Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Donna Howard
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/17/2019

Number of Bills: 104

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (57):
HB 311 Author: Howard | Cole | Minjarez | Springer | Wu
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 312 Author: Howard | Bernal
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

HB 313 Author: Howard | Cole | Murphy | Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for child and adult diapers.

HB 314 Author: Howard | Guillen | Bucy | Morrison
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB 315 Author: Howard | Cole
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for condoms.

HB 316 Author: Howard | Goodwin | Miller
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.

HB 318 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Internet broadcast or audio recording of certain open meetings.

HB 473 Author: Howard | Minjarez | Wu
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services reporting certain information regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the department who are pregnant or who are parents.

HB 474 Author: Howard | Wu
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions.

HB 475 Author: Howard | Wu
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.

HB 476 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to certain duties of public institutions of higher education and the Department of State Health Services regarding policies on the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education.

HB 512 Author: Howard | Israel | Stickland | Miller | Bucy
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to allowing a person who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election for state and county officers to vote in the preceding primary elections.

HB 513 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for the distribution of certain contraceptives in participating public school districts.

HB 800 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Collier | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to covered benefits under the child health plan.

HB 912 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an expedited licensing process for certain advanced practice registered nurses; authorizing a fee.

HB 960 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.

HB 961 Author: Howard | King, Ken
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the membership and training course requirements of a public school concussion oversight team and the removal of a public school student from an interscholastic athletic activity on the basis of a suspected concussion.

HB 1146 Author: Howard | Thompson, Senfronia | Klick | Zerwas
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to workplace violence prevention in certain health care facilities.

HB 1401 Author: Howard | Zerwas | Raymond
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs.

HB 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 1702 Author: Howard | Stucky | Frank | Minjarez
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to services provided for students at public institutions of higher education who are or were in foster care.

HB 1735 Author: Howard | Stucky | Button | Lozano
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1827 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the authority of pharmacists to furnish certain medications.

HB 1886 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the availability on the Internet of personal financial statements filed by public officials.

HB 1907 Author: Howard | Wu
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to training for certain individuals who provide care for or services to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1933 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing a public institution of higher education to include certain textbook costs in the institution's charge for tuition or required fees.

HB 2071 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to state agencies developing applications.

HB 2206 Author: Howard | Frullo
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to private activity bonds.

HB 2976 Author: Howard | Israel | Rodriguez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to authority of the Travis County Healthcare District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians.

HB 2977 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer, sale, or exchange of real property or an interest in real property between the City of Austin and a state agency.

HB 2978 Author: Howard
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to granting an easement to the City of Austin.

HB 2980 Author: Howard | Zerwas
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to increase the availability of clinical education practice sites for certain nursing students.

HB 3137 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the award of a grant under the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program to certain students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program.

HB 3227 Author: Howard | Johnson, Jarvis | Allen | White
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the availability of and access to certain programs and services for persons in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 4126 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to a required training course for persons serving as special education representatives and hearing officers at impartial due process hearings.

HB 4552 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to high quality standards for out of school and extended learning opportunity programs.

HJR 25 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting.

HJR 37 Author: Howard | Israel | Stickland | Miller | Bucy
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain persons under the age of 18 to vote in a primary election.

HJR 43 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the legislature to set the basic allotment under the Foundation School Program at an amount that reflects a change in the total taxable value of property in the state.

HJR 66 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating the net revenue from any tax on the sale or use of cannabis or marijuana to public education.

HR 115 Author: Howard
Last Action: 01/31/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 31 2019 10:20AM
Caption: Recognizing February 1, 2019, as National Wear Red Day.

HR 152 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 4 2019 10:38AM
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2019, as Texas United Ways Community Day at the State Capitol.

HR 153 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 8:45PM
Caption: Recognizing February 19, 2019, as Nurse Day at the State Capitol.

HR 489 Author: Howard | Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Lozano
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2019 11:14PM
Caption: Recognizing Dr. Raymund A. Paredes for his 15-year tenure as Texas commissioner of higher education.

HR 587 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 13 2019 11:19AM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Austin Amateur Radio Club.

HR 601 Author: Howard
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 4:37PM
Caption: Recognizing the Eagle Aid program at Akins High School in Austin.

HR 787 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 5:59PM
Caption: In memory of James Arthur "Jimmy" Turman, former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

HR 790 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 6:26PM
Caption: In memory of Lynda Townsend Brown of Austin.

HR 895 Author: Howard
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 5:01PM
Caption: Congratulating Mike Elliot on his retirement as chief of the Westlake Fire Department.

HR 896 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2019 2:31PM
Caption: In memory of Elizabeth May "Betsy" Warren of Austin.

HR 999 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 10 2019 6:08PM
Caption: In memory of William C. "Bill" Powers Jr., former president of The University of Texas at Austin.

HR 1072 Author: Howard | Israel | Hinojosa | Ortega | Rosenthal
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2019 10:22AM
Caption: Honoring six nonprofit workforce development organizations participating in the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Program.

HR 1244 Author: Howard
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 18 2019 5:19PM
Caption: Congratulating Mavis Elizabeth Eskew Pape on her 100th birthday.

HR 1410 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 13 2019 9:10AM
Caption: Recognizing the 2019 class of the NEW Leadership Texas Summer Institute.

HR 1460 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/13/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 13 2019 4:36PM
Caption: Congratulating Tom Rogers on his retirement as legislative chair of the Austin Retired Teachers Association.

HR 1996 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 2:15PM
Caption: Commending the House Business Office staff for its work during the 86th Legislative Session.

