Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. John Kuempel
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/2/2024

Number of Bills: 48

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
HB 1363 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the real estate inspection recovery fund.

HB 2153 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the amendment of restrictive covenants applicable to certain subdivisions.

HB 2304 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Nixon Hospital District of Gonzales and Wilson Counties, Texas, to borrow money.

HB 2352 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from a hotel and convention center project and to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to the project.

HB 2353 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.

HB 2415 Author: Kuempel | Goldman | Longoria | Cole | DeAyala
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the view of the State Capitol.

HB 2427 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to regulation of appraisers and the duties of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board.

HB 2470 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against certain first responders based on mental illness.

HB 2804 Author: Kuempel | Lambert | Geren
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to use of the name, image, or likeness of a student athlete participating in an intercollegiate athletic program at an institution of higher education.

HB 2843 Author: Kuempel | Rose | Davis | Lozano
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the authorization, licensing, and regulation of casino gaming and sports wagering in this state, to the creation, powers, and duties of the Texas Gaming Commission, to the support of the horse racing industry and reform of horse racing and greyhound racing, and to other provisions related to gambling; imposing and authorizing administrative and civil penalties; imposing taxes; imposing and authorizing fees; requiring occupational licenses; creating criminal offenses.

HB 3015 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exclusive contracts for municipal solid waste management services.

HB 3110 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the removal of human remains interred in a discovered unknown or abandoned cemetery.

HB 3416 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain first responders for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder under the workers' compensation system.

HB 3666 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain permitting decisions made by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 4086 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the identification and mapping of aggregate production operations by The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.

HB 4087 Author: Kuempel | Leo-Wilson
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the use of certain on-site sewage disposal systems.

HB 4100 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of wagering through telephone, the Internet, or other approved electronic means on horse races and greyhound races under the pari-mutuel system of wagering; requiring a license to operate account wagering; requiring a fee.

HB 4363 Author: Kuempel | Lalani | Bucy | Plesa
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Future Texas Teachers Scholarship Program for certain students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4434 Author: Kuempel | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and the Texas First Scholarship Program.

HB 4437 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain records containing applicant or student information that are held by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 4997 Author: Kuempel | Isaac
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a campus of the Texas State Technical College System located in Comal County and Guadalupe County.

HB 5303 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Springs Hill Special Utility District; authorizing a fee; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 5327 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Guadalupe County Municipal Utility District No. 8; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5346 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the appointment of magistrates in Guadalupe County.

HCR 77 Author: Kuempel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating November as Texas Wildlife and Conservation Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2023.

HCR 90 Author: Kuempel | Buckley
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Designating April 6 as Texas High School Coaches Day for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

HJR 137 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that real property not held for profit that is used exclusively for human burial is not subject to seizure or sale for delinquent ad valorem taxes.

HR 21 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 9 2023 4:56PM
Caption: In memory of John W. Fainter Jr.

HR 424 Author: Kuempel | Hinojosa | Longoria
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 8:20PM
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas at Austin volleyball team on winning the 2022 NCAA Division I national championship.

HR 443 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 8:34PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Rare Disease Day.

HR 1443 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 15 2023 11:06AM
Caption: Commending Eric Craven for his service with Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

HR 2411 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/29/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2023 3:29PM
Caption: In memory of Robert Irwin "Bob" Kelly, former House parliamentarian and director of the Texas Legislative Council.

HR 2464 Author: Kuempel
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 2:08PM
Caption: Congratulating Michelle Fratto on her retirement from the Arlington Independent School District.

Joint Author (15):
HB 8 Author: VanDeaver | Kuempel | Buckley | Bonnen | Longoria
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

HB 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas.

HB 165 Author: Johnson, Ann | Bonnen | Kuempel | Landgraf | Ordaz
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for an aggravated assault occurring as part of a mass shooting; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 590 Author: Bailes | Lambert | Kuempel | Cain | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 03/30/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the labeling and sale of Texas honey.

HB 1024 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel | Hernandez | Darby | Allen
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the value of a residential dwelling offered or awarded as a prize at a charitable raffle.

HB 1604 Author: González, Mary | Kuempel | Howard | Burns | Lalani
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regarding enrollment and success in higher education for students with disabilities.

HB 1613 Author: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Kuempel | Ordaz | Slawson
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 2639 Author: Clardy | Kuempel | Ashby | Cook | Isaac
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of a new university in Nacogdoches, Texas, within The University of Texas System and the allocation of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education; abolishing Stephen F. Austin State University.

HB 3140 Author: King, Ken | Kuempel
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for the Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

HB 4375 Author: VanDeaver | Kuempel
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator in public schools.

HB 4571 Author: Bucy | Talarico | Kuempel | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to measures to address student hunger at postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 4578 Author: Longoria | Cole | Kuempel | Goldman
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions.

HJR 97 Author: Geren | Kuempel | Rose
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth, provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety programs, and reform and support the horse racing industry by authorizing casino gaming at destination resorts, creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing sports wagering, requiring a license to conduct casino gaming, and requiring the imposition of a gaming and sports wagering tax and license application fees.

HJR 135 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas and establishing the Mental Health and Brain Institute Research Fund for the purposes of scientific research of all forms of mental health and human brain disease and disorders.

HJR 201 Author: Wilson | Kuempel | Manuel | VanDeaver | DeAyala
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the technical institution infrastructure fund and the available workforce education fund to support the capital needs of career and technical education programs offered by the Texas State Technical College System, the Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College-Orange, and Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

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