Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Brad Buckley
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/23/2024

Number of Bills: 96

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (54):
HB 824 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to change the date of the general election for officers.

HB 1322 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to coordination of vision and eye care benefits under certain health benefit plans and vision benefit plans.

HB 1434 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the staggering of terms of aldermen of the governing body of a Type A general-law municipality.

HB 1596 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 1605 Author: Buckley | Dutton | Bonnen | King, Ken | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and the extension of additional state aid to school districts for the provision of certain instructional materials; authorizing a fee.

HB 1696 Author: Buckley | Oliverson | Cook | Gerdes | Noble
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the relationship between managed care plans and optometrists and therapeutic optometrists.

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 1789 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the application of nepotism prohibitions to a person appointed or employed by a school district as a bus driver.

HB 1955 Author: Buckley | Garcia
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to establishing residency for purposes of admission into public schools.

HB 2040 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to an indicator of achievement for military readiness under the public school accountability system.

HB 2238 Author: Buckley | Patterson | Lalani
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of dog and cat breeders; expanding the applicability of an occupational license.

HB 2557 Author: Buckley | Raney | Plesa | Burns
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Licensed Professional Counselors Compact; authorizing fees.

HB 2892 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain public school students who are children of certain military servicemembers.

HB 2951 Author: Buckley | Rogers | Stucky | González, Mary | Garcia
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a service dog pilot program for certain veterans.

HB 3457 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the chair of the governing board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

HB 3458 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the composition and leadership of the governing board of the Texas School for the Deaf.

HB 3459 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the chairperson of the board of directors of the Texas School Safety Center.

HB 3708 Author: Buckley | Cain | Frank
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to creating an allotment under the Foundation School Program for school districts that allow non-enrolled students to participate in University Interscholastic League activities.

HB 3716 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authorization of certain adult high school charter school programs.

HB 3917 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to dismissal of a complaint alleging a parent contributing to nonattendance on the parent's fulfillment of certain terms.

HB 4033 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to discipline management and access to telehealth mental health services in public schools.

HB 4229 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to an entity's election to participate in or discontinue participation in the uniform group coverage program for active school employees.

HB 4603 Author: Buckley | Landgraf
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to parental rights in public education.

HB 4944 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to public school cybersecurity controls, student data privacy protection, and requirements and technical assistance and cybersecurity risk assessments for public schools provided by the Department of Information Resources.

HB 5006 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the certification requirements for a public school counselor.

HB 5367 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Solana Ranch Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 5408 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Knob Creek Municipal Utility District of Bell County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 121 Author: Buckley
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 1605.

HR 229 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:45AM
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Richard Grimes Castle of Salado.

HR 230 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:45AM
Caption: In memory of George Stidworthy Fox Jr. of Killeen.

HR 259 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 02/21/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2023 5:05PM
Caption: Honoring the members of the Association of Texas Professional Educators on the occasion of their visit to the State Capitol.

HR 320 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 8:50PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Communities In Schools Day at the State Capitol.

HR 321 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 12:34PM
Caption: In memory of Garrett Blake Ingram of College Station.

HR 322 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 12:45PM
Caption: In memory of Clarence Ray Pennington of Salado.

HR 342 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 9:50PM
Caption: Commending Tony Dungy for his myriad contributions to the game of football and to his fellow citizens.

HR 529 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2023 10:03AM
Caption: In memory of Kenneth Lee Haedge of Killeen.

HR 530 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 03/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2023 9:51AM
Caption: In memory of Roy Chester Johnson of Killeen.

HR 684 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/05/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2023 5:03PM
Caption: Recognizing Texas fine arts educators for their contributions.

HR 1062 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 13 2023 1:56PM
Caption: Honoring native Texan and legendary country music artist Tanya Tucker.

HR 1136 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:57PM
Caption: In memory of Paul Williams of Little River-Academy.

HR 1137 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:57PM
Caption: Congratulating Don Sutton on his receipt of the 2023 Golden Deeds Award from the Exchange Club of Killeen.

HR 1138 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:57PM
Caption: Congratulating the boys' basketball team from Ellison High School in Killeen on advancing to the 2023 UIL 5A state championship game.

HR 1139 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:58PM
Caption: Congratulating U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Carlo Davis on his retirement from the Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division.

HR 1140 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:58PM
Caption: Commemorating the seventh anniversary of Barrow Brewing Company in Salado.

HR 1141 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 2:58PM
Caption: In memory of Lou Ellen Truesdale of Killeen.

HR 1467 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 2:38PM
Caption: Congratulating Abdul Subhani on the renaming of the Subhani Department of Computer Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

HR 1468 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 4:35PM
Caption: Congratulating Judge Rick Morris on his receipt of a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Killeen Independent School District Alumni Association.

HR 1469 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 4:35PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Sheryse Desiree Mobley on her receipt of a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Killeen Independent School District Alumni Association.

HR 1470 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 2:04PM
Caption: Congratulating Sarah Cockerham Lynch on being named a 2023 Distinguished Alumni by the Killeen Independent School District Alumni Association.

HR 1471 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 2:04PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt on her receipt of a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Killeen Independent School District Alumni Association.

