Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cecil Bell
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/12/2019

Number of Bills: 70

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (50):
HB 878 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 879 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions of students who complete the early college education program.

HB 881 Author: Bell, Cecil | Larson
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the right of a parent of a deceased person to view the person's body before an autopsy is performed.

HB 882 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of a bingo occasion.

HB 963 Author: Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Howard | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the availability of school district trustee information on the Internet and a review of the essential knowledge and skills of certain curricula.

HB 1060 Author: Bell, Cecil | Toth | Metcalf
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to request that notice of a protest hearing before the appraisal review board be delivered by certified mail or electronic mail.

HB 1090 Author: Bell, Cecil | Lambert | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the definition of first responder.

HB 1126 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

HB 1157 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1234 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 1235 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the issuance by a state agency of a permit required for the construction of a high-speed rail project by a private entity.

HB 1347 Author: Bell, Cecil | Miller | White
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas Sovereignty Act.

HB 1526 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the treatment of a nursery stock weather protection unit as an implement of husbandry for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 1593 Author: Bell, Cecil | Guillen
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the Texas State Guard uniform and insignia fund.

HB 1658 Author: Bell, Cecil | Collier
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to seller's disclosure of certain residential real property conditions and related property insurance issues.

HB 1697 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Wood Trace Municipal Utility District No. 4 of Montgomery County, Texas; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2404 Author: Bell, Cecil | Bailes
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to establishment of the office of first responder training support within the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and to the provision of critical incident support training services to first responders.

HB 2914 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the necessity of hearings regarding the dissolution or conversion of certain conservation and reclamation districts.

HB 3047 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 167; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3209 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 35; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3211 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 34; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3214 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3497 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to hotel projects.

HB 3601 Author: Bell, Cecil | Raymond | Metcalf | Schaefer | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the recognition by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of competency-based education degree plans for members of the Texas military forces.

HB 3745 Author: Bell, Cecil | Rose | Capriglione | Zerwas | Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.

HB 3849 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of a personal bond or personal bond and pretrial supervision office.

HB 3935 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the certification of constables and deputy constables to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.

HB 4114 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the provision of water and sewer services by a municipality.

HB 4147 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to required mental health awareness training for first responders.

HB 4520 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4618 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a right-of-way agent obtain a license from the Texas Real Estate Commission; expanding an occupational regulation.

HB 4643 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Wood Trace Water Control and Improvement District of Montgomery County, Texas; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4644 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Wood Trace Management District of Montgomery County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4657 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4677 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 161; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4678 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 162; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4679 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 163; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4681 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 164; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 4682 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 166; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4687 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 174; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4688 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 175; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4710 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 180; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4713 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Magnolia Woods Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4714 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the powers, duties, and governance of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District; providing authority to impose taxes and issue bonds.

HB 4731 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the name and powers of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HCR 125 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Designating October as Chiropractic Health Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HJR 47 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HR 541 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 1:20PM
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2019, as Prairie View A&M University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1226 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 29 2019 5:00PM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Joe Layton Wall for his lifelong service in the ministry.

HR 2193 Author: Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/26/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2019 9:34PM
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3745.

Joint Author (20):
HB 347 Author: King, Phil | Huberty | Bell, Cecil | Larson
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to consent annexation requirements.

HB 405 Author: Minjarez | Howard | Hinojosa | Ortega | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month.

HB 516 Author: Springer | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, leased, or managed by the person.

HB 751 Author: Bailes | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishment of the office of first responder support within the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas; requiring occupational certification.

HB 1064 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Martinez | Springer | Lambert
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating May 4 as Texas Firefighters Day.

HB 1242 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Harris | Leman | Wray
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to authorization to enter onto property to survey for a proposed high-speed rail facility.

HB 1610 Author: Ashby | King, Ken | Gutierrez | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to powdered alcohol.

HB 1611 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Harris | Leman | Wray
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to regulation in the unincorporated area of a county of high-speed rail activity near schools.

HB 1618 Author: Cyrier | Bell, Cecil | Guillen | Flynn
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the provision of state death benefits to certain members of the Texas military forces.

HB 1989 Author: Leman | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to requiring commissioners court approval of a proposed county road alteration for high-speed rail construction.

HB 2236 Author: Perez | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for the repair, restoration, and permanent dry berthing of the Battleship "Texas."

HB 2325 Author: Metcalf | Oliverson | Swanson | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information and communication of governmental and other entities regarding disasters and health and human services.

HB 2687 Author: Reynolds | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to study the legal and societal barriers to equality for persons who are transgender.

HB 2867 Author: Metcalf | Oliverson | Bell, Cecil | Bailes | Ashby
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

HB 2969 Author: Sanford | Krause | Rodriguez | King, Phil | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against a first responder based on mental illness.

HB 3266 Author: Raney | Larson | Sheffield | Flynn | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to fees charged to students enrolled at component institutions of The Texas A&M University System.

HB 3383 Author: Bell, Keith | Holland | Bell, Cecil | Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2019 2:55PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of a tier 1 county for purposes of municipal annexation.

HCR 13 Author: White | Bell, Cecil | Anchia | Sherman, Sr.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Designating February 15 as Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HR 355 Author: Metcalf | Bell, Cecil | Toth
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 7:11PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 830 Author: Toth | Bell, Cecil | Metcalf
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2019 2:48PM
Caption: In memory of Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright.

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