Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Ramon Romero
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/24/2019

Number of Bills: 33

HB 8 Author: Neave | Howard | Minjarez | Button | Lang
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the criminal statute of limitations for certain sex offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

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 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Krause | Collier | White | Davis, Yvonne
Coauthor: Canales | Cole | Frullo | Lopez | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prevention of, prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses and to orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations and property to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 20 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Longoria | Howard | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain constitutional transfers of money to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund and to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the Texas legacy distribution fund.

HB 25 Author: González, Mary | White | Phelan | Farrar
Coauthor: Blanco | Calanni | Guillen | Johnson, Julie | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for providing services to certain women and children under the Medicaid medical transportation program.

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 63 Author: Moody | Collier | White | Dutton | Phelan
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain marihuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession offenses; imposing a fee.

HB 259 Author: Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Greg | Johnson, Julie | Turner, Chris | Paul
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 361 Author: Israel | Zerwas | Wilson | Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

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 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 880 Author: Calanni | Dominguez | Toth | Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: Anchia | Cain | Canales | Cole | Davis, Sarah | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a severance payment to a superintendent of a school district.

HB 990 Author: Gutierrez | Canales | Martinez | Raymond | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the effects of the construction of a border wall on storm drainage and other environmental matters in this state.

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 1365 Author: Lucio III | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Larson
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, processing, distribution, transportation, research, testing, and delivery of low-THC cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of cannabis dispensing organizations, cannabis research organizations, and cannabis testing facilities; establishing the cannabis therapeutic research review board; authorizing fees.

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 1739 Author: Geren | Davis, Yvonne | Shine | Leach | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 1950 Author: Zwiener | Cole | Talarico | Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

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 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 2725 Author: Calanni | Deshotel | Howard | Metcalf | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Biedermann | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

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 3703 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Oliverson | Sheffield | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions.

HB 3753 Author: Harless | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county fire marshal to provide fire-related training programs for first responders.

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.

HJR 10 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas legacy fund and the Texas legacy distribution fund, dedicating the Texas legacy distribution fund to certain state infrastructure projects or the reduction of certain long-term obligations, and providing for the transfer of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund.

HJR 11 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Sheffield | Murr | Walle
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

HJR 12 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

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.

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