Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. John T. Smithee
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/24/2024

Number of Bills: 32

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 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 11 Author: Dutton | King, Ken | Harless | Buckley | Jones, Jolanda
Coauthor: Bernal | Capriglione | Dean | Garcia | Hayes | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rights and certification of public school educators, including financial and other assistance and waivers provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators, methods of instruction provided in public schools, and certain allotments under the Foundation School 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 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 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 42 Author: Slaton
Coauthor: Cain | Schatzline | Smithee | Spiller | Tinderholt | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of child abuse.

HB 107 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the penalty for a violation of an emergency management plan.

HB 209 Author: Slaton
Coauthor: Cain | Schatzline | Smithee | Tinderholt | Toth
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to border security enhancement projects, the creation of a fund to pay for those projects, and a study on certain projects; allocating the earnings on the fund balance and reimbursement of related expenditures; granting the power of eminent domain.

HB 521 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of a high occupancy vehicle lane by an operator of a motor vehicle who is pregnant.

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 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 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 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 2425 Author: Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Frazier | Guillen | Hayes | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on governmental contracts with Chinese companies.

HB 2426 Author: Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | DeAyala | Frazier | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the information required to be disclosed in a registration form for lobbyists.

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 3137 Author: Isaac | Bumgarner | Lopez, Janie | Cain | Toth
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | DeAyala | Dorazio | Frazier | et al.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibited local regulation with respect to a firearm or air gun.

HB 3138 Author: Isaac
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bumgarner | DeAyala | Dorazio | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the recognition of a handgun license issued by another state.

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 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.

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 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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