SUPPORTED BILLS
Bill Status Report
06-15-2019 - 18:12:14

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Track: Supported Bills   

HB 14   Stucky, Lynn Relating to higher education student loan repayment assistance for peace officers.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Higher Education

HB 15   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands definition of "coercion". Allows easier probation for certain prostitution offenses. Enhances punishments. Expands offenses online promotion of prostitution. Adds aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution to list of offenses under human trafficking. Nondisclosure orders for victims. Criminal history and back ground checks for applicants for massage licenses. Notice requirements at massage establishments. Allows tenants to vacate property if other tenants are engaging in unlawful conduct.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 23   Lambert, Stan
Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 83 in Taylor County as the Officer Rodney T. Holder Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 27   Canales, Terry Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault or aggravated assault of a federal law enforcement officer.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 37   Minjarez, Ina
Perry, Charles
Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 56   Martinez, Armando Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 86   Martinez, Armando Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 87   Minjarez, Ina
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to information provided to minors during the driver's license application process.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 98   Gonzalez, Mary
Huffman, Joan
Relating to civil and criminal liability for the unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 159   Canales, Terry Relating to the waiver of governmental immunity of a county or sheriff's department for claims arising from a final decision of certain civil service commissions.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Waives sovereign immunity for enforcement of county civil service commission orders.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House County Affairs

HB 161   Moody, Joe Relating to the procedure for rearrest and adjustment of the bond amount in certain criminal cases.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would allow for re-arrest and a higher bond if accused committed the same offense again while out on bond.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 181   Canales, Terry Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 292   Thompson, Senfronia
Huffman, Joan
Relating to inclusion of instruction on the trafficking of persons in the basic training curriculum for peace officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Human Trafficking training to BPOC.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 309   Moody, Joe Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Class A misdemeanor for touching or exposing certain body parts or causing contact with certain body fluids.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 316   Howard, Donna Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 338   Shine, Hugh Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 05-03-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 2024

HB 352   Blanco, Cesar Relating to warrants issued to obtain cell site information through the use of a cell site simulator device and to public access to certain information relating to investigatory equipment.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Amends CCP to allow a search warrant to be issued to obtain cell site information and allow the use of cell cell site simulator devices to obtain cell phone call information.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 353   Blanco, Cesar Relating to law enforcement access to cell site information stored by certain entities providing wireless service to a wireless communications device.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Clarifies and defines "cell site information" and allows it to be obtained by a search warrant.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 354   Herrero, Abel Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Exempts police officers and fire fighters from jury service.
Bill History: 05-03-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 359   Moody, Joe Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Protects peace officers, detention officers or firefighters who are injured in the line of duty from being discharged before the employee has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI).
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Business and Commerce

HB 381   Holland, Justin
Paxton, Angela (F)
Relating to eligibility for the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 386   Burns, DeWayne Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication criminal offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows a JP to issue a search warrant to collect blood specimen from a person arrested for intoxication offenses.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 395   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows citation to be issued in lieu of arrest for class B criminal tresspass.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 398   Hernandez, Ana Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 450   Turner, Chris Relating to public access to personal financial statements filed by public officials and candidates.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 461   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Health and Human Services

HB 534   Geren, Charlie Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 540   Leach, Jeff
Paxton, Angela (F)
Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 75 in Richardson as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 587   Stephenson, Phil
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Game Warden Justin Hurst Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 596   Hernandez, Ana Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Remarks: SUPPORT: ERS board to include a retiree.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 597   Munoz, Sergio Relating to a cost-of-living increase applicable to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 611   White, James Relating to the acceptance of certain voters at a polling place.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Elections

HB 616   Neave, Victoria
Nelson, Jane
Relating to compensation for a portion of a forensic medical examination of a sexual assault survivor and for the evidence collection kit required for the examination.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 667   King, Ken
Perry, Charles
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of sexual assault.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 693   Harris, Cody (F)
Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Freestone County as the Trooper Damon Allen Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 741   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the notice of rights provided to an injured employee under the Texas workers' compensation system.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 05-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Business and Commerce

HB 766   Huberty, Dan
Watson, Kirk
Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: The bill simply fixes an oversight and inequity in the current law. Currently the law allows for a mandatory tuition exemption for the following: 1) the children of disabled peace officers or fire fighters; 2) the children of peace officers or fire fighters killed in the line of duty; 3) and the spouse of a peace officer or fire fighter killed in the line of duty. However, the law only allows for a permissive exemption for a disabled peace officer. The bill makes the disabled PO exemption mandatory.

3/13/19 House Higher Education Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=16535 Scroll to: 1:05:40

House Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB00766H.htm

CLEAT only statewide group to testify (TMPA did not sign up)

Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 818   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 830   Israel, Celia Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 306

HB 869   Hefner, Cole
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds unlawful interception of oral or electronic communication in the list of crimes prosecuted as a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 872   Hefner, Cole
Flores, Pete
Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers and employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Fixes the section in Chapter 615 that provides a death benefit retirement to those who don’t have it to include jailers and DO’s.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 940   Davis, Sarah Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 971   Clardy, Travis
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to proficiency certification of law enforcement officers with military service.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows TCOLE to adopt rules to allow an officer who has served in the military to receive credit toward meeting any training hours required for an intermediate, advanced, or master proficiency certificate based on that military service.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 979   Hernandez, Ana
Perry, Charles
Relating to the creation of DNA records for certain defendants for inclusion in the DNA database system.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1039   Clardy, Travis
Nichols, Robert
Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 59 in Garrison as the Constable Darrell Lunsford Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1091   Vo, Hubert Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows a person who is a legal resident and who is honorably discharged from the US military to be licensed as a peace officer. They would still need to pass the background, meet all of the qualifications, and complete required BPOC training.
Bill History: 05-14-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 1122   Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Travis County as the Trooper Carlos Ray Warren Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 05-03-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 497

