Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Donna Howard
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/15/2019

Number of Bills: 57

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 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 18 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Allison | Blanco | Bucy | Button | Canales | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, counseling programs, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students and to mental health first aid program training and reporting regarding local mental health authority and school district personnel.

HB 19 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Blanco | Bucy | Button | Canales | Darby | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to mental health and substance use resources for certain school districts.

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 29 Author: Minjarez | Klick | Moody | Coleman | Parker
Coauthor: Bernal | Biedermann | Darby | Deshotel | Farrar | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

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 43 Author: Hinojosa | Allen | Bailes | Dutton | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Cole | Collier | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 63 Author: Moody | Collier | White | Dutton | Phelan
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain marihuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession offenses; imposing a fee.

HB 342 Author: Cortez | Rose | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Bucy | Calanni | Dominguez | Farrar | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility for the medical assistance program and enrollment in the child health plan program.

HB 361 Author: Israel | Zerwas | Wilson | Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 517 Author: Israel | González, Jessica | Johnson, Julie | Zwiener | González, Mary
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bucy | Calanni | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; providing penalties.

HB 595 Author: Rosenthal | Allen | Reynolds | Johnson, Jarvis
Coauthor: Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | Cole | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or prejudice; increasing a criminal penalty.

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 684 Author: Clardy | Middleton | Klick
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Greg | Calanni | Dean | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the care of students with seizure disorders and the training requirements for certain school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid.

HB 749 Author: Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Sheffield | Anchia | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Bowers | Calanni | Cole | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the distribution, possession, purchase, consumption, and receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 990 Author: Gutierrez | Canales | Martinez | Raymond | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the effects of the construction of a border wall on storm drainage and other environmental matters in this state.

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 1051 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Longoria | Zerwas | White
Coauthor: Bernal | González, Mary | Howard | Minjarez | Raymond | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an adult education program provided under an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school program and reporting requirements regarding certain students.

HB 1070 Author: Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg | Sheffield
Coauthor: Blanco | Bucy | Button | Darby | Guerra | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the mental health first aid training program reporting requirements.

HB 1096 Author: Capriglione | Frank | Krause
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bohac | Bucy | González, Mary | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the modernization of state agency information technology systems.

HB 1110 Author: Davis, Sarah | Deshotel | Zerwas | Meyer | Rose
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 1111 Author: Davis, Sarah | Springer | Guerra | Thompson, Senfronia | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to maternal and newborn health care.

HB 1182 Author: Goodwin | Talarico | Beckley | Capriglione
Coauthor: Allison | Cortez | Farrar | Gervin-Hawkins | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.

HB 1183 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Raymond | Romero, Jr. | Dutton | Bucy
Coauthor: Cole | González, Mary | Howard | Morales | Neave | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to abolishing Confederate Heroes Day.

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 1303 Author: Zwiener
Coauthor: Bucy | Calanni | Cole | Goodwin | Hinojosa | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to signs along certain roads in Hays County.

HB 1365 Author: Lucio III | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Larson
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, processing, distribution, transportation, research, testing, and delivery of low-THC cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of cannabis dispensing organizations, cannabis research organizations, and cannabis testing facilities; establishing the cannabis therapeutic research review board; authorizing fees.

HB 1450 Author: Gutierrez | Lucio III | Nevárez | Walle | González, Jessica
Coauthor: Bernal | Bowers | Calanni | Canales | Cole | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain personal information provided on a driver's license application or in connection with a motor vehicle record.

HB 1480 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Bernal | Tinderholt | Metcalf
Coauthor: Allison | Buckley | Clardy | Goldman | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

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 1579 Author: Cain | Guillen | Romero, Jr. | Frank
Coauthor: Allison | Biedermann | Burns | Cortez | Cyrier | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to the definition of first responder for immunization purposes.

HB 1601 Author: Israel | White | Ramos | Stickland
Coauthor: Calanni | Dominguez | Gervin-Hawkins | Howard | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the release on personal bond of a person who is pregnant.

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 1739 Author: Geren | Davis, Yvonne | Shine | Leach | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 1798 Author: Goldman | Rodriguez | Phelan | Longoria | Flynn
Coauthor: Dean | Howard | Krause | Landgraf | Middleton | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures.

HB 1821 Author: Cole | Israel | Rodriguez | Bucy | Talarico
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | et al.
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 1950 Author: Zwiener | Cole | Talarico | Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to acceptable forms of identification for voting.

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 2000 Author: Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle
Coauthor: Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 2279 Author: Zwiener | Anchia | Button | Davis, Sarah | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

HB 2655 Author: Rosenthal | Allen | Talarico | Toth | Lopez
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Blanco | Bohac | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter response training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.

HB 2733 Author: Stephenson | Raymond | Lang | Flynn
Coauthor: Allen | Biedermann | Bucy | Cain | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice for chiropractors.

HB 2789 Author: Meyer | Moody | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Collier
Coauthor: Ashby | Holland | Howard | King, Ken | Pacheco | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material.

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 3703 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Oliverson | Sheffield | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions.

HB 3745 Author: Bell, Cecil | Rose | Capriglione | Zerwas | Thompson, Ed
Coauthor: Anchia | Blanco | Button | Clardy | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the Texas emissions reduction plan fund and account.

HB 3809 Author: Goldman | Meyer
Coauthor: Bohac | Button | Hefner | Howard | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the limitations period for personal injury claims that arise from certain offenses involving child sexual abuse.

HB 3830 Author: Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: González, Mary | Howard | Miller | Morales | White | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to a study on the adequacy of resources provided to foster parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 4388 Author: Murphy | Huberty | Capriglione | Zerwas | Shine
Coauthor: Allen | Bohac | Calanni | Cortez | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the management of the permanent school fund by the School Land Board and the State Board of Education and a study regarding distributions from the permanent school fund to the available school fund.

HB 4400 Author: Johnson, Julie | Kuempel | Clardy | Thompson, Senfronia | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bernal | Bowers | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to create additional housing for certain individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability through a Medicaid waiver program.

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 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.

HR 970 Author: Thierry | Hernandez | Walle | Farrar | Moody
Coauthor: Bernal | Bucy | Canales | Collier | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2019 8:08PM
Caption: In memory of John Steven Mostyn of Houston.

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