Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Jolanda Jones
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/3/2023

Number of Bills: 92

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (66):
HB 476 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Thompson, Senfronia | Allen
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the release of certain defendants detained in jail pending trial.

HB 753 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to removing criminal penalties for the possession of drug paraphernalia under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 1187 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of affordable housing as a qualifying project for public-private partnerships.

HB 1281 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Dutton
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

HB 1468 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to assignment of traffic citations to justices of the peace in large counties.

HB 1691 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the time at which instruction may begin in public schools.

HB 1695 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of an order to pay child support by contempt.

HB 1698 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to prospective jurors summoned for jury service in the justice courts of a county with a population of one million or more.

HB 1731 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the release on personal bond of certain defendants charged with nonviolent misdemeanors.

HB 1751 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the collection and reporting of certain information regarding mental health jail diversion.

HB 1807 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of failure to comply with an order from a fire marshal and the authority of certain county peace officers to issue citations for certain violations; changing a criminal penalty.

HB 1808 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to liability insurance obtained by certain peace officers for damages resulting from misconduct committed by those officers.

HB 1835 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice courts.

HB 1856 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to a firearms policy for campus peace officers commissioned by a public institution of higher education.

HB 2631 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the withdrawal or revocation of an athletic scholarship by a public institution of higher education on the basis of a student athlete's injury, illness, or disability.

HB 2634 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of civics instruction in public school government curriculum requirements for high school students.

HB 2637 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a study on certain declines in minority participation at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3077 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under the Medicaid and CHIP perinatal programs.

HB 3118 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to requiring a security plan for certain alcoholic beverage permit applications.

HB 3185 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the temporary closure of certain businesses following a violent act on the premises.

HB 3342 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to recordings of peace officer performance of official duties and interactions with the public; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3346 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the administration of medication to certain persons in the custody of a sheriff.

HB 3354 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Thierry
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the timely testing of evidence for controlled substances and dangerous drugs and the dismissal of certain criminal charges.

HB 3583 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of youth sports programs; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing fees.

HB 3595 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 25 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

HB 3671 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to justice court security in certain counties.

HB 3677 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of prosecutorial misconduct.

HB 3678 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the record of an investigation of a complaint of misconduct by certain peace officers.

HB 3679 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to establishing a toll-free telephone hotline for state assistance and concerns.

HB 3680 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the administration of opioid antagonists by a school nurse or school district administrative personnel at public school campuses.

HB 3681 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the development and maintenance of a custody information system for certain offenders.

HB 3683 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on interaction with a voter registration agency.

HB 3685 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the award of time credits to certain persons released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 3686 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the automatic expunction of arrest records and files after certain controlled substance offense charges are dismissed.

HB 3688 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the dismissal of a criminal case by the attorney representing the state.

HB 3689 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information regarding certain women's health programs to students.

HB 3690 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Healthy Minds Campus program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 3713 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.

HB 3789 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/16/2023 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Harris County Hospital District to employ and commission peace officers.

HB 3932 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the authority to issue and required notice for certain alcoholic beverage permit applications.

HB 3994 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of stalking.

HB 4244 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to halting construction, demolition, or development work after the discovery of human remains, grave, a grave marker for human remains.

HB 4575 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for public school counselors regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning youth issues.

HB 4604 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest on delinquent ad valorem taxes on the property of an individual who dies.

HB 4620 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to minimum compensation for inmates participating in certain work programs.

HB 4630 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to access to and notification of protective order registry information for civil attorneys, courts, prosecuting attorneys, peace officers, and victims pro se.

HB 4646 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the payment of ad valorem taxes in installments.

HB 4760 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the state's ability to exercise eminent domain on private property.

HB 4914 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to removing criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances.

HB 4929 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to minimum compensation for inmates participating in certain work programs.

HB 5013 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of 50 percent of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a person who has received a residence homestead exemption on the property for at least the preceding 10 years.

HB 5017 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

HB 5019 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the timeline to submit a motion for a new trial to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

HB 5033 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to requiring public schools and public institutions of higher education to report data regarding certain arrests made on school or institution property.

HB 5075 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the timeline to submit a motion for a new trial to the Court of Criminal Appeals.

HB 5157 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled.

HB 5164 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to credit toward a defendant's sentence for time confined in jail or prison before sentencing.

HJR 152 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
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.

HJR 191 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation 50 percent of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a person who has received a residence homestead exemption on the property for at least the preceding 10 years.

