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HB6   Signed by the Governor
Referred to House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, chaired by a Democrat
Referred to Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by a Democrat
Caption: Relating to the designation of fentanyl poisoning or fentanyl toxicity for purposes of the death certificate and to the criminal penalties for certain controlled substance offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.
Republican Bill, authored by Goldman; Thimesch; Harless; Cook; Lujan
Co-authors: Allison; Bailes; Bell, Keith; Bonnen; Buckley; Capriglione; Cunningham; Darby; Dean; Gerdes; Harris, Cody; Hefner; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Lopez, Janie; Murr; Noble; Orr; Patterson; Paul; Rogers; Schatzline; Shaheen; Slawson; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Tepper; VanDeaver; Vasut
Sponsors: Huffman
Co-sponsors: Creighton; Hinojosa; Kolkhorst; West

View at Texas Legislature Online

Thu 3/9/2023


(H) Filed
(H) Craig Goldman signed onto the bill as Author
 

Mon 3/13/2023


(H) Referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, chaired by a Democrat
(H) David Spiller signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/14/2023


(H) Brooks Landgraf signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Cody Harris signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Glenn Rogers signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jay Dean signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Nate Schatzline signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/15/2023


(H) Gary VanDeaver signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Shelby Slawson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Terri Leo-Wilson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 3/16/2023


(H) Brad Buckley signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Janie Lopez signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Steve Allison signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/20/2023


(H) Carl Tepper signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Greg Bonnen signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/21/2023


(H) Dennis Paul signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Wed 3/22/2023


(H) Kronda Thimesch signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) Sam Harless signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Thu 3/23/2023


(H) Keith Bell signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Mon 3/27/2023


(H) Jared Patterson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 3/28/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) Charles Cunningham signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) David Cook signed onto the bill as Joint Author
(H) House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee met and decided to leave this bill pending without objection.
 

Wed 3/29/2023


(H) Angelia Orr signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 3/30/2023


(H) Cole Hefner signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Ernest Bailes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) John Lujan signed onto the bill as Joint Author
 

Tue 4/4/2023


(H) Candy Noble signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Thu 4/6/2023


(H) Andrew Murr signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Giovanni Capriglione signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Jeff Leach signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/11/2023


(H) Considered in public hearing
(H) John Smithee signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Matt Shaheen signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Valoree Swanson signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee met and voted for passage. Ayes (Moody; Cook; Bhojani; Darby; Harrison; Schatzline) Nays (Bowers; Morales, Christina) Absents (Leach)
 

Mon 4/17/2023


(H) Cody Vasut signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 4/25/2023


(H) Referred to the House Calendars Committee, chaired by a Republican
 

Thu 4/27/2023


(H) A Democrat amendment (No. 1) from Moody amended the bill.
(H) Record Vote No. 643 (CSHB 6, as amended, was passed to engrossment)

RV#643: Yeas 121 (R 85, D 36) - Nays 24 (R 0, D 24)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Buckley; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Collier; Cook; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Geren; Goldman; González, M.; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Holland; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Slaton; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Tepper; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Wilson

Nay - Allen; Bowers; Bryant; Bucy; Cole; González, J.; Goodwin; Hinojosa; Howard; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; Manuel; Morales, C.; Ortega; Plesa; Ramos; Rosenthal; Talarico; Thierry; Walle; Wu; Zwiener

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Bowers: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting no. I intended to vote yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Flores: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Meza: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Morales Shaw: "When Record No. 643 was taken, my vote failed to register. I would have voted present, not voting." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Neave Criado: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Romero: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Thierry: "When Record No. 643 was taken, I was shown voting no. I intended to vote yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


(H) Lynn Stucky signed onto the bill as Coauthor
(H) Stan Gerdes signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Fri 4/28/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 683 (HB 6 was passed)

RV#683: Yeas 124 (R 83, D 41) - Nays 21 (R 0, D 21)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Buckley; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Moody; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Rose; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Shine; Slaton; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Tepper; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, S.; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Wilson

Nay - Bryant; Bucy; Flores; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Jones, J.; Manuel; Meza; Morales Shaw; Morales, C.; Neave Criado; Plesa; Ramos; Romero; Rosenthal; Sherman; Talarico; Walle; Wu; Zwiener

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Allen: "When Record No. 683 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Allison: "When Record No. 683 was taken, I was temporarily out of the house chamber. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

