Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Sheryl Cole
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2019

Number of Bills: 50

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (35):
HB 818 Author: Cole
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.

HB 895 Author: Cole
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of abortion services under Medicaid and certain other programs administered by this state.

HB 964 Author: Cole
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to certain claims against the administrator of employment benefits for the employees of a political subdivision.

HB 1131 Author: Cole | Ashby | Minjarez | Allen | Guillen
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a state financing program administered by the Texas Public Finance Authority to assist certain school districts with certain expenses; granting authority to issue bonds or other obligations.

HB 1206 Author: Cole | Allen | Thierry | Rodriguez | Guillen
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of marihuana.

HB 1762 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the facilitation of voting by persons confined in certain jails.

HB 1821 Author: Cole | Israel | Rodriguez | Bucy | Talarico
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Loop 111 in Travis County as the Richard Overton Memorial Highway.

HB 1977 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a fiscal impact statement be provided before a taxing unit may enter into a tax abatement agreement.

HB 1981 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a new open-enrollment charter school or campus.

HB 2084 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to a reduction of the amount required to be paid by school districts with high enrollment of educationally disadvantaged students to achieve the equalized wealth level under the public school finance system.

HB 2161 Author: Cole | Talarico
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to human sexuality education in public schools.

HB 2162 Author: Cole | Talarico | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study on the suitability of unused and underused public facilities for joint use by state and local governmental entities.

HB 2614 Author: Cole | Minjarez
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster children who are transitioning to independent living.

HB 2617 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the fiscal year of certain political subdivisions.

HB 2619 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain peace officers.

HB 3086 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the sales and use tax exemption for property used in the production of motion picture, video, or audio recordings and broadcasts.

HB 3487 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the deadline for an early voting ballot board to determine whether to accept voters' ballots.

HB 3488 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to selection of election officers for early voting.

HB 3489 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force on sex-based harassment in public schools.

HB 3490 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3491 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for taxable items used to assist persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.

HB 3492 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for mental trauma injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 3494 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities and to the regulation of unmanned aircraft by certain political subdivisions.

HB 3495 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a wet debris study group.

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 4694 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HR 133 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 12 2019 9:26PM
Caption: In memory of Richard A. Overton of Austin.

HR 208 Author: Cole
Last Action: 03/08/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2019 9:50PM
Caption: Recognizing February 17 to 23, 2019, as National LULAC Week.

HR 209 Author: Cole
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 7:43PM
Caption: Honoring LeĆ³nides G. Hernandez of Austin for a half century of service to the League of United Latin American Citizens.

HR 987 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 10:14AM
Caption: Congratulating Mary Louise Smith of Pflugerville on her retirement from Texas Health and Human Services.

HR 988 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 10:12AM
Caption: Congratulating the Manor High School boys' basketball team on a successful 2018-2019 season.

HR 992 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 3:42PM
Caption: Commemorating the 11th anniversary of Parents Alliance dba Superate y Triunfa.

HR 1086 Author: Cole
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 18 2019 9:46AM
Caption: Honoring the Black Mamas Community Collective on the occasion of its visit to the State Capitol.

HR 1479 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2019 12:26PM
Caption: In memory of Akwasi Rozelle Evans of Austin.

HR 1480 Author: Cole
Last Action: 05/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2019 12:24PM
Caption: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the African American Legislators Monument in the Texas State Cemetery in March 2020.

Joint Author (15):
HB 52 Author: Hinojosa | Wray | Martinez Fischer | Guillen | Cole
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account.

HB 192 Author: Reynolds | Guillen | Johnson, Jarvis | Cole | Beckley
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 245 Author: Farrar | Cole
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement to make certain environmental and water use permit applications available online.

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 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 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 1584 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | King, Ken | Kacal | Zedler | Cole
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer.

HB 1950 Author: Zwiener | Cole | Talarico | Bowers
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

HB 2496 Author: Cyrier | Cole | Gervin-Hawkins | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a property as a historic landmark by a municipality.

HB 2497 Author: Cyrier | Israel | Cole | Rodriguez | Krause
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to rules of and appeals to a municipal board of adjustment.

HB 2561 Author: Israel | Cole
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of a fixed rail transit system by certain metropolitan rapid transit authorities.

HB 3458 Author: Dutton | Fierro | Cole
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.

HB 4127 Author: Hinojosa | Cole | Ortega | Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Healthy Texas Program; authorizing a fee.

HB 4448 Author: Springer | Miller | Zerwas | Clardy | Cole
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Failed to pass
Caption: Relating to the use of unmanned aircraft.

HJR 21 Author: Reynolds | Beckley | Cole
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.

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