2023 Texas Legislative Session: Bills we are tracking

Updated Dec. 21, 2022

  Alcoholic Beverages  
HB 115  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours.
Remarks:Expands areas where alcoholic beverages may not be consumed after hours.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Criminal Law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 670  Goldman, Craig(R)Relating to the possession and consumption of wine on the premises of a mixed beverage permittee.
Companions:HB 3405 Goldman, Craig (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:“Dewhurst” bill. Allows establishments with an MB permit to bring and consume their own wine brought onto the premises, and charge a corkage fee. Permissive authority.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 827  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to the county regulation of certain BYOB establishments.
Companions:HB 2512 Meza, Terry (Refiled from 87R Session)
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages
Bill History:11-29-22 H Filed
Total Alcoholic Beverages Bills: 3
  Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc  
HB 23  Swanson, Valoree(R)Relating to participation in athletic activities based on biological sex.
Remarks:Creates private cause of action if school district allows transgender students to participate in sports.
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 42  Slaton, Bryan(R)Relating to the definition of child abuse.
Remarks:Expands offense of child abuse to include providing gender affirming treatment to minors.
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 496  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to health benefit plan coverage for conversion therapy.
Companions:HB 2516 Meza, Terry (Refiled from 87R Session)
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 643  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to the definition of sexually oriented business.
Companions:HB 708 Shaheen, Matt (Identical)   11-15-22 H Filed
Remarks:Would require venues that host a “drag performance” to become licensed as an SOB.
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 708  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to the definition of sexually oriented business.
Companions:HB 643 Patterson, Jared (Identical)   11-14-22 H Filed
Remarks:Would require venues that host a “drag performance” to become licensed as an SOB.
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:11-15-22 H Filed

HB 850  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:HB 2524 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Relating to Liability arising from discrimination based on “gender identity or expression” in places of public accommodation.
Track Name(s):Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc
Bill History:12-01-22 H Filed
Total Boycott – LBGT, Religion, etc Bills: 6
  Buildings & maintenance  
HB 318  Cortez, Philip(D)Relating to the authority of a county to require a person to obtain a building permit for certain portable structures.
Remarks:Prohibits a county from req’g building permits for portable structures smaller than 500 sq feet set up temporarily as retail space.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 350  Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to the establishment of a registry for and requiring the registration of certain unmanned teller machines.
Remarks:Creates a regulatory system for all ATMs in Texas, including registration of the ATMs.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 370  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the regulation of outdoor lighting in certain counties.
Companions:HB 3733 Bell, Cecil (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Allows Waller County to regulate the installation and use of outdoor lighting.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 744  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 764 Cain, Briscoe (Identical)   11-18-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 764  Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 744 Dean, Jay (Identical)   11-17-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-18-22 H Filed

SB 253  Eckhardt, Sarah(D)Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting certain persons from carrying certain firearms on the property.
Remarks:Modifies firearms signage requirements for prohibiting firearms.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Firearm bill
Bill History:12-01-22 S Filed
  Criminal Law  
HB 115  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours.
Remarks:Expands areas where alcoholic beverages may not be consumed after hours.
Track Name(s):Alcoholic Beverages, Criminal Law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 261  Cortez, Philip(D)Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle.
Remarks:Increases criminal penalty for burglary of an automobile if the criminal actor burglarized multiple vehicles in the same instance, possessed a firearm, or used a stolen vehicle to facilitate the crime.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 569  Bowers, Rhetta(D)Relating to activities the tolerance of which may constitute maintenance of a common nuisance.
Remarks:Adds repeated vehicle burglaries to list of offenses that constitute a public nuisance.
Track Name(s):Criminal Law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed
Total Criminal Law Bills: 3
  Economic Development  
HB 787  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to a prohibition on the receipt of tax incentives by business entities that assist employees to obtain abortions.
Remarks:Prohibits a business from receiving any economic incentives if the business “assists employees to obtain abortions.”
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – General
Bill History:11-22-22 H Filed
Total Economic Development Bills: 1
  Education  
HB 971  Goodwin, Vikki(D)Relating to the frequency with which the comptroller is required to conduct the school district property value study and the ratio study of an appraisal district.
Remarks:Changes the frequency with which the comptroller is required to conduct school district property value studies and ratio studies of an appraisal district from every two years to every four.
Track Name(s):Education
Bill History:12-09-22 H Filed
Total Education Bills: 1
  Firearm bill  
HB 356  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.
Remarks:States that businesses are not liable for damages by a lawful CCL holder on their premises; absence of a 30.06 notice means CCL is allowed in that business.
Track Name(s):Firearm bill
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

