Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Dennis Paul
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/24/2024

Number of Bills: 46

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (36):
HB 998 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the provision of property owners' association insurance by the FAIR Plan Association in certain areas.

HB 1040 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of entities regulated by the Texas Department of Insurance to conduct business electronically.

HB 1180 Author: Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to practices and procedures for an early voting ballot voted by mail.

HB 1306 Author: Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement for certain entities to enter into a contract for election services.

HB 1631 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to hours of service by an election watcher.

HB 1632 Author: Paul | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to standardized training for election officers.

HB 2068 Author: Paul | Leo-Wilson
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the fiduciary responsibility of governmental entities and the investment agents, plan administrators, or qualified vendors acting on behalf of those entities.

HB 2121 Author: Paul | Raymond | Murr
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the form of a rendition statement or property report used to render property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 2188 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the qualifications of statistical agents for the commissioner of insurance.

HB 2403 Author: Paul | Klick | Oliverson
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Health Insurance Mandate Advisory Review Center; authorizing a fee.

HB 2416 Author: Paul | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to creation of the gulf coast protection account to be administered by the General Land Office.

HB 2584 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to indemnification and duties of real property appraisers under certain governmental contracts.

HB 2728 Author: Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the use of electronic devices to accept voters.

HB 2758 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on state contracts with certain foreign companies or organizations; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2800 Author: Paul | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to meetings of a county election board.

HB 2920 Author: Paul | Tepper
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution, posting, or provision of information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and to the confidentiality of certain information relating to persons provided assistance in accessing postsecondary education.

HB 2921 Author: Paul
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Antarctica Service Medal specialty license plates.

HB 3333 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to eligibility for coverage by the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan in certain areas.

HB 3399 Author: Paul | Isaac
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to governmental contracts with companies that engage in certain economic boycotts.

HB 3851 Author: Paul
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to academic boycotts at institutions of higher education.

HB 3893 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to meetings of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Authority.

HB 3981 Author: Paul | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain fire marshals and related officers, inspectors, and investigators as peace officers.

HB 3993 Author: Paul | Lopez, Janie | Anderson
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of students with a nontraditional secondary education to certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 4189 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of proceeds from the issuance of general obligation bonds by political subdivisions.

HB 4392 Author: Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to election precinct boundaries and the establishment of polling places.

HB 4569 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to single event classification for eligibility under the major events reimbursement program.

HB 4993 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of a development corporation created by the Gulf Coast Authority to finance certain projects.

HB 5338 Author: Paul | Cain | Oliverson | Hull | Schofield
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Apr 4 2023 11:31AM
Caption: Relating to the Harris County Flood Control District and the transfer to it of the assets, programs, and facilities of the Harris County Toll Road Authority; providing for the appointment of the governing body.

HB 5409 Author: Paul | Thompson, Ed | Cain
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and duties of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

HJR 175 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation property used to control pollution, regardless of whether the property is used to meet or exceed rules or regulations adopted for that purpose.

HR 163 Author: Paul
Last Action: 02/08/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2023 7:36AM
Caption: Congratulating Tom S. Ramsey on his selection as the 2023 Houston Area Engineer of the Year.

HR 318 Author: Paul
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2023 3:16PM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2023, as University of Houston-Clear Lake Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1019 Author: Paul
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:31PM
Caption: In memory of Stanley James Briers.

HR 1192 Author: Paul
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 3:05PM
Caption: In memory of Thora Brigance Payne of Webster.

HR 2141 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:07PM
Caption: Congratulating Saad Nadeem on his graduation from the University of Houston.

HR 2191 Author: Paul
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:09PM
Caption: Commending Jake R. Skelton for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Dennis Paul.

Joint Author (10):
HB 1239 Author: Oliverson | Paul | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Returned to committee by Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to consideration by insurers of certain prohibited criteria for ratemaking and coverage decisions and the use of disparate impact analysis regarding certain insurance practices.

HB 1588 Author: Oliverson | Herrero | Paul
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 25 2023 7:02PM
Caption: Relating to funding of excess losses and operating expenses of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association; authorizing an assessment; authorizing a surcharge.

HB 1595 Author: Bonnen | Walle | Thompson, Ed | Paul
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the administration and investment of, and distribution and use of money from, certain constitutional and statutory funds to support general academic teaching institutions in achieving national prominence as major research universities and driving the state economy.

HB 1793 Author: Swanson | Paul
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 05/21/2023 S Vote taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the qualifications for serving as a member of the board of directors of a municipal utility district.

HB 2020 Author: Oliverson | Paul | Swanson
Last Action: 03/30/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a county elections administrator.

HB 2876 Author: Cain | Martinez | Perez | Patterson | Paul
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for industrial firefighters; authorizing a fee.

HB 3447 Author: Bonnen | Paul | Anderson | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Space Commission and the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium.

HB 3460 Author: Price | Paul | Johnson, Julie | Plesa | Harris, Caroline
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to coverage for mental health conditions and substance use disorders under certain governmental health benefit plans.

HB 3568 Author: Gates | Howard | Wilson | Paul | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing; authorizing a fee; authorizing a penalty.

HB 4833 Author: Swanson | Paul
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the taxation of a leasehold or other possessory interest in a public facility granted by a public facility corporation.

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