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Legislation authored by Diane Patrick

Includes legislation with Diane Patrick as the primary author for the 80th through 83rd Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

83rd Regular Session
HB 638 Last Action: Referred to Public Health
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the feasibility of requiring dental examinations for certain public school students.
HB 639 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the eligibility requirements for admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution.
HB 640 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school accountability and end-of-course assessment instruments.
HB 641 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
HB 642 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for certain educators.
HB 643 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the name of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.
HB 644 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to common requirements applicable to waivers, exemptions, and other tuition or fee benefits.
HB 645 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to authorization for granting, in response to petitions by parents, campus charters for certain public school campuses identified as unacceptable.
HB 646 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirements for members appointed to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
HB 647 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to employment of persons by open-enrollment charter schools.
HB 1017 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to suspending public school accountability ratings for the 2012-2013 school year.
HB 1018 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the establishment of community partnerships and the development of policy recommendations for increasing physical activity and improving fitness among public school students.
HB 1019 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to conforming the eligibility under a major events trust fund of a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision postseason event with the changes to the Bowl Championship Series system.
HB 1751 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the public school educator excellence innovation program.
HB 1752 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to creating the Texas Teacher Residency Program.
HB 1753 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing the board of regents of The University of Texas System to acquire certain property in the city of Arlington.
HB 1754 Last Action: Referred to Appropriations
Caption: Relating to the regular program adjustment factor under the Foundation School Program.
HB 1755 Last Action: Effective on 1/1/14
Caption: Relating to authorizing the appointment of a public probate administrator; authorizing fees.
HB 2549 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the periodic review and revision of college and career readiness standards in public education.
HB 2550 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of the Higher Education Enrollment Assistance Program and the Higher Education Assistance Plan and the transfer of certain enrollment assistance duties to institutions of higher education and to measures to enhance medical education.
HB 2551 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the Texas B-On-time student loan program.
HB 2552 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to administration of certain state assessment instruments only to a scientifically valid statistical sample of students.
HB 2553 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain state assessment instruments to public school students in certain grades.
HB 2554 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to certain prekindergarten programs offered by a school district.
HB 2555 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding tuition and fee exemptions for certain military personnel and their dependents.
HCR 222 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1159.
HR 10 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Robert Griffin III for winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
HR 25 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Tom Weeks Foster of Arlington.
HR 26 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Thomas Carson Edmondson, Jr., of Arlington.
HR 27 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Charles Richard Knerr of Pantego.
HR 28 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Brenda Sue Davis of Arlington.
HR 29 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James L. Bearden of Arlington.
HR 30 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ralph H. Burnette of Arlington.
HR 31 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the opening of College Park Center at The University of Texas at Arlington.
HR 32 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Jack Edwin Harris, Sr., of Arlington.
HR 33 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Kenneth Rochell Leggett, Jr.
HR 34 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Arabella Davis of Arlington.
HR 35 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robbie Inez Risinger of Arlington.
HR 36 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Cherry Rainone of Arlington.
HR 37 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Charline Johnston of Arlington.
HR 38 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of former Arlington mayor Harold E. Patterson.
HR 39 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Margaret Ruth Williams Meador of Arlington.
HR 40 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William T. Bryant, Jr., of Arlington.
HR 41 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Clay Edward Ellis of Arlington.
HR 42 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Martha "Marty" Barron Bondurant.
HR 43 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Paul Thomas Bontley of Arlington.
HR 158 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 30, 2013, as Team Arlington Day at the State Capitol.
HR 315 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 6, 2013, as Tarrant County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 488 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 2013 Bob Bullock Scholars of Baylor University and commending all those associated with the program for their contributions to this state's governmental process.
HR 493 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2013, as Baylor Day at the Capitol.
HR 973 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Tommy Cantrell of Arlington.
HR 974 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Rebecca Watson Carroll of Arlington.
HR 975 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of former Arlington city council member Gene Patrick.
HR 976 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Janice Thompson of Arlington.
HR 977 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Medal of Honor recipient Colonel James L. Stone of Arlington.
HR 978 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lynne Ann Pennington of Arlington.
HR 979 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Robert H. Korman of Arlington.
HR 985 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 2013 as Texas Public Schools Month.