J.D. Johnson: "When Record No. 683 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

Lalani: "When Record No. 683 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)

V. Jones: "When Record No. 683 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


(H) Drew Darby signed onto the bill as Coauthor
 

Tue 5/2/2023


(S) Referred to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, chaired by a Democrat
 

Tue 5/9/2023


(S) Considered in public hearing
 

Mon 5/15/2023


(S) Placed on intent calendar
 

Tue 5/16/2023


(S) Vote recorded in Journal
(S) Record Vote (Senate Third Reading)

Senate Vote: Yeas 31 (R 19, D 12) - Nays 0 (R 0, D 0)

Yea - Alvarado; Bettencourt; Birdwell; Blanco; Campbell; Creighton; Eckhardt; Flores; Gutierrez; Hall; Hancock; Hinojosa; Huffman; Hughes; Johnson; King; Kolkhorst; LaMantia; Menéndez; Middleton; Miles; Nichols; Parker; Paxton; Perry; Schwertner; Sparks; Springer; West; Whitmire; Zaffirini

 

Fri 5/19/2023


(H) Record Vote No. 1895 (The motion to concur in the senate amendments to HB 6 prevailed)

RV#1895: Yeas 125 (R 82, D 43) - Nays 10 (R 0, D 10)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Anderson; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, C.; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bumgarner; Burns; Burrows; Button; Cain; Campos; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dean; DeAyala; Dorazio; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gates; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Harrison; Hayes; Hefner; Holland; Howard; Hull; Hunter; Isaac; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, V.; Kacal; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales, E.; Morrison; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Patterson; Paul; Perez; Price; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Schaefer; Schatzline; Schofield; Shaheen; Shine; Slawson; Smith; Smithee; Spiller; Stucky; Swanson; Tepper; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Toth; Troxclair; Turner; VanDeaver; Vasut; Vo; Walle; Wilson

Nay - Collier; González, J.; Hinojosa; Jones, J.; Manuel; Morales, C.; Plesa; Ramos; Sherman; Zwiener

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

Morales Shaw: "When Record No. 1895 was taken, my vote failed to register. I would have voted yes." (view other statements of vote for this Rep)


 

Mon 5/22/2023


(H) Signed in the House
 

Tue 5/23/2023


(S) Signed in the Senate


Lobbying Against/For/On This Bill

Against

(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Dyer, Katy for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Graziani, Cate for Texas harm reduction alliance
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Ramirez, JJ for Texas harm reduction alliance
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Reyes, Sarah for Texas Center for Justice and Equity
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Birkholz, Jennie for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Bovik, Kai for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Campbell, Elaine for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Canciglia, J for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Deline, Dana for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Gamez Gomez, Daniel for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Gonzalez, Denver for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Gustin, Virginia for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Johnson, Lauren for self (with ACLU of Texas)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Kanning, Gary for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Luis, Zig for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Luna, Maggie for self (with Statewide Leadership Council)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Margolis, Eve for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Margulies, Jennifer for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Meitzen, Nicole for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Pankl, Grace for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Soltani, Paulette for Texas harm reduction alliance
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Sweet, Gwendolyn for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Tardie, Paul for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Todd, Sarah for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Wallens, Luke for self
 

For

(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Anagnostis, Andrew for Dallas County District Attorney
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Burbach, Caren for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Burbach, Ed for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Ehlinger, Jena for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Johnson, Noel for self (with Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Brown Rodriquez, Tami for self (with Jaco Booyens Ministries)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Chancellor, John for Texas Police Chiefs Association
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Gonzalez, Julio for Dallas Police Department
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Hunt, Ray for self (with Houston Police Officers Union (HPOU))
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Louderback, AJ for Texas Sheriffs Regional Alliance
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Millette, Richard for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Morris, Joe for Game Warden Peace Officer's Association
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Ortiz, Carlos for San Antonio Police Officers Association
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Parnell, James for Dallas Police Association (DPA)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Ruiz, Heidi for Houston Police Department
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Smith, James for San Antonio Police Department
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Szimanski, Jennifer for Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Wilkerson, John for Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA)
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Williams, Jesse for self
 

On

(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Pinckard, Keith for self
(Tue 3/28/2023) Testifying before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Pustilnik, Stephen for Fort bend county medical examiner office
(Tue 3/28/2023) Registering before House Criminal Jurisprudence as Grisolia, Christopher for self (with Texas Cannabis Collective 501(c))



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