SB 253  Eckhardt, Sarah(D)Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting certain persons from carrying certain firearms on the property.
Remarks:Modifies firearms signage requirements for prohibiting firearms.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Firearm bill
Bill History:12-01-22 S Filed
Total Firearm bill Bills: 2
  Gambling  
HB 668  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to the regulation of coin-operated machines.
Companions:HB 810 Collier, Nicole (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 2020 Powell, Beverly (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Requires the Comptroller to disclose registration/licensing information they hold to law enforcement if pursuant to an investigation.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

SJR 17  Alvarado, Carol(D)Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth and to provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety by creating the Texas Gaming Commission.
Companions:HJR 133 Kuempel, John (Refiled from 87R Session) SJR 49 Alvarado, Carol (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Constitutional amendment to create the Texas Gaming Commission, which will authorize & regulate casino gaming and sports gambling.
Track Name(s):Gambling
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Gambling Bills: 2
  Hotel Administration  
HB 256  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Remarks:Prohibits discrimination in employment and in public accommodations for gender identity and sexual orientation.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 915  Craddick, Tom(R)Relating to the creation of a workplace violence hotline and a requirement that employers post notice regarding the hotline.
Remarks:Requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to create a hotline to report workplace violence, and requires employers to post a notice of this hotline in in English and Spanish in a “conspicuous place” and “in sufficient locations convenient to all employees.”
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – General
Bill History:12-08-22 H Filed

SB 274  Blanco, Cesar(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:SB 1309 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Makes gender identity protected classification in employment and public accommodations.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:12-08-22 S Filed
Total Hotel Administration Bills: 3
  Hurricane / Disaster  
HB 911  Harrison, Brian(R)Relating to the authority of the legislature, courts, the governor, and other state and local officials regarding declared states of disaster.
Remarks:Limits how local government officials and the Governor may enact and enforce states of disaster.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster, Pandemic related
Bill History:12-08-22 H Filed

SB 97  Johnson, Nathan(D)Relating to the scope and publication of certain actions by the governor during a state of disaster.
Remarks:Req’s Governor to post all emergency orders on one webpage.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 149  Springer, Drew(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate statewide commerce.
Companions:HB 3790 Shaheen, Matt (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits closure orders by local gov’t.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 310  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to limitations on public health directives issued during a state of disaster or outbreak of a communicable disease.
Companions:HB 4197 Slaton, Bryan (F) (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 1673 Hall, Bob (Refiled from 87R Session)
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster
Bill History:12-19-22 S Filed
Total Hurricane / Disaster Bills: 4
  Landlord – Tenant law  
HB 265  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and to the enforcement of that prohibition.
Remarks:Prohibits housing discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 383  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to the provision of access to a dwelling by a landlord to a cotenant or occupant who commits certain offenses.
Companions:HB 314 Collier, Nicole (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Places restrictions on a landlord giving a new key to a cotenant.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 673  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to notice and opportunity to cure that must be given before filing an eviction suit.
Remarks:Requires landlords to provide notice of eviction to their residents, and requires an opportunity for resident to cure the issue by payment of rent or other means within seven days.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 1048  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to a landlord’s notice to residential tenants regarding rent increases.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:12-19-22 H Filed