HB 1168   Anchia, Rafael
West, Royce
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1216   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to orders of nondisclosure for certain victims of trafficking of persons or compelling prostitution.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1221   Patterson, Jared (F) Relating to authorizing certain projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows funds raised through economic development corporations to be used for public safety expenditures.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1223   VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the creation of a criminal offense relating to interference with child custody and to the prosecution and enforcement of child custody offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates offense of interference with child custody. Duties of officers when investigating interference of child custody reports.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1249   Kacal, Kyle
Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Limestone County as the Damon Allen Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1256   Phelan, Dade
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history during a disaster.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1287   Israel, Celia Relating to the prima facie speed limit on certain streets and highways.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Transportation

HB 1355   Button, Angie Chen
Johnson, Nathan (F)
Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows exucution of search warrant in any county PO is authorizec to arrest.
Bill History: 05-26-19 S Senate adopted conference report (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)

HB 1383   Lozano, Jose Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Exempts police officers and fire fighters from jury service.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Committee action pending House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 1399   Smith, Reggie (F)
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the creation and storage of DNA records for a person arrested for a felony offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: DNA records kept for person arrested for any felony offense.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1415   Lucio III, Eddie
Lucio, Eddie
Relating to continuing education training on civil process for constables.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires constables to complete 20 hours of continuing education on civil process.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1418   Phelan, Dade
Huffman, Joan
Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.
Bill History: 05-27-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1445   Rosenthal, Jon (F) Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Class A misdemeanor for carrying while intoxicated, including holder of LTC. Does not apply to peace officers.
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1449   King, Phil Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of opioid antagonists.
Remarks: SUPPORT: CJD shall establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to a law enforcement agency to provide opioid antagonists to peace officers, evidence technicians, and related personnel who, in the course of performing their duties, are likely to come into contact with opioids.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1521   Burrows, Dustin Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers’ compensation actions.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Would allow an administrative penalty against a political subdivision for violation of a peace officer's rights under the Texas worker's compensation law.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 1552   Paul, Dennis
Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the weapons proficiency of and the carrying of a handgun by qualified retired law enforcement officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Cleans up qualified retired officer carry statute to match LEOSA, 18 USC Sec 926C
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1573   Raney, John Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of capital murder.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Murder of a EMT added.
Bill History: 05-06-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1580   Phelan, Dade Relating to the creation and storage of DNA records for a person arrested for a felony offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: DNA records kept for person arrested for any felony offense.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1625   Bell, Keith (F) Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of false report of misconduct by emergency responders.
Remarks: SUPPORT: A person commits an offense if, with the intent to deceive, the person knowingly makes a false report that a peace officer or emergency services personnel, while performing official duties, engaged in conduct that violates a law of this state, another state, or the United States or conduct that violates any applicable internal policy or code of conduct of the law enforcement agency or emergency services provider employing or supervising the officer or personnel and makes the report to a law enforcement agency for the purpose of initiating a criminal investigation or administrative investigation against the officer.
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1631   Stickland, Jonathan
Hall, Bob
Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1660   Herrero, Abel Relating to peace officer training on recognizing and recording circumstances that indicate strangulation in certain cases.
Remarks: Requires TCOLE to include in basic and continuing education training requirements courses recognizing and recording circumstances indicating that a victim may have been assaulted by strangulation.
Bill History: 05-03-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 971

HB 1661   Herrero, Abel
Hinojosa, Chuy
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of continuous violence against the family.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows continuous family violence cases to be prosecuted in any county where the offense occurred.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1779   Clardy, Travis
Nichols, Robert
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 21 in Nacogdoches County as the Sergeant Tom Sitton Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1789   Tinderholt, Tony
Fallon, Pat (F)
Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Removes the requirement that mutual aid task forces can only be formed with agencies contiguous counties.

House Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB01789H.htm

4/10/19 House Homeland Security & Public Safety Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17041 Scroll to: 54:55 CLEAT Testified (TMPA did not sign up)

Senate Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB01789S.htm

CLEAT only LE labor group to support (TMPA did not sign up)

Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1811   Murr, Andrew Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain boating while intoxicated offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Analysis of a specimen of the person's blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 1858   Clardy, Travis
Nichols, Robert
Relating to the designation of the portion of United States Highway 259 in Nacogdoches County as the Deputy Sheriff Raymond Bradley Jimmerson Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1861   Martinez, Armando Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Amends 174 - bargaining wages comparable to other police and fire departments instead of comparable to private sector.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Committee action pending House Urban Affairs

HB 1890   Price, Four Relating to emergency contact and medical information maintained by the Department of Public Safety.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows drivers license or ID information to be updated online.
Bill History: 05-03-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 1764

HB 1926   Herrero, Abel Relating to claims for financial assistance for survivors of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 1961   Moody, Joe Relating to the criminal offense of making a false report to a peace officer, federal special investigator, law enforcement employee, corrections officer, or jailer.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Expands 37.08 Penal Code (False Report to Peace Officer) to include false reports made to corrections officers or jailers.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2090   Martinez, Armando Relating to deputy sheriff civil service appeals of certain sheriff's department actions.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Amends, Sheriff's Civil Service (Chapter 158, Local Government Code) to provide appeals to an independent hearing examiner (arbitrator).
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Vote failed in committee on House County Affairs

