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

Number of Bills: 44

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (27):
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 422 Author: VanDeaver | Burns | Cain | Leo-Wilson
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to remotely conducting detention hearings in juvenile cases.

HB 425 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.

HB 427 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Energy Resources: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to information required to be provided to the public about planned excavations.

HB 430 Author: VanDeaver
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the criteria and qualifications for distributions under the rural volunteer fire department assistance program.

HB 433 Author: VanDeaver
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the definition of a commercial fleet.

HB 806 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the placement of rumble strips on highway shoulders.

HB 977 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Texas Commission on Assessment and Accountability.

HB 1066 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to a psychological assessment of homicidal risk of a public school student following the student's expulsion or placement in a disciplinary alternative education program for certain conduct.

HB 1067 Author: VanDeaver
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the detachment and annexation of school district territory by petition.

HB 1237 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the salary reclassification of certain positions with the Texas Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal's Office.

HB 1238 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the school health and related services program, including parental consent for program services, the establishment of a school health and related services program advisory council, and the publication of the School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook portion of the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual.

HB 2456 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the employment of honorably retired peace officers as school district security personnel and the applicability to those officers of certain law governing private security.

HB 2558 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of the TexAmericas Center to provide services to and make investments in certain business enterprises and to create certain business organizations for purposes of the center.

HB 2710 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to school district purchasing of and contracting for goods and services.

HB 2725 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to truancy; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2808 Author: VanDeaver | Harless | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the finality of public school accountability determinations.

HB 3009 Author: VanDeaver
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the health care providers authorized to examine a person to determine whether the person is incapacitated for purposes of certain guardianship proceedings.

HB 3560 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to a membership interest in a limited liability company subject to a charging order.

HB 3561 Author: VanDeaver | Bailes
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain contributions for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

HB 3564 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 3638 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the break-in service period for certain retirees preventing the loss of benefits and the state making payments for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

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 4376 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to self-settled asset protection trusts.

HJR 147 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to the appraised value of the property when it was first qualified as a residence homestead, plus the value of subsequent improvements.

HR 81 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 7:32PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Texas Rural Education Association.

HR 292 Author: VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2023 1:54PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2023, as Northeast Texas Regional Alliance Day at the State Capitol.

Joint Author (17):
HB 83 Author: Zwiener | Allen | Talarico | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing the use of a writing portfolio assessment to assess writing performance for public school students.

HB 96 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Gamez | Lopez, Janie | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Border Security
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 100 Author: King, Ken | VanDeaver | Dutton | Howard | Buckley
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to public education and public school finance, including the rights, certification, and compensation of public school educators, contributions by a public school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and an education savings account program for certain children.

HB 166 Author: González, Mary | VanDeaver | Harris, Caroline | Gamez | Moody
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to policies and procedures regarding certain public school students with disabilities.

HB 185 Author: González, Mary | Moody | VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of chronically absent students as students at risk of dropping out of school and the collection and reporting of data regarding those students.

HB 195 Author: González, Mary | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 04/25/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to provisions and plans by public schools to ensure the safety of individuals with disabilities or impairments during a mandatory school drill or a disaster or emergency situation.

HB 579 Author: Burns | Thompson, Ed | González, Mary | VanDeaver | Bernal
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for the alternative assessment or exemption from assessment of certain public school students who receive special education services and alternative accountability plans for certain campuses serving students who receive special education services.

HB 584 Author: Capriglione | VanDeaver | Howard | Button
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the development of a state information technology credential offered by public junior colleges or public technical institutes to address shortages in the state information resources workforce.

HB 1361 Author: Morales Shaw | Raney | Talarico | Johnson, Julie | VanDeaver
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of liaison officers to assist certain students at public institutions of higher education who are parents.

HB 1416 Author: Bell, Keith | Dutton | Buckley | VanDeaver | King, Ken
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to accelerated instruction provided to public school students who fail to achieve satisfactory performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1590 Author: Burns | González, Mary | VanDeaver | Collier
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

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 2647 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Talarico | Bhojani | Buckley | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to allowing the board of trustees of certain school districts to create a nonvoting student trustee position on the board.

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 4076 Author: Bhojani | VanDeaver | Rogers | Morrison | Martinez
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the salary step credit for a certified career and technology education teacher.

HB 4402 Author: Bell, Keith | Buckley | VanDeaver | Landgraf | Talarico
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain assessment instruments, the accountability rating system for assessing campus and district performance, public school career and technology education programs, and an extracurricular and cocurricular allotment under the Foundation School Program.

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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