Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. James White
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/4/2021

Number of Bills: 88

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (78):
HB 472 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to services provided by freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 473 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting organ transplant recipient discrimination on the basis of certain disabilities.

HB 494 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain property that was erroneously omitted from an appraisal roll in a previous year.

HB 504 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before the Juneteenth holiday.

HB 505 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before the Labor Day holiday.

HB 506 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor Polish Americans in Texas.

HB 526 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the time period during which a court must interview certain children in chambers on issues regarding conservatorship and residence in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 528 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 529 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HB 542 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to foster care placement in and the licensing of certain residential child-care facilities.

HB 543 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of working animals by a political subdivision.

HB 556 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to suspension of a driver's license for persons convicted of certain offenses and the educational program required for reinstatement of a license following certain convictions; authorizing a fine.

HB 557 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 558 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the taking of a blood specimen on arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 559 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents.

HB 576 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the time for rendering a final order in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 629 Author: White | Slaton
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, dispensing, transportation, storage, and use of alcoholic beverages, ammunition, explosives, combustibles, and weapons during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.

HB 630 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a court interview certain children in chambers on issues regarding conservatorship and residence in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 639 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to provide public health services; authorizing a fee.

HB 719 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Criminal Justice transfer facilities.

HB 737 Author: White
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to military toll discount programs.

HB 819 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain pilot programs to encourage economic and educational opportunities in certain regions of this state.

HB 820 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain business entities to audit the business's supply chain and on-site services for the use of forced labor; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 821 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.

HB 898 Author: White | Guillen
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to an interagency grant program to support and sustain the operations of community recovery organizations.

HB 921 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the release of defendants on bail.

HB 984 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain property that was erroneously omitted from an appraisal roll in a previous year.

HB 1130 Author: White
Last Action: 01/14/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to recovery in a civil action of damages attributable to excavation activities.

HB 1148 Author: White
Last Action: 01/15/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from charging an inmate a fee for health care.

HB 1237 Author: White | Thierry
Last Action: 01/21/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to adverse disproportionalities within the child protective services system.

HB 1354 Author: White
Last Action: 01/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to members of the clergy who are employed or voluntarily enter inpatient health care facilities to minister during a state of disaster, emergency, or epidemic.

HB 1355 Author: White
Last Action: 01/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the presence of a spiritual leader during the execution of a person.

HB 1394 Author: White
Last Action: 01/27/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to automatic orders of nondisclosure of criminal history record information for certain misdemeanor defendants.

HB 1396 Author: White
Last Action: 01/27/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to law enforcement agencies and policies and procedures affecting peace officers.

HB 1397 Author: White
Last Action: 01/27/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the required disclosure of entities with an ownership interest in a vendor of voting system equipment.

HB 1398 Author: White
Last Action: 01/27/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the verification of the veteran status of prisoners confined in county jails.

HB 1499 Author: White
Last Action: 02/01/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.

HB 1553 Author: White
Last Action: 02/03/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to evaluating the effectiveness of veterans treatment court programs in this state.

HB 1579 Author: White
Last Action: 02/04/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the protection of the free exercise of religion rights of inmates and ensuring access to volunteer and faith-based chaplains and chaplaincy services.

HB 1587 Author: White
Last Action: 02/04/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1657 Author: White
Last Action: 02/08/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the investment of assets of the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas in certain foreign business entities.

HB 1664 Author: White
Last Action: 02/08/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement of eligibility for medical assistance of certain children placed in juvenile facilities.

HB 1665 Author: White
Last Action: 02/08/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the development and maintenance by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas of an online investment tracking database.

HB 1708 Author: White
Last Action: 02/09/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to an electronic voting system that produces a voter-verifiable paper record.

HB 1783 Author: White
Last Action: 02/10/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the age of a child at which a juvenile court may exercise jurisdiction over the child and to the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

HB 1894 Author: White
Last Action: 02/12/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to a clemency review of certain felony offenders by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

HB 1902 Author: White
Last Action: 02/12/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to a requirement that all components of a voting system used in an election in this state be manufactured, stored, and held in the United States.

