luman Memorial Highway. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 601 Relating to the premises covered by mixed beverage permits for certain county-owned facilities. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 671 Relating to an intercollegiate athletics fee at Stephen F. Austin State University; authorizing imposition of a fee. Effective immediately
HB 792 Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for antique buses. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 833 Relating to certain holders of motor home manufacturer's and dealer's licenses. Effective immediately
HB 1054 Relating to developmental education programs under the Texas Success Initiative for public institutions of higher education. Effective immediately
HB 1334 Relating to the appeal of a residential eviction suit. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 1583 Relating to block scheduling for certain associate degree and certificate programs at public junior colleges. Effective immediately
HB 1964 Relating to certain convention center hotel projects. Effective immediately
HB 2185 Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2628 Relating to the development and alignment by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of curricula for certain educational programs. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3062 Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans Grant Program. Effective immediately
HB 3337 Relating to training and education for state agency administrators and employees. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3333 Relating to the investment of funds by certain municipal hospital authorities. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3348 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. Effective immediately
HB 1992 Relating to the granting of undergraduate course credit by advanced placement examination at public institutions of higher education. Effective immediately
HB 275 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 416 Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking. Effective immediately
HB 3433 Relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal care. Effective immediately
HB 2633 Relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report. Effective immediately
HB 1492 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. 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
HB 100 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at public institutions of higher education. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HCR 84 Commending mental health professionals on the occasion of National Mental Health Month. 05/18/2015
HB 2647 Relating to a limitation on the authority to curtail groundwater production from wells used for power generation or mining. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 2182 Relating to the collection and refunding of certain fees and deposits by a county clerk or district clerk; increasing certain fees. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2280 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. Effective immediately

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 1679 In memory of Kenneth Melvin, mayor of Jacksonville. 04/30/2015
HR 114 Honoring the Stephen F. Austin State University women's basketball team on its achievements during the 2013-2014 season. 03/02/2015
HB 615 Relating to authorizing the sale of certain real property held by the Health and Human Services Commission to the City of Rusk. 05/04/2015
HB 599 Relating to energy savings performance contracts entered into by public institutions of higher education. 05/20/2015
HR 121 Honoring Clint Dempsey of the United States Men's National Team on his performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil 02/20/2015
HR 117 Commemorating the 165th anniversary of the Cherokeean Herald of Rusk. 03/01/2015
HR 116 Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. 02/25/2015
HR 118 Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the founding of Kilgore College. 03/01/2015
HR 119 Congratulating the Douglass High School baseball team on winning the 2014 UIL 1A state championship. 02/20/2015
HR 120 Honoring Brandon Belt of Nacogdoches for his accomplishments in Major League Baseball. 02/20/2015
HR 115 Honoring the Stephen F. Austin State University men's basketball team on its achievements during the 2013-2014 season. 02/20/2015
HR 130 In memory of Dr. James Edward Swink of Rusk. 02/20/2015
HB 602 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education and Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. 02/23/2015
HR 132 Recognizing February 18 and 19, 2015, as Nacogdoches-SFA Days at the State Capitol. 02/12/2015
HB 722 Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities offering internships to certain high school students. 05/05/2015
HR 185 In memory of Betty Jo Davis of Alto. 03/01/2015
HR 178 In memory of James E. Raney of Nacogdoches. 02/25/2015
HR 235 Recognizing February 19, 2015, as Stephen F. Austin State University Day at the State Capitol. 03/01/2015
HR 227 Recognizing February 18 and 19, 2015, as Nacogdoches-SFA Days at the State Capitol. 02/25/2015
HR 238 Honoring folklorist Dr. Francis Edward "Ab" Abernethy for his contributions to preserving the cultural and historical heritage of the Lone Star State. 03/06/2015
HCR 91 Urging the president to abandon the budget proposal redirecting offshore drilling revenue due to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. 05/15/2015
HB 1113 Relating to the standard of review for a determination of standing in a contested case hearing conducted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. 04/21/2015
HB 1122 Relating to civil jurisdiction of, and the number of jurors required in, certain civil cases pending in a statutory county court. 05/13/2015
HB 1262 Relating to continuing eligibility requirements for institutions of higher education to participate in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program. 04/30/2015
HR 505 Recognizing Vladimir Jaskevic of the Czech Republic as an honorary Texan. 03/17/2015
HB 1419 Relating to contested cases conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act. 05/05/2015
HB 1544 Relating to actuarial certification of title insurance company reserves. 03/09/2015
HR 564 Congratulating Gloria Jennings of Rusk on her retirement from the Cherokeean Herald. 03/17/2015
HR 601 In memory of Dr. George R. Hugman III of Nacogdoches. 03/17/2015
HB 597 Relating to the designation for criminal prosecution and other purposes of certain chemicals commonly referred to as synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. 05/08/2015
HB 2505 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs. 05/11/2015
HB 2821 Relating to court jurisdiction and procedures for truancy. 04/29/2015
HB 3318 Relating to the definition of medical schools for medical residency programs. 04/30/2015
HB 3332 Relating to the authority of certain public hospitals to construct certain facilities and to provide certain services. 05/05/2015
HR 1577 Recognizing March 31 and April 1, 2015, as Rusk County Days at the State Capitol. 04/20/2015
HB 595 Relating to the addition of certain substances to Penalty Groups 1-A and 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for criminal prosecution and other purposes. 05/08/2015
HR 2550 In memory of Landon Alford of Henderson. 05/24/2015
HR 2819 Congratulating members of the Martinsville High School One-Act Play Company on qualifying for the 2015 UIL State One-Act Play Contest. 05/22/2015
HR 2825 Commending Zoe Ang for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Travis Clardy. 05/22/2015
HR 3021 Congratulating Joseph Watts on his retirement from the Henderson Independent School District. 05/31/2015
HR 3226 Congratulating Fred Kniffen on his induction into the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. 05/31/2015
HR 3242 Congratulating Dallas Arthur Lee on his graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University. 05/29/2015
HB 35 Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes. 05/07/2015
HB 2494 Relating to the licensing and regulation of associate auctioneers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; requiring an occupational license. 05/04/2015
HB 99 Relating to tracking career information for graduates of Texas medical schools and persons completing medical residency programs in Texas. 05/13/2015
HB 103 Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions. 05/15/2015
HB 1091 Relating to special three-judge district courts convened to hear certain cases. 05/13/2015
HB 1766 Relating to certain defenses to libel actions. 05/15/2015
HR 2409 Commending Saul Mendoza on his service as legislative and communications director for State Representative James White. 05/26/2015
HB 1256 Relating to the selection process for student members of the board of regents of a state university or state university system. 05/11/2015
HB 3662 Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies. 05/18/2015
HB 3457 Relating to the methods of recovery of stranded environmental compliance costs by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities. 04/08/2015
HB 520 Relating to the assignment of certain judges as a visiting judge. 05/04/2015
HR 2407 Commending Zackary Griffin for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative James White. 05/26/2015
HB 2848 Relating to the amount and allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. 04/30/2015
HR 464 Recognizing February 24, 2015, as East Texas Coalition Day at the Capitol. 02/27/2015

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