Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/18/2019

Number of Bills: 21

HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Powell | Menéndez
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
Sponsor: Nelson
Cosponsor: Alvarado | West | Lucio | Huffman | Creighton | et al.
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 16 Author: Leach | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Oliverson | Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Hall | Campbell | Bettencourt | Nelson | Paxton | et al.
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 492 Author: Shine | Darby | Murphy | Stephenson | Raney
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
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 953 Author: King, Ken
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to certain contributions by an open-enrollment charter school to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 963 Author: Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Howard | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the availability of school district trustee information on the Internet and a review of the essential knowledge and skills of certain curricula.

HB 1051 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Longoria | Zerwas | White
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
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 1177 Author: Phelan | White | Metcalf | Ashby | Toth
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Fallon | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

HB 1387 Author: Hefner | Swanson | Bonnen, Greg | Pacheco | Dutton
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/06/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.

HB 1399 Author: Smith | Phelan | Moody | Button
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation and storage of DNA records for a person arrested for certain felony offenses.

HB 1483 Author: Frank | Goldman | Deshotel | Miller | Rose
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: West | Schwertner | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/27/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.

HB 1631 Author: Stickland | Collier | Burrows | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hall
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 1767 Author: Murphy | King, Phil | Deshotel | Hernandez | Darby
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the consideration of employee compensation and benefits in establishing the rates of gas utilities.

HB 1885 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to the waiver of penalties and interest if an error by a mortgagee results in failure to pay an ad valorem tax.

HB 1888 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Noble | Springer
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to temporary branch polling place hours of operation.

HB 2817 Author: Lucio III | Raney | Oliverson | Raymond | Guillen
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Schwertner | Perry | Buckingham | Lucio | Whitmire | et al.
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

HB 2856 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to restrictions under disaster remediation contracts; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3703 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Oliverson | Sheffield | Coleman
Sponsor: Campbell
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Schwertner | Bettencourt | West | Taylor | et al.
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.

HJR 4 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Rodriguez | Coleman | Guillen
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Hinojosa | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

HJR 12 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Coleman
Sponsor: Nelson | Watson
Cosponsor: Hinojosa | Lucio | Campbell | Flores | Whitmire | et al.
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 38 Author: Leach | Metcalf | Burrows | Cain
Sponsor: Fallon
Cosponsor: Flores | Bettencourt | Paxton | Nelson | Birdwell | et al.
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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