HB 1049  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to prohibiting a prospective residential landlord from increasing the amount of rent during the rental application process.
Track Name(s):Landlord – Tenant law
Bill History:12-19-22 H Filed
Total Landlord – Tenant law Bills: 5
  Local gov’t  
HB 154  Schaefer, Matt(R)Relating to governmental authority to require a person to wear a face mask or covering or other personal protective equipment during a disaster.
Remarks:Prevents the governor or any presiding officer of a political subdivision from mandating masks/face coverings.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Pandemic related
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 451  Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to issue debt to purchase or lease tangible personal property.
Remarks:Limits ability of a local gov’t to issue GO bonds for public property.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 602  Shaheen, Matt(R)Relating to requiring political subdivisions of this state to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify.
Remarks:Req’s local governments to utilize E-Verify for gov’t employees.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 743  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to regulate the use of an appliance, system, or component that is fueled by natural gas or propane.
Remarks:Preempts local government from prohibiting gas-fired appliances, water heaters, or HVAC systems in residential or commercial buildings.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Preemption of local law, Utilities issues
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 744  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 764 Cain, Briscoe (Identical)   11-18-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 764  Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 744 Dean, Jay (Identical)   11-17-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-18-22 H Filed

HB 818  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to the places a public employer may provide for employees to express breast milk.
Companions:HB 4473 Walle, Armando (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Deletes wording allowing single-occupancy bathrooms to be used as the required private breastfeeding space, meaning employers are now required to provide such a space that is not a bathroom.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-29-22 H Filed

SB 130  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 551 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits local governments from regulating employment benefits. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 175  Middleton, Mayes (F)(R)Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.
Remarks:Prohibits cities and counties from spending public funds to hire a lobbyist or to pay a nonprofit state association that primarily represents political subdivisions and hires or contracts with lobbyists.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Local gov’t Bills: 9
  Pandemic related  
HB 154  Schaefer, Matt(R)Relating to governmental authority to require a person to wear a face mask or covering or other personal protective equipment during a disaster.
Remarks:Prevents the governor or any presiding officer of a political subdivision from mandating masks/face coverings.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Pandemic related
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 609  Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to the liability of a business owner or operator arising from the exposure of an individual to a pandemic disease.
Remarks:Employers without a vaccination mandate are not liable for the death or injury of employees exposed at their place of work.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 911  Harrison, Brian(R)Relating to the authority of the legislature, courts, the governor, and other state and local officials regarding declared states of disaster.
Remarks:Limits how local government officials and the Governor may enact and enforce states of disaster.
Track Name(s):Hurricane / Disaster, Pandemic related
Bill History:12-08-22 H Filed

HB 1015  Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to a prohibition on receipt of state money by businesses that implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Remarks:If a business in Texas requires its customers, employees, vendors, or contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, then it is not eligible to receive state grant money or to enter into contracts payable with state money.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related, State Gov’t
Bill History:12-14-22 H Filed

SB 302  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to employer civil liability for a vaccine requirement imposed on the employer’s employees.
Remarks:Creates private right of cause of action against an employer if the employer requires employees to be vaccinated.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related, Personnel – Health
Bill History:12-19-22 S Filed

SB 304  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to prohibited immunization status discrimination and vaccine mandates.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related
Bill History:12-19-22 S Filed

SB 308  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to prohibited vaccination status discrimination and requirements for COVID-19 vaccines.
Remarks:Prohibits COVID-19 vaccine “discrimination.”
Track Name(s):Pandemic related
Bill History:12-19-22 S Filed
Total Pandemic related Bills: 7
  Personnel – General  
HB 307  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Companions:HB 1298 Bernal, Diego (Refiled from 87R 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:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 567  Bowers, Rhetta(D)Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Companions:HB 392 Bowers, Rhetta (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits employment discrimination based on hair texture or “protective hairstyle.” “Protected hairstyle” includes braids, locks, and twists.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla, Personnel – General
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 787  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to a prohibition on the receipt of tax incentives by business entities that assist employees to obtain abortions.
Remarks:Prohibits a business from receiving any economic incentives if the business “assists employees to obtain abortions.”
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – General
Bill History:11-22-22 H Filed

HB 865  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to the application for funding for certain workforce development programs.
Remarks:Allows nonprofit service providers to apply for funding directly from TWC in cases where their local workforce development board is considered “nonresponsive”, and provides criteria for making that determination.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:12-02-22 H Filed

HB 915  Craddick, Tom(R)Relating to the creation of a workplace violence hotline and a requirement that employers post notice regarding the hotline.
Remarks:Requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to create a hotline to report workplace violence, and requires employers to post a notice of this hotline in in English and Spanish in a “conspicuous place” and “in sufficient locations convenient to all employees.”
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – General
Bill History:12-08-22 H Filed

