Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Trent Ashby
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/12/2024

Number of Bills: 69

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (34):
HB 9 Author: Ashby | Hunter | Hernandez | Bonnen | Longoria
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.

HB 1519 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the making and acceptance of political contributions during a special legislative session; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1553 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the definition of amusement ride for purposes of amusement ride regulation.

HB 1591 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a license to carry a handgun to certain retired county court judges.

HB 1718 Author: Ashby | Button | Shine | Clardy
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to rural development funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds; authorizing fees.

HB 1772 Author: Ashby | VanDeaver | Bailes | Harris, Cody | Hefner
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the documentation required for the purchase of certain timber products; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1846 Author: Ashby | Lopez, Janie | Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the skills test required for a commercial driver's license for certain commercial learner's permit holders.

HB 1971 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the procedures for acting on a permit or permit amendment application by a groundwater conservation district and the disqualification of board members of groundwater conservation districts.

HB 2158 Author: Ashby | Rogers
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for firefighters enrolled in certain courses at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2308 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Rogers | Kitzman | Cain
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to nuisance actions and other actions against agricultural operations.

HB 2662 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

HB 2719 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the powers of the Texas Historical Commission over historic sites in this state.

HB 2737 Author: Ashby | Thierry | Raymond
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a credit or refund for diesel fuel taxes paid on diesel fuel used in this state by auxiliary power units or power take-off equipment.

HB 2859 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain broadband grants made for the purposes of broadband deployment in this state.

HB 3105 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to establishment of the temporary prescribed burn manager self-insurance pool; authorizing a fee.

HB 3127 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/21/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study of school district property values conducted by the comptroller of public accounts.

HB 3309 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance by the Railroad Commission of Texas of a permit for certain commercial surface disposal facilities.

HB 3456 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain health care provider participation programs in this state.

HB 4018 Author: Ashby | Johnson, Ann | Garcia
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the use of Parks and Wildlife Department land for carbon sequestration or similar ecosystem services projects.

HB 4609 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas A&M Forest Service of the potential effects of wildfires in this state.

HB 5178 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the applicability of that tax in certain counties.

HB 5239 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to costs associated with the destruction of certain deer.

HCR 35 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 03/27/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2023, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HJR 125 Author: Ashby
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

HR 160 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/08/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2023 7:36AM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2023, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 412 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 8:43PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Texas Rural Broadband Day at the State Capitol.

HR 585 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 21 2023 1:59PM
Caption: Recognizing the Texas Forestry Association on the occasion of its seedling giveaway.

HR 674 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 29 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Recognizing March 29, 2023, as 4-H Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1418 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 9 2023 1:22PM
Caption: Congratulating the Texas Poultry Federation and Affiliates on its 100th anniversary.

HR 1734 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 15 2023 7:00PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1238.

HR 2402 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 5:15PM
Caption: Congratulating the 2023 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

HR 2403 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 5:47PM
Caption: Congratulating the 2024 Texas Commission on the Arts honorees.

HR 2466 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2023 8:55PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 9.

HR 2471 Author: Ashby
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2023 9:26PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.J.R. No. 125.

Joint Author (35):
HB 53 Author: Thompson, Ed | Shine | Ashby
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the exemption from registration fees of certain vehicles used by nonprofit disaster relief organizations.

HB 535 Author: Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

HB 626 Author: Spiller | Sherman, Sr. | Dean | Ashby | Guillen
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the salaries of sheriffs and to state assistance payments to offset the cost of sheriff's salaries in certain counties.

HB 692 Author: Rogers | Slawson | King, Ken | Ashby | Dean
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authorization for certain land applications and disposal of dairy waste.

HB 1794 Author: Schaefer | Hefner | Howard | Ashby | Clardy
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to funding for The University of Texas at Tyler's school of pharmacy.

HB 2291 Author: Slawson | Holland | Ashby
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by certain retired judges and justices.

