Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. J. D. Sheffield
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/20/2019

Number of Bills: 43

HB 2 Author: Burrows
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 9 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | González, Mary | Meyer | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 13 Author: Phelan | Larson | Longoria | Guerra | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects; making an appropriation.

HB 16 Author: Leach | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Oliverson | Morrison
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 24 Author: Romero, Jr. | Neave | Burns
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed when a child is or may be present during the commission of the offense.

HB 39 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB 121 Author: Swanson | Hunter | Pacheco | Oliverson | Raymond
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Capriglione | Flynn | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

HB 492 Author: Shine | Darby | Murphy | Stephenson | Raney
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Buckley | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

HB 539 Author: Leman | Springer | Nevárez | Stucky | Ashby
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HB 590 Author: Israel | Coleman | Turner, Chris | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 672 Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Deshotel | Stucky | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

HB 991 Author: Burns | Phelan | Burrows
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1110 Author: Davis, Sarah | Deshotel | Zerwas | Meyer | Rose
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 1111 Author: Davis, Sarah | Springer | Guerra | Thompson, Senfronia | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to maternal and newborn health care.

HB 1214 Author: Cyrier | Zerwas | Price | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HB 1243 Author: Ashby | Price
Coauthor: Moody | Sheffield
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain revenue from mixed beverage gross receipts and sales taxes.

HB 1264 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Johnson, Julie
Coauthor: Bernal | Sheffield
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to pharmacist communications to prescribing practitioners regarding certain dispensed biological products.

HB 1446 Author: Kuempel | Ashby | Bell, Keith | King, Phil | Price
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Clardy | Cyrier | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of an electric cooperative's easements or property for broadband service.

HB 1576 Author: Phelan | Paddie | Springer | González, Mary | Rose
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.

HB 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 1631 Author: Stickland | Collier | Burrows | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 1915 Author: Zerwas | Capriglione | Button | Goldman | Buckley
Coauthor: Cortez | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a state plan for education on and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

HB 2000 Author: Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle
Coauthor: Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 2048 Author: Zerwas | Darby | Krause | Davis, Sarah | Howard
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Blanco | Gervin-Hawkins | Guillen | Israel | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee.

HB 2154 Author: Landgraf | Craddick | Nevárez | Paddie | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Burrows | Canales | Cyrier | Darby | Geren | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to a commission to study the needs of areas of the state significantly affected by oil and gas production.

HB 2279 Author: Zwiener | Anchia | Button | Davis, Sarah | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

HB 2422 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Tracy O. | Nevárez | Leman | Price
Coauthor: Allen | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Burrows | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the coordination of certain broadband projects by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2423 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Tracy O. | Nevárez | Price | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Buckley | Burrows | Dominguez | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the creation of the broadband office within the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the establishment of a broadband service investment grant program.

HB 2446 Author: Swanson | Lang | Button | Oliverson | Moody
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Flynn | Johnson, Jarvis | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain information regarding firefighters, volunteer firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and fire safety inspectors and the certification and training for fire safety inspectors.

HB 2505 Author: Allison | Pacheco | Nevárez | Lambert | Bernal
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2677 Author: Goldman | Button
Coauthor: Capriglione | Hefner | Metcalf | Paddie | Patterson | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist.

HB 2826 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Leach | Goldman | Gervin-Hawkins | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by certain governmental entities.

HB 2945 Author: Perez | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria | Price | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers and to creating a payment fraud fusion center; imposing civil penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2967 Author: Oliverson | Martinez Fischer | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.

HB 4013 Author: Miller | Thierry | Zerwas | Oliverson | Springer
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Returned to committee: May 9 2019 9:14PM
Caption: Relating to sales and use taxes on e-cigarettes and vapor products; imposing taxes; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 4183 Author: Parker | Zerwas | Miller | Thompson, Senfronia | Sanford
Coauthor: González, Mary | King, Ken | Landgraf | Minjarez | Raymond | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to addressing adverse childhood experiences and developing a strategic plan to address those experiences.

HB 4255 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Sheffield
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to clarifying the authority of a political party's county chair with respect to certain accounts.

HJR 30 Author: Burns
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Keith | Guillen | Lambert | Sheffield | et al.
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

HJR 34 Author: Shine | Darby | Stephenson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

HJR 38 Author: Leach | Metcalf | Burrows | Cain
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HJR 39 Author: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HJR 82 Author: Craddick | Landgraf | Nevárez | Paddie | Guillen
Coauthor: Canales | Darby | Dean | Hunter | King, Ken | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of and use of money in the generate recurring oil wealth for Texas (GROW Texas) fund and allocating certain general revenues to that fund, the economic stabilization fund, and the state highway fund.

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