HB 2092   Guillen, Ryan
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the issuance of a personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license has been surrendered.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2137   Burns, DeWayne
Flores, Pete
Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: The bills simply waives the fee (currently $25) for a retiree to obtain a license to carry (LTC) a handgun. CLEAT passed legislation last session to waive the fee for active officers and detention officers. The bill would just extend the waiver to honorably retired peace officers. NOTE: These bills DO NOT affect the ability of a retiree to carry a handgun under LEOSA without a handgun license. If the retiree has met the handgun proficiency requirements of their department and been issued department credentials, they can carry under federal law without a handgun license. But many officers and retirees want to obtain a LTC so that they can purchase firearms without having to undergo the federal background check at the time of purchase.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2144   Turner, John (F) Relating to peace officer instruction on veterans affected by trauma.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Basic training to include training on veterans with combat-related trauma, post-traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2164   Burns, DeWayne
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to imposing civil and criminal penalties for prohibiting or otherwise restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on certain premises open to the public.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would add enforcement provisions to Art. 2.1305 CCP (CLEAT HB 873 2017) that prohibits establishments serving the public from stopping peace officers entering with their firearm.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2295   Canales, Terry Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 2339   Meza, Terry (F) Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of information concerning the release on bond of persons charged with committing a violent offense.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2348   King, Tracy
Perry, Charles
Relating to the prohibition of certain employment discrimination regarding an employee who is a volunteer emergency responder.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who also serve as a volunteer first responders. Specifically if they are not able to be at work due to an emergency involving the first responder. Need to add reserve peace officers.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 2360   Moody, Joe Relating to the public inspection of an arrest warrant and any affidavit made in support of the issuance of the warrant.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Protects the confidentiality of an arrest warrant affadavit and the warrant until after the warrant is executed.
Bill History: 05-08-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 2413   Lambert, Stan Relating to the emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by peace officers.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 2421   Smith, Reggie (F) Relating to the issuance of certain warrants and orders for searches performed on wireless communications devices and for the installation and use of certain tracking equipment.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2445   Parker, Tan Relating to the addition of territory to a crime control and prevention district.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Urban Affairs

HB 2446   Swanson, Valoree
Fallon, Pat (F)
Relating to the availability of personal information of firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds firefighters and EMTs and protects home address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, or social security number of the following person or that reveals the person has family members.
Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2465   Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the retirement eligibility of certain peace officers who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Would return TRS pension benefits for campus peace officers to the rules in place before 2013 when they were changed. Under current law, officers can retire at age 62 w/5 years of service + Rule of 80 or at 65 years of age with 5 years of service. Pensions are reduced by up to 7% per year for retirement under age 65. Under this bill, officers would be able to retire at age 60 w/5 years or service + Rule of 80 or at age 65 w/5 years service. Pension reduced 5% per year for each year the person retires under the age of 60 if they were hired after 2007. If hired before 2007, pension reduced 2% per year for each year the person retires under the age 50.

Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 2467   Zedler, Bill Relating to training requirements for certain county jailers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires county jailer to complete training within 90 days of being hired instead of one year.
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 2469   Gutierrez, Roland Relating to retirement benefits for certain peace officers who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: 20 Year Retirement Option for Campus Officers Under TRS. Under current law, campus officers can retire at age 62 w/5 years of service + Rule of 80 or at 65 years of age with 5 years of service. Pensions are reduced by up to 7% per year for retirement under age 65. Under this bill, officers could retire at age 55 w/10 years of service or at any age with 20 years of service. Normal retirement age would be 57 or Rule of 80. Pensions would be reduced 5% per year for retiring under normal retirement age or rule of 80. Officers currently pay a pension contribution of 7.7% of pay. Under this bill, this would be increased to 9.5%.
Bill History: 04-04-19 H Committee action pending House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services

HB 2472   Gutierrez, Roland Relating to retirement benefits for certain peace officers who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including the creation of a peace officer supplemental retirement fund.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: 20 Year Retirement Option for Campus Officers Under TRS with a Supplemental like LECOS. Under current law, campus officers can retire at age 62 w/5 years of service + Rule of 80 or at 65 years of age with 5 years of service. Pensions are reduced by up to 7% per year for retirement under age 65. Under this bill, officers could retire at age 55 w/10 years of service or at any age with 20 years of service. Normal retirement age would be 57 or Rule of 80. Pensions would be reduced 5% per year for retiring under normal retirement age or rule of 80. Officers currently pay a pension contribution of 7.7% of pay. Under this bill, this would be increased to 8.3%. To fund a 0.5% per year pension increase over the current standard pension benefit.
Bill History: 05-02-19 H Not heard in committee House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services

HB 2473   Gutierrez, Roland Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Currently campus peace offices and several other groups of state peace officers are not eligible to participate in the ERS LECOS fund. Campus officers are in TRS while the other groups are in ERS, but not LECOS. This bill is a proportional retirement bill that would allow campus peace officers to freeze their accrued service and benefits within TRS and begin earning service credit within ERS and LECOS. Upon retirement, those officers would receive a combined or proportional pension annuity from both systems. The bill would also allow other state peace officers not in LECOS to earn future credit in LECOS and received a proportional annuity upon retirement.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 2503   Kacal, Kyle
Menendez, Jose
Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: Clarifies workers comp death benefits for life to the spouse of a peace officer defined under Chapter 615.003 (1)(A).
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2586   Leach, Jeff
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to direct campaign expenditures by political committees.
Remarks: SUPPORT: New definition for "In-kind contribution". Limits use of website for posting endorsements. Limits meeting with candidates campaign and staff and requires affidavits when you do. Allows labor organization to contribute to campaign.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2612   Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the establishment of a constable's department civil service system in certain counties.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Creates a civil service system for Constable employees in Harris County that mirrors Sheriff's Department Civil Service.

