Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Poncho Nevárez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/22/2019

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (60):
HB 329 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to concurrent state and federal jurisdiction over units of the national park system in this state.

HB 332 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a retired or former judge for assignment in certain proceedings.

HB 333 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Middle Rio Grande Regional Mobility Authority; authorizing a fee.

HB 334 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the classification of exotic and nongame animals.

HB 343 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to County Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the annual state salary supplement for certain county judges.

HB 348 Author: Nevárez | Guillen
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to a salary bonus for a public school teacher who completes certain autism training.

HB 423 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB 542 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB 543 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability to certain draft grant applications of the exception from disclosure under the public information law for agency memoranda.

HB 544 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons who are subject to certain judicial determinations; creating a criminal offense.

HB 545 Author: Nevárez | Calanni
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.

HB 564 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of "heavy equipment" for purposes of the ad valorem taxation of certain dealer's heavy equipment inventory.

HB 1501 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 1502 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the Lower Colorado River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 1515 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Office of Risk Management.

HB 1523 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation of the regulation of land surveyors and the transfer of the regulation to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; changing fees.

HB 1546 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Kickapoo Indian Tribe to commission peace officers.

HB 1547 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at Sul Ross State University and Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College.

HB 1563 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of animal export-import processing facilities; providing penalties; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 1895 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the investigation of fire fighters employed by certain municipalities and districts.

HB 2068 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exemption from jury service of tribal council members of and legislative employees for certain tribal governments.

HB 2098 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
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 water quality in this state.

HB 2252 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the territory of the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 2418 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to a written response by the General Land Office to a request by a governmental entity to use certain real property owned by the state.

HB 2419 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the transportation needs of the Middle Rio Grande region of this state.

HB 2420 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 293rd Judicial District.

HB 2663 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the presiding officers of the boards of directors of river authorities.

HB 3045 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of solid waste disposal services in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

HB 3099 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to standards for water management in certain areas.

HB 3759 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the type of newspaper required for publication of notice in small municipalities and rural counties.

HB 3767 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the maintenance of certain roads near an international border.

HB 3781 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Val Verde County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees, surcharges, and taxes.

HB 3843 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the use of a priority groundwater management area study in certain areas.

HB 4001 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a permit by the Public Utility Commission of Texas for the routing of certain oil or gas pipelines; authorizing administrative penalties.

HB 4152 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to use of hotel occupancy tax be certain counties.

HB 4211 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway Loop 480 in Maverick County as Loop JUNO.

HB 4226 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Trades Board of the State of Texas; the licensure and regulation of plumbers, electricians, and air conditioning and refrigeration contractors; authorizing a fee.

HB 4228 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 4246 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to nonsubmetered billing for water or wastewater service.

HB 4362 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, the collection, remittance, and administration of certain taxes on those platforms, and fees collected by those platforms.

HB 4632 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the Red River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

HB 4633 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the County Court at Law of Reeves County.

HJR 27 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the creation of a regional mobility authority by local law.

HJR 68 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct gaming by executing a gaming agreement with this state; providing for licensing of persons under the agreement; limiting certain taxes and fees.

HJR 121 Author: Nevárez | Miller
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to ensure balance, integrity, and transparency in our national campaign finance system.

HR 204 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2019 10:28PM
Caption: Recognizing Culberson County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 205 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2019 10:18PM
Caption: Recognizing Hudspeth County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 206 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2019 10:57PM
Caption: Recognizing Jeff Davis County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 281 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 11:30PM
Caption: Recognizing Val Verde County-Del Rio Day at the State Capitol.

HR 282 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 9:14PM
Caption: Recognizing Terrell County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 283 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 11:30PM
Caption: Recognizing Brewster County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 287 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 10:52AM
Caption: Recognizing Pecos County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 288 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 12:32PM
Caption: Recognizing Presidio County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 300 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 11:30PM
Caption: Recognizing Maverick County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 618 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 9:29AM
Caption: Recognizing Loving County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 619 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 9:25AM
Caption: Recognizing Reeves County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 730 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 4:52PM
Caption: Recognizing Eagle Pass Legislative Days at the State Capitol.

HR 733 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 10:37AM
Caption: Recognizing March 6 and 7, 2019, as Eagle Pass Legislative Days at the State Capitol.

HR 879 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Filed
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Step by Step for Special Needs event in Eagle Pass.

HR 883 Author: Nevárez
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2019 5:13PM
Caption: Recognizing March 19, 2019, as Kinney County Day at the State Capitol.

Joint Author (23):
HB 81 Author: Canales | Capriglione | Burrows | Phelan | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Reported engrossed: Mar 21 2019 3:32PM
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 181 Author: Canales | Nevárez | Burns | Israel | Lang
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.

HB 302 Author: Paul | Nevárez | Burns | King, Phil | Guillen
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

HB 339 Author: Murr | Oliverson | Landgraf | Guillen | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Reported engrossed: Mar 21 2019 3:32PM
Caption: Relating to the placement of speed limit signs at the end of construction or maintenance work zones.

HB 390 Author: Blanco | Frullo | Lozano | Sheffield | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Committee report distributed: Mar 22 2019 4:49PM
Caption: Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

HB 539 Author: Leman | Springer | Nevárez | Stucky | Ashby
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HB 1000 Author: Paddie | Price | Phelan | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to rural and opportunity funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds; imposing a monetary penalty; authorizing fees.

HB 1044 Author: Zwiener | Nevárez | Oliverson
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to permits for certain injection wells that transect a portion of the Edwards Aquifer.

HB 1210 Author: Beckley | Nevárez
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties.

HB 1262 Author: Bell, Keith | Nevárez | King, Ken | Paddie | Canales
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extended registration of certain vehicles not subject to inspection.

HB 1367 Author: Harris | Leman | Ashby | Metcalf | Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

HB 1368 Author: Harris | Leman | Metcalf | Ashby | Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to option contracts to acquire real property for high-speed rail projects.

HB 1369 Author: Harris | Metcalf | Leman | Ashby | Nevárez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the purchase of necessary real property for the construction of a high-speed rail project.

HB 1370 Author: Harris | Metcalf | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee on high-speed rail development.

HB 1450 Author: Gutierrez | Lucio III | Nevárez | Walle | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain personal information provided on a driver's license application or in connection with a motor vehicle record.

HB 1711 Author: Paddie | Canales | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.

HB 1712 Author: Rosenthal | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Nevárez | Blanco | Flynn
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program to include certain nonprofit organizations providing job training to veterans.

HB 2154 Author: Landgraf | Craddick | Nevárez | Paddie | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain constitutional transfers of money to the economic stabilization fund, the state highway fund, and the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and to the permissible uses of money deposited to the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund.

HB 2286 Author: Oliverson | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm accessories.

HB 2505 Author: Allison | Pacheco | Nevárez | Lambert | Bernal
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 4306 Author: Biedermann | Nevárez | Cain | Miller
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of a fund to pay for border security enhancement projects; allocating the earnings on the balance of that fund and reimbursement of related expenditures.

HJR 82 Author: Craddick | Landgraf | Nevárez | Paddie
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund.

HJR 96 Author: Tinderholt | Smithee | Geren | Israel | Nevárez
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.

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