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

Rep. Wayne Faircloth

District 23 (R-Galveston)


New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HCR 122 Designating the Texas Gulf shrimp as the Official State Crustacean of Texas. Signed by the Governor
HB 3157 Relating to notice of cancellation of elections. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2181 Relating to designating the Interstate Highway 45 causeway to Galveston the George and Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway. Effective immediately
HB 2747 Relating to qualifications to serve as a petit juror. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 941 Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1000 Relating to state support for general academic teaching institutions in this state. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2027 Relating to establishing precincts for elections held on a uniform election date by certain political subdivisions. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 4001 Relating to providers of certain home and community support services; authorizing a fee, providing penalties, and requiring an occupational license. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1927 Relating to the procedures for applying for a ballot to be voted by mail; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1769 Relating to requirements for assisted living facility license applicants. Effective on 9/1/15

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 2578 Relating to the efficiency of and consolidation of powers and duties within the health and human services system. Senate appoints conferees-reported
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

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HB 3120 Relating to compensation for attending a training program to become an election judge or clerk in certain elections. 05/04/2015
HR 353 Recognizing February 10, 2015, as Chambers County Day at the State Capitol. 02/18/2015
HR 397 Congratulating former U.S. Army lieutenant Ross Novelli Sr. of Galveston on receiving the French Legion of Honor. 03/01/2015
HR 1897 Congratulating Rusty Senac on his selection as 2014 Person of the Year by the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce. 05/12/2015
HR 1898 In memory of Lawrence John Del Papa Sr. of Galveston. 05/12/2015
HR 2464 Honoring The University of Texas Medical Branch for its development of a promising Ebola vaccine. 05/27/2015
HR 2462 In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Keith Erin Grace Jr. of Baytown. 05/21/2015
HR 2463 Honoring the life and service of Private First Class Wesley R. Riggs of Baytown. 05/21/2015
HR 2390 In memory of Dr. Edwin Joseph Morrow Jr. of Houston. 05/26/2015
HR 2724 Honoring Eddie Janek Sr. of Galveston for his service to his community and his country. 05/26/2015
HR 2994 Paying tribute to the life of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Gary Lamar Collins of Hardin and commemorating the 2015 Concert for Hope. 05/31/2015
HR 2992 Recognizing Hey Mikey's Ice Cream of Galveston. 05/31/2015
HR 2993 In memory of Annie Mae Charles of Galveston. 05/31/2015
HCR 133 Requesting that the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives create a joint interim committee to study oyster resource management in Texas waterways. 05/24/2015
HR 3530 Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas. 06/03/2015
HB 3381 Relating to submission and payment of claims under long-term care benefit plans; imposing a penalty. 03/17/2015
HR 1919 Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the founding of First Presbyterian Church in Galveston. 05/12/2015
HB 2432 Relating to the procedure for the adoption of an ad valorem tax rate by certain special districts. 05/08/2015
HB 1687 Relating to a study of the feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system. 05/15/2015
HB 1625 Relating to an exemption from the sales and use tax for certain lightbulbs for a limited period. 05/21/2015
HB 1689 Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund an interprofessional health education center at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 03/09/2015
HB 1688 Relating to proceedings held in auxiliary facilities outside certain county seats. 04/22/2015
HB 1957 Relating to the definition of urban transit district. 03/26/2015
HB 2431 Relating to certain notices provided by the assessor or collector for, or an agent of, a taxing unit. 04/21/2015
HB 3122 Relating to ballots counted by the early voting ballot board. 05/14/2015
HB 3119 Relating to the early voting period in a runoff election. 05/11/2015
HB 2180 Relating to the creation of criminal law magistrates for Galveston County. 03/12/2015
HB 2784 Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate camping on public beaches; adding a provision that may be subject to a criminal penalty. 05/08/2015
HB 3388 Relating to increasing the fee on conviction paid by a defendant for a peace officer committing or releasing the defendant. 05/12/2015
HB 3521 Relating to the establishment of limited purpose public junior college districts by certain independent school districts. 04/29/2015
HB 4045 Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants. 05/12/2015
HB 3740 Relating to the creation of DNA records for a person arrested for a Class A misdemeanor or felony offense. 04/15/2015
HR 1548 Recognizing March 30, 2015, as Galveston County Day at the State Capitol. 04/02/2015
HR 1605 Expressing a commitment to the elimination of illegal fishing and urging Congress to take action to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in our sovereign waters. 05/22/2015
HR 1788 Welcoming members of Leadership Mainland to the State Capitol. 04/15/2015
HR 1950 Recognizing Shriners Hospital for Children at Galveston for its work in the community and its commitment to burn research. 05/23/2015
HR 2127 Congratulating the Mendoza Debate Society at Lee College in Baytown on its myriad achievements from 2013-2015. 05/04/2015
HR 3472 Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the John Wingate and Elizabeth Truitt Log Cabin. 06/04/2015
HR 1900 Congratulating T. J. Aulds and Dr. Beth Lewis of League City on their marriage. 05/12/2015
HB 725 Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases. 05/11/2015
HR 282 Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Leadership Southeast Texas Day at the State Capitol. 02/04/2015
HB 639 Relating to the registration and certification of county tax assessor-collectors and their employees. 02/19/2015
HB 1213 Relating to the regulation of amusement redemption machine game rooms in certain counties. 05/04/2015
HB 1392 Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs. 04/13/2015
HB 456 Relating to a prohibition on the use and possession of e-cigarettes on school property. 05/19/2015
HB 3499 Relating to the labeling of genetically modified food; authorizing a civil penalty. 03/18/2015
HB 1875 Relating to an allotment under the public school finance system for the cost of windstorm and hail insurance. 03/11/2015
HB 1244 Relating to building code requirements for residential property insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. 04/22/2015
HB 3097 Relating to the governance and operation of municipal management districts. 05/07/2015
HB 1156 Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state and local incentives for economic development purposes. 03/19/2015
HB 619 Relating to an exemption from and a limitation on the sales tax imposed on certain boats and boat motors. 05/06/2015

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