Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cecil Bell
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 83

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (66):
HB 181 Author: Bell | Krause
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/13/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to information printed by school districts on high school diplomas.

HB 389 Author: Bell | Keough | Metcalf
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Montgomery County Hospital District.

HB 460 Author: Bell | Wray | Moody | Price
Last Action: 05/14/2015 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses.

HB 479 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the transfer of the regional emergency medical dispatch resource centers program to the Commission on State Emergency Communications and a pilot project to provide emergency telemedicine medical services in rural areas.

HB 480 Author: Bell | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to retaining a reserve investigator by a prosecuting attorney.

HB 623 Author: Bell | Fletcher | Springer
Last Action: 02/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2015 3:22PM
Caption: Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses.

HB 669 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a public utility agency to provide water and sewer service and enter into contracts.

HB 673 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/08/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the amount of certain controlled substances in the body constituting intoxication for purposes of certain intoxication offenses.

HB 778 Author: Bell | Lozano | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans.

HB 1185 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse to sign or issue certain documents.

HB 1208 Author: Bell | Leach | Simmons | Kacal | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance.

HB 1392 Author: Bell | Keough | Faircloth | Thompson, Ed | Wu
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the recovery of stranded oil, gas, or oil and gas from depleting Cenozoic Era reservoirs.

HB 1408 Author: Bell | Raney | Aycock | Ashby | Otto
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 9 2015 5:22PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Prairie View A&M University.

HB 1418 Author: Bell | Lucio III
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the annexation of certain territory by general law municipalities.

HB 1440 Author: Bell | Johnson, Eric | Villalba | Meyer
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of Elite Rodeo Association World Championships for funding from the Major Events trust fund.

HB 1473 Author: Bell | Howard | Klick | Keough
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 5 2015 2:59PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents.

HB 1719 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/18/2015 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 18 2015 6:21PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits of a state military forces member on release from training or duty.

HB 1745 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.

HB 1864 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the ability of professional associations to hire certain health care professionals.

HB 1876 Author: Bell | Ashby | Workman | Metcalf | Wray
Last Action: 04/23/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing notification to certain legislators and county judges of certain applications or notices for an electric railway project.

HB 1885 Author: Bell | Klick | Coleman | Howard
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 2041 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HB 2361 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the service areas of certain junior college districts.

HB 2532 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a study on the effectiveness of regulations governing the design and construction of certain Type I municipal solid waste landfills overlying aquifers.

HB 2535 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to liability for damages incurred in connection with certain excavation activities and an award of attorney's fees in lawsuits to recover the cost of the damages.

HB 2583 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to access to criminal history record information by a county sheriff.

HB 2994 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of territory between junior college district service areas.

HB 3280 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property owned by a charitable organization for the purpose of donation to a partially disabled veteran for use as the veteran's residence homestead and for property donated to such a veteran by, or purchased by such a veteran with a donation from, such an organization for that purpose.

HB 3602 Author: Bell | Springer
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 23 2015 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender.

HB 4105 Author: Bell | Fletcher | Springer
Last Action: 05/12/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage.

HB 4125 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 111; providing authority to issue bonds and impose fees and taxes.

HB 4129 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 22; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4132 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 21; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4133 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 23; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4134 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Waller County Municipal Utility District No. 20; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4139 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 141; providing authority to issue bonds and impose taxes.

HB 4142 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 150; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4153 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Montgomery-Grimes Counties Municipal Utility District No. 146; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HB 4154 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Grand Lake Estates Management District and the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 152, and to the boundaries of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 465; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4157 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Medical Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4158 Author: Bell
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the East Waller County Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4170 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of Valley Ranch Town Center Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

HB 4195 Author: Bell | Metcalf
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: May 5 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Relating to qualifications of members of the board of directors of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 4205 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/24/2015 S Referred to Administration
Caption: Relating to powers and duties of the Porter Special Utility District; granting a limited power of eminent domain in the defined areas or designated property; providing authority to establish defined areas or designated property, to issue bonds, and to impose taxes for the benefit of defined areas or designated property.

HCR 29 Author: Bell | Miller, Doug | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/09/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Declaring that presidential executive orders cannot interfere with states' rights.

HJR 99 Author: Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Last Action: 05/05/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HJR 127 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the partially disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead or if the charitable organization donated all or part of the purchase price of the residence homestead to the partially disabled veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

HR 272 Author: Bell
Last Action: 02/04/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 4 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Waller County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 433 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2015 12:45PM
Caption: Honoring Student Leadership Magnolia ISD for its efforts to develop future civic leaders.

