Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Gary VanDeaver
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/19/2024

Number of Bills: 54

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 3 Author: Burrows | King, Tracy O. | Moody | King, Ken | Bonnen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to measures for ensuring public school safety, including the development and implementation of purchases relating to and funding for public school safety and security requirements and the provision of safety-related resources.

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 5 Author: Hunter | Meyer | Burrows | Shine | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to agreements authorizing a limitation on taxable value of certain property to provide for the creation of jobs and the generation of state and local tax revenue; authorizing fees; authorizing penalties.

HB 6 Author: Goldman | Thimesch | Harless | Cook | Lujan
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of fentanyl poisoning or fentanyl toxicity for purposes of the death certificate and to the criminal penalties for certain controlled substance offenses; increasing a criminal 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 25 Author: Talarico | Frank | Burrows | Rose | Klick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 61 Author: Noble | Slawson | Swanson | Oliverson | Hull
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or an abortion provider's services.

HB 90 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Cook | Raymond | Shine
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to benefits for certain members of the Texas military forces and survivors of members of the Texas military forces.

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 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 522 Author: Cain | Slawson | Smithee | Dean | Spiller
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Burns | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of Celebration of Life Day as a state holiday.

HB 571 Author: Leo-Wilson
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cain | Dorazio | Frazier | Harris, Caroline | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to repealing the affirmative defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.

HB 600 Author: Bonnen | Burns | Capriglione
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 840 Author: Gates | Bonnen | Oliverson | Moody | Lalani
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 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 900 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Burrows | Shaheen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the regulation of library materials sold to or included in public school libraries.

HB 1372 Author: Harris, Cody
Coauthor: Anderson | Buckley | Cain | Capriglione | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 04/14/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the tort of public nuisance.

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 1805 Author: Klick | Oliverson | Howard | Jetton | Lalani
Coauthor: Allison | Bhojani | Bryant | Buckley | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions.

HB 1888 Author: Lopez, Janie | Raney | Guillen | Button
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cunningham | Dorazio | Flores | Frazier | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

HB 1952 Author: Toth | Anderson
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Burns | Burrows | Gerdes | Hayes | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the required inclusion of a person's sex on a birth certificate and prohibited change of sex on the birth certificate of certain minors.

HB 1973 Author: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2012 Author: Oliverson | Metcalf | Longoria | Harris, Cody | Harrison
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Burns | Burrows | Frazier | Gerdes | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the display of the national motto in public school and institution of higher education classrooms.

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 2615 Author: Gates | Harris, Cody | Burrows | Canales | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Returned to committee: May 11 2023 11:50PM
Caption: Relating to the operation by a school district of a foundation and trade diploma program to provide eligible high school students with 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 2629 Author: Rogers | Geren | Longoria | Klick | Stucky
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bumgarner | Goldman | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the reporting of direct campaign expenditures by certain persons and political committees.

HB 2662 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Keith | Bernal | Bhojani | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

HB 2794 Author: Lujan | Leo-Wilson | Neave Criado | Bailes | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Burns | Frazier | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem in certain suits filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3023 Author: Lopez, Janie | Patterson | Guillen | Raney
Coauthor: Cunningham | Dorazio | Flores | Frazier | Gamez | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to weight limitations for liquefied petroleum gas motor vehicles.

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 3166 Author: Murr | Burrows | Schofield | Vasut | Landgraf
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bumgarner | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over certain civil cases, the compensation of the justices of that court, and the jurisdiction of the courts of appeals in this state; authorizing fees.

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 3568 Author: Gates | Howard | Wilson | Paul | Morales, Christina
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing; authorizing a fee; authorizing a penalty.

HB 3771 Author: Johnson, Julie | Button | Buckley | Rose | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the employer child-care contribution partnership program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; authorizing a civil penalty.

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 4378 Author: Toth
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Burns | Burrows | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to a cause of action for drag performances performed in the presence of a minor.

HB 4590 Author: Orr | Spiller | Slawson | Raymond | Metcalf
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to charges imposed for costs related to Winter Storm Uri

HB 4656 Author: Thimesch | Cunningham | King, Ken | Harris, Cody | Hefner
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bumgarner | Campos | Frazier | et al.
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a temporary educator certificate for educators certified by other states.

HB 4684 Author: Howard | Spiller
Coauthor: Landgraf | Orr | Turner | VanDeaver
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to nursing educational programs offered by for-profit entities.

HB 5217 Author: Bell, Cecil | Metcalf | Schofield | Bell, Keith | Tepper
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Burns | Burrows | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to release of an area from and limitations on the expansion of a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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 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 228 Author: Orr | Smith | Tepper | Dorazio | Klick
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Buckley | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 7:34PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Texas Republican County Chairmen's Association Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

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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