Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Thresa "Terry" Meza
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/1/2021

Number of Bills: 106

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (92):
HB 76 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB 95 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a policy regarding the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer at or in the direction of a moving vehicle.

HB 106 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on certain contributions by persons appointed to public office by the governor; creating a criminal offense.

HB 117 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to preferential voting in a primary election.

HB 123 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB 134 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 142 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

HB 164 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

HB 172 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.

HB 178 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

HB 185 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of failure to safely store a firearm.

HB 196 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.

HB 201 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 208 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the manufacture of firearms without a federal license; creating a criminal offense.

HB 210 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

HB 218 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.

HB 223 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses in this state.

HB 227 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to notifying state law enforcement of an attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

HB 229 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to reporting certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety.

HB 235 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition on the possession of a firearm by a person following the person's conviction of certain family violence misdemeanors.

HB 238 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of firearms or ammunition by a municipality or county.

HB 243 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to death benefits paid under the workers' compensation system.

HB 247 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations.

HB 250 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a minimum wage for school bus drivers.

HB 255 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to adjusting the minimum wage annually based on the consumer price index.

HB 257 Author: Meza | Wu
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of economically disadvantaged person for the purposes of determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business.

HB 263 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 265 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Corrections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on dyslexia and illiteracy among inmates.

HB 268 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of certain techniques when using force to make an arrest or search.

HB 272 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to a study of no-knock entries performed by law enforcement agencies in this state.

HB 274 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

HB 412 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with physical or mental disabilities.

HB 507 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/21/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the confinement of inmates by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in facilities operated by private vendors.

HB 536 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of information concerning the release on bond of persons charged with committing a violent offense.

HB 562 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to law enforcement policies regarding de-escalation and proportionate response.

HB 563 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to law enforcement policies requiring a peace officer to intervene when another peace officer uses excessive force or commits an offense.

HB 588 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education.

HB 603 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting this state from recognizing a license to carry a handgun issued by another state.

HB 1019 Author: Meza | Morales, Christina | Lopez | Guillen
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1036 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to limits on certain political contributions; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1075 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway 356 in Irving as a historic highway.

HB 1076 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board concerning the long-term effects of regulating tuition rates and amounts charged by public institutions of higher education.

HB 1287 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the taking of a blood specimen on arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 2511 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

HB 2512 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/09/2021 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the county regulation of certain BYOB establishments; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2513 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to procedures for notice and the adoption of state agency emergency rules that restrict access to residents of long-term care facilities.

HB 2514 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to a task force to study access to legal services for persons with disabilities.

HB 2516 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for conversion therapy.

HB 2517 Author: Meza | Coleman | White | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention in municipal jails.

HB 2518 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Redistricting: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of an incarcerated person in the population data used for redistricting according to the person's last residence before incarceration.

HB 2541 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the inspection, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of powered medical equipment.

HB 2638 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to periods of customer curtailment for multifamily properties during rolling blackouts.

HB 2751 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/05/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of administrative segregation by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2752 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/05/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study on the impact of the use of administrative segregation on inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2753 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to coverage for conversion therapy by a health benefit plan offered by a public employer.

HB 2872 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to certain products made by inmates of a correctional facility.

HB 3191 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting or limiting certain charges during a public health disaster in connection with delivery services provided by retailers participating in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 3192 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of glyphosate herbicides on the grounds of a public or private school or institution of higher education.

HB 3194 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the presence of a spiritual leader during the execution of a person.

HB 3195 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to assist persons with an intellectual, developmental, or cognitive disability.

HB 3196 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the provision of conversion therapy to an individual by health care providers and certain entities.

HB 3197 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the repair or replacement of certain damaged historical markers by the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3198 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of digital electronic equipment.

HB 3199 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities and counties.

HB 3201 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the appointment of volunteer deputy voter registrars.

HB 3202 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on art organizations in this state.

HB 3346 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an indicator of achievement for evaluating the performance of public elementary, middle school, and junior high campuses and districts under the public school accountability system.

