Every legislative session, THLA tracks hundreds of bills that may affect the hotel industry. We want you to see what we see. Here is the list of bills we are following.

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Updated: 03-22-2021 – 14:17:50

Bill Status Report

  Ad Valorem – Appraisal  
HB 203  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to a study of the impact, feasibility, and advisability of adopting a property tax system in which the disclosure of the sales price of real property is required by law.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 299  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Remarks:Replaces the 10% limitation on increase of appraised value of residential homesteads to instead lower to a 3.5% limitation on ALL real property, not just homesteads.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 528  White, James(R)Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of commercial real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Remarks:Caps increases in value for commercial property.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 534  Shine, Hugh(R)Relating to the reduction of the sales price of a comparable property by an amount equal to the amount of the typical commission for the sale or purchase of property for purposes of using the market data comparison.
Remarks:Requires chief appraiser to lower the sales price on comparable property by an amount equal to the amount of the commission paid on the sale.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 988  Shine, Hugh(R)Relating to the authority of a property owner to bring suit to compel an appraisal district, chief appraiser, or appraisal review board to comply with a procedural requirement applicable to an ad valorem tax protest.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-08-21 H Committee action pending House Ways and Means

HB 1053  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Companions:HB 878 Bell, Cecil (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1086 Seliger, Kel (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Replaces the 10% limitation on increase of appraised value of residential homesteads to instead lower to a 5% limitation on ALL real property, not just homesteads.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1101  Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales.
Companions:HB 1036 Beckley, Michelle (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Mandatory sales price disclosure for ALL real property transactions. Penalty for noncompliance is 5 percent of the purchase price.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Property Transactions
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2014  Lucio III, Eddie(D)Relating to ad valorem taxation.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-22-21 H Committee action pending House Ways and Means

HB 2100  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Companions:HB 3509 Meyer, Morgan (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means SB 63 Nelson, Jane (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3317  Metcalf, Will(R)Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Remarks:Applies homestead 10 percent increase limitation to all real property.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3321  Metcalf, Will(R)Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HB 383 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 946 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 4329 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 489 Kolkhorst, Lois (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3509  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Companions:HB 2100 Meyer, Morgan (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means SB 63 Nelson, Jane (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3939  Talarico, James(D)Relating to a requirement that a purchaser of commercial real property disclose the sales price of the property to the appraisal district and to the use of that information by the appraisal district.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 3945  Herrero, Abel(D)Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to waive penalties and interest on delinquent ad valorem taxes imposed on property located in a disaster area.
Companions:SB 689 Lucio, Eddie (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Permits a waiver of penalties and interest on a delinquent tax if the property was located in an area declared by the governor to be a disaster area following a disaster.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HJR 44  Larson, Lyle(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide that if in a tax year the owner of property disputes the appraisal of the property and the appraised value.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HJR 61  Bell, Cecil(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Companions:HJR 47 Bell, Cecil (Refiled from 86R Session) SJR 46 Seliger, Kel (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HJR 64  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 103.5 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

SB 63  Nelson, Jane(R)Relating to the system for appraising property for ad valorem tax purposes.
Companions:HB 2100 Meyer, Morgan (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means HB 3509 Meyer, Morgan (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 489  Kolkhorst, Lois(R)Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HB 383 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 946 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 4329 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3321 Metcalf, Will (Identical)   3-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SB 689  Lucio, Eddie(D)Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to waive penalties and interest on delinquent ad valorem taxes imposed on property located in a disaster area.
Companions:HB 3945 Herrero, Abel (Identical)   3-11-21 H Filed
Remarks:Permits a waiver of penalties and interest on a delinquent tax if the property was located in an area declared by the governor to be a disaster area following a disaster.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Total Ad Valorem – Appraisal Bills: 20
  Ad Valorem – Residential  
HB 1789  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to the authority of an appraisal review board to direct changes in the appraisal roll and related appraisal records if a residence homestead is sold for less than the appraised value.
Companions:HB 484 Phelan, Dade (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:A chief appraiser or property owner can request changes in the appraisal roll/records. The value can be changed in the current tax year and either of the 2 tax years before the current year to be changed to the sales price of the property if: 1. the property is the owners homestead 2. the sales price is 10 percent or more than the appraised value of the property and 3. the board finds that the sales price reflects the market value of the property.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3321  Metcalf, Will(R)Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HB 383 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 946 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 4329 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 489 Kolkhorst, Lois (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HJR 132  Metcalf, Will(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HJR 28 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HJR 51 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HJR 134 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) SJR 31 Kolkhorst, Lois (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%. Constitutional amendment.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

SB 489  Kolkhorst, Lois(R)Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HB 383 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 946 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 4329 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3321 Metcalf, Will (Identical)   3-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SJR 31  Kolkhorst, Lois(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.
Companions:HJR 28 Bohac, Dwayne (Refiled from 86R Session) HJR 51 Metcalf, Will (Refiled from 86R Session) HJR 134 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session) HJR 132 Metcalf, Will (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Lowers annual residential homestead exemption cap from 10% to 5%. Constitutional amendment.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Residential
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Total Ad Valorem – Residential Bills: 5
  Ad Valorem – Rate  
HB 35  Swanson, Valoree(R)Relating to an election authorizing the issuance of bonds or an increase in taxes by a political subdivision.
Companions:HB 3723 Swanson, Valoree (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Would not allow bond proposition to increase property taxes unless at least 25% eligible voters participate in the election.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Rate
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services

HJR 157  Gates, Gary(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses that are required to close by an order.
Companions:SJR 23 Paxton, Angela (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Rate
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 329  Paxton, Angela(R)Relating to a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses that are required to close by an order, proclamation, or other instrument.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Rate
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SJR 23  Paxton, Angela(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed on the property of certain businesses.
Companions:HJR 157 Gates, Gary (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Rate
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Total Ad Valorem – Rate Bills: 4
  Alcoholic Beverages  
HB 170  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to the hours for public consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Companions:SB 1067 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Expands definition of a “public place” for alcoholic beverage consumption to include “a street, highway, or park or a common area of a school, hospital, apartment, office building, transportation facility, shop, restaurant, or nightclub.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 436  Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
Companions:SB 195 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 937  Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to the hours for the sale or delivery of certain alcoholic beverages.
Companions:HB 1100 Raymond, Richard (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Allows package stores to sell liquor on Sundays.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 983  Holland, Justin(R)Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.
Remarks:Allowed MB permitees to provide alcohol to go.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1024  Geren, Charlie(R)Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.
Companions:SB 298 Hancock, Kelly (Identical)   3-16-21 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Allows mixed beverage permittees to provide alcohol to go.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-17-21 H Reported from committee as substituted Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1299  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the sale of distilled spirits at a temporary location by the holder of a distiller’s and rectifier’s permit.
Companions:SB 823 Buckingham, Dawn (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Allows the holder of a TABC distiller’s permit to offer sales at certain special events.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1378  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-05-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1379  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Companions:SB 549 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-05-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1517  Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to the hours for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at certain licensed or permitted premises during special events.
Companions:HB 1154 Dutton, Harold (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Allows the mayor of a city and the TABC to extend alcoholic beverage sales hours in a hotel hosting a special event.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-22-21 H Reported favorably from committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1518  Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to the hours for selling alcoholic beverages in certain establishments.
Companions:HB 1967 Dutton, Harold (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Allows a hotel to sell alcoholic beverages 24 hours a day to a registered guest.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-22-21 H Reported favorably from committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1519  Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to the delivery of alcoholic beverages from an alcoholic beverage retailer to an ultimate consumer.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1755  Metcalf, Will(R)Relating to the removal of an alcoholic beverage by an ultimate consumer from the premises of a mixed beverage permit holder.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., JHR 120 – Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1779  Jetton, Jacey (F)(R)Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2127  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities and zones.
Companions:SB 1284 Hancock, Kelly (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Allows for public consumption of alcoholic beverages in entertainment zones in Grand Prairie.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., JHR 120 – Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2232  Bucy, John(D)Relating to a local option election to allow the sale of certain alcoholic beverages on Sunday.
Companions:SB 1013 Buckingham, Dawn (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2512  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to the county regulation of certain BYOB establishments.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2662  Krause, Matt(R)Relating to the elimination of certain regulations waived during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2698  Kuempel, John(R)Relating to covers or barriers on the windows and doors of and other obstructions of the view of certain alcoholic beverage retailers.
Companions:HB 3174 Kuempel, John (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 3172  Crockett, Jasmine (F)(D)Relating to authorizing the online ordering and purchasing of alcoholic beverages.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 3411  Button, Angie Chen(R)Relating to temporarily decreasing the rate of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
Companions:SB 1249 Taylor, Larry (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Remarks:Reduces gross receipts tax to 4.7 percent until 2023.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

SB 195  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to grounds for refusal of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
Companions:HB 2172 Thompson, Senfronia (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 436 Thompson, Senfronia (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 298  Hancock, Kelly(R)Relating to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption.
Companions:HB 1024 Geren, Charlie (Identical)   3-17-21 H Reported from committee as substituted Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Remarks:Allows mixed beverage permittees to provide alcohol to go.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-16-21 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce

SB 549  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Companions:HB 1379 Patterson, Jared (Identical)   3- 5-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 561  Miles, Borris(D)Relating to notice of and standing to protest certain alcoholic beverage permit and license applications.
Remarks:Expands notice requirements for those seeking an alcoholic beverage permit from 300 feet to 1,000 feet of certain areas (schools, churches, etc.). Also expands the right of protest to constituents within 1,000 feet of the proposed permitted location (from the current 300 feet).
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 585  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to the sale of wine and beer on Sundays.
Companions:HB 469 Springer, Drew (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Retailer dealers (eg brewpub or winery): Extends Sunday hours for beer sales for retailer dealers sales. New hours would be 10:00 am on Sunday.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 757  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to the delivery and direct shipment of certain alcoholic beverages to ultimate consumers.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 814  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to the amount of wine certain wineries may sell directly to consumers.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 823  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to the sale of distilled spirits at a temporary location by the holder of a distiller’s and rectifier’s permit.
Companions:HB 1299 Bernal, Diego (Identical)   3- 4-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Remarks:Allows the holder of a TABC distiller’s permit to offer sales at certain special events.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1013  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to a local option election to allow the sale of certain alcoholic beverages on Sunday.
Companions:HB 2232 Bucy, John (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1067  Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to the hours for public consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Companions:HB 170 Ortega, Lina (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Remarks:Expands definition of a “public place” for alcoholic beverage consumption to include “a street, highway, or park or a common area of a school, hospital, apartment, office building, transportation facility, shop, restaurant, or nightclub.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1249  Taylor, Larry(R)Relating to temporarily decreasing the rate of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
Companions:HB 3411 Button, Angie Chen (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Reduces gross receipts tax to 4.7 percent until 2023.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1284  Hancock, Kelly(R)Relating to consumption of alcoholic beverages in public entertainment facilities and zones.
Companions:HB 2127 Turner, Chris (Identical)   3-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., JHR 120, Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Remarks:Allows for public consumption of alcoholic beverages in entertainment zones in Grand Prairie.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Total Alcoholic Beverages Bills: 32
  Budget  
HB 594  Krause, Matt(R)Relating to a limit on the rate of growth of certain appropriations.
Companions:SB 1891 Hancock, Kelly (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Limits growth in state appropriations.
Track Name(s):Budget
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Appropriations
Total Budget Bills: 1
  Buildings & maintenance  
SB 199  Nelson, Jane(R)Relating to automated external defibrillators.
Remarks:Provides for additional Good Samaritan safe harbor for installing and using an AED, but also requires monthly inspections and a physician to be involved with the acquisition and installation of the device.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance
Bill History:03-17-21 S Voted favorably from committee as substituted Senate Health and Human Services
Total Buildings & maintenance Bills: 1
  Coastal  
HB 2921  Middleton, Mayes(R)Relating to applicability of the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act to certain statutes relating to access to public beaches.
Track Name(s):Coastal
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Natural Resources

HB 3762  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to the closing of beaches for space flight activities in certain counties.
Remarks:Prohibits commissioners court from closing a beach or access points to the beach for a period of more than three calendar days.
Track Name(s):Coastal, Tourism
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed
Total Coastal Bills: 2
  Contracts  
HB 924  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the preference given by state agencies for certain goods and services produced or offered by small businesses.
Companions:HB 212 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:The comptroller and each state agency that enters into a contract for the purchase of goods or services with a value of less than $500,000 shall give preference to goods or services produced or offered by a small business.
Track Name(s):Contracts
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2719  Lucio III, Eddie(D)Relating to indemnification clauses in commercial leases.
Remarks:Prohibits (and renders void) an indemnification clause in a commercial lease.
Track Name(s):Contracts, Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Total Contracts Bills: 2
  Convention Center Hotel  
HB 1851  Bucy, John(D)Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from a hotel and convention center project and to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of obligations related to the project.
Remarks:QHP for Leander.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2690  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from a hotel and convention center project and related establishments and to pledge certain tax revenue.
Remarks:Convention center hotel bill for Missouri City.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2977  Morrison, Geanie(R)Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities and the authority of certain municipalities to pledge that revenue, and to receive and pledge certain other revenue, for the payment of obligations.
Remarks:QHP bill for City of Victoria.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3097  Stephenson, Phil(R)Relating to entitlement of certain municipalities to receive tax revenue from certain establishments located near a hotel and convention center project.
Remarks:Extends deadline for commencement of a QHP to bond authorization or contract execution.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4027  Bell, Keith(R)Relating to the definition of eligible central municipality for purposes of the municipal hotel occupancy tax.
Remarks:QHP for Terrell.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 4103  Burrows, Dustin(R)Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from certain establishments related to a hotel and convention center project.
Companions:SB 1649 Perry, Charles (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Remarks:Makes Lubbock QHP a zone. Extends start date of projects from 2023 to 2027.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4297  Wilson, Terry(R)Relating to the period during which certain municipalities may receive certain tax revenue associated with hotel and convention center projects.
Remarks:Extends Round Rock’s QHP to 13 years.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 1505  Kolkhorst, Lois(R)Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities and the authority of certain municipalities to pledge that revenue, and to receive and pledge certain other revenue.
Remarks:Victoria QHP
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1649  Perry, Charles(R)Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to receive certain tax revenue derived from certain establishments related to a hotel and convention center project and to pledge certain tax revenue for the payment of oblig
Companions:HB 4103 Burrows, Dustin (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Makes Lubbock QHP a zone. Extends start date of projects from 2023 to 2027.
Track Name(s):Convention Center Hotel
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed
Total Convention Center Hotel Bills: 9
  Criminal Law  
HB 462  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to the prosecution of the offense of trafficking of persons.
Remarks:Modifies offense of trafficking to include “knowingly” engaging in activity.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law, Human Trafficking
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 694  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Companions:HB 395 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 961 Bettencourt, Paul (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 237 Bettencourt, Paul (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Track Name(s):Criminal Law
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1503  Crockett, Jasmine (F)(D)Relating to the punishment for the offense of criminal trespass.
Remarks:Increases penalties for criminal trespass.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2542  Rose, Toni(D)Relating to considering criminal history in employment decisions.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

SB 237  Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Companions:HB 395 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 961 Bettencourt, Paul (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 694 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
Track Name(s):Criminal Law
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Total Criminal Law Bills: 5
  Economic Development  
HB 570  Paddie, Chris(R)Relating to small business recovery funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds.
Companions:SB 1710 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Remarks:Creates a small business recovery fund and program.
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Tourism
Bill History:03-17-21 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 778  Lozano, Jose(R)Relating to the extension of the expiration of certain parts of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Companions:HB 2129 Murphy, Jim (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 1502 Deshotel, Joe (Identical)   3- 8-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means SB 144 Powell, Beverly (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Extends sunset of certain portions of the EDA from 2022 to 2026.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1502  Deshotel, Joe(D)Relating to the extension of the expiration of certain parts of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Companions:HB 2129 Murphy, Jim (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 778 Lozano, Jose (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means SB 144 Powell, Beverly (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Extends sunset of certain portions of the EDA from 2022 to 2026.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2720  Lucio III, Eddie(D)Relating to the authority of a Type A economic development corporation to provide grants and loans to small businesses during a declared state of disaster.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 2971  Cason, Jeff (F)(R)Relating to the repeal of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3230  Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the continuation and application of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Remarks:Extends sunset of the Texas Economic Development Act from 2022 to 2034.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4242  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the extension of the expiration of certain parts of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Remarks:Extends sunset of certain portions of the EDA from 2022 to 2026.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 144  Powell, Beverly(D)Relating to the extension of the expiration of certain parts of the Texas Economic Development Act.
Companions:HB 2129 Murphy, Jim (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 778 Lozano, Jose (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means HB 1502 Deshotel, Joe (Identical)   3- 8-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Extends sunset of certain portions of the EDA from 2022 to 2026.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1255  Birdwell, Brian(R)Relating to the Texas Economic Development Act.
Remarks:Extends sunset of Economic Development Act until 2032. Removes renewable energy generation as something eligible for ED grants.
Track Name(s):Economic Development
Bill History:03-25-21 S Meeting set for 9:00 A.M., 2E.20 – Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1710  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to small business recovery funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds.
Companions:HB 570 Paddie, Chris (Identical)   3-17-21 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Creates a small business recovery fund and program.
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Tourism
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed
Total Economic Development Bills: 10
  Education  
HB 971  Swanson, Valoree(R)Relating to prohibiting public schools from leasing, owning, or having a business interest in certain entities and real property associated with those entities.
Remarks:Prohibits a school district from taking an ownership interest in an accommodation or food service business.
Track Name(s):Education
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Education
Total Education Bills: 1
  Event Trust Funds  
HB 1472  Bucy, John(D)Relating to the eligibility of the Concacaf Gold Cup for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Companions:SB 579 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Adds the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) Gold Cup to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-18-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 2132  Ellzey, Jake (F)(R)Relating to the eligibility of the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Companions:SB 1265 Birdwell, Brian (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Adds the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex to the Major Events Reimbursement Program
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 2420  Howard, Donna(D)Relating to the eligibility of the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Remarks:Adds SXSW to the MERP.
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 2978  Hull, Lacey (F)(R)Relating to required agreement provisions and eligibility of certain games and events for funding administered by the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office.
Remarks:Requires MERP/ETF events to have signs with information on services and assistance available to victims of human trafficking. The Governor’s Office shall prescribe by rule the sign format and manner of posting by event locations
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 3023  King, Ken(R)Relating to the eligibility of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Remarks:Adds the Professional Bull Riders World Finals to the MERP
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 3339  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Remarks:Adds LPGA Champion tournament to MERP.
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