HB 1921 Author: White
Last Action: 02/12/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the modernization of correctional facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2190 Author: White
Last Action: 02/24/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain state jail felony offenders, including the creation of a pretrial intervention program for certain state jail felony offenders; authorizing a fee.

HB 2286 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the waiver of fees and costs associated with driver education and safety courses and driver's license examinations for foster children or youth, former foster children or youth, and youth experiencing homelessness.

HB 2288 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of the sale or change in the use of land appraised as agricultural or open-space land.

HB 2302 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of a peace officer making a false statement in an incident report.

HB 2307 Author: White | Middleton
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs.

HB 2439 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a temporary guardian to receive certain social security benefits.

HB 2440 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.

HB 2441 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the imposition and collection of fines, fees, and court costs in criminal cases.

HB 2442 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Justice Reinvestment Incentive Program.

HB 2443 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities confined in county jail.

HB 2444 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the creation of an advisory committee regarding the confinement in county jail of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

HB 2445 Author: White
Last Action: 02/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to veterans placed on community supervision or confined in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2475 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to county jailer training regarding interacting with a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.

HB 2616 Author: White
Last Action: 03/02/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to a voluntary labeling program for meat and poultry products originating in this state.

HB 2760 Author: White
Last Action: 03/03/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the right to choose and refuse medical treatment and control measures and to the imposition of isolation or quarantine control measures.

HCR 4 Author: White
Last Action: 11/13/2020 H Filed
Caption: Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law, under a federal mandate, that automatically suspends the driver's license of an individual who is convicted of certain offenses.

HJR 27 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the allocation of certain general revenue to the economic stabilization fund and to use that revenue for certain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholarships.

HJR 30 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HJR 31 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
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.

HJR 40 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the governor from regulating alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, or combustibles by order or proclamation.

HJR 45 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
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 constitution to limit the number of justices of the United States Supreme Court to nine.

HJR 95 Author: White
Last Action: 02/22/2021 H Filed
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 constitution to limit the number of terms that a person may be elected to Congress.

HJR 106 Author: White
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Filed
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the provision that subjects land designated for agricultural use to an additional tax when the land is diverted to a purpose other than agricultural use or sold.

HR 41 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Congratulating Brandon Prouse of Deweyville ISD on being named the 2020 Coach of the Year by the Southeast Texas Coaches Association.

HR 44 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Congratulating the Lumberton High School cheerleading team on winning the 4A title at the 2021 UIL Spirit State Championships.

HR 54 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: In memory of Billy Frank Platt Sr. of Jasper.

HR 66 Author: White | Ashby
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Congratulating Frances Ellen Wyche of Zavalla on her 100th birthday.

HR 76 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Congratulating Gideon Jordan of Jasper High School on his selection to the TMEA 4A All-State Band.

HR 111 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Congratulating Tyler Meredith of Scouts BSA Troop No. 181 in Lumberton on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

HR 196 Author: White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Filed
Caption: Congratulating Brian Richard Cassaday of Scouts BSA Troop No. 9 in Lumberton on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Joint Author (10):
HB 530 Author: Patterson | White | Hull | Dominguez
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability to election judges of a prohibition on the carrying of a handgun at a polling place.

HB 635 Author: Krause | Schaefer | Metcalf | White | Leman
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 915 Author: Krause | White
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.

HB 919 Author: Leman | White | Krause | Harris | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 1137 Author: Cain | Sanford | Canales | White | Vasut
Last Action: 01/15/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to limiting the assessment of certain fees and taxes during a declared state of disaster.

HB 1238 Author: Biedermann | White
Last Action: 01/21/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm.

HB 1378 Author: Patterson | White
Last Action: 01/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.

HB 1379 Author: Patterson | White | Dominguez
Last Action: 01/26/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.

HB 2622 Author: Holland | Paddie | Canales | White | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/02/2021 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HCR 14 Author: King, Phil | Metcalf | Parker | Leach | White
Last Action: 12/21/2020 H Filed
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

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