Bills Referred Today for 4/19/2023



April 19, 2023

Committee referral on the following:

SB 2558 Middleton

Relating to the election, terms, and resignation of the board of commissioners of the Brazoria Drainage District No. 4.

Local Government

SB 2609 Hughes

Relating to the creation of the Fannin Farms Municipal Utility District of Fannin County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Local Government

HB 14 Harris, Cody/ Toth/ et al.

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.

Local Government

HB 54 Thompson, Senfronia/ Lalani/ Davis/ Rose/ Morales, Christina/ et al.

Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

Health & Human Services

HB 149 Murr

Relating to the sale of park land owned by certain municipalities.

Local Government

HB 260 Murr

Relating to the calculation of net to land in the appraisal of open-space land for ad valorem tax purposes.

Local Government

HB 266 Swanson

Relating to the required filing and use of an affidavit containing the contact information of certain persons in a guardianship proceeding.


HB 349 Bucy/ et al.

Relating to the exemption of certain property from municipal drainage service charges.

Local Government

HB 430 VanDeaver

Relating to the criteria and qualifications for distributions under the rural volunteer fire department assistance program.

Local Government

HB 465 Thierry/ Rose/ Swanson/ Frank/ Hull/ et al.

Relating to a pilot program to provide Medicaid coverage of doula services.

Health & Human Services

HB 473 Hull/ et al.

Relating to parental rights regarding a threat assessment of a student conducted by a public school's threat assessment and safe and supportive school team.


HB 540 Longoria/ Morales, Eddie/ Canales

Relating to the award of library construction grants by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Business & Commerce

HB 587 Patterson

Relating to the cremation of deceased veterans with a United States flag or Texas state flag and the incineration of those flags through the cremation process.

Veteran Affairs

HB 697 Holland/ Longoria/ Lambert/ Frazier/ Johnson, Ann

Relating to seller's disclosures for the sale of residential real property.

Business & Commerce

HB 785 Swanson

Relating to the delivery of certain notices or other communications in connection with guardianship proceedings.


HB 879 Cook/ Bell, Keith

Relating to the qualifications required to hold the office of constable in certain counties.

Local Government

HB 899 Walle/ Harless/ Oliverson/ Schofield

Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise levels in residential areas; creating a criminal offense.

Local Government

HB 916 Ordaz/ Slawson/ Frank/ Rose/ Howard/ et al.

Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

Health & Human Services

HB 1038 Cain/ Frazier/ Troxclair/ Canales/ et al.

Relating to a biennial report on state lending and credit support programs.


HB 1248 Guillen/ et al.

Relating to the eligibility of social workers for the Homes for Texas Heroes home loan program.

Local Government

HB 1287 Guillen/ Ortega/ Flores/ Hernandez/ Plesa/ et al.

Relating to adjusting for inflation the maximum amount of a motor vehicle excluded in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Health & Human Services

HB 1323 Talarico/ Lujan/ Raney/ Cook/ et al.

Relating to the measures to encourage eligible students to claim certain tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who are or have been in foster or other residential care.

Subcommittee on Higher Education

HB 1415 Raymond

Relating to lighting equipment requirements for motor vehicles.


HB 1472 Walle/ et al.

Relating to eligibility requirements under the owner-builder loan program.

Local Government

HB 1515 Clardy/ Holland/ Canales/ Goldman/ Bell, Keith

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1526 Harris, Cody/ Swanson

Relating to parkland dedication for multifamily, hotel, and motel property development by certain municipalities; authorizing a fee.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 1553 Ashby

Relating to the definition of amusement ride for purposes of amusement ride regulation.

Business & Commerce

HB 1760 Hefner

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

State Affairs

HB 1898 Jetton/ Rose/ Price/ Allison/ Thompson, Senfronia/ et al.

Relating to a grant program to fund the provision by children's hospitals of mental and behavioral health services to children in this state.

Health & Human Services

HB 1912 Button/ Neave Criado/ Plesa/ Bhojani

Relating to student buildings fees at The University of Texas at Dallas.


HB 2354 Hefner

Relating to the eligibility of land to continue to be appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land following a transfer to a surviving spouse or surviving child.

Local Government

HB 2371 Turner/ Cook

Relating to the disposition of burial spaces and abandoned plots in certain cemeteries in the possession and control of a municipality.

Local Government

HB 2384 Leach/ Murr/ Johnson, Julie/ Cain/ Moody

Relating to court administration, including the knowledge, efficiency, training, and transparency requirements for candidates for or holders of judicial offices.

State Affairs

HB 2489 Kacal

Relating to renaming the Texas Natural Resources Information System as the Texas Geographic Information Office and the duties of certain officers of that entity.

Natural Resources & Economic Development

HB 2706 Shine

Relating to the regulation of manufactured homes.

Business & Commerce

HB 3805 Canales/ Burrows/ Moody/ Geren/ King, Tracy O./ et al.

Relating to the program categories in the unified transportation program.


HB 4065 Rose/ et al.

Relating to required reporting by the Department of Family and Protective Services regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the department who attempt suicide.

Health & Human Services

HB 4422 Canales/ Burrows/ Moody/ Geren/ King, Tracy O./ et al.

Relating to a study on enhancing border security outcomes through public safety, technological, and transportation infrastructure improvements near Texas-Mexico border crossings.

Border Security