SB 579  Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to the eligibility of the Concacaf Gold Cup for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Companions:HB 1472 Bucy, John (Identical)   3-18-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Remarks:Adds the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) Gold Cup to the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1155  Nelson, Jane(R)Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Remarks:Adds the “Texas Grand Prix” race to the MERP.
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1265  Birdwell, Brian(R)Relating to the eligibility of the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.
Companions:HB 2132 Ellzey, Jake (F) (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Remarks:Adds the National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex to the Major Events Reimbursement Program
Track Name(s):Event Trust Funds
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Total Event Trust Funds Bills: 9
  Firearm bill  
HB 236  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.
Companions:HB 172 Bernal, Diego (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Changes requirements for firearm prohibition signage.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 304  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.
Remarks:Limits ability to restrict firearms in amusement parks.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 854  Burns, DeWayne(R)Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.
Companions:HB 2352 Burns, DeWayne (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Reduces criminal penalizes for carrying a firearm when given notice such carrying is forbidden.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1378  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-05-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1379  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Companions:SB 549 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-05-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1548  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.
Remarks:Business owner not liable for damages arising solely from the lawful carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 1768  Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions.
Companions:HB 1167 Anchia, Rafael (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Allows more amusement parks to prohibit the carrying of firearms. Would extend to amusement parks located anywhere in the state with at least 10 acres of surface area.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1770  Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate locations at which a license holder may openly carry a handgun.
Companions:HB 1163 Anchia, Rafael (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Would allow the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin to hold a ballot referendum on whether to allow openly carried firearms within the city limits.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1772  Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.
Companions:HB 1165 Anchia, Rafael (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1856 (1)Hefner, Cole(R)Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.
Track Name(s): Alerts – Justin, Alerts – Neil, Firearm bill, Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-18-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1857  Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities.
Companions:HB 1164 Anchia, Rafael (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Allows a property owner to prohibit the carrying of firearms at a convention center, civic center arena, auditorium, theater, museum, zoo, or botanical garden.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2112  Metcalf, Will(R)Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.
Companions:HB 3628 Schaefer, Matt (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Remarks:Eliminates the distinction between shoulder or belt holsters and holsters in general, thus allowing the carry of a firearm in any type of holster as a defense to certain prosecutions pursuant to the Penal Code.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3628  Schaefer, Matt(R)Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.
Companions:HB 2112 Metcalf, Will (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Remarks:Eliminates the distinction between shoulder or belt holsters and holsters in general, thus allowing the carry of a firearm in any type of holster as a defense to certain prosecutions pursuant to the Penal Code.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 19  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.
Remarks:A governmental entity may not enter into a contract with a company for the purchase of goods or services unless the contract contains a written verification from the company that it: (1) does not have a written or unwritten internal practice, policy, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association based solely on its status as a firearm entity or firearm trade association; and (2) will not discriminate during the term of the contract against a firearm entity or firearm trade association based solely on its status as a firearm entity or firearm trade association.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 20 (2)Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.
Track Name(s):, Alerts – Justin, Alerts – Neil, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 546  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a handgun and to certain related criminal offenses.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 549  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.
Companions:HB 1379 Patterson, Jared (Identical)   3- 5-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Firearm bill
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 637 (2)Hughes, Bryan(R)Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.
Remarks:Prohibits a hotel from having a policy regarding firearms possession on property. Staffer is Hope Shelton. 512-463-0380.
Track Name(s):, Firearm bill, Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Firearm bill Bills: 18
  Food Service  
HB 261  Murr, Andrew(R)Relating to the labeling of beef, pork, beef products, and pork products.
Remarks: Requires food retailers to clearly label the country of origin on all meat products.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 464  Cortez, Philip(D)Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.
Remarks:Requires food allergen awareness posting in areas viewable for food service workers.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 597  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to the use by third-party delivery services of merchants’ marks or other intellectual property.
Remarks:Prohibits third party delivery companies from using a restaurant’s marks without the restaurant’s express permission.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 598  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to the fees charged by a third-party food delivery service to a food service establishment.
Remarks:Limits fees that can be charged to restaurants by third party delivery companies; requires more disclosure to consumers.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 928  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to the marketing and sale of catfish and similar fish by food service establishments.
Remarks:Requires a food service establishment to only list “catfish” on a menu if it is actually catfish by its scientific name, and not a similar fish.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-17-21 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 1276  Parker, Tan(R)Relating to the sale of certain food by food service establishments.
Companions:SB 843 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., JHR 140 – House Public Health

HB 1536  Martinez, Armando(D)Relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification requirements for certain food service employees.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 1539  Martinez, Armando(D)Relating to warning signs posted by certain food service establishments that prepare food items containing peanut products.
Remarks:Requires food service establishments to post a sign indicating the establishment prepares food containing peanut products.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-08-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 2119  Burrows, Dustin(R)Relating to the regulation of restaurants and third-party food delivery services, including the issuance of certain permits to restaurants.
Companions:SB 911 Hancock, Kelly (Identical)   3-16-21 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., JHR 120 – Licensing and Administrative Procedures

SB 843  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to the sale of certain food by food service establishments.
Companions:HB 1276 Parker, Tan (Identical)   3-24-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., JHR 140, House Public Health
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 911  Hancock, Kelly(R)Relating to the regulation of restaurants and third-party food delivery services, including the issuance of certain permits to restaurants.
Companions:HB 2119 Burrows, Dustin (Identical)   3-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., JHR 120, Licensing and Administrative Procedures
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-16-21 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1145  Perry, Charles(R)Relating to marketing and labeling requirements for certain food products, including imitation meat and egg food products.
Remarks:Creates administrative penalties for misbranding or misrepresenting a food to contain items it does not actually contain. For example, a vege-patty must indicate it is plant-based or meatless.
Track Name(s):Food Service
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Total Food Service Bills: 12
  Gambling  
HB 1121  Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to the regulation of sports betting.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2257  Guerra, Bobby(D)Relating to the operation of casino gaming in certain state coastal areas to provide additional money for property tax relief.
Remarks:Allows limited casino gambling within 200 miles of the Gulf coast.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HJR 68  Dutton, Harold(D)Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize wagering on professional and collegiate sporting events in this state.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

SB 616  Gutierrez, Roland (F)(D)Relating to the operation of 12 casinos in this state by licensed persons in counties that have approved casino gaming.
Companions:HB 3043 Gutierrez, Roland (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Voter option (and Constitutional amendment) to allow casino gambling in 12 counties.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Gambling Bills: 4
  Homeless issues  
HB 1925  Capriglione, Giovanni(R)Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.
Companions:SB 987 Buckingham, Dawn (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Public camping ban bill
Track Name(s):Homeless issues, Miscellaneous
Bill History:03-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004 – House State Affairs

HB 2597  Paul, Dennis(R)Relating to prohibiting camping in certain places.
Remarks:Prohibits all camping under a controlled access highway or along the frontage road of a controlled access highway.
Track Name(s):Homeless issues
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 3087  Smith, Reggie(R)Relating to prohibiting urination or defecation in certain public places.
Track Name(s):Homeless issues
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 796  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to requiring public notice and a hearing concerning a proposed purchase or conversion by a municipality of a property to house homeless individuals.
Track Name(s):Homeless issues, Property Transactions
Bill History:03-22-21 S Meeting set for 1:00 P.M., EXT AUDITORIUM – Senate Local Government

SB 987  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.
Companions:HB 1925 Capriglione, Giovanni (Identical)   3-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004, House State Affairs
Remarks:Public camping ban bill
Track Name(s):Homeless issues, Miscellaneous
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Total Homeless issues Bills: 5
  Hotel Administration  
HB 390 (2)Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments.
Companions:SB 316 Huffman, Joan (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Remarks:Requires all hotel employees receive annual training on human trafficking awareness.
Track Name(s):, Hotel Administration, Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-19-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Business and Industry

HB 801  Cortez, Philip(D)Relating to a certification program for assistance animals.
Remarks:Establishes an assistance animal certification program in Texas for assistance animals not already covered by the ADA.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 876  Craddick, Tom(R)Relating to fees charged by certain persons for the method used for payments made under an agreement.
Remarks:Prohibits any person from charging an additional fee to receive payment by paper check in lieu of electronic means.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-18-21 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 1856 (1)Hefner, Cole(R)Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.
Track Name(s): Alerts – Justin, Alerts – Neil, Firearm bill, Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-18-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2205  Romero, Ramon(D)Relating to applicability of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code to certain pools, spas, and other swimming areas.
Remarks:Requires pool regulation compliance with a newer version of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 10:30 A.M. OR ADJ., E1.026 – House Urban Affairs

HB 2309  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to the penalties for the illegal use of a parking space or area designated specifically for persons with disabilities.
Remarks:Increases penalty for parking in a handicap space without a permit.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-23-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., JHR 140 – House Transportation

HB 3141  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to requiring the disclosure of fees charged for the sale of concert and other event tickets.
Remarks:Requires full disclosure of all event ticket fees for a concert, theatrical performance, sporting event, exhibition, show, or similar scheduled activity.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Tourism
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 4233  Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in certain bars, restaurants, and places of employment.
Remarks:Prohibits e-cigs in bars, restaurants, and places of employment.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 316 (2)Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments.
Companions:HB 390 Thompson, Senfronia (Identical)   3-19-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Business and Industry
Remarks:Requires all hotel employees receive annual training on human trafficking awareness.
Track Name(s):, Hotel Administration, Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence

SB 637 (2)Hughes, Bryan(R)Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.
Remarks:Prohibits a hotel from having a policy regarding firearms possession on property.
Track Name(s):, Firearm bill, Hotel Administration
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Hotel Administration Bills: 10
  Hotel Development  
HB 540  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.
Remarks:A municipality or county may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, or other measure that requires a person to enter into a labor peace agreement or to waive or limit any right of the person under federal labor law as a condition of being considered for or awarded a contract.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development, Unions
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 884  Harris, Cody(R)Relating to local government regulations based on utility service type.
Remarks:Prohibits a political subdivision from refusing to issue a building permit based on the type of utility services provided to the project.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2590  Leach, Jeff(R)Relating to the time for the issuance of municipal building permits.
Companions:SB 1947 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Remarks:Prohibits a municipality from delaying a permit beyond 45 days.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Land and Resource Management

SB 1657  Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to notice of proposed changes to municipal zoning classifications.
Companions:SB 1304 Bettencourt, Paul (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Requires a zoning commission to give written notice of a public hearing to affected property owners on a proposed zoning change.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1947  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to the time for the issuance of municipal building permits.
Companions:HB 2590 Leach, Jeff (Identical)   3-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Land and Resource Management
Remarks:Prohibits a municipality from delaying a permit beyond 45 days.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Hotel Development Bills: 5
  Human Trafficking  
HB 390 (2)Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments.
Companions:SB 316 Huffman, Joan (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Remarks:Requires all hotel employees receive annual training on human trafficking awareness.
Track Name(s):, Hotel Administration, Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-19-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Business and Industry

HB 462  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to the prosecution of the offense of trafficking of persons.
Remarks:Modifies offense of trafficking to include “knowingly” engaging in activity.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law, Human Trafficking
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2300  Parker, Tan(R)Relating to the offense of solicitation of prostitution, civil racketeering related to human trafficking, and common and public nuisances related to certain criminal conduct, including prostitution.
Track Name(s):Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3521  Hunter, Todd(R)Relating to the definition of coercion for purposes of trafficking of persons.
Track Name(s):Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3718 (2)Parker, Tan(R)Relating to the requirement that certain entities post human trafficking signs.
Remarks:Requires hotels and other businesses to post human trafficking signage in public areas.
Track Name(s):, Still needs a change, Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

SB 316 (2)Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments.
Companions:HB 390 Thompson, Senfronia (Identical)   3-19-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Business and Industry
Remarks:Requires all hotel employees receive annual training on human trafficking awareness.
Track Name(s):, Hotel Administration, Human Trafficking
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Total Human Trafficking Bills: 6
  Hurricane / Disaster  
HB 3 (2)Burrows, Dustin(R)Relating to state and local government responses to a pandemic disaster.
Remarks:Contains tort claims immunity during pandemic. Limits emergency authority of governmental executives.
Track Name(s):, Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-11-21 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 906  Krause, Matt(R)Relating to a prohibition on orders issued during a declared state of disaster that distinguish between essential and nonessential services.
Remarks:Prohibits any state or local political executive from restricting activities of a business based on “essential” vs “nonessential” services.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 1137  Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to limiting the assessment of certain fees and taxes during a declared state of disaster.
Remarks:If the governor issues an executive order, proclamation, or regulation during a declared state of disaster that restricts the operation of a business or category of businesses, a restricted business may not be assessed any tax or fee, including a licensing fee, by the state during the time the operation of the business is restricted by the governor’s action.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1826  Martinez Fischer, Trey(D)Relating to the deceptive trade practice of charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities during a declared disaster.
Remarks:Adds cleaning supplies to list of products subject to price gouging limitations.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-23-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E2.028 – House Business and Industry

HB 2097  Schaefer, Matt(R)Relating to government authority to require a person to wear a mask or personal protective equipment during a disaster.
Remarks:Prohibits the Governor from issuing a mask mandate.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2942  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to investigations and actions by district or county attorneys in connection with the deceptive trade practice of charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities during a declared disaster.
Remarks:Gives local DA and county attorney ability to prosecute price gouging.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3659  Leach, Jeff(R)Relating to liability for certain claims arising during a pandemic or other disaster or emergency.
Companions:SB 6 Hancock, Kelly (Identical)   3-23-21 S Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., SENATE CHAMBER, Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Pandemic tort claims limitation.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 3790  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate statewide commerce.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 4125  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to state and local government responses to disasters.
Remarks:Civil liability protection due to pandemic.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4481  Oliverson, Tom(R)Relating to civil liability arising from COVID-19.
Remarks:Immunity from COVID lawsuits.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 6  Hancock, Kelly(R)Relating to liability for certain claims arising during a pandemic or other disaster or emergency.
Companions:HB 3659 Leach, Jeff (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Remarks:Pandemic tort claims limitation.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-23-21 S Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., SENATE CHAMBER – Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1592  Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to powers and duties of governmental entities during a public health disaster.
Companions:SB 1616 Bettencourt, Paul (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1616  Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to powers and duties of governmental entities during a public health disaster.
Companions:SB 1592 Bettencourt, Paul (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1673  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to limitations on public health directives issued during a state of disaster or outbreak of a communicable disease.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1904  Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to authorizing the extension of deadlines for filing or paying state taxes for persons adversely affected by a disaster.
Remarks:Extends state tax deadline for those affected by a disaster.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Hurricane / Disaster Bills: 15
  LGBT discrimination  
HB 188  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:SB 233 Whitmire, John (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Remarks:Prohibits gender identity or expression discrimination in places of public accommodation.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 1037  Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.
Companions:HB 978 Beckley, Michelle (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 153 Rodriguez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Recognizes same sex marriage in Texas law and removes criminality of homosexual conduct.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 1038  Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.
Companions:HB 980 Beckley, Michelle (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 152 Rodriguez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2069  Coleman, Garnet(D)Relating to the prevention of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 2524  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 3796  Morales Shaw, Penny (F)(D)Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:HB 850 Johnson, Eric (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Makes sexual orientation a protected class for employment discrimination purposes.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 3860  Gonzalez, Jessica(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination.
Companions:SB 1540 Menendez, Jose (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Remarks:Adds the following protected classifications in places of public accommodation and employment: race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a military veteran.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

SB 233  Whitmire, John(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:HB 188 Bernal, Diego (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs
Remarks:Prohibits gender identity or expression discrimination in places of public accommodation.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1540  Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination.
Companions:HB 3860 Gonzalez, Jessica (Identical)   3-11-21 H Filed
Remarks:Adds the following protected classifications in places of public accommodation and employment: race, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a military veteran.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed
Total LGBT discrimination Bills: 9
  Landlord – Tenant law  
HB 279  Rosenthal, Jon(D)Relating to pet deposits or fees collected by landlords.
Remarks:Landlord/tenant only: A lease may provide for either a one-time pet fee or deposit, or a monthly pet fee, but not both.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-16-21 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 314  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to the provision of access to a dwelling by a landlord to a cotenant or occupant who commits certain offenses.
Remarks:Places restrictions on a landlord giving a new key to a cotenant.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 531  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to notice requirements for a leased dwelling located in a floodplain.
Remarks:Req’s landlords to disclose floodplain status to tenants.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-16-21 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 754  Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to certain municipal requirements imposed on a landlord of a dwelling or a multiunit complex.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 886  Rosenthal, Jon(D)Relating to the repeal of the prohibition against certain municipal or county regulation of the rental or leasing of housing accommodations.
Companions:HB 1257 Rosenthal, Jon (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 2187 Rodriguez, Eddie (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Repeals the 2015 preemption law that prohibits cities from making the acceptance of housing assistance a protected classification in residential leases.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 1794  Johnson, Julie(D)Relating to the liability of an owner, lessee, or occupant of real property in connection with the use of or entry onto the property.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 2719  Lucio III, Eddie(D)Relating to indemnification clauses in commercial leases.
Remarks:Prohibits (and renders void) an indemnification clause in a commercial lease.
Track Name(s):Contracts, Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2801  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to requiring a notice of proposed eviction for residential and commercial leases after a failure to pay rent.
Remarks:Requires notice and 30 days to cure in eviction.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3036  Campos, Liz (F)(D)Relating to a temporary abatement of evictions for failure to pay rent during and after a disaster.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3541  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to a fee in lieu of a security deposit for a residential lease.
Companions:SB 1783 Creighton, Brandon (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

SB 1040  Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases.
Companions:HB 624 Neave, Victoria (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Requires additional written notice in a rent increase for residential property.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1783  Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to a fee collected by a landlord in lieu of a security deposit.
Companions:HB 3541 Turner, Chris (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Landlord – Tenant law Bills: 12
  Local Gov’t  
HB 749  Middleton, Mayes(R)Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.
Companions:SB 234 Hall, Bob (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Remarks:Prohibits political subdivisions from engaging in lobbying activity.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004 – House State Affairs

HB 1756  Burns, DeWayne(R)Relating to county appropriations to historical foundations or organizations.
Companions:SB 1542 Huffman, Joan (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Remarks:Allows all counties to appropriate general funds to a historical foundation for maintaining historical landmarks. Not hotel tax related.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House County Affairs

