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Fire protection-related legislation, 2019
(86th Legislative Session)

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection is providing this list of fire protection-related bills for informational purposes only. The agency staff does not advocate or take a position for or against any proposed legislation. (If you see a bill that may be of interest to the Texas fire service, please let us know. Thanks!)

Last update: February 5, 2019

Learn more about each bill here.

Bills directly affecting Chapter 419 are highlighted in pink in the chart below.

Note: Texas Government Code Chapter 419 is the commissions governing statute

House
Bill Type Bill Number Author Caption Bill stage
HB 41 Metcalf Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer. Filed
HB 319 King Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist fire departments and volunteer fire departments with the purchase of certain equipment and machines. Filed
HB 354 Herrero Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. Filed
HB 359 Moody Relating to the employment of certain peace officers, detention officers, county jailers, or firefighters who are injured in the course and scope of duty. Filed
HB 502 Springer Relating to training regarding fire safety inspections required by law. Filed
HB 518 Springer Relating to fire safety inspections. Filed
HB 534 Geren Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program. Filed
HB 747 Stucky Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district. Filed
HB 766 Huberty Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. Filed
HB 784 Davis Relating to conflicts of interest of members of state agency governing boards and governing officers. Filed
HB 791 Huberty Relating to the definition of volunteer fire department for purposes of certain motor fuel tax exemptions. Filed
HB 846 Oliverson Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action. Filed
HB 1011 Sanford Relating to exempting certain honorably retired peace officers from continuing education requirements. Filed
HB 1064 Ashby Relating to designating May 4 as Texas Firefighters Day. Filed
HB 1090 Bell Relating to the definition of first responder. Filed
HB 1123 Bohac Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders. Filed
HB 1177 Phelan Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster. Filed
HB 1256 Phelan Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history during a disaster. Filed
HB 1294 Davis Relating to requiring certain persons to receive emergency management training. Filed
HB 1353 Oliverson Relating to liability of health care providers who provide certain assistance in disaster situations. Filed
HB 1342 Leach Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license. Filed
HB 1383 Lozano Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. (Companion HB 354) Filed
HB 1386 Thompson Relating to training and development activities for persons who may interact with an individual with autism or other pervasive developmental disorder. Filed
HB 1418 Phelan Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification. Filed
HB 1451 King Relating to peace officers commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for disaster response. Filed
HB 1452 Thompson Relating to the date on which certain persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision are eligible to file a petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information. Filed
Senate
SB 221 Menendez Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference. Referred to Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security cmte
SB 235 Nelson Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to propose a fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services district. (Companion bill to HB 747) Filed
SB 237 Nelson Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of an agency that licenses an occupation. Filed
SB 506 Creighton Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster. (Companion to HB 1177.) Filed
SB 681 Alvarado Relating to the criteria to determine compensation and conditions of employment of firefighters and police officers of certain political subdivisions. Filed
SB 684 Flores Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite. Filed