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Legislation authored by Lance Gooden

Includes legislation with Lance Gooden as the primary author for the 82nd through 85th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

85th Regular Session
HB 1062 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District.
HB 1063 Last Action: Referred to Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.
HB 1207 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-A; providing authority to issue bonds and levy assessments.
HB 1208 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Kaufman County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1-D; providing authority to issue bonds and levy assessments.
HB 1349 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to judicial and law enforcement authority in certain municipalities on a segment of a highway or street that abuts property located in the municipality.
HB 1709 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Bois D'Arc Island Levee Improvement District of Dallas and Kaufman Counties.
HB 2231 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the publication of performance ratings of school districts and campuses under the public school accountability system.
HB 2262 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for accelerated refills of certain prescription eye drops.
HB 2263 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to continued monitoring of certain public school campuses that have been assigned a campus intervention team and the approval and modification of a campus turnaround plan submitted by a school district.
HB 2825 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of a levee improvement district by a commissioners court.
HB 2971 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating an offense for the administration of illegal drugs to breeder deer.
HB 3124 Last Action: Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to certain physician-specific comparison data compiled by a health benefit plan issuer, including the release of that data to physicians participating in certain physician-led organizations.
HB 3291 Last Action: Referred to Pensions
Caption: Relating to education employees uniform group health coverage.
HB 3318 Last Action: Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to public access to local innovation plans adopted by school districts of innovation.
HB 3319 Last Action: Referred to Government Transparency & Operation
Caption: Relating to the exception under the public information law for certain information held by a school district.
HB 3431 Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to training for peace officers on enforcing the Private Security Act.
HB 3703 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to waiver of continuing education requirements for certain insurance adjusters.
HB 4066 Last Action: Meeting cancelled
Caption: Relating to the right of certain elected public officers to information of certain governmental and public entities; creating a criminal offense.
HB 4067 Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the applicability of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rules relating to recycling facilities.
HB 4068 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers.
HCR 53 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Authorizing the State Preservation Board, subject to state law and rules of the board, to approve and permit the relocation of the Texas Game Warden Memorial to a site at the State Capitol, south of the Sam Houston Building, just outside of the historic grounds.
HR 277 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
HR 278 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
HR 598 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 27, 2017, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1202 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as Southwestern Christian College Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1215 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Ervin D. Seamster Jr. on his appointment as president of Southwestern Christian College.
HR 2111 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Detective Ronald L. Iscaro on his retirement from the Dallas Police Department.
HR 2247 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Garrett and Barbara Smith of Athens on their 65th wedding anniversary.
HR 2249 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Daniel Fisher of Plano on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 2250 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Terrell chief of police Jody Lay on his retirement.
HR 2251 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Patrick Wallace on his retirement from East Texas Medical Center of Athens.
HR 2340 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating David A. Byrnes on his retirement as sheriff of Kaufman County.
HR 2531 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Clayton Young of Alba.
HR 2532 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jacob Ian Snyder of Mabank High School on winning the 2017 UIL 4A Lincoln-Douglas Debate state championship.
HR 2539 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Dwight Barkham Jr. of Forney.
HR 2671 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Emily Ann Galiano of Sunnyvale.
85th 1st Called Session
HB 151 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain group benefits by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation.
HR 70 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 100th homecoming of the Ables Springs Cemetery.
HR 355 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Richard Sanders on his retirement as Henderson County judge in 2018.
83rd Regular Session
HB 912 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to images captured by unmanned aircraft and other images and recordings; providing penalties.
HB 1082 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of intoxication assault.
HB 1176 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a presumption that applies to certain conduct involving certain controlled substances that endangers a child.
HB 1177 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality.
HB 1178 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal judicial and law enforcement authority on a segment of a highway or street that abuts property located in a municipality.
HB 1456 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding.
HB 1457 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to expenses considered to determine net income for purposes of a rate proceeding for an investor-owned water and sewer utility.
HB 1458 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 175 in Kaufman County as the Veterans Memorial Highway.
HB 1459 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain real property leased to and used by charitable organizations.
HB 1460 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of land and water for wildlife management.
HB 1845 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney.
HB 2063 Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun.
HB 2064 Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to an unsworn declaration made by an employee of a state agency or political subdivision or a private process server in the performance of the employee's or server's job duties.
HB 2065 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server.
HB 2066 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the process server review board.
HB 2067 Last Action: Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the liability of a person granting access to a gated community to a process server.
HB 2327 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the courthouse security fund; increasing fees.
HB 2328 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the use of a public school student's performance on an end-of-course assessment instrument in determining the student's final grade for the course.
HB 2329 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the frequency of the release of questions and answer keys to state assessment instruments administered in public schools.
HB 2330 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to regulation of traffic in a special district by a commissioners court.
HB 2379 Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to the amount of money authorized to be used for Clean Air Act local initiative projects related to vehicles.
HB 2937 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the grant or denial of a certificate of convenience and necessity in certain counties.
HB 3449 Last Action: Referred to Government Efficiency & Reform
Caption: Relating to the exception under the public information law for certain information held by a school district.
HB 3450 Last Action: Referred to Environmental Regulation
Caption: Relating to a program to support the installation of certain emmissions-free generation systems that do not use water in the production of electricity and are located on publicly owned land or government buildings and parking structures.
HB 3878 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Lazy W District No. 1.
HCR 217 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 912.
HJR 90 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation real property that is leased to a charitable organization and that is used by the organization primarily for the purpose of performing a charitable function.
HR 95 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Constable Lowrie Sanders for his 45 years in law enforcement.
HR 96 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Chris Bowen Couch of Scurry.
HR 97 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the East Texas Medical Center Athens Auxiliary.
HR 98 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Sergeant Carl "Skip" Thomas III of Kemp.
