Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Rhetta Andrews Bowers
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2019

Number of Bills: 45

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 8 Author: Neave | Howard | Minjarez | Button | Lang
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the criminal statute of limitations for certain sex offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

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 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 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 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 363 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Allen | Miller | Wu | Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: Bowers | Cain | Cole | Goodwin | Reynolds | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the office of independent oversight ombudsman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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 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 935 Author: Bucy | Israel
Coauthor: Bowers | Cole | Dominguez | Gervin-Hawkins | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.

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 992 Author: Calanni
Coauthor: Anchia | Bernal | Bowers | Zwiener
Last Action: 03/27/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the women's health advisory committee.

HB 1188 Author: Hefner | Sanford | Springer | Canales
Coauthor: Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bowers | Buckley | Cain | et al.
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 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 1276 Author: Rosenthal | Dutton | Bernal
Coauthor: Blanco | Bowers | Hernandez | Hinojosa | Kacal | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.

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 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 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

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 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 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 2210 Author: Bell, Keith | Hinojosa | Darby | Clardy | Springer
Coauthor: Bowers
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration for public school accountability purposes of certain students who reside in a state hospital and receive educational services provided by a school district.

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 2340 Author: Dominguez | Murphy | Calanni | Bucy | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

HB 2492 Author: Ramos | Herrero | Tinderholt | Raymond | Hunter
Coauthor: Bowers | Bucy | Button | Calanni | Cole | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to designating April 16 as Selena Quintanilla Pérez Day.

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 2725 Author: Calanni | Deshotel | Howard | Metcalf | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Biedermann | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

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 3831 Author: Sherman, Sr. | Johnson, Jarvis | Pacheco | White | Stephenson
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Rose
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain technical violations of conditions of community supervision.

HB 3836 Author: Bell, Keith | Allen | Allison | Howard | Bohac
Coauthor: Bowers
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the selection of instructional materials by a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

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.

HB 4352 Author: Romero, Jr. | Beckley
Coauthor: Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | Calanni | Dominguez | et al.
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to an increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against the resulting loss in local revenue.

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 11 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Sheffield | Murr | Walle
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

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 1074 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Reynolds | Dutton | Deshotel | Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Collier | Davis, Yvonne | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2019 10:44AM
Caption: Honoring 100 Black Men of America for its service to African American youth.

HR 1684 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Beckley | Bowers | Bucy | Calanni | Goodwin | et al.
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 10:00AM
Caption: Honoring the University of Houston Hobby Fellows for their contributions to the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

HR 2089 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Beckley | Bowers | Bucy | Calanni | Goodwin | et al.
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 6:32PM
Caption: Honoring the Laney and Laney Hobby Fellows for their contributions to the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

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