Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Ernest Bailes
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 2/23/2024

Number of Bills: 11

SB 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system, exemptions, limitations on appraisals and taxes, and property tax administration.

SB 14 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Hall | Hughes | Kolkhorst | et al.
Sponsor: Oliverson | Klick | Metcalf | Toth | Geren
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
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.

SB 15 Author: Middleton | Bettencourt | Campbell | Creighton | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Swanson | Slawson | Klick | Bonnen | Oliverson
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requiring public institution of higher education students who compete in intercollegiate athletic competitions to compete based on biological sex.

SB 24 Author: Kolkhorst | Campbell | Creighton | Hall | King | et al.
Sponsor: Frank | Noble | Hull
Cosponsor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and the transfer to the commission of certain powers and duties from the Department of Family and Protective Services.

SB 459 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline | González, Mary
Cosponsor: Bailes | Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to early registration for parenting students at public institutions of higher education.

SB 490 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Cosponsor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers.

SB 975 Author: Menéndez
Sponsor: Dorazio | Swanson | Garcia | Bucy
Cosponsor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bryant | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the procedures for the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license is surrendered.

SB 989 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Bonnen | Kacal | King, Ken | Rose | Johnson, Ann
Cosponsor: Bailes | Lambert
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain biomarker testing.

SB 1403 Author: Parker
Sponsor: Spiller | Hefner | Clardy | Cook
Cosponsor: Ashby | Bailes | Cain | Dean | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to an interstate compact for border security, including building a border wall and sharing state intelligence and resources.

SB 1425 Author: Perry
Sponsor: Smithee | King, Tracy O. | Ashby | Anderson | Dean
Cosponsor: Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Burns | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to disbursements from the universal service fund for certain small and rural companies.

SJR 3 Author: Bettencourt | Alvarado | Birdwell | Blanco | Campbell | et al.
Sponsor: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Cosponsor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes, to increase the amount of an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district applicable to residence homesteads, to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts, and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

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