Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Rafael Anchia
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/18/2019

Number of Bills: 100

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (64):
HB 857 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 858 Author: Anchia | Turner, John
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the posting by the Railroad Commission of Texas on its Internet website of certain enforcement information.

HB 859 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of political contributions by a member of the Railroad Commission of Texas and of political contributions made in connection with the office of railroad commissioner.

HB 860 Author: Anchia | Turner, John
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the imposition of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violating certain statutes under the jurisdiction of, rules or orders adopted by, or licenses, permits, or certificates issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 861 Author: Anchia | Wray
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the calculation of penalties and interest resulting from the final determination of an ad valorem tax appeal that changes a property owner's tax liability.

HB 862 Author: Anchia | Turner, John
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the calculation of charges for a gas utility customer after a leak is detected.

HB 863 Author: Anchia | Turner, John | Turner, Chris | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to gas pipeline operator reporting of pipeline incidents; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 864 Author: Anchia | Turner, John | Turner, Chris | Meyer
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to pipeline incidents; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 865 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of records concerning pipeline incidents.

HB 866 Author: Anchia | Turner, Chris | Turner, John | González, Jessica | Meyer
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the installation, removal, and replacement of certain gas pipelines; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 867 Author: Anchia | Turner, John | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to written disclosure of gas pipeline leaks to gas distribution customers; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 868 Author: Anchia | Turner, John
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to gas pipeline operator disclosure of the location of pipeline leaks; clarifying changes to related administrative penalties.

HB 928 Author: Anchia | Goodwin | Zwiener
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to establishing the Texas Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission to study and address the impacts of climate change in this state.

HB 929 Author: Anchia | Blanco
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.

HB 930 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to use of force or deadly force in defense of a person.

HB 931 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Loop 12 in Dallas County as the Governor Ann Richards Memorial Loop.

HB 932 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to equalizing compensation for certain wrongfully imprisoned persons.

HB 942 Author: Anchia | Goodwin | Zwiener
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the creation and duties of the Global Climate Change Commission.

HB 1163 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate locations at which a license holder may openly carry a handgun.

HB 1164 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities.

HB 1165 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.

HB 1166 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from certain property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property.

HB 1167 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions.

HB 1168 Author: Anchia | King, Phil | Tinderholt | Turner, Chris | Meza
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

HB 1169 Author: Anchia | Ramos
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

HB 1170 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the investment of certain state retirement system funds in companies that manufacture firearms or firearm ammunition.

HB 1171 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1172 Author: Anchia | Rosenthal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain conduct involving prohibited weapons; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1173 Author: Anchia | Goodwin
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 1204 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to nonpartisan primary elections; authorizing a fee.

HB 1205 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment.

HB 1281 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Redistricting: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the composition of the congressional districts for the State of Texas.

HB 1282 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Redistricting: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the composition of districts for the election of members of the Texas House of Representatives.

HB 1577 Author: Anchia | Meza | Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

HB 2266 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.

HB 3387 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abolishing a dissolution committee established to abolish certain county boards of education or boards of county school trustees and appointing commissioners courts to assume the duties of the dissolution committee.

HB 4141 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain child-care facilities that detain certain children.

HB 4153 Author: Anchia | Zerwas | Rose | Schaefer | Longoria
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the compensation and benefits of persons wrongfully imprisoned.

HB 4155 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to low income individuals who cannot afford to make repairs and upgrades to appliances.

HB 4157 Author: Anchia
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the definition of a designated law enforcement office or agency for purposes of certain laws governing the installation and use of tracking equipment and access to certain communications.

HB 4164 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.

HB 4347 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Moody | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HB 4419 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 4420 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Lucio III
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage for the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains.

HB 4586 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain academic programs and projects undertaken by public institutions of higher education at an off-campus academic or research site or a similar location.

HB 4589 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the provision of a quality and globally competitive education as a mission of the public education system.

HCR 68 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

HJR 59 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting.

HJR 150 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the system of public free schools to be globally competitive.

HR 70 Author: Anchia | Davis, Yvonne | Leach | Turner, John | Meyer
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2019 6:38PM
Caption: In memory of Herbert David Kelleher, cofounder of Southwest Airlines.

HR 548 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Filed
Caption: In memory of Linda Michelle "Michellita" Rogers of Dallas.

HR 552 Author: Anchia | Neave | Turner, John
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 1:20PM
Caption: Congratulating Parkland Health & Hospital System on 125 years of service to the residents of Dallas County.

HR 621 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 4 2019 10:38AM
Caption: In memory of Linda Michelle Rogers of Dallas.

HR 969 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 11:51AM
Caption: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Tim Cole Act, paying tribute to the lives of Timothy Cole, James Lee Woodard, Johnnie Lindsey, Billy James Smith, and Ronald Gene Taylor, and recognizing the Innocence Project of Texas.

HR 1141 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 10 2019 5:59PM
Caption: Recognizing April 8, 2019, as Texas Promotores and Community Health Workers Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1309 Author: Anchia | Raymond
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 10:54AM
Caption: In memory of Larry Temple, executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission.

HR 2000 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 9:42AM
Caption: Congratulating Ben Mackey on his election to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees.