HB 1885  Harris, Cody(R)Relating to restrictions on municipal regulation in certain areas.
Companions:SB 1922 Lucio, Eddie (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-23-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E2.010 – House Land and Resource Management

HB 2683  Canales, Terry(D)Relating to requirements for open meetings that are broadcast over the Internet or held by telephone conference or videoconference call.
Companions:SB 924 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004 – House State Affairs

HB 3100  Campos, Liz (F)(D)Relating to requirements for governmental contracts with nonprofit organizations regarding the use of money provided under those contracts.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 3330  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 3410  Goldman, Craig(R)Relating to publication and posting of notice by governmental entities and representatives.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 3793  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
Companions:SB 861 Paxton, Angela (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Remarks:Authorizes remote meetings by video conference for open meetings.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 3909  Harris, Cody(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.
Remarks:Preempts local gov’t from further regulating or requiring permits of an individual required to be licensed with a state agency.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

SB 10 (2)Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to the use by a county or municipality of public money for lobbying activities.
Remarks:Taxpayer funded lobbying.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SB 234  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.
Companions:HB 749 Middleton, Mayes (Identical)   3-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004, House State Affairs
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 861  Paxton, Angela(R)Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law.
Companions:HB 3793 Shaheen, Matt (Identical)   3-11-21 H Filed
Remarks:Authorizes remote meetings by video conference for open meetings.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 923  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to open government.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 924  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to requirements for open meetings that are broadcast over the Internet or held by telephone conference or videoconference call.
Companions:HB 2683 Canales, Terry (Identical)   3-25-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.004, House State Affairs
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1542  Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to county appropriations to historical foundations or organizations.
Companions:HB 1756 Burns, DeWayne (Identical)   3-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House County Affairs
Remarks:Allows all counties to appropriate general funds to a historical foundation for maintaining historical landmarks. Not hotel tax related.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1879  Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.
Remarks:Prohibits political subdivisions and special purpose districts from engaging in lobbying activities.
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 1922  Lucio, Eddie(D)Relating to restrictions on municipal regulation in certain areas.
Companions:HB 1885 Harris, Cody (Identical)   3-23-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E2.010, House Land and Resource Management
Track Name(s):Local Gov’t
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Local Gov’t Bills: 17
  Personnel – General  
HB 21  Neave, Victoria(D)Relating to the statute of limitations applicable to a sexual harassment complaint filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Companions:HB 1529 Neave, Victoria (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Lengthens statute of limitations on sexual harassment claims to 300 days.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-22-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 38  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Companions:SB 77 Miles, Borris (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Remarks:Prohibits employment discrimination based on hair texture or “protective hairstyle.” “Protected hairstyle” includes braids, locks, and twists.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 48  Zwiener, Erin(D)Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Companions:SB 45 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-17-21 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar
Remarks:Creates an unlawful employment practice if sexual harassment of an employee occurs and the employer know or should have known about the harassment, and failed to take immediate corrective action.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 360  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to a prohibition on certain discrimination in employment compensation.
Remarks:Prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant’s wage history.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 392  Bowers, Rhetta(D)Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Remarks:Prohibits employment discrimination based on hair texture or “protective hairstyle.” “Protected hairstyle” includes braids, locks, and twists.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 419  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to certain unlawful employment practices regarding compensation.
Remarks:Prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant’s wage history.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 455  Deshotel, Joe(D)Relating to inquiries about and the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.
Remarks:“Ban the box” bill. Prohibits employers from inquiring about criminal history on initial employment application.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-18-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Business and Industry

HB 1298  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Companions:HB 3728 Bernal, Diego (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1826 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Mandates paid sick leave for private employers at the rate of one hour of leave for 30 hours of work.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 2542  Rose, Toni(D)Relating to considering criminal history in employment decisions.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3763  Guillen, Ryan(D)Relating to a prohibition on certain employer requirements relating to employee jury duty compensation.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 3796  Morales Shaw, Penny (F)(D)Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:HB 850 Johnson, Eric (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Makes sexual orientation a protected class for employment discrimination purposes.
Track Name(s):LGBT discrimination, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 4122  Rose, Toni(D)Relating to prohibiting certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Remarks:Adds gender identity and sexual orientation to protected classifications in employment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4195  Ellzey, Jake (F)(R)Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to the exercise of the right of free speech, right to petition, and right of association.
Remarks:Makes it unlawful to discipline, retaliate, discriminate against an employee for the employee’s political views.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4290  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to a prohibition against covenants not to compete for certain low-wage employees.
Companions:HB 2960 Hinojosa, Gina (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Invalidates covenants not to compete for employees earning less than $15.01 per hour.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 45  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Companions:HB 48 Zwiener, Erin (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Creates an unlawful employment practice if sexual harassment of an employee occurs and the employer know or should have known about the harassment, and failed to take immediate corrective action.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-17-21 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 77  Miles, Borris(D)Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hair style associated with race.
Companions:HB 38 Reynolds, Ron (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs
Remarks:Prohibits employment discrimination based on hair texture or “protective hairstyle.” “Protected hairstyle” includes braids, locks, and twists.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 209  Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain required nondisclosure and arbitration agreements.
Companions:SB 159 Rodriguez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits many types of NDAs and ADR requirement agreements between employers and employees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 551  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 762 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits a local government from setting local employment benefit regulations for the private sector. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Personnel – General Bills: 18
  Personnel – Health  
HB 1687  Noble, Candy(R)Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Remarks:An employer commits an unlawful employment practice if the employer fails or refuses to hire, discharges, or otherwise discriminates against an individual with respect to the compensation or the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because the individual has not received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Health
Bill History:03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Total Personnel – Health Bills: 1
  Personnel – Unemployment Comp  
HB 7  Button, Angie Chen(R)Relating to the computation of the replenishment ratio used to determine an employer’s unemployment compensation tax rate.
Companions:SB 1182 Nelson, Jane (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Exempts the pandemic and similar large disasters from being calculated in an employer’s unemployment insurance rate.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-17-21 H Voted favorably from committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 145  Rodriguez, Eddie(D)Relating to removing the waiting period for unemployment benefit eligibility.
Companions:SB 2102 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Remarks:Eliminates 7-week waiting period before someone can apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 157  Rodriguez, Eddie(D)Relating to requirements regarding an employee’s normal weekly hours of work under the shared work unemployment compensation program.
Companions:SB 2103 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Remarks:Expands scope of shared-work UI program.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 405  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Companions:HB 399 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 57 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Employees can file unpaid wage claims up to a year after the missed payment. The current filing period only allows for 180 days after the missed payment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1782  Deshotel, Joe(D)Relating to alternative base periods for the computation of unemployment compensation benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2128  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to alternative base periods for the computation of unemployment compensation benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2129  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the maximum total extended benefit amount payable to an individual under the unemployment compensation system.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2130  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the determination of whether work is suitable for an individual for the purpose of determining the individual’s unemployment compensation benefit eligibility.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2273  Gonzalez, Mary(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 572 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3704 Hernandez, Ana (Identical)   3-11-21 H Filed
Remarks:An employee is eligible for unemployment compensation if he/she leaves because of sexual harassment. Employee must report the sexual harassment to his/her employer, law enforcement agency, or file a complaint with the commission under Employment Discrimination chapter or with the Fed. Equal Employment Opportunity commission.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2408  Rodriguez, Eddie(D)Relating to the computation of unemployment compensation benefits for an individual who is totally unemployed in a benefit period.
Companions:SB 2101 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Remarks:Increases unemployment compensation benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2614  Romero, Ramon(D)Relating to administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Workforce Commission against certain employers for failure to pay wages.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 3050  White, James(R)Relating to unemployment compensation chargebacks regarding certain persons employed as seasonal employees.
Remarks:Limits UI employer chargebacks if at least 75 percent of the employees were employed as seasonal employees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3620  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to unemployment compensation benefits.
Remarks:Amends base periods for UI benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3704  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 572 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 2273 Gonzalez, Mary (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Remarks:An employee is eligible for unemployment compensation if he/she leaves because of sexual harassment. Employee must report the sexual harassment to his/her employer, law enforcement agency, or file a complaint with the commission under Employment Discrimination chapter or with the Fed. Equal Employment Opportunity commission.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