4/18/19 House County Affairs

House Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB02612H.htm

Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17208 Scroll to: 1:03:20

CLEAT Only Group to SUPPORT (TMPA did not sign up) CBW Testified

Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House County Affairs

HB 2615   Kacal, Kyle
Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 in McLennan County as the Waco Police Sergeant Bobby Vicha Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2624   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving fraud.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows prosecution in any county in which offense was committed. Extends forgery prosecution provisions to Credit Card Abuse or Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2625   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to creating the criminal offense of mass fraudulent use or possession of credit card or debit card information.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates new offense of mass fraudulent use of credit or debit card. 5 or more, counterfeit or stolen credit or debit cards. 3rd degree to 1st degree felony with enhancements.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2683   Geren, Charlie Relating to the transfer or sale of a law enforcement dog to a peace officer, an honorably retired peace officer, or a survivor of a deceased peace officer.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Allows a LEO dog handler to retain a K9 that is being retired from service. Allows a LEO who is a dog handler who retires, to purchase the K9 that was assigned to them. Allows the family of a LEO dog handler who is killed in the line of duty to purchase the officers K9.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Removed from hearing 04/10/19 House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 2701   White, James Relating to county jailer training and continuing education requirements regarding interacting with pregnant women confined in jail.
Remarks: SUPPORTS: Requires TCOLE develop training program for DO's regarding pregnant prisoners. Training must be provided by a medical professional and completed every 48 months.
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 2711   Lang, Mike Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of failure to identify.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2789   Meyer, Morgan
Huffman, Joan
Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2795   Huberty, Dan Relating to a one-time supplemental annuity payment to certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 2809   Middleton, Mayes (F)
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the designation of State Highway 99 in Chambers County as the Deputy Sheriff Shane Detwiler Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2816   Lucio III, Eddie
Watson, Kirk
Relating to compensation and leave for certain employees of the fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Includes in definition of state employee a commissioned law enforcement officer of the insurance fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance. Includes in schedule C for wages.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2874   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2877   Davis, Yvonne Relating to certain persons who are special investigators.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2945   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Prohibits payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2953   Moody, Joe
Nichols, Robert
Relating to a grant program to provide salary increases to full-time peace officers employed by certain local governments with limited tax bases.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Creates a grant program to fund minimum salaries for peace officers in areas with a limited tax base.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2969   Sanford, Scott Relating to prohibited adverse employment action against a first responder based on mental illness.
Bill History: 05-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Business and Commerce

HB 3097   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the right of one immediate family member of certain deceased peace officers to make an oral statement regarding the terms of a plea bargain agreement.
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3100   Wray, John
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the confidentiality of certain registered voters.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Keeps confidential the address of a spouse of a peace officer, just like the spouse of a judge is kept confidential, on voter registration records.
Bill History: 06-07-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3116   White, James
West, Royce
Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on best practice standards for the detention of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates task force to conduct a comprehensive study on best practice standards for the detention of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3188   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: San Antonio Police & Fire Pension Bill
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 3191   Moody, Joe Relating to requiring a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order or arrested for or charged with an offense involving family violence to surrender firearms owned by the person.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3216   Israel, Celia Relating to 72-hour and 144-hour registration permits for commercial motor vehicles, trailers, semitrailers, and motor buses.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Transportation

HB 3335   Moody, Joe Relating to extending the length of time for which an affidavit establishing probable cause for a search warrant may be sealed.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Closes a loophole that allows public release of affadavit supporting a search warrant before a suspect is arrested or charged.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3380   Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the inclusion of certain public safety facilities in a tax increment financing reinvestment zone and the making of improvements to public safety infrastructure in a zone.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Ways and Means

HB 3416   Geren, Charlie Relating to hiring and licensing certain persons as peace officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows permanent legal residents to be peace officers.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3430   Hunter, Todd Relating to the transfer of a retired county law enforcement dog.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Authorizes transfer of county LE K9.
Bill History: 05-07-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3449   Smithee, John Relating to employment protections for jury service.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 3503   Anderson, Doc
Schwertner, Charles
Relating to firearms training for county jailers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires TCOLE to develop a basic firearms training program for county jailers.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3526   Rose, Toni Relating to the duties of and training for certain officers and jailers regarding the child safety check alert list.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands to include as "officers" for the purpose of response to child safety check alerts, a peace officer; a parole officer, a juvenile probation officer, juvenile supervision officer, juvenile correctional officer, or juvenile parole officer; a county jailer, as defined by Section 1701.001, Occupations Code.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3527   Rose, Toni Relating to inclusion of instruction on the trafficking of persons in the basic training curriculum for peace officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Human Trafficking training to BPOC.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3540   Burns, DeWayne
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the authority of a peace officer to release in lieu of arrest certain persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows PO option to release a person with intellectual or developmental disability who resides at an intermediate care facility back to the facility in lieu of arrest.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3563   Farrar, Jessica Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates crime for tampering or removing electronic monitoring device while on bail or parole.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3582   Murr, Andrew
Menendez, Jose
Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3590   Hunter, Todd Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain trafficking and prostitution offenses and certain other consequences of those offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution to list of offenses. Amends definition of coercion to included causing intoxication or withholding a controlled substance from a chemically dependent person. Increases penalties.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3610   Walle, Armando Relating to local control of the employment matters of officers of the sheriff's department in certain counties.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Authorizes meet & confer for Harris County SO. Different than municipal M&C. * Tracks Dallas PD M&C "Sheriff's officer employee group" means an organization in which at least three percent of the sheriff's officers of the county have participated and paid dues via automatic payroll deduction for at least one year. * Each group may appoint only one sheriff's officer of the county to serve as a member of the team. * Concerns relating to affirmative action, employment discrimination, hiring, and promotions may be discussed by individual sheriff's officer associations independent of the meet and confer team. *
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Committee action pending House County Affairs

