Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Art Fierro
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/22/2019

Number of Bills: 49

HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Scheduled for conference committee meeting
Caption: Relating to public school finance and public education; 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: 05/22/2019 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
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: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to developing a disaster recovery task force to assist with long-term disaster recovery.

HB 8 Author: Neave | Howard | Minjarez | Button | Lang
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 21 2019 9:56PM
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 18 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Allison | Blanco | Bucy | Button | Canales | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor
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: 05/17/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 17 2019 5:42PM
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 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 123 Author: White | Klick | Miller | Minjarez | Rose
Coauthor: Bernal | Fierro | Neave | Ramos | Raymond | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 21 2019 1:34PM
Caption: Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth or homeless children or youth.

HB 255 Author: Blanco | Rodriguez | Turner, Chris | Anchia | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Bucy | Cole | Cortez | Dominguez | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.

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 448 Author: Turner, Chris | Thierry | Zerwas | Bernal | Sheffield
Coauthor: Blanco | Bucy | Calanni | Fierro | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 21 2019 2:28PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB 616 Author: Neave | Blanco | Minjarez | Guillen | Swanson
Coauthor: Bernal | Bucy | Calanni | Cortez | Fierro | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to reimbursement for a certain portion of a forensic medical examination of a sexual assault survivor and for the evidence collection kit required for the examination.

HB 685 Author: Clardy | White | Ashby | Lambert
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Cyrier | Darby | Fierro | Harris | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
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 762 Author: Wu
Coauthor: Fierro
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 885 Author: Raney | Stucky | Anchia | Harless | Lambert
Coauthor: Bucy | Calanni | Canales | Deshotel | Fierro | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 933 Author: Bucy | Cortez | Israel
Coauthor: Blanco | Burrows | Fierro | González, Jessica | Middleton | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 20 2019 1:38PM
Caption: Relating to posting of election information on the secretary of state's and each county's Internet website.

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 1064 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Martinez | Springer | Lambert
Coauthor: Cain | Dean | Fierro | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to designating May 4 as Texas Firefighters Day.

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 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 1241 Author: Bucy | Cortez | Klick | Cain | Moody
Coauthor: Fierro | Goodwin | Guillen | Israel | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the content of a polling place location notice.

HB 1325 Author: King, Tracy O. | Larson | Gutierrez | Rodriguez | Burrows
Coauthor: Dominguez | Fierro | Guillen | Herrero | Lambert | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/16/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 16 2019 9:10PM
Caption: Relating to the production and regulation of hemp; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees; creating criminal offenses; providing civil and administrative penalties.

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 1397 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Paddie | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Burrows | Cain | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/20/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates for certain non-ERCOT utilities.

HB 1420 Author: Dominguez | Guerra | Blanco | Lucio III
Coauthor: Allison | Canales | Fierro | González, Mary | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the composition and duties of the Public Health Funding and Policy Committee.

HB 1521 Author: Burrows | Moody | Leach | Longoria | Meyer
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Blanco | Button | Calanni | et al.
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation actions.

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 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 1999 Author: Leach | Cyrier | Lucio III
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Fierro | Martinez
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 21 2019 1:52PM
Caption: Relating to certain construction liability claims concerning public buildings and public works.

HB 2195 Author: Meyer | Rosenthal | Calanni | Leach | Burrows
Coauthor: Bohac | Fierro | Swanson
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
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 2227 Author: Wu | Craddick | White | Landgraf | Capriglione
Coauthor: Allison | Dominguez | Fierro | Guillen | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to preventing the loss of benefits by certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

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 2298 Author: Parker | Button | Shaheen | Leach | Meyer
Coauthor: Bohac | Buckley | Fierro | Goldman | Lozano | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/14/2019 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to designating January 28 as Sexual Assault Survivors Day.

HB 2335 Author: Walle | Hernandez | Raymond
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 2340 Author: Dominguez | Murphy | Calanni | Bucy
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

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 2772 Author: Wilson | Moody
Coauthor: Fierro | Paul | Sanford | Swanson | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the release to mandatory supervision of certain inmates confined in a county jail.

HB 2945 Author: Perez | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria | Price | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/15/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 15 2019 1:32PM
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 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 3096 Author: Price
Coauthor: Fierro
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for carrying automated external defibrillators in certain Department of Public Safety vehicles.

HB 3106 Author: Goldman | Krause | Tinderholt | Howard | Neave
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Dean | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/21/2019 H Corrected Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 21 2019 12:46PM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that law enforcement agencies enter into a certain database information related to investigations of sexual assault or other sex offenses.

HB 3703 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Oliverson | Sheffield | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions.

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.

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 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.

HJR 137 Author: Romero, Jr. | Beckley
Coauthor: Fierro | Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district and to reduce 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.

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