HR 99 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating David Campbell of Athens on his induction into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
HR 114 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 5, 2013, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
HR 115 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2013, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 116 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Clara Jo Davis on her retirement as a community columnist for the Athens Review.
HR 117 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Josephine Rebecca Casina Marie Davidson for her service to the Terrell community.
HR 118 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Madeleine Kaiser DeWeese of Houston on her 90th birthday.
HR 119 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Celebrating the life of 102-year-old Fred Lee Frazier, Sr., of Terrell.
HR 120 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Mabank Area Good Samaritans.
HR 121 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Cary and Judy Griffin on 40 years of publishing the Forney Messenger.
HR 122 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Peggy Bass Holton of Terrell on the occasion of her 91st birthday.
HR 123 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Labor of Love for its efforts to benefit Henderson County.
HR 124 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Yvonne Lovell of Terrell on her receipt of the Larry White Dance Educator Award from the Dance Council of North Texas.
HR 125 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Hakeem Elijah Regis of Forney on his receipt of a Texas Armed Services Scholarship.
HR 126 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dorothy and Elmer Hix of Gun Barrel City on their 70th wedding anniversary.
HR 127 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of George Robert Long III of Crandall.
HR 130 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the placement of a Historic Texas Cemetery marker for the Sand Flat Cemetery in Henderson County.
HR 159 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Bobby Teague for his service as a member of the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees.
HR 160 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2013, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
HR 161 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Russell and Linda Rau of Eustace on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 162 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Chandler Elementary School on its selection as a 2012 Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
HR 163 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Randy Daniel for his service as mayor of Athens.
HR 164 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Madres' Cocina restaurant in Forney on its 15th anniversary.
HR 602 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara McFaul of Kemp.
HR 899 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Merle and Imogene Baker of Forney on their 59th wedding anniversary.
HR 900 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Kaye Blew of Athens on her 100th birthday.
HR 901 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Joseph and Bernice Crudden of Cedar Creek Lake on their 60th wedding anniversary.
HR 1830 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Gilbert Willie, Sr., of Terrell.
HR 1977 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Hattye "Jo" Rogers of Terrell.
HR 2605 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating James R. Thompson of Kaufman on his receipt of a Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
HR 3035 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 912.
83rd 1st Called Session
HB 34 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun.
HR 190 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Fay and Jimmy Beavers of Kemp on their 50th wedding anniversary.
HR 261 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jeff and Jean Riggs on their 25th wedding anniversary.
83rd 2nd Called Session
HB 31 Last Action: Referred to Natural Resources
Caption: Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding.
83rd 3rd Called Session
HB 9 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun.
HB 10 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the right of a county to intervene in an original rate proceeding.
HR 1 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commending Marie Ballard for her service to the Terrell community.
82nd Regular Session
HB 1356 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education.
HB 1613 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation of traffic in a conservation and reclamation district by a commissioners court.
HB 1614 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to fees for process server certification.
HB 3848 Last Action: Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to compensation for services and reimbursement for expenses of a member of the board of directors of the Lake View Management and Development District.
HB 3864 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lazy W District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain.
HR 237 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 1, 2011, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
HR 268 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Louann Confer of Henderson County.
HR 525 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2011, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.
HR 736 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2011, as Kaufman County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 737 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of Randy Snow and recognizing March 7, 2011, as a day in his honor.
HR 790 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2011, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol.
HR 1095 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Lend-Lease Act and of the founding of the No. 1 British Flying Training School.
HR 1096 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Jean Ann Ables-Flatt of Terrell on her receipt of a lifetime achievement award from the Texas Historical Commission.
HR 1196 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Evelyn Fife of Terrell on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
HR 1197 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jerry Quitman Kidd of Chandler.
HR 1520 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Rebecca Leigh Rowe of Wills Point on her receipt of the Girl Scout Gold Award.
HR 1616 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Chase Beavers of Terrell High School for his achievements as the 2010-2011 governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Key Club International.
HR 1617 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the North Texas Municipal Water District on its receipt of the 2011 Texas Environmental Excellence Award for water conservation.
HR 1815 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Kinlie Johnson for her service to the Athens community.
HR 1968 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of the Terrell Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day 2011.
HR 1969 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Billie Sue Squires of Terrell on her retirement from American National Bank.
HR 2280 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Richard E. Dwelle of Athens for his service to this country and to the Lone Star State.
HR 2281 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Major General (Ret.) Paul E. Landers, Jr., for his service to the United States.
HR 2282 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charles Benjamin Stiff of Gun Barrel City.
HR 2283 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring John Trischitti III for his service as the assistant director of the Riter C. Hulsey Public Library in Terrell.
HR 2284 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring George Robert Ludwig for his heroism during the Vietnam War.
HR 2285 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Connor Oakley of Terrell on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 2483 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Don Thurman for his service on the Terrell City Council.
HR 2660 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Britton Tidwell on his graduation from Terrell High School in 2011.
HR 2765 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Rodney and Tonya Dean of Terrell on their 20th wedding anniversary.
82nd 1st Called Session
HR 71 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Forney High School softball team on its outstanding 2011 season and its appearance in the UIL 4A title game.
HR 90 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Hunter Pritchett of Quinlan on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 126 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating William Noah Bankston on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 150 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Valerie Evelyn Tumlinson of Athens.
HR 151 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Captain Kay Langford on her retirement from the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
HR 155 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the founding of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Terrell.
HR 216 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Coy Holcombe, Eustace ISD superintendent, on his designation as 2011 Region 7 Superintendent of the Year.
HR 217 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Coy Ellis and the Ellis Motor Company in Chandler on the 40th anniversary of the business.
HR 246 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Pauline Bond Baxter on being named grand marshal of the 2011 Fourth of July parade in Kaufman.