Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cecil Bell
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/19/2024

Number of Bills: 72

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (62):
HB 335 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 351 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/08/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the provision of workers' compensation insurance and group accident and health insurance together in a packaged plan.

HB 356 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

HB 366 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 370 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to County Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of outdoor lighting in certain counties.

HB 375 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the release and inclusion of extraterritorial jurisdiction by a municipality involving certain areas.

HB 379 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation and deposit of certain surplus state revenue to the property tax relief fund for use in reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes.

HB 384 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Sovereignty Act.

HB 387 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas State Guard uniform and insignia fund.

HB 2499 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating June 28 as Special Forces Day.

HB 2500 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

HB 2689 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/26/2023 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a certain plumbing code by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.

HB 2724 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a public institution of higher education from partnering with certain private entities for the construction of a student housing facility.

HB 2754 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for retired peace officers.

HB 3849 Author: Bell, Cecil | Toth | Bailes
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain retired firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical services providers to purchase continued health benefits coverage.

HB 4010 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the assessment on the gross receipts of electricity for certain providers of retail electric service.

HB 4324 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the purchase of service credit in the Employees Retirement System of Texas by members of the Texas military forces.

HB 4325 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land taken by condemnation for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 4327 Author: Bell, Cecil | Stucky
Last Action: 04/26/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the renewal of a license to carry a handgun.

HB 4328 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to rates established by municipalities for water or sewer service for certain entities.

HB 4996 Author: Bell, Cecil | Anchía | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a statewide cyber insurance program.

HB 5094 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of the financial responsibility verification program.

HB 5128 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to certain excess unappropriated money in and reimbursement of appropriated money from the Texas Racing Commission fund.

HB 5131 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the randomized audits of elections in certain counties.

HB 5132 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of financial assistance to survivors of certain members of the Texas military forces.

HB 5133 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that an appraisal review board rely on an appraisal of residential real property prepared by an appraiser and submitted to the board by the property owner to determine a protest regarding the value of the property.

HB 5134 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.

HB 5138 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

HB 5213 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Media Production Fund.

HB 5217 Author: Bell, Cecil | Metcalf | Schofield | Bell, Keith | Tepper
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to release of an area from and limitations on the expansion of a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

HB 5222 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to consent to the creation of certain political subdivisions.

HB 5241 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the expenses and methods of financing the operations of certain state licensing or regulatory agencies and related agencies.

HB 5306 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 225; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5321 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/21/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of the East Montgomery County Improvement District 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 5344 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain retired firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical services providers to purchase continued health benefits coverage; the creation of certain special purpose districts and the name, powers, and duties of the 3 B&J Municipal Utility District; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5345 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 237; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5389 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties 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 5391 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 218; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5394 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, territory, and governance of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District.

HCR 112 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sergeant Major Jerry L. Bell.

HCR 124 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Filed
Caption: Directing the Texas Department of Public Safety to consider opening a Driver License Mega Center in Magnolia.

HJR 18 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HJR 196 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.

HR 614 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2023 12:06PM
Caption: Honoring Command Sergeant Major Jose Lopez of the Texas State Guard for his military service.

HR 878 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 14 2023 3:49PM
Caption: Congratulating Sergeant Major Timothy C. Cummings on his retirement from the Texas State Guard.

HR 938 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 4 2023 1:56PM
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2023, as Texas State Guard Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1087 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 4:04PM
Caption: Commending principal Carrie J. Quinn for her 10 years of service to Nichols Sawmill Elementary School in Magnolia ISD.

HR 1117 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:55PM
Caption: In memory of Steven Markland Sykes.

HR 1341 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2023 5:27PM
Caption: In memory of Gordon Keith Rohrbacker Jr. of Eustace.

HR 2309 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Filed
Caption: Commending the staff of State Representative Cecil Bell Jr. for their service.

HR 2337 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2023 5:46PM
Caption: Congratulating actor, artist, and advocate Buck Taylor on his 85th birthday.

HR 2370 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:14PM
Caption: Honoring the life of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Paul Peter Mendes of The Woodlands.

HR 2379 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/29/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2023 4:01PM
Caption: Commending the staff of State Representative Cecil Bell Jr. for their service.

HR 2409 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 5:37PM
Caption: Congratulating engineering students from Porter High School on winning the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.

HR 2425 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 5:48PM
Caption: Honoring Magnolia ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2426 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 6:05PM
Caption: Honoring New Caney ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2427 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 6:13PM
Caption: Honoring Conroe ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2428 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 6:04PM
Caption: Honoring Montgomery ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2429 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 6:13PM
Caption: Honoring Tomball ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2430 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 6:00PM
Caption: Honoring the Splendora Independent School District for its service to area youth.

HR 2441 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 5:47PM
Caption: Honoring Humble ISD for its service to area youth.

HR 2470 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2023 9:22PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 5344.

Joint Author (10):
HB 376 Author: Rogers | Bell, Keith | Bailes | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a landowner's bill of rights statement in connection with the acquisition of real property through eminent domain.

HB 679 Author: Bell, Keith | Bell, Cecil | Thompson, Ed | Lambert | Romero, Jr.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of workers' compensation insurance experience modifier values in soliciting and awarding public construction contracts.

HB 866 Author: Oliverson | Bell, Cecil | Swanson
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to approval of certain land development applications by a municipality or county.

HB 2518 Author: Bell, Keith | Raymond | Guillen | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to required lease terms for public property leased to a nongovernmental entity; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3165 Author: Holland | Rose | González, Mary | Bell, Cecil | Zwiener
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment, administration, and use of the Texas land and water conservation fund.

HB 3770 Author: Bucy | Cook | Capriglione | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the verification of health care practitioner continuing education compliance and the establishment of continuing education tracking systems by health care practitioner licensing entities.

HB 4115 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to eligibility for membership on and the regulation of horse racing by the Texas Racing Commission and a prohibition on the conduct of greyhound or other dog racing as live events in this state; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

HJR 138 Author: Holland | Rose | González, Mary | Bell, Cecil | Zwiener
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas land and water conservation fund to assist in preserving critical natural resources in this state.

HR 88 Author: Metcalf | Bell, Cecil | Toth | Bailes
Last Action: 02/14/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 14 2023 7:17PM
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2023, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2138 Author: Toth | Metcalf | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 24 2023 12:48PM
Caption: Commending Joe Haliti of Conroe for his contributions to the community.

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