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

Number of Bills: 43

HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bell | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 7 Author: Wu | Raymond | Davis, Sarah | Rose | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allen | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Uresti
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services.

HB 12 Author: Price | Murr | Moody | Coleman | White
Coauthor: Blanco | Minjarez | Ortega | Reynolds | Rose
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system.

HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Arévalo | Blanco | Gutierrez | Hinojosa, Gina | Minjarez | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 18 Author: Capriglione | Zerwas | Roberts | Walle | Rose
Coauthor: Clardy | Fallon | Ortega | Phelan | Tinderholt
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to oversight of and requirements applicable to state contracts and other state financial and accounting issues, including the delivery of certain Medicaid medical transportation program services; authorizing a fee.

HB 62 Author: Craddick | Cook | Lucio III | Davis, Yvonne | Wu
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | Ashby | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/06/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties.

HB 81 Author: Moody | Isaac | Dutton | White | Minjarez
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense.

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

HB 219 Author: Howard | Davis, Sarah | Israel | Farrar | Minjarez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bernal | Button | Capriglione | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 271 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Sheffield | Blanco
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bell | Bohac | et al.
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Veterans Recovery Pilot Program to provide certain veterans with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

HB 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Coauthor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards.

HB 570 Author: Button | Fallon | Parker | Raymond | Koop
Coauthor: Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 624 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Anchia | Ortega
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Transferred to Calendars Committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a district clerk to post official and legal notices by electronic display.

HB 792 Author: Capriglione | Canales
Coauthor: Anchia | Bonnen, Greg | Dean | Goldman | Hefner | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the exception from disclosure under the public information law for information related to competition or bidding.

HB 822 Author: Canales | Klick | Geren | Moody | Leach
Coauthor: Howard | Lucio III | Martinez, "Mando" | Minjarez | Neave | et al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

HB 915 Author: Thompson, Ed | Muñoz, Jr. | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bonnen, Greg
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Dennis | Faircloth | Frank | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to named driver insurance policies and certain related exclusions.

HB 990 Author: Minjarez | Lucio III
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Gervin-Hawkins | Ortega | Rodriguez, Eddie | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of corporal punishment as a method of student discipline.

HB 1005 Author: Israel | Hernandez | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Arévalo | Bernal | Blanco | Davis, Yvonne | et al.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Elections: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties.

HB 1048 Author: Minjarez | Villalba | Roberts | Blanco
Coauthor: Allen | Ortega
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the acknowledgment by management of risks identified in state agency information security plans.

HB 1404 Author: Allen | Guillen | White
Coauthor: Collier | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | Gervin-Hawkins | Hernandez | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.

HB 1414 Author: Cortez | Arévalo | Gutierrez | Perez | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Blanco | Israel | Minjarez | et al.
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 1415 Author: Klick | Howard | Darby | Coleman
Coauthor: Bell | Biedermann | Cain | Clardy | Flynn | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the licensing and authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

HB 1511 Author: Thierry | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Arévalo | Canales | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system.

HB 1729 Author: Neave | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Price | Moody
Coauthor: Anchia | Arévalo | Blanco | Gervin-Hawkins | Giddings | et al.
Sponsor: Garcia
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to establishing and funding a grant program for testing evidence collected in relation to sexual assaults or other sex offenses; authorizing voluntary contributions.

HB 1917 Author: Raymond | Price | Zerwas | Longoria | Davis, Sarah
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations.

HB 1983 Author: Wray | Martinez, "Mando" | Phillips | Guerra | Geren
Coauthor: Alvarado | Ashby | Bohac | Burns | Button | et al.
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 1992 Author: Pickett | Landgraf | Moody | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Coauthor: Bernal | Blanco | Bonnen, Greg | Burkett | Clardy | et al.
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail.

HB 2107 Author: Lucio III | Isaac | White | Simmons | Sheffield
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

HB 2698 Author: Neave | Hernandez | Blanco | Miller | Gutierrez
Coauthor: Arévalo | Bailes | Ortega | Turner | Uresti, Tomas | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to designating June 12 as Women Veterans Day.

HB 2702 Author: Coleman
Coauthor: Anchia | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | Reynolds | Rose | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses and the confinement or release of those individuals prior to prosecution.

HB 2750 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Lozano | Raney | Clardy
Coauthor: Ortega
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring a public employer to give notice to new employees of the ability of certain employees to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

HB 2815 Author: Oliverson | Israel | Laubenberg | Johnson, Eric | Anchia
Coauthor: Alonzo | Arévalo | Bailes | Burkett | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 3172 Author: Button | Alvarado | Springer | Gooden | Murphy
Coauthor: Bailes | Blanco | Faircloth | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the establishment