Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cole Hefner
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/20/2019

Number of Bills: 50

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (33):
HB 869 Author: Hefner | Collier | Moody | Perez | Springer
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.

HB 872 Author: Hefner | Lang | King, Phil | Guillen | Herrero
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 901 Author: Hefner | Krause | Thierry | Leman | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

HB 1143 Author: Hefner | Huberty | Springer | Toth
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.

HB 1188 Author: Hefner | Sanford | Springer | Canales
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to Property Tax
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members.

HB 1213 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 1387 Author: Hefner | Swanson | Bonnen, Greg | Pacheco | Dutton
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/06/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

HB 1393 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to monthly reports on preservation, maintenance, and restoration expenses for the Alamo complex.

HB 1400 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to monthly reports on preservation, maintenance, and restoration expenses for the Alamo complex.

HB 1551 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the selection of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district; authorizing a fee.

HB 1837 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 67 in Titus County as the Titus County World War II Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 1838 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 271 in Titus County as the Titus County Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 1959 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a private school parking area.

HB 1970 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land if a change in use of the land occurs.

HB 2238 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study of the feasibility of converting quarries and surface mine pits for use as water storage reservoirs to enhance this state's available water supply.

HB 2750 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the selection of the board of directors of an appraisal district; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 3936 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous claims and regulatory actions by state agencies.

HB 3946 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

HB 3956 Author: Hefner | Shine
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the testimony of a person with a disability in certain criminal cases.

HB 3992 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to court costs imposed on conviction and deposited to the courthouse security fund or the municipal court building security fund; increasing fees.

HB 4007 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to payment card skimmers and the creation of a payment card fraud center; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 4229 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain overtime pay in the computation of benefits for certain law enforcement officers in the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

HB 4497 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination for businesses and other persons.

HB 4580 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to toll collection and enforcement by toll project entities; authorizing an administrative fee; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 4584 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to sale of returnable containers; creating a criminal offense.

HCR 63 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 02/20/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Congratulating John Cortelyou on his retirement as Camp County constable.

HCR 122 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating Pittsburg as the official Hot Link Capital of Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2019.

HCR 128 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hall | Hughes
Last Action: 04/04/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Johnnie LaPrade for her service as mayor of East Tawakoni.

HCR 169 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Olin "Cliff" Hand of Royse City.

HR 1129 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 18 2019 3:52PM
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2019, as Rains County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1151 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2019 9:55AM
Caption: Congratulating John G. Rouse on his retirement as superintendent of Rains County ISD.

HR 1152 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2019 11:37AM
Caption: Honoring Mount Pleasant Mayor Paul O. Meriwether for his service.

HR 1541 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2019 7:38PM
Caption: In memory of Olin "Cliff" Hand of Royse City.

Joint Author (17):
HB 307 Author: Flynn | Miller | Hefner | Krause | Capriglione
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.

HB 378 Author: Lang | Hefner | Cain
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the verification of citizenship of an applicant for voter registration.

HB 503 Author: Flynn | Zedler | Tinderholt | Hefner | King, Phil
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products.

HB 583 Author: White | Toth | Hefner
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments or memorials located on public property; providing civil penalties.

HB 794 Author: King, Phil | Guillen | Canales | Geren | Hefner
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land.

HB 1992 Author: Leman | Hefner | Raymond | Thierry
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to prohibiting telemarketers from transmitting misleading caller identification information or otherwise misrepresenting the origin of a telemarketing call.

HB 2271 Author: Lang | Hefner | White
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of the attorney general to advertise Choose Life account grants.

HB 2363 Author: Harris | Noble | Hefner | Longoria | Canales
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to permitting certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in the same locked location.

HB 3231 Author: Clardy | Krause | Hefner | Ashby
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.

HB 3388 Author: Sheffield | Bonnen, Greg | Price | Hefner | Raymond
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/25/2019 H Conf. Comm. Report distributed: May 25 2019 11:37PM
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 3635 Author: Turner, John | Longoria | Bonnen, Greg | Collier | Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 3696 Author: Bell, Keith | Ashby | Hefner | Bernal | Bowers
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

HR 46 Author: Clardy | Schaefer | Hefner | Paddie | Dean
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 1:13PM
Caption: In memory of Louise Herrington Ornelas of Tyler.

HR 109 Author: Clardy | Schaefer | Hefner
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2019 9:03PM
Caption: In memory of Robert Frank Faulkner of Tyler.

HR 258 Author: Dean | Schaefer | Hefner | Paddie
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 10:56AM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as East Texas Coalition Day at the State Capitol.

HR 612 Author: Flynn | Guillen | Hefner | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Phil
Last Action: 03/01/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2019 1:37PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas State Rifle Association.

HR 626 Author: Clardy | Schaefer | Hefner
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 9:53AM
Caption: In memory of James W. "Jim" Arnold of Tyler.

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