HB 3393 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for custodial officer service in the Employees Retirement System of Texas of juvenile justice officers employed by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

HB 3396 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to provision of behavioral health services under Medicaid using audio-only technology and to reimbursement for those services.

HB 4053 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons diagnosed with certain mental health disorders for whom federal matching money is available.

HB 4054 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the community development grocery store grant program and to the use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund for the program.

HB 4055 Author: Meza | Johnson, Ann | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/11/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to reporting and investigating certain cases of child abuse or neglect involving a pregnant woman's use of a controlled substance.

HB 4056 Author: Meza | Howard | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

HB 4058 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a study on the provision of applied behavior analysis services to children with autism under Medicaid and other public benefits programs.

HB 4059 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a tenant's right to terminate a residential lease following certain outages of essential utilities.

HB 4060 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a historic site.

HB 4061 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a coordination of disability services pilot program.

HB 4062 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to collect a records management and preservation fee.

HB 4063 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of electronics-enabled heavy equipment.

HB 4064 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to policies and procedures for addressing bullying and harassment in public schools.

HB 4405 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to imposing a tax on certain electric generators and gas producers.

HB 4421 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to an early childhood literacy plan for students enrolled in a dual language program in a public school.

HCR 54 Author: Meza
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Approving the SNAP settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

HJR 12 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring elections on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution to be held in November of even-numbered years.

HJR 147 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the health and safety of public school students and staff.

HR 207 Author: Meza | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 10:44AM
Caption: In memory of James Nolen Swafford of Grand Prairie.

HR 208 Author: Meza | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 10:48AM
Caption: In memory of Judy Swafford of Grand Prairie.

HR 299 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:19PM
Caption: In memory of former Texas state representative John Robert Wright Jr.

HR 407 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2021 8:41AM
Caption: Commending the women of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard who have helped protect the Texas Capitol in 2020 and 2021.

HR 1082 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2021 4:55PM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Nepal's ambassador to the United States, on the occasion of his visit to Irving.

HR 1146 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/25/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2021 6:18PM
Caption: Honoring Ana Marie Silbas for her service as a Fellow of the Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program and as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Terry Meza.

HR 1996 Author: Meza
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 12:10PM
Caption: Congratulating Deputy Chief Larry D. Simmons on his retirement from the Grand Prairie Police Department.

Joint Author (14):
HB 80 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Collier | Meza
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the discharge by certain defendants of fines and costs through community service.

HB 206 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 558 Author: White | Meza
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the taking of a blood specimen on arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 701 Author: Walle | Meza | Morales, Eddie | Ortega
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 705 Author: Moody | Meza
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of recovery community organization peer-to-peer services under Medicaid.

HB 941 Author: Raymond | Meza
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a work group to study uniform quality measures under a value-based program for long-term services and supports.

HB 1231 Author: Moody | Oliverson | Jetton | Hull | Meza
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as optional holidays.

HB 1302 Author: Guillen | Meza | Button | Shaheen
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to measures to support and acknowledge public school student achievement, including continuing education requirements for a classroom teacher to include project-based learning and the consideration of certain student achievement indicators under the public school accountability system.

HB 1608 Author: Rosenthal | Meza | Guerra | González, Jessica
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to the categorization, collection, and publication of certain demographic and other information pertaining to certain public benefits programs.

HB 2127 Author: Turner, Chris | Meza | González, Jessica | Cason | Davis
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities and zones.

HB 2595 Author: Price | Smith | Allison | Meza | Rose
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a parity complaint portal and educational materials and parity law training regarding benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders to be made available through the portal and otherwise; designating October as mental health condition and substance use disorder parity awareness month.

HB 2914 Author: Turner, Chris | Meza | González, Jessica
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the fee for emergency medical services in certain municipalities.

HB 2955 Author: Klick | Hinojosa | Meza | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of certain urban teaching hospitals for the provision of inpatient hospital care under Medicaid.

HB 3888 Author: Morales Shaw | Meza
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the resignation of a public school teacher employed under a term contract.

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