Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Sam Harless
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/21/2024

Number of Bills: 62

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (21):
HB 765 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of a capital murder committed against a peace officer or fireman.

HB 767 Author: Harless | Swanson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond for stalking offenses.

HB 884 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the law enforcement authority of federal border patrol agents.

HB 1182 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to judicial statistics and other pertinent information gathered by the Texas Judicial Council and certain populous counties.

HB 1339 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain volunteer firefighters and paramedics for unemployment compensation benefits.

HB 1358 Author: Harless | Allen
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the content of a public school campus improvement plan.

HB 1563 Author: Harless | Spiller | Herrero | Swanson | Anderson
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the confinement in a county jail of a person pending a transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and to the compensation for certain costs of confinement.

HB 1564 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the preference given by trial courts to hearings and trials for murder and capital murder offenses.

HB 1925 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the continuation of a health care provider participation program by the Harris County Hospital District.

HB 1975 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain repeat sex offenders and to the admissibility of evidence of certain extraneous offenses or acts in the prosecution of certain sexual and assaultive offenses.

HB 2008 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the extension of a driver's license suspension or disqualification following certain convictions.

HB 2648 Author: Harless | Thierry
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities and local government corporations to use certain tax revenue for certain qualified projects and project-associated infrastructure.

HB 2685 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful use of criminal instrument or certain devices.

HB 4377 Author: Harless
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the relationship between managed care plans and optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists.

HB 5334 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Cypress Creek Drainage Improvement District.

HR 250 Author: Harless
Last Action: 02/21/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2023 5:27PM
Caption: Commending country music artist and native Texan Clay Walker for his contributions to the fight against MS.

HR 1525 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 6:11PM
Caption: Congratulating former Harris County Sheriff and Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman on his receipt of the inaugural Living Legend Award from the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas.

HR 1697 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 8:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Philip L. Leggett on his receipt of a 2023 Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine Alumni Association.

HR 1788 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:24AM
Caption: Honoring Mark and Becky Lanier on the occasion of the opening of the Lanier Learning Center.

HR 1789 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:26AM
Caption: Commending Dr. Shah Ardalan for his service as founding president of Lone Star College-University Park in Houston.

HR 1790 Author: Harless
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:43AM
Caption: Commending DeLora Wilkinson of Houston for her achievements in the field of real estate.

Joint Author (41):
HB 6 Author: Goldman | Thimesch | Harless | Cook | Lujan
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of fentanyl poisoning or fentanyl toxicity for purposes of the death certificate and to the criminal penalties for certain controlled substance offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 115 Author: Ortega | Patterson | Harless | Johnson, Ann | Gamez
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours.

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 544 Author: Johnson, Julie | Harless
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation for use with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the transfer of firearms.

HB 573 Author: Raymond | Harless
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to waiving certain driver's license fees for applicants who are first responders.

HB 633 Author: Frank | Harless
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the method of payment for certain health care provided by a hospital.

HB 711 Author: Frank | Harless | Bonnen | Talarico
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain contract provisions and conduct affecting health care provider networks.

HB 755 Author: Johnson, Julie | Lalani | Harless | Jones, Venton
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prior authorization for prescription drug benefits related to the treatment of autoimmune diseases and certain blood disorders.

HB 898 Author: Stucky | Frazier | Lujan | Spiller | Harless
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the offense of passing certain vehicles on a highway; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 899 Author: Walle | Harless | Oliverson | Schofield
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise levels in residential areas; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1001 Author: Capriglione | Harless | Frank | Goldman
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of state-mandated health benefits for the purposes of consumer choice of benefits plans.

HB 1133 Author: Spiller | Harless
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at certain places or events.

HB 1175 Author: Plesa | Harless | Johnson, Julie | Reynolds | Hernandez
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to the distribution of funds designated for the low-income vehicle repair assistance, retrofit, and accelerated vehicle retirement program.