HB 1043  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to a prohibition against covenants not to compete for certain low-wage employees.
Companions:HB 4290 Hinojosa, Gina (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Invalidates covenants not to compete for employees earning less than $15.01 per hour.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General
Bill History:12-19-22 H Filed

HB 1055  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of individuals who are unemployed due to certain labor disputes.
Companions:HB 2810 Turner, Chris (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 2064 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Broadens the conditions that would allow a worker to collect unemployment due to a labor dispute in the workplace.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General, Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:12-20-22 H Filed

SB 130  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 551 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits local governments from regulating employment benefits. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Personnel – General Bills: 8
  Personnel – Health  
HB 351  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the provision of workers’ compensation insurance and group accident and health insurance together in a packaged plan.
Remarks:Allows employers to purchase different types of workplace insurance in a bundled or packaged plan.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Health, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 687  Cole, Sheryl(D)Relating to the enrollment period for newborns under certain employer health benefit plans.
Remarks:Extends the enrollment period for newborns under a parent’s employer-based health plan from one month to two.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Health
Bill History:11-15-22 H Filed

HB 916  Ordaz Perez, Claudia (F)(D)Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.
Companions:HB 2651 Gonzalez, Jessica (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Requires many health benefit plans to cover prescription contraceptive drugs for their enrollees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Health
Bill History:12-08-22 H Filed

SB 302  Hall, Bob(R)Relating to employer civil liability for a vaccine requirement imposed on the employer’s employees.
Remarks:Creates private right of cause of action against an employer if the employer requires employees to be vaccinated.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related, Personnel – Health
Bill History:12-19-22 S Filed
Total Personnel – Health Bills: 4
  Personnel – Unemployment Comp  
HB 864  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 2273 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 3704 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Amends the list of reasons a worker would NOT be disqualified from unemployment benefits. Now includes sexual harassment if the employee made a complaint to the employer, law enforcement, or with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before the employee’s separation.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:12-02-22 H Filed

HB 1055  Turner, Chris(D)Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of individuals who are unemployed due to certain labor disputes.
Companions:HB 2810 Turner, Chris (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 2064 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Broadens the conditions that would allow a worker to collect unemployment due to a labor dispute in the workplace.
Track Name(s):Personnel – General, Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:12-20-22 H Filed

SB 150  Springer, Drew(R)Relating to the maximum amount of unemployment benefits payable to an individual during a benefit year under the state unemployment insurance program.
Remarks:Limits the amount of UI benefits available to individuals.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Personnel – Unemployment Comp Bills: 3
  Personnel – Workers’ Comp  
HB 102  Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to the recovery of exemplary damages based on a compensable death under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
Remarks:Allows survivors of a deceased employee to recover exemplary damages in cases where their death was caused by an intentional act/omission by the employer or by employer’s negligence.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 351  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the provision of workers’ compensation insurance and group accident and health insurance together in a packaged plan.
Remarks:Allows employers to purchase different types of workplace insurance in a bundled or packaged plan.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Health, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 864  Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to eligibility for unemployment compensation for employees who leave the workplace due to sexual harassment.
Companions:HB 2273 Gonzalez, Mary (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 3704 Hernandez, Ana (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Amends the list of reasons a worker would NOT be disqualified from unemployment benefits. Now includes sexual harassment if the employee made a complaint to the employer, law enforcement, or with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before the employee’s separation.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Unemployment Comp, Personnel – Workers’ Comp
Bill History:12-02-22 H Filed
Total Personnel – Workers’ Comp Bills: 3
  Personnel – Wage & hour  
HB 121  Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Remarks:Prohibits counties/municipalities from requiring terms of employment that exceed/conflict with federal or state law. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 169  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 60 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 731 Gonzalez, Jessica (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 1917 Turner, Chris (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 4484 Walle, Armando (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 737 Walle, Armando (Identical)   11-16-22 H Filed
Remarks:Requires employers to adhere to a minimum wage of $15/hr or the federal minimum wage; whichever is greater. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 193  Ortega, Lina(D)Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.
Companions:HB 224 Ortega, Lina (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 389 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Allows municipalities/counties to mandate a minimum wage in excess of that established by the state.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 545  Wu, Gene(D)Relating to the payment of gratuities to tipped employees.
Remarks:Employers face a civil penalty for retaining any portion of gratuity paid to a tipped employee; provides remedies for affected employees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 737  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to the minimum wage.
Companions:HB 60 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 731 Gonzalez, Jessica (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 1917 Turner, Chris (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 4484 Walle, Armando (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 169 Reynolds, Ron (Identical)   11-14-22 H Filed
Remarks:Sets a statewide minimum wage of $15/hr. Eliminates tip credit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-16-22 H Filed

