Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Sheryl Cole
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/18/2021

Number of Bills: 47

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (28):
HB 582 Author: Cole | Toth | VanDeaver | Howard | Lopez
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

HB 583 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB 584 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

HB 585 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of marihuana.

HB 586 Author: Cole | VanDeaver | Israel
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations.

HB 587 Author: Cole | Guerra
Last Action: 05/06/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a study on the suitability of unused and underused public facilities for joint use by state and local governmental entities and artists.

HB 818 Author: Cole | Thompson, Senfronia | Bell, Keith | Holland | Leman
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1242 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the early voting period.

HB 1243 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the days and hours during which the polls are open for early voting by personal appearance.

HB 1244 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

HB 1245 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail.

HB 1362 Author: Cole | Goodwin
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the coverage and provision of abortion under a health benefit plan and certain programs administered by this state.

HB 3131 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/11/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the information required to be included in the certificate of formation of a filing entity.

HB 3134 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/18/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide notice of a hearing on the revocation or suspension, or of the revocation or suspension, of a permit or license.

HB 3135 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties, authority to issue bonds, and authority to impose a tax of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1.

HB 3147 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to the deadline for an early voting ballot board to determine whether to accept voters' ballots.

HB 3841 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2021 10:13AM
Caption: Relating to the adjustment of the voter-approval tax rate of a taxing unit to reflect public spending necessary to correct a deficiency in the first response capacity of a fire or police department of the taxing unit.

HCR 5 Author: Cole | Rose | Turner, Chris
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the building being constructed on the east side of North Congress Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets the Barbara Jordan Building.

HR 14 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 12:51PM
Caption: Congratulating Tonya Nixon on her election as the first black female constable in Travis County.

HR 15 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 12:49PM
Caption: Congratulating Gwendolyn Davis on being appointed chief deputy constable for Travis County.

HR 22 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 12:50PM
Caption: In memory of former Austin City Council member Berl Lawrence Handcox Sr.

HR 58 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 4:51PM
Caption: Congratulating the Honorable Lora Livingston on receiving the 2021 Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League in Austin.

HR 148 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 5:11PM
Caption: In memory of former Travis County commissioner Ronald Knowlton Davis.

HR 412 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2021 6:01PM
Caption: In memory of Bertha Sadler Means of Austin.

HR 1166 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/17/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: May 17 2021 1:30PM
Caption: Congratulating Judy Moore on being named Teacher Advocate of the Year by the Texas Public Charter Schools Association.

HR 1167 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/17/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: May 17 2021 1:30PM
Caption: Congratulating Gregory Harrington on being named Parent Advocate of the Year by the Texas Public Charter Schools Association.

HR 1245 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/17/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: May 17 2021 1:30PM
Caption: Congratulating Carlyle Morris of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin on finishing in the top 100 contestants in the 2021 CyberStart America National Cyber Scholarship Competition.

HR 1246 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/17/2021 H Referred to Resolutions Calendars: May 17 2021 1:30PM
Caption: Congratulating Jeriah Yu of the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin on finishing in the top 100 contestants in the 2021 CyberStart America National Cyber Scholarship Competition.

Joint Author (19):
HB 43 Author: Dominguez | Guillen | Morales, Eddie | Cole
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain eligible medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations; changing a fee.

HB 73 Author: Hinojosa | González, Jessica | Minjarez | Cole
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.

HB 115 Author: Rodriguez | Craddick | Cole | Hinojosa | Goodwin
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals.

HB 321 Author: Howard | Thierry | Cole | Button | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 896 Author: Reynolds | Cole
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to air quality permits issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for certain oil and gas facilities.

HB 1191 Author: Goodwin | Reynolds | Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Office of Environmental Justice within the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 1374 Author: Minjarez | Guillen | Raymond | Cole
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.

HB 1389 Author: Guillen | Cole
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts allowed for the collection and payment of sales and use taxes.

HB 1474 Author: Cyrier | Gervin-Hawkins | Israel | Cole | Krause
Last Action: 05/05/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for the designation of a property as a historic landmark and the inclusion of a property in a historic district by a municipality.

HB 1494 Author: Goodwin | Cole
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the gas production tax to flared or vented gas at an increased rate; imposing a tax.

HB 1863 Author: Bucy | Kacal | Lopez | Cole
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/19/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Make-A-Wish specialty license plates.

HB 2754 Author: Allen | Cole | Collier
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to post-release housing for inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 3654 Author: Rodriguez | Cole | Thompson, Senfronia | Israel | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/21/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and law enforcement agencies regarding law enforcement officers and the use of body cameras; authorizing fees.

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

HB 3858 Author: Ordaz Perez | Cole
Last Action: 04/12/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of certain information in a language other than English.

HB 3894 Author: Hinojosa | Cole
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the creation by the Texas Workforce Commission of a program to assist with transitioning certain workers to clean energy jobs.

HB 4146 Author: King, Tracy O. | Cole | Rodriguez | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a restriction on permits authorizing direct discharges of waste or pollutants into water in certain stream segments, stream assessment units, and drainage areas.

HB 4250 Author: Minjarez | Guillen | Cole
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the investigation and punishment of certain sexual assaults, to protective orders issued on the basis of certain sexual assaults, to crime victims' compensation, and to the establishment of a state sexual assault prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department.

HR 880 Author: Anchia | Metcalf | Cole | Oliverson | Walle
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2021 4:51PM
Caption: Relating to deactivating House Rule 16, Section 13.

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