Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. James B. Frank
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/24/2024

Number of Bills: 44

HB 2 Author: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system and property tax appraisal and administration.

HB 4 Author: Capriglione | Longoria | Burrows | Meyer
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the collection, use, processing, and treatment of consumers' personal data by certain business entities; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 7 Author: Guillen | Raymond | Muñoz, Jr. | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/27/2023 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to measures to address public safety threats in this state presented by transnational criminal activity, including by establishing a Texas Border Force, and to compensate persons affected by those threats; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 9 Author: Ashby | Hunter | Hernandez | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.

HB 17 Author: Cook | Moody | Leach | Metcalf | Burrows
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/07/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to official misconduct by and removal of prosecuting attorneys.

HB 18 Author: Slawson | Patterson | González, Mary | Burrows | Darby
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the protection of minors from harmful, deceptive, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use of certain digital services and electronic devices, including the use and transfer of electronic devices to students by a public school.

HB 19 Author: Murr | Leach | Landgraf | Meyer | Lujan
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the creation of a specialty trial court to hear certain cases; authorizing fees.

HB 23 Author: Swanson | Slawson | Klick | Bonnen | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to participation in athletic activities based on biological sex; providing a civil right to action for K-12 athletes and college athletes.

HB 107 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the penalty for a violation of an emergency management plan.

HB 200 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Cain | Frank | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment of the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council.

HB 319 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
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 521 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of a high occupancy vehicle lane by an operator of a motor vehicle who is pregnant.

HB 789 Author: Rogers | Slawson | Price | Thompson, Ed | Capriglione
Coauthor: Allison | Bryant | Bumgarner | Cunningham | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Elections: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state.

HB 1014 Author: Plesa | Ramos
Coauthor: Flores | Frank | Garcia | Manuel | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to county and municipal housing authority pet policies.

HB 1350 Author: Cook | Hull | Slawson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cain | Capriglione | Cunningham | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of criminal offenses by district attorneys, criminal district attorneys, and county attorneys; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1474 Author: Guillen | Ramos | Morales, Eddie | Plesa | Garcia
Coauthor: Bailes | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.

HB 1574 Author: Harris, Caroline | González, Mary
Coauthor: Bailes | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.

HB 1613 Author: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Kuempel | Ordaz | Slawson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 1686 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Metcalf | Toth | Geren
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria and on the use of public money or public assistance to provide those procedures and treatments.

HB 1750 Author: Burns | Bell, Keith | Harris, Cody | Metcalf | Burrows
Coauthor: Bailes | Bernal | Buckley | Cain | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements to agricultural operations.

HB 1804 Author: Leo-Wilson | Hefner | Buckley | Slawson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the instructional material list and supplemental instructional materials adopted by the State Board of Education.

HB 1980 Author: Dorazio | Swanson | Garcia | Bucy
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bryant | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.

HB 2127 Author: Burrows | Meyer | Goldman | King, Ken | Raymond
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to state preemption of and the effect of certain state or federal law on certain municipal and county regulation.

HB 2549 Author: Rogers | Price | Spiller | King, Ken | Patterson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to light pollution mitigation for wind turbine generators.

HB 2690 Author: Toth
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to abortion, including civil liability for distribution of abortion-inducing drugs and duties of Internet service providers; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a private civil right of action.

HB 2957 Author: Bumgarner | Lujan | Neave Criado | Stucky | Garcia
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bucy | Button | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to periodic occupational cancer screenings for firefighters.

HB 3164 Author: Tepper | Noble | Jetton | Patterson | Capriglione
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cain | Cook | Dorazio | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of diversity, equity, and inclusion offices and employees at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3379 Author: Cook | Cain | Vasut | Morales, Eddie | Thimesch
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Campos | Dorazio | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to orders for the conservatorship of, possession of or access to, or support of a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 3538 Author: Troxclair | Bonnen | Burrows | Slawson
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cain | Dorazio | Frank | Goldman | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.

HB 3553 Author: Thierry | Shaheen | Moody | Jetton | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Button | Campos | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses if committed at certain locations.

HB 3554 Author: Thierry | Shaheen | Moody | Jetton | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Button | Campos | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of trafficking of persons if committed at certain locations.

HB 3899 Author: Troxclair | Burrows | Bonnen | Raymond | Meyer
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Bumgarner | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain local government corporations.

HB 4026 Author: Schofield
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of state special prosecutor.

HB 4089 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Alternatives to Abortion Program.

HB 4138 Author: Schatzline | Noble | Spiller | Klick | Bonnen
Coauthor: Bailes | Cain | DeAyala | Frank | Frazier | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Adoption Assistance Program.

HB 4180 Author: Frazier | Swanson | Rose
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cortez | Cunningham | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving obstructing a highway or other passageway by engaging in a reckless driving exhibition or street racing on a highway.

HB 4306 Author: Dorazio | Capriglione | DeAyala | Cain | Hefner
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bumgarner | Campos | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study by the attorney general on the feasibility of linking debit card transactions to bullion in the Texas Bullion Depository.

HB 4903 Author: Dorazio | Capriglione | Raymond | Harris, Cody | Stucky
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Buckley | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of gold and silver specie and the establishment of a digital currency based on gold and silver; authorizing a fee.

HB 5053 Author: DeAyala | Bell, Keith | Toth | Smith | Craddick
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cain | Cunningham | Dorazio | Frank | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the venue for the prosecution of an election offense.

HJR 1 Author: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HJR 37 Author: Vasut
Coauthor: Cain | Frank | Harris, Cody | Harrison | Hayes | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting private schools from state and local regulation.

HJR 126 Author: Burns | Burrows | González, Mary | Ashby | Bernal
Coauthor: Cortez | Darby | Frank | Kacal | Kitzman | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/08/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.

HJR 144 Author: Canales | Goldman | Cain | Lozano | Hunter
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of money in the state highway fund for roadways for seaports, airports, spaceports, land ports of entry, and international bridges.

HR 1167 Author: Bhojani | Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen | Oliverson | Craddick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2023, as Texas Capitol Staff Appreciation Day.

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