How are the legislative priorities of the Texas Republican and Democrat parties faring in the 2021 legislative session? Texas Scorecard tracks the progress of bills in the House and Senate to show you the movement of each party’s legislative priorities.

Republican priorities are taken from the legislative priorities passed during the 2020 Texas GOP Convention, while Democrat priorities are taken from the 2020 Texas Democrat Party platform.


 

 

Republican Priorities

Election Integrity

House Bill 329 (Cain) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections

House Bill 335 (Cain) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections

House Bill 574 (Bonnen) 05/05/2021 S Committee report printed and distributed

House Bill 1368 (Leach) 03/05/2021 H Referred to Elections

Senate Bill 155 (Perry) 05/08/2021 H Committee report distributed

House Bill 6 (Cain) 05/07/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call

Senate Bill 7 (Hughes) 05/07/2021 H Passed

Religious Freedom

House Bill 525 (Shaheen) 05/03/2021 H Considered in Calendars

House Bill 1218 (Oliverson) 03/04/2021 H Referred to Public Education

House Bill 1239 (Sanford) 05/04/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

House Bill 1291 (Bell, Keith) 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

House Bill 1424 (Oliverson) 05/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

House Bill 1458 (Swanson) 03/05/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

House Bill 1487 (Dean) 03/25/2021 H No action taken in committee

House Bill 1569 (Schofield) 4/13/2021 H Left pending in committee

House Bill 1579 (White) 03/08/2021 H Referred to Corrections

House Bill 1691 (Tinderholt) 03/09/2021 H 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

House Concurrent Resolution 1 (Stephenson) 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

Senate Bill 251 (Paxton | Perry) 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Senate Bill 654 (Bettencourt) 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice 

Senate Bill 738 (Birdwell) 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Senate Bill 797 (Hughes) 05/04/2021 H Left pending in committee

Children and Gender Modification

House Bill 68 (Toth) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Health

House Bill 1399 (Krause) 04/27/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

Senate Bill 1311 (Hall) 04/15/2021 S Considered in public hearing

Senate Bill 1646 (Perry) 05/03/2021 H Referred to Public Health

Abolition of Abortion

House Bill 1280 (Capriglione) 04/26/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

House Bill 1623 (Toth) 3/09/2021 H Referred to Public Health

House Joint Resolution 80 (Slawson) 03/11/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

House Bill 3326 (Slaton) 03/22/2021 H Referred to Public Health

Senate Joint Resolution 25 (Hall) 03/11/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Service

Senate Bill 8 (Hughes) 04/29/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

Senate Bill 9 (Paxton) 04/06/2021 H Referred to Public Health

Senate Bill 1647 (Perry) 04/15/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted

Constitutional Carry

House Bill 1238 (Biedermann) 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

House Bill 1911 (White) 04/22/2021 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars

House Bill 1927 (Schaefer) 05/05/2021 H Senate passage as amended reported

Senate Bill 540 (Springer | Buckingham) 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Monument Protection

House Bill 466 (Shaheen) 04/26/2021 H Left pending in committee

House Bill 1079 (Perez) 05/05/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

House Bill 2571 (Slaton) 03/17/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism

House Bill 3584 (Murr) 04/22/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar

Senate Bill 1416 (Creighton) 03/18/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development

Senate Bill 1501 (Buckingham) 03/24/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development

School Choice for All

Senate Bill 1968 (Bettencourt) 05/06/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

House Bill 4537 (Middleton) 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Education

Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

House Bill 749 (Middleton) 03/26/2021 H Left pending in committee

Senate Bill 234 (Hall) 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Senate Bill 10 (Bettencourt) 04/20/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

Executive Overreach

House Bill 2097 (Schaefer) 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

House Bill 2098 (Schaefer) 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

Senate Bill 1025 (Birdwell) 04/16/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

Senate Joint Resolution 45 (Birdwell) 04/16/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

Democrat Priorities

Marijuana Legalization

House Bill 1609 (Crockett) 04/29/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted

House Bill 169 (Thompson, Senfronia) 05/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

House Bill 585 (Cole) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

House Bill 616 (Dutton) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

House Joint Resolution 11 (Reynolds) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Public Health

House Joint Resolution 13 (Canales) 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

Senate Bill 140 (Gutierrez) 3/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Senate Joint Resolution 16 (Eckhardt) 3/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Expanding Abortion

House Bill 1362 (Cole) 03/05/2021 H Referred to Human Services

Senate Bill 448 (Eckhardt) 03/09/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Increase Minimum Wage

House Bill 60 (Reynolds) 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development

House Bill 255 (Meza) 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development

House Bill 383 (Pacheco) 02/25/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development

House Bill 615 (Goodwin) 03/01/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development

House Bill 731 (González, Jessica) 03/01/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development

Senate Bill 389 (Eckhardt) 03/09/2021 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development

Medicaid Expansion

House Bill 389 (Israel) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Appropriations

House Bill 398 (Bucy) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Appropriations

House Bill 3871 (Johnson) 04/06/2021 H Referred to Public Health

House Joint Resolution 9 (Reynolds) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Appropriations

House Joint Resolution 23 (Israel) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Appropriations

House Joint Resolution 24 (Bucy) 03/01/2021 H Referred to Appropriations

Senate Bill 118 (Johnson) 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Senate Bill 119 (Johnson) 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Senate Joint Resolution 14 (Johnson) 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Senate Joint Resolution 15 (Alvarado) 03/03/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Ban Fracking
Red-Flag Laws

House Bill 395 (Moody) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

Senate Bill 84 (Miles) 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Expand Mass Transportation
Repeal Voter ID

House Bill 110 (Reynolds) 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections

House Bill 1366 (Israel) 03/05/2021 H Referred to Elections

Senate Bill 100 (Menéndez)  03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs