2019 Legislative Session

86th Legislative Special Session

Animal Bills We're Following

[PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BILL INFORMATION MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME DUE TO AMENDMENTS AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE BILL]

 

HOUSE BILLS

 

BILL: HB 91 - 11/12/18 - "Mando" Martinez District 39

Relating to establishment of the disaster identification system for a declared state of disaster.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 226 - 11/12/18 - Krause District 93

Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for the criminal offenses of sedition, sabotage, and capital sabotage; imposing a civil penalty.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 250 - 11/12/18 - Farrar District 148

Relating to attorney's fees associated with certain court proceedings for cruelly treated animals; authorizing fees and costs.

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: HB 1099 - 1/25/19 - Guillen District 31

Relating to peace officers commissioned by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1563 - 2/11/19 - Nevarez District 74

Relating to the licensing and regulation of animal export-import processing facilities; providing penalties; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1592 - 2/11/19 - Smithee District 86

Relating to health care professional liability coverage for certain public institutions of higher education.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1828 - 2/14/19 - Martinez District 39

Relating to prohibiting the sale and purchase of certain aquatic products; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1896 - 2/15/19 - Phelan District 21

Relating to the applicability of the requirements relating to the adoption of a new state agency rule by the Parks and Wildlife Department.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2347 - 2/25/19 - Noble District 89

Relating to a microchip scan of animals in the custody of an animal shelter or releasing agency.

COMPANION TO SB 1855 (below)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2393 - 2/25/19 - Burrows District 83

Relating to permitting a hunter education component as part of a school district's physical education curriculum offered to certain students.

COMPANION TO SB 2183 (below)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2402 - 2/25/19 - Geren District 99

Relating to the eligibility of certain events to receive funding through the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2463 - 2/26/19 - Tracy King District 80

Relating to the deposit and allocation of certain funds to the horse industry escrow account.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2584 - 2/27/19 - Cortez District 117

Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.

COMPANION TO SB 764 (below)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2787 - 2/28/19 - Springer District 68

Relating to certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment.

COMPANION TO SB 1750 (below)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 2828 - 3/1/19 - King, Phil District 61

Relating to the exception of certain information related to the humane disposition by a municipality or county of an animal from required disclosure under the public information law.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 3021 - 3/4/19 - Ramos District 102

Relating to informing the public about the availability of provisions in protective orders regarding pets and other companion animals.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 3092 - 3/4/19 - Paul District 129

Relating to notice of an epizootic infectious disease occurring in an animal shelter.

STATUS: OPPOSE

 

BILL: HB 3284 - 3/5/19 - Sheffield District 59

Relating to prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; providing for administrative penalties.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 3430 - 3/6/19 - Hunter District 32

Relating to the transfer of a retired county law enforcement dog.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 3840 - 3/7/19 - Capriglione District 98

Relating to the regulation of individuals or business entities that provide or train assistance animals for veterans; providing a civil penalty.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

SENATE BILLS 

 

BILL: SB 86 - 11/12/18 - Hall District 2

Relating to the regulation of raising or keeping six or fewer chickens by a political subdivision.

COMPANION TO HB 2596 (above)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 295 - 1/3/19 - Lucio District 27

Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

Adequate Restraint & Shelter Bill

COMPANION TO HB 940 (above)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: SB 317 - 1/7/19 - Hughes District 1

Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.

COMPANION TO HB 3550 (above)

STATUS: NEUTRAL

 

BILL: SB 361 - 1/15/19 - Huffman District 17

Relating to certain contracts for the transfer of a pet.

Pet Leasing Bill

COMPANION TO HB 1097 (above)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: SB 641 - 2/5/19 - Huffman District 17

Relating to dangerous wild animals; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

COMPANION TO HB 1268 (above)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 804 - 2/12/19 - Rodriguez District 29 

Relating to conditions of community supervision for defendants convicted of certain criminal offenses involving animals.

COMPANION TO HB 2012 (above)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 1884 - 3/7/19 - Kolkhorst District 18 

Relating to the protection of animal and crop facilities; creating a criminal offense.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 1947 - 3/7/19 - Watson District 14 

Relating to monitoring the ordering and distribution of controlled substances by veterinarians.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 2100 - 3/7/19 - Birdwell / Nelson District 22/12

Relating to the transfer of a retired county or municipal law enforcement animal.

COMPANION TO HB 3063 (above)

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 2182 - 3/8/19 - Nelson District 12

Relating to the eligibility of certain events for funding under the Major Events Reimbursement Program.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SJR 32 - 1/25/19 - Birdwell/Nelson District 22/12

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.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

RACING/GAMBLING BILLS 

 

BILL: HB 1995 - 2/19/19 - Tracy King District 80

Relating to the distribution to the Texas Racing Commission of certain money deducted from simulcast pari-mutuel pools.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

 

Dates of Interest

86th Legislature

 

 

Monday, May 27, 2019 (140th day)

Last day of 86th Legislature (sine die)

 

Interim

Sunday, June 16, 2019 (20th day following final adjournment of 86th Legislature, Regular Session)

Last day the governor may sign or veto bills passed during the regular session

 

Monday, August 26, 2019 (91st day following final adjournment of 86th Legislature, Regular Session)

Date that bills without specific effective dates, other than bills with immediate effect, become law