Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Matt Schaefer
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/14/2021

Number of Bills: 54

HB 6 Author: Cain | Schofield | Klick | Clardy | Jetton
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 68 Author: Toth | Parker | Noble | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the definition of abuse of a child.

HB 69 Author: Toth
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Cason | Cook | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting abortion at or after 12 weeks post-fertilization.

HB 311 Author: Vasut
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Middleton | Schaefer | Swanson
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the declaration and length of a state of disaster or public health disaster.

HB 336 Author: Cain | White | Hefner
Coauthor: Biedermann | Buckley | Holland | Kuempel | Middleton | et al.
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 448 Author: Bailes | Burns | Ashby | Harris | Leman
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Buckley | Cyrier | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain eminent domain information to property owners through a landowner's bill of rights.

HB 547 Author: Frank | Dutton | Huberty | González, Mary | Burrows
Coauthor: Anderson | Buckley | Cain | Capriglione | Jetton | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/31/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to authorizing equal opportunity for access by non-enrolled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee.

HB 901 Author: Burns | Burrows | González, Mary | Leman | Sherman, Sr.
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Buckley | Cain | Cook | Ellzey | et al.
Last Action: 03/30/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1054 Author: Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Metcalf | Schaefer
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.

HB 1173 Author: Noble | Morrison | Klick | Hull | Swanson
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibited logistical support by a governmental entity for procurement of an abortion or the services of an abortion provider.

HB 1197 Author: Metcalf | Bell, Cecil | Cook
Coauthor: Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Capriglione | Cason | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/03/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to the period for which certain land owned by a religious organization for the purpose of expanding a place of religious worship or constructing a new place of religious worship may be exempted from ad valorem taxation.

HB 1219 Author: Gates | Holland | Guillen | Canales | Paul
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Recommitted to committee: Apr 27 2021 2:25PM
Caption: Relating to the dissolution by petition of a municipal management district.

HB 1238 Author: Biedermann | White
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Cain | Cason | et al.
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.

HB 1239 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Raymond | Slawson | Noble
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/31/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the prohibited suspension of laws protecting religious freedom and prohibited closure of places of worship.

HB 1280 Author: Capriglione | Klick | Noble | Hunter | Bonnen
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 05/29/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1314 Author: Hefner | Cain | Jetton | Swanson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
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 1399 Author: Krause | Oliverson | Toth | Hefner | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
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 1424 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Krause | Rogers | Jetton
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to protection of persons from participation in a health care service for reasons of conscience; providing a civil remedy; authorizing disciplinary action.

HB 1458 Author: Swanson | Slawson | White | Noble
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
Caption: Relating to the separation based on biological sex of athletics teams sponsored by a public school or institution of higher education.

HB 1500 Author: Hefner | White | Guillen | Burrows | Paddie
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2021 E Sent to the Governor
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 1515 Author: Slawson | Cain | Burrows | Klick | Leach
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

HB 1569 Author: Schofield | Hefner | Cook | Noble
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to regulation by a property owners' association of certain religious displays.

HB 1623 Author: Toth
Coauthor: Bonnen | Cain | Cason | Patterson | Schaefer | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to personhood rights for born and preborn human beings.

HB 1655 Author: Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Darby | Hunter | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1804 Author: Meyer | Metcalf | Minjarez
Coauthor: Button | Ellzey | Holland | Middleton | Oliverson | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the use of state appropriations or public money of a political subdivision to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain public officers and employees.

HB 1900 Author: Goldman | Metcalf | Bonnen | Raymond | Button
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to municipalities that adopt budgets that defund municipal police departments.

HB 1912 Author: Wilson | Murr | Walle | Martinez | Parker
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to air quality permits for aggregate production operations and concrete batch plants.

HB 1984 Author: Vasut | Gates | Cook | Morales, Eddie
Coauthor: Buckley | Cain | Canales | Cason | Guillen | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the duration of a special open hunting season for game animals and certain game birds restricted to persons under 17 years old.

HB 2084 Author: Cason
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Middleton | Schaefer | Slaton | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 15 2021 10:54AM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of property used for renewable energy electric generation for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 2087 Author: Perez | Cain | Huberty | Johnson, Jarvis | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to mandatory arbitration for certain municipal fire departments and employee bargaining agents.

HB 2298 Author: Cason | Hull | Krause | Dutton | Canales
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Cain | Cook | Crockett | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to notifying an alleged perpetrator of child abuse or neglect of the person's rights in connection with an investigation conducted by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2337 Author: Klick | Noble | Oliverson | Bonnen | Frank
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to abortion complication reporting and the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2554 Author: Gates | Burrows | Allen | Lucio III | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the operation by a school district of a vocational education program to provide eligible high school students with vocational and educational training under a plan for the issuance of a high school diploma and the application of certain student-based allotments under the public school finance system.

HB 2586 Author: Thierry | Paddie | Harless | Button | Goldman
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Biedermann | Bucy | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 05/24/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to an annual audit of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region.

HB 2587 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Smithee
Coauthor: Anderson | Biedermann | Bonnen | Cain | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the censorship of users' expressions by an interactive computer service.

HB 2609 Author: Parker | Raymond | Oliverson | Guillen
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | Burns | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients.

HB 2622 Author: Holland | Paddie | Canales | White | Metcalf
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 05/28/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

HB 2637 Author: Cook | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Rose | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

HB 2681 Author: Wilson | Noble | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Cason | Cook | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/31/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible offered to certain students.

HB 2713 Author: Hefner | White | Metcalf | Bell, Cecil
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Burns | Cain | et al.
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 2862 Author: Slaton
Coauthor: Cain | Cason | Middleton | Schaefer | Stephenson | et al.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to border security enhancement projects and the creation of a fund to pay for those projects; allocating the earnings on the balance of that fund and reimbursement of related expenditures.

HB 3013 Author: Biedermann | Krause | Burns
Coauthor: Cain | Cason | Hefner | Landgraf | Leach | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to displays and exhibits located on the grounds of the Alamo complex.

HB 3021 Author: Burns
Coauthor: Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Burrows | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to sales and use tax revenue of municipalities that adopt budgets that defund municipal police departments.

HB 3046 Author: Middleton | Burrows | Metcalf | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the identification of and prohibited cooperation by state and local entities with certain federal acts that violate the United States Constitution.

HB 3190 Author: Krause
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability.

HB 3314 Author: Cain | Middleton | Krause | Biedermann
Coauthor: Leach | Schaefer | Swanson | Vasut
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to toll collection and enforcement by toll project entities; authorizing an administrative fee; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 3774 Author: Leach | Moody | Metcalf | Landgraf | Cook
Coauthor: Guillen | Pacheco | Price | Schaefer | Wu
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.

HB 3940 Author: Cain | Slawson | Vasut | Murr | Leach
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bonnen | Buckley | Capriglione | Cason | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discrimination against or burdening certain constitutional rights of an applicant for or holder of a license to practice law in this state.

HB 4042 Author: Hefner | Slawson | Noble | Swanson
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | Cain | et al.
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 4366 Author: Jetton | Burrows | Slawson | Metcalf
Coauthor: Buckley | Cason | Cyrier | Ellzey | Harris | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to federal election practices and procedures.

HB 4541 Author: Cain
Coauthor: Schaefer | Vasut
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to providing a person taken into custody for emergency detention with information concerning the person's rights.

HB 4554 Author: Cain | Krause | Anderson | Sanford | Shaheen
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Campos | Fierro | Israel | Schaefer | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the designation of Dr Pepper as the state soft drink.

HCR 51 Author: Morales, Christina | Neave | Minjarez | Romero, Jr. | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/31/2021 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act.

HJR 72 Author: Leach | Parker | Noble | Slawson
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit this state or a political subdivision of this state from prohibiting or limiting religious services of religious organizations.

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