Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Keith Bell
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/24/2024

Number of Bills: 73

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (41):
HB 678 Author: Bell, Keith | Cain | Spiller | DeAyala
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Elections: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the appointment by the attorney general of a special prosecutor to prosecute certain election offenses that are committed in an adjacent county.

HB 679 Author: Bell, Keith | Bell, Cecil | Thompson, Ed | Lambert | Romero, Jr.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to limitations on the use of workers' compensation insurance experience modifier values in soliciting and awarding public construction contracts.

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 868 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2023 11:49AM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

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 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 1505 Author: Bell, Keith | Holland | Goldman | Canales | Clardy
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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 2518 Author: Bell, Keith | Raymond | Guillen | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to required lease terms for public property leased to a nongovernmental entity; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3180 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of the sale of personal data by state agencies.

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 3485 Author: Bell, Keith | Leach | Patterson | Cook
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a contractor's or subcontractor's right to elect not to proceed with additional work under a contract.

HB 3881 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to board of directors meeting locations of certain rural area water districts.

HB 4215 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the maximum size of a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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 4497 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Kaufman County.

HB 4536 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the renewal and review of certain air quality permits.

HB 4537 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to air quality permits for aggregate production operations and concrete batch plants.

HB 5162 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing the Anatomical Board of the State of Texas.

HJR 57 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HR 51 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 11:55AM
Caption: Commending Kaufman police officer Adam Wall on his receipt of a Meritorious Service Award.

HR 52 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:01PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Jerry King on his retirement as president of Trinity Valley Community College.

HR 53 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:14PM
Caption: Congratulating Ja'Naria Jackson of Terrell High School on winning two gold medals at the 2022 UIL Track & Field State Meet.

HR 54 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Bridgett Wilson of Terrell High School on becoming the youngest credentialed member of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

HR 72 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Julie Moore on being honored as the 2022 Joe B. Fulgham Agriculturalist of the Year in Henderson County.

HR 73 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Sergeant Brittney Lee and Corporal Joshua Ames of the Athens Police Department for saving the life of a citizen.

HR 74 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:12PM
Caption: Congratulating Amy McAfee of Crandall Middle School on her selection to attend a summer institute at Harvard University.

HR 75 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Kaufman County on being named a Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful.

HR 96 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 12:58PM
Caption: Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Clover Club of Kaufman.

HR 97 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 1:05PM
Caption: Congratulating Ray Dunlap on being named the 2023 chair of the board of directors for the Texas Economic Development Council.

HR 98 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:44AM
Caption: In memory of Jack Humphrey Holland of Brownsboro.

HR 99 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:45AM
Caption: In memory of Brenda Samples of Terrell.

HR 100 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:17AM
Caption: In memory of Raymond Mel Maxfield.

HR 212 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 02/14/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 14 2023 7:18PM
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2023, as Cedar Creek Lake Day at the State Capitol.

HR 345 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 8:57PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Athens Day at the State Capitol.

HR 550 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 15 2023 8:57PM
Caption: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum as a freestanding institution.

HR 809 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 6 2023 11:01AM
Caption: In memory of Richard Camp "Dick" Murphy of Kaufman.

HR 810 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 6 2023 11:02AM
Caption: Commemorating the sesquicentennial of the City of Terrell.

HR 1265 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 8 2023 9:09AM
Caption: Commending Ray Raymond for his many years of service on the Trinity Valley Community College Board of Trustees.

HR 2046 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:49PM
Caption: In memory of Michael Don Warren of Flower Mound.

HR 2194 Author: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:10PM
Caption: Congratulating Robin Dunlap of Terrell on running marathons in all 50 U.S. states.

Joint Author (32):
HB 29 Author: Murr | Spiller | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the elimination of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes and the creation of a joint interim committee on the elimination of those taxes.

HB 52 Author: Spiller | Metcalf | Cook | Bell, Keith | Murr
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Elections: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the penalty for the offense of illegal voting; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 65 Author: Spiller | Guillen | Holland | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain criminal offenses committed in the course of or for the purpose of avoiding certain law enforcement checkpoints or evading an arrest or detention; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 338 Author: Oliverson | Harless | Holland | Bell, Keith | Spiller
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to content ratings for books and other written materials used in public schools.

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 797 Author: Button | Cook | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to eligibility requirements for a certified public accountant certificate and to take the uniform CPA examination.

HB 879 Author: Cook | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the qualifications required to hold the office of constable in certain counties.

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 1312 Author: Vasut | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to meetings of the board of directors of a municipal utility district.

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 1500 Author: Holland | Bell, Keith | Canales | Goldman | Clardy
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel, and the functions of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region; increasing an administrative penalty.

HB 1510 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of willed body programs to the Texas Funeral Service Commission, the regulation of willed body programs, non-transplant anatomical donation organizations, and anatomical facilities, and the creation of the State Anatomical Advisory Committee; requiring registration; authorizing fees; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 1515 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of and certain programs subject to rules adopted by the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office.

HB 1525 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering terms of the board of directors; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.

HB 1535 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the San Antonio River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering the terms of office of the members of the board of directors of the authority.

HB 1540 Author: Holland | Clardy | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the San Jacinto River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.

HB 1545 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee.

HB 1555 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority, following the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering terms of the board of directors; specifying grounds for the removal of a member of the board of directors.

HB 1560 Author: Holland | Goldman | Canales | Bell, Keith | Clardy
Last Action: 03/29/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

HB 1565 Author: Canales | Holland | Goldman | Bell, Keith | Clardy
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the functions of the Texas Water Development Board and continuation and functions of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas Advisory Committee.

HB 1570 Author: Holland | Bell, Keith | Canales | Clardy | Goldman
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.

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 1620 Author: Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith | Clardy
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the review date for certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process and the regulation of horse racing by the Texas Racing Commission.

HB 1750 Author: Burns | Bell, Keith | Harris, Cody | Metcalf | Burrows
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements to agricultural operations.

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 2879 Author: Oliverson | Morales, Eddie | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to venue in certain actions involving a contract for an improvement to real property.

HB 3053 Author: Dean | Burns | Wilson | Bell, Keith | Troxclair
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the municipal disannexation of certain areas annexed during a certain period of time.

HB 3469 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the disposition of certain property by the former Bois D'Arc Island Levee Improvement District of Dallas and Kaufman Counties and the record of dissolution of that district.

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 5012 Author: Clardy | Shine | Bell, Keith | Anderson | Jetton
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HB 5053 Author: DeAyala | Bell, Keith | Toth | Smith | Craddick
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the venue for the prosecution of an election offense.

HB 5217 Author: Bell, Cecil | Metcalf | Schofield | Bell, Keith | Tepper
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to release of an area from and limitations on the expansion of a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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