Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cole Hefner
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/19/2021

Number of Bills: 49

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (28):
HB 1314 Author: Hefner | Cain | Jetton | Swanson
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to manufacturing requirements for hardware and software used in a voting system used in an election in this state.

HB 1469 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the appraisal of land for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer between family members.

HB 1500 Author: Hefner | White | Guillen | Burrows | Paddie
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

HB 1788 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

HB 1843 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to emergency possession of certain abandoned children by designated emergency infant care providers.

HB 1856 Author: Hefner | White | Metcalf | Raymond | Slawson
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/21/2021 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.

HB 1862 Author: Hefner | Burns
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the unincorporated area of the county.

HB 2019 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study of the conversion of surface mine pits and quarries to water storage reservoirs in order to enhance this state's available water supply.

HB 2214 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

HB 2249 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

HB 2281 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 2713 Author: Hefner | White | Metcalf | Bell, Cecil
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the removal, relocation, alteration, or construction of certain monuments, memorials, or designations located on public property; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2727 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion.

HB 2842 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain titles by a structural engineer.

HB 2900 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; making conforming changes.

HB 3356 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Elections: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to a requirement that an auditable voting system be used in an election.

HB 3622 Author: Hefner | Cook
Last Action: 05/04/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain physicians to provide and receive remuneration for workers' compensation health care services.

HB 3901 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to prohibited restrictions on occupancy capacity for places of worship.

HB 3926 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of temporary vehicle tags in the offense of tampering with a governmental record.

HB 3927 Author: Hefner
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to certain temporary motor vehicle tags.

HB 4014 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the protection of children, including the definition of child abuse and the prosecution of the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child.

HB 4042 Author: Hefner | Slawson | Noble | Swanson
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex.

HB 4043 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to requiring public school students to participate in interscholastic athletic activities based on biological sex, including a report regarding university athletic participation based on biological sex.

HB 4200 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to regulatory authority of a municipality, including authority to prohibit abortions.

HB 4326 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 05/08/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the insurance premium tax credit for the certified rehabilitation of certified historic structures.

HB 4347 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to address confidentiality on certain documents for certain federal officials and family members of certain federal officials or federal or state court judges.

HB 4384 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the replacement of the light-duty motor vehicle purchase or lease incentive program with the gas flaring and venting reduction program.

HB 4480 Author: Hefner
Last Action: 04/29/2021 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the prevention of fraud in the conduct of elections; providing a civil penalty; creating a civil cause of action.

Joint Author (21):
HB 29 Author: Swanson | White | Patterson | Hefner
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.

HB 336 Author: Cain | White | Hefner
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.

HB 918 Author: Leman | White | Slawson | Hefner | Schaefer
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/03/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to a license to carry a handgun for certain young adults who are protected under certain court orders related to family violence.

HB 957 Author: Oliverson | Hefner | White | Guillen | Schaefer
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.

HB 1032 Author: Thierry | Button | Ordaz Perez | Hefner | Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing school districts to provide funding using money received under the Foundation School Program to community-based organizations for purposes of reimbursing private employers for paid internships provided to certain students in career and technology education programs in the district.

HB 1057 Author: Oliverson | Shaheen | Parker | Hefner | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/26/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to designating November 7 as Victims of Communism Day.

HB 1094 Author: Oliverson | Slawson | Hefner | White
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.

HB 1218 Author: Oliverson | Huberty | Hefner | Anderson | Noble
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the display of the national motto in public schools and institutions of higher education.

HB 1399 Author: Krause | Oliverson | Toth | Hefner | Parker
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to professional liability insurance coverage for and prohibitions on the provision to certain children of procedures and treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment, or gender dysphoria.

HB 1407 Author: Schaefer | Metcalf | Patterson | Hefner | Cain
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.

HB 1510 Author: Metcalf | Moody | Burrows | Paddie | Hefner
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the response and resilience of certain electricity service providers to major weather-related events or other natural disasters; granting authority to issue bonds.

HB 1569 Author: Schofield | Hefner | Cook | Noble
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 1763 Author: Oliverson | Hefner | Lucio III | Bell, Cecil | Raymond
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/26/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager.

HB 1911 Author: White | Burrows | Canales | Schaefer | Hefner
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1927 Author: Schaefer | White | Hefner | Guillen | Canales
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is 21 years of age or older and not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm or other weapon; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2080 Author: Leman | Meyer | Thierry | Jetton | Hefner
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to taxpayers' suits.

HB 2502 Author: Patterson | Hefner
Last Action: 03/30/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2856 Author: Swanson | Cook | Slawson | Patterson | Hefner
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to provider discrimination against a Medicaid recipient or child health plan program enrollee based on immunization status.

HB 3028 Author: Middleton | Cook | Metcalf | Hefner
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to vaccination requirements for health benefit plans or insurance policies provided to business entities.

HB 3367 Author: Turner, Chris | Bonnen | Thompson, Senfronia | Shine | Hefner
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of certain property owners' associations.

HJR 15 Author: Vasut | Slaton | Cain | Harris | Hefner
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to prohibit abortion, euthanasia, and certain other acts.

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