Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Matt Schaefer
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/4/2023

Number of Bills: 41

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (28):
HB 20 Author: Schaefer | Harrison | Lozano | Leo-Wilson | Troxclair
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Returned to committee: May 9 2023 10:52PM
Caption: Relating to measures to ensure the safety and welfare of the border region of this state, including protection from ongoing criminal activity and public health threats and the establishment of the Border Protection Unit; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 69 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

HB 107 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the penalty for a violation of an emergency management plan.

HB 119 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to judicial review of certain orders issued to address a declared state of disaster, declared public health disaster, or ordered public health emergency or to prevent the spread of a communicable disease.

HB 154 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to governmental authority to require a person to wear a face mask or covering or other personal protective equipment during a disaster.

HB 175 Author: Schaefer | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files for certain defendants placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for the unlawful carrying of a handgun.

HB 192 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the possession of a weapon in certain locations of a government court.

HB 1030 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to reducing school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes through the use of certain surplus state revenue.

HB 1391 Author: Schaefer | Bell, Keith | Goldman
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the requirements to obtain a residential wireman license.

HB 1408 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to changing the elements of the offense of possession or promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child and to the prosecution and punishment of that offense and the severability of certain related penal laws.

HB 1412 Author: Schaefer | Spiller | Anderson
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 1730 Author: Schaefer | Cook
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of indecent exposure; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 1859 Author: Schaefer | Bell, Keith | Goldman
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the regulation of air conditioning and refrigeration contracting, including eligibility for an air conditioning and refrigeration technician registration or certification.

HB 2041 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to notice to consumers when a financial institution generates or collects prohibited firearm or ammunition purchase information.

HB 2236 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the Texas Department of Transportation from participating in or using state money for certain electric vehicle infrastructure programs or plans.

HB 2712 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the effect of the amendment of certain documents incorporated by reference into the laws or policy of this state on related state agency rules.

HB 2722 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a public school policy regarding multi-occupancy bathrooms or changing facilities.

HB 2752 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Insurance to adopt rules that implement or are based on certain environmental, social, and governance models, ratings, or standards.

HB 2837 Author: Schaefer | Capriglione | Noble
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a person or entity from surveilling, reporting, or tracking the purchase of firearms, ammunition, and accessories through the use of certain merchant category codes; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 4070 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement that private primary and secondary schools post certain signs regarding human trafficking.

HB 4969 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a parent-directed supplemental services and instructional materials program for public school students; establishing an allotment under the Foundation School Program; authorizing a fee.

HJR 106 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment recognizing the right of a person to travel in a vehicle using human decision-making to operate the vehicle.

HR 456 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2023 2:23PM
Caption: Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Tyler Junior College Apache Band and Apache Belles.

HR 551 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Honoring actor and native Texan Dennis Quaid for his achievements.

HR 799 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 6 2023 9:52AM
Caption: Honoring Breckenridge Village of Tyler on the occasion of its 25th anniversary on April 4, 2023.

HR 971 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 4:12PM
Caption: Congratulating Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes on leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the 2023 Super Bowl championship.

HR 1718 Author: Schaefer
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 9:27AM
Caption: In memory of John Sims of Tyler.

Joint Author (13):
HB 230 Author: González, Mary | Schaefer | Canales
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to intelligence databases for combinations and criminal street gangs.

HB 264 Author: Toth | Cortez | Wilson | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to requirements for the physical presence of a borrower for signing certain documents related to a home equity loan.

HB 1894 Author: Cain | Schaefer | Canales | Guillen | Bumgarner
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2120 Author: Bell, Keith | Gates | Shaheen | Schaefer
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the practice of barbering and cosmetology at an establishment at a public secondary school.

HB 3297 Author: Harris, Cody | Harless | Goldman | Schaefer | Cain
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

HB 3419 Author: Cain | Toth | Hefner | Manuel | Schaefer
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the transportation of horse meat.

HB 3570 Author: Schatzline | Thierry | Schaefer | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to restricting access to sexual material harmful to minors on an Internet website.

HB 4390 Author: Button | Burrows | Schaefer | Canales | Dutton
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Grant Program.

HB 4827 Author: Leo-Wilson | Schaefer | Guillen | Canales | Frazier
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or educational institutions.

HB 4880 Author: Tepper | Cain | Schaefer
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the accreditation of public institutions of higher education; providing a private cause of action.

HB 5000 Author: Kitzman | Schaefer | Rogers
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of certain child-care facilities; providing penalties.

HJR 20 Author: Toth | Cortez | Wilson | Garcia | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for exceptions to the requirement that a home equity loan be closed only at the office of the lender, an attorney at law, or a title company.

HR 35 Author: Holland | Burrows | Moody | Schaefer | Tepper
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 9 2023 5:21PM
Caption: In memory of legendary college football coach Mike Leach.

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