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

Number of Bills: 24

HB 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 143 Author: Israel
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to electronic voter registration.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 306 Author: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins | Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 15 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to student harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, injury to or death of a minor; creating a criminal offense.

HB 424 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes
Coauthor: Cortez
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 509 Author: Button | Springer | Murphy | Gutierrez | Goldman
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Bernal | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government.

HB 518 Author: Darby | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Coleman | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the retention and use of sales tax revenue collected by certain retailers to provide job training and placement services to certain persons.

HB 959 Author: Thierry | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Cortez | Giddings | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 27 2017 3:38PM
Caption: Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 1046 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to a veterans coordinator for the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Bell | Cortez | Hefner | Keough | Lang | et al.
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

HB 1156 Author: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Burkett | Button | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating an offense.

HB 1369 Author: Clardy
Coauthor: Cortez
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program.

HB 1404 Author: Allen | Guillen
Coauthor: Collier | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

HB 1464 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Capriglione | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | White
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

HB 1656 Author: Israel | Workman | Rodriguez, Eddie
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins | Hinojosa, Gina | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder.

HB 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Capriglione | Cortez | Miller | Muñoz, Jr. | Roberts | et al.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

HB 2302 Author: Blanco | Tinderholt
Coauthor: Cortez
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to providing an opportunity for public high school students in grades 10 through 12 to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or an alternative vocational aptitude test.

HB 2836 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness.

HB 2887 Author: Thierry
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period.

HB 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HCR 56 Author: Shine
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Recognizing Texas as a Purple Heart State.

HR 101 Author: Arévalo
Coauthor: Bernal | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins | Larson | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 01/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Jan 17 2017 6:48PM
Caption: In memory of Archbishop Patricio Flores of San Antonio.

HR 171 Author: Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 11:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women.

HR 220 Author: Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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