Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Philip Cortez
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/28/2017

Number of Bills: 35

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (23):
HB 818 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee.

HB 970 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
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
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
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the overseas military e-mail ballot program.

HB 1583 Author: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
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
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2017 4:11PM
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: 03/02/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the composition of the Port Authority Advisory Committee.

HB 2761 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of a defense based development authority.

HB 2853 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for classroom teachers and retired classroom teachers.

HB 3196 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to conciliation agreements under the Texas Fair Housing Act.

HB 3413 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Filed
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: 03/08/2017 H Filed
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: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to reciprocity standards for certain emergency medical services personnel who served in the United States military.

HB 3743 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.

HB 3895 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the awarding of loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account.

HB 4044 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the application of discipline to certain students with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder.

HB 4045 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the regulation and permitting of groundwater.

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.

Joint Author (12):
HB 283 Author: Herrero | Hunter | Miller | Price | Cortez
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Placed on General State 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: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 377 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Miller | Flynn | Arévalo
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to surviving spouses of certain military veterans.

HB 397 Author: Allen | Reynolds | Cortez
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Pensions: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 827 Author: Blanco | Minjarez | Cortez | Gutierrez | Miller
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Committee report distributed: Mar 28 2017 8:43AM
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: 03/29/2017 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to bill payment assistance programs offered by certain municipalities.

HB 2007 Author: Cosper | Oliverson | Cortez | Blanco
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
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: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 13 2017 4:11PM
Caption: Relating to the frequency and location of 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
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
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: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to funding for apprenticeship training programs through a lottery game.

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