Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Gary Gates
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/23/2021

Number of Bills: 60

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
HB 334 Author: Gates
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to funding for career and technology programs in public schools.

HB 571 Author: Gates | Oliverson | Bonnen | Moody | Harris
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce certain health care costs in the state employees group benefits program.

HB 806 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to nonsubmetered billing for water or wastewater service.

HB 1004 Author: Gates
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the selection of the board of directors of municipal management districts created under general law.

HB 1028 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to requiring the Employees Retirement System of Texas to establish a defined contribution plan to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.

HB 1096 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the taxation of a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility granted by a public facility corporation.

HB 1098 Author: Gates
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reports of child abuse or neglect and certain preliminary investigations of those reports.

HB 1146 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to placement on the minimum salary schedule for certain public school career or technology education teachers.

HB 1204 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures required before an individual's name is added to the central child abuse or neglect registry.

HB 1219 Author: Gates | Holland | Guillen | Canales | Paul
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Recommitted to committee: Apr 27 2021 2:25PM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution by petition of a municipal management district.

HB 1411 Author: Gates
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to funding under the transportation allotment for transportation related to career and technology education and the use of transportation allotment funds by school districts to provide prepaid fuel cards to certain students.

HB 1437 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to requiring the Employees Retirement System of Texas to establish a hybrid retirement plan to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.

HB 1438 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to requiring the Employees Retirement System of Texas to establish a cash balance retirement plan to provide retirement benefits to certain employees.

HB 1439 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain lump-sum benefits by the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1473 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for meetings held and Internet websites developed by certain special purpose districts.

HB 1527 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 8 2021 1:09PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce certain health care costs in the school employees and retirees group benefits programs.

HB 1528 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 8 2021 1:09PM
Caption: Relating to the posting of certain information regarding programs of study offered under a school district's career and technology education program.

HB 1542 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 8 2021 1:09PM
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain information on career and technology education in public schools.

HB 1547 Author: Gates
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of territory of a municipality in a county assistance district.

HB 1700 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1871 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Relating to the release and inclusion of extraterritorial jurisdiction by a municipality involving certain areas.

HB 1872 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain disease detection devices in public schools.

HB 1873 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Relating to late payment fees charged by a municipally owned water utility.

HB 1877 Author: Gates
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to county and municipal regulation of repairs to vacant residential buildings.

HB 1878 Author: Gates
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal and county permitting requirements to conduct certain repairs on residential buildings.

HB 1895 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Relating to procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services and to reports of child abuse or neglect; creating a civil cause of action.

HB 2186 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to the state's contributions to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2187 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to the service retirement eligibility and benefits of and contributions to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2200 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to certain procedures in suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2239 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to providing automatic tax relief to certain parties affected by an emergency order, proclamation, or regulation.

HB 2308 Author: Gates | Frank | Leman | Minjarez | Rose
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2554 Author: Gates | Burrows | Allen | Lucio III | Harris
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation by a school district of a vocational education program to provide eligible high school students with vocational and educational training under a plan for the issuance of a high school diploma and the application of certain student-based allotments under the public school finance system.

HB 2997 Author: Gates
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exceptions to municipal plat requirements for certain property developments.

HB 2999 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to the composition of the board of directors of the Fort Bend Subsidence District, including a director's qualifications and term.

HB 4353 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the use of sales tax revenue collected under certain contracts.

HB 4451 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the consolidation of municipal utility districts.

HB 4525 Author: Gates
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the approval of career and technology courses by the State Board of Education.

HB 4534 Author: Gates | Capriglione | Parker | Stephenson
Last Action: 05/06/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study by the Employees Retirement System of Texas of certain state retirement system reforms.

HB 4615 Author: Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 249; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4616 Author: Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 246; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HJR 56 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for periodic transfers of money from the economic stabilization fund to fully fund the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HJR 157 Author: Gates
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses that are required to close by an order, proclamation, or other instrument issued by a state or local official as a result of a disaster.

Joint Author (18):
HB 753 Author: Cain | Gates
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal solid waste management services contracts; limiting the amount of a fee.

HB 871 Author: Morrison | Gates | Guillen
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the municipal fees charged to certain air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

HB 1087 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Gates
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to acts for which a firefighter or police officer in certain municipalities may be subject to disciplinary procedures.

HB 1190 Author: Krause | Gates | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a required court finding of abuse or neglect before an individual's name is added to the central child abuse or neglect registry.

HB 1490 Author: Dean | Frank | Gates
Last Action: 05/04/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to notice of the cash price of certain health care services by certain hospitals.

HB 1548 Author: Bell, Cecil | Guillen | Gates | Toth
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

HB 1561 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Gates
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning positions in fire and police departments in certain municipalities.

HB 1885 Author: Harris | Gates
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to restrictions on municipal regulation in certain areas.

HB 1984 Author: Vasut | Gates | Cook | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the duration of a special open hunting season for game animals and certain game birds restricted to persons under 17 years old.

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 2675 Author: Guillen | Morales, Eddie | Toth | Gates
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.

HB 2983 Author: Hull | Frank | Gates
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to medical examinations for certain children entering the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3041 Author: Frank | Minjarez | Hull | Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain services by the Department of Family and Protective Services as an alternative to removing a child and certain procedures with respect to children in the managing conservatorship of the department.

HB 3286 Author: Schofield | Gates
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the overnight parking of a commercial motor vehicle near certain apartment complexes.

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 3691 Author: Frank | Minjarez | Gates
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the statewide implementation of community-based foster care by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 4355 Author: Krause | Gates | Fierro
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to providing children committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and prisoners serving a sentence in a county jail with certain documents on discharge or release; authorizing a fee.

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