Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Cody Harris
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/16/2019

Number of Bills: 62

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 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 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 17 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Metcalf | Thierry | Price
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Keith | Button | Harris | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

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 218 Author: Krause | Oliverson | Hernandez | Blanco | Shaheen
Coauthor: Cain | Canales | Goldman | Guillen | Harris | et al.
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license and to certain duties of state agencies and political subdivisions in relation to delinquent or defaulted student loans.

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 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 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 583 Author: White | Toth | Hefner
Coauthor: Ashby | Burns | Cain | Dean | Harris | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments or memorials located on public property; providing civil penalties.

HB 685 Author: Clardy | White | Ashby | Lambert
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cyrier | Darby | Fierro | Harris | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability of a court clerk and county for the disclosure or release of certain court documents and information contained in the court documents.

HB 686 Author: Clardy | White | Ashby | Lambert
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cyrier | Darby | Harris | Israel | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to making permanent the former temporary increases in records archive fees and records management and preservation fees charged by district and county clerks.

HB 793 Author: King, Phil | Goldman | Davis, Sarah | Parker | Oliverson
Coauthor: Buckley | Harless | Harris | Hefner | Leman | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain government contracts with companies that boycott Israel.

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 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 901 Author: Hefner | Krause | Thierry | Leman | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Frank | Geren | Gervin-Hawkins | Guillen | Harris | et al.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.

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 1035 Author: Zedler | Flynn
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Cain | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to protecting freedom of conscience from government discrimination.

HB 1064 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Martinez | Springer | Lambert
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Fierro | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating May 4 as Texas Firefighters Day.

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 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 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 1409 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Paddie | White | Clardy
Coauthor: Dean | Harris | Phelan
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land or restricted-use timber land.

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 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 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 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 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 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 2101 Author: Capriglione | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Harris
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the regulation of reroofing contractors; providing administrative and civil penalties; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration.

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 2350 Author: Capriglione | Toth
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg | Burns | Dean | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; creating a civil penalty offense; providing for a civil cause of action.

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 2496 Author: Cyrier | Cole | Gervin-Hawkins | Johnson, Jarvis
Coauthor: Cain | Harris | Holland | Lang | Leman | et al.
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 2505 Author: Allison | Pacheco | Nevárez | Lambert | Bernal
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

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 2969 Author: Sanford | Krause | Rodriguez | King, Phil | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Fierro | Harris | Hefner | Patterson | Toth
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against a first responder based on mental illness.

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 3061 Author: Allison | Stucky | Huberty | Clardy | Hunter
Coauthor: Capriglione | Davis, Sarah | Harris | Parker | Raney | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected.

HB 3107 Author: Bell, Keith | Oliverson | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Stucky
Coauthor: Buckley | Capriglione | Dean | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to notice of the right to object to participation in an abortion procedure for health care personnel of a hospital or health care facility.

HB 3136 Author: Cain | Krause | Leach | Flynn
Coauthor: Harris | Hefner
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to carrying a weapon on the premises of a government court or offices utilized by the court.

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 3389 Author: Sanford
Coauthor: Harris | Hefner | Krause | Patterson
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to creating a position of nonprofit agency services coordinator for the Department of Family and Protective Services.

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 3838 Author: Bailes
Coauthor: Harris
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a disclosure in certain offers to purchase a mineral or royalty interest.

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 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.

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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