HR 459 Author: Bell | Howard | Klick | King, Susan
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2015 7:00PM
Caption: Recognizing February 11, 2015, as Nurse Practitioner Day at the State Capitol.

HR 722 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 5 2015 5:16PM
Caption: Recognizing March 2, 2015, as Prairie View A&M University Day at the State Capitol.

HR 770 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 10:15AM
Caption: Congratulating Charlie Bell on being named president of the Tarleton State University Economics Society.

HR 919 Author: Bell
Last Action: 03/24/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 24 2015 3:53PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Waymon T. Webster of Prairie View.

HR 1329 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 13 2015 1:17PM
Caption: Recognizing April 6, 2015, as Lone Star College Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1543 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 6:22PM
Caption: Recognizing April 23, 2015, as Texas Charitable Clinic Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1556 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 22 2015 9:25AM
Caption: Commending Officer David Martinez of the Brookshire Police Department for his heroism.

HR 1716 Author: Bell
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2015 9:18AM
Caption: Congratulating Prairie View A&M University on winning the 2015 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament.

HR 1760 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/11/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2015 3:57PM
Caption: Congratulating Fields Store Elementary School in Waller on its selection as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

HR 2266 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 10:18AM
Caption: In memory of Richard Louis Anderson of Burkburnett.

HR 2678 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2015 10:59AM
Caption: Congratulating Charlie Bell and Brooke Mosley.

HR 2709 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 15 2015 1:57PM
Caption: Commending Elliott Raia for his service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative Cecil Bell Jr.

HR 2732 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 5:28PM
Caption: Congratulating Laura Portillo of Smith Elementary on her designation as the 2015 Magnolia ISD Paraprofessional of the Year.

HR 2750 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 4:39PM
Caption: Congratulating Chris Canik on his selection as a 2015 Teacher of the Year in the Magnolia Independent School District.

HR 2788 Author: Bell
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 5:18PM
Caption: Congratulating Jennifer Bailey on being named a 2015 Magnolia Independent School District Teacher of the Year.

HR 2929 Author: Bell
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Congratulating Matthew Carlson on his receipt of a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

HR 2930 Author: Bell
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 1:45PM
Caption: Congratulating Terry Enloe on his appointment as chief of police of the Magnolia Police Department.

Joint Author (17):
HB 98 Author: Flynn | King, Phil | Simmons | Bell | Laubenberg
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act.

HB 121 Author: Fletcher | Canales | Bell | Pickett | Flynn
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/15/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to an alternative means of payment of certain past due criminal fines and court costs.

HB 937 Author: Fletcher | Burkett | Bohac | Flynn | Bell
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1231 Author: Fletcher | Bell | Allen | Turner, Scott | Bohac
Last Action: 05/08/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the membership of school district and open-enrollment charter school concussion oversight teams.

HB 1254 Author: Sheffield | Burns | Bell
Last Action: 03/03/2015 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 3 2015 1:59PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Tarleton State University.

HB 1409 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Otto | Bell | Raney
Last Action: 04/24/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

HB 1497 Author: Schaefer | Bell | Dutton | Workman | White, James
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of school district teaching permits to persons who teach career and technology education.

HB 1884 Author: Peña | Bell
Last Action: 03/11/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 11 2015 6:14PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HB 2634 Author: Kuempel | Martinez, "Mando" | Smith | Kacal | Bell
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

HB 3613 Author: Isaac | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a Pan American Games trust fund, an Olympic Games trust fund, a Major Events trust fund, a Motor Sports Racing trust fund, and an Events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events, and to the abolishment of the special event trust fund.

HJR 93 Author: Peña | Bell | Button
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 17 2015 11:11AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year.

HR 218 Author: Howard | Klick | Bell | King, Susan | Naishtat
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 2:17PM
Caption: Honoring nurse practitioners.

HR 802 Author: Keough | Metcalf | Bell
Last Action: 03/16/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2015 11:03AM
Caption: In memory of Deputy Sheriff Catherine Breeding of Montgomery County.

HR 822 Author: Sheffield | Bell
Last Action: 03/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2015 7:31AM
Caption: Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Independent Pharmacists Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1210 Author: Metcalf | Bell | Keough
Last Action: 03/25/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 25 2015 3:30PM
Caption: Recognizing March 24, 2015, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 3568 Author: Price | Bell | Metcalf | Keough
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 10:56AM
Caption: Commending Melinda Fredericks for her service to the Republican Party of Texas, the Texas Medical Board, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

HR 3639 Author: Schofield | Zerwas | Bell
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 3:37PM
Caption: In memory of William Mack "Bill" Lawton III of Katy.

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