Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Venton Jones
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/15/2024

Number of Bills: 69

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (30):
HB 2052 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

HB 2053 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center specialty license plates; authorizing a fee.

HB 2054 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the commissioners court of a county to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the county of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead.

HB 2055 Author: Jones, Venton | Harrison | González, Mary | Johnson, Julie | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 2235 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 2693 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Education Agency regarding recommended standards for school district facility maintenance and custodial services.

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 2695 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a school district policy regarding custodian workloads.

HB 2985 Author: Jones, Venton | Rose | Anchía
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to prior authorization for prescription drug benefits related to the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus infections.

HB 2986 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the conduct that constitutes the use of a deadly weapon for purposes of the prosecution of the offense of aggravated assault or aggravated sexual assault.

HB 3067 Author: Jones, Venton | DeAyala | Frazier | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the installation and use of tracking equipment and access to certain communications by certain peace officers.

HB 3068 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions.

HB 3282 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the manufacture, transportation, storage, and disposal of new and scrap tires; authorizing a fee.

HB 3377 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 4019 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to inquiries into the criminal and disciplinary history of an applicant for undergraduate admission to a public institution of higher education.

HB 4286 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the qualifications and term of the presiding officer of the Texas Funeral Service Commission.

HJR 108 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the commissioners court of a county to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation by the county of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the appraised value of an individual's residence homestead.

HR 243 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 7:03PM
Caption: Recognizing March 27, 2023, as HIV Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

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 421 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 15 2023 8:06PM
Caption: Commemorating the dedication of an honorary street sign topper for the late Dr. Walter Bookman, longtime pastor of the New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas.

HR 1058 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 12 2023 11:53AM
Caption: In memory of Kirk D. Myers-Hill of DeSoto, founder of Abounding Prosperity, Inc.

HR 1086 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 3:10PM
Caption: In memory of Gregg Hudson, president and CEO of the Dallas Zoo.

HR 1171 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 28 2023 3:01PM
Caption: In memory of Elaine Patricia Campbell of Dallas.

HR 1450 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 2:46PM
Caption: In memory of Wilfred Dean Anthony of Dallas.

HR 1451 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 2:47PM
Caption: In memory of Ola Mae Hunter of Dallas.

HR 2206 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:30PM
Caption: Commending Alaina Colleen Dixon on her service as an administrative aide and Texas Legislative Internship Program Fellow in the office of State Representative Venton Jones.

HR 2207 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 4:25PM
Caption: Commending Kevin Sean Roberts for his service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Venton Jones during the 88th Legislature.

HR 2208 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:30PM
Caption: Commending Cecilia Bee Garcia for her service as legislative director in the office of State Representative Venton Jones.

HR 2209 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 4:45PM
Caption: Commending Toni Rahchelle Bryant for her service as district director in the office of State Representative Venton Jones.

HR 2210 Author: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 4:46PM
Caption: Commending Gavin Riley Nicholson for his service as chief of staff in the office of State Representative Venton Jones.

Joint Author (39):
HB 74 Author: Bernal | Lalani | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program and the Texas Teacher Retention Incentive Program.

HB 75 Author: Zwiener | Jones, Venton | Bucy | González, Mary | Bernal
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Elections: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB 81 Author: Harrison | Klick | Frank | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to informed consent before provision of certain medical treatments and exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

HB 94 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration for approval by the executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of an application for an authorization to use a standard permit for a concrete batch plant.

HB 124 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the permitting of certain concrete plants located in an area of a municipality not subject to zoning regulations.

HB 169 Author: Reynolds | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

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 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 762 Author: Reynolds | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a warrant authorizing the use of a no-knock entry by a peace officer.

HB 848 Author: Reynolds | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/01/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 1 2023 11:49AM
Caption: Relating to allowing straight-party voting.

HB 965 Author: Allen | Jones, Venton | Garcia | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to post-release housing for inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 1019 Author: Reynolds | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/10/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reentry and reintegration programs provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 1189 Author: Davis | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to limitations on the appraised value of certain real property in specified areas for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 1193 Author: Turner | Jones, Venton | Collier
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibiting housing discrimination by a property owners' association against a residential tenant based on the tenant's method of payment.

HB 1543 Author: Oliverson | Howard | Jones, Venton | Talarico
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a statewide standing order prescribing opioid antagonists.

HB 1549 Author: Romero, Jr. | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.

HB 1578 Author: Allison | Plesa | Jones, Venton | Bucy
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a health literacy plan developed by the statewide health coordinating council and the inclusion of health literacy in the state health plan.

HB 1580 Author: Metcalf | Hull | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to paid leave by certain state employees for the birth or adoption of a child.

HB 1743 Author: Leach | Noble | Jones, Venton | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to assess the eligibility of certain inmates for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits on discharge or release from confinement.

HB 1747 Author: Leach | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.

HB 1762 Author: González, Mary | Moody | González, Jessica | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of indecency with a child.

HB 2189 Author: Johnson, Julie | Jones, Venton | González, Jessica
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

HB 2336 Author: Thimesch | Capriglione | Isaac | Frazier | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibitions in connection with the online sale of goods.

HB 2444 Author: Thimesch | Capriglione | Isaac | Frazier | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibitions in connection with ticket sales on an Internet website; providing a civil penalty.

HB 2708 Author: Swanson | Jones, Venton
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to visitation policies for inmates and state jail felony defendants.

HB 2798 Author: Bucy | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the Department of State Health Services' purchase of health benefit plans for certain individuals infected with HIV.

HB 2950 Author: Bryant | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/28/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the temperature at which certain facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are maintained.

HB 3160 Author: Moody | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 3256 Author: Manuel | Rose | Hull | Isaac | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to conditions of release on bond for a felony offense involving family violence.

HB 3426 Author: Bryant | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to providing inmates with state-issued identification on release or discharge.

HB 3548 Author: Anchía | Sherman, Sr. | Jones, Venton | Lalani | Cook
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

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 4433 Author: Anchía | Rose | Jones, Venton | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the authority of the board of directors of a tax increment financing reinvestment zone to use money in the tax increment fund established for the zone to compensate certain homeowners for the increase in taxes associated with the zone.

HB 5282 Author: Anchía | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Dallas Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments and fees.

HJR 71 Author: Davis | Jones, Venton
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 provide for limitations on the appraised value of certain real property in specified areas for ad valorem tax purposes.

HR 308 Author: González, Jessica | Davis | Bryant | Anchía | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 12:27PM
Caption: In memory of Donald J. Maison of Dallas.

HR 348 Author: Reynolds | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2023, as Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce Black Business Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1193 Author: Davis | Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/21/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2023 12:35PM
Caption: In memory of Ruth Laverne Wells Wyrick of Dallas.

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