HR 2006 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 1:54PM
Caption: Recognizing May 23, 2019, as Univision Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2007 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2019 9:19PM
Caption: Commending Ana Reyes for her service as district director for State Representative Rafael Anchia and as a member of the Farmers Branch City Council.

HR 2211 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 7:17PM
Caption: Commending Chelsea Rangel for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Rafael Anchia.

HR 2212 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 7:14PM
Caption: Commending Kelly Peterson for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Rafael Anchia during the 86th Legislative Session.

HR 2213 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2019 7:52AM
Caption: Commending Hypatia Sorunke for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Rafael Anchia during the 86th Legislative Session.

HR 2214 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 9:10PM
Caption: Commending Gabrielle Sigler for her service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Rafael Anchia.

HR 2221 Author: Anchia
Last Action: 05/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2019 8:08AM
Caption: Commending the fellows of the 2019 Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program for their service.

Joint Author (36):
HB 67 Author: González, Mary | Anchia
Last Action: 02/11/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 11 2019 5:01PM
Caption: Relating to collecting data regarding unaccompanied minors in certain child-care facilities.

HB 103 Author: Martinez | Guillen | Canales | Muñoz, Jr. | Anchia
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley.

HB 255 Author: Blanco | Rodriguez | Turner, Chris | Anchia | Walle
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.

HB 260 Author: Blanco | Anchia | Romero, Jr. | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of a cross-border motor vehicle traffic congestion web portal.

HB 287 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Reynolds | Collier | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

HB 290 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Collier | Davis, Yvonne | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

HB 362 Author: Israel | Capriglione | Longoria | Klick | Anchia
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment.

HB 425 Author: Allen | Guillen | Reynolds | Anchia
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to certain benefits paid by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 426 Author: Allen | Guillen | Reynolds | Zwiener | Anchia
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 441 Author: Bernal | Romero, Jr. | Anchia | Stucky | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to pay the cost of taking a high school equivalency examination for certain individuals.

HB 444 Author: Meyer | Anchia | Johnson, Eric | González, Mary | Leach
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for insider trading and other misuse of official information by public servants.

HB 509 Author: Wilson | Murr | Zwiener | Anchia | Huberty
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of aggregate production operations by the Railroad Commission of Texas; authorizing a fee; providing administrative penalties and other civil remedies; creating criminal offenses.

HB 749 Author: Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheffield | Anchia | Oliverson
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 885 Author: Raney | Stucky | Anchia | Harless | Lambert
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 1074 Author: Price | Anchia | Frullo | Minjarez | Metcalf
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against age discrimination in certain employment training programs.

HB 1136 Author: Price | Clardy | Krause | King, Ken | Anchia
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to territory included in a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district established by a municipality.

HB 1236 Author: Goodwin | Anchia
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 1365 Author: Lucio III | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Larson
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, processing, distribution, transportation, research, testing, and delivery of low-THC cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of cannabis dispensing organizations, cannabis research organizations, and cannabis testing facilities; establishing the cannabis therapeutic research review board; authorizing fees.

HB 1513 Author: Coleman | Anchia | Reynolds | Johnson, Julie | González, Jessica
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of gender identity or expression.

HB 1528 Author: Rose | Meyer | Ramos | Anchia | Collier
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to certain procedures applicable to certain offenses involving family violence.

HB 2043 Author: Meza | Anchia
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway 356 in Irving as a historic highway.

HB 2279 Author: Zwiener | Anchia | Button | Davis, Sarah | Morrison
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

HB 2326 Author: Meyer | Button | Neave | Turner, John | Anchia
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

HB 2438 Author: Phelan | Button | Murphy | Anchia | Springer
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extension of the expiration date of certain statutes authorizing ad valorem tax incentives for economic development.

HB 2494 Author: González, Jessica | Anchia
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to provisions applicable to affordable housing located in a reinvestment zone in certain areas of the state; authorizing a fee.

HB 3234 Author: González, Jessica | Bernal | Farrar | Anchia
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on an appreciating residence homestead.

HB 3281 Author: Hinojosa | Anchia | Israel | Howard | Moody
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.

HB 3293 Author: Johnson, Julie | Meyer | Anchia
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the business leave time account for a firefighter employee organization in certain municipalities.

HB 3511 Author: VanDeaver | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Lozano
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Commission on Texas Workforce of the Future.

HB 3893 Author: Ramos | Anchia | Allen
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to tuition and fees exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain dual credit students considering a teaching career.

HCR 13 Author: White | Bell, Cecil | Anchia | Sherman, Sr.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Designating February 15 as Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HR 371 Author: Johnson, Julie | Meza | Anchia | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 7:36PM
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Irving Day at the State Capitol.

HR 566 Author: Neave | Rose | Anchia | Ramos
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 1:18PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1160 Author: Parker | Craddick | Cain | Zerwas | Anchia
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 13 2019 9:34AM
Caption: Urging Congress to unite in bipartisan support for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

HR 1209 Author: Patterson | Meyer | Anchia | Turner, John | Neave
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 29 2019 3:53PM
Caption: Congratulating Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks on his career in professional basketball.

HR 1267 Author: González, Jessica | Johnson, Julie | Anchia | Neave | Ramos
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 2:20PM
Caption: Honoring the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas for its service to the GLBT community.

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