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House Bills — Special Session

Governor Abbott called the 85th Texas Legislature into Special Session for 30 days starting July 18. The governor identified 20 items for the legislators to address during the special session. Legislators may, however, also file bills not specifically cited in the governor’s request.

DCCCD is tracking those bills of interest to us and those we serve. The bills are listed separately under the House and the Senate by categorical headings. View a brief summary in the chart below for House bills; click on the bill number to see additional information available on Texas Legislature Online.

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Appropriations

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 41Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.SchofieldFiled  
HB 127Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.LeachFiled 
HB 208Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.ParkerFiled 

Discrimination

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 46Relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions.SimmonsFiled 

Immigration

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 53Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.Romero, Jr.Filed
HB 183Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.AnchiaFiled 

Local Taxes/Appraisals

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 3Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees.Bonnen, DennisFiled
 
HB 4Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.Bonnen, DennisFiled
 
HB 44Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.KeoughFiled 
HB 71Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem taxation.BohacFiled 
HB 74Relating 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.CosperFiled 
HB 81Relating to the number of registered voters of a taxing unit other than a school district who are required to sign a petition for an election to determine whether to reduce the ad valorem tax rate adopted by the unit to the rollback tax rate in order for the petition to be valid.DarbyFiled 
HB 84Relating to the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes.MetcalfFiled 
HB 88Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.BellFiled 
HB 91Relating to the abolition of ad valorem taxes and a study of alternative methods of taxation to replace revenue lost to political subdivisions as a result of the abolition of ad valorem taxes.SwansonFiled 
HB 95Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.SwansonFiled 
HB 108Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads.MurphyFiled 
HB 115Relating to deferred payment of ad valorem taxes for certain persons serving in the United States armed forces.Bonnen, GregFiled 
HB 116Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on residence homesteads and certain property of disabled veterans and their surviving spouses.Uresti, TomasFiled 
HB 129Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran based on the disability rating of the veteran.LeachFiled 
HB 155Relating 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.PhelanFiled 
HB 158Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on an appreciating residence homestead.MetcalfFiled 
HB 159Relating to the rate at which interest accrues in connection with the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on certain residence homesteads.MetcalfFiled 
HB 165Relating to the authority of a district court to hear and determine certain ad valorem tax appeals.GerenFiled 
HB 179Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses.RobertsFiled 
HB 180Relating to public access to boundary, financial, and tax rate information of certain political subdivisions.ShineFiled 
HB 188Relating to limiting the applicability of municipal and county regulations affecting real property.BellFiled 
HB 190Relating to a temporary increase in the amount of the exemption of residence homesteads from ad valorem taxation by a school district, a temporary reduction in the amount of the limitation on school district ad valorem taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect the increased exemption amount, and a temporary protection of school districts against the resulting temporary loss in local revenue.RaymondFiled 
HB 192Relating to the authority of the chief appraiser of an appraisal district to increase the appraised value of property in the tax year following the year in which the appraised value of the property is lowered as a result of a protest or appeal.King, PhilFiled 
HB 196Relating to a limitation on increases in the appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes.MetcalfFiled 
HB 220Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate.ShaheenFiled 
HB 261Relating to a temporary limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a taxing unit on a residence homestead rendered uninhabitable or unusable as a result of a natural disaster.NeaveReferred to Ways & Means 
HB 288Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation by a school district of a portion of the appraised value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in this state, a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a school district on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect any increase in the exemption amount, and the protection of school districts against any resulting loss in local revenue.WhiteFiled 
HJR16Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.KeoughFiled 
HJR19Proposing 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.BohacFiled 
HJR20Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.BohacFiled 
HJR22Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set a lower limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes.MetcalfFiled 
HJR23Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes.BellFiled 
HJR24Proposing a constitutional amendment to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total market value of the residence homesteads of certain elderly persons and their surviving spouses.SwansonFiled 
HJR25Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision other than a school district to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion, expressed as a dollar amount, of the market value of an individual's residence homestead and authorizing the legislature to prohibit the governing body of a political subdivision that adopts such an exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption.ShineFiled 
HJR27Proposing 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 based on the disability rating of the veteran and harmonizing certain related provisions of the constitution.LeachFiled 

Pre-K

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 140Relating to calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.GiddingsFiled 
HB 210Relating to providing free full-day prekindergarten for certain children.ReynoldsFiled 

Public Schools/Charters

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 58Relating to the establishment of a tax credit scholarship and educational expense assistance program.SimmonsFiled 
HB 64Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for classroom teacher salary increases.Raymond | GuillenFiled 
HB 65Relating to an appropriation of money from the general revenue fund for classroom teacher salary increases.RaymondFiled 
HB 79Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools.DarbyFiled 
HB 121Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools.BernalFiled 
HB 125Relating to open-enrollment charter schools.VillalbaFiled 
HB 130Relating to financial reporting by a school district regarding the costs associated with administering certain assessment instruments.LeachFiled 
HB 150Relating to the model training curriculum and required training for certain school district peace officers and school resource officers.GiddingsFiled 
HB 172Relating to the salary paid to classroom teachers employed by public schools; making an appropriation.AnchiaFiled 
HB 173Relating to higher education curriculum review teams to review public school curriculum standards for college readiness purposes.AnchiaFiled 
HB 178Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.CortezFiled 
HB 181Relating to the salary and retirement benefits paid to certain teachers employed by or retired from public schools.GuillenFiled 
HB 191Relating to the creation of a commission to recommend improvements to the public school finance system.King, PhilFiled 
HB 197Relating to the bilingual education allotment provided under the public school finance system.BernalFiled 
HB 256Relating to the Legislative Budget Board's report on equalized funding elements under the public school finance system.BernalScheduled for public hearings 
HB 258Relating to the public school finance system.González, MaryScheduled for public hearings 
HB 263Relating to the composition of the student body of an open-enrollment charter school.CollierFiled 
HB 264Relating to the admission policy of an open-enrollment charter school.Hinojosa, GinaFiled 

Public Restrooms/Facilities

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 170Relating to single-occupancy bathroom and changing facilities in public buildings; authorizing a civil penalty.DuttonFiled 

THECB

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 122Relating to a requirement that a public or private institution of higher education include a disciplinary notation on a student's transcript under certain circumstances.TurnerFiled 

TRS

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 76Relating to a supplemental appropriation for Teacher Retirement System of Texas retiree health.DarbyFiled 
HB 80Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.DarbyFiled 
HB 193Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease health insurance premiums and deductibles for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.AshbyFiled 
HB 213Relating to the maximum service retirement annuity for members of public retirement systems.FallonFiled 
HB 246Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.HernandezReferred to Pensions 
HB 260Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.Martinez, "Mando"Filed 

Other

BillBill SummaryAuthorStatusNotes
HB 156Relating to payroll deductions for state and local government employee organizations.IsaacFiled 
HB 157Relating to eligibility for admission to an educator preparation program for certification in trade and industrial workforce training.Gervin-HawkinsFiled 
HB 281Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.FallonFiled