Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ernest Bailes
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/23/2024

Number of Bills: 62

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (35):
HB 529 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for appointment to the board of managers of a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 531 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the management and operation of open-enrollment charter schools, including certain contracts involving management and operation.

HB 534 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 535 Author: Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

HB 538 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of portions of the state highway system as memorial highways for veterans.

HB 539 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of distinguishing license plates for farm and ranch vehicles.

HB 590 Author: Bailes | Lambert | Kuempel | Cain | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 03/30/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the labeling and sale of Texas honey.

HB 637 Author: Bailes | Rose | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the payment of permanency care assistance after a child's 18th birthday.

HB 641 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a fishing license fee waiver for certain residents.

HB 654 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the exemption of hospitals from the diesel fuel tax.

HB 657 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to Internet posting of notice by governmental entities and representatives as an alternative to newspaper publication of notice.

HB 664 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HB 665 Author: Bailes
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 commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 2128 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the charging of exorbitant or excessive prices for natural gas during a declared disaster.

HB 2329 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to honey production operations and the harvesting and packaging of honey and honeycomb.

HB 3003 Author: Bailes | Shine | Martinez
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for the repair, remodeling, or maintenance of aircraft.

HB 3064 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the right of property owners' association members to speak at an association or board meeting.

HB 3065 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the taking of wildlife by an employee of the Parks and Wildlife Department or by a person or agent of the person on the person's property.

HB 3073 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to costs associated with and procedures for the assessment and destruction of certain deer.

HB 3409 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the treatment for ad valorem tax purposes of exotic animals raised or kept for agricultural use.

HB 3651 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to motor fuel taxes.

HB 3663 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain persons who enter school district property to display identification.

HB 4131 Author: Bailes | Morales, Eddie | Lujan
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the use of funds awarded under the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 4185 Author: Bailes | Johnson, Ann | Cook | Lopez, Ray | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to award grants for personalized treatment protocols for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 4496 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county commissioner to employ and commission a peace officer.

HB 4868 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to operating requirements for farm mutual insurance companies related to insurance in force on rural property.

HB 4874 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of a water right amendment filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding a change in purpose of use.

HB 5150 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 2090 in Montgomery County as the Lance Corporal Armando Hernandez Memorial Highway.

HB 5323 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 12; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5332 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 229; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 5351 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Management District No. 2; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HR 194 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2023 2:50PM
Caption: Recognizing February 13, 2023, as Hardin County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 195 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2023 2:53PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2023, as San Jacinto County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 196 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 2:53PM
Caption: Recognizing February 23, 2023, as Liberty County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 553 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2023 3:54PM
Caption: Commending Cyndi Patterson, Tom Patterson, Jake Droddy, Greg Smith, Jeffrey McNeel, Dakota Collier, and Jessica Garza for their outstanding efforts during a medical emergency.

Joint Author (27):
HB 73 Author: Murr | King, Tracy O. | Price | Bailes | Darby
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to limitation of certain liability of owners, lessees, and occupants of land in connection with livestock and agricultural land.

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 655 Author: Allison | Bailes
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the placement by a school district of a student who engages in habitually violent behavior.

HB 671 Author: González, Mary | Lopez, Ray | Garcia | Bailes
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a veterans suicide prevention campaign.

HB 855 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Morrison | Martinez | Bailes
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of state employees for groceries consumed while traveling on official state business.

HB 1252 Author: Shaheen | Bailes
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the audit of the financial records of certain property owners' associations.

HB 1487 Author: Gerdes | Bailes | Kitzman | Holland | Murr
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the creation of a rural county law enforcement grant program.

HB 1516 Author: Wilson | Bailes
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of unmanned aircraft by the Texas military forces.

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 1788 Author: Buckley | Burrows | González, Mary | Bailes | Kitzman
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the labeling of analogue and cell-cultured products.

HB 1846 Author: Ashby | Lopez, Janie | Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the skills test required for a commercial driver's license for certain commercial learner's permit holders.

HB 2090 Author: Manuel | Bailes | Guillen | Raymond | Cain
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an elective course on community safety, firearm safety, and mental health for certain public high school students.

HB 2138 Author: Kacal | Bailes | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the sale of charitable raffle tickets by certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations.

HB 2239 Author: Troxclair | Bailes | Burns | Thimesch | Patterson
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of the removal of an Ashe juniper tree.

HB 2308 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Rogers | Kitzman | Cain
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to nuisance actions and other actions against agricultural operations.

HB 2574 Author: Lambert | Metcalf | Shine | Darby | Bailes
Last Action: 04/27/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to requirements for notice advertising the sale of property to enforce a self-service storage facility lien.

HB 2662 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

HB 2794 Author: Lujan | Leo-Wilson | Neave Criado | Bailes | Murr
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in certain suits filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3245 Author: Manuel | Bernal | Bumgarner | Bailes
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to consideration of the location of a bidder's principal place of business in certain municipality contracts.

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 3780 Author: Allen | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Reynolds | Bailes
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to public school system accountability.

HB 3829 Author: Talarico | King, Ken | Bailes | Dutton | Bucy
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a fine arts allotment under the public school finance system.

HB 3837 Author: Geren | Bailes | Isaac
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of advanced clean energy projects.

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 4287 Author: Metcalf | Cunningham | Manuel | Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of customer-sited distributed generation facilities owned by certain non-ERCOT electric utilities.

HB 4407 Author: Bhojani | Lambert | Meza | Bailes | Longoria
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to authorization and reimbursement for certain examination fee and other required cost subsidies paid for public school teachers and students.

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.

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