HJR 199 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of the market value of the residence homestead of a person who is elderly or disabled.

HR 474 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Thierry | Allen
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2023 2:50PM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2023, as Texas Southern University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1207 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2023 1:23PM
Caption: Commending Parker J. Nickerson for his service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Jolanda Jones.

HR 1214 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2023 3:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Jo Ann Johnson on her retirement from the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

HR 2107 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:50PM
Caption: In memory of Etta Crockett of Houston.

HR 2190 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 3:02PM
Caption: Congratulating Laila Payne of Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston on winning a gold medal at the 2023 UIL Track & Field State Meet.

HR 2235 Author: Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/29/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2023 3:01PM
Caption: Commending the 2023 University of Houston Hobby Fellows.

Joint Author (26):
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 182 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Jones, Jolanda | Davis | Collier
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the authority of a court to terminate the sentence of certain persons released on parole.

HB 252 Author: Johnson, Ann | Thompson, Senfronia | Jones, Jolanda | Guillen | Allen
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information of a criminal defendant who has successfully completed a specialty court program.

HB 286 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Garcia | Jones, Jolanda | Davis | Collier
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain new evidence.

HB 327 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Garcia | Jones, Jolanda | Davis | Collier
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the affirmative defense to prosecution for a criminal offense for persons acting under duress.

HB 361 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Jones, Jolanda | Garcia | Davis | Rose
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the placement on community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision, of a defendant who is the primary caretaker of a child.

HB 690 Author: Rosenthal | Jones, Jolanda | Anchía | Garcia
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the office of community violence intervention and prevention within the Department of State Health Services and a grant program for violence intervention and prevention services.

HB 915 Author: Craddick | Rose | Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to a requirement that employers post notice of certain information regarding reporting instances of workplace violence or suspicious activity.

HB 1429 Author: Campos | Collier | Garcia | Howard | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the definitions of family violence and household member for purposes of crime victims' compensation.

HB 1592 Author: Oliverson | Martinez Fischer | Raymond | Jones, Jolanda | Plesa
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/26/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the application of balance billing prohibitions and out-of-network dispute resolution procedures to certain self-insured or self-funded employee welfare benefit plans.

HB 1664 Author: Thierry | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to a study on maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women in this state.

HB 1778 Author: Hinojosa | Shaheen | Morales, Christina | Jones, Jolanda | Bucy
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to certain professional sports teams.

HB 1785 Author: Walle | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities renamed as the office for health equity and the duties of that office.

HB 1918 Author: Lopez, Janie | Neave Criado | Jones, Jolanda | Orr | Rosenthal
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to publication by the attorney general of a contingent fee contract for legal services for political subdivisions and related information.

HB 1958 Author: Thierry | Reynolds | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity in this state and Medicaid eligibility of and coverage for certain services provided to pregnant women.

HB 2660 Author: Oliverson | Hull | Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to duties and procedures and to training programs for law enforcement agencies regarding missing children and missing persons.

HB 2694 Author: Jones, Venton | Cunningham | Talarico | Jones, Jolanda | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a notification requirement if a public school does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours.

HB 2802 Author: Rose | Jones, Jolanda | Plesa
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/22/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid application form and communication with Medicaid recipients.

HB 3026 Author: Oliverson | Morales, Eddie | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the administration of a prescription drug manufacturer or third-party prescription assistance program.

HB 3255 Author: Manuel | Collier | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to emergency response management training for certain administrators and security personnel at public schools.

HB 3424 Author: Frazier | Jones, Jolanda
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the eligibility and training requirements for commissioned security officers and personal protection officers.

HB 4197 Author: Flores | Jones, Jolanda | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

HB 4771 Author: Bhojani | Rosenthal | Jones, Jolanda | Stucky | Lambert
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the creation of tenant legal services offices by local governments to assist low-income residential tenants in eviction cases and in cases involving discrimination based on the tenants' disabilities.

HJR 166 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Johnson, Julie | Davis | Jones, Jolanda | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing recovery of exemplary damages by parents or a person's estate for a homicide.

HR 110 Author: Hernandez | Perez | Morales, Christina | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 02/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2023 2:18PM
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2023, as Houston East End Chamber of Commerce East End Day at the State Capitol.

HR 202 Author: Allen | Thompson, Senfronia | Jones, Jolanda
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2023 2:59PM
Caption: Recognizing March 7, 2023, as Alpha Kappa Alpha Day at the State Capitol.

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