Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Joe Deshotel
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/19/2019

Number of Bills: 58

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (35):
HB 487 Author: Deshotel | King, Ken | Springer
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for justices of the peace.

HB 494 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of casino gaming in certain coastal areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties.

HB 495 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.

HB 589 Author: Deshotel | Leach | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens; authorizing a fee; changing the eligibility for community supervision.

HB 680 Author: Deshotel | Lopez
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.

HB 832 Author: Deshotel | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the expiration date of a driver's license; increasing a fee.

HB 838 Author: Deshotel | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an agreement between the Department of Public Safety and a county, municipality, or private vendor for the issuance of renewal and duplicate driver's licenses and other identification certificate services; increasing a fee.

HB 919 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 1031 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.

HB 1270 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles on certain highways during periods of traffic congestion.

HB 1647 Author: Deshotel | Davis, Sarah | Beckley
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the development of a dental services benefit under Medicaid for adult recipients with disabilities and a pilot program to provide those services.

HB 1689 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disclosure regarding the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1938 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the expiration date of a commercial driver's license; increasing a fee.

HB 2401 Author: Deshotel | Beckley
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the requirement that state agency employees complete cybersecurity awareness training.

HB 2478 Author: Deshotel | Beckley | Raymond | Parker | Sanford
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, and other identification certificates; authorizing and increasing fees.

HB 2866 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain investigation and evaluation information regarding certain child-care facilities, homes, and programs.

HB 3024 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the feasibility of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system.

HB 3091 Author: Deshotel | Noble | Beckley | Raymond | Shaheen
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of and prohibiting disclosure of the location or physical layout of a family violence shelter center or victims of trafficking shelter center; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3155 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 3175 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for disaster recovery funds.

HB 3207 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the maritime port plans, reports, and programs prepared by the Port Authority Advisory Committee.

HB 3370 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investigation of a complaint made by a foster child or youth and the results of the investigation.

HB 3721 Author: Deshotel | Raymond | Zedler
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to an independent review organization to conduct reviews of certain medical necessity determinations under the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 3850 Author: Deshotel | Lozano
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the funding of certain ship channel improvements; authorizing the Texas Transportation Commission to issue revenue bonds.

HB 3876 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a work group to advise the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the Texas Rising Star Program.

HB 3916 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a competitive and integrated employment initiative for certain Medicaid recipients.

HB 3941 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to online adult high school diploma programs.

HB 4430 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to electronic correction of voter registration information by a person on the suspense list.

HB 4493 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to supplemental environmental projects authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 4666 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the modernization of the law governing the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.

HB 4695 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, including the authority to impose taxes.

HCR 182 Author: Deshotel
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 680.

HJR 36 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of casino gaming in certain coastal areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; providing for certification or licensing of persons engaged in occupations related to casino gaming.

HR 29 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 10:21AM
Caption: Recognizing February 11-12, 2019, as Golden Triangle Days at the State Capitol.

HR 630 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 10:17AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. G. Ray Callas of Beaumont on his receipt of the American Medical Association's Medal of Valor.

Joint Author (23):
HB 5 Author: Phelan | Bonnen, Greg | Harless | Morrison | Deshotel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts.

HB 7 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel | Murphy | Swanson
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster preparation for state agencies and political subdivisions.

HB 45 Author: Minjarez | Johnson, Jarvis | Miller | Deshotel
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a mentor program for foster youth.

HB 409 Author: White | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to driver's licensing requirements for minors.

HB 416 Author: Guerra | Holland | Deshotel | Button | Lambert
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 672 Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Deshotel | Stucky | Oliverson
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

HB 892 Author: Kuempel | Deshotel | Bailes | Dean | Collier
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to county regulation of game rooms.

HB 1110 Author: Davis, Sarah | Deshotel | Zerwas | Meyer | Rose
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 1307 Author: Hinojosa | Huberty | Deshotel | Phelan
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a disaster case management system by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

HB 1426 Author: Guerra | Phelan | Deshotel | Burrows | Allison
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster.

HB 1483 Author: Frank | Goldman | Deshotel | Miller | Rose
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/27/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.

HB 1767 Author: Murphy | King, Phil | Deshotel | Hernandez | Darby
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration of employee compensation and benefits in establishing the rates of gas utilities.

HB 1966 Author: Wu | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of the health of children attending a child-care facility.

HB 2281 Author: Hinojosa | Kuempel | Longoria | Deshotel | Harris
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a stadium or athletic facility leased to a nonprofit or private entity by a school district.

HB 2725 Author: Calanni | Deshotel | Howard | Metcalf | Harris
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 2798 Author: Klick | Deshotel | Clardy | Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain urban teaching hospitals for the provision of inpatient hospital care under Medicaid.

HB 2899 Author: Leach | Cyrier | Deshotel | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to civil liability and responsibility for defects in the plans, specifications, or other documents for the construction or repair of roads, highways, and related improvements.

HB 2931 Author: Parker | Craddick | Capriglione | Deshotel | Stucky
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the administration of an examination and issuance of a temporary receipt for a driver's license by an entity other than the Department of Public Safety.

HB 3784 Author: Larson | Flynn | Deshotel | Murr | Morrison
Last Action: 04/26/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round.

HB 4293 Author: Paul | Phelan | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the maintenance and operation of certain projects by certain drainage districts.

HB 4469 Author: Meza | Deshotel | Rodriguez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grant program and task force relating to disaster issues affecting persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities.

HCR 90 Author: Shaheen | Oliverson | Wray | Moody | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to allow health savings accounts to be used for direct primary care.

HR 1074 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Reynolds | Dutton | Deshotel | Sherman, Sr.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2019 10:44AM
Caption: Honoring 100 Black Men of America for its service to African American youth.

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