Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Evelina "Lina" Ortega
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/19/2017

Number of Bills: 26

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (22):
HB 817 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a study on increasing the number of medical residency programs, medical residents, and physicians practicing medical specialties in this state.

HB 839 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to the availability under the public information law of information contained in a bid or proposal after a contract is executed or awarded.

HB 840 Author: Ortega | Collier | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.

HB 841 Author: Ortega | Blanco | Moody | González, Mary | Pickett
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB 956 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB 1410 Author: Ortega | Wu | Frank | Cain
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the ability of foster parents to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.

HB 1892 Author: Ortega | Hernandez | Farrar | Stucky | Anderson, Rodney
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving substandard buildings or improvements.

HB 2359 Author: Ortega | Uresti, Tomas | Roberts | Neave
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to common nuisances.

HB 2549 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Pensions: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to withdrawal of participating entities with more than 1,000 employees from the uniform group coverage program for active school employees.

HB 2618 Author: Ortega | VanDeaver | Koop
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to including in the minimum attendance requirement of a public school student any absence of the student to participate in an extracurricular activity.

HB 2869 Author: Ortega | Pickett | González, Mary | Blanco
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the salary of a bailiff in El Paso County.

HB 3048 Author: Ortega | Howard | Clardy | Button
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

HB 3053 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain dates of birth under the public information law.

HB 3088 Author: Ortega | Thompson, Senfronia | Kuempel | Giddings
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exemptions for certain residential property owners from the applicability of certain regulations of residential mortgage loan companies and residential mortgage loan originators.

HB 3262 Author: Ortega | Pickett | Moody | González, Mary | Blanco
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities.

HB 3637 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to recording certain criminal proceedings.

HB 3638 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the identification and assessment of defendants suspected of having mental illness or intellectual disability.

HB 3985 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to granting to the board of trustees of certain municipally owned utilities the authority to set the compensation of employees necessary to provide service and protect against interruption.

HR 446 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 2 2017 7:02PM
Caption: Honoring the El Paso ISD Council of PTAs.

HR 599 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 8 2017 6:15PM
Caption: Congratulating Zuill Bailey on his two wins at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

HR 715 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 2:57PM
Caption: In memory of Marguerite Caruthers of El Paso.

HR 1020 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 2 2017 5:35PM
Caption: Congratulating the student team from The University of Texas at El Paso on finishing first in the United Launch Alliance CubeCorps competition.

Joint Author (4):
HB 237 Author: Anchia | Ortega
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the name and governance of the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 391 Author: Howard | Bernal | Ortega
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 1336 Author: Leach | Ortega | Krause | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to financial reporting by a school district regarding the costs associated with administering certain assessment instruments.

HB 1352 Author: Pickett | Ortega | Moody | Blanco
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the conveyance of property by a municipality for the public purpose of economic development.

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