HB 3635   Turner, John (F)
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Texas line of duty death lump sum benefit is currently capped at $500k. Any increases have to be approved by the legislature. Federal death benefit is currently $359,316 and is incrementally increased each year by the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers. (CPI). This bill would do the same for the Texas lump sum benefit.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3676   Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Includes permanent and total disability as determined by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States Department of Justice under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act of 1976 (34 U.S.C. Section 10281 et seq.) if the employee is a first responder as defined by Section 421.095, Government Code; and employed by a political subdivision that self-insures, either individually or collectively.
Bill History: 04-22-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Business and Industry

HB 3703   Klick, Stephanie
Campbell, Donna
Relating to the dispensing, administration, and use of low-THC cannabis.
Remarks: "CLEAT supports legislation that will allow greater patient access as directed by a physician to Low THC Medical Cannabis products, as well as allowing medical cannabis research overseen by the state, similar to the direction taken by Chairman Donna Campbell and Chairman Stephanie Klick." - Sgt. Todd Harrison, CLEAT President
Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3760   Guillen, Ryan
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the disposition of surplus vehicles by a governmental agency
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows governmental entity to issue buyer tag for vehicles they dispose of.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3775   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the training requirements for a person appointed as a county jailer.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Removes temporary appointment of county jailer. Must complete training first.
Bill History: 03-28-19 H Committee action pending House County Affairs

HB 3824   Sherman, Carl (F) Relating to an affirmative finding of family violence entered in the trial of certain offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Affirmative finding of family violence for violating a court or protective order or for stalking.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3886   Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including a one-time supplemental payment for retirees.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 3890   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.
Remarks: SUPPORT: College tuition fee exemption for paramedics.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Higher Education

HB 3894   Munoz, Sergio Relating to sheriff's department civil service systems in certain counties.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Amends Chap 158 Civil Service. Standards for commission members, term limits. Allows for removal of commission member who is charged with a criminal offense. Adds 143 provisions on disciplinary suspensions, demotions, appeals, reinstatement, hearing examiners, uncompensated duty, promotional exams, military leave time, line of duty illness or injury leave, personnel files, investigation of employees and grievance procedure.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House County Affairs

HB 3910   Sherman, Carl (F)
West, Royce
Relating to the establishment of one or more supplemental county civil service commissions in certain counties.
Remarks: Opposed as filed: Amends Chapter 158 to provide for supplemental civil service commissions in certain counties. Amended to only apply to Dallas County and that the same commission hears all discipline cases. Supported amended bill in the Senate.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 3926   Tinderholt, Tony Relating to creating the criminal offenses of obtaining medical treatment by deception for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and continuous abuse of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Criminal offense for deceiving health professionals of medical history of child/elderly/disabled – JP Mason reached out to ask for our support on this.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3946   Hefner, Cole Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.
Remarks: SUPPORT: A school district, open-enrollment charter school, or private school and security personal are immune from liability for any damages resulting from any reasonable action taken by security personnel to maintain the safety of the school campus, including action relating to possession or use of a firearm.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 3983   Leach, Jeff Relating to service retirement benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas to commissioned peace officers employed by the attorney general.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds AG peace officers to LECOS
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Committee action pending House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services

HB 3996   Burrows, Dustin Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers’ compensation actions.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Includes sanctions against political subdivision for committing an administrative violation against a peace officer or fire fighter. Amends Chapter 607 Government Code, by naming specific cancers covered.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Committee action pending House Business and Industry

HB 3999   Turner, Chris Relating to reimbursement for health care services provided to certain first responders.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 4017   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to the eligibility for a handgun license of a person who is identified as a member of a criminal street gang.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Prohibits a person from obtaining a LTC if they are a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Not heard in committee House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 4236   Anderson, Doc
Birdwell, Brian
Relating to a limited viewing of certain body worn camera recordings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows limited viewing of body camera video for a law enforcement purpose.

HB 4236 Doc Anderson Scroll to 30:15 in hearing http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17055

32:15 Charley Wilkison CLEAT “We believe that families should have the right to view body camera footage if something has happened to a loved one.”

