Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. José Menéndez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2019

Number of Bills: 24

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 18 Author: Price | Huberty | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: West | Zaffirini | Lucio | Alvarado | Menéndez
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
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Menéndez
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 29 Author: Minjarez | Klick | Moody | Coleman | Parker
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

HB 37 Author: Minjarez | Larson | Zedler | Pacheco | Kuempel
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: Menéndez | West
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.

HB 170 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Sponsor: Alvarado
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Miles
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to coverage for mammography under certain health benefit plans.

HB 449 Author: Turner, Chris | Neave | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Menéndez | West
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.

HB 996 Author: Collier | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria | Capriglione | Leach
Sponsor: Paxton
Cosponsor: Alvarado | Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers.

HB 1325 Author: King, Tracy O. | Larson | Gutierrez | Rodriguez | Burrows
Sponsor: Perry
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Schwertner | Flores | Rodríguez | Hall
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the production and regulation of hemp; requiring occupational licenses; authorizing fees; creating criminal offenses; providing civil and administrative penalties.

HB 1343 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Paxton
Cosponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of improper contact with a victim and to protective orders for victims of certain offenses; enhancing a criminal penalty.

HB 1702 Author: Howard | Stucky | Frank | Minjarez
Sponsor: Hancock
Cosponsor: Creighton | Menéndez | West | Watson | Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to services provided for students at public institutions of higher education who are or were in foster care.

HB 1769 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Rose | Meyer | Johnson, Jarvis | Miller
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Huffman | Menéndez
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of a statewide alert system for certain missing adults and to a study of the alert system.

HB 2486 Author: Goldman | Paddie | Oliverson | Bonnen, Greg | Huberty
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services.

HB 2536 Author: Oliverson | Blanco | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Hancock
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to transparency related to drug costs.

HB 2747 Author: Ortega | Landgraf | Thompson, Senfronia | Harless | Ramos
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Cosponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy.

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 3041 Author: Turner, Chris | Kacal
Sponsor: Buckingham
Cosponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the renewal of a preauthorization for a medical or health care service.

HB 3106 Author: Goldman | Krause | Tinderholt | Howard | Neave
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Kolkhorst | Hughes | Menéndez | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
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 3388 Author: Sheffield | Bonnen, Greg | Price | Hefner | Raymond
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Miles | Menéndez | Johnson | Hughes | Perry | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2019 H Conf. Comm. Report distributed: May 25 2019 11:37PM
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program.

HB 3490 Author: Cole
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Nelson | Menéndez | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment; 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.

HB 3808 Author: Walle
Sponsor: Powell
Cosponsor: West | Lucio | Menéndez | Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the timely graduation of and attainment of marketable skills by students in public higher education.

HB 3906 Author: Huberty
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Hinojosa | Flores | Nelson
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the assessment of public school students, including the development and administration of assessment instruments, and technology permitted for use by students.

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.

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