87th Legislative Session Bill Tracker

Women's

Health

Voter Suppression

Education

Relating to limitations on pelvic examinations; authorizing disciplinary actions, including an administrative penalty. 

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11/30/2020

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Relating to informing the public about the ability of provisions in protective orders, including provisions regarding pets and other companion animals

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Filed

11/30/2020

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Out of House Committee

04/22/2021

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Voted on by the House

05/06/2021

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Relating to the participation of armed forces members in a marriage ceremony through  video conference technology

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11/30/2020

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Out of House Committee

03/16/2021

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Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person; authorizing a fee

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01/15/2021

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Relating to the inclusion of transfer pathways in the guidelines addressing transfer practices published by general academic teaching institutions

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01/15/2021

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Relating to the publication of pathogen-related fresh water data by the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality

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04/26/2021

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01/15/2021

Relating to staff development requirements for public educators regarding suicide prevention and other mental health training

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01/15/2021

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Out of House Committee

04/27/2021

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Relating to requiring the posting of certain information of an open-enrollment charter school's Internet website regarding the school's governing body.

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01/21/2021

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Relating to the public accessibility of open-enrollment charter school annual financial statements.

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01/21/2021

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Relating to designating April 16 as Selena Quintanilla Perez Day.

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01/21/2021

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Relating to protection for public employees who report violations of law by governmental entities or other public employees; creating a criminal offense.

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01/21/2021

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Relating to a fee exemption for trafficking victims for certain personal identification documents.

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02/05/2021

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Relating to the repeal of statues prohibiting transactions between governmental entity and abortion provider or affiliate of the provider

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02/05/2021

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Relating to requiring certain law enforcement agencies to implement a policy regarding cite and release for certain criminal offenses

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02/24/2021

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Relating to tuition and fees exemption at public institutions of higher education for certain dual credit students considering a teaching career

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02/24/2021

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Relating to annulment of a marriage on the grounds of concealed divorce

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Filed

03/05/2021

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Out of House Committee

04/27/2021

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Voted on by the House

05/11/2021

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Relating to annulment of a marriage on the grounds of fraud, duress, or force

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Filed

03/05/2021

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Out of House Committee

04/29/2021

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Voted on by the House

05/11/2021

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Relating to annulment of a marriage on the grounds of impotency.

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03/05/2021

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Relating to child custody evaluations.

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Filed

03/05/2021

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Out of House Committee

04/29/2021

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Voted on by the House

05/08/2021

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Out of Senate Committee

05/21/2021

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Relating to a limitation on the salary of superintendent and chief executive officers of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.

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03/05/2021

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Relating to the capacity of minors to consent to contraception-related examination or medical treatment

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03/09/2021

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Relating to variable rate plans offered by retail electric providers

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03/05/2021

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Relating to emergency operations and weatherization plans prepared by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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Filed

03/09/2021

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Relating to requiring school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to post the annual compensation of the superintendent or chief executive officer on the district's or school's Internet website

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Filed

03/09/2021

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Relating to the investigation of alleged exploitation of certain elderly persons

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Filed

03/10/2021

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Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims

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Filed

03/11/2021

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Out of House Committee

05/05/2021

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Relating to personal leave provided for a public school employee who is ordered to isolate due to exposure to or testing positive for certain diseases

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Relating to the medical accuracy of informational materials given to a woman seeking an abortion

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03/12/2021

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Relating to minimum standards for pregnancy resource centers

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Relating to pregnancy resource center reporting requirements

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Relating to emergency planning requirements for certain independent senior living facilities; providing a civil penalty

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03/12/2021

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Relating to the civil penalty for certain signs placed on the right-of-way of a public road

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Filed

03/11/2021

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Relating to expanding access to women's health care services and family planning services by removing restrictions on the participation of certain health care providers

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Filed

03/11/2021

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Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of sexual assault.

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Out of House Committee

05/05/2021

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Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility.

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Out of House Committee

03/18/2021

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Voted on by the House

04/08/2021

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Out of Senate Committee

05/20/2021

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Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain person under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Relating to authorizing a petitioner for a protective order to separate the petitioner's wireless telephone number from the respondent's wireless telephone service account

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Filed

01/26/2021

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Out of House Committee

03/23/2021

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Voted on by the House

04/09/2021

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Out of Senate Committee

05/14/2021

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Voted on by the Senate

05/19/2021

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Relating to methods to send applications and orders for sealing juvenile records.

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Out of House Committee

03/24/2021

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Voted on by the House

04/01/2021

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Out of Senate Committee

05/06/2021

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Voted on by the Senate

05/19/2021

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Relating to the presence of a qualified facility dog or qualified therapy animal in certain court proceedings

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Filed

03/12/2021

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Out of House Committee

03/30/2021

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Voted on by the House

04/09/2021

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Out of Senate Committee

05/06/2021

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Voted on by the Senate

05/12/2021

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