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 135 - 11/12/18 - White District 19

Relating to regulation of working animals by counties and municipalities.

STATUS: OPPOSE HB

 

BILL: HB 146 - 11/12/18 - Minjarez District 124

Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

COMPANION TO SB 121 (below)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: HB 224 - 11/12/18 - Gervin-Hawkins District 120

Relating to a petition for a municipal animal control authority to manage dangerous dogs and aggressive dogs in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality.

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 334 - 11/13/18 - Nevarez District 74

Relating to the classification of exotic and nongame animals.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 810 - 1/14/19 - Israel District 50

Relating to civil liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle.

COMPANION TO SB 250 (below)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: HB 921 - 1/18/19 - Rosenthal District 135

Relating to the intake and disposition records of animal shelters and releasing agencies.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 940 - 1/18/19 - Davis District 134

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

Adequate Restraint & Shelter Bill

COMPANION TO SB 295 (below)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: HB 1097 - 1/25/19 - Capriglione District 98

Relating to certain contracts for the transfer of a pet.

Pet Leasing Bill

COMPANION TO SB 361 (below)

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 1268 - 1/31/19 - Lucio, III District 38

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

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1451 - 2/6/19 - Phil King District 61

Relating to peace officers commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for disaster response.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

SENATE BILLS 

 

BILL: SB 121 - 11/12/18 - West District 23

Relating to the adoption of cats and dogs previously used for research.

COMPANION TO HB 146 (above)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

BILL: SB 250 - 12/17/18 - Zaffirini District 21

Relating to civil liability for removing certain animals from a motor vehicle.

COMPANION TO HB 810 (above)

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

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

STATUS: SUPPORT

 

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 764 - 2/12/19 - Menendez District 26

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

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: SB 804 - 2/12/19 - Huffman District 

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

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 494 - 12/7/18 - Deshotel District 22

Relating to the operation of casino gaming in certain coastal areas of this state by licensed persons to provide additional money for residual windstorm insurance coverage and catastrophic flooding assistance in the coastal areas; requiring occupational licenses or certifications; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; creating criminal offenses and providing other penalties.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

BILL: HB 1129- 1/28/19 - Sanford District 70

Relating to prohibiting the use of money in the Texas economic development fund or the Texas Enterprise Fund to finance a facility or establishment at which gambling is to be conducted.

STATUS: UNDER REVIEW

 

Dates of Interest

86th Legislature

 

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (1st day)

86th Legislature convenes

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor

 

Friday, March 8, 2019 (60th day)

Deadline for the unrestricted filing of bills and joint resolutions other than local bills, emergency appropriations, and emergency matters submitted by the governor

 

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