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Legislation authored by Patricia Harless

Includes legislation with Patricia Harless as the primary author for the 80th through 84th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

84th Regular Session
HB 152 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the voters of certain counties to authorize the county to regulate the sale and use of fireworks; providing penalties.
HB 153 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the adoption of noise regulations by certain counties; providing a criminal penalty; authorizing a fee.
HB 214 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the use of a portable wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating an offense; providing penalties.
HB 215 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.
HB 312 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.
HB 399 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to taxes wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years.
HB 401 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to certain fees deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing motor vehicle registration fees.
HB 581 Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited.
HB 643 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the procedures for discharging bail in certain criminal proceedings.
HB 1548 Last Action: Referred to Special Purpose Districts
Caption: Relating to comprehensive reviews of certain special districts.
HB 1709 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the closing, abandoning, and vacating of a public road by a county; authorizing the imposition of a fee.
HB 1859 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court; authorizing a fee.
HB 2351 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive.
HB 2441 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to voting rights and eligibility for office of residents of certain districts subject to a strategic partnership agreement.
HB 2528 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a water district to accept donations to fund certain economic development programs.
HB 2536 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to jurisdiction in an eminent domain proceeding in Harris County.
HCR 92 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Stephen C. Head on his appointment as president of the Lone Star College System.
HJR 24 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating revenue derived from the taxes imposed on the sale, use, or rental of motor vehicles to the state highway fund and limiting the permissible uses of certain money in the fund.
HJR 48 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes.
HR 104 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of the Honorable J. Kent Adams, justice of the peace for Harris County Precinct 4, Place 1.
HR 163 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2015, as National Wear Red Day.
HR 239 Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.
HR 253 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the State Capitol.
HR 301 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1217 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 16, 2015, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1218 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Roy Dowell Hailey of Houston.
HR 1219 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Ranch High School football team on its successful 2014 season.
HR 1541 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Near East Foundation on the occasion of its centennial.
HR 2267 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Ridge High School girls' wrestling team on winning the 2015 UIL 6A state championship.
HR 2268 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Cypress Woods High School girls' basketball team on winning the 2014-2015 UIL 6A state championship.
HR 2327 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Rosie and Neal Herman on the success of One Minute Manicure.
HR 3060 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Robin Burke on being named captain of the 2016 USA Curtis Cup women's golf team.
HR 3320 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Keith Markuson on his retirement as director of the Klein High School Orchestra.
83rd Regular Session
HB 107 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation by certain counties of the sale and use of fireworks; providing penalties.
HB 108 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle.
HB 615 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a prohibition against the knowing employment of unauthorized foreign nationals and to a biennial report regarding reported violations.
HB 826 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to the definitions of certain terms for purposes of the ad valorem taxation of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.
HB 980 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the content of public school campus improvement plans.
HB 981 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the production of the index of the parties to all suits by the clerk of a district court.
HB 1148 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of a municipality's expenses in a ratemaking proceeding for electric or gas utilities.
HB 1149 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of integrated rate areas subject to the original jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
HB 1562 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to notice provided when a bail bond surety is in default.
HB 2093 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the early voting period for the general primary and general elections for state and county officers.
HB 2859 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the amount of money authorized to be used for Clean Air Act local initiative projects related to vehicles.
HB 2860 Last Action: Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring the attorney general to obtain an injunction against a municipality or county that adopts prohibited regulations regarding firearms, ammunition, or firearm supplies.
HB 3157 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to taxes and fees wholly or partly deposited to the credit of the state highway fund; increasing the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, authorizing the increase or decrease of those rates in subsequent years, and increasing motor vehicle registration fees.
HJR 89 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes and to limit using that money or those balances for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities.
HJR 136 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the permissible uses of the state highway fund, including further limiting the use of additional tax and fee revenue attributable to changes to certain state taxes and fees, to increase revenue for nontolled public highway purposes.
HR 279 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Northwest Assistance Ministries of Houston on its 30th anniversary.
HR 364 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2013, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.
HR 495 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Georgan Reitmeier on her receipt of the Outstanding Woman in Education award from the North Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women.
HR 496 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Clara Lewis on her receipt of the Outstanding Woman in Community Service Award from the North Harris County Branch of the American Association of University Women.
HR 794 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the Klein Independent School District in Harris County on its 75th anniversary.
HR 1045 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 27, 2013, as Texas Chemicals Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1193 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 18, 2013, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1442 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Harold Truman Baber, Jr., of Houston.
HR 1443 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing Jim and Pam Wells on their 66 combined years of service to the Cy-Fair Independent School District.
HR 1481 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Carolyn Hodges for her service as president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women.
HR 1677 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring on having surpassed the 100,000 visitor milestone.
HR 1678 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Ron Hickman, Harris County Precinct 4 constable, on his selection as the National Constable of the Year by the National Constables and Marshals Association.
HR 1947 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Leslie Gerald Walker, Jr., of Houston.
HR 2337 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Victor Vandergriff for his service as chair of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board and congratulating him on his appointment to the Texas Transportation Commission.
HR 2338 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Cheryl Whitfield for her leadership in the establishment of the National Memorial Ladies organization and the Fallen Warriors Memorial in Cy-Champ Park.
83rd 2nd Called Session
HR 121 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Judge Tom Lawrence on his service as Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 2.
82nd Regular Session
HB 112 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.
HB 113 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities; providing a civil penalty.
HB 305 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment prescribed for burglary of a vehicle.
HB 722 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of massage therapists, massage establishments, massage schools, and sexually oriented businesses; providing penalties.
HB 723 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the Lone Star College System District service area.