SB 130  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 551 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits local governments from regulating employment benefits. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Personnel – Wage & hour Bills: 6
  Personnel – Benefit Mandates  
HB 27  Goodwin, Vikki(D)Relating to protection of employers from liability and certain other penalties in connection with the provision of employee benefits.
Remarks:Prohibits a person from suing an employer that provides abortion coverage as an employee benefit.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 79  Talarico, James(D)Relating to employment leave for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Remarks:Prohibits employment “discrimination” for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 307  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Companions:HB 1298 Bernal, Diego (Refiled from 87R 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:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 404  Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid leave to employees.
Companions:HB 284 Collier, Nicole (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Employers with 50 or more employees must provide paid sick leave to employees.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 494  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to employment leave for certain family or medical obligations.
Companions:HB 247 Meza, Terry (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:All employers must provide at least 30 days paid family medical leave.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 495  Meza, Terry(D)Relating to rest breaks for employees of certain contractors with a governmental entity.
Companions:HB 263 Meza, Terry (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Req’s rest breaks for construction under contract with a governmental entity.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 687  Cole, Sheryl(D)Relating to the enrollment period for newborns under certain employer health benefit plans.
Remarks:Extends the enrollment period for newborns under a parent’s employer-based health plan from one month to two.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Health
Bill History:11-15-22 H Filed

HB 787  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to a prohibition on the receipt of tax incentives by business entities that assist employees to obtain abortions.
Remarks:Prohibits a business from receiving any economic incentives if the business “assists employees to obtain abortions.”
Track Name(s):Economic Development, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – General
Bill History:11-22-22 H Filed

HB 818  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to the places a public employer may provide for employees to express breast milk.
Companions:HB 4473 Walle, Armando (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Deletes wording allowing single-occupancy bathrooms to be used as the required private breastfeeding space, meaning employers are now required to provide such a space that is not a bathroom.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-29-22 H Filed

HB 893  Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
Companions:HB 87 Reynolds, Ron (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, and imposes civil penalties for failure to provide the same.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Benefit Mandates
Bill History:12-07-22 H Filed
Total Personnel – Benefit Mandates Bills: 10
  Personnel – Discrimination Cla  
HB 256  Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Remarks:Prohibits discrimination in employment and in public accommodations for gender identity and sexual orientation.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 567  Bowers, Rhetta(D)Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.
Companions:HB 392 Bowers, Rhetta (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits employment discrimination based on hair texture or “protective hairstyle.” “Protected hairstyle” includes braids, locks, and twists.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla, Personnel – General
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 722  Rosenthal, Jon(D)Relating to a prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of reproductive decisions and certain employment agreements limiting reproductive decisions.
Companions:HB 698 Rosenthal, Jon (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 578 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 204 Eckhardt, Sarah (Identical)   11-14-22 S Filed
Remarks:An employer commits an unlawful employment practice if the employer discriminates because of or on the basis of a reproductive decision of the employee, the employee’s spouse or partner, the employee’s dependent, or any other member of the employee’s family or household.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-16-22 H Filed

HB 723  Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to compensation and wage history.
Companions:SB 108 Menendez, Jose (Identical)   11-14-22 S Filed
Remarks:An employer commits an unlawful employment practice if the employer (1) verbally or in writing inquires into an applicant’s wage history information from the applicant or from a previous employer of the applicant; or (2) requires disclosure of an applicant’s wage history information as a condition of employment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-16-22 H Filed

