TX HB16 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 87-1)
Status: Passed on June 14 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/19
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

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Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.


Rep. Jeff Leach [R]Rep. Greg Bonnen [R]Rep. Stephanie Klick [R]Rep. Tom Oliverson [R]
Rep. Geanie Morrison [R]Rep. Stephen Allison [R]Rep. Charles Anderson [R]Rep. Trent Ashby [R]
Rep. Ernest Bailes [R]Rep. Cecil Bell [R]Rep. Keith Bell [R]Rep. Kyle Biedermann [R]
Rep. Dwayne Bohac [R]Rep. Brad Buckley [R]Rep. Dewayne Burns [R]Rep. Dustin Burrows [R]
Rep. Angie Button [R]Rep. Briscoe Cain [R]Rep. Giovanni Capriglione [R]Rep. Travis Clardy [R]
Rep. John Cyrier [R]Rep. Drew Darby [R]Rep. Jay Dean [R]Rep. Dan Flynn [R]
Rep. James Frank [R]Rep. John Frullo [R]Rep. Charlie Geren [R]Rep. Craig Goldman [R]
Rep. Sam Harless [R]Rep. Cody Harris [R]Rep. Cole Hefner [R]Rep. Justin Holland [R]
Rep. Dan Huberty [R]Rep. Todd Hunter [R]Rep. Kyle Kacal [R]Rep. Ken King [R]
Rep. Phil King [R]Rep. Matt Krause [R]Rep. John Kuempel [R]Rep. Stan Lambert [R]
Rep. Brooks Landgraf [R]Rep. Mike Lang [R]Rep. Lyle Larson [R]Rep. Ben Leman [R]
Rep. J.M. Lozano [R]Rep. William Metcalf [R]Rep. Morgan Meyer [R]Rep. Mayes Middleton [R]
Rep. Rick Miller [R]Rep. Jim Murphy [R]Rep. Andrew Murr [R]Rep. Candy Noble [R]
Rep. Leo Pacheco [D]Rep. Chris Paddie [R]Rep. Tan Parker [R]Rep. Jared Patterson [R]
Rep. Dennis Paul [R]Rep. Dade Phelan [R]Rep. Four Price [R]Rep. John Raney [R]
Rep. Scott Sanford [R]Rep. Matt Schaefer [R]Rep. Matthew Shaheen [R]Rep. J.D. Sheffield [R]
Rep. Hugh Shine [R]Rep. Reggie Smith [R]Rep. John Smithee [R]Rep. Drew Springer [R]
Rep. Phil Stephenson [R]Rep. Jonathan Stickland [R]Rep. Lynn Stucky [R]Rep. Valoree Swanson [R]
Rep. Ed Thompson [R]Rep. Tony Tinderholt [R]Rep. Steve Toth [R]Rep. Gary Vandeaver [R]
Rep. James White [R]Rep. Terry Wilson [R]Rep. John Wray [R]Rep. William Zedler [R]
Rep. John Zerwas [R]Sen. Lois Kolkhorst [R]Sen. Paul Bettencourt [R]Sen. Donna Campbell [R]
Sen. Bob Hall [R]Sen. Jane Nelson [R]Sen. Angela Paxton [R]Sen. Charles Schwertner [R]

Roll Calls

2019-05-23 - House - House concurs in Senate amendment(s) RV#1727 (Y: 84 N: 57 NV: 2 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Read 3rd time (Y: 25 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Three day rule suspended (Y: 25 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Vote recorded in Journal (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-05-16 - Senate - Rules suspended-Regular order of business (Y: 28 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-17 - House - Read 3rd time RV#493 (Y: 94 N: 2 NV: 49 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2019-04-16 - House - Read 2nd time RV#437 (Y: 93 N: 1 NV: 50 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2019-06-14 Effective on 9/1/19
2019-06-14 Signed by the Governor
2019-05-29 Sent to the Governor
2019-05-27SenateSigned in the Senate
2019-05-26HouseSigned in the House
2019-05-25HouseReported enrolled
2019-05-23SenateHouse concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported
2019-05-23HouseText of Senate Amendment(s)
2019-05-23HouseRecord vote RV#1727
2019-05-23HouseHouse concurs in Senate amendment(s)
2019-05-17HouseSenate Amendments Analysis distributed
2019-05-17HouseSenate Amendments distributed
2019-05-17HouseSenate passage as amended reported
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenateRead 3rd time
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenateThree day rule suspended
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenatePassed to 3rd reading as amended
2019-05-16SenateVote recorded in Journal
2019-05-16SenateAmendment(s) offered FA1 Rodríguez
2019-05-16SenateRead 2nd time
2019-05-16SenateRecord vote
2019-05-16SenateRules suspended-Regular order of business
2019-05-16SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2019-05-15SenatePlaced on intent calendar
2019-05-15SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2019-05-14SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2019-05-13SenateCommittee report printed and distributed
2019-05-13SenateReported favorably as substituted
2019-05-10SenateConsidered in public hearing
2019-05-07SenateLeft pending in committee
2019-05-07SenateTestimony taken in committee
2019-05-07SenateConsidered in public hearing
2019-05-07SenateScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2019-05-07SenateCo-sponsor authorized
2019-04-25SenateReferred to Health & Human Services
2019-04-25SenateRead first time
2019-04-23SenateReceived from the House
2019-04-17HouseReported engrossed
2019-04-17HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2019-04-17HouseRecord vote RV#493
2019-04-17HouseRead 3rd time
2019-04-16HouseStatement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
2019-04-16HouseRecord vote RV#437
2019-04-16HousePassed to engrossment
2019-04-16HouseRead 2nd time
2019-04-16HousePlaced on General State Calendar
2019-04-12HouseConsidered in Calendars
2019-04-11HouseConsidered in Calendars
2019-04-09HouseCommittee report sent to Calendars
2019-04-08HouseCommittee report distributed
2019-04-08HouseComte report filed with Committee Coordinator
2019-04-01HouseReported favorably as substituted
2019-04-01HouseCommittee substitute considered in committee
2019-04-01HouseConsidered in public hearing
2019-03-25HouseLeft pending in committee
2019-03-25HouseTestimony taken/registration(s) recorded in committee
2019-03-25HouseCommittee substitute considered in committee
2019-03-25HouseConsidered in public hearing
2019-03-25HousePosting rule suspended
2019-03-25HouseScheduled for public hearing on . . .
2019-03-11HouseReferred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
2019-03-11HouseRead first time

Same As/Similar To

SB23 (Similar To) 2019-04-23 - Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence


Texas State Sources

Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB16&RcdVtNo=437&Ch=H&Dt=04/16/2019
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB16&RcdVtNo=493&Ch=H&Dt=04/17/2019
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-16-F.PDF#page=18
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-16-F.PDF#page=19
Roll Callhttp://www.journals.senate.state.tx.us/sjrnl/86r/pdf/86RSJ05-16-F.PDF#page=21
Roll Callhttps://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/RecordVote.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB16&RcdVtNo=1727&Ch=H&Dt=05/23/2019

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