Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Scott Sanford
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 87

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (66):
HB 569 Author: Sanford | Rose | Thierry | White | Crockett
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.

HB 781 Author: Sanford | Noble | Patterson | Guillen | Shaheen
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public junior college school marshal.

HB 1171 Author: Sanford | Middleton
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem to represent an unborn child during a court proceeding authorizing a pregnant minor to consent to an abortion.

HB 1239 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Raymond | Slawson | Noble
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prohibited suspension of laws protecting religious freedom and prohibited closure of places of worship.

HB 1849 Author: Sanford | Swanson | Krause
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the modification of an order establishing the conservatorship or possession of or access to a child after a conservator's death.

HB 1852 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of "closing" for purposes of certain private activity bonds.

HB 1853 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the qualified allocation plan and manual adopted for the allocation of low income housing tax credits.

HB 1897 Author: Sanford | King, Phil | Holland
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to disclosure requirements for agreements consenting to municipal annexation.

HB 2002 Author: Sanford | King, Phil | Patterson
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against certain first responders based on mental illness.

HB 2003 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to including fetal development instruction as part of the health curriculum used in public schools in certain grade levels.

HB 2092 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 04/21/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to a requirement that candidates for municipal elective office declare a party affiliation.

HB 2169 Author: Sanford | Guillen | Cain
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

HB 2324 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to a designated essential caregiver for residents of certain long-term care facilities during public health emergencies.

HB 2374 Author: Sanford | Hull | Noble | Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to efficiency audits of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2535 Author: Sanford | Burrows | Guillen | Bailes | Spiller
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real property that includes certain improvements used for the noncommercial production of food for personal consumption.

HB 2567 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of trustees of a school district to enter into a contract or agreement with a public or private entity for the use of facilities for district events.

HB 2587 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Smithee
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the censorship of users' expressions by an interactive computer service.

HB 2623 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 04/12/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to suits for tax refunds.

HB 2960 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to the relationship between managed care plans and optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists.

HB 3255 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to capital stock requirements and rate filings for certain insurance companies.

HB 3259 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty.

HB 3528 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the grade levels at which students may enroll in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 3573 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of "data processing service" for purposes of sales and use taxes.

HB 3899 Author: Sanford | Oliverson
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to rating plan consequences for automobile insurance for traffic violation charges or convictions.

HB 3936 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the governing body and corporate officers of the independent organization certified to manage the ERCOT power region.

HB 3937 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the legislature's goals for renewable electric generating capacity.

HB 3969 Author: Sanford | Smithee | Frullo
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to consideration by an insurer of certain insurers' filed rates and factors in setting the insurer's rates.

HB 4142 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the adoption and repeal of an additional ad valorem road tax for the maintenance of county roads.

HB 4148 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of certain land.

HB 4153 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the filing of an annual audit report by a title insurance company, title insurance agent, or direct operation.

HB 4168 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rights of a parent with a child in a child-care facility.

HB 4169 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an employee database for child-care facilities and registered family homes.

HB 4191 Author: Sanford | Krause
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the renewal, expiration, and suspension of driver's licenses; increasing a fee.

HB 4229 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of competitive sealed proposals for certain construction projects.

HB 4404 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the marketing and sale of accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage by financial institutions.

HB 4410 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the consideration of the criminal history of an applicant for an apartment lease.

HB 4439 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to complaint information and disciplinary procedures of the Texas Medical Board.

HB 4441 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the use and disclosure of certain genetic material and genetic information; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4589 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the LC Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Collin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 4590 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the creation of the TRR 243 Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds and impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4591 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Blue Meadow Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Collin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4626 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Mesquoakee Ranch Municipal Utility District of Collin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4627 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain municipal utility districts; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4665 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Raintree Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Collin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 103 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Designating Celina as the official Halloween Capital of North Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.

HCR 116 Author: Sanford
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 4627.

HJR 110 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a right for residents of certain long-term care facilities to designate an essential caregiver who is provided meaningful access to the resident during public health emergencies.

HJR 149 Author: Sanford | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
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.

HJR 150 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to review and terminate an order issued by the governor during a state of disaster or emergency declared by the governor.

HJR 151 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to convene into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature following certain disaster or emergency declarations.

HR 981 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2021 5:30PM
Caption: In memory of Jamie Rutherford Munal of San Juan.

HR 1052 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2021 9:28AM
Caption: In memory of Linda Fincher Nevil of Anna.

