Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Scott Sanford
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 68

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 7 Author: Button | Metcalf | Rodriguez | Thierry | Landgraf
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/13/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the computation of the replenishment ratio used to determine an employer's unemployment compensation contribution tax rate.

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 36 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Holland | Shaheen | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing Confederate Heroes Day.

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 68 Author: Toth | Parker | Noble | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

HB 321 Author: Howard | Thierry | Cole | Button | Minjarez
Coauthor: Anchia | Beckley | Clardy | Fierro | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 567 Author: Frank | Noble | Wu | Bell, Keith | Dutton
Coauthor: Bonnen | Cain | Cason | Guillen | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 574 Author: Bonnen | Goldman
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/03/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.

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 803 Author: Middleton | Morales, Eddie | Cain | White | Pacheco
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Campos | Cason | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to equal parenting orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1094 Author: Oliverson | Slawson | Hefner | White
Coauthor: Ashby | Cain | Cason | Cook | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.

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 1218 Author: Oliverson | Huberty | Hefner | Anderson | Noble
Coauthor: Ashby | Biedermann | Burns | Cain | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the display of the national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education.

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 1314 Author: Hefner | Cain | Jetton | Swanson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to manufacturing requirements for hardware and software used in a voting system used in an election in this state.

HB 1368 Author: Leach | Noble
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to election fraud; increasing a penalty.

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 1419 Author: Hull | White | Patterson | Morales, Eddie | Price
Coauthor: Cook | Harless | Huberty | King, Phil | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding missing children and missing persons and to the duties of a justice of the peace or other investigator regarding unidentified bodies.

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 1441 Author: Schaefer | Thompson, Senfronia | Vasut | Cain | Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen | Canales | Cason | Cook | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

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 1655 Author: Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Darby | Hunter | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1687 Author: Noble | Patterson | Middleton | Metcalf | Klick
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 1925 Author: Capriglione | Harless | Lucio III | Geren | King, Phil
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Cook | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place and to a political subdivision's designation of property for camping by homeless individuals; creating a criminal offense.

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 2097 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Cason | Middleton | Patterson | Sanford | Slaton | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to government authority to require a person to wear a mask or personal protective equipment during a disaster.

HB 2098 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Cain | Cason | Middleton | Patterson | Sanford | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of criminal offenses for violating an emergency management plan.

HB 2211 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen | Moody | Oliverson | Klick
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Cain | Campos | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to in-person visitation with hospital patients during certain periods of disaster.

HB 2298 Author: Cason | Hull | Krause | Dutton | Canales
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Cain | Cook | Crockett | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to notifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect of the person's rights in connection with an investigation conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2337 Author: Klick | Noble | Oliverson | Bonnen | Frank
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2340 Author: Klick | Canales
Coauthor: Anchia | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Burns | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 03/31/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures.

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 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 2609 Author: Parker | Raymond | Oliverson | Guillen
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

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 3021 Author: Burns
Coauthor: Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to sales and use tax revenue of municipalities that adopt budgets that defund municipal police departments.

HB 3028 Author: Middleton | Cook | Metcalf | Hefner
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Cain | Clardy | Sanford | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to vaccination requirements for health benefit plans or insurance policies provided to business entities.

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 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 3257 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Parker | Moody | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Button | Campos | Deshotel | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.

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 3760 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Schaefer
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care, regulation of abortion, and the availability of certain defenses to prosecution for homicide and assault offenses; creating a criminal offense.

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.

HB 4359 Author: Parker | King, Phil | Shaheen | Raymond | Lucio III
Coauthor: Anderson | Cook | Cyrier | Morales, Eddie | Paul | et al.
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting contracts or other agreements with certain foreign-owned companies in connection with critical infrastructure in this state.

HB 4366 Author: Jetton | Burrows | Slawson | Metcalf
Coauthor: Buckley | Cason | Cyrier | Ellzey | Harris | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to federal election practices and procedures.

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.

HCR 52 Author: Harris
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | Burrows | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

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.

HJR 152 Author: Raney | Morrison | King, Phil | Howard | Guerra
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature.

HR 10 Author: Shaheen | Martinez | Ellzey | Oliverson | Jetton
Coauthor: Anderson | Campos | Cason | Cortez | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Condemning China's practice of involuntary organ harvesting.

HR 880 Author: Anchia | Metcalf | Cole | Oliverson | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bucy | Burns | Frullo | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2021 4:51PM
Caption: Relating to deactivating House Rule 16, Section 13.

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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