Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Cole Hefner
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 9/24/2021

Number of Bills: 61

HB 4 Author: Price | Oliverson | Coleman | Ashby | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the provision and delivery of certain health care services in this state, including services under Medicaid and other public benefits programs, using telecommunications or information technology and to reimbursement for some of those services.

HB 5 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Paddie | Price | Canales
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bailes | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

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 9 Author: Klick | Allison | Shaheen | Harless | Price
Coauthor: Bonnen | Cain | Clardy | Cook | Ellzey | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the criminal punishment and conditions of community supervision for the offense of obstructing a highway or other passageway; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 18 Author: Oliverson | Bonnen | Collier | Canales | Burrows
Coauthor: Anderson | Burns | Button | Dean | Guerra | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to establishment of the prescription drug savings program for certain uninsured individuals.

HB 19 Author: Leach | Ashby | Meyer
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to civil liability of a commercial motor vehicle owner or operator, including the effect that changes to that liability have on commercial automobile insurance.

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 343 Author: Cain | Canales
Coauthor: Biedermann | Burrows | Cook | Hefner | Leman | et al.
Last Action: 03/16/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 525 Author: Shaheen | Dean | Noble | Harless | Cook
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | et al.
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the protection of religious organizations.

HB 574 Author: Bonnen | Goldman
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/03/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the creation of criminal offenses involving elections.

HB 749 Author: Middleton | Burrows | Metcalf | Bonnen
Coauthor: Biedermann | Buckley | Burns | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Last Action: 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.

HB 764 Author: Krause | Landgraf | Burns | Slawson | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the academic assessment of public school students.

HB 892 Author: Frank | Sanford | Hernandez | Metcalf
Coauthor: Ashby | Cain | Cook | Ellzey | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of certain facility residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation.

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 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 1239 Author: Sanford | Metcalf | Raymond | Slawson | Noble
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective immediately
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: 06/16/2021 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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 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 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 1684 Author: Harless | Buckley | Allison | Klick | Landgraf
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to pretrial procedures, conditions for community supervision, and criminal punishment for conduct endangering the public safety; creating a criminal offense and increasing criminal penalties.

HB 1687 Author: Noble | Patterson | Middleton | Metcalf | Klick
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 9 2021 2:21PM
Caption: Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine.

HB 1776 Author: Bell, Keith | Allison | Harris | Toth
Coauthor: Dean | Ellzey | Hefner | King, Phil | Lozano | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of an elective course on the founding principles of the United States in the curriculum for public high school students and the posting of the founding documents of the United States in public school buildings.

HB 1869 Author: Burrows | Bonnen | Middleton | Tinderholt
Coauthor: Hefner | Metcalf
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the definition of debt for the purposes of calculating certain ad valorem tax rates of a taxing unit.

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 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 2211 Author: Metcalf | Bonnen | Moody | Oliverson | Klick
Coauthor: Allison | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Cain | Campos | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to in-person visitation with hospital patients during certain periods of disaster.

HB 2313 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Anderson | Biedermann | Dean | Hefner | Hull | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a required resource access assistance offer before an abortion is performed or induced.

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 2362 Author: Harris | Goldman
Coauthor: Hefner | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to municipalities and counties that adopt budgets that defund law enforcement agencies.

HB 2366 Author: Buckley | Harless | Ellzey | Murr
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to criminal conduct that endangers law enforcement; creating a criminal offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

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 2558 Author: Capriglione | Bell, Cecil | Schaefer | Slawson | Oliverson
Coauthor: Cain | Cook | Hefner | Huberty | Metcalf | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to prohibited state contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

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: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
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: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school elective courses providing academic study of the Bible offered to certain students.

HB 2693 Author: Toth | Cain | Harris | Vasut | Burrows
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 03/17/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 17 2021 11:03AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of and professional liability insurance coverage for gender transitioning or gender reassignment medical procedures and treatments for certain children.

HB 2730 Author: Deshotel | Burns | Geren | King, Ken | Canales
Coauthor: Cain | Cason | Harless | Harris | Hefner | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 1/1/22
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of real property by an entity with eminent domain authority and the regulation of easement or right-of-way agents.

HB 2912 Author: Vasut | Jetton | White
Coauthor: Cook | Hefner | Middleton
Last Action: 05/13/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a violation of the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act or a dedicatory instrument by a board member of a property owners' association and to the recall of a board member.

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 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 3214 Author: Capriglione | Rogers | Lambert | Allison | Herrero
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3218 Author: Schaefer | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3507 Author: Rogers | Capriglione | Guillen | Stephenson | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3584 Author: Murr | Krause | Allison | Burns | Ashby
Coauthor: Bonnen | Cain | Cook | Hefner | Landgraf | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to monuments, markers, medallions, and antiquities controlled by or in the custody of the Texas Historical Commission; authorizing civil penalties.

HB 3760 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Schaefer
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Bonnen | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care, regulation of abortion, and the availability of certain defenses to prosecution for homicide and assault offenses; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3924 Author: Oliverson | Anderson | Middleton | Frank | King, Tracy O.
Coauthor: Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Buckley | Burns | et al.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to health benefits offered by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations.

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 3979 Author: Toth | Leach | Metcalf | Bonnen | Parker
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Keith | Biedermann | Cain | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the social studies curriculum in public schools.

HB 4500 Author: Murphy | Cain | Huberty | Harris | Burrows
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | Bonnen | Buckley | Ellzey | et al.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the protection of expressive rights of student organizations at public institutions of higher education.

HCR 30 Author: Darby | Craddick | King, Tracy O. | Larson | Kuempel
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Deshotel | Geren | Hefner | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 04/19/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: In memory of Stephen Henry Perry of Austin.

HCR 51 Author: Morales, Christina | Neave | Minjarez | Romero, Jr. | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act.

HCR 52 Author: Harris
Coauthor: Biedermann | Bonnen | Buckley | Burrows | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/19/2021 H Postponed
Caption: Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.

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.

HJR 130 Author: Cain | Middleton | Harris | Schaefer | Toth
Coauthor: Cason | Hefner | Leman | Slaton | Swanson | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the state from expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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