Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Venton Jones
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/16/2024

Number of Bills: 65

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 160 Author: Bucy
Coauthor: Jones, Venton
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 and a biennial study on providing additional cost-of-living adjustments based on the effects of increased inflation.

HB 181 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Klick | Collier
Coauthor: Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the sickle cell disease registry.

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 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 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 625 Author: Harris, Cody | Johnson, Julie | Cain | Harris, Caroline | Cortez
Coauthor: Jones, Venton | Lopez, Ray | Morales Shaw | Morales, Christina | Vasut
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to copayments required by a health maintenance organization or preferred provider benefit plan for visiting physical therapists.

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 669 Author: Thierry | Buckley | King, Tracy O. | Collier
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cain | Campos | Cole | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.

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 1064 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Moody
Coauthor: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the award of good conduct time to certain inmates; changing parole eligibility.

HB 1106 Author: Goodwin | Garcia
Coauthor: Canales | Cole | Jones, Jolanda | Jones, Venton | Lopez, Janie | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the training of and the provision of acupuncture services by an acudetox specialist.

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 1191 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to regulate the raising or keeping of chickens.

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 1497 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Bernal | Allison | Stucky
Coauthor: Campos | Jones, Venton | Leo-Wilson | Lopez, Ray | Morales, Christina | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the disclosure of taxes and fees charged for the sale of concert and other event tickets.

HB 1502 Author: Plesa | Lujan | Ramos | Talarico | Lalani
Coauthor: Cole | Garcia | Jones, Venton | Lopez, Janie | Lopez, Ray | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to required training regarding trauma-informed care for certain judges and attorneys.

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 1737 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bernal | Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw | Morales, Christina | Plesa
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to automatic orders of nondisclosure of criminal history record information for certain misdemeanor defendants following successful completion of a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.

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 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 1869 Author: Romero, Jr. | Guerra | Neave Criado
Coauthor: Bernal | Bucy | Campos | Flores | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Texas conditional driver's permit, provisional Texas conditional driver's permit, and Texas conditional learner permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 1875 Author: Guillen
Coauthor: Jones, Venton | Morales, Christina | Plesa
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact; authorizing fees.

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 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 2411 Author: Talarico | Oliverson | Leo-Wilson | Howard | Zwiener
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Guerra | Jones, Venton | Plesa | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the maintenance, administration, and disposal of opioid antagonists on public and private school campuses and to the permissible uses of money appropriated to a state agency from the opioid abatement account.

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 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 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 3501 Author: Thimesch | Thompson, Senfronia | Johnson, Ann | Klick | Hull
Coauthor: Bhojani | Cunningham | Flores | Frazier | Harris, Caroline | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to required human trafficking prevention training and disclosure of certain information about human trafficking by tattoo and body piercing studios.

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 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 3606 Author: Howard
Coauthor: Bryant | Bucy | Cole | Flores | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 16 2023 11:39AM
Caption: Relating to money awarded to providers of women's health services and family planning services, including the repeal of prohibitions on the provision of those services.

HB 3748 Author: Bucy
Coauthor: Jones, Venton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to ensuring access to the right to vote by all eligible voters.

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 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 3976 Author: Orr | Howard
Coauthor: Jones, Venton | Lambert | Morales, Eddie | Price | Thimesch
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Women's Health Care Consortium.

HB 3980 Author: Frazier | Sherman, Sr. | Plesa | Bryant
Coauthor: Button | Jones, Venton
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the business leave time account for a firefighter employee organization in certain municipalities.

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 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 4488 Author: Wu | González, Mary | Talarico | Johnson, Julie
Coauthor: Garcia | Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to preventing discrimination in foster care.

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 4884 Author: Flores | Howard | González, Mary | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Cole | Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to prohibited discrimination by health care providers based on an individual's age, race, disability, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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.

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 155 Author: González, Mary | González, Jessica | Zwiener | Johnson, Julie | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Anchía | Bhojani | Bryant | Bucy | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 2:13PM
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2023, as Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Advocacy 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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