Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Cecil Bell
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2019

Number of Bills: 53

HB 2 Author: Burrows
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.

HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 5 Author: Phelan | Bonnen, Greg | Harless | Morrison | Deshotel
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts.

HB 6 Author: Morrison | Zerwas | Hunter | Huberty | Phelan
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster relief and recovery.

HB 9 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | González, Mary | Meyer | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 13 Author: Phelan | Larson | Longoria | Guerra | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects; making an appropriation.

HB 16 Author: Leach | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Oliverson | Morrison
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 20 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Longoria | Howard | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | et al.
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 24 Author: Romero, Jr. | Neave | Burns
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed when a child is or may be present during the commission of the offense.

HB 26 Author: Metcalf | Larson | Phelan | Huberty | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Ashby | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notification of affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

HB 39 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB 275 Author: Miller | Flynn | Blanco | Shine | Minjarez
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Capriglione | Lopez | Thompson, Ed | White | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 281 Author: Middleton | Phelan | Metcalf | Longoria | Burrows
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities.

HB 302 Author: Paul | Nevárez | Burns | King, Phil | Guillen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

HB 492 Author: Shine | Darby | Murphy | Stephenson | Raney
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Buckley | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

HB 672 Author: Rodriguez | Morrison | Deshotel | Stucky | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the sale of ale and beer by certain brewers and manufacturers to ultimate consumers for consumption off the brewers' or manufacturers' premises.

HB 948 Author: Metcalf
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen, Greg | Hefner | King, Phil | Landgraf | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.

HB 966 Author: Dutton | Howard | Button | Guillen | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Blanco
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 991 Author: Burns | Phelan | Burrows
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1177 Author: Phelan | White | Metcalf | Ashby | Toth
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

HB 1214 Author: Cyrier | Zerwas | Price | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HB 1397 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Paddie | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Burrows | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates for certain non-ERCOT utilities.

HB 1426 Author: Guerra | Phelan | Deshotel | Burrows | Allison
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Canales | Davis, Sarah | Dutton | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster.

HB 1446 Author: Kuempel | Ashby | Bell, Keith | King, Phil | Price
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Clardy | Cyrier | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to use of an electric cooperative's easements or property for broadband service.

HB 1500 Author: Cain | King, Phil | Flynn | Parker | Miller
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat and to requirements for performing or inducing an abortion; authorizing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1576 Author: Phelan | Paddie | Springer | González, Mary | Rose
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.

HB 1631 Author: Stickland | Collier | Burrows | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 1641 Author: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1792 Author: Klick | Howard | Coleman | Moody | Frank
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Blanco | Cain | Clardy | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1929 Author: Noble | Morrison | Klick | King, Phil | Springer
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 1973 Author: Button | Price | Shaheen | Goodwin | Guerra
Coauthor: Anchia | Bell, Cecil | Bowers | Burrows | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.

HB 2099 Author: Lambert | Sheffield | Zerwas | Oliverson | Lucio III
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

HB 2100 Author: Cain | Oliverson | Goldman | Phelan | Wilson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.

HB 2108 Author: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Kacal | Lambert | Moody
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Capriglione | Goodwin | Hunter | Lucio III | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

HB 2271 Author: Lang | Hefner | White
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen, Greg | Dean | Landgraf | Oliverson | et al.
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 2320 Author: Paul
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to services provided during and following a disaster.

HB 2422 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | King, Tracy O. | Nevárez | Leman | Price
Coauthor: Allen | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Burrows | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the coordination of certain broadband projects by the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 2434 Author: Schaefer | Swanson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; creating an administrative penalty, a civil remedy, and a criminal offense.

HB 2826 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Leach | Goldman | Gervin-Hawkins | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by certain governmental entities.

HB 2827 Author: King, Phil
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen, Greg | Dean | Hefner | Landgraf | et al.
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to discrimination by a state agency against an applicant for or holder of an occupational license.

HB 2945 Author: Perez | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria | Price | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers and to creating a payment fraud fusion center; imposing civil penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2967 Author: Oliverson | Martinez Fischer | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.

HB 3172 Author: Krause | Sanford | Phelan | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Returned to committee: May 9 2019 7:33PM
Caption: Relating to the protection of membership in and support to religious organizations.

HB 3439 Author: Patterson | Parker | Shaheen | Geren | Phelan
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.

HB 3753 Author: Harless | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county fire marshal to provide fire-related training programs for first responders.

HB 3899 Author: Springer | Raymond | Phelan | Metcalf | Longoria
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate statewide commerce.

HB 4296 Author: Schaefer | Guillen | Phelan | Morrison | King, Phil
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Buckley | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the regulation of plumbing, including the requirements to obtain a tradesman plumber-limited license.

HB 4347 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Moody | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | Burrows | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified projects.

HJR 10 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | Buckley | et al.
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.

HJR 12 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

HJR 34 Author: Shine | Darby | Stephenson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.

HJR 38 Author: Leach | Metcalf | Burrows | Cain
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax.

HJR 39 Author: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

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