Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Philip Cortez
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/11/2017

Number of Bills: 39

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (25):
HB 818 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct certain marriage ceremonies and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee.

HB 970 Author: Cortez | Guerra
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a state plan for Streptococcus pneumoniae education and prevention.

HB 974 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: Mar 1 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee.

HB 1245 Author: Cortez | Guillen | Gervin-Hawkins | Lucio III
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.

HB 1408 Author: Cortez | Lozano
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

HB 1414 Author: Cortez | Arévalo | Gutierrez | Perez | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to voting procedures for certain federal postcard applicants and military personnel serving overseas.

HB 1583 Author: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the use of epinephrine auto-injectors on private school campuses and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

HB 1726 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; providing penalties; creating an offense.

HB 2074 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 16 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to specialty license plates issued for peace officers wounded or killed in the line of duty and eliminating the fee for the issuance of those plates.

HB 2143 Author: Cortez | Oliverson | Guerra
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to protection for physician assistants who refuse to engage in certain conduct.

HB 2210 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to a college readiness memorandum of understanding between a school district and a public institution of higher education.

HB 2749 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 28 2017 1:43PM
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee.

HB 2761 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the authority of a defense base development authority to participate in a company or partnership organized to finance redevelopment projects.

HB 2853 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for classroom teachers and retired classroom teachers.

HB 3196 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to conciliation agreements under the Texas Fair Housing Act.

HB 3413 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Texas natural gas vehicle grant program, including the funding of fueling stations from grants under that program.

HB 3416 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
Caption: Relating to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and county tax assessor-collector vehicle titling and registration duties and fees associated with those duties.

HB 3625 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to reciprocity standards for certain emergency medical services personnel who served in the United States military.

HB 3743 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.

HB 3895 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account.

HB 4044 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the application of discipline to certain students with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder.

HB 4045 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Natural Resources: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation and permitting of groundwater.

HB 4349 Author: Cortez | Bernal | Larson | Rodriguez, Justin | Kuempel
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Alamo Management District; providing authority to issue bonds.

HR 151 Author: Cortez | Larson
Last Action: 01/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 25 2017 2:34PM
Caption: Congratulating the San Antonio-Greater Helotes Little League softball team on winning the 2016 Little League Softball World Series.

HR 1387 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2017 6:36PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Kelly Field in San Antonio.

Joint Author (14):
HB 283 Author: Herrero | Hunter | Price | Cortez
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of an open burn pit registry for certain service members and veterans.

HB 299 Author: Larson | Cortez | Huberty | Workman | Bailes
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 377 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Miller | Flynn | Arévalo
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of certain specialty license plates, specially marked driver's licenses, and specially marked personal identification certificates.

HB 397 Author: Allen | Reynolds | Cortez
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 658 Author: Bernal | Rodriguez, Justin | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | Minjarez
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 827 Author: Blanco | Minjarez | Cortez | Gutierrez | Miller
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.

HB 963 Author: Perez | Rodriguez, Eddie | Guillen | Cortez
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to notice of bill payment assistance programs for certain electric customers.

HB 1633 Author: Rodriguez, Justin | Cortez | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities.

HB 2007 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Cortez | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain military dentists and dental hygienists who provide voluntary charity dental or dental hygiene care.

HB 2141 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Zerwas | Schaefer | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to certain meetings required by a prescriptive authority agreement.

HB 2296 Author: Uresti, Tomas | Cortez | Arévalo
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to a teacher to student ratio requirement for public school special education programs.

HB 3593 Author: Bernal | Capriglione | Cortez | King, Phil | Bohac
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

HB 3728 Author: Longoria | Cortez
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to funding for apprenticeship training programs through a lottery game.

HB 3851 Author: Howard | Cortez | Flynn | Sheffield | Klick
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to policies and training regarding the use of epinephrine auto-injectors by public institutions of higher education; providing immunity.

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