Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Terry Canales
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/20/2019

Number of Bills: 107

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (80):
HB 21 Author: Canales | Guillen
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

HB 27 Author: Canales | Hunter | Zedler | Moody | Murr
Last Action: 04/08/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault or aggravated assault of a federal law enforcement officer.

HB 38 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/11/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 11 2019 5:01PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the manufacture, assembly, or ownership of unmarked firearms; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

HB 51 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions.

HB 64 Author: Canales | Longoria | Collier | Moody | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain criminal offenses.

HB 81 Author: Canales | Capriglione | Burrows | Phelan | Nevárez
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disclosure under the public information law of certain information related to parades, concerts, or other entertainment events open to the general public that are paid for with public funds.

HB 93 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of a magistrate's name on certain signed orders.

HB 101 Author: Canales | Rose | González, Jessica | Zedler | Murr
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of false caller identification information display.

HB 110 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the conversion of certain Class C misdemeanors to civil violations.

HB 115 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Relating to a report by certain vessel operators on gambling device payout percentages; providing a civil penalty.

HB 126 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to certain time limits on a delay in the state's readiness to proceed with the trial of a criminal case.

HB 133 Author: Canales | Ramos | Bucy | Guillen
Last Action: 05/01/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the payment of gratuities to certain employees.

HB 138 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to a distance learning program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

HB 144 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the consideration by employers of the consumer credit reports of employees and applicants for employment.

HB 149 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of school bus drivers for unemployment compensation benefits.

HB 155 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice provided to a court regarding a defendant confined in a state jail felony facility.

HB 158 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain previous convictions for enhancing the criminal penalty for certain subsequent criminal offenses.

HB 159 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to County Affairs: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions.

HB 163 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs.

HB 167 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the participation of certain students in University Interscholastic League sponsored activities.

HB 168 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study on the creation of bilingual zones in certain areas of this state.

HB 169 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that contractors verify compliance with wage payment laws in governmental contracts with governmental entities.

HB 171 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of evidence in an asset forfeiture proceeding and the seizure and forfeiture of certain property.

HB 173 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the release on bail of a defendant arrested following a violation of a condition of community supervision.

HB 174 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the expunction of records in residential eviction suits.

HB 175 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of late fees that may be charged to certain tenants.

HB 176 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a person's waiver of a right to an expunction or to an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information with respect to a criminal offense.

HB 178 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to a credit toward payment of costs for a defendant confined in jail or another facility before sentencing.

HB 179 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to a special bill of review to reform a final judgment of forfeiture of a bail bond.

HB 181 Author: Canales | Nevárez | Burns | Israel | Lang
Last Action: 04/23/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.

HB 182 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

HB 184 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to prosecutors providing information about the benefits and costs of a proposed sentence for a defendant in a criminal trial.

HB 186 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the determination of the weight of marihuana and other tetrahydrocannabinols for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of the offense of possession of those substances.

HB 546 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to a study and report by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement on certain training and education requirements for law enforcement officers.

HB 547 Author: Canales | Cyrier | Bucy | Springer | Geren
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.

HB 548 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to reporting certain information through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB 549 Author: Canales
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an objection to the judge assigned in a criminal case.

HB 550 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the expiration of the driver responsibility program.

HB 551 Author: Canales
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and criminal penalties for the possession of marihuana concentrate; creating criminal offenses.

HB 552 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voter registration application forms in high schools.

HB 936 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on reducing the level at which the air temperature in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is regulated.

HB 2294 Author: Canales | Guillen
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to state contributions to fund the group insurance program for retired school employees.

HB 2295 Author: Canales | Guillen
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2457 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain obligations of and limitations on landlords regarding residential tenants' rental payments, late fees, and security deposits.

HB 2830 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to certain requirements for and limitations on design-build contracts for highway projects of the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2831 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/24/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the service of notice of a special commissioners' hearing in an eminent domain proceeding.

HB 2833 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain contracts requiring competitive bidding by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2834 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to access to information related to investigations by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

HB 2835 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of operating a vehicle with an expired license plate.

HB 2837 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the operation of and equipment for vehicles.

HB 2840 Author: Canales | Guerra | Guillen | Raymond
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the right of a member of the public to address the governing body of a political subdivision at an open meeting of the body.

HB 2845 Author: Canales | Darby | Clardy | Phelan | Burrows
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the removal of wind power facilities.

HB 3361 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to court reporter service fees in certain counties.

HB 4185 Author: Canales
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to examination of pharmacy benefit managers by the commissioner of insurance.

HB 4203 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

HB 4427 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to extend the term of a comprehensive development agreement for a portion of State Highway 130.

HB 4434 Author: Canales | Cain | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to navigation districts.

HB 4436 Author: Canales | Cain
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the board of pilot commissioners for Harris County ports.

HB 4438 Author: Canales | Cain
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas.

HB 4445 Author: Canales | Cain | Bonnen, Greg | Burrows
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the safe and efficient provision of pilot services by the board of pilot commissioners for Harris County ports.

HB 4717 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the creation of additional county courts at law in Hidalgo County.

HCR 67 Author: Canales
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/04/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Honoring the Objective Watchers of the Legal System organization for its work in South Texas.

HJR 71 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain judges to become a candidate for another office without automatically resigning from the office already held.

