Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Phil Stephenson
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/29/2020

Number of Bills: 67

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 5 Author: Phelan | Bonnen, Greg | Harless | Morrison | Deshotel
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts.

HB 6 Author: Morrison | Zerwas | Hunter | Huberty | Phelan
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster relief and recovery.

HB 7 Author: Morrison | Bonnen, Greg | Deshotel | Murphy | Swanson
Coauthor: Bohac | Button | Dominguez | Flynn | Morales | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/13/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster preparation for state agencies and political subdivisions.

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 26 Author: Metcalf | Larson | Phelan | Huberty | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Ashby | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notification of affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

HB 297 Author: Murr | Burrows | Burns | Canales | Darby
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Buckley | Cain | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system, 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 302 Author: Paul | Nevárez | Burns | King, Phil | Guillen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

HB 305 Author: Paul | Phelan | Holland | Cain | Frullo
Coauthor: Capriglione | Hefner | Leman | Metcalf | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions with authority to impose a tax post certain information on an Internet website.

HB 342 Author: Cortez | Rose | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Bucy | Calanni | Dominguez | Farrar | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility for the medical assistance program and enrollment in the child health plan program.

HB 803 Author: Patterson | Canales | Thierry | Toth | Krause
Coauthor: Buckley | Burns | Button | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to financial reporting requirements of a toll project entity.

HB 869 Author: Hefner | Collier | Moody | Perez | Springer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bohac | Buckley | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.

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 1028 Author: Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Canales | Capriglione | Cyrier | Deshotel | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.

HB 1177 Author: Phelan | White | Metcalf | Ashby | Toth
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

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 1426 Author: Guerra | Phelan | Deshotel | Burrows | Allison
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Canales | Davis, Sarah | Dutton | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster.

HB 1500 Author: Cain | King, Phil | Flynn | Parker | Miller
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat and to requirements for performing or inducing an abortion; authorizing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1536 Author: Miller | Raymond | Parker | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bucy | Guillen | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, trauma-informed care training for certain department employees, and the establishment of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force.

HB 1562 Author: Frullo | Stucky | Zerwas | Walle
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Blanco | Clardy | Darby | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education.

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 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 1641 Author: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1685 Author: Capriglione | Miller
Coauthor: Burns | Dean | Leman | Parker | Paul | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1821 Author: Cole | Israel | Rodriguez | Bucy | Talarico
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Loop 111 in Travis County as the Richard Overton Memorial Highway.

HB 1836 Author: Biedermann | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Stickland
Coauthor: Cain | Kacal | Lang | Middleton | Miller | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the preservation, maintenance, and restoration of the Alamo Cenotaph; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 1917 Author: Murphy | Zerwas | Phelan | Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Allen | Bohac | Calanni | Collier | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the creation of the disaster response loan fund and the permissible uses of that fund; making an appropriation; authorizing a fee.

HB 1929 Author: Noble | Morrison | Klick | King, Phil | Springer
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 1973 Author: Button | Price | Shaheen | Goodwin | Guerra
Coauthor: Anchia | Bell, Cecil | Bowers | Burrows | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 2099 Author: Lambert | Sheffield | Zerwas | Oliverson | Lucio III
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

HB 2189 Author: Capriglione | Phelan | Canales | Wilson | Zerwas
Coauthor: Anchia | Biedermann | Blanco | Cain | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain contracting information under the public information law.

HB 2231 Author: Oliverson | Sheffield | Hunter | Guerra
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg | Cyrier | Davis, Sarah | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the practices and operation of pharmacy benefit managers; providing administrative penalties.

HB 2310 Author: Vo | Thierry
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the information necessary to appropriately title certain flood damaged vehicles that have been repaired with federal financial assistance.

HB 2315 Author: Thompson, Ed
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to evidence of ownership of temporary housing provided by a government agency in response to a natural disaster or other declared emergency.

HB 2320 Author: Paul
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to services provided during and following a disaster.

HB 2330 Author: Walle | Hernandez | Raymond
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Ashby | Beckley | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a study of an intake system and state case management system for state and federal disaster assistance.

HB 2335 Author: Walle | Hernandez | Raymond
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 2345 Author: Walle | Paul | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas.

HB 2350 Author: Capriglione | Toth
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Dean | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; creating a civil penalty offense; providing for a civil cause of action.

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 2434 Author: Schaefer | Swanson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and a criminal offense.

HB 2655 Author: Rosenthal | Allen | Talarico | Toth | Lopez
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter response training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.

HB 2786 Author: Button | Perez | Burrows | Hinojosa | Leach
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Collier | Darby | Geren | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to employee turnover reporting during a day-care center's, group day-care home's, or registered family home's license or registration renewal.

HB 2794 Author: Morrison | Larson | Lucio III | Phelan | Price
Coauthor: Bohac | Button | Dominguez | Murphy | Murr | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of emergency management in this state.

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 2892 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service.

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 3016 Author: Schaefer | Oliverson | Lang | Middleton | Krause
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.

HB 3022 Author: Miller | Reynolds | Raymond | Schaefer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to emergency warning systems operated by municipalities and counties.

HB 3158 Author: Raymond | Toth | Miller
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

HB 3172 Author: Krause | Sanford | Phelan | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Returned to committee: May 9 2019 7:33PM
Caption: Relating to the protection of membership in and support to religious organizations.

HB 3227 Author: Howard | Johnson, Jarvis | Allen | White
Coauthor: Guillen | Minjarez | Neave | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the availability of and access to certain programs and services for persons in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 3439 Author: Patterson | Parker | Shaheen | Geren | Phelan
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.

HB 3605 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Noble | Schaefer | Stephenson
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem to represent an unborn child during a judicial bypass proceeding for an abortion for a pregnant minor.

HB 3823 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Turner, Chris | Burrows | Zerwas | Davis, Yvonne
Coauthor: Hinojosa | Johnson, Jarvis | Romero, Jr. | Sanford | Stephenson | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that provide paid family care leave.

HB 4296 Author: Schaefer | Guillen | Phelan | Morrison | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Buckley | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of plumbing, including the requirements to obtain a tradesman plumber-limited license.

HB 4347 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Moody | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HB 4388 Author: Murphy | Huberty | Capriglione | Zerwas | Shine
Coauthor: Allen | Bohac | Calanni | Cortez | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the management of the permanent school fund by the School Land Board and the State Board of Education and a study regarding distributions from the permanent school fund to the available school fund.

HB 4407 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Stephenson
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to prohibited state contracts with vendors that perform elective abortions, destructive embryonic stem cell research, or human cloning or that conduct research on human fetal tissue.

HB 4463 Author: King, Phil
Coauthor: Schaefer | Stephenson
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to required counseling before an abortion is performed.

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.

HR 585 Author: Frullo | Burrows | Price | Craddick | Moody
Coauthor: Blanco | Clardy | Darby | Holland | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 11:17AM
Caption: Recognizing March 5, 2019, as Texas Tech University System Day at the State Capitol.

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