Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Rhetta Andrews Bowers
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/24/2024

Number of Bills: 57

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 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 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Bucy | Button | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas.

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 31 Author: Hinojosa | Shine | Guerra | Rogers
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of average enrollment for purposes of the public school finance system.

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 70 Author: Howard | Geren | Thierry | Guerra
Coauthor: Bowers | Bucy | Cole | Garcia | Ordaz | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 74 Author: Bernal | Lalani | Jones, Venton
Coauthor: Bowers | Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program and the Texas Teacher Retention Incentive Program.

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 362 Author: Oliverson | Howard | Talarico | Cole | Leo-Wilson
Coauthor: Bernal | Bowers | Bumgarner | Button | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of fentanyl, alpha-methylfentanyl, or any other derivative of fentanyl.

HB 410 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Cain
Coauthor: Bowers | Morales Shaw | Plesa | Vasut
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to law enforcement policies regarding the issuance of citations for misdemeanors punishable by fine only and to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

HB 770 Author: Allen | Cole
Coauthor: Bowers | Morales, Christina | Morales, Eddie | Reynolds
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the salary and wages paid to public school employees; making an appropriation.

HB 965 Author: Allen | Jones, Venton | Garcia | Lopez, Janie
Coauthor: Bowers | Manuel | Morales Shaw | Wu
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to post-release housing for inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 966 Author: Allen | Reynolds
Coauthor: Bowers
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to information on classes or programs required to be completed before an inmate is released on parole.

HB 991 Author: Meza | Guillen
Coauthor: Bowers
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a minimum wage for school bus drivers.

HB 1168 Author: Cole
Coauthor: Bowers
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to a program to provide housing vouchers to emergency medical services personnel in certain counties.

HB 1275 Author: Plesa | Shaheen | Lalani | Johnson, Jarvis | Collier
Coauthor: Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | Dorazio | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to procedures for the issuance of personal identification certificates to certain persons 65 years of age or older whose driver's licenses are surrendered.

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 1430 Author: Meza
Coauthor: Bowers
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a minimum wage for certain personal attendants under Medicaid and other programs administered by the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 1475 Author: Ramos | Plesa | Johnson, Julie | Flores | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bowers | Campos | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.

HB 1548 Author: Talarico | Meza | Bernal | Hinojosa | Allen
Coauthor: Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the salary and wages paid to public school employees.

HB 1599 Author: Bucy | Harless | Oliverson | Jetton | Bonnen
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bowers | Campos | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to implementation of an express lane option for determining eligibility and enrolling certain individuals in Medicaid or the child health plan 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 1883 Author: Bhojani | Cunningham | Allen | Hinojosa | Jetton
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of assessment instruments to public school students on religious holy days.

HB 1884 Author: Bhojani | Lujan | Moody | Talarico | Leach
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony.

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 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 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 2564 Author: Anchía | Guillen | Frazier
Coauthor: Bowers | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the investigation of certain motor vehicle accidents.

HB 2592 Author: Cole | Thierry | Plesa | Turner | Bernal
Coauthor: Bowers | Flores | Gamez | Goodwin | Johnson, Julie | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a landlord's duty to provide and maintain a functioning air conditioning system or unit in an apartment.

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 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 2822 Author: Garcia | Gervin-Hawkins | Campos | Lozano | Rose
Coauthor: Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | Flores | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study on the housing needs of youth transitioning out of foster care or the juvenile justice system.

HB 3220 Author: Garcia | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner | Gates | Anderson
Coauthor: Bhojani | Bowers | Cain | Campos | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to an assessment on the use of surplus government property to provide housing to homeless veterans.

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 3534 Author: Morales Shaw | Sherman, Sr. | Rose | Lujan | Frazier
Coauthor: Bowers | Bryant | Goodwin | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the provision of information regarding suicide prevention and certain state laws applicable to handgun license holders.

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 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 3835 Author: Lopez, Janie | Ashby | Flores | Holland | Troxclair
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bowers | Campos | Dorazio | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3912 Author: Morales Shaw
Coauthor: Bowers | Bryant | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability of health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

HB 4034 Author: Johnson, Julie | Rose | Bryant | González, Jessica | Frazier
Coauthor: Anchía | Bowers | Jones, Venton | Martinez | Morales Shaw | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to certain disability and death benefits payable by the public retirement systems for police and fire fighters in certain municipalities.

HB 4713 Author: Plesa | Rose | Price | Oliverson | Perez
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for early treatment of first episode psychosis.

HB 5012 Author: Clardy | Shine | Bell, Keith | Anderson | Jetton
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bowers | Capriglione | Cook | Gamez | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HB 5166 Author: Morales Shaw | Shaheen | Flores | Rosenthal | Hayes
Coauthor: Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Howard | Johnson, Julie | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the development of a language access plan to increase access to assistance under health and human services programs by certain individuals.

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 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 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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