SB 57  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Companions:HB 399 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 405 Hernandez, Ana (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Employees can file unpaid wage claims up to a year after the missed payment. The current filing period only allows for 180 days after the missed payment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 255  Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to liability for obtaining unemployment compensation benefits paid in error.
Remarks:Prevents TWC from recovering UI benefits to a recipient paid in error if the error was due to the TWC.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1182  Nelson, Jane(R)Relating to the computation of the replenishment ratio used to determine an employer’s unemployment compensation tax rate.
Companions:HB 7 Button, Angie Chen (Identical)   3-17-21 H Voted favorably from committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Exempts the pandemic and similar large disasters from being calculated in an employer’s unemployment insurance rate.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 2101  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the computation of unemployment compensation benefits for an individual who is totally unemployed in a benefit period.
Companions:HB 2408 Rodriguez, Eddie (Identical)   3-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Remarks:Increases unemployment compensation benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 2102  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to removing the waiting period for unemployment benefit eligibility.
Companions:HB 145 Rodriguez, Eddie (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Remarks:Eliminates 7-week waiting period before someone can apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 2103  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to requirements regarding an employee’s normal weekly hours of work under the shared work unemployment compensation program.
Companions:HB 157 Rodriguez, Eddie (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Remarks:Expands scope of shared-work UI program.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Personnel – Unemployment Comp Bills: 20
  Personnel – Workers’ Comp  
HB 2273  Gonzalez, Mary(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 572 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3704 Hernandez, Ana (Identical)   3-11-21 H Filed
Remarks:An employee is eligible for unemployment compensation if he/she leaves because of sexual harassment. Employee must report the sexual harassment to his/her employer, law enforcement agency, or file a complaint with the commission under Employment Discrimination chapter or with the Fed. Equal Employment Opportunity commission.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2654  Shine, Hugh(R)Relating to the determination of whether a person is intoxicated for purposes of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
Remarks:Strengthens minimum thresholds for intoxication under workers’ comp system.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3704  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 572 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 2273 Gonzalez, Mary (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry
Remarks:An employee is eligible for unemployment compensation if he/she leaves because of sexual harassment. Employee must report the sexual harassment to his/her employer, law enforcement agency, or file a complaint with the commission under Employment Discrimination chapter or with the Fed. Equal Employment Opportunity commission.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed
Total Personnel – Workers’ Comp Bills: 3
  Personnel – Wage & hour  
HB 60  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 194 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3273 Gonzalez, Jessica (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 731 Gonzalez, Jessica (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 1917 Turner, Chris (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 4484 Walle, Armando (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Raises minimum wage to $15/hour. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 224  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.
Companions:HB 328 Ortega, Lina (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 161 Rodriguez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 389 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Repeals local gov’t wage preemption.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 255  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to adjusting the minimum wage annually based on the consumer price index.
Remarks:Increases minimum wage based on the consumer price index.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 344  Canales, Terry(D)Relating to the payment of gratuities to certain employees.
Companions:HB 133 Canales, Terry (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Employers may not receive any portion of gratuity left for a tipped employee; this includes for credit card processing fees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-16-21 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 383  Pacheco, Leo(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Remarks:Increases minimum wage to $12. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 401  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to the requirement that certain employers provide advance notice of employee work schedules.
Companions:HB 640 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Applies to food and general retail establishments that employee at least 500 employees in the state, has at least 10 other retail sales establishments in other states and two out of a list including standardized merchandise, signage, etc. Notice requires each hourly employee be given their schedule at least two weeks in advance (unless an extreme circumstance), remedies are available to employees whose employers do not follow.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-16-21 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 405  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Companions:HB 399 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 57 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Employees can file unpaid wage claims up to a year after the missed payment. The current filing period only allows for 180 days after the missed payment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 615  Goodwin, Vikki(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Remarks:Increases the minimum wage on a graduated scale for future years.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 731  Gonzalez, Jessica(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 194 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3273 Gonzalez, Jessica (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 60 Reynolds, Ron (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 1917 Turner, Chris (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 4484 Walle, Armando (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Raises minimum wage to $15/hour. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 863  Romero, Ramon(D)Relating to the prevailing wage for work associated with public work contracts.
Companions:HB 28 Romero, Ramon (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1917 Alvarado, Carol (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Req’s public contracts with private entities to contain additional protections for workers.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 1827  Martinez Fischer, Trey(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Remarks:Increases minimum wage to $15/hour over time. Repeals tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1915  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the minimum wage and overtime pay for employees.
Companions:HB 4555 Turner, Chris (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:An employee may not use a payroll method that guarantees pay for a variable number of hours.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1917  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 194 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3273 Gonzalez, Jessica (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 60 Reynolds, Ron (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 731 Gonzalez, Jessica (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 4484 Walle, Armando (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Raises minimum wage to $15/hour. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 2507  Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to compensation and wage history.
Remarks:Prohibits an employer from making inquiries of (prospective) employees about wage history.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 3226  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to establishing a minimum wage for essential workers.
Remarks:Essential workers defined under CISA must be paid at least $15/hr. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 4013  Rodriguez, Eddie(D)Relating to a reduction in the amount of sales and use tax collections that certain taxpayers who employ tipped employees are required to remit to the comptroller.
Remarks:Allows employers to withhold 1.25% of the employer’s collected sales tax if at least half the employer’s employees are tipped employees and the employer pays the tipped employees at least the federal minimum wage.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 4484  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 194 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3273 Gonzalez, Jessica (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 60 Reynolds, Ron (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 731 Gonzalez, Jessica (Identical)   3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev HB 1917 Turner, Chris (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Raises minimum wage to $15 / hr and eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 14 (1)Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Remarks:ASSET local ordinance preemption bill.
Track Name(s): Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-23-21 S Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., SENATE CHAMBER – Senate Business and Commerce

SB 57  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the period during which an employee may file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission.
Companions:HB 399 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 405 Hernandez, Ana (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Employees can file unpaid wage claims up to a year after the missed payment. The current filing period only allows for 180 days after the missed payment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 389  Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.
Companions:HB 328 Ortega, Lina (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 161 Rodriguez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 224 Ortega, Lina (Identical)   2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs
Remarks:Repeals local gov’t wage preemption.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 551  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 762 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits a local government from setting local employment benefit regulations for the private sector. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Personnel – Wage & hour Bills: 21
  Personnel – Benefit Mandates  
HB 87  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Remarks:Requires all employers to provided paid sick leave.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 247  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations.
Remarks:All employers must provide at least 30 days paid family medical leave.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 284  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid leave to employees.
Remarks:Employers with 50 or more employees must provide paid sick leave to employees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 361  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to a franchise tax credit for taxable entities that provide paid family care leave.
Remarks:Allows employers to take a franchise tax credit for providing paid sick leave.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1298  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Companions:HB 3728 Bernal, Diego (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1826 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Mandates paid sick leave for private employers at the rate of one hour of leave for 30 hours of work.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – General
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 4100  Talarico, James(D)Relating to family and medical leave.
Remarks:Creates a Texas FMLA with a fund paid into by employers.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 14 (1)Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Remarks:ASSET local ordinance preemption bill.
Track Name(s): Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-23-21 S Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., SENATE CHAMBER – Senate Business and Commerce
Total Personnel – Benefit Mandates Bills: 7
  Preemption of local law  
SB 551  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 762 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits a local government from setting local employment benefit regulations for the private sector. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Total Preemption of local law Bills: 1
  Property Insurance  
SB 249  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to business interruption insurance coverage for losses arising from a pandemic.
Remarks:Mandates that future business interruption insurance must cover loss caused by a pandemic, without regard to whether the pandemic caused a direct physical loss to the policyholder’s property.
Track Name(s):Property Insurance
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
Total Property Insurance Bills: 1
  Property Transactions  
HB 1101  Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales.
Companions:HB 1036 Beckley, Michelle (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Mandatory sales price disclosure for ALL real property transactions. Penalty for noncompliance is significant at 5 percent of the purchase price.
Track Name(s):Ad Valorem – Appraisal, Property Transactions
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

SB 796  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to requiring public notice and a hearing concerning a proposed purchase or conversion by a municipality of a property to house homeless individuals.
Track Name(s):Homeless issues, Property Transactions
Bill History:03-22-21 S Meeting set for 1:00 P.M., EXT AUDITORIUM – Senate Local Government
Total Property Transactions Bills: 2
  School Start Date  
HB 612  Pacheco, Leo(D)Relating to the scheduling of the first and last days of school for students by school districts.
Companions:HB 233 Krause, Matt (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 2515 Pacheco, Leo (F) (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 673 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Changes school start date until the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Track Name(s):School Start Date
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Education

HB 3846  Krause, Matt(R)Relating to the scheduling of the first day of school for students by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.
Remarks:School end / school start date bill.
Track Name(s):School Start Date
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed
Total School Start Date Bills: 2
  Security – Hotel Security  
HB 932  Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to the training requirements for commissioned security officers.
Remarks:Requires security guards to take a training course on use of tasers.
Track Name(s):Security – Hotel Security
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Total Security – Hotel Security Bills: 1
  Short-term rental  
HB 1960 (1)Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to regulation of short-term rental units by municipalities.
Companions:HB 3773 Button, Angie Chen (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1888 Fallon, Pat (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s): Short-term rental
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 1961 (1)Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to regulation of short-term rental units.
Companions:HB 3778 Button, Angie Chen (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s): Short-term rental
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 1962 (2)Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to the collection of state, municipal, and county hotel occupancy taxes by a short-term rental marketplace.
Companions:HB 3779 Button, Angie Chen (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1472 Powell, Beverly (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Establishes tax payment procedures for “short-term rental marketplaces.”
Track Name(s):Alerts – Justin, Short-term rental, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1963 (1)Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to the regulation of short-term rentals by a property owners’ association.
Companions:HB 4176 Button, Angie Chen (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:STR bill – Notwithstanding any other law, a property owners’ association may adopt or enforce a provision in a dedicatory instrument that regulates the use of property covered by the dedicatory instrument as a short-term rental.
Track Name(s): Short-term rental
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2515  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to short-term rental units that violate municipal ordinances.
Remarks:Requires STR platforms to remove an STR property for 30 days if the listing violates a municipal ordinance involving the STR unit three times within a one-year period.
Track Name(s):Short-term rental
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 2537  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to county regulation of short-term rental units in the unincorporated area of certain counties.
Remarks:Allows Fort Bend County to regulate STRs in unincorporated areas of the County.
Track Name(s):Short-term rental
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House County Affairs
Total Short-term rental Bills: 6
  TPID  
HB 1154  Jetton, Jacey (F)(R)Relating to the requirement that certain political subdivisions cause certain information to be posted on an Internet website.
Remarks:The bill requires certain information to be posted on a special purpose district’s website (potentially including a TPID website).
Track Name(s):TPID
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House County Affairs