CLEAT only witness to testify

Doc Anderson on closing “I absolutely agree with CLEAT’s representative”

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 4237   Turner, Chris Relating to the criminal offense of stalking.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Changes "other person" to "victim" in stalking cases.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4287   Zedler, Bill Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Limits or prohibits probation in continuous trafficking or persons cases and aggravated promotion of prostitution cases.
Bill History: 05-02-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4308   Walle, Armando Relating to conditions of employment for an employee of certain sheriff's or constable's departments.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Would authorize meet & confer for Harris County Sheriff's Department and Harris County Constables Departments. Tracks Municipal M&C under Chapter 142.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Committee action pending House County Affairs

HB 4367   Holland, Justin Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain disabled first responders and their surviving spouses.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Ways and Means

HB 4379   Herrero, Abel Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 4381   Herrero, Abel Relating to the requirements for an honorably retired peace officer to obtain a license to carry a handgun.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 4428   Tinderholt, Tony
Fallon, Pat (F)
Relating to the application and eligibility for and expiration of a license to carry a handgun.
Remarks: SUPPORT: LTC provisions for license holder's in U.S. legally.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 4440   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation.
Remarks: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation. Purports to “enhance” penalty of bodily injury to officer while resisting arrest by adding it as a state jail felony- but assault under the Penal Code already covers this as a third degree felony if “a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant” 22.01(b)(1).
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4457   Dominguez, Alex (F) Relating to the minimum number of county jailers necessary to staff a county jail.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Requires minimum staffing of 48-1 in county jail.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Committee action pending House County Affairs

HB 4468   Coleman, Garnet
Whitmire, John
Relating to county criminal justice reform.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Scales back temporary jailer licenses and requires basic training to start within 90 days of appointment.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 4491   Herrero, Abel Relating to contributions to, benefits from, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, including a one-time supplemental payment for retirees.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 4751   Nevarez, Poncho Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Bond conditions notice and bond conditions entered into TCIC.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HCR 19   Herrero, Abel
Huffman, Joan
Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Urges Congress to repeal the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

3/12/19 House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services House Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HC00019H.htm CLEAT Testified for (TMPA did not sign up)

Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=16505 Scroll to: 45:50

Bill History: 05-27-19 G Signed by the Governor

HCR 25   Neave, Victoria Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Committee action pending House Pensions/Investments/Financial Services

HCR 69   Cyrier, John Recognizing the game wardens of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as the "Texas Navy" and commending them for their service to the Lone Star State.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Committee action pending House Culture, Recreation and Tourism

HCR 132   Craddick, Tom
Seliger, Kel
In memory of Officer Nathan "Hayden" Heidelberg of the Midland Police Department.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Memorializing Midland PD Officer Nathan "Hayden" Heidelberg who was shot and killed while responding a burglary alarm in Midland on March 5, 2019.
Bill History: 04-04-19 G Signed by the Governor

HJR 96   Tinderholt, Tony Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Constitution Amendment to allow the legislature to authorize a law enforcement agency to transfer a law enforcement dog, horse, or other animal to the animal's handler.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SJR 32

SB 20   Huffman, Joan
Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands definition of "coercion". Allows easier probation for certain prostitution offenses. Enhances punishments. Expands offenses online promotion of prostitution. Adds aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution to list of offenses under human trafficking. Nondisclosure orders for victims. Criminal history and back ground checks for applicants for massage licenses. Notice requirements at massage establishments. Allows tenants to vacate property if other tenants are engaging in unlawful conduct.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 82   Hall, Bob Relating to expenditures for lobbying activities made by a recipient of state funds.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 92   Menendez, Jose Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 93   Menendez, Jose Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 94   Menendez, Jose Relating to the state contribution to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 123   West, Royce Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 222   Menendez, Jose Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 229   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the notice of rights provided to an injured employee under the Texas workers' compensation system.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 295   Lucio, Eddie
Davis, Sarah
Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog.
Bill History: 05-20-19 H Point of order sustained under Rule 5, Sec 32(c), regarding
the content of the bill analysis

SB 306   Watson, Kirk
Israel, Celia
Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxicaiton.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 04-25-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 315   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds unlawful interception of oral or electronic communication in the list of crimes prosecuted as a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 340   Huffman, Joan
King, Phil
Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of opioid antagonists.
Remarks: SUPPORT: CJD shall establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to a law enforcement agency to provide opioid antagonists to peace officers, evidence technicians, and related personnel who, in the course of performing their duties, are likely to come into contact with opioids.
Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 370   Watson, Kirk
Smithee, John
Relating to employment protections for jury service.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 405   Birdwell, Brian
Moody, Joe
Relating to the criminal offense of making a false report to a peace officer, federal special investigator, law enforcement employee, corrections officer, or jailer.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Expands 37.08 Penal Code (False Report to Peace Officer) to include false reports made to corrections officers or jailers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 497   Zaffirini, Judith
Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Travis County as the Trooper Carlos Ray Warren Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 575   Perry, Charles
Burrows, Dustin
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Lubbock County as the Trooper Jerry Don Davis Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 06-07-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 586   Watson, Kirk
Neave, Victoria
Relating to the training of peace officers for family violence and sexual assault assignments.
Remarks: SUPPORT: BPOC training on documentation of cases to include the use of best practices and trauma-informed response techniques effectively recognize, investigate, and document those cases. Continuing education on documentation of cases to include the use of best practices and trauma-informed response techniques effectively recognize, investigate, and document those cases.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 653   Hall, Bob Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
Bill History: 05-08-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 681   Alvarado, Carol (F) Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Amends 174 - Would provide that when bargaining, wages are comparable to other police or fire departments, as applicable, instead of comparable to private sector employment.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Committee action pending Senate Intergovernmental Relations

SB 690   Paxton, Angela (F) Relating to the designation of U.S. Highway 75 in Richardson as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Transportation

