Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. James B. Frank
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/24/2024

Number of Bills: 55

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (29):
HB 633 Author: Frank | Harless
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the method of payment for certain health care provided by a hospital.

HB 635 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/28/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to notifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect of the person's rights in connection with an investigation conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 699 Author: Frank | Cain
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to determining the student enrollment of a public school that allows non-enrolled students to participate in University Interscholastic League activities for purposes of assigning a University Interscholastic League classification.

HB 711 Author: Frank | Harless | Bonnen | Talarico
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain contract provisions and conduct affecting health care provider networks.

HB 717 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to fire escape exemptions for certain courthouses.

HB 730 Author: Frank | Wu | Noble | Garcia
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to policies and procedures regarding certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations by the Department of Family and Protective Services, and parental child safety placements.

HB 1068 Author: Frank
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the construction of a meteorological tower near a federally owned or operated radar installation or military installation; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1340 Author: Frank | Jetton | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain military veterans as health care providers to practice in underserved areas.

HB 1393 Author: Frank | Capriglione
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an optional service retirement annuity that provides an increasing annuity under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1483 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the adoption and voidability of certain rules proposed by a state agency.

HB 1517 Author: Frank | Rose | Noble | Garcia
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an independent assessment of the Health and Human Services Commission's rules, minimum standards, and contract requirements that apply to certain residential child-care providers.

HB 1692 Author: Frank | Klick
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to facility fees charged by certain health care providers; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 2414 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to certain practices of a health maintenance organization or insurer to encourage the use of certain physicians and health care providers.

HB 2513 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 82 in Wichita County as the Eddie Hill Highway.

HB 3317 Author: Frank | Rose | Price | Shaheen | Garcia
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to programs established and operated by federally qualified health centers to provide primary care access to certain employees.

HB 3363 Author: Frank | Murr | Herrero | Sherman, Sr. | Rogers
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the confinement or detention of certain individuals in a county jail or other facility operated by or for the county and to the compensation to the county for the costs of that confinement or detention.

HB 3413 Author: Frank
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to limitations on use of certain pharmacy benefit managers.

HB 4049 Author: Frank | Noble | Cook | Hull | Rose
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and the transfer to the commission of certain powers and duties from the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4154 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Mental Health Care Enterprise Fund and the granting of license reciprocity to certain mental health professionals.

HB 4339 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Education Savings Account Program to allow certain disadvantaged children and their siblings to use public money to pursue educational alternatives to public schools and an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made for purposes of that program.

HB 4340 Author: Frank
Last Action: 04/11/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Education Savings Account Program to allow certain children to use public money to pursue educational alternatives to public schools and an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made for purposes of that program.

HB 4462 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to transferring data analysis and certain reporting functions from the Department of Family and Protective Services to the Texas Tech University System.

HB 4928 Author: Frank
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of certain health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 5030 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of neglect of a child and suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which the Department of Family and Protective Services central is appointed joint managing conservator with the parent.

HB 5261 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to public education, including parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials and the establishment of an education savings account program.

HB 5267 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Education Savings Account Program to allow certain children to use public money to pursue educational alternatives to public schools and an insurance premium tax credit for contributions made for purposes of that program.

HJR 58 Author: Frank
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the fundamental right of parents to raise their children.

HR 346 Author: Frank
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 8:50PM
Caption: Commemorating the centennial of Midwestern State University.

HR 426 Author: Frank
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2023 2:33PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2023, as CASA Day at the State Capitol.

Joint Author (26):
HB 25 Author: Talarico | Frank | Burrows | Rose | Klick
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 81 Author: Harrison | Klick | Frank | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

HB 139 Author: Klick | Frank | Oliverson | Anchía | Metcalf
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the provision of notice of certain proposed rules by state agencies.

HB 140 Author: González, Mary | Frank | Lozano | Noble | Harris, Caroline
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain co-navigation services to individuals who are deaf-blind.

HB 446 Author: Craddick | Rose | Leach | Frank | Davis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the terminology used in statute to refer to intellectual disability and certain references to abolished health and human services agencies.

HB 465 Author: Thierry | Rose | Swanson | Frank | Hull
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to provide Medicaid coverage of doula services.

HB 916 Author: Ordaz | Slawson | Frank | Rose | Howard
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

HB 968 Author: Gates | Rose | Frank | Capriglione | González, Mary
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1001 Author: Capriglione | Harless | Frank | Goldman
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of state-mandated health benefits for the purposes of consumer choice of benefits plans.

HB 1167 Author: Romero, Jr. | Frank
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the licensing of marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapist associates, professional counselors, professional counselor associates, and social workers, including certain out-of-state applicants.

HB 1443 Author: Slawson | Buckley | Rogers | Frank
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain wind-powered devices near certain aviation facilities and the receipt of certain ad valorem tax incentives for property on which such devices are constructed or installed; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 1575 Author: Hull | Harless | Slawson | Rose | Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to improving health outcomes for pregnant women under Medicaid and certain other public benefits programs.

HB 1973 Author: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2969 Author: Cook | Frank | Noble | Capriglione | Slawson
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a maximum age or age differential for prospective adoptive parents.

HB 3162 Author: Klick | Bonnen | Raymond | Frank | Oliverson
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders, and health care treatment decisions made by or on behalf of certain patients, including a review of directives and decisions.

HB 3414 Author: Oliverson | Walle | Bonnen | Harless | Frank
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the statewide all payor claims database.

HB 3708 Author: Buckley | Cain | Frank
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to creating an allotment under the Foundation School Program for school districts that allow non-enrolled students to participate in University Interscholastic League activities.

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 3991 Author: Isaac | Flores | Frank | Buckley | Dutton
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Texas Fruit and Vegetable Day in public schools.

HB 4077 Author: Noble | Button | Frank | Capriglione | Cook
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the procedure for qualifying for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an elderly person.

HB 4233 Author: Zwiener | Frank | Garcia
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to training regarding runaway prevention for certain individuals who provide care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4453 Author: Bhojani | Allen | Frank | González, Mary
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the college, career, or military readiness outcomes bonus under the Foundation School Program.

HB 4809 Author: Capriglione | Frank | Stucky | Thierry
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the strong families credit against certain taxes for entities that contribute to certain organizations.

HB 4972 Author: Garcia | Frank | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner | Dorazio
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study on mental health services provided to veterans through the Texas Veterans Commission.

HB 4990 Author: Bonnen | Frank | Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Pharmaceutical Initiative and a governing board and advisory council for the initiative.

HJR 45 Author: Shaheen | Frank | Oliverson | Thierry | Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Failed of adoption
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients.

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