Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Will Metcalf
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/12/2019

Number of Bills: 57

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 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 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 234 Author: Krause | Middleton | Guillen | Phelan | Price
Coauthor: Blanco | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Goldman | Lang | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other beverages by children.

HB 259 Author: Thompson, Ed | Bonnen, Greg | Johnson, Julie | Turner, Chris | Paul
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bohac | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 297 Author: Murr | Burrows | Burns | Canales | Darby
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Buckley | Cain | Dean | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the public school finance system, the elimination of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes, and the creation of a joint interim committee on the elimination of those taxes.

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 305 Author: Paul | Phelan | Holland | Cain | Frullo
Coauthor: Capriglione | Hefner | Leman | Metcalf | Miller | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions with authority to impose a tax post certain information on an Internet website.

HB 347 Author: King, Phil | Huberty | Bell, Cecil | Larson
Coauthor: Biedermann | Burns | Hefner | Lambert | Lang | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to consent annexation requirements.

HB 357 Author: Stickland | Biedermann | Middleton | Lang | White
Coauthor: Burns | Cain | Hefner | Krause | Leman | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

HB 405 Author: Minjarez | Howard | Hinojosa | Ortega | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Calanni | Dean | Metcalf | Miller | Zerwas
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 436 Author: Shaheen | Krause
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

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 539 Author: Leman | Springer | Nevárez | Stucky | Ashby
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Bell, Keith | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HB 547 Author: Canales | Cyrier | Bucy | Springer | Geren
Coauthor: Bohac | Cain | Lang | Metcalf | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.

HB 803 Author: Patterson | Canales | Thierry | Toth | Krause
Coauthor: Buckley | Burns | Button | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to financial reporting requirements of a toll project entity.

HB 851 Author: Huberty | Cain | Murphy | Ashby | Dutton
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Guillen | Herrero | Metcalf | Zwiener
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB 869 Author: Hefner | Collier | Moody | Perez | Springer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bohac | Buckley | Burrows | et al.
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 1126 Author: Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Metcalf
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

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 1262 Author: Bell, Keith | Nevárez | King, Ken | Paddie | Canales
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Buckley | Bucy | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extended registration of certain vehicles not subject to inspection.

HB 1300 Author: Hunter | Lucio III | Phelan | Cyrier | Morrison
Coauthor: Metcalf | Minjarez | Pacheco | Raney
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to cultivated oyster mariculture; authorizing fees; requiring a permit; creating a criminal offense.

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 1495 Author: Toth
Coauthor: Metcalf
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the ethics of certain public officials, including certain disclosure requirements.

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 1749 Author: Wray | Harris | Rodriguez | Oliverson | Howard
Coauthor: Burns | Button | Cain | Dominguez | González, Mary | et al.
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 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 2041 Author: Oliverson | Phelan | Wray | Zerwas
Coauthor: Bernal | Calanni | Lambert | Metcalf | Zwiener
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

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 2195 Author: Meyer | Rosenthal | Calanni | Leach | Burrows
Coauthor: Bohac | Fierro | Metcalf | Swanson
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.

HB 2286 Author: Oliverson | Nevárez | Springer | Phelan | Toth
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Cyrier | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm accessories.

HB 2677 Author: Goldman | Button
Coauthor: Capriglione | Hefner | Metcalf | Paddie | Patterson | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to certain restrictions on contributions and expenditures from political funds by a lobbyist.

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 2892 Author: Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to the right of conscientious refusal of a health care service.

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 3016 Author: Schaefer | Oliverson | Lang | Middleton | Krause
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.

HB 3158 Author: Raymond | Toth | Miller
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

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 3535 Author: Phelan
Coauthor: Bonnen, Greg | King, Phil | Metcalf | Paul | Sanford | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the payment of certain fees to municipalities by entities that provide telecommunications and cable or video services.

HB 3995 Author: Phelan | Raymond | Rodriguez | King, Phil | Frullo
Coauthor: Deshotel | González, Jessica | Guerra | Leman | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of facilities for the transmission of electricity.

HB 4306 Author: Biedermann | Nevárez | Cain | Miller | Murr
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bohac | Bonnen, Greg | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Considered in public hearing
Caption: Relating to border security infrastructure enhancement projects and the creation of a fund to pay for those projects; allocating the earnings on the balance of that fund and reimbursement of related expenditures; including a study on water retention infrastructure near the border.

HB 4345 Author: Sanford | Krause | Flynn | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez
Coauthor: Bucy | Capriglione | Goldman | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to liability for disclosing certain information regarding sexual misconduct by an employee, volunteer, or independent contractor of a charitable organization.

HCR 19 Author: Herrero | Neave | Capriglione | Blanco | Clardy
Coauthor: Ashby | Bohac | Bucy | Burns | Canales | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/27/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.

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 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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