HJR 84 Author: Canales
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the minimum amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HJR 108 Author: Canales
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.

HR 139 Author: Canales
Last Action: 01/31/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 31 2019 9:33AM
Caption: Commemorating Reverberations of Memory, Violence, and History: A Conference for the Centennial of the 1919 Canales Investigation.

HR 140 Author: Canales
Last Action: 01/31/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 31 2019 10:11AM
Caption: Paying tribute to the legacy of former state representative José Tomás Canales and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Canales Investigation.

HR 616 Author: Canales
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 9:58AM
Caption: Honoring the City of Edinburg for its history and achievements.

HR 1522 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:37PM
Caption: Congratulating Noah Sekinger of Vela High School on being named the Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Monitor newspaper.

HR 1523 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 8:03PM
Caption: Congratulating Carlos Ramos of Economedes High School in Edinburg on being named Boys Basketball Coach of the Year by the Monitor newspaper.

HR 1524 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 8:02PM
Caption: Congratulating the Barrientes Middle School cheerleading team on winning a title at the 2019 NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship.

HR 1525 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 8:02PM
Caption: Congratulating Hargill Elementary School of Edinburg on being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 1526 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:48PM
Caption: Congratulating Magee Elementary School in Edinburg on being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 1527 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:47PM
Caption: Congratulating Crystal Pacheco of Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg on receiving a Student Heroes Award from the State Board of Education.

HR 1528 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:50PM
Caption: Congratulating Magee Elementary School in Edinburg on its designation as a National ESEA Distinguished School by the Texas Education Agency.

HR 1529 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:48PM
Caption: In memory of Luis Antonio Alamia Jr. of Edinburg.

HR 1685 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 10:02AM
Caption: Congratulating Coach Ray Dennis Morales of Alfonso Ramirez Elementary School in Edinburg on receiving the 2018 National All Star Teacher of the Year Award from Project Fit America.

HR 1686 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 10:03AM
Caption: Congratulating Coach Betty Kennan of Alfonso Ramirez Elementary School in Edinburg on receiving the 2018 National All Star Teacher of the Year Award from Project Fit America.

HR 1687 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 10:05AM
Caption: Congratulating Chris King on his accomplishments as director of athletics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

HR 1814 Author: Canales
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 10:02AM
Caption: Commending the participants in the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program during the 86th Session.

Joint Author (27):
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 289 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Canales | Reynolds | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the criminal penalty for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances in Penalty Group 1.

HB 297 Author: Murr | Burrows | Burns | Canales | Darby
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system, the elimination of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes, and the creation of a joint interim committee on the elimination of those taxes.

HB 540 Author: Leach | Button | Ramos | Canales
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/01/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 75 in Richardson as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway.

HB 633 Author: Buckley | Springer | Shine | Bowers | Canales
Last Action: 04/28/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of transportation projects.

HB 739 Author: Harless | Guillen | Raymond | Canales | Lozano
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to tuition and fees for certain military spouses and dependents.

HB 794 Author: King, Phil | Guillen | Canales | Geren | Hefner
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 799 Author: Landgraf | Craddick | Darby | Canales
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to liability for certain damage caused by vehicles exceeding maximum height limitations; creating a criminal offense.

HB 803 Author: Patterson | Canales | Thierry | Toth | Krause
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to financial reporting requirements of a toll project entity.

HB 990 Author: Gutierrez | Canales | Martinez | Raymond | Guillen
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the effects of the construction of a border wall on storm drainage and other environmental matters in this state.

HB 1083 Author: Raymond | Guillen | Canales
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain beer or ale sold on July 4.

HB 1188 Author: Hefner | Sanford | Springer | Canales
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members.

HB 1262 Author: Bell, Keith | Nevárez | King, Ken | Paddie | Canales
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extended registration of certain vehicles not subject to inspection.

HB 1711 Author: Paddie | Canales | Nevárez | Landgraf
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.

HB 1941 Author: Phelan | Raymond | Canales | Metcalf | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

HB 1951 Author: Krause | Metcalf | Canales
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the development, construction, and operation of toll projects; authorizing an administrative fee; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 2189 Author: Capriglione | Phelan | Canales | Wilson | Zerwas
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

HB 2362 Author: Moody | Price | Canales
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency medical care.

HB 2363 Author: Harris | Noble | Hefner | Longoria | Canales
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to permitting certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in the same locked location.

HB 2518 Author: Toth | Moody | Canales | Miller | Dutton
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the possession of two ounces or less of marihuana.

HB 2696 Author: Schaefer | Canales | Goldman
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

HB 2971 Author: Holland | Canales | Oliverson | Leman | Murr
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to powers and duties concerning records of the General Land Office.

HB 3402 Author: Phelan | Guerra | Murr | Meyer | Canales
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the open meetings law.

HB 3652 Author: Turner, Chris | Howard | Guerra | Canales | Raymond
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 4009 Author: Toth | Wu | Thompson, Ed | Canales
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing fees.

HB 4364 Author: Cain | Canales | Clardy | Miller
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HCR 147 Author: Landgraf | Zerwas | Canales | Goldman | Thierry
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to work collectively toward a fair, equitable, and logical approach to federal transportation funding in any new federal transportation legislation considered.

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