HB 725  Rose, Toni(D)Relating to prohibiting certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Remarks:Makes sexual orientation and gender identity protected classifications in employment.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-16-22 H Filed

HB 818  Walle, Armando(D)Relating to the places a public employer may provide for employees to express breast milk.
Companions:HB 4473 Walle, Armando (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Deletes wording allowing single-occupancy bathrooms to be used as the required private breastfeeding space, meaning employers are now required to provide such a space that is not a bathroom.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – Benefit Mandates, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-29-22 H Filed

HB 1012  Gonzalez, Jessica(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination.
Companions:HB 3860 Gonzalez, Jessica (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 1540 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 110 Menendez, Jose (Identical)   11-14-22 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):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:12-14-22 H Filed

SB 108  Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to unlawful employment practices with respect to compensation and wage history.
Companions:HB 723 Thompson, Senfronia (Identical)   11-16-22 H Filed
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 110  Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination.
Companions:HB 3860 Gonzalez, Jessica (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 1540 Menendez, Jose (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 1012 Gonzalez, Jessica (Identical)   12-14-22 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):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 204  Eckhardt, Sarah(D)Relating to a prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of reproductive decisions and certain employment agreements limiting reproductive decisions.
Companions:HB 698 Rosenthal, Jon (Refiled from 87R Session) SB 578 Eckhardt, Sarah (F) (Refiled from 87R Session) HB 722 Rosenthal, Jon (Identical)   11-16-22 H Filed
Remarks:An employer commits an unlawful employment practice if the employer discriminates because of or on the basis of a reproductive decision of the employee, the employee’s spouse or partner, the employee’s dependent, or any other member of the employee’s family or household.
Track Name(s):Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed

SB 274  Blanco, Cesar(D)Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Companions:SB 1309 Blanco, Cesar (F) (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Makes gender identity protected classification in employment and public accommodations.
Track Name(s):Hotel Administration, Personnel – Discrimination Cla
Bill History:12-08-22 S Filed
Total Personnel – Discrimination Cla Bills: 11
  Preemption of local law  
HB 121  Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to the regulation by a municipality or county of certain employment benefits and policies.
Remarks:Prohibits counties/municipalities from requiring terms of employment that exceed/conflict with federal or state law. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 743  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to regulate the use of an appliance, system, or component that is fueled by natural gas or propane.
Remarks:Preempts local government from prohibiting gas-fired appliances, water heaters, or HVAC systems in residential or commercial buildings.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Preemption of local law, Utilities issues
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 744  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 764 Cain, Briscoe (Identical)   11-18-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 764  Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the use or sale of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment.
Companions:HB 744 Dean, Jay (Identical)   11-17-22 H Filed
Remarks:Preempts local government from restricting the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment.
Track Name(s):Buildings & maintenance, Local gov’t, Preemption of local law
Bill History:11-18-22 H Filed

SB 130  Campbell, Donna(R)Relating to wages and employment benefits.
Companions:SB 551 Campbell, Donna (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Prohibits local governments from regulating employment benefits. Not the ASSET bill.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Personnel – General, Preemption of local law, Personnel – Wage & hour
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Preemption of local law Bills: 5
  Short-term rentals  
HB 92  Landgraf, Brooks(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality, county, or property owners’ association to prohibit or regulate certain activities on residence homestead property.
Remarks:Monitor as potential STR vehicle bill.
Track Name(s):Short-term rentals
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed
Total Short-term rentals Bills: 1
  State Gov’t  
HB 139  Klick, Stephanie(R)Relating to the provision of notice of certain proposed rules by state agencies.
Remarks:Req’s state agencies to actively provide notice of proposed rules to affected parties.
Track Name(s):State Gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 561  Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to an annual state budget and legislative budget sessions in even-numbered years and to political contributions made during a legislative session.
Remarks:Creates an annual legislative session
Track Name(s):State Gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 1015  Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to a prohibition on receipt of state money by businesses that implement COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Remarks:If a business in Texas requires its customers, employees, vendors, or contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, then it is not eligible to receive state grant money or to enter into contracts payable with state money.
Track Name(s):Pandemic related, State Gov’t
Bill History:12-14-22 H Filed

