Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Keith Bell
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/1/2021

Number of Bills: 49

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
HB 434 Author: Bell, Keith | King, Ken | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the curriculum requirements for public high school students.

HB 1264 Author: Bell, Keith | Cain | Harless
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the time for making required reports of deceased residents of this state to a voter registrar and to the secretary of state.

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 1321 Author: Bell, Keith | Ellzey | Harris
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 198 in Henderson County as the Deputy Sheriff Tony Ogburn and Deputy Sheriff Paul Habelt Memorial Highway.

HB 1468 Author: Bell, Keith | Huberty | Toth | González, Mary | Dutton
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to a local remote learning program operated by a public school.

HB 1476 Author: Bell, Keith | Leach | Cyrier | Romero, Jr. | Raymond
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a vendor's remedies for nonpayment of a contract with this state or a political subdivision of this state.

HB 1477 Author: Bell, Keith | Leach | Cyrier | Romero, Jr. | Raymond
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to performance and payment bonds for public work contracts on public property leased to a nongovernmental entity.

HB 1776 Author: Bell, Keith | Allison | Harris | Toth
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

HB 2120 Author: Bell, Keith | Tinderholt | VanDeaver | Buckley
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to school district hearings regarding complaints.

HB 3211 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 19 2021 2:52PM
Caption: Relating to civics instruction in public schools.

HB 3938 Author: Bell, Keith | Button | Bell, Cecil | Gates | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the industry-based certification advisory council and the transfer of certain duties to that advisory council.

HB 4027 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.

HB 4190 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to registration and annual filing requirements for governmental units establishing a self-insurance fund.

HB 4295 Author: Bell, Keith | Smith
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the authorized release and confidentiality of an autopsy report.

HB 4617 Author: Bell, Keith | Holland
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and method of electing directors of the High Point Special Utility District of Kaufman and Rockwall Counties.

HR 146 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 3:53PM
Caption: Honoring Kaufman County.

HR 151 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 5:38PM
Caption: Honoring the city of Athens, Texas.

HR 152 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 5:47PM
Caption: Honoring the Cedar Creek Lake area.

HR 153 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 6:21PM
Caption: Honoring the city of Chandler.

HR 158 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 3:41PM
Caption: In memory of former Henderson County judge Richard Sanders.

HR 159 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 18 2021 3:48PM
Caption: In memory of Joe Edmon Cox of Kaufman.

HR 231 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 11:02AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the city of Forney.

HR 232 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 10:57AM
Caption: Commemorating the 175th anniversary of Henderson County.

HR 256 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 11:15AM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library.

HR 259 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:08PM
Caption: In memory of Guinn Ferrell Godwin Sr. of Kaufman.

HR 260 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:01PM
Caption: In memory of Henderson County Constable Sherry Kay Langford.

HR 262 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:01PM
Caption: In memory of Jimmy Eugene Beavers of Kemp.

HR 285 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:16PM
Caption: In memory of Kenneth James Hayes.

HR 286 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:21PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Harold Leroy Smitson II of Henderson County.

HR 287 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2021 4:28PM
Caption: Congratulating Rick Townsend on his retirement as chief of the Forney Fire Department.

HR 288 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:20PM
Caption: In memory of Henderson County Commissioner Kenneth Carl Geeslin of Athens.

HR 293 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2021 4:29PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Henderson County HELP Center.

HR 295 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2021 4:20PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Jimmy D. Pritchard of Forney.

Joint Author (16):
HB 81 Author: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Bell, Keith | Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

HB 446 Author: Allison | Ashby | Clardy | Bell, Keith | Murr
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving the damage or destruction of a public monument.

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 692 Author: Shine | Bell, Keith | Darby | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to retainage requirements for certain public works construction projects.

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 1156 Author: Thierry | Leach | Bell, Keith | Crockett
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/09/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.

HB 1455 Author: Holland | Canales | Button | Bowers | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 66 in Rockwall County as the Commissioner David Magness Highway.

HB 1540 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burrows | Bell, Keith | Morales, Christina
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 1568 Author: Middleton | Buckley | Bell, Keith | Guillen | Krause
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the school district property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts.

HB 1726 Author: Allison | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to reporting the number of incidents of bullying and cyberbullying in a school district and open-enrollment charter school through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB 2959 Author: Shine | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to the appeal of a determination by the comptroller of public accounts of a protest of the comptroller's findings in a study of school district property values.

HB 3256 Author: Harless | Huberty | Howard | Allison | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of a full-time public school employee's home or residence address in certain government records and documents.

HB 3379 Author: Leman | Bell, Keith | Gates | Smith | Middleton
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the duty to report child abuse and neglect.

HB 3544 Author: Holland | Darby | Smithee | Bell, Keith | Spiller
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of securitization by electric cooperatives to address certain weather-related extraordinary costs and expenses.

HB 3643 Author: King, Ken | Bell, Keith | Guillen
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Commission on Virtual Education.

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.

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