Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Keith Bell
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/6/2019

Number of Bills: 42

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 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 17 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Thierry | Price
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Keith | Button | Harris | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

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 128 Author: Hinojosa | Lucio III | Lozano | Thierry | Phelan
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Blanco | Capriglione | Clardy | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to school district notification to a parent or guardian of physical fitness assessment results of the parent's or guardian's child.

HB 278 Author: Oliverson | Price | Coleman | Springer | Schaefer
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Buckley | Cyrier | Goldman | González, Mary | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the frequency and location of certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

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 414 Author: Flynn
Coauthor: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of an educator justified in using force in certain circumstances, suspension of a student who assaults an employee of a school, and protection of an educator's employment in certain situations.

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 669 Author: King, Ken | Guillen | Springer | Ashby | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Zwiener
Last Action: 05/03/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the use of the universal service fund for the provision of broadband service in underserved rural areas.

HB 685 Author: Clardy | White | Ashby | Lambert
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cyrier | Darby | Fierro | Harris | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability of a court clerk and county for the disclosure or release of certain court documents and information contained in the court documents.

HB 686 Author: Clardy | White | Ashby | Lambert
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cyrier | Darby | Harris | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to making permanent the former temporary increases in records archive fees and records management and preservation fees charged by district and county clerks.

HB 851 Author: Huberty | Cain | Murphy | Ashby | Dutton
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Guillen | Herrero | Metcalf | Zwiener
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

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 902 Author: Landgraf | Phelan | Holland | Noble | Button
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of a pregnant woman.

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 1188 Author: Hefner | Sanford | Springer | Canales
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bowers | Buckley | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members.

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 1244 Author: Ashby | Allison | Huberty | VanDeaver | King, Ken
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bonnen, Greg | Clardy | Darby | Krause | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the United States history end-of-course assessment instrument administered to public high school students and reporting requirements for that assessment instrument.

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 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 1737 Author: Holland | Leach | Cyrier
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Kacal
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to statutes of limitation and repose for certain claims involving the construction or repair of an improvement to real property or equipment attached to real property.

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 1999 Author: Leach | Cyrier | Lucio III
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Fierro | Martinez
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain construction liability claims concerning public buildings and public works.

HB 2100 Author: Cain | Oliverson | Goldman | Phelan | Wilson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2120 Author: Leach | Thompson, Senfronia | Holland | Moody | Toth
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Middleton | Thompson, Ed | Wray
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; imposing a fee; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 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 3321 Author: Burns
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bohac | Buckley | Cyrier | Holland | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians for abortion complications.

HB 4150 Author: Paddie | Dean | Raymond | Ashby | Clardy
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Button | Capriglione | Darby | Lambert | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to safety and inspection requirements for certain utilities that provide electricity.

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 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 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.

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