HB 1543  Parker, Tan(R)Relating to certain procedural requirements for public improvement districts and transfers of property located in public improvement districts.
Remarks:– After final district authorization by a city council, the bill replaces newspaper publication of such approval with the filing of a resolution with the county clerk (eliminating newspaper publication requirement). The city must do this within 7 days of it adopting a resolution authorizing a district. See Section 1 on Page 1 of the bill – A service plan must include a copy of Property Code Ch. 5 notice of obligation for future purchasers of property within a PID. See Section 2 on Page 2 of the bill – Once a city approves (or amends) a service plan, it must file a copy of the plan with the county clerk within 7 days. See Section 2 on Pages 2-3 of the bill – Updates language of a Property Code Ch. 5 notice of obligation to purchasers of property within a PID. See Section 3 on Pages 3-7 of the bill
Track Name(s):TPID
Bill History:03-16-21 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 3546 (1)Cortez, Philip(D)Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.
Companions:SB 804 Menendez, Jose (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Track Name(s):TPID
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

SB 804 (1)Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to the authority of a municipality to add property to a common characteristic public improvement district.
Companions:HB 3546 Cortez, Philip (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs
Track Name(s): TPID
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SB 2024  Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to certain procedural requirements for public improvement districts and transfers of property located in public improvement districts.
Track Name(s):TPID
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total TPID Bills: 5
  Tax – Franchise  
HB 864  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account.
Remarks:Two-year pilot program offering franchise tax credit for employers contributing to dependent care FSA’s.
Track Name(s):Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1195 (1)Geren, Charlie(R)Relating to the forgiveness of a loan made under the Paycheck Protection Program for franchise tax purposes.
Companions:SB 372 Hancock, Kelly (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Remarks:ASSET bill – high priority support. Exempts PPP forgiveness from franchise taxes.
Track Name(s): Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-18-21 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Ways and Means

HB 3000  Cason, Jeff (F)(R)Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
Track Name(s):Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3404  Guillen, Ryan(D)Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
Remarks:Repeals the franchise tax in 2022.
Track Name(s):Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

SB 372 (1)Hancock, Kelly(R)Relating to the forgiveness of a loan made under the Paycheck Protection Program for franchise tax purposes.
Companions:HB 1195 Geren, Charlie (Identical)   3-18-21 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Ways and Means
Remarks:ASSET bill.
Track Name(s): Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 931  Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that employ certain students in certain paid internship or similar programs.
Companions:SB 570 Creighton, Brandon (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Franchise tax credit for employing students in paid internships
Track Name(s):Tax – Franchise
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Total Tax – Franchise Bills: 6
  Tax – Hotel Occupancy  
HB 1048 (1)Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to the financing of certain sports and community venue projects.
Remarks:Repeals the prohibition on using HOT revenues for venue projects involving municipal parks and recreation systems as described in 334.001(4)(D). Additional (same) repeal provision would apply to short-term motor vehicle rental tax as well, thus (newly) allowing those tax proceeds to be used for venue projects involving municipal parks.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1764  Guillen, Ryan(D)Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Companions:SB 696 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Atascosa County hotel tax for convention center and rodeo arena. Two percent county-wide tax.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1962 (2)Beckley, Michelle(D)Relating to the collection of state, municipal, and county hotel occupancy taxes by a short-term rental marketplace.
Companions:HB 3779 Button, Angie Chen (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 1472 Powell, Beverly (F) (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Establishes tax payment procedures for “short-term rental marketplaces.”
Track Name(s):Short-term rental, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2155  Oliverson, Tom(R)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Remarks:Brackets the City of Tomball to use HOT for improvement to municipal parks and municipal trails and sidewalks that connect parks to lodging, tourist attractions, and related public facilities.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2172 (2)Morales, Eddie (F)(D)Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Remarks:Authorizes Maverick County to have a county-wide hotel tax with maximum rate of 7%. Would affect City of Eagle Pass.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2209 (2)King, Tracy(D)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Remarks:Allows City of Carrizo Springs to use unlimited HOT on a either the construction and maintenance of a sports facility, or “the purchase or conversion of a building to serve as a city hall and visitors center.”
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2345  Zwiener, Erin(D)Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Remarks:Hotel tax for Blanco County. Does not apply within a city.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2433  Zwiener, Erin(D)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Remarks:Dark skies bill for Blanco County.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2543  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to the use of county hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain counties.
Companions:SB 2089 Lucio, Eddie (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Remarks:Allows Cameron County (Brownsville / SPI) to use County HOT on 1) Pedestrian walkways, 2) street improvements, 3) structural levees, and 4) parking facilities underneath a hotel adjacent or connected to a bridge.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2889  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the calculation, collection, and remittance of state hotel occupancy taxes.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3091  Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for certain infrastructure projects and public parks.
Remarks:Allows a city to use up to 20 percent of its HOT for infrastructure within one mile of a hotel, making improvements to a park within one mile of a hotel, roads, streets, highways, water supply systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm drainage. The city may not reduce HOT for advertising and marketing.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3135  Cole, Sheryl(D)Relating to the powers and duties, authority to issue bonds, and authority to impose a tax of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1.
Companions:SB 1347 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government
Remarks:Special district statute for an area in far East Austin. Bill does not appear to affect current hotel tax use authority for the district: (b) The district may impose the hotel occupancy tax for: (1) any purpose authorized under Chapter 351, Tax Code; or (2) the construction, operation, or maintenance of a sports-related facility of the district if the city is authorized to impose the tax under Section 351.002, Tax Code, for that purpose that: (A) has a notable impact on tourism and hotel activity; and (B) is available to the public.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

HB 3217  Harris, Cody(R)Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Remarks:Hotel tax bill for Anderson County. Allows Anderson County to impose up to a 7 percent countywide hotel occupancy tax rate. Would apply within the City of Palestine.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3223  Zwiener, Erin(D)Relating to the use by certain municipalities of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for the enhancement and maintenance of public parks.
Remarks:Allows for use of hotel tax for smaller cities for public parks.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3234  Klick, Stephanie(R)Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Remarks:Allows the City of Richland Hills (in Tarrant County) to use municipal HOT For a “multiuse sports and entertainment facility located or to be located in city park.”
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3343  Paddie, Chris(R)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Companions:SB 1467 Hughes, Bryan (Refiled from 86R Session) SB 828 Hughes, Bryan (Identical)   3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Modifies Queen City, Texas’s existing authority to use hotel tax revenue for a sports facility authority by removing the requirement that the facility be used at least 10 times in the preceding year for state, regional, or national championship activity. Retains claw-back / ROI provision.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3565  Smith, Reggie(R)Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax.
Remarks:County hotel tax bill for Fannin County. Needs an amendment to apply outside the City of Bonham.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3682  Perez, Mary Ann(D)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Remarks:Sports venue bill for Baytown.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4305  Morales, Eddie (F)(D)Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain counties and municipalities.
Companions:SB 2133 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Identical)   3-12-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 696  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Companions:HB 1764 Guillen, Ryan (Identical)   3-10-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Atascosa County hotel tax for convention center and rodeo arena. Two percent county-wide tax.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 828  Hughes, Bryan(R)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.
Companions:SB 1467 Hughes, Bryan (Refiled from 86R Session) HB 3343 Paddie, Chris (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Modifies Queen City, Texas’s existing authority to use hotel tax revenue for a sports facility authority by removing the requirement that the facility be used at least 10 times in the preceding year for state, regional, or national championship activity. Retains claw-back / ROI provision.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1347  Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to the powers and duties, authority to issue bonds, and authority to impose a tax of the SH130 Municipal Management District No. 1.
Companions:HB 3135 Cole, Sheryl (Identical)   3-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs
Remarks:Special district statute for an area in far East Austin. Bill does not appear to affect current hotel tax use authority for the district: (b) The district may impose the hotel occupancy tax for: (1) any purpose authorized under Chapter 351, Tax Code; or (2) the construction, operation, or maintenance of a sports-related facility of the district if the city is authorized to impose the tax under Section 351.002, Tax Code, for that purpose that: (A) has a notable impact on tourism and hotel activity; and (B) is available to the public.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Local Government

SB 1469  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to the use by certain municipalities of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for the enhancement and maintenance of public parks.
Remarks:Parks bill
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-10-21 S Filed

SB 1655  Birdwell, Brian(R)Relating to an annual report submitted to the comptroller by a county that imposes certain hotel occupancy taxes.
Companions:SB 1319 Birdwell, Brian (Refiled from 86R Session)
Remarks:Requires counties to report HOT expenditures to the Comptroller.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1787  Gutierrez, Roland (F)(D)Relating to the reporting of Hotel Occupancy Tax to local jurisdictions.
Remarks:Requires the Comptroller to provide the State’s hotel tax returns report to the relevant city and county.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 1851  Powell, Beverly(D)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain municipalities.
Remarks:Allows Benbrook to use HOT revenue for trails and parks.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 2089  Lucio, Eddie(D)Relating to the use of county hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain counties.
Companions:HB 2543 Dominguez, Alex (Identical)   3-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Allows Cameron County (Brownsville / SPI) to use County HOT on 1) Pedestrian walkways, 2) street improvements, 3) structural levees, and 4) parking facilities underneath a hotel adjacent or connected to a bridge.
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed

SB 2133  Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain counties and municipalities.
Companions:HB 4305 Morales, Eddie (F) (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Track Name(s):Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Tax – Hotel Occupancy Bills: 28
  Tax – Other  
HB 2239  Gates, Gary(R)Relating to providing automatic tax relief to certain parties affected by an emergency order, proclamation, or regulation.
Track Name(s):Tax – Other
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3411  Button, Angie Chen(R)Relating to temporarily decreasing the rate of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
Companions:SB 1249 Taylor, Larry (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Remarks:Reduces gross receipts tax to 4.7 percent until 2023.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

SB 1249  Taylor, Larry(R)Relating to temporarily decreasing the rate of the mixed beverage gross receipts tax.
Companions:HB 3411 Button, Angie Chen (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Reduces gross receipts tax to 4.7 percent until 2023.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1711  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to state and local taxes and fees.
Track Name(s):Tax – Other
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed

SB 1904  Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to authorizing the extension of deadlines for filing or paying state taxes for persons adversely affected by a disaster.
Remarks:Extends state tax deadline for those affected by a disaster.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster, Tax – Other
Bill History:03-12-21 S Filed
Total Tax – Other Bills: 5
  Tax – Sales  
HB 89  Canales, Terry(D)Relating to exempting disinfectant cleaning supplies and certain face masks and disposable gloves from sales and use taxes for a limited period.
Companions:HB 1992 Thierry, Shawn (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means SB 438 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Removed from hearing 03/15/21 – House Ways and Means

HB 938  Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to an election in certain municipalities to convert all or a portion of a sales and use tax originally adopted for the purpose of sports and community venues to a sales and use tax for economic development purp
Remarks:Allows Laredo to convert a Chapter 334 sales and use tax for another purpose with an election.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 950  Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to the conversion of all or a portion of a municipal sales and use tax originally adopted for the purpose of sports and community venues to a municipal sales and use tax for economic development purposes.
Remarks:Allows Laredo to convert a sales and use tax for a sports facility under Chapter 334 to another purpose.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1389  Guillen, Ryan(D)Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts allowed for the collection and payment of sales and use taxes.
Companions:SB 1513 Zaffirini, Judith (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-05-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 1992  Thierry, Shawn(D)Relating to exempting disinfectant cleaning supplies and certain face masks and disposable gloves from sales and use taxes for a limited period.
Companions:HB 89 Canales, Terry (Identical)   3-12-21 H Removed from hearing 03/15/21, House Ways and Means SB 438 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Identical)   3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 2829  White, James(R)Relating to restaurants and certain alcoholic beverage permittees, including the rates of certain taxes imposed on items sold by those establishments and the applicability to those establishments of certain orders issued.
Remarks:Reduces sales tax rates at restaurants that do not hold an alcoholic beverage permit.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 3573  Sanford, Scott(R)Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of “data processing service” for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Companions:SB 153 Perry, Charles (Identical)   3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Remarks:Exempts credit card processing fees from sales tax.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4072  Meyer, Morgan(R)Relating to the location at which certain sales are consummated for purposes of local sales and use taxes.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4260  Talarico, James(D)Relating to the location where certain sales are consummated for the purpose of municipal sales and use taxes.
Companions:SB 1417 Schwertner, Charles (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4261  Talarico, James(D)Relating to the location at which a sale is consummated for purposes of local sales and use taxes.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4263  Talarico, James(D)Relating to the place of business of a retailer for purposes of municipal sales and use taxes.
Companions:SB 1038 Schwertner, Charles (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4457  Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the location where certain sales are consummated for purposes of local sales and use taxes.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

SB 153  Perry, Charles(R)Relating to the exclusion of certain payment processing services from the definition of “data processing service” for purposes of sales and use taxes.
Companions:HB 3573 Sanford, Scott (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Exempts credit card processing fees from sales tax.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 438  Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to exempting disinfectant cleaning supplies and certain face masks and disposable gloves from sales and use taxes for a limited period.
Companions:HB 89 Canales, Terry (Identical)   3-12-21 H Removed from hearing 03/15/21, House Ways and Means HB 1992 Thierry, Shawn (Identical)   3-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Remarks:Exempts sales tax on face masks and cleaning supplies while a disaster is declared.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1038  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to the place of business of a retailer for purposes of municipal sales and use taxes.
Companions:HB 4263 Talarico, James (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1417  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to the location where certain sales are consummated for the purpose of municipal sales and use taxes.
Companions:HB 4260 Talarico, James (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1513  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to certain reimbursements and discounts allowed for the collection and payment of sales and use taxes.
Companions:HB 1389 Guillen, Ryan (Identical)   3- 5-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed
Total Tax – Sales Bills: 17
  Tourism  
HB 114  Toth, Steve(R)Relating to restrictions on certain state agency actions relating to high-speed rail projects.
Companions:HB 2605 Toth, Steve (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Transportation

HB 205  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to safety requirements for amusement ride operators.
Remarks:Water park operator bill–mandates standards for water park ride dispatchers.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-09-21 H Committee action pending House Insurance

HB 570  Paddie, Chris(R)Relating to small business recovery funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds.
Companions:SB 1710 Springer, Drew (F) (Identical)   3-11-21 S Filed
Remarks:Creates a small business recovery fund and program.
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Tourism
Bill History:03-17-21 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1268  Ashby, Trent(R)Relating to the definition of amusement ride for purposes of amusement ride regulation.
Remarks:Adds certain waterslides to the definitions of an amusement ride.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Insurance

HB 1341  Leach, Jeff(R)Relating to waivers for entrance fees to state parks for resident first responders, military service members, and veterans.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-15-21 H Committee action pending House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 1478  Cyrier, John(R)Relating to liability of a recreational vehicle park or campground entity for injuries arising from certain activities.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-24-21 H Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E2.014 – House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 2417  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to incentives for the moving image industry in this state.
Companions:HB 2418 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Identical)   3-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Remarks:Makes the film industry incentives more generous and easy to comply with by reducing Texas residency requirements and film crew requirements.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 2418  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to incentives for the moving image industry in this state.
Companions:HB 2417 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Identical)   3-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Remarks:Makes the film industry incentives more generous and easy to comply with by reducing Texas residency requirements and film crew requirements.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-16-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 3102  Campos, Liz (F)(D)Relating to the duties of the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office’s business permit office.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 3141  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to requiring the disclosure of fees charged for the sale of concert and other event tickets.
Remarks:Requires full disclosure of all event ticket fees for a concert, theatrical performance, sporting event, exhibition, show, or similar scheduled activity.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Tourism
Bill History:03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3373  Burrows, Dustin(R)Relating to the certification of live music venues by and other duties of the Texas Music Office.
Companions:SB 1404 Buckingham, Dawn (Identical)   3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development
Remarks:Creates live music venue certificate.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

HB 3762  Dominguez, Alex(D)Relating to the closing of beaches for space flight activities in certain counties.
Remarks:Prohibits commissioners court from closing a beach or access points to the beach for a period of more than three calendar days.
Track Name(s):Coastal, Tourism
Bill History:03-11-21 H Filed

HB 4392  Price, Four(R)Relating to tax credits against franchise tax and sales and use tax for the moving image industry in this state.
Companions:HB 4431 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Allows for sales tax credits for costs associated with making a film.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HB 4431  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to tax credits against franchise tax and sales and use tax for the moving image industry in this state.
Companions:HB 4392 Price, Four (Identical)   3-12-21 H Filed
Remarks:Allows for sales tax credits for costs associated with making a film.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-12-21 H Filed

HCR 33  Morales, Eddie (F)(D)Designating Fort Davis as the official Highest Town in Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2021.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

SB 627  Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to the creation, purpose, implementation, and funding of the County Park Beautification and Improvement Program.
Companions:SB 409 Hughes, Bryan (Refiled from 86R Session)
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:02-09-21 S Reported favorably from committee on Senate Committee on Administration

SB 1404  Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to the certification of live music venues by and other duties of the Texas Music Office.
Companions:HB 3373 Burrows, Dustin (Identical)   3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Remarks:Creates live music venue certificate.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources/Economic Development

SB 1710  Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to small business recovery funds and insurance tax credits for certain investments in those funds.
Companions:HB 570 Paddie, Chris (Identical)   3-17-21 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev
Remarks:Creates a small business recovery fund and program.
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Tourism
Bill History:03-11-21 S Filed
Total Tourism Bills: 18
  Unions  
HB 540  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.
Remarks:A municipality or county may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, or other measure that requires a person to enter into a labor peace agreement or to waive or limit any right of the person under federal labor law as a condition of being considered for or awarded a contract.
Track Name(s):Hotel Development, Unions
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs
Total Unions Bills: 1
  Windstorm  
HB 769  Middleton, Mayes(R)Relating to the administration of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Track Name(s):Windstorm
Bill History:03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Insurance
Total Windstorm Bills: 1
Total Bills: 433

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