SB 696   Huffman, Joan Relating to peace officer instruction on the trafficking of persons and compelling prostitution.
Remarks: SUPPORT: BPOC to include basic education training on human trafficking. If not taken in BPOC, required within 2 years of being licensed.
Bill History: 05-07-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 714   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of capital murder.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 811   Hughes, Bryan
Hefner, Cole
Relating to immunity from liability of a school district or open-enrollment charter school for certain actions of security personnel.
Bill History: 05-06-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

SB 829   Huffman, Joan Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 831   Huffman, Joan Relating to creating the criminal offense of tampering with an electronic monitoring device.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates crime for tampering or removing electronic monitoring device while on bail or parole.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 840   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of continuous violence against the family.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows continuous family violence cases to be prosecuted in any county where the offense occurred.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 858   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to liability of certain political subdivisions in certain workers' compensation claims.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Would allow an administrative penalty against a political subdivision for violation of a peace officer's rights under the Texas worker's compensation law.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 892   Menendez, Jose
Israel, Celia
Relating to the exhaust emission systems of diesel-powered motor vehicles.
Remarks: SUPPORT; Coal Rolling Bill
Bill History: 05-22-19 H Withdrawn from the Local Calendar

SB 961   Bettencourt, Paul
Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara
Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows citation to be issued in lieu of arrest for class B criminal tresspass.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 971   Huffman, Joan
Herrero, Abel
Relating to peace officer training on recognizing and recording circumstances that indicate strangulation in certain cases.
Remarks: SUPPORT: BPOC curriculum to include instruction on documenting cases involving strangulation. Continuing education to include instruction on documenting cases involving strangulation.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 973   Birdwell, Brian Relating to a limited viewing of certain body worn camera recordings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows limited viewing of body camera video for a law enforcement purpose.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 991   Menendez, Jose
Canales, Terry
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.
Bill History: 05-14-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 1023   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the prima facie speed limit on certain streets and highways.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Transportation

SB 1065   Flores, Pete Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: The bills simply waives the fee (currently $25) for a retiree to obtain a license to carry (LTC) a handgun. CLEAT passed legislation last session to waive the fee for active officers and detention officers. The bill would just extend the waiver to honorably retired peace officers. NOTE: These bills DO NOT affect the ability of a retiree to carry a handgun under LEOSA without a handgun license. If the retiree has met the handgun proficiency requirements of their department and been issued department credentials, they can carry under federal law without a handgun license. But many officers and retirees want to obtain a LTC so that they can purchase firearms without having to undergo the federal background check at the time of purchase.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1131   West, Royce Relating to paid leave for military service for public officers and employees.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security

SB 1218   Alvarado, Carol (F) Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows a person who is a legal resident and who is honorably discharged from the US military to be licensed as a peace officer. They would still need to pass the background, meet all of the qualifications, and complete required BPOC training.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1269   Watson, Kirk Relating to extending the length of time for which an affidavit establishing probable cause for a search warrant may be sealed.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Closes a loophole that allows public release of affadavit supporting a search warrant before a suspect is arrested or charged.
Bill History: 05-01-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1298   Powell, Beverly (F) Relating to the acceptance of certain voters at a polling place.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1348   Watson, Kirk Relating to compensation and leave for certain employees of the fraud unit of the Texas Department of Insurance.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1396   Flores, Pete Relating to claims for financial assistance for survivors of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Fixes the section in Chapter 615 that provides a death benefit retirement to those who don’t have it to include jailers and DO’s.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1492   Whitmire, John
Collier, Nicole
Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would prevent a subsequent grand jury from hearing the a case already considered by a previous grand jury. Would allow a suspect to have his attorney with him while being examined in front of a grand jury.
Bill History: 05-17-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 1573   Alvarado, Carol (F) Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Removed from hearing 04/09/19 Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1582   Lucio, Eddie
Wray, John
Relating to benefits for peace officers relating to certain diseases or illnesses.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Amends Chapter 607, Gov't Code, to add peace officers to the coverage, immunizations and presumptions for diseases or illnesses suffered in the line of duty, including smallpox, heart attack, stroke, and tuberculosis or other respiratory illness.

Senate Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/SB01582S.htm

4/1/19 Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee Video: http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=14080 Scroll: 1:00:20

CLEAT Testified (TMPA did not sign up)

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1648   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates new offense of mass fraudulent use of credit or debit card. 5 or more, counterfeit or stolen credit or debit cards. 3rd degree to 1st degree felony with enhancements.
Bill History: 04-16-19 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1745   Menendez, Jose Relating to complaints filed against certain law enforcement officers, peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, and fire fighters.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1754   Huffman, Joan
Bell, Keith (F)
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of taking or attempting to take a weapon from certain officers, investigators, employees, or officials.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Removes the provision that requires proof of the intent of the offender to harm an officer, investigator, employee, or official or third person.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1764   Zaffirini, Judith
Price, Four
Relating to emergency contact and medical information maintained by the Department of Public Safety.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows drivers license or ID information to be updated online.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1802   Huffman, Joan
Hunter, Todd
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain trafficking and prostitution offenses and certain other consequences of those offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution to list of offenses. Amends definition of coercion to included causing intoxication or withholding a controlled substance from a chemically dependent person. Increases penalties.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1803   Huffman, Joan
Zedler, Bill
Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Limits or prohibits probation in continuous trafficking or persons cases and aggravated promotion of prostitution cases.
Bill History: 05-15-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 1804   Kolkhorst, Lois
Nevarez, Poncho
Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Bond conditions notice and bond conditions entered into TCIC.
Bill History: 06-05-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1809   Lucio, Eddie Relating to emergency contact and medical information maintained by the Department of Public Safety.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows drivers license or ID information to be updated online.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Transportation