HR 1085 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2021 4:57PM
Caption: In memory of John Edward Gay, former mayor of McKinney.

HR 1175 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/26/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2021 8:36AM
Caption: Congratulating Collin College on its receipt of a 2020-2021 Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.

HR 1176 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/26/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2021 8:36AM
Caption: In memory of Carroll Homer Maxwell Jr. of McKinney.

HR 1177 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 05/26/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2021 8:37AM
Caption: In memory of Frederick William "Rick" Herzberger, chief building official for the City of McKinney.

HR 1651 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:39PM
Caption: Congratulating the McKinney High School girls' lacrosse team on winning the 2021 TGHSLL Division 2 state championship.

HR 1653 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:39PM
Caption: In memory of Cynthia Kincannon Merritt of Allen.

HR 1654 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:39PM
Caption: In memory of Kevork "George" Harutiun Nazarian of McKinney.

HR 1655 Author: Sanford | Noble
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:38PM
Caption: In memory of Terry Paul Busker of Lavon.

HR 1656 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:38PM
Caption: In memory of Ray Pace of McKinney.

HR 1657 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:38PM
Caption: In memory of James Kemp of McKinney.

HR 1658 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 1:06PM
Caption: In memory of Doris Pierce Harbor of McKinney.

HR 1659 Author: Sanford
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 12:45PM
Caption: In memory of Timothy James Schroeder of McKinney.

HR 1706 Author: Sanford | Noble | Leach | Shaheen | Holland
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 3:09PM
Caption: In memory of Collin County Constable-Elect Mike Vance.

HR 1768 Author: Sanford | Noble
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 3:11PM
Caption: In memory of Collin County Detention Officer Joseph Francis Quillen Jr.

Joint Author (21):
HB 77 Author: Toth | Collier | Sanford | Vasut | Moody
Last Action: 05/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the death penalty for a defendant whose conviction is based solely on certain evidence.

HB 162 Author: Thierry | Leach | Moody | Shaheen | Sanford
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on prosecuting or referring to juvenile court certain persons for certain conduct constituting the offense of prostitution, to the provision of services to those persons, and to the prosecution of related criminal offenses.

HB 211 Author: Thierry | Burrows | Noble | Sanford
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarette vapor products; imposing taxes.

HB 573 Author: Oliverson | Sanford | Jetton
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries; authorizing a fee; providing a civil penalty.

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 1137 Author: Cain | Sanford | Canales | White | Vasut
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to limiting the assessment of certain fees and taxes during a declared state of disaster.

HB 1291 Author: Bell, Keith | Oliverson | Cain | Noble | Sanford
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to notice of the right to object to participation in an abortion procedure for health care personnel of a hospital or health care facility.

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 1724 Author: Paul | Sanford
Last Action: 04/15/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to service as an election watcher.

HB 1793 Author: Johnson, Julie | Sanford
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibiting oral releases for automobile insurance claims.

HB 1938 Author: Jetton | Sherman, Sr. | Sanford
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a grant program for law enforcement agencies to defray the cost of data storage for recordings created with body worn cameras.

HB 2023 Author: Button | Stephenson | Sanford | Frullo
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the criminal history record information requirement for applicants for renewal of a license issued by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

HB 2315 Author: Turner, John | Rose | Meyer | Minjarez | Sanford
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the forfeiture of contraband relating to the criminal offense of racing on a highway.

HB 2600 Author: Paul | Oliverson | Middleton | Hull | Sanford
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to fiscal impact statements for legislation imposing mandates on health benefit plan issuers.

HB 2662 Author: Krause | Spiller | Slawson | Sanford
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the elimination of certain regulations waived during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

HB 2668 Author: Price | Sanford | Vo | Allison | Israel
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain reductions in a health benefit plan enrollee's out-of-pocket expenses for certain prescription drugs on enrollee cost-sharing requirements.

HB 3493 Author: Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Sanford | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prevention and early intervention services by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3610 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Sanford | Middleton
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to certain public schools and certain requirements of a charter school that receives certain tax exemptions.

HB 4554 Author: Cain | Krause | Anderson | Sanford | Shaheen
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the designation of Dr Pepper as the state soft drink.

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 457 Author: Holland | Patterson | Shaheen | Sanford | Noble
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 7 2021 4:44PM
Caption: Congratulating World War II veteran Burnie Sutter of Frisco on his 100th birthday.

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