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Legislation authored by Phil Stephenson

Includes legislation with Phil Stephenson as the primary author for the 83rd through 87th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

86th Regular Session
HB 183 Last Action: Received from the House
Caption: Relating to establishing a joint interim committee to study the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing a pension revenue enhancement plan for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 191 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.
HB 196 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to allowing justice and municipal courts to access the financial responsibility verification program.
HB 201 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the composition of the combative sports advisory board.
HB 486 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
HB 533 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.
HB 587 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Game Warden Justin Hurst Memorial Highway.
HB 681 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of territory of a municipality in a county assistance district.
HB 1829 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 225; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.
HB 2060 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 233; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 2733 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice for chiropractors.
HB 3422 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 231; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 3793 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes of the total appraised value of a residence homestead and the offsetting of the resulting revenue loss to school districts with state sales and use tax revenue.
HB 3829 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Relating to the adjustment of the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person if the school district adopts, changes the amount of, or rescinds a local option residence homestead exemption.
HB 4344 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal solid waste management services contracts; limiting the amount of a fee.
HB 4371 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to digital currencies.
HB 4375 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the use of anti-theft electronic monitoring as a condition of community supervision or release on bond.
HB 4639 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 237; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4660 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 239; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4676 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Management District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4680 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Gateway Park Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4728 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 241; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4729 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 242; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4746 Last Action: Recommendations filed with the Speaker
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Boling Municipal Water District.
HB 4747 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Boling Municipal Water District.
HCR 17 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.
HJR 118 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation by a school district for maintenance and operations purposes all or part of the appraised value of a residence homestead and to use state money to offset the resulting revenue loss to school districts.
HJR 120 Last Action: Referred to Ways & Means
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the adjustment of the limitation on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by a school district on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person if the school district adopts, changes the amount of, or rescinds a local option residence homestead exemption.
HR 194 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2019, as Wharton County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 651 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2019, as Jackson County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 676 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Texas Game Warden Justin Philip Hurst of El Campo.
85th Regular Session
HB 474 Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees.
HB 572 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.
HB 756 Last Action: Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the name of a general-purpose political committee.
HB 835 Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.
HB 1166 Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to liability of certain electric utilities that allow certain uses of land that the electric utility owns, occupies, or leases.
HB 1221 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 90 Alternate as the Johnnie David Hutchins Memorial Highway.
HB 1303 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Roy P. Benavidez Memorial Highway.
HB 1343 Last Action: Referred to Special Purpose Districts
Caption: Relating to public access to financial and tax rate information of certain special purpose districts.
HB 1416 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing public retirement systems to study the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing certain pension revenue enhancement strategies.
HB 2212 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to weight limitations for natural gas motor vehicles.
HB 2517 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of the land application of grit or grease trap waste.
HB 2647 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorized investments of public funds.
HB 2648 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity.
HB 2928 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to including the obligations of Federal Home Loan Banks as authorized investments for a governmental entity and the requirements for certificates of deposit or share certificates held as authorized investments for a governmental entity.
HB 3206 Last Action: Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the composition of the combative sports advisory board.
HB 4169 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Route 59 in Wharton County.
HB 4175 Last Action: Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Route 59 in Jackson County.
HB 4269 Last Action: Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 59 in Jackson County as the State Trooper Bill Davidson Memorial Highway.
HCR 38 Last Action: Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Caption: Urging Congress to abolish the current income-based system of taxation.
HCR 39 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.
HCR 74 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the sacrifice of U.S. Navy Seaman Johnnie David Hutchins during World War II and honoring his family.
HCR 76 Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the life of U.S. Army Master Sergeant Roy Perez Benavidez.
HCR 79 Last Action: Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Caption: Urging Congress to abolish the current income based system of taxation.
HR 709 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as Wharton County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 813 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2017, as Jackson County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 2245 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Texas State Trooper Bill Davidson.
85th 1st Called Session
HB 101 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing public retirement systems to study the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of implementing certain pension revenue enhancement strategies.
HB 103 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.
84th Regular Session
HB 220 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the name of a general-purpose political committee; providing a criminal penalty.
HB 221 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve as a campaign treasurer of a general-purpose political committee.
HB 292 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing development corporations to finance projects to support primary job training facilities and programs at certain educational institutions.
HB 472 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reporting and disposition of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.
HB 481 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 1301 in Wharton County as the Master Sergeant Mike C. Peña Memorial Highway.
HB 1707 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the methods by which a political subdivision may submit contributions to the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.
HB 1708 Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for certain students enrolled in fire science courses at public institutions of higher education.
HB 1725 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the composition of local boards of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System.
HB 2530 Last Action: Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the abolishment of the Wharton County child support office.
HB 2548 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.
HB 2676 Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of money services businesses; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense.
HB 2730 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees.
HB 2877 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to peace officers who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
HB 2911 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishment of statewide and local emergency communications grant programs and financing of state emergency communications.
HB 2972 Last Action: Referred to Agriculture & Livestock
Caption: Relating to notice concerning the availability to persons who transport agricultural products of an overweight vehicle permit.
HB 3397 Last Action: No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to water intake requirements for the Lower Colorado River Authority.
HB 3399 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to franchise tax payments and reports.
HB 3408 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to posting certain municipal financial information on the Internet.
HB 3858 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to fees charged by the Coastal Bend Groundwater Conservation District.
HB 3890 Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to prohibiting benefits for same-sex spouses under a public retirement system.
HB 4141 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 191; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 4196 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 65 of Fort Bend County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds payable from taxes.
HCR 27 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging the U.S. Congress to abolish the current income-based system of taxation and to enact a national retail sales tax, and urging repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment.
HCR 30 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings, and displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.
HR 96 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Commemorating the posthumous presentation of the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Master Sergeant Mike C. Peña of Newgulf.
HR 577 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing March 3, 2015, as Wharton County Day at the State Capitol.
HR 759 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating Jerome Barta of Bonus on his 100th birthday.
HR 1832 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Recognizing April 21, 2015, as Jackson County Day at the State Capitol.
83rd Regular Session
HB 1256 Last Action: Effective on 9/1/13
Caption: Relating to the donation of office space owned by a legislator or a legislator's business for use as the legislator's district office.
HB 1257 Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use of commercial social networking sites by sex offenders; imposing a criminal penalty.
HB 1331 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain complaints to and investigations by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
HB 1756 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the peer review program for certified public accountants and certified public accountancy firms.
HB 1757 Last Action: Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
HB 1890 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain contracts between the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association or the Texas Public Finance Authority and a financial advisor or investment banking services provider.
HB 2181 Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing development corporations to finance projects to support primary job training facilities and programs at certain educational institutions.
HB 2633 Last Action: Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of an owner of the surface estate in land for damages associated with mineral exploration and production operations.
HB 3864 Last Action: Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 184; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
HB 3954 Last Action: Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and the powers and duties of certain special districts; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.
HCR 58 Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Supporting prayers, including the use of the word "God," at public gatherings as well as displays of the Ten Commandments in public educational institutions and other government buildings.
HR 399 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Congratulating the El Campo High School football team on its successful 2012 season and its appearance in the UIL 3A Division 1 state championship game.
HR 601 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Honoring the life of U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant James Calfee and commemorating his posthumous receipt of the Silver Star.
HR 940 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: Welcoming citizens of Wharton County to the State Capitol.
83rd 2nd Called Session
HR 16 Last Action: Reported enrolled
Caption: In memory of Christopher "Hoss" Earl Ullrich Linzza of El Campo.