Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Rhetta Andrews Bowers
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/21/2024

Number of Bills: 46

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (22):
HB 567 Author: Bowers | Rose | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 568 Author: Bowers | Howard | Lalani | Goodwin | Meza
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to education and training for peace officers on interacting with persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

HB 569 Author: Bowers | Neave Criado | Jones, Venton | Button
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to activities the tolerance of which may constitute maintenance of a common nuisance.

HB 572 Author: Bowers | Jones, Venton | Button
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the confiscation of packaged, unopened fireworks by a municipality that regulates fireworks.

HB 874 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to an exemption to the cancellation of a water right for nonuse.

HB 2042 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of fentanyl, alpha-methylfentanyl, or any other derivative of fentanyl.

HB 2043 Author: Bowers | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to a criminal justice system pretrial and sentencing database established by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.

HB 2044 Author: Bowers | Allen | Rose | Garcia | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to depression screenings for certain women in county jail or in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2045 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from court reporter transcript fees for a county that provides and maintains court reporting equipment.

HB 4764 Author: Bowers | Neave Criado
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 5083 Author: Bowers | Allen
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of the allotment for students with dyslexia or related disorders under the Foundation School Program.

HB 5086 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to an application for a charter for an open-enrollment charter school and to the expansion of a request for the revision of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 5087 Author: Bowers | Allen
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion, including abortion complication reporting and the repeal of certain laws prohibiting abortion.

HB 5264 Author: Bowers | Allen | Garcia
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the adoption and use of certain performance indicators to measure and evaluate career school or college programs.

HR 80 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:15AM
Caption: In memory of OC Jackson III.

HR 241 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 02/22/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2023 1:07PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2023, as Dallas Regional Chamber Day at the State Capitol.

HR 242 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2023 2:08PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2023, as Texas Girls in STEM Day.

HR 972 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2023, as Mesquite Day at the State Capitol.

HR 973 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 4:12PM
Caption: In memory of Roger Nealy.

HR 1311 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2023 4:06PM
Caption: Recognizing May 3, 2023, as Unmarked Cemetery Day.

HR 1524 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 6:37PM
Caption: In memory of Dallas firefighter David Leos.

HR 2094 Author: Bowers
Last Action: 05/27/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2023 5:22PM
Caption: Commending the staff members of State Representative Rhetta Andrews Bowers for their service during the 88th Legislative Session.

Joint Author (24):
HB 352 Author: González, Jessica | Smith | Moody | Leach | Bowers
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.

HB 853 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Holland | Bowers | Goodwin
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to designating August as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.

HB 975 Author: Neave Criado | Bell, Keith | Bowers
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of Interstate Highway 635 in Mesquite as the Officer Richard Houston II Memorial Highway.

HB 1161 Author: Meyer | Leach | Bowers | Lujan
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of home address information for victims of child abduction and to the administration of the address confidentiality program by the office of the attorney general.

HB 1847 Author: Howard | Thierry | Bowers
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to an exception to certain reporting requirements for health care providers reviewing information on maternal mortality and morbidity for the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee.

HB 2126 Author: Goodwin | Bowers | Allen | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to information reported through the Public Education Information Management System and to parents regarding disciplinary measures or restraint used by a public school.

HB 2280 Author: Anchía | Bowers
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 2481 Author: Garcia | Allison | Morales Shaw | Bowers | Price
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a counseling and crisis management program for relative or other designated caregivers and children in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2696 Author: Howard | Cook | Leach | Bowers | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

HB 2899 Author: Plesa | Frazier | Johnson, Ann | Manuel | Bowers
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the impoundment of a vehicle used in the commission of the offense of racing on a highway or in the commission of certain criminal conduct involving a reckless driving exhibition.

HB 3183 Author: Schatzline | Moody | Cook | Leach | Bowers
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the use of in-custody informant testimony in a criminal trial.

HB 3266 Author: Frazier | Plesa | Bowers | Harless
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain devices intended to modify handguns.

HB 3833 Author: Lopez, Janie | Bowers | Flores | Lozano | Cunningham
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the duties of a public school counselor.

HB 4061 Author: Schatzline | Cook | Leach | Plesa | Bowers
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a registered sex offender in certain circumstances from going within a certain distance of the residence of the victim of the offense for which the offender is subject to registration.

HB 4216 Author: Morales, Christina | Darby | Leach | Bowers
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain notifications related to the rights of crime victims.

HB 4486 Author: Bhojani | Bowers | Dorazio | Lujan | Collier
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to design and use of a model criminal citation.

HB 4789 Author: Anchía | Bowers
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the use of school buses and electricity by public schools.

HB 4875 Author: Flores | Bowers
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a law enforcement agency policy regarding drug and alcohol testing of peace officers involved in certain injuries or deaths.

HB 5007 Author: Plesa | Bhojani | Bowers | Herrero
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to automatic expunction of arrest records and files for certain persons who are tried for an offense and subsequently acquitted.

HB 5159 Author: Bhojani | Moody | Bowers | Canales | Leach
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to an argument before the jury after a subsequent jury charge in a criminal case.

HR 152 Author: Neave Criado | Button | Ramos | Bowers
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 1:59PM
Caption: Congratulating Bryan Bradford on his retirement as the city manager of Garland.

HR 244 Author: Jones, Venton | Bowers | Bryant
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 7:35PM
Caption: Congratulating St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church in Dallas on its 90th anniversary.

HR 870 Author: Lalani | Shaheen | Bowers | Lopez, Ray | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 6 2023 1:56PM
Caption: Recognizing April 5, 2023, as Alzheimer's Association State Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1091 Author: Rose | Bowers
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2023 3:22PM
Caption: Recognizing April 17, 2023, as Red and White Day at the State Capitol and commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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