Texas Legislature
Bills Sponsored / Joint Sponsored
Sen. Paul Bettencourt
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/20/2024

Number of Bills: 36

Sponsor (36):
HB 14 Author: Harris, Cody | Toth
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to third-party review of plats and property development plans, permits, and similar documents, and the inspection of an improvement related to such a document.

HB 159 Author: Landgraf
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the procedure by which a taxing unit is required to provide public notice of certain ad valorem tax-related information.

HB 246 Author: Swanson | Smith
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to establishing a pilot program for recording ballot counting activity.

HB 279 Author: Jetton | Bhojani | González, Jessica | Shaheen | Thierry
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of trafficking of persons.

HB 586 Author: Thompson, Ed
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation of certain rights-of-way.

HB 681 Author: Bell, Keith | King, Ken | Buckley | Shaheen | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the provision of virtual education in public schools and to certain waivers and modifications by the commissioner of education to the method of calculating average daily attendance in an emergency or crisis for purposes of preserving school district funding entitlements under the Foundation School Program during that emergency or crisis; authorizing a fee.

HB 796 Author: Button | Guillen | Turner | Lopez, Janie | Bumgarner
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the creation and maintenance by an appraisal district of a publicly available Internet database of information regarding protest hearings conducted by the appraisal review board established for the district.

HB 891 Author: Spiller | Garcia
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the use of expert testimony in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1227 Author: Metcalf | Herrero | Lopez, Janie | Spiller
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to changing the eligibility for community supervision of a person convicted of possession or promotion of child pornography.

HB 1382 Author: Hernandez
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the public sale of real property taken in execution of a judgment.

HB 1423 Author: Campos | Morales, Eddie | Garcia
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the expiration of a protective order when the subject of the protective order is confined or imprisoned.

HB 1427 Author: Campos | Bernal | Garcia | Morales Shaw
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of harassment.

HB 1442 Author: Johnson, Ann | Plesa | Morales, Eddie | Frazier
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/07/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving a reckless driving exhibition or racing on a highway and to the forfeiture of contraband as a result of a reckless driving exhibition.

HB 1922 Author: Dutton | Toth | Schatzline | Burns
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to periodic reauthorization of municipal building permit fees.

HB 2071 Author: Jetton | Harris, Cody | DeAyala | Cortez | Lozano
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities, including public facilities used to provide affordable housing.

HB 2138 Author: Kacal | Bailes | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the sale of charitable raffle tickets by certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations.

HB 2730 Author: Rosenthal | Orr
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the adoption and amendment of an annual budget by certain emergency services districts.

HB 2879 Author: Oliverson | Morales, Eddie | Bell, Keith
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/15/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to venue in certain actions involving a contract for an improvement to real property.

HB 2920 Author: Paul | Tepper
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the distribution, posting, or provision of information regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities and to the confidentiality of certain information relating to persons provided assistance in accessing postsecondary education.

HB 3273 Author: Thierry
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.

HB 3301 Author: Oliverson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the dissolution of the Green Tree Park Municipal Utility District.

HB 3364 Author: Button | Shine | Noble | Turner | Neave Criado
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 3613 Author: Cain
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the election of the entire governing body of a municipality following each apportionment.

HB 3697 Author: Wilson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to county regulation of subdivisions and approval of subdivision plans or plats.

HB 3699 Author: Wilson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to municipal regulation of subdivisions and approval of subdivision plans or plats.

HB 3899 Author: Troxclair | Burrows | Bonnen | Raymond | Meyer
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the issuance of bonds by certain local government corporations.

HB 4082 Author: Goldman | Tepper
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the purposes for which a municipality or county may issue an anticipation note or certificate of obligation.

HB 4158 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/14/2023 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the determination and reporting of the number of residence homesteads of elderly or disabled persons that are subject to the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on the properties by school districts.

HB 4358 Author: Allison | Lujan
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to including digital teaching in the micro-credential certification program for public school educator continuing education.

HB 4390 Author: Button | Burrows | Schaefer | Canales | Dutton
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/28/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs Grant Program.

HB 4456 Author: Harris, Cody
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the calculation of certain ad valorem tax rates of a school district.

HB 4520 Author: Harris, Cody | Shaheen | Cook
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to employment and retirement consequences for an educator convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for the sale, distribution, or display of harmful material to a minor.

HB 4659 Author: Schofield
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to a study of the financing of regional facilities that convert groundwater to surface water.

HB 4697 Author: DeAyala | Thimesch | Isaac
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the partial count of electronic voting system ballots.

HB 5334 Author: Harless
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Cypress Creek Drainage Improvement District.

HCR 126 Author: Wilson
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3699.

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