Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. James B. Frank
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 55

HB 4 Author: Price | Oliverson | Coleman | Ashby | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health care services in this state, including services under Medicaid and other public benefits programs, using telecommunications or information technology and to reimbursement for some of those services.

HB 5 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Paddie | Price | Canales
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bailes | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

HB 6 Author: Cain | Schofield | Klick | Clardy | Jetton
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 19 Author: Leach | Ashby | Meyer
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a commercial motor vehicle owner or operator, including the effect that changes to that liability have on commercial automobile insurance.

HB 40 Author: Talarico | Price | Lucio III | Thompson, Senfronia | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a cap on the monthly price of insulin and insulin supplies.

HB 82 Author: Lucio III | Talarico
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to pricing of and health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

HB 749 Author: Middleton | Burrows | Metcalf | Bonnen
Coauthor: Biedermann | Buckley | Burns | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.

HB 764 Author: Krause | Landgraf | Burns | Slawson | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the academic assessment of public school students.

HB 873 Author: Collier | Pacheco | Shaheen | Stucky | Ordaz Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1173 Author: Noble | Morrison | Klick | Hull | Swanson
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.

HB 1197 Author: Metcalf | Bell, Cecil | Cook
Coauthor: Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Capriglione | Cason | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/03/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.

HB 1219 Author: Gates | Holland | Guillen | Canales | Paul
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Recommitted to committee: Apr 27 2021 2:25PM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution by petition of a municipal management district.

HB 1239 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Raymond | Slawson | Noble
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prohibited suspension of laws protecting religious freedom and prohibited closure of places of worship.

HB 1259 Author: Darby | Anderson | Stucky | Buckley | Rogers
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/09/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the rural veterinarian incentive program.

HB 1280 Author: Capriglione | Klick | Noble | Hunter | Bonnen
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1291 Author: Bell, Keith | Oliverson | Cain | Noble | Sanford
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bonnen | Burns | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to notice of the right to object to participation in an abortion procedure for health care personnel of a hospital or health care facility.

HB 1399 Author: Krause | Oliverson | Toth | Hefner | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to professional liability insurance coverage for and prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria.

HB 1424 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Krause | Rogers | Jetton
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to protection of persons from participation in a health care service for reasons of conscience; providing a civil remedy; authorizing disciplinary action.

HB 1458 Author: Swanson | Slawson | White | Noble
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the separation based on biological sex of athletics teams sponsored by a public school or institution of higher education.

HB 1500 Author: Hefner | White | Guillen | Burrows | Paddie
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

HB 1515 Author: Slawson | Cain | Burrows | Klick | Leach
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

HB 1569 Author: Schofield | Hefner | Cook | Noble
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 1607 Author: Darby | Lucio III | King, Phil | Hernandez | Hunter
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

HB 1650 Author: Schaefer | Oliverson | Bell, Cecil | Guillen | Buckley
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Cain | Cason | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of plumbing, including the requirements to obtain a tradesman plumber-limited license.

HB 1684 Author: Harless | Buckley | Allison | Klick | Landgraf
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to pretrial procedures, conditions for community supervision, and criminal punishment for conduct endangering the public safety; creating a criminal offense and increasing criminal penalties.

HB 1900 Author: Goldman | Metcalf | Bonnen | Raymond | Button
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to municipalities that adopt budgets that defund municipal police departments.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burrows | Canales | Schaefer | Hefner
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1912 Author: Wilson | Murr | Walle | Martinez | Parker
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to air quality permits for aggregate production operations and concrete batch plants.

HB 1927 Author: Schaefer | White | Hefner | Guillen | Canales
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm or other weapon; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2087 Author: Perez | Cain | Huberty | Johnson, Jarvis | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to mandatory arbitration for certain municipal fire departments and employee bargaining agents.

HB 2319 Author: Jetton | Middleton
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen | Cain | Frank | Hull | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to the use of public money to compensate a person who lobbies the federal government.

HB 2366 Author: Buckley | Harless | Ellzey | Murr
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to criminal conduct that endangers law enforcement; creating a criminal offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2462 Author: Neave | Button | Collier | González, Mary | Meyer
Coauthor: Bowers | Cook | Frank | Guillen | Howard | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the reporting of a sexual assault, to evidence of a sexual assault or other sex offense, and to other law enforcement procedures occurring with respect to a sexual assault or other sex offense.

HB 2554 Author: Gates | Burrows | Allen | Lucio III | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation by a school district of a vocational education program to provide eligible high school students with vocational and educational training under a plan for the issuance of a high school diploma and the application of certain student-based allotments under the public school finance system.

HB 2555 Author: Neave | Button | Collier | González, Mary | Meyer
Coauthor: Bowers | Cain | Cook | Frank | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the tracking and analysis of evidence of a sexual assault or other sex offense, to noncompliance with requirements imposed with respect to that evidence, and to other law enforcement procedures occurring with respect to a sexual offense.

HB 2622 Author: Holland | Paddie | Canales | White | Metcalf
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 2637 Author: Cook | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Rose | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

HB 2681 Author: Wilson | Noble | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Cason | Cook | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible offered to certain students.

HB 2900 Author: Hefner
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; making conforming changes.

HB 2926 Author: Parker | Krause | Minjarez | Talarico
Coauthor: Capriglione | Frank | Huberty | Israel | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the reinstatement of the parent-child relationship with respect to a person whose parental rights have been involuntarily terminated and to certain requirements in relation to the termination of the parent-child relationship or placement of a child in substitute care.

HB 3046 Author: Middleton | Burrows | Metcalf | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the identification of and prohibited cooperation by state and local entities with certain federal acts that violate the United States Constitution.

HB 3175 Author: Morrison | Ashby | Pacheco | Wilson | Coleman
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Burns | Campos | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to financial support and incentives for comprehensive regional universities.

HB 3190 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.

HB 3214 Author: Capriglione | Rogers | Lambert | Allison | Herrero
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3218 Author: Schaefer | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3319 Author: Meyer | Stucky
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cook | Frank | Noble
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to certain measures to promote compliance with and improve public awareness of the state's move over or slow down law concerning the passing of certain vehicles.

HB 3507 Author: Rogers | Capriglione | Guillen | Stephenson | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3833 Author: King, Phil | Burrows | Shine | Rogers | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of certain real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 3940 Author: Cain | Slawson | Vasut | Murr | Leach
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Capriglione | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

HB 4042 Author: Hefner | Slawson | Noble | Swanson
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex.

HCR 51 Author: Morales, Christina | Neave | Minjarez | Romero, Jr. | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act.

HJR 72 Author: Leach | Parker | Noble | Slawson
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

HR 1403 Author: Kacal | Craddick | Ashby | King, Tracy O. | Morrison
Coauthor: Anderson | Bailes | Beckley | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2021 11:34AM
Caption: In memory of Charlotte Han Sharp of College Station.

HR 1741 Author: Kacal | Raney | Ashby | Price | Minjarez
Coauthor: Anderson | Bailes | Buckley | Cyrier | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 8:25PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. M. Katherine Banks on her appointment as the new president of Texas A&M University.

HR 1993 Author: Capriglione | Button | Bucy | Meyer | Moody
Coauthor: Cook | Craddick | Frank | Hernandez | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2021 4:30PM
Caption: Urging Congress to pass the "CHIPS for America Act" or any legislation that substantially increases the United States' investments in semiconductor manufacturing and research.

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