Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Keith Bell
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/1/2021

Number of Bills: 63

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 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 316 Author: Buckley | Harris | Smith | Rogers | González, Mary
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Burns | Cain | Ellzey | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the advertising and labeling of certain food products.

HB 448 Author: Bailes | Burns | Ashby | Harris | Leman
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Buckley | Cyrier | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain eminent domain information to property owners through a landowner's bill of rights.

HB 525 Author: Shaheen | Dean | Noble | Harless | Cook
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the protection of religious organizations.

HB 571 Author: Gates | Oliverson | Bonnen | Moody | Harris
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce certain health care costs in the state employees group benefits program.

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 1110 Author: Johnson, Julie | Morrison | González, Jessica | Hunter
Coauthor: Allen | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to payment of the replacement cost of damaged property under a homeowner's, renter's, or condominium owner's insurance policy.

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 1195 Author: Geren | Goldman | Frullo | Meyer | Bonnen
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Buckley | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/08/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain loans and grants made under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

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 See remarks for effective date
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 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 1487 Author: Dean | Harless | Metcalf | Slawson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the protection of religious organizations.

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 1567 Author: Middleton
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cason
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 8 2021 1:09PM
Caption: Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.

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 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 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 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 2055 Author: Klick
Coauthor: Bell, Keith
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to investigations of child abuse and neglect and the procedures for adding names to or removing names from the central registry of child abuse and neglect.

HB 2275 Author: Zwiener | Huberty | Oliverson | Frank | Paddie
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation and uses of the critical infrastructure resiliency fund and the eligibility of certain water-related projects for state financial assistance.

HB 2277 Author: Rogers | Buckley | Price
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Harris | Holland | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to marketing and labeling requirements for certain food products, including imitation meat food products.

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 2308 Author: Gates | Frank | Leman | Minjarez | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed 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 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 2557 Author: Rogers | Darby | Frullo | Guillen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a school security volunteer program in certain counties.

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 2693 Author: Toth | Cain | Harris | Vasut | Burrows
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

HB 2713 Author: Hefner | White | Metcalf | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments, memorials, or designations located on public property; authorizing a civil penalty.

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 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 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 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 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 3712 Author: Thompson, Ed | White | Schaefer | Cyrier | Moody
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the training of and policies for peace officers.

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 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 3889 Author: Morales Shaw | Hinojosa | Bernal | Talarico | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 05/21/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the cost for certain public school students of a broadband Internet access program offered by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 3924 Author: Oliverson | Anderson | Middleton | Frank | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to health benefits offered by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations.

HB 3979 Author: Toth | Leach | Metcalf | Bonnen | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.

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 4500 Author: Murphy | Cain | Huberty | Harris | Burrows
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | Ellzey | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.

HB 4554 Author: Cain | Krause | Anderson | Sanford | Shaheen
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Campos | Fierro | Israel | Schaefer | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the designation of Dr Pepper as the state soft drink.

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.

HJR 99 Author: Canales | Ashby | Kuempel | King, Ken | Geren
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county; authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes.

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