HB 936 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools.
HB 937 Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Relating to the issuance and renewal of a real estate inspector license.
HB 1275 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the suspension of certain licenses held by employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in the United States.
HB 1385 Last Action: Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
Caption: Relating to personalization of certain license plates issued to veterans with disabilities.
HB 1458 Last Action: Referred to Elections
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing penalties.
HB 1681 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Finance Commission of Texas.
HB 1822 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the withdrawal of security by a bail bond surety.
HB 1823 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain persons to execute bail bonds and act as sureties.
HB 2476 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/12
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory; providing penalties.
HB 2477 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to provision of bilingual election materials.
HB 2616 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain requirements for certain customer-specific communications contracts.
HB 2617 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale and use of fireworks by certain counties; providing penalties.
HB 3209 Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to the computer equipment recycling program; creating an offense.
HB 3582 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the allocation to certain school districts of the expenses of a joint election.
HB 3583 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of local law enforcement authorities to enforce certain laws regulating coin-operated machines; providing criminal penalties.
HB 3830 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Vintage Municipal Management District; providing authority to impose a tax, levy an assessment, and issue bonds.
HR 171 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jack Burke, Jr., on receiving the 2011 William D. Richardson Award from the Golf Writers Association of America.
HR 286 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Georgia Dempster on her retirement as judge of the 308th Judicial District of Texas.
HR 287 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2011, as Alliance of North Houston Chambers of Commerce Day at the State Capitol.
HR 288 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2011, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the Capitol.
HR 609 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman on her retirement.
HR 610 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Welcoming members of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce to the State Capitol on February 28, 2011.
HR 663 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming members of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce to the State Capitol on March 1, 2011.
HR 1156 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. David Anthony on his retirement as superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.
HR 1361 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 30, 2011, as Comcast Cares Day.
HR 2020 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 14.
HR 2548 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Barbara Schlattman for her efforts to bring landscaped medians to FM 1960 in Northwest Houston.
81st Regular Session
HB 336 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the requirement that school districts conduct emergency school bus evacuation training.
HB 337 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the costs of holding certain joint elections.
HB 404 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of state and federal laws governing immigration by certain governmental entities.
HB 405 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an animal control officer to carry a bite prevention stick in the performance of official duties.
HB 622 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the suspension of certain licenses held by employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in the United States.
HB 623 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the regulation of massage establishments in certain counties.
HB 1631 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain notice requirements regarding possessory liens on certain motor vehicles; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 1987 Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to fees paid to a constable for serving civil process.
HB 2529 Last Action: See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the terms of office of commissioners of certain emergency services districts.
HB 2530 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county assessor-collector or the Texas Department of Transportation to refuse to register certain vehicles.
HB 3092 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the sale and use of fireworks by certain counties; providing penalties.
HB 3093 Last Action: Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to adopt commercial development regulations for unincorporated areas of the county; providing a penalty.
HB 3094 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of massage parlors by counties; providing penalties.
HB 3095 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
Caption: Relating to the use of a parking space or area designated specifically for persons with disabilities.
HB 3096 Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
Caption: Relating to authorizing the regulation of nuisances in certain counties.
HB 3618 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the use and management of dedicated funds by the state.
HB 3619 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the safe operation of certain commercial vehicles in this state.
HB 4124 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to certain possessory liens on certain motor vehicles, motorboats, vessels, or outboard motors.
HB 4125 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to liability for obtaining improper unemployment compensation benefits.
HJR 85 Last Action: Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to provide for members of a governing board of an emergency services district to serve terms not to exceed four years.
HR 61 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Detective Thomas Luell Keen of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
HR 344 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2009, as Leadership North Houston Day at the State Capitol.
HR 454 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 16, 2009, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the Capitol.
HR 2311 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Corporal Scott Alexander McIntosh of Houston.
80th Regular Session
HB 509 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the enrollment in public school of certain students who are registered sex offenders.
HB 1147 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to erecting certain signs on certain rights-of-way; providing penalties.
HB 1522 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to parking a commercial motor vehicle on certain streets.
HB 1780 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the audit of a county jail's commissary operations.
HB 1781 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to information displayed on a disabled parking placard.
HB 2162 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the content of public school campus improvement plans.
HB 2163 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the definition of automotive wrecking and salvage yard.
HB 2651 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the issuance and renewal of certain motor vehicle dealer licenses, motor vehicle license plates, and general distinguishing numbers.
HB 2652 Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to application of certain law relating to the regulation of certain motor vehicle manufacturers, converters, distributors, and dealers and enforcement of motor vehicle warranties.
HB 2653 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to emergency services districts.
HB 3127 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the immunization requirements for admission to schools and during certain declared disasters; providing a penalty.
HB 3210 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an investigator employed by a prosecuting attorney.
HB 3211 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by certain county attorneys.
HR 637 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Northwest Forest Republican Women.
HR 688 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Faburn Moses Murray of Houston on the occasion of his 79th birthday.
HR 1475 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring John W. Johnson of Houston on his retirement as commissioner of the Texas Transportation Commission.
HR 1476 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Dustin R. Donica of Spring.
HR 1524 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the grand opening of the Paradise Springs retirement community in Spring, Texas.
HR 1817 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Judge Robert Eckels on the occasion of his retirement as county judge of Harris County.
HR 1895 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Dustin R. Donica.
HR 1923 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Principal Pat Huff on his retirement from Klein High School.
HR 1955 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the drama department of Klein High School for winning five Tommy Tune Awards for its production of the musical Oklahoma!
HR 2208 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Kenneth Curtis Ward of Houston.
HR 2474 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Franne R. Michaels of Houston.