Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Cole Hefner
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/18/2024

Number of Bills: 18

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 12 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Shaheen | Metcalf | Burrows | Harris, Caroline | Isaac
Cosponsor: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the authority to regulate sexually oriented performances and to restricting those performances on the premises of a commercial enterprise, on public property, or in the presence of an individual younger than 18 years of age; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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 224 Author: Alvarado | Whitmire
Sponsor: Leach | Hull | Oliverson | Goldman | Walle
Cosponsor: Anchía | Cunningham | Hefner | Wu
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to catalytic converters, including criminal conduct involving catalytic converters; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty; increasing a fee.

SB 403 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Capriglione
Cosponsor: Bell, Keith | Bumgarner | Cain | Cook | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the adverse reactions and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

SB 412 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Guillen | Ramos | Morales, Eddie | Plesa
Cosponsor: Bonnen | Bumgarner | Cain | Garcia | Gerdes | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to protections for pregnant and parenting students enrolled in public institutions of higher education.

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 833 Author: King
Sponsor: Oliverson | Paul | Harris, Cody
Cosponsor: Anderson | Cain | Cook | Dorazio | Frazier | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to consideration by insurers of certain prohibited criteria for ratemaking.

SB 1238 Author: Nichols
Sponsor: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Cosponsor: Allison | Bell, Keith | Bernal | Bhojani | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

SB 1471 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Noble | Walle | Wilson
Cosponsor: Hefner | Schaefer
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to access by the Texas Education Agency and private schools to certain criminal history records.

SB 1515 Author: King
Sponsor: Noble | Buckley | Burns | Cook | Shaheen
Cosponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.

SB 1602 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Cain | Vasut | Schofield | Smith | Thompson, Ed
Cosponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/29/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to venue and choice of law for certain actions involving censorship by social media platforms.

SB 1985 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Cain | Ashby | Holland | Harris, Cody | Meza
Cosponsor: Cunningham | Hefner | Vasut
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the reestablishment of the committee to study the formation of a Texas Bicentennial Commission.

SB 2038 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Bell, Cecil | Metcalf | Schofield | Bell, Keith | Tepper
Cosponsor: Ashby | Burns | Burrows | Cain | Harris, Cody | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to release of an area from a municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by petition or election.

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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