HR 1011 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Rangers baseball club for its successful 2012 season.
HR 1081 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating James D. Spaniolo on his retirement as president of The University of Texas at Arlington.
HR 1482 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Arlington.
HR 1791 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the Baylor University men's basketball team on winning the 2013 National Invitation Tournament.
HR 2217 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Bristol Marie Myers of Temple.
82nd Regular Session
HB 733 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
HB 734 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of constitutional county courts over truancy cases and the appointment of magistrates to hear truancy cases in certain counties.
HB 735 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to events to receive funding through a major events trust fund.
HB 736 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to online information and resources regarding public institutions of higher education and career schools and colleges.
HB 860 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the categories of performance for which a public school campus may receive a distinction designation.
HB 861 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to membership of the state continuing advisory committee for special education services.
HB 862 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to placing the State Board of Education and the State Board for Educator Certification under periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission.
HB 1052 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to criminal background checks on users of online dating services and to disclosures of online dating safety measures; providing a civil penalty.
HB 1053 Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the tuition exemption offered by public institutions of higher education to firefighters enrolled in certain courses.
HB 1054 Last Action: Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for educators.
HB 1483 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the collection of unpaid tolls by a regional tollway authority.
HB 1484 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to prohibiting state funding to public junior colleges for physical education courses offered for joint high school and junior college credit.
HB 1485 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to discounted utility rates for school districts.
HB 1942 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to bullying in public schools.
HB 3466 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to authorization for granting, in response to petitions by parents, campus charters for certain public school campuses identified as unacceptable.
HB 3467 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on school districts making available to students food containing industrially produced trans fat.
HB 3468 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the assessment of public school students for college readiness and developmental education courses to prepare students for college-level coursework.
HB 3469 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the periodic review and revision of college and career readiness standards in public education.
HB 3470 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.
HB 3471 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the feasibility of requiring dental examinations for certain public school students.
HB 3472 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ethics and financial disclosure requirements of members of the governing board, officers, and employees of certain public retirement systems and officers and employees of a nonprofit corporation for investment of the permanent university fund.
HB 3721 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to formula funding for certain semester credit hours earned for dual course credit.
HCR 129 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education.
HR 144 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Willie Belle Porter of Longview.
HR 145 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Texas Rangers for winning the 2010 American League Championship and making their first World Series appearance.
HR 240 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of former Arlington mayor, U.S. representative, and Tarrant County judge Tom J. Vandergriff.
HR 241 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 1, 2011, as Baylor Day at the State Capitol.
HR 242 Last Action: Withdrawn from calendar
Caption: In memory of Officer Jillian Michelle Smith of the Arlington Police Department.
HR 386 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of James Edward Starrett of Arlington.
HR 387 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Pearl Lilley Fincher of Spring.
HR 388 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ann Olson Ivey of Arlington.
HR 389 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Michael Lee Gore of Arlington.
HR 390 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Dr. Henry Ward Bendel, Jr., of Arlington.
HR 391 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Judge Clyde Robert Ashworth of Arlington.
HR 392 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Susan M. Jones of Arlington.
HR 393 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Pantego mayor Dorothy Gail Aderholt.
HR 394 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Mayfield Workman of Arlington.
HR 395 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Wanda Faye Hart of Arlington.
HR 396 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Johnnie Ray High, Jr., of Bedford.
HR 397 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Margaret Bingham Galloway of Arlington.
HR 398 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Alex Wilson of Arlington.
HR 399 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of longtime Arlington school administrator Roy Wood.
HR 400 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Richard H. Rencurrel of Arlington.
HR 401 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Barbara West of Keller.
HR 402 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Nita Scheble Cox of Arlington.
HR 403 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of John E. Meek of Arlington.
HR 404 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of former Arlington mayor SJ Stovall.
HR 405 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Trent Thompson of Brownwood.
HR 406 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of William "Mike" McClellan of Arlington.
HR 407 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Arlington police officer Craig Gordon Story.
HR 408 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of June James III of Arlington.
HR 409 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Anna Waynette Vandergriff of Arlington.
HR 791 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Baylor University Bob Bullock Scholars Program and its participants.
HR 1199 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the Pantego Youth Leadership Council for its work to develop community leaders.
HR 1512 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring Teach For America founder and native Texan Wendy Kopp.