HB 1283 Author: Oliverson | Raymond | Harless | Jetton | Garcia
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prescription drug formularies applicable to the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 1337 Author: Hull | Oliverson | Harless | González, Jessica | Johnson, Ann
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by health benefit plans for coverage of prescription drugs for serious mental illnesses.

HB 1575 Author: Hull | Harless | Slawson | Rose | Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to improving health outcomes for pregnant women under Medicaid and certain other public benefits programs.

HB 1599 Author: Bucy | Harless | Oliverson | Jetton | Bonnen
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to implementation of an express lane option for determining eligibility and enrolling certain individuals in Medicaid or the child health plan program.

HB 1694 Author: Button | Neave Criado | Harless
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to a local option election on the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain areas of a municipality and the local regulation of premises in those areas.

HB 1729 Author: Rogers | Harris, Cody | Lambert | Harless | Anderson
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 1891 Author: Swanson | Oliverson | Cain | Harless | Schofield
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the quorum requirement for a tax levy vote in certain counties.

HB 2180 Author: Harris, Cody | Harless | Jetton
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application of prescription drug price rebates to reduce health benefit plan enrollee cost sharing.

HB 2556 Author: Oliverson | Morales, Eddie | Harless
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of physician graduates and the authority of an insured to select a physician graduate under the insured's health insurance policy; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 2650 Author: Howard | Guillen | Neave Criado | Garcia | Harless
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the continuation and duties of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force and establishment of a mandatory training program for peace officers on responding to reports of child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault.

HB 2651 Author: Howard | Jetton | Johnson, Ann | Harless | Oliverson
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to required training and continuing education requirements for persons who provide medical care or other support to survivors of sexual assault.

HB 2670 Author: Howard | Neave Criado | Guillen | Harless
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force and to compensation for task force members and certain other task force participants.

HB 2808 Author: VanDeaver | Harless | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the finality of public school accountability determinations.

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 3297 Author: Harris, Cody | Harless | Goldman | Schaefer | Cain
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the elimination of regular mandatory vehicle safety inspections for noncommercial vehicles and the imposition of replacement fees.

HB 3340 Author: Metcalf | Perez | Harless | Oliverson | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the public retirement systems of certain municipalities.

HB 3350 Author: Holland | King, Ken | Harless | Hernandez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the purchase and sale of vintage distilled spirits by the holder of a package store permit or local distributor's permit.

HB 3414 Author: Oliverson | Walle | Bonnen | Harless | Frank
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the statewide all payor claims database.

HB 3480 Author: Turner | Lujan | Harless | Goodwin
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the reporting of certain overdose information and the mapping of overdoses for public safety purposes.

HB 3556 Author: Stucky | Harless | Meyer | Garcia
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a local area activation of the alert system for certain missing children.

HB 3876 Author: Cain | Schofield | DeAyala | Swanson | Harless
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing the county elections administrator position in certain counties.

HB 4372 Author: Oliverson | Harless
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the commissioning of peace officers by certain private schools.

HB 4843 Author: Holland | Guillen | Harless | Frazier
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Motion withdrawn
Caption: Relating to increasing the minimum term of imprisonment and changing the eligibility for community supervision and parole for certain felony offenses in which a firearm is used or exhibited, to certain consequences on conviction of certain of those offenses, and to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.

HCR 20 Author: Herrero | Capriglione | Harless | Lambert | Shine
Last Action: 04/26/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

HR 1105 Author: Schofield | Oliverson | Hull | Harless | Swanson
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Commending R. Jack Cagle for his service as Harris County commissioner for Precinct 4.

HR 1679 Author: Kacal | Ashby | Raney | Harless
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:50PM
Caption: In memory of Fred Arthur Henson of Madisonville.

HR 2008 Author: Oliverson | Rosenthal | Harless | Morales Shaw | Hull
Last Action: 05/22/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 22 2023 4:59PM
Caption: Congratulating Mark Henry on his retirement as superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

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