Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Erin Elizabeth Gámez
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/2/2024

Number of Bills: 64

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 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 165 Author: Johnson, Ann | Bonnen | Kuempel | Landgraf | Ordaz
Coauthor: Bucy | Bumgarner | Cain | DeAyala | Frazier | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for an aggravated assault occurring as part of a mass shooting; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 202 Author: Bucy | Plesa
Coauthor: Cole | Gamez | Wu
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a pay raise for certain state employees.

HB 300 Author: Howard | Button | Neave Criado | Thierry | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain family care items.

HB 332 Author: Canales
Coauthor: Gamez | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 471 Author: Patterson | Capriglione | Burrows | Canales | Lujan
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bumgarner | Cain | Frazier | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the entitlement to and claims for benefits for certain first responders and other employees related to illness and injury.

HB 476 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Thompson, Senfronia | Allen
Coauthor: Bernal | Bryant | Collier | Cunningham | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the release of certain defendants detained in jail pending trial.

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 568 Author: Bowers | Howard | Lalani | Goodwin | Meza
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bhojani | Bryant | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to education and training for peace officers on interacting with persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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 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 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 999 Author: Price | Guillen | Allison | Oliverson
Coauthor: Bhojani | Gamez | Johnson, Julie | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the effect of certain reductions in a health benefit plan enrollee's out-of-pocket expenses for certain prescription drugs on enrollee cost-sharing requirements.

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 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 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 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 1755 Author: Button | Hunter | Ordaz | Burrows | Longoria
Coauthor: Bernal | Capriglione | Gamez | Garcia | Morales, Eddie | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lone Star Workforce of the Future Fund.

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 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 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 1898 Author: Jetton | Rose | Price | Allison | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | Bhojani | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund the provision by children's hospitals of mental and behavioral health services to children in this state.

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 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 2468 Author: Burrows | Tepper | Metcalf | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson | Gamez | Johnson, Julie | Martinez | Morales Shaw | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the entitlement of an injured employee to lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.

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 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 2681 Author: Frazier | Bumgarner | Kitzman | Lujan
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Button | Cole | Cortez | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authority of a fire department to remove certain personal property from a roadway or right-of-way.

HB 2744 Author: King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Anchía | Bucy | Flores | Gamez | Goodwin | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transfer of certain semiautomatic rifles to certain recipients; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 3005 Author: Flores | Neave Criado | Morales, Christina | Moody
Coauthor: Gamez
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of victims of certain offenses.

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 3266 Author: Frazier | Plesa | Bowers | Harless
Coauthor: Anchía | Bryant | Button | Cunningham | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain devices intended to modify handguns.

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 3733 Author: Guerra | Zwiener | Howard | Allen
Coauthor: Campos | Gamez | Goodwin | Leo-Wilson | Lopez, Ray | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to a fentanyl awareness program in public schools.

HB 3734 Author: Guerra | Allen
Coauthor: Campos | Gamez | Goodwin | Lopez, Ray | Morales, Eddie | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to an opioid-related drug overdose response protocol and training on the administration of an opioid antagonist for public school personnel.

HB 3735 Author: Guerra | Allen
Coauthor: Campos | Gamez | Goodwin | Lopez, Ray | Morales, Eddie | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of opioid antagonists by a school nurse at public school campuses.

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 3788 Author: Garcia | Howard | Talarico | Lozano
Coauthor: Gamez | Johnson, Ann | Jones, Jolanda | Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to school district policies on dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment; providing an administrative penalty.

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 3858 Author: Frazier | Plesa | Bumgarner | Lopez, Janie | Lujan
Coauthor: Bryant | Button | Cook | Cunningham | Gamez | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to peace officer wellness programs within certain law enforcement agencies.

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 4342 Author: Plesa | Allen | Cunningham | Hefner | King, Ken
Coauthor: Campos | Gamez | Garcia | Lopez, Ray | Manuel | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to courses in personal finance literacy and economics for high school students in public schools.

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 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.

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 5179 Author: Plesa | Moody | Garcia | Collier
Coauthor: Gamez | Jones, Jolanda | Manuel
Last Action: 04/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a cause of action for nonconsensual condom removal.

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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