HB 2466 Author: Button | Capriglione | González, Mary | Ashby | Johnson, Ann
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas technology and innovation program.

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 2771 Author: Smithee | King, Tracy O. | Ashby | Anderson | Dean
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies.

HB 2840 Author: Rogers | Ashby | Guillen | Gates | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to increasing the expenditure requirement for the career and technology education allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 3046 Author: Kacal | Ashby
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the omission of a deceased candidate from the ballot in certain elections.

HB 3241 Author: Guillen | Kacal | Ashby | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain assets used for agricultural production and to the authority of a county commissioners court to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation by each taxing unit that taxes the property of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of certain water conservation systems.

HB 3278 Author: Price | Rogers | Gamez | Kacal | Ashby
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the joint planning of desired future conditions in groundwater management areas.

HB 3573 Author: Lambert | Ashby
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to modernizing the regulation of money services businesses.

HB 3574 Author: Lambert | Ashby
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the regulation of state banks.

HB 3575 Author: Lambert | Ashby
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the hearings officer of the Texas Department of Banking.

HB 3576 Author: Lambert | Ashby
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the regulation of state trust companies.

HB 3765 Author: Bucy | Harris, Cody | Garcia | Frank | Ashby
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a supply of luggage by the Department of Family and Protective Services for the transport of the personal belongings of a foster child.

HB 3835 Author: Lopez, Janie | Ashby | Flores | Holland | Troxclair
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3896 Author: Metcalf | VanDeaver | Harris, Cody | Landgraf | Ashby
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the duties of the commissioner of education.

HB 4051 Author: Goldman | Ashby | Hunter | Morrison | Collier
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the criteria for media production development zone recognition.

HB 4169 Author: Price | Noble | Ashby
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing prevocational or similar services under certain Medicaid waiver programs.

HB 4246 Author: Orr | Rogers | Slawson | Patterson | Ashby
Sponsor: LaMantia
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to delivery of certain unclaimed money for scholarships for rural students, rural economic development, and energy efficiency assistance.

HB 4287 Author: Metcalf | Cunningham | Manuel | Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

HB 4419 Author: Goldman | Ashby | Hunter | Morrison | Collier
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the promotion of film and television production in this state, including the eligibility of film or television productions for funding under the major events reimbursement program, the creation of a film events trust fund and a film production tax rebate trust fund, the establishment of virtual film production institutes, and the designation of media production development zones.

HB 4487 Author: Smith | Ashby | Murr | Landgraf
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to student loan repayment assistance for prosecutors and certain criminal lawyers practicing in rural counties.

HB 4539 Author: Goldman | Ashby | Hunter | Morrison | Collier
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to qualifications for participation in the moving image industry incentive program.

HB 4757 Author: Orr | Ashby | Harris, Cody | Bonnen | Burrows
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulatory authority over certain water bodies.

HB 5093 Author: Cain | Ashby | Holland | Harris, Cody | Meza
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment of the committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

HJR 47 Author: Harris, Cody | Raymond | Guillen | Ashby | Clardy
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation tangible personal property consisting of animal feed held by the owner of the property for sale at retail.

HJR 126 Author: Burns | Burrows | González, Mary | Ashby | Bernal
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/08/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.

HJR 141 Author: Guillen | Kacal | Ashby | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define certain terms for purposes of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products in the hands of a producer and to authorize the commissioners court of a county to exempt from ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision that taxes the property the portion of the assessed value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of a rainwater harvesting or graywater system.

HR 1602 Author: Kacal | Ashby
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Congratulating Keith Smith on his retirement as superintendent of Madisonville CISD.

HR 1679 Author: Kacal | Ashby | Raney | Harless
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:50PM
Caption: In memory of Fred Arthur Henson of Madisonville.

HR 2439 Author: Bryant | Rogers | Lambert | Ashby | Slawson
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2023 7:23PM
Caption: In memory of former U.S. Congressman Charlie Stenholm of Granbury.

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