HR 2031 Author: Howard
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 1:28PM
Caption: Commending the members of the House Committee Coordinator's Office for their work during the 86th Legislative Session.

Joint Author (47):
HB 8 Author: Neave | Howard | Minjarez | Button | Lang
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the criminal statute of limitations for certain sex offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 20 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Longoria | Howard | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the allocation of certain constitutional transfers of money to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund and to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the Texas legacy distribution fund.

HB 60 Author: Ortega | Button | Howard | Neave | Farrar
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information regarding certain women's health programs to students.

HB 72 Author: White | Howard | Wu | Meza
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children formerly in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 80 Author: Ortega | Button | Howard | Sheffield | Stucky
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

HB 246 Author: Farrar | Moody | Howard
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing the death penalty.

HB 274 Author: Davis, Sarah | Howard | Wu
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning board and the creation of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning revolving fund; making an appropriation.

HB 368 Author: Cain | Capriglione | Toth | Howard | Thierry
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising.

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 650 Author: White | Klick | Howard | Neave | Meza
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 755 Author: Wu | Howard
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 900 Author: Israel | Zerwas | Sheffield | Howard
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the act of smoking tobacco in a vehicle with a child present; authorizing an additional fine for certain criminal offenses.

HB 937 Author: Davis, Sarah | Zerwas | Johnson, Julie | Howard | Farrar
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

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 966 Author: Dutton | Howard | Button | Guillen | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ certain apprentices.

HB 1071 Author: Hinojosa | Howard
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to an advance directive and do-not-resuscitate order of a pregnant woman and information provided for an advance directive.

HB 1264 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Johnson, Julie
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to pharmacist communications to prescribing practitioners regarding certain dispensed biological products.

HB 1564 Author: Hinojosa | Howard
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain support services to persons who are deaf-blind.

HB 1729 Author: Murphy | Howard | Springer
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the amount of the discount allowed for prepayment of sales and use taxes.

HB 1749 Author: Wray | Harris | Rodriguez | Oliverson | Howard
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 1792 Author: Klick | Howard | Coleman | Moody | Frank
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1835 Author: Rosenthal | Howard
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to a change of name and sex for certain persons and the issuance of associated vital records and documentation; authorizing a fee.

HB 1874 Author: Davis, Sarah | Coleman | Howard | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a regenerative medicine registry established by the Texas Regenerative Medicine Coordinating Board.

HB 1916 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Howard | Meyer | Wu
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2019 8:52PM
Caption: Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.

HB 2048 Author: Zerwas | Darby | Krause | Davis, Sarah | Howard
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the amount and allocation of state traffic fine funds; eliminating program surcharges; authorizing and increasing criminal fines; increasing a fee.

HB 2539 Author: Krause | Meyer | Leach | Howard | Parker
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to improving the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children, including children receiving benefits under the STAR Kids managed care program.

HB 2725 Author: Calanni | Deshotel | Howard | Metcalf | Harris
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 2802 Author: Darby | Zerwas | Howard | Ashby | Raymond
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the amounts, availability, and use of certain statutorily dedicated revenue and accounts; reducing or affecting the amounts of certain statutorily dedicated fees.

HB 2832 Author: Phelan | Button | Meyer | Leach | Howard
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the referral of certain pregnant women to a nurse-family partnership program.

HB 2884 Author: Miller | Capriglione | Phelan | Howard | Longoria
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to statewide technology centers and cloud computing services.

HB 2968 Author: Frullo | Howard
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for the issuance of certain private activity bonds.

HB 3106 Author: Goldman | Krause | Tinderholt | Howard | Neave
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a requirement that law enforcement agencies enter into a certain database information related to investigations of sexual assault or other sex offenses.

HB 3165 Author: Oliverson | Button | Howard | Bernal
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an occupational and life skills associate degree program offered by the Lone Star College System District.

HB 3281 Author: Hinojosa | Anchia | Israel | Howard | Moody
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.

HB 3284 Author: Sheffield | Price | Burns | Howard | Stucky
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; authorizing a fee; providing for administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 3628 Author: Goodwin | Howard | González, Mary | Talarico
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to creating a special education certification to teach students with disabilities.

HB 3650 Author: Turner, Chris | Ramos | Howard | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an agreement between a school district and public institution of higher education to provide a dual credit program to high school students enrolled in the district.

HB 3652 Author: Turner, Chris | Howard | Guerra | Canales | Raymond
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state repository for open educational resources by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

HB 3705 Author: Klick | Howard | Thompson, Senfronia | Button | Noble
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

HB 3836 Author: Bell, Keith | Allen | Allison | Howard | Bohac
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the selection of instructional materials by a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 3845 Author: Calanni | Howard | Goodwin | Clardy | Tinderholt
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of video teleconferencing for testimony of a forensic analyst in a criminal proceeding.

HB 3890 Author: Cole | Howard | Toth | Guillen | Dutton
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

HB 4068 Author: Beckley | Howard | Turner, Chris | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of public school students.

HB 4285 Author: Zedler | Howard
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of pharmacists to furnish certain medications.

HB 4348 Author: Phelan | Button | Meyer | Leach | Howard
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain minors to consent to Texas Home Visiting Program services.

HJR 10 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Howard
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas legacy fund and the Texas legacy distribution fund, dedicating the Texas legacy distribution fund to certain state infrastructure projects or the reduction of certain long-term obligations, and providing for the transfer of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund.

HR 12 Author: Raymond | Howard
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2019 5:40PM
Caption: Congratulating Drew Brees on becoming the NFL's all-time leader in passing yardage.

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