Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Will Metcalf
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/20/2019

Number of Bills: 85

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (55):
HB 26 Author: Metcalf | Larson | Phelan | Huberty | Oliverson
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notification of affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

HB 33 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/11/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 11 2019 5:01PM
Caption: Relating to recommendations for the appointment of directors of the San Jacinto River Authority.

HB 41 Author: Metcalf | Phelan | Rodriguez | Holland | Hernandez
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer.

HB 505 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

HB 506 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the construction of nontolled frontage roads adjacent to certain toll projects.

HB 690 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to dedicating certain state revenue to the purpose of retiring state debt.

HB 945 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 946 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HB 947 Author: Metcalf | Guillen
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the motor vehicle use tax for a motor vehicle brought into this state by an active duty member of the United States armed forces or the member's spouse.

HB 948 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.

HB 973 Author: Metcalf | Huberty | Allen | González, Mary | Dutton
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to school district compliance with certain school safety measures; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 974 Author: Metcalf | Huberty | Landgraf | González, Mary | Dutton
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2019 7:10PM
Caption: Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

HB 975 Author: Metcalf | Huberty | Allen | Bonnen, Greg | Dutton
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to training requirements for a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.

HB 976 Author: Metcalf | Allen | Huberty
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school safety and security measures, policies, and procedures.

HB 1008 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the service of a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or the commissioner of higher education.

HB 1009 Author: Metcalf | Ashby
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 1484 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

HB 1485 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

HB 1486 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the selection and administration of an appraisal review board; authorizing a fee.

HB 1496 Author: Metcalf | Allen | Bonnen, Greg | Huberty | Dutton
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a notice requirement regarding possible acts of school violence.

HB 1497 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to emergency medical services personnel.

HB 1498 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.

HB 1499 Author: Metcalf | Guillen
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the comptroller to release a reported owner's unclaimed property to the owner's crime victim in certain circumstances.

HB 1588 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the deadline for certain economic development corporations to file a certain report with the comptroller.

HB 2021 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to approval by voters prior to the issuance of revenue bonds by river authorities.

HB 2023 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of money in the state water pollution control revolving fund.

HB 2077 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the City of Conroe Municipal Management District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds and impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2325 Author: Metcalf | Oliverson | Swanson | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information and communication of governmental and other entities regarding disasters and health and human services.

HB 2328 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the training requirements for and the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

HB 2380 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 173; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2481 Author: Metcalf | Ramos | Guillen | Moody | Phelan
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation and administration of certain specialty court programs; authorizing fees.

HB 2684 Author: Metcalf | Ashby | Burrows | Phelan | Guillen
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.

HB 2688 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of a specialty treatment court for certain individuals residing with a child who is the subject of a juvenile court case.

HB 2867 Author: Metcalf | Oliverson | Bell, Cecil | Bailes | Ashby
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

HB 2975 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of a motor vehicle, motorboat, vessel, or outboard motor by a lienholder.

HB 3374 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Cleveland Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 3584 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the emergency management training of certain officials.

HB 3586 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to a report of projects requiring federal funding as a result of a disaster.

HB 4254 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure for amending or revoking certificates of public convenience and necessity issued to certain water utilities.

HB 4505 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 178; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4562 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to parental administrations for certain incapacitated adults; authorizing a fee; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4628 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100.

HB 4629 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101.

HB 4640 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 176 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4641 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 177 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4649 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of municipal annexation of territory in the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 147.

HB 4654 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and powers and duties of the East Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 12; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4702 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 179; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 118 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house to create a joint interim committee to study the use of state and local partnerships and flood control infrastructure in general to help future-proof Texas against future flood events on a watershed basis.

HJR 42 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment for the creation of an endowment fund for this state and for the retention, transfer, or appropriation of fund assets, including investment earnings received on fund assets.

HJR 50 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HJR 51 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HR 355 Author: Metcalf | Bell, Cecil | Toth
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 7:11PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 682 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 5:56PM
Caption: Honoring workers in the gig economy.

HR 1579 Author: Metcalf
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 20 2019 5:24PM
Caption: Honoring the participants in the 2019 Sam Houston State University Austin Internship Program.

Joint Author (30):
HB 17 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Thierry | Price
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

HB 48 Author: González, Mary | Leach | Romero, Jr. | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft.

HB 137 Author: Hinojosa | Metcalf | Phelan | Cyrier | Zwiener
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to reports by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality about dams that have certain hazard classifications.

HB 281 Author: Middleton | Phelan | Metcalf | Longoria | Burrows
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities.

HB 433 Author: Shaheen | Metcalf | Button | Bohac | Miller
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of public money spent by certain political subdivisions for lobbying activities in a comprehensive annual financial report.

HB 477 Author: Murphy | Paul | Metcalf | González, Mary
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notice required before the issuance of certain debt obligations by political subdivisions.

HB 1060 Author: Bell, Cecil | Toth | Metcalf
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to request that notice of a protest hearing before the appraisal review board be delivered by certified mail or electronic mail.

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 1177 Author: Phelan | White | Metcalf | Ashby | Toth
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

HB 1357 Author: Wu | King, Ken | Hinojosa | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the criminal offense of failure to report certain sexual offenses committed against a child; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 1367 Author: Harris | Leman | Ashby | Metcalf | Nevárez
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disposition of real property intended for high-speed rail projects.

HB 1368 Author: Harris | Leman | Metcalf | Ashby | Nevárez
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to option contracts to acquire real property for high-speed rail projects.

HB 1369 Author: Harris | Metcalf | Leman | Ashby | Nevárez
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
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 Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee on high-speed rail development.

HB 1397 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Paddie | Price | Moody
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates for certain non-ERCOT utilities.

HB 1480 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Bernal | Tinderholt | Metcalf
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

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 2444 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the hours of instruction required to obtain an operator license to practice cosmetology.

HB 2571 Author: Toth | Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 45 in Montgomery County as the George P. Mitchell Memorial Highway.

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 2843 Author: Turner, Chris | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the examinations required for a barbering or cosmetology license.

HB 2846 Author: Larson | Metcalf | Zerwas | Price | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sale of the Allens Creek Reservoir project.

HB 3601 Author: Bell, Cecil | Raymond | Metcalf | Schaefer | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the recognition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of competency-based education degree plans for members of the Texas military forces.

HB 3899 Author: Springer | Raymond | Phelan | Metcalf | Longoria
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate statewide commerce.

HB 3909 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Sanford | Longoria
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to ballot language requirements for a proposition seeking voter approval for the issuance of bonds.

HJR 4 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Rodriguez | Coleman | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

HJR 38 Author: Leach | Metcalf | Burrows | Cain
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HR 830 Author: Toth | Bell, Cecil | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2019 2:48PM
Caption: In memory of Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright.

HR 1628 Author: Holland | Flynn | Lambert | Price | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2019 9:28PM
Caption: Congratulating Larry Parks of Rockwall on receiving a 50-Year Banker Award from the Texas Bankers Association.

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