HR 1662 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the cadets of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.
82nd 1st Called Session
HR 29 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Ronald Gene Howell of Arlington.
81st Regular Session
HB 130 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers.
HB 511 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to staff development requirements in public schools.
HB 1542 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notice concerning the residency of sex offenders in certain health care facilities.
HB 1555 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school finance.
HB 1563 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools.
HB 2261 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to establishing a select committee to review the manner in which textbooks for use in public schools are funded, adopted, and purchased.
HB 2315 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing municipalities to assess fees on vacant commercial buildings.
HB 2491 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to disclosure of certain personal information of applicants for employment with and current and former employees of public school entities.
HB 2611 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to establishing an interim committee to study the provision of dental services to certain public school students.
HB 2632 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a demonstration project to reduce social isolation among the elderly.
HB 2823 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eligible recipients of certain grants awarded by the commissioner of education.
HB 2876 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of an administrative law judge to order the release of certain information relating to a child abuse and neglect investigation.
HB 2977 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to creation of a permanent technology endowment fund to supplement funding provided to school districts for education technology.
HB 2981 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to accountability of certain open-enrollment charter schools serving students at high risk of dropping out of school.
HB 3419 Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of criminal history record information regarding public school employees.
HB 4198 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to certification of educators from outside the state.
HB 4208 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to idling the diesel engine of a school bus while the bus is parked at a public school or school event.
HR 167 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing January 26, 2009, as Association of Texas Professional Educators Day at the State Capitol.
HR 185 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming the members of Team Arlington to the State Capitol and recognizing January 28, 2009, as Team Arlington Day.
HR 230 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Carol Sue Marshall on her retirement from The University of Texas at Arlington.
HR 474 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 17, 2009, as Prekindergarten Day and welcoming the Women of Tocqueville to the State Capitol.
HR 548 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2009, as Texas Parent Teacher Association Day at the State Capitol.
HR 572 Last Action: Referred to Rules & Resolutions
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2009, as Tarrant County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 617 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2009, as Tarrant County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 792 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the contributions of Texans of Irish descent on the event of St. Patrick's Day 2009.
HR 2322 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Staff Sergeant Brandon Wade Farley of Haworth, Oklahoma.
HR 2323 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Specialist Jermaine Donnell Franklin of Arlington.
80th Regular Session
HB 1008 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive municipal sales tax information from the comptroller.
HB 2111 Last Action: Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to requiring flashing lights to be posted in school crossing zones.
HB 2112 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of an offense prohibiting the exhibition, use, or threatened exhibition or use of a firearm in or on school property or a school bus.
HB 2113 Last Action: Postponed
Caption: Relating to eligibility of a public school student for a public education grant.
HB 2529 Last Action: Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the scheduling and field testing of assessment instruments on public school campuses.
HB 2530 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to state assessment of public school students in social studies in the fifth grade.
HB 2532 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expulsion and placement in alternative settings of public school students who engage in conduct constituting certain felonies and to assessment of public school students placed in disciplinary alternative education programs.
HB 2846 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to a study of state statutes, rules, and policies regarding special education.
HB 3509 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate redistribution of surplus textbooks owned by the State of Texas.
HB 3510 Last Action: Referred to Public Education
Caption: Relating to reforms to the system by which the state procures, purchases, and distributes textbooks.
HCR 135 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Special Olympics Texas and welcoming its athletes to the Capitol.
HR 174 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing public school administrators for their service to the State of Texas.
HR 280 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the UT-Arlington Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball team on winning the 2006 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Championship.
HR 283 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the members of the State Board of Education for their outstanding public service.
HR 606 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2007, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the Capitol.
HR 671 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 5-9, 2007, as Texas Public Schools Week.
HR 1253 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Cavan Lewis Larnard of Arlington on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
HR 1456 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing the 175th anniversary of Pressley Ridge.
HR 1654 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming graduate students and faculty from The University of Texas at Arlington to the State Capitol.
HR 1800 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the founding of Miller Elementary School in Arlington.
HR 2617 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Sergeant Glenn D. Hicks, Jr., of College Station.
HR 2618 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Russell H. Nahvi of Arlington.
HR 2619 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant Steve Morin of Arlington.