Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. James B. Frank
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 49

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (26):
HB 397 Author: Frank
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to comparisons of state budgets made by the Legislative Budget Board.

HB 547 Author: Frank | Dutton | Huberty | González, Mary | Burrows
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to authorizing equal opportunity for access by non-enrolled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 548 Author: Frank | Lozano | Guillen | Buckley | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the temporary licensing of certain military veterans as health care providers to practice in underserved areas.

HB 567 Author: Frank | Noble | Wu | Bell, Keith | Dutton
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 892 Author: Frank | Sanford | Hernandez | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of certain facility residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

HB 1210 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the construction of a meteorological tower near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1522 Author: Frank | Burrows | Frullo | Parker | Spiller
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/08/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the transfer of Midwestern State University to the Texas Tech University System, to certain fees charged by that system's governing board, and to mandatory venue for actions brought against that system or its institutions, officers, or employees.

HB 2658 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 2936 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an optional service retirement annuity of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2943 Author: Frank | Guillen | Lambert
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to revocation of do-not-resuscitate orders for patients admitted to a health care facility or hospital.

HB 3041 Author: Frank | Minjarez | Hull | Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain services by the Department of Family and Protective Services as an alternative to removing a child and certain procedures with respect to children in the managing conservatorship of the department.

HB 3492 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to limiting the assessment of certain fees during declared states of disaster.

HB 3499 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of telehealth services by health professionals located outside of this state.

HB 3501 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to limiting the assessment of certain fees and taxes during declared states of disaster.

HB 3691 Author: Frank | Minjarez | Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the statewide implementation of community-based foster care by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3720 Author: Frank | González, Mary | Noble | Guillen | Capriglione
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to long-term care facilities for and Medicaid waiver programs available to certain individuals, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HB 3752 Author: Frank | Oliverson | Raymond | White
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the offering of health benefit coverage by subsidiaries of the Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

HB 3905 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a program for assisting certain recipients in achieving self-sufficiency.

HB 4051 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the method of payment for certain health care and certain contract provisions affecting health care reimbursement rates.

HB 4094 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to certain procurements by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4160 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the Health and Human Services function of regulating facilities and family homes under Chapter 42, Human Resources Code, to the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4161 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to guidance on the regulations applicable to the potable reuse of wastewater.

HJR 46 Author: Frank | Sanford | Hernandez | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

HR 433 Author: Frank
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 7 2021 12:05PM
Caption: In memory of David Matthew Strickland of Wichita Falls.

HR 1994 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2021 11:26PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2658.

HR 2027 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2021 10:10PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3720.

Joint Author (23):
HB 290 Author: Cortez | Rose | Oliverson | Johnson, Ann | Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility and a periodic eligibility review for a child for Medicaid.

HB 700 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Lopez | Frank
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the Preparation for Adult Living Program and other services for foster children transitioning to independent living.

HB 835 Author: Howard | Guerra | Frank
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.

HB 1227 Author: Leman | Johnson, Jarvis | Klick | Frank | Neave
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to certain procedures regarding court-ordered financial support for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1427 Author: Shaheen | Frank | Lucio III | Turner, John | Buckley
Last Action: 05/13/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of negotiated rates requested by members of the legislature from certain health care vendors that contract with this state.

HB 1490 Author: Dean | Frank | Gates
Last Action: 05/04/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice of the cash price of certain health care services by certain hospitals.

HB 1516 Author: Parker | Sanford | Frank
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to efficiency audits of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and the state temporary assistance and support services program.

HB 1790 Author: Darby | Swanson | Frank | Wu
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the notice provided to certain individuals on termination of the parent-child relationship and on placement of a child in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1792 Author: Button | Talarico | Raney | Thompson, Senfronia | Frank
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the evaluation of child-care providers participating in the Texas Rising Star Program.

HB 1886 Author: Noble | Frank | Swanson | Shaheen
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a study on streamlining public safety net programs to reduce costs and improve outcomes for recipients under the programs.

HB 2090 Author: Burrows | Oliverson | Frank | Bonnen | Middleton
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a statewide all payor claims database and health care cost disclosures by health benefit plan issuers and third-party administrators.

HB 2275 Author: Zwiener | Huberty | Oliverson | Frank | Paddie
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation and uses of the critical infrastructure resiliency fund and the eligibility of certain water-related projects for state financial assistance.

HB 2308 Author: Gates | Frank | Leman | Minjarez | Rose
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2337 Author: Klick | Noble | Oliverson | Bonnen | Frank
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2929 Author: Bonnen | Frank
Last Action: 05/06/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to conduct of insurers providing preferred provider benefit plans with respect to physician and health care provider contracts and claims.

HB 2983 Author: Hull | Frank | Gates
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to medical examinations for certain children entering the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3011 Author: Hull | Frank | Swanson | Ramos
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the contents of a petition in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 3037 Author: Raymond | Frank | Hinojosa | Rose
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of referral agencies for senior living communities; providing a civil penalty.

HB 3287 Author: González, Mary | Lozano | Anderson | Frank | Hinojosa
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain co-navigation services to persons who are deaf-blind.

HB 3626 Author: Romero, Jr. | Frank | Coleman | Morales Shaw
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the licensing of marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapist associates, professional counselors, professional counselor associates, and social workers, including certain out-of-state applicants.

HB 3924 Author: Oliverson | Anderson | Middleton | Frank | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to health benefits offered by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations.

HB 3961 Author: Spiller | Frank | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to required posting of information regarding the office of the state long-term care ombudsman on certain long-term care facilities' Internet websites.

HB 4018 Author: Capriglione | Guillen | Frank | Shaheen | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to legislative oversight and funding of improvement and modernization projects for state agency information resources.

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