Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Thresa "Terry" Meza
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/14/2020

Number of Bills: 80

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (60):
HB 1040 Author: Meza | Pacheco | Guillen | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Grant Program for certain students at two-year public institutions of higher education.

HB 1104 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB 1138 Author: Meza | Israel | Bucy | Cortez | Guillen
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

HB 1196 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to changing statutory references to marihuana to cannabis.

HB 1305 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to death benefits paid under the workers' compensation system.

HB 1375 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1376 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1559 Author: Meza | Lopez
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations; imposing an assessment.

HB 1565 Author: Meza | Springer
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the consideration of ownership interests of certain persons with disabilities in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting.

HB 1566 Author: Meza | Button
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the definition of economically disadvantaged person for the purposes of determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business.

HB 1723 Author: Meza | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to repeal of the permit requirement for intrastate shipment of bees.

HB 1726 Author: Meza | Guillen | Miller
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the motor vehicle sales and use tax for certain military service members serving on active duty.

HB 1727 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for United States flags and Texas state flags.

HB 1728 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 1847 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to limits on political contributions to certain candidates and officeholders.

HB 1911 Author: Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with physical or mental disabilities.

HB 1912 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of family violence.

HB 2010 Author: Meza | Pacheco | Cortez
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to preferential voting in a primary election.

HB 2022 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to a public school student's right not to participate in or observe animal research.

HB 2043 Author: Meza | Anchia
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway 356 in Irving as a historic highway.

HB 2044 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to limits on political contributions and expenditures by certain candidates and officeholders.

HB 2141 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to restrictions on certain contributions by persons appointed to public office by the governor; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2142 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB 2339 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of information concerning the release on bond of persons charged with committing a violent offense.

HB 2460 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to providing a sales and use tax refund or franchise tax credit for businesses that employ former offenders.

HB 2540 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a report on the prevalence of dyslexia and illiteracy among incarcerated persons.

HB 2541 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to a study of no-knock entries conducted in this state.

HB 2542 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2543 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by certain students from the sales and use tax.

HB 2889 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to amending the Texas Rules of Evidence to provide protections for victims of sexual assault.

HB 2988 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on the sale of prophylactics containing nitrosamines.

HB 3037 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to study the segregation of public school students with disabilities from other public school students.

HB 3144 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

HB 3146 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to food options provided by public schools' breakfast and lunch programs.

HB 3240 Author: Meza | Lopez
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a study by the Legislative Budget Board concerning the long-term effects of regulating tuition rates and amounts charged by public institutions of higher education.

HB 3242 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a minimum wage for school bus drivers.

HB 3572 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to referrals by the Department of Family and Protective Services to probate courts concerning allegedly incapacitated persons.

HB 3634 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of political subdivisions to establish election precincts.

HB 3931 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 4101 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for eligibility for health benefit coverage provided through the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 4212 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a professional bee removal training and licensure program.

HB 4459 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the addition of certain provisions to the Texas Rural Investment Fund.

HB 4462 Author: Meza | Lopez | Guillen
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a task force to study access to legal services for persons with disabilities.

HB 4466 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the provision of conversion therapy to a child by certain providers; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 4469 Author: Meza | Deshotel | Rodriguez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grant program and task force relating to disaster issues affecting persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities.

HB 4471 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to an elective course in human rights in public schools.

HB 4480 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study on the use of art therapy in public schools and on art therapy in higher education.

HB 4481 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the deaf-blind with multiple disabilities waiver program.

HJR 73 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to reserve to the people the powers of initiative and referendum; authorizing new fees.

HJR 91 Author: Meza
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring elections on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution to be held in November of even-numbered years.

HR 415 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Filed
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Irving Day at the State Capitol.

HR 416 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 8:39PM
Caption: Commemorating the 90th anniversary of LULAC.

HR 417 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Filed
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2019, as International Mother Language Day.

HR 506 Author: Meza
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 8:48PM
Caption: Recognizing February 21, 2019, as International Mother Language Day.

HR 1057 Author: Meza
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2019 10:29AM
Caption: In memory of Michael William Lehr, former executive director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.

HR 1805 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 12:43PM
Caption: Commending Maysa Mustafa for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Thresa "Terry" Meza.

HR 1806 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 5:35PM
Caption: Commending Gabrielle Covarrubias for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Thresa "Terry" Meza.

HR 1807 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 5:36PM
Caption: Commending Brooke Dal Santo for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Thresa "Terry" Meza.

HR 1808 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 2:53PM
Caption: Commending Alyssa Santillan for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Thresa "Terry" Meza.

HR 2165 Author: Meza
Last Action: 05/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2019 12:54PM
Caption: Recognizing June 28-July 3, 2019, as General Conference of Grand Courts Heroines of Jericho of the United States and Bahamas Days in Irving.

Joint Author (20):
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 136 Author: González, Mary | Zwiener | Meza
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to pollinator health.

HB 140 Author: Minjarez | Guillen | Israel | Meza
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to automatic voter registration on issuance or change of a driver's license or identification card by the Department of Public Safety.

HB 177 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB 209 Author: Reynolds | Beckley | Meza
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 241 Author: Farrar | Beckley | Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 242 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 658 Author: Dutton | Meza
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the age of a child at which a juvenile court may exercise jurisdiction over the child, to the age of criminal responsibility, and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to those ages.

HB 683 Author: White | Reynolds | Meza | Wu
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program; eliminating program surcharges.

HB 694 Author: Vo | Beckley | Meza | Guillen
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB 989 Author: Guillen | Meza
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 1168 Author: Anchia | King, Phil | Tinderholt | Turner, Chris | Meza
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

HB 1336 Author: Pacheco | Meza
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

HB 1337 Author: Pacheco | Bowers | Meza | Cain | Beckley
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.

HB 1577 Author: Anchia | Meza | Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

HB 1682 Author: Raney | Hinojosa | Clardy | Meza | Meyer
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to collection and use of child safety data for licensed day-care centers.

HJR 78 Author: Beckley | Meza | Pacheco
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the operation of six casinos in this state by licensed persons in certain counties that have approved casino gaming to provide funding for certain higher education, public education, mental health, and public safety initiatives; authorizing the licensing of persons engaged in casino gaming occupations, the imposition of fees and a tax, and the provision of criminal penalties.

HR 250 Author: Turner, Chris | Meza | González, Jessica | Stickland | Davis, Yvonne
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2019 10:50AM
Caption: Honoring the Grand Prairie Unity Coalition on its 14th annual Unity Fund-Raiser Banquet.

HR 371 Author: Johnson, Julie | Meza | Anchia | González, Jessica
Last Action: 02/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2019 7:36PM
Caption: Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Irving Day at the State Capitol.

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