Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Robert Nichols
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/16/2019

Number of Bills: 41

Sponsor (41):
HB 26 Author: Metcalf | Larson | Phelan | Huberty | Oliverson
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the notification of affected persons of certain releases of water from certain dams.

HB 61 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to highway maintenance or construction vehicles, certain service vehicles, and escort flag vehicles, including the use of certain lighting equipment on those vehicles.

HB 389 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.

HB 639 Author: Springer
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land used as an ecological laboratory for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 695 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities.

HB 799 Author: Landgraf | Craddick | Darby | Canales
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to liability for certain damage caused by vehicles exceeding maximum height limitations; creating a criminal offense.

HB 892 Author: Kuempel | Deshotel | Bailes | Dean | Collier
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to county regulation of game rooms.

HB 1039 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 59 in Garrison as the Constable Darrell Lunsford Memorial Highway.

HB 1262 Author: Bell, Keith | Nevárez | King, Ken | Paddie | Canales
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/05/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extended registration of certain vehicles not subject to inspection.

HB 1397 Author: Phelan | Metcalf | Paddie | Price | Moody
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of rates for certain non-ERCOT utilities.

HB 1409 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Paddie | White | Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as timber land or restricted-use timber land.

HB 1417 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public improvement district in certain municipalities.

HB 1501 Author: Nevárez
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee.

HB 1504 Author: Paddie
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Medical Board; authorizing a fee.

HB 1535 Author: Flynn | Paddie | Lambert | Nevárez | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Securities Board.

HB 1570 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the board of directors of the Rayburn Country Municipal Utility District.

HB 1779 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 21 in Nacogdoches County as the Sergeant Tom Sitton Memorial Highway.

HB 1820 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty County Drainage District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes; granting a limited power of eminent domain.

HB 1858 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of United States Highway 259 in Nacogdoches County as the Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bradley Jimmerson Memorial Highway.

HB 1969 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 7 in Nacogdoches County as the Bataan and Corregidor Veterans Memorial Highway.

HB 2196 Author: Harris | Clardy | Guillen
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages on certain property owned or leased by the Texas State Railroad Authority.

HB 2198 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the use of a perpetual trust fund for a cemetery by certain municipalities.

HB 2380 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 173; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 2684 Author: Metcalf | Ashby | Burrows | Phelan | Guillen
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for items sold by a nonprofit organization at a county fair.

HB 2963 Author: Clardy
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of certain state forest land in Cherokee County under the control of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System.

HB 2979 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Liberty Grand 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 3047 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 167; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 3383 Author: Bell, Keith | Holland | Bell, Cecil | Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2019 2:55PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of a tier 1 county for purposes of municipal annexation.

HB 4211 Author: Nevárez
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of State Highway Loop 480 in Maverick County as Loop JUNO.

HB 4505 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 178; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4628 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 100.

HB 4629 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 101.

HB 4640 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 176 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4641 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 177 of Montgomery County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4649 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the effect of municipal annexation of territory in the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 147.

HB 4653 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of Tarkington Management District No. 1 of Liberty County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4661 Author: Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of Plum Creek Management District No. 1 of Liberty County; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4702 Author: Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 179; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4710 Author: Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 180; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 62 Author: White
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 04/02/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recognizing February 27, 2019, as Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HCR 184 Author: Phelan
Sponsor: Nichols
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. 1397.

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