Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. John Zerwas
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/21/2019

Number of Bills: 28

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 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 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 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 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 82 Author: Minjarez | Miller | Buckley | Wilson | Ramos
Coauthor: Allison | Bucy | Calanni | Capriglione | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to designating May 8 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

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 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 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 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 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 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 1359 Author: Wu | King, Phil | Davis, Sarah | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Bernal | Blanco | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an attorney identification card for entrance into a building that houses a court; authorizing a fee.

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 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 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 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 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 3266 Author: Raney | Larson | Sheffield | Flynn | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Cyrier | Hunter | Kacal | Lozano | Shine | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to fees charged to students enrolled at component institutions of The Texas A&M University System.

HB 3753 Author: Harless | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Hernandez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bohac | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county fire marshal to provide fire-related training programs for first responders.

HB 4150 Author: Paddie | Dean | Raymond | Ashby | Clardy
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Button | Capriglione | Darby | Lambert | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to safety and inspection requirements for certain utilities that provide electricity.

HB 4242 Author: Bernal | Talarico | Lopez | Ramos | Raymond
Coauthor: Bucy | Capriglione | Leach | Martinez Fischer | Patterson | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the consideration of reading level in the adoption of certain assessment instruments and associated student performance levels and to the temporary suspension of accountability sanctions for public schools.

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 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 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.

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