Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/22/2024

Number of Bills: 21

HB 4 Author: Capriglione | Longoria | Burrows | Meyer
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Paxton | Parker | Springer | Zaffirini | West | et al.
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the collection, use, processing, and treatment of consumers' personal data by certain business entities; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 7 Author: Guillen | Raymond | Muñoz, Jr. | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: Birdwell
Cosponsor: Hall | Kolkhorst | Creighton | Bettencourt | Paxton
Last Action: 05/27/2023 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to measures to address public safety threats in this state presented by transnational criminal activity, including by establishing a Texas Border Force, and to compensate persons affected by those threats; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 8 Author: VanDeaver | Kuempel | Buckley | Bonnen | Longoria
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Hinojosa | West | Menéndez | Birdwell | Paxton | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

HB 17 Author: Cook | Moody | Leach | Metcalf | Burrows
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/07/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to official misconduct by and removal of prosecuting attorneys.

HB 18 Author: Slawson | Patterson | González, Mary | Burrows | Darby
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Menéndez | Paxton | Blanco | Creighton | Bettencourt | et al.
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the protection of minors from harmful, deceptive, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use of certain digital services and electronic devices, including the use and transfer of electronic devices to students by a public school.

HB 568 Author: Bowers | Howard | Lalani | Goodwin | Meza
Sponsor: Menéndez
Cosponsor: LaMantia | Blanco | Hinojosa | Bettencourt | West
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to education and training for peace officers on interacting with persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

HB 608 Author: Shaheen | Holland | Harris, Caroline | Patterson | Button
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks before and during the Diwali holiday.

HB 1181 Author: Shaheen | Schatzline | Collier | Ordaz | Patterson
Sponsor: Paxton
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Birdwell | Hughes | Menéndez | Parker | et al.
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the publication or distribution of sexual material harmful to minors on an Internet website; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1243 Author: Hefner | Spiller | Murr | Leach | Goldman
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Paxton | Creighton | Kolkhorst | Bettencourt | Birdwell | et al.
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the penalty for the offense of illegal voting; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1422 Author: Metcalf | Murr | Slawson | Rogers | Craddick
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/19/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

HB 1605 Author: Buckley | Dutton | Bonnen | King, Ken | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Paxton | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to instructional material and technology, the adoption of essential knowledge and skills for certain public school foundation curriculum subjects, and the extension of additional state aid to school districts for the provision of certain instructional materials; authorizing a fee.

HB 1759 Author: Bucy
Sponsor: Alvarado
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to ticket sales for charitable raffles conducted by the charitable foundations of certain professional sports teams.

HB 2127 Author: Burrows | Meyer | Goldman | King, Ken | Raymond
Sponsor: Creighton
Cosponsor: Middleton | Springer | Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to state preemption of and the effect of certain state or federal law on certain municipal and county regulation.

HB 2837 Author: Schaefer | Capriglione | Noble
Sponsor: Schwertner
Cosponsor: Middleton | Hall | Springer | Bettencourt | Kolkhorst | et al.
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a person or entity from surveilling, reporting, or tracking the purchase of firearms, ammunition, and accessories through the use of certain merchant category codes; imposing a civil penalty.

HB 3058 Author: Johnson, Ann | Leach | Slawson | Howard | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Eckhardt | Hinojosa | Bettencourt | Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain medical treatment to a pregnant woman by a physician or health care provider.

HB 3452 Author: Jetton
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to the discipline of judges by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the legislature.

HB 3553 Author: Thierry | Shaheen | Moody | Jetton | Cook
Sponsor: Whitmire
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses if committed at certain locations.

HB 4077 Author: Noble | Button | Frank | Capriglione | Cook
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Cosponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the procedure for qualifying for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of an elderly person.

HB 5180 Author: Wilson | Bucy
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | Hall
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the public inspection of election records.

HJR 2 Author: Bonnen | Capriglione | Burns
Sponsor: Huffman
Cosponsor: Bettencourt | West | Hinojosa | Campbell | Whitmire
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the 88th Legislature to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to certain annuitants of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HJR 132 Author: Hefner | Meyer | Vasut | Burrows | Raymond
Sponsor: Hughes
Cosponsor: Sparks | Paxton | Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual net worth or wealth tax.

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