Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Joe Deshotel
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/8/2021

Number of Bills: 38

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (30):
HB 17 Author: Deshotel | Paddie | Reynolds | Perez | Harris
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/06/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.

HB 455 Author: Deshotel | Cain | Rose | Crockett
Last Action: 04/15/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to inquiries about and the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.

HB 477 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of casino gaming in certain state coastal areas to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses and certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties.

HB 1282 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the regulation of utility services and infrastructure based on the energy source to be used or delivered.

HB 1313 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the recording of the examination and testimony of a witness before a grand jury.

HB 1348 Author: Deshotel | Cain | Middleton | Dutton | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/06/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1502 Author: Deshotel | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the extension of the expiration of certain parts of the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 1782 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to alternative base periods for the computation of unemployment compensation benefits.

HB 2722 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption: Relating to special purpose territory of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.

HB 2730 Author: Deshotel | Burns | Geren | King, Ken | Canales
Last Action: 05/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority and the regulation of easement or right-of-way agents.

HB 2776 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to municipal release of extraterritorial jurisdiction and disannexation involving certain areas.

HB 2934 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
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 3145 Author: Deshotel | Guillen | Thierry
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for dental services provided to certain adults with disabilities.

HB 3439 Author: Deshotel | Guillen
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.

HB 3472 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the investment and use of excess residential mortgage loan originator recovery fund fees; changing a fee.

HB 3490 Author: Deshotel | Guillen | Thierry
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an owner of residential rental property on which a tenant has defaulted on the obligation to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic to pay the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property in installments.

HB 3519 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to release of an area from a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by petition or election.

HB 3550 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain information regarding an application for or the award of disaster recovery funds under the public information law.

HB 3624 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain distributed electricity resources.

HB 3696 Author: Deshotel | Cole
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to distributed renewable generation resources.

HB 4120 Author: Deshotel | Guillen
Last Action: 05/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the efficient use and generation of electricity by public schools.

HB 4460 Author: Deshotel | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to certain requirements regarding the creation of qualifying jobs for the purpose of eligibility for a limitation on appraised value of property for ad valorem tax purposes under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 4463 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to certain complaints against and training for peace officers.

HB 4464 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a warrant authorizing the use of a no-knock entry by a peace officer.

HB 4468 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to certain grounds for revocation of a peace officer license.

HB 4569 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption: Relating to adding a special purpose territory to the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas.

HB 4577 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Chambers County Improvement District No. 1 to issue bonds and impose certain taxes or assessments.

HB 4607 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption: Relating to special purpose territory of the Orange County Navigation and Port District of Orange County, Texas.

HJR 26 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the operation of casino gaming in certain state coastal areas to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in those areas and to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct casino gaming by executing a gaming compact with this state; providing for occupational licensing; authorizing fees; limiting certain taxes and fees.

HJR 139 Author: Deshotel
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment adding a Railroad Commissioner.

Joint Author (8):
HB 1082 Author: King, Phil | Hernandez | Harless | Deshotel | Shaheen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Signed in the House
Caption: Relating to the availability of personal information of an elected public officer.

HB 1501 Author: Dean | Deshotel | Bowers | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Reported engrossed: May 7 2021 7:22PM
Caption: Relating to certain regulations adopted by a governmental entity restricting the use of a natural gas or propane appliance or other system or component.

HB 2208 Author: Lopez | Deshotel
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for or recipient of disaster recovery assistance.

HB 2221 Author: Canales | Hunter | King, Phil | Deshotel | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to mobile source emissions reductions and transportation electrification; authorizing a surcharge.

HB 2237 Author: Burrows | Deshotel | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Passed to engrossment as amended
Caption: Relating to mechanic's, contractor's, or materialman's liens.

HB 3308 Author: Lucio III | Huberty | Dutton | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the formation of special districts for the purpose of storm mitigation and resiliency, energy, water, and indoor air utilizing private funding sources; providing thereto the ability of specific entities to use conduit financing; and establishing specific consumer protection provisions for residential property owners related to the program.

HB 4071 Author: Shaheen | Lucio III | Deshotel | Raymond | Hunter
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirements for the purchase of endpoint devices by a state agency.

HB 4101 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Lopez | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Deshotel
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a governmental entity to limit bidding on certain public contracts to bidders that are small businesses.

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