SB 1811   Lucio, Eddie Relating to continuing education training on civil process for constables.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires constables to complete 20 hours of continuing education on civil process.
Bill History: 04-26-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 1820   Huffman, Joan
Collier, Nicole
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of impersonating a public servant.
Remarks: WATCH: Clarifies that it applies when acting "without legal authority".
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1827   Menendez, Jose
Lambert, Stan
Relating to the emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by peace officers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1864   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to service retirement benefits payable by the Employees Retirement System of Texas to commissioned peace officers employed by the attorney general.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1879   Schwertner, Charles
Anderson, Doc
Relating to firearms training for county jailers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires TCOLE to develop a basic firearms training program for county jailers.
Bill History: 05-21-19 H Set on the House Calendar

SB 1890   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to authorizing certain projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows funds raised through economic development corporations to be used for public safety expenditures.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources and Economic Deve

SB 1980   Hughes, Bryan
Leach, Jeff
Relating to direct campaign expenditures by political committees.
Remarks: OPPOSED:
Bill History: 05-18-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Elections

SB 2024   Buckingham, Dawn
Shine, Hugh
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 05-20-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 2045   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Removes the requirement that mutual aid task forces can only be formed with agencies contiguous counties.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Withdrawn from the Local Calendar

SB 2056   Menendez, Jose Relating to the retirement eligibility of certain peace officers who are members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Would return TRS pension benefits for campus peace officers to the rules in place before 2013 when they were changed. Under current law, officers can retire at age 62 w/5 years of service + Rule of 80 or at 65 years of age with 5 years of service. Pensions are reduced by up to 7% per year for retirement under age 65. Under this bill, officers would be able to retire at age 60 w/5 years or service + Rule of 80 or at age 65 w/5 years service. Pension reduced 5% per year for each year the person retires under the age of 60 if they were hired after 2007. If hired before 2007, pension reduced 2% per year for each year the person retires under the age 50.

Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 2057   Menendez, Jose Relating to eligibility for membership and funding of benefits for certain law enforcement, custodial, and other peace officers.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Currently campus peace offices and several other groups of state peace officers are not eligible to participate in the ERS LECOS fund. Campus officers are in TRS while the other groups are in ERS, but not LECOS. This bill is a proportional retirement bill that would allow campus peace officers to freeze their accrued service and benefits within TRS and begin earning service credit within ERS and LECOS. Upon retirement, those officers would receive a combined or proportional pension annuity from both systems. The bill would also allow other state peace officers not in LECOS to earn future credit in LECOS and received a proportional annuity upon retirement.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 2096   Birdwell, Brian Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 in McLennan County as the Waco Police Sergeant Bobby Vicha Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Transportation

SB 2181   Nelson, Jane Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Includes permanent and total disability as determined by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States Department of Justice under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act of 1976 (34 U.S.C. Section 10281 et seq.) if the employee is a first responder as defined by Section 421.095, Government Code; and employed by a political subdivision that self-insures, either individually or collectively.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 2209   Flores, Pete Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation.
Remarks: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation. Purports to “enhance” penalty of bodily injury to officer while resisting arrest by adding it as a state jail felony- but assault under the Penal Code already covers this as a third degree felony if “a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant” 22.01(b)(1).
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2231   Watson, Kirk
Cole, Sheryl (F)
Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.
Bill History: 05-21-19 H Set on the House Calendar

SB 2294   Powell, Beverly (F) Relating to a minimum wage and monthly stipend for municipal and county peace officers.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 2416   Campbell, Donna Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and medical research cannabis.
Remarks: "CLEAT supports legislation that will allow greater patient access as directed by a physician to Low THC Medical Cannabis products, as well as allowing medical cannabis research overseen by the state, similar to the direction taken by Chairman Donna Campbell and Chairman Stephanie Klick." - Sgt. Todd Harrison, CLEAT President
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 2551   Hinojosa, Chuy
Burrows, Dustin
Relating to the liability of certain political subdivisions for certain workers' compensation claims and actions.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Comp to HB 1521

Would allow an administrative penalty against a political subdivision for violation of a peace officer's rights under the Texas worker's compensation law. Would allow officers to recover attorney’s fees in cases where they have to challenge a ruling in a workers comp case.

4/30/19 Senate Business and Commerce Video: http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=14365 Scroll to: 41:10

5/13/19 House State Affairs Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17528

Scroll to: 9:00 Witness List Senate: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/SB02551S.htm Witness List House: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/SB02551H.htm

CLEAT only law enforcement group in support

Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

SCR 2   Flores, Pete
Cyrier, John
Honoring the enforcement officers of the Texas Parks and Wildlife department.
Bill History: 05-28-19 G Signed by the Governor

SCR 5   Huffman, Joan Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Urges Congress to repeal the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).

3/25/19 Senate State Affairs Senate Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/SC00005S.htm CLEAT Testified for (TMPA did not sign up)

Video: http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=14022 Scroll to: 40:30

Bill History: 03-27-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SJR 32   Birdwell, Brian
Tinderholt, Tony
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a dog used for county law enforcement purposes to the dog's handler on the dog's retirement.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Constitution Amendment to allow a county to transfer a law enforcement dog to the dog's handler at no cost.
Bill History: 11-05-19 G Election date

SJR 60   Menendez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to increase the amount that the state may contribute to the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs


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