Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Thresa "Terry" Meza
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/25/2024

Number of Bills: 66

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 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 12 Author: Rose | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle | Thierry | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of services provided under Medicaid to women following a pregnancy.

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 45 Author: Morales, Christina | Allen | Wu | Cunningham
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools.

HB 51 Author: Johnson, Jarvis
Coauthor: Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | Bucy | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing Confederate Heroes Day.

HB 133 Author: González, Mary
Coauthor: Meza
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of certain restraints on students enrolled in public schools who receive special education services.

HB 446 Author: Craddick | Rose | Leach | Frank | Davis
Coauthor: Anderson | Bryant | Button | Cortez | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the terminology used in statute to refer to intellectual disability and certain references to abolished health and human services agencies.

HB 567 Author: Bowers | Rose | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 652 Author: Johnson, Julie
Coauthor: Bernal | Bryant | Bucy | Cole | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

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 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 968 Author: Gates | Rose | Frank | Capriglione | González, Mary
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bhojani | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1152 Author: Vo | Garcia | Neave Criado | Geren | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Ashby | Button | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain veterans by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the hiring of those veterans by political subdivisions.

HB 1251 Author: Plesa | Thierry | Patterson | Guillen | Raymond
Coauthor: Allison | Bhojani | Bryant | Bumgarner | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of certain first responders.

HB 1287 Author: Guillen | Ortega | Flores | Hernandez | Plesa
Coauthor: Bernal | Garcia | Lopez, Ray | Meza | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1360 Author: Morales Shaw
Coauthor: Bowers | Meza
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to a required online posting of certain environmental and water use permit applications.

HB 1470 Author: Orr | Rogers | Frazier | Harris, Cody
Coauthor: Flores | Gerdes | Lopez, Janie | Lujan | Meza | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to legislative leave for certain peace officers commissioned by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 1501 Author: Walle | Flores | Plesa
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Cole | Meza
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

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 1806 Author: Morales Shaw
Coauthor: Bowers | Bryant | Goodwin | Jones, Venton | Meza
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

HB 1882 Author: Bhojani | Jetton | Hull | Lalani | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain religious holy days as optional holidays.

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 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 2194 Author: Ordaz | Button | King, Ken | Burrows | Longoria
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Campos | Clardy | Cole | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to establishing a "Made in Texas" labeling program.

HB 2229 Author: Goodwin | Thompson, Senfronia | Sherman, Sr. | Raymond | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the notice given to certain victims of family violence, stalking, harassment, or terroristic threat.

HB 2235 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 2248 Author: Garcia | Morales, Christina | Neave Criado | Lopez, Ray | Wilson
Coauthor: Bowers | Bucy | Campos | Cole | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to designating September 30 as Vanessa Guillén Day.

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 2604 Author: Morales Shaw | Howard | Plesa | Ordaz
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a paid parental leave program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; imposing an employer contribution.

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 2665 Author: Gates | Longoria | Clardy | Perez | Cook
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cole | Dorazio | Garcia | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to an interim study of the municipal regulation of short-term rental properties and residential amenity rental properties.

HB 2755 Author: Orr | Gerdes | Rogers | Frazier | Harris, Cody
Coauthor: Flores | Kitzman | Lopez, Janie | Lujan | Meza | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the minimum instruction requirement for the boater education program and the disposition and use of money received by the Parks and Wildlife Department from the boater education program.

HB 2886 Author: González, Jessica | Rose | Anderson | Guillen | Walle
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bumgarner | Campos | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the office of food system security and resiliency in the Department of Agriculture.

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 2979 Author: Garcia | Reynolds | Vo | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner
Coauthor: Bucy | Campos | Gamez | Gervin-Hawkins | Jones, Venton | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an indication on a voter's voter registration certificate that a voter is a veteran.

HB 3377 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 3547 Author: Anchía | Sherman, Sr. | Howard | Frazier | Martinez
Coauthor: Bowers | Campos | Gamez | González, Jessica | Goodwin | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the required approval of certain hospital visits as a condition of release on parole or to mandatory supervision for certain releasees and to the hospital's liability for damages resulting from those visits.

HB 3548 Author: Anchía | Sherman, Sr. | Jones, Venton | Lalani | Cook
Coauthor: Bowers | Buckley | Campos | Gamez | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of certain hospital personnel.

HB 3549 Author: Anchía | Price | Buckley | Cook | Frazier
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Campos | Gamez | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

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 3586 Author: Cole
Coauthor: Flores | Goodwin | Howard | Meza
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the coverage and provision of abortion and contraception under a health benefit plan and certain programs administered by this state.

HB 3624 Author: Isaac | Troxclair
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Frazier | Guerra | Harris, Caroline | Hayes | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the processing of an application for an authorization to use a standard permit for a rock or concrete crushing facility.

HB 3658 Author: Isaac | Troxclair
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Collier | Frazier | Guerra | Harris, Caroline | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to the monitoring of emissions from certain facilities that emit air contaminants.

HB 3756 Author: Flores | Bumgarner | Plesa | Leach | Anderson
Coauthor: Bryant | Cook | Cortez | Gamez | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

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 3780 Author: Allen | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Reynolds | Bailes
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | Button | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to public school system accountability.

HB 3799 Author: Morales Shaw
Coauthor: Bryant | Lopez, Janie | Meza | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to unpaid leave for certain employees who experience a miscarriage.

HB 4197 Author: Flores | Jones, Jolanda | Jones, Venton
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Dorazio | Gamez | Meza | Smith
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

HB 4199 Author: Flores | Talarico | Howard | Lopez, Janie
Coauthor: Cole | Hinojosa | Meza
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of menstrual products at public schools.

HB 4388 Author: Flores | Morales Shaw
Coauthor: Meza
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to certain procedures for civil suits brought by local governments or certain other persons for violations of certain laws under the jurisdiction of, or rules adopted or orders or permits issued by, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 4600 Author: Allen
Coauthor: Garcia | Meza
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to the funding of child care facilities.

HB 4653 Author: Anchía | Rose | Frazier | González, Jessica | Meyer
Coauthor: Bryant | Button | Garcia | Johnson, Julie | Meza | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to participation in a deferred retirement option plan by members of the retirement systems for police and fire fighters in certain municipalities.

HB 4875 Author: Flores | Bowers
Coauthor: Goodwin | Meza
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a law enforcement agency policy regarding drug and alcohol testing of peace officers involved in certain injuries or deaths.

HB 4946 Author: Flores | González, Mary | Johnson, Julie | Bhojani
Coauthor: Cole | Howard | Meza | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibited disqualification of and peremptory challenges to certain prospective jurors.

HB 4972 Author: Garcia | Frank | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner | Dorazio
Coauthor: Bucy | Campos | Cole | Gamez | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study on mental health services provided to veterans through the Texas Veterans Commission.

HCR 30 Author: Guerra | Darby | Anchía | Morales, Eddie
Coauthor: Meza | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Expressing support for geothermal energy production.

HCR 71 Author: González, Jessica | Lozano | Neave Criado | Guillen | Flores
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bowers | Bumgarner | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the building being constructed in Phase Two of the Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan at the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and 15th Street the Irma Rangel Building.

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 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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