HJR 32  Vasut, Cody(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to call the legislature into special session on petition of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature.
Companions:HJR 65 Vasut, Cody (F) (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Would require the Governor to call a special legislative session if at least 2/3 of each house of the legislature petition for it.
Track Name(s):State Gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HJR 66  Hinojosa, Gina(D)Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove the governor’s line-item veto authority.
Companions:SJR 11 Johnson, Nathan (Identical)   11-14-22 S Filed
Remarks:Would remove the governor’s line item veto power.
Track Name(s):State Gov’t
Bill History:12-20-22 H Filed

SB 61  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the methods by which the comptroller may provide notice of a hearing on the revocation or suspension, or of the revocation or suspension, of a permit or license.
Remarks:Allows for electronic notification via email by the comptroller of a hearing on the revocation/suspension of a permit or license.
Track Name(s):State Gov’t
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
  Tax – Franchise  
HB 391  Goldman, Craig(R)Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax.
Remarks:Repeal of the state franchise tax
Track Name(s):Tax – Franchise
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed
Total Tax – Franchise Bills: 1
  Tax – Hotel Occupancy  
HB 550 (1)Vasut, Cody(R)Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue for certain infrastructure projects and public parks.
Companions:HB 3091 Vasut, Cody (F) (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Would allow any Texas municipality the authority to use a certain portion (up to 20 percent) of the local hotel tax for city infrastructure projects such as: 1. Certain roads and bridges within five miles of a hotel and which have an accessible entrance to a hotel; 2. Water supply system from which a hotel receives water; 3. Sanitary sewer system from which a hotel discharges wastewater; or 4. Storm drainage system into which runoff from a hotel flows. 5. Constructing qualified infrastructure within one mile of a hotel. 6. Making improvements to parks owned by a city within one mile of a hotel.
Track Name(s):High Priority, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 1034 (2)Stucky, Lynn(R)Relating to authorizing certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and the use of revenue from that tax.
Remarks:Authorizing Wise County to enact a two-percent countywide hotel occupancy tax.
Track Name(s):Medium Priority, Tax – Hotel Occupancy
Bill History:12-19-22 H Filed
Total Tax – Hotel Occupancy Bills: 2
  Tax – Sales  
HB 432  Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the location where certain sales are consummated for purposes of local sales and use taxes.
Remarks:For sales tax purposes, changes “location” where the sale took place from the place to where the item is delivered to the place the item was stored immediately before shipment.
Track Name(s):Tax – Sales
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed
Total Tax – Sales Bills: 1
  Tourism  
HB 366  Bell, Cecil(R)Relating to the filing of a bond by a private high-speed rail operator with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Companions:HB 1054 Bell, Cecil (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Would require Texas Central to post a prohibitively large bond with TxDOT.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:11-14-22 H Filed

HB 715  Patterson, Jared(R)Relating to the operation of electric bicycles in a state park.
Remarks:Would require state parks to allow e-bikes.
Track Name(s):Tourism
Bill History:11-15-22 H Filed
Total Tourism Bills: 2
  Utilities issues  
HB 743  Dean, Jay(R)Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to regulate the use of an appliance, system, or component that is fueled by natural gas or propane.
Remarks:Preempts local government from prohibiting gas-fired appliances, water heaters, or HVAC systems in residential or commercial buildings.
Track Name(s):Local gov’t, Preemption of local law, Utilities issues
Bill History:11-17-22 H Filed

HB 1013  Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara(D)Relating to statewide requirements for renewable electric generating capacity.
Companions:HB 1972 Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara (Refiled from 87R Session)
Remarks:Stipulates that by the year 2030, 50% of Texas energy generation must come from renewable energy technology; by 2050, 100% must be from renewable sources.
Track Name(s):Utilities issues
Bill History:12-14-22 H Filed

SB 31  Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to the interconnection of the ERCOT power grid to grids outside the ERCOT power region.
Remarks:Would allow electric utility providers to apply for a permit allowing interconnections and purchasing of power from outside electric grids.
Track Name(s):Utilities issues
Bill History:11-14-22 S Filed
Total Utilities issues Bills: 3
Total Bills: 147

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