Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Rep. Cole Hefner
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/23/2024

Number of Bills: 25

Report Sections: Sponsored Bills | Joint Sponsored Bills

Sponsor (19):
SB 61 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide certain notices relating to the revocation or suspension of a permit or license or the forfeiture of corporate privileges in this state.

SB 163 Author: Campbell | Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to parental approval for a student's participation in human sexuality instruction in public schools.

SB 414 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 19 as the Mildred McMillan Garrett Memorial Bridge.

SB 491 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner | Troxclair | Harris, Caroline
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to building height restrictions in certain municipalities.

SB 493 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner | Patterson | Bumgarner | Garcia
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to qualifications for certain individuals for veterans benefits.

SB 604 Author: King
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to land services performed by a landman.

SB 610 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an unauthorized vote by a delegate or alternate delegate to a federal Article V convention; creating a criminal offense.

SB 763 Author: Middleton
Sponsor: Hefner | Buckley | Burrows | Harris, Cody
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to allowing public schools to employ or accept as volunteers chaplains.

SB 780 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to emergency possession of certain abandoned children by designated emergency infant care providers.

SB 1191 Author: Zaffirini
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to late applications for the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following the death of the owner of the land.

SB 1216 Author: Paxton
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a license to carry a handgun to certain active and retired judicial officers.

SB 1226 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the term of office for a director of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District.

SB 1381 Author: Eckhardt
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an elderly person who qualified for a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a taxing unit of a portion of the appraised value of the deceased person's residence homestead to continue to receive an exemption for the same property from the same taxing unit in an amount equal to that of the exemption for which the deceased person qualified without applying for the exemption.

SB 1439 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property held or used for the production of income by related business entities.

SB 1647 Author: Parker
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to dropout recovery education programs.

SB 1999 Author: Bettencourt
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the calculation of the unused increment rate of a taxing unit.

SB 2123 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the participation of the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in the Joint Admission Medical Program.

SB 2424 Author: Birdwell
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to illegal entry into this state from Mexico by a person who is not a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; creating criminal offenses.

SCR 37 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Hefner
Last Action: 04/28/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the 150th anniversary of the city of Mineola.

Joint Sponsor (6):
SB 595 Author: Kolkhorst
Sponsor: Swanson | Hefner | Buckley | Patterson | Slawson
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring parental consent for psychological or psychiatric examination, testing, or treatment conducted by a school district employee.

SB 695 Author: Hughes
Sponsor: Schaefer | Hefner | Howard | Ashby | Clardy
Last Action: 05/23/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to funding for The University of Texas at Tyler's school of pharmacy.

SB 1004 Author: Huffman
Sponsor: Herrero | Anchía | Hefner
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

SB 1403 Author: Parker
Sponsor: Spiller | Hefner | Clardy | Cook
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 2232 Author: LaMantia
Sponsor: Perez | Cain | Hefner | Hull | Cortez
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to requirements for insurance agents offering windstorm and hail insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

SB 2233 Author: LaMantia
Sponsor: Perez | Cain | Hefner | Hull | Cortez
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to automatic renewal of certain policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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