HR 1557 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 20 2023 4:16PM
Caption: Commending Deborah W. Seigman for her exemplary career in education.

HR 1558 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 20 2023 4:16PM
Caption: In memory of U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James Edward Seigman.

HR 1698 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 8:25PM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Century 21 Bill Bartlett in Salado.

HR 1785 Author: Buckley
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:13AM
Caption: Recognizing May 20-26, 2023, as National Safe Boating Week.

Joint Author (42):
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 11 Author: Dutton | King, Ken | Harless | Buckley | Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rights and certification of public school educators, including financial and other assistance and waivers provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators, methods of instruction provided in public schools, and certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 13 Author: King, Ken | Burrows | King, Tracy O. | González, Mary | Buckley
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to training, preparedness, and funding for school safety and emergencies in public schools.

HB 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas.

HB 90 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Cook | Raymond | Shine
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to benefits for certain members of the Texas military forces and survivors of members of the Texas military forces.

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 158 Author: Noble | Buckley | Slawson | Cook | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 213 Author: Moody | Leach | Thompson, Senfronia | Buckley | Cook
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility and the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

HB 249 Author: Rogers | Lozano | Darby | Harris, Cody | Buckley
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a school security volunteer program in certain counties.

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 669 Author: Thierry | Buckley | King, Tracy O. | Collier
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.

HB 681 Author: Bell, Keith | King, Ken | Buckley | Shaheen | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

HB 890 Author: Bell, Keith | Buckley | Harris, Cody | Hefner | Dutton
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 24 2023 4:18PM
Caption: Relating to parental rights and public school responsibilities regarding instructional materials.

HB 900 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Burrows | Shaheen | Longoria
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the regulation of library materials sold to or included in public school libraries.

HB 1002 Author: Price | Buckley | Hinojosa | Allison | King, Ken
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.

HB 1149 Author: Swanson | Hefner | Buckley | Patterson | Slawson
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to parental consent for certain activities engaged in by a school district employee or contractor with respect to the parent's child.

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 1443 Author: Slawson | Buckley | Rogers | Frank
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the operation of certain wind-powered devices near certain aviation facilities and the receipt of certain ad valorem tax incentives for property on which such devices are constructed or installed; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 1683 Author: Walle | Bonnen | Buckley | Garcia
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact; authorizing fees.

HB 1804 Author: Leo-Wilson | Hefner | Buckley | Slawson | Oliverson
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

HB 1926 Author: Hull | Bonnen | Buckley | Jetton | Dutton
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the expiration date and funding of the supplemental special education services program.

HB 1959 Author: Noble | Buckley | Harris, Cody | Dutton | Cook
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain public school students who are children of peace officers.

HB 2003 Author: Slawson | Bucy | Buckley | Patterson | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the delivery and direct shipment of certain alcoholic beverages to ultimate consumers; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2162 Author: Dutton | Jetton | Buckley
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to reading instruction, assessment instruments, and interventions provided to public school students.

HB 2273 Author: Oliverson | Harris, Cody | Buckley | Garcia | Plesa
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to including an understanding of certain political ideologies in the foundation curriculum in public schools.

HB 2334 Author: Burns | Button | Shine | Buckley
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the plumbing licensing law for certain work performed on certain private property.

HB 2620 Author: Geren | Herrero | Toth | Darby | Buckley
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the confinement in a county jail of a person pending a transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to compensation to a county for certain costs of confinement.

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 3049 Author: Anderson | Oliverson | Rogers | Stucky | Buckley
Last Action: 04/26/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the dismissal of a baseless or unfounded complaint filed with the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

HB 3315 Author: Bell, Keith | Buckley | Harris, Cody | Hefner | Dutton
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a school district's grievance procedure regarding complaints concerning violation of parental rights.

HB 3448 Author: Noble | Buckley | Burns | Cook | Shaheen
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.

HB 3549 Author: Anchía | Price | Buckley | Cook | Frazier
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

HB 3614 Author: Hefner | Buckley | Burrows | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

HB 3642 Author: Talarico | Buckley | Allison | Thompson, Senfronia | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the permissible uses of the school safety allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 3707 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Rogers
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the permitting of renewable energy generation facilities by the Public Utility Commission of Texas; authorizing fees.

HB 3715 Author: Hull | Buckley
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to access to all prescribed medications by residents in certain long-term care facilities.

HB 3771 Author: Johnson, Julie | Button | Buckley | Rose | Morrison
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the employer child-care contribution partnership program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 3991 Author: Isaac | Flores | Frank | Buckley | Dutton
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to Texas Fruit and Vegetable Day in public schools.

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.

HB 5067 Author: Bhojani | Ortega | Buckley
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study by the General Land Office on the establishment and implementation by the General Land Office of a distributed ledger-based title registry pilot program.

HCR 90 Author: Kuempel | Buckley
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Designating April 6 as Texas High School Coaches Day for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

HJR 135 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas and establishing the Mental Health and Brain Institute Research Fund for the purposes of scientific research of all forms of mental health and human brain disease and disorders.

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