Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ernest Bailes
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/8/2019

Number of Bills: 63

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
HB 389 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.

HB 515 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of certain private family cemeteries.

HB 717 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Liberty County.

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 1178 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to notice of inspections of certain deer facilities by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

HB 1265 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of a limitation established by a county, municipality, or junior college district on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person.

HB 1820 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Drainage District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

HB 1919 Author: Bailes | Burns | Kacal
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of property owners to file complaints against certain entities regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding alleged misconduct by the entities while exercising eminent domain authority.

HB 2121 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real property that includes improvements used for the noncommercial production of food for personal consumption.

HB 2124 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the treatment for ad valorem tax purposes of property that was erroneously omitted from an appraisal roll in a previous year.

HB 2560 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a debris management plan and training.

HB 2621 Author: Bailes | Allen | Ashby | Hinojosa | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter school admission procedures and reporting requirements for certain admission information.

HB 2685 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders and certain other public servants killed in the line of duty.

HB 2714 Author: Bailes | Harris
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the registration of liquefied petroleum gas container manufacturers and the regulation of liquefied petroleum gas licensees; authorizing fees.

HB 2979 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty Grand 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 3161 Author: Bailes | Dean | Clardy | Ashby | Paddie
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the operation of a vehicle transporting equipment used to load timber.

HB 3181 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of certain drugs in breeding stock by or on the prescription of a veterinarian.

HB 3397 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the emergency radio infrastructure account for the planning, development, and provision of an interoperable statewide emergency radio infrastructure.

HB 3472 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a rodeo hosted by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; authorizing a fee.

HB 3631 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of the e-mail address of an applicant for or holder of a license issued by certain state agencies.

HB 3838 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a disclosure in certain offers to purchase a mineral or royalty interest.

HB 3865 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to calculation of daily production for purposes of the oil and gas production tax credits for low-producing wells and leases.

HB 3873 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas Alternatives to Abortion Program.

HB 3974 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to funding for open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 4245 Author: Bailes | Murr
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the percentage of voters needed to sign a petition requesting a local option election to prohibit or authorize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

HB 4653 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of Tarkington Management District No. 1 of Liberty County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4661 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of Plum Creek Management District No. 1 of Liberty County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4673 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Chambers County Municipal Utility District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4674 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Chambers County Municipal Utility District No. 2; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4711 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the conversion of the May Public Utility District to the Harris-Liberty Counties Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4722 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the conversion of the Liberty Public Utility District to the Liberty County Municipal Utility District No. 7; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HCR 36 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Designating February as Hit-and-Run Awareness Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HCR 47 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the history of the Texas Prison Rodeo.

HJR 60 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the transfer of a limitation established by a county, city or town, or junior college district on the amount of ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homestead of an elderly or disabled person.

HR 56 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 3:53PM
Caption: Recognizing February 13, 2019, as Coldspring and San Jacinto County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 57 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2019 10:03PM
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Cleveland Day at the State Capitol.

HR 58 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 7:31PM
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2019, as Huntsville and Walker County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 59 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2019 9:40PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019 as Dayton Day at the State Capitol.

HR 285 Author: Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 11:30PM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2019, as Texas FFA Day at the State Capitol.

HR 363 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 5:32PM
Caption: Recognizing March 14, 2019, as 4-H Day at the State Capitol.

HR 738 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 9:21AM
Caption: Recognizing March 11, 2019, as Texas Public Education Day at the State Capitol.

HR 772 Author: Bailes
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 7:09PM
Caption: Congratulating Rayford H. Rash on his retirement as director of public works for the City of Shepherd.

Joint Author (21):
HB 43 Author: Hinojosa | Allen | Bailes | Dutton | VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 62 Author: Zerwas | Reynolds | Miller | Stephenson | Bailes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain meetings of a commissioners court during a disaster or emergency.

HB 69 Author: Minjarez | Rodriguez | Bailes | Collier
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the right to vacate and avoid liability under a residential lease after a tenant's death.

HB 410 Author: White | Bailes
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain low-volume and other livestock processing establishments.

HB 787 Author: Davis, Sarah | Gutierrez | Bailes | Sheffield | Smithee
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study on the state certification of music therapists.

HB 892 Author: Kuempel | Deshotel | Bailes | Dean | Collier
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to county regulation of game rooms.

HB 1245 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1246 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

HB 1247 Author: Ashby | Clardy | Kacal | Bailes | White
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.

HB 1409 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Paddie | White | Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land or restricted-use timber land.

HB 2127 Author: Harris | Bailes | Cain
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the licensure and registration of persons engaged in certain activities pertaining to compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas containers and systems.

HB 2290 Author: Buckley | Bailes | Leman
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the placement of a slow-moving-vehicle emblem.

HB 2292 Author: Buckley | Bailes | Springer | VanDeaver | Burns
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the operation of a slow-moving vehicle on an improved shoulder.

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 2503 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Guillen | Raymond | Bailes
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of certain employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 2620 Author: Martinez | Bailes
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles, including the enforcement of motor vehicle size and weight limitations; creating a criminal offense.

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 3366 Author: Kacal | Bailes | Kuempel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program.

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.

HR 141 Author: White | Bailes | Ashby
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2019 9:26PM
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2019, as 9-1-1 Day at the State Capitol.

HR 844 Author: Price | Miller | Blanco | Shine | Bailes
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 6:17PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

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