Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 10/18/2019

Number of Bills: 94

Sponsor (94):
HB 5 Author: Phelan | Bonnen, Greg | Harless | Morrison | Deshotel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts.

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

HB 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Phelan | Moody
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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 16 Author: Leach | Bonnen, Greg | Klick | Oliverson | Morrison
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 191 Author: Stephenson | González, Mary | Stucky | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the disposal of pesticides.

HB 253 Author: Farrar | Minjarez | Guillen
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a strategic plan to address postpartum depression.

HB 405 Author: Minjarez | Howard | Hinojosa | Ortega | Bell, Cecil
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 539 Author: Leman | Springer | Nevárez | Stucky | Ashby
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class.

HB 587 Author: Stephenson | Middleton | Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Game Warden Justin Hurst Memorial Highway.

HB 644 Author: VanDeaver | Kacal | Rodriguez | Lambert | Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2019 11:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

HB 651 Author: Springer | Lambert
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in counties not served by a hospital district or a public hospital.

HB 882 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of a bingo occasion.

HB 1060 Author: Bell, Cecil | Toth | Metcalf
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of a property owner to request that notice of a protest hearing before the appraisal review board be delivered by certified mail or electronic mail.

HB 1065 Author: Ashby | Price | Guillen | Oliverson | Clardy
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a rural resident physician grant program.

HB 1090 Author: Bell, Cecil | Lambert | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the definition of first responder.

HB 1111 Author: Davis, Sarah | Springer | Guerra | Thompson, Senfronia | Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to maternal and newborn health care.

HB 1112 Author: Davis, Sarah | Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the removal of signs indicating that a freestanding emergency medical care facility is operational.

HB 1211 Author: Darby | Paul | Phelan | Longoria | Guerra
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of, and the construction of improvements to, real property.

HB 1256 Author: Phelan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history.

HB 1300 Author: Hunter | Lucio III | Phelan | Cyrier | Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to cultivated oyster mariculture; authorizing fees; requiring a permit; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1548 Author: Springer | Middleton
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the operation of golf carts, neighborhood electric vehicles, and off-highway vehicles; authorizing fees.

HB 1627 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the removal of certain counties from the Texas emissions reduction plan.

HB 1628 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of coastal counties to adopt certain rules for island parks, beach parks, and public beaches; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1674 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 377; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 1676 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 378; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 1678 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 380; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 1780 Author: Miller | Frank
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the mandatory dismissal date of certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1899 Author: Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the revocation or denial of certain health care professional licenses and the reporting of the grounds for revocation or denial.

HB 1906 Author: Burns | Shaheen
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for the alternative assessment of certain public school students that receive special education services and alternative accountability plans for certain campuses serving students that receive special education services.

HB 1934 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 229; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 1935 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 168; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 2050 Author: Paddie | Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to consent requirements for the prescription of certain psychoactive medications to residents of nursing facilities and related institutions.

HB 2174 Author: Zerwas | Capriglione | Dean
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to controlled substance prescriptions and reimbursement for treatment for certain substance use disorders; authorizing a fee.

HB 2176 Author: Leman
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Lavaca Hospital District to lease district property.

HB 2202 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the appointment and election of levee improvement district directors.

HB 2203 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Reynolds | Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to notice of a radioactive substance release.

HB 2271 Author: Lang | Hefner | White
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of the attorney general to advertise Choose Life account grants.

HB 2305 Author: Morrison | Lozano | Stephenson | Herrero | Murr
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a work group on enhancing the training and credentialing of emergency management personnel.

HB 2315 Author: Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to evidence of ownership of temporary housing provided by a government agency in response to a natural disaster or other declared emergency.

HB 2335 Author: Walle | Hernandez | Raymond
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 2386 Author: Kacal | Buckley | Guillen
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/20/2019 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of the operation of certain vehicles from commercial driver's license requirements.

HB 2463 Author: King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account and to the maximum balance of that account.

HB 2633 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a performing arts facility leased to a nonprofit organization by a school district.

HB 2660 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Richfield Ranch Water Control and Improvement District of Harris County, Texas; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2671 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 569; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2794 Author: Morrison | Larson | Lucio III | Phelan | Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of emergency management in this state.

HB 2812 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the use by certain municipalities of a perpetual trust fund for a cemetery.

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

HB 2913 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain real property held by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas and the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the Star of the Republic Museum to the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3019 Author: Miller
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 234; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3020 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 238; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3022 Author: Miller | Reynolds | Raymond | Schaefer | Cyrier
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to emergency warning systems operated by municipalities and counties.

HB 3093 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 195; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 3094 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 198; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose a tax.

HB 3095 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 214; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 3122 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 235; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3209 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 35; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3211 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 34; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3214 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3312 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing a health and wellness center fee at the University of Houston-Victoria.

HB 3366 Author: Kacal | Bailes | Kuempel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program.

HB 3388 Author: Sheffield | Bonnen, Greg | Price | Hefner | Raymond
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
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 3422 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 231; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3442 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 566; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3460 Author: Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

HB 3636 Author: Morrison
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to DeWitt County.

HB 3950 Author: Frank | Minjarez | Klick
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 23 2019 3:40PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Joint Committee on Child Welfare.

HB 4090 Author: Noble
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain school-age programs that provide child-care services.

HB 4170 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to nonsubstantive additions to, revisions of, and corrections in enacted codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications enacted by the 85th Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.

HB 4171 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of The Securities Act, including conforming amendments.

HB 4172 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts, including conforming amendments.

HB 4173 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

HB 4174 Author: Leach
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of the event reimbursement programs, including the Pan American Games trust fund, Olympic Games trust fund, Major Events reimbursement program fund, Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and Events trust fund; including conforming amendments.

HB 4289 Author: Coleman | Raymond | Muñoz, Jr. | Walle | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain local governments to create and operate health care provider participation programs.

HB 4520 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris-Waller Counties Municipal Utility District No. 4; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4533 Author: Klick | Raymond
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the administration and operation of Medicaid, including Medicaid managed care and the delivery of Medicaid acute care services and long-term services and supports to certain persons.

HB 4635 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Orchard Management District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4636 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Orchard Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4659 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors and powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 436; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose fees and taxes.

HB 4662 Author: Calanni
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Richfield Ranch Management District of Harris County, Texas; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4675 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 222; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4680 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Gateway Park Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4684 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 570; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4686 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 478; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4696 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 240; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4721 Author: Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the Texas Heritage Parkway Improvement District.

HB 4727 Author: Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 35 in Matagorda County as the D. R. "Tom" Uher Memorial Highway.

HB 4729 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 242; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4747 Author: Stephenson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Boling Municipal Water District.

HCR 47 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Paying tribute to the history of the Texas Prison Rodeo.

HCR 76 Author: Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing the first week of May 2019 as TD Awareness Week.

HCR 177 Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of former House Speaker Pro Tempore D. R. "Tom" Uher of Bay City.

HCR 181 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 4686.

HJR 5 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Phelan | Moody
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the dedication of certain sales and use tax revenue to the Texas mental and behavioral health research fund established to fund research, treatment, and access to services in this state for behavioral health, mental health, and substance use and addiction issues.

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