Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Alma Allen
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/17/2024

Number of Bills: 43

HB 9 Author: Ashby | Hunter | Hernandez | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.

HB 12 Author: Rose | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle | Thierry | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of services provided under Medicaid to women following a pregnancy.

HB 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Bucy | Button | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas.

HB 25 Author: Talarico | Frank | Burrows | Rose | Klick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 31 Author: Hinojosa | Shine | Guerra | Rogers
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of average enrollment for purposes of the public school finance system.

HB 242 Author: Howard | Johnson, Julie | Slawson | Leach | Garcia
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to liability for the donation and distribution of feminine hygiene products.

HB 300 Author: Howard | Button | Neave Criado | Thierry | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain family care items.

HB 567 Author: Bowers | Rose | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 568 Author: Bowers | Howard | Lalani | Goodwin | Meza
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bhojani | Bryant | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to education and training for peace officers on interacting with persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

HB 569 Author: Bowers | Neave Criado | Jones, Venton | Button
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to activities the tolerance of which may constitute maintenance of a common nuisance.

HB 572 Author: Bowers | Jones, Venton | Button
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
Caption: Relating to the confiscation of packaged, unopened fireworks by a municipality that regulates fireworks.

HB 840 Author: Gates | Bonnen | Oliverson | Moody | Lalani
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a bundled-pricing program to reduce certain health care costs in the state employees group benefits program.

HB 874 Author: Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to an exemption to the cancellation of a water right for nonuse.

HB 916 Author: Ordaz | Slawson | Frank | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bumgarner | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

HB 1152 Author: Vo | Garcia | Neave Criado | Geren | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Ashby | Button | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 05/08/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the licensing of certain veterans by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and the hiring of those veterans by political subdivisions.

HB 1179 Author: Ramos | Plesa
Coauthor: Allen | Campos | Garcia | Goodwin | Johnson, Julie | et al.
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to informing the public about the availability of provisions in protective orders, including provisions regarding pets and other companion animals.

HB 1475 Author: Ramos | Plesa | Johnson, Julie | Flores | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bowers | Campos | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.

HB 1613 Author: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Kuempel | Ordaz | Slawson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 1690 Author: Gervin-Hawkins
Coauthor: Allen | Campos | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a residential landlord's duty regarding the provision of certain information.

HB 1743 Author: Leach | Noble | Jones, Venton | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to assess the eligibility of certain inmates for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits on discharge or release from confinement.

HB 1973 Author: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2042 Author: Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Bryant | Leo-Wilson | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of fentanyl, alpha-methylfentanyl, or any other derivative of fentanyl.

HB 2043 Author: Bowers | Garcia
Coauthor: Allen
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to a criminal justice system pretrial and sentencing database established by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.

HB 2045 Author: Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from court reporter transcript fees for a county that provides and maintains court reporting equipment.

HB 2055 Author: Jones, Venton | Harrison | González, Mary | Johnson, Julie | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bhojani | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 2205 Author: Walle | Leach | Hull
Coauthor: Allen | Bumgarner | Cunningham | Dutton | Harless | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of United States Highway 59 in Harris County as the Deputy Sheriff Darren Almendarez Memorial Highway.

HB 2229 Author: Goodwin | Thompson, Senfronia | Sherman, Sr. | Raymond | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the notice given to certain victims of family violence, stalking, harassment, or terroristic threat.

HB 2235 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 2604 Author: Morales Shaw | Howard | Plesa | Ordaz
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a paid parental leave program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; imposing an employer contribution.

HB 3377 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 3549 Author: Anchía | Price | Buckley | Cook | Frazier
Coauthor: Allen | Bowers | Campos | Gamez | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device and to certain consequences on conviction of that offense.

HB 3568 Author: Gates | Howard | Wilson | Paul | Morales, Christina
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities used to provide affordable housing; authorizing a fee; authorizing a penalty.

HB 3761 Author: Bucy
Coauthor: Allen
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Employees Retirement System of Texas and a biennial study on providing additional adjustments based on the effects of increased inflation.

HB 3771 Author: Johnson, Julie | Button | Buckley | Rose | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the employer child-care contribution partnership program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 4758 Author: Thierry | Anderson | Slawson
Coauthor: Allen | Cain | Garcia | Gervin-Hawkins | Morales Shaw | et al.
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to a prohibition on certain e-cigarette products; creating a criminal offense.

HB 4764 Author: Bowers | Neave Criado
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 04/03/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in certain municipalities.

HB 5086 Author: Bowers
Coauthor: Allen | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to an application for a charter for an open-enrollment charter school and to the expansion of a request for the revision of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school.

HCR 71 Author: González, Jessica | Lozano | Neave Criado | Guillen | Flores
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bowers | Bumgarner | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the building being constructed in Phase Two of the Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan at the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and 15th Street the Irma Rangel Building.

HJR 75 Author: Raney | Allison | Morrison | Howard | Guerra
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Bailes | Bernal | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature.

HJR 125 Author: Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

HJR 135 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Craddick | Buckley | Bonnen | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Bucy | Campos | Collier | Darby | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the establishment of the Mental Health and Brain Research Institute of Texas and establishing the Mental Health and Brain Institute Research Fund for the purposes of scientific research of all forms of mental health and human brain disease and disorders.

HJR 144 Author: Canales | Goldman | Cain | Lozano | Hunter
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of money in the state highway fund for roadways for seaports, airports, spaceports, land ports of entry, and international bridges.

HR 1167 Author: Bhojani | Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen | Oliverson | Craddick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2023, as Texas Capitol Staff Appreciation Day.

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