Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Carol Alvarado
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/5/2019

Number of Bills: 35

HB 6 Author: Morrison | Zerwas | Hunter | Huberty | Phelan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to disaster relief and recovery.

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 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Phelan | Moody
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental and Behavioral Health Research Institute.

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 25 Author: González, Mary | White | Phelan | Farrar
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Miles | Lucio | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for providing services to certain women and children under the Medicaid medical transportation program.

HB 53 Author: Minjarez | Miller | Klick | Clardy
Sponsor: Powell
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care.

HB 111 Author: González, Mary | Meyer | Button
Sponsor: Fallon
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school policy and training for public school employees addressing the prevention of sexual abuse, sex trafficking, and other maltreatment of certain children.

HB 114 Author: White | Minjarez | Dominguez
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to providing public high school students information regarding the availability of college credit awarded for military experience, education, and training obtained during military service.

HB 345 Author: Holland | Guillen
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the automatic issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person 60 years of age or older whose driver's license has been surrendered or revoked.

HB 403 Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Alvarado | Lucio
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to training requirements for a member of the board of trustees and the superintendent of an independent school district regarding sexual abuse, human trafficking, and other maltreatment of children.

HB 448 Author: Turner, Chris | Thierry | Zerwas | Bernal | Sheffield
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
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
Sponsor: Nelson
Cosponsor: Johnson | Alvarado | Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
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 692 Author: White | Wu
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the suspension of a student who is homeless from public school.

HB 696 Author: Blanco | Guillen | Zwiener
Sponsor: Powell
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to employment and referral services for veterans and military service members.

HB 808 Author: Dutton
Sponsor: Miles
Cosponsor: West | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the consideration of certain student differentials based on sex under the public school accountability system.

HB 826 Author: Zerwas | Coleman | Walle | Allen | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Zaffirini | Alvarado
Last Action: 05/01/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the University of Houston College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

HB 906 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Phelan | Moody | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman
Sponsor: Powell
Cosponsor: Hall | Hinojosa | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a collaborative task force to study certain public school mental health services.

HB 918 Author: White | Davis, Yvonne | Sherman, Sr.
Sponsor: Johnson
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 1/1/20
Caption: Relating to providing discharged or released inmates with certain documents, including documents to assist the inmate in obtaining employment.

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 1063 Author: Price | Sheffield | Rose | Ashby | González, Mary
Sponsor: Buckingham
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to telemedicine medical, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services under Medicaid.

HB 1064 Author: Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Martinez | Springer | Lambert
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating May 4 as Texas Firefighters Day.

HB 1480 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Bernal | Tinderholt | Metcalf
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1576 Author: Phelan | Paddie | Springer | González, Mary | Rose
Sponsor: Buckingham
Cosponsor: Powell | Huffman | Campbell | Schwertner | Alvarado
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 1711 Author: Paddie | Canales | Nevárez | Landgraf
Sponsor: Paxton
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the issuance of digital license plates; authorizing a fee.

HB 1941 Author: Phelan | Raymond | Canales | Metcalf | Martinez Fischer
Sponsor: Watson
Cosponsor: Johnson | Hinojosa | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to unconscionable prices charged by certain health care facilities for medical care.

HB 2059 Author: Blanco
Sponsor: Taylor
Cosponsor: Lucio | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to required human trafficking prevention training as a condition of registration permit or license renewal for certain health care practitioners.

HB 2140 Author: Neave | Button
Sponsor: Powell
Cosponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to creating an electronic application system for state student financial assistance.

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 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 3285 Author: Sheffield | Zerwas | Price | Moody | Klick
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Hinojosa | Lucio | Paxton | Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to programs and initiatives to prevent and respond to opioid addiction, misuse, abuse, and overdose and identify and treat co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness.

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 4347 Author: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas | Moody | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Nelson
Cosponsor: Fallon | Alvarado | Lucio | West | Huffman | et al.
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to use certain tax revenue for hotel and convention center projects and other qualified 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.

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