Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Ernest Bailes
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/23/2024

Number of Bills: 52

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 8 Author: VanDeaver | Kuempel | Buckley | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

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 13 Author: King, Ken | Burrows | King, Tracy O. | González, Mary | Buckley
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to training, preparedness, and funding for school safety and emergencies in public schools.

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 82 Author: Spiller | Hefner | Clardy | Cook
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bumgarner | Cain | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources.

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 390 Author: Howard | Capriglione | Anchía | Anderson | Tepper
Coauthor: Bailes | Cain
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast or recording of certain open meetings.

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 609 Author: Vasut
Coauthor: Bailes | Cain | Hefner | Metcalf | Spiller | et al.
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the liability of a business owner or operator arising from the exposure of an individual to a pandemic disease.

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 916 Author: Ordaz | Slawson | Frank | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bumgarner | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

HB 1354 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Jetton | Smith | González, Mary | Guillen
Coauthor: Bailes | Bryant | Bumgarner | Burrows | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the salaries of members of certain municipal police departments and to state assistance payments to offset the cost of those salaries.

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 1696 Author: Buckley | Oliverson | Cook | Gerdes | Noble
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bonnen | Bryant | Bumgarner | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the relationship between managed care plans and optometrists and therapeutic optometrists.

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 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 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 2055 Author: Jones, Venton | Harrison | González, Mary | Johnson, Julie | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bhojani | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

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 2672 Author: Frazier | Leo-Wilson | Swanson | Lalani
Coauthor: Bailes | Bumgarner | Gerdes | Harris, Caroline | Hayes | et al.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Reported from s/c with no recommendation
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for student loan repayment assistance under the math and science scholars loan repayment program.

HB 2771 Author: Smithee | King, Tracy O. | Ashby | Anderson | Dean
Coauthor: Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Burns | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies.

HB 3165 Author: Holland | Rose | González, Mary | Bell, Cecil | Zwiener
Coauthor: Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bucy | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment, administration, and use of the Texas land and water conservation fund.

HB 3188 Author: Bonnen | Kacal | King, Ken | Rose | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Bailes | Lambert
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.

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 4049 Author: Frank | Noble | Cook | Hull | Rose
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and the transfer to the commission of certain powers and duties from the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4084 Author: Frazier | Thimesch | Plesa | Guerra
Coauthor: Bailes | Bumgarner | Button | Cain | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain disclosures and other requirements relating to the sale of concert and other event tickets.

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 4402 Author: Bell, Keith | Buckley | VanDeaver | Landgraf | Talarico
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bailes | Burns | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain assessment instruments, the accountability rating system for assessing campus and district performance, public school career and technology education programs, and an extracurricular and cocurricular allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 5000 Author: Kitzman | Schaefer | Rogers
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of certain child-care facilities; providing penalties.

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 75 Author: Raney | Allison | Morrison | Howard | Guerra
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Bailes | Bernal | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature.

HJR 125 Author: Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

HJR 138 Author: Holland | Rose | González, Mary | Bell, Cecil | Zwiener
Coauthor: Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bucy | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas land and water conservation fund to assist in preserving critical natural resources in this state.

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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