Lake Houston-area legislators have filed hundreds of bills since the start of the 87th legislative session. Visit the Texas Legislature's online bill search to see the full list of bills that could be considered in the coming months.
State Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe
Creighton has filed 121 bills as of March 17, with several focusing on election integrity and education.
- Senate Bill 1892 would create the Lake Houston Dredging and Maintenance District.
- SB 1115 would limit early voting to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays during the first week of early voting, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays during the last week of early voting, a 12-hour voting period on Saturdays and a five-hour window on Sundays.
State Rep. Dan Huberty, R-Houston
Huberty has filed 27 bills as of March 17, with several focusing on public education.
- House Bill 2070 would allow for sports betting.
- House Joint Resolution 2 would create the State Utilities Reliability Fund and the State Utilities Reliability Revenue Fund to provide financial support for projects that enhance the reliability of water, electricity, natural gas and broadband utilities.
State Rep. Harold Dutton Jr., D-Houston
Dutton has filed 101 bills as of March 17. The laws have a broad spectrum of focus areas, including law enforcement and education.
- HB 1035 would restrict the use of force by a peace officer to when it is “objectively reasonable.”
- HB 704 would allow county residents in their county jail to vote while in custody.
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston
Thompson has filed 66 bills as of March 17. Many of the bills focus on law enforcement and justice.
- HB 831 would make chokeholds or other techniques to restrict breathing illegal when making an arrest or search.
- HB 88 would require several police reforms, including stipulation that officers should provide aid immediately to anyone as a result of force by a fellow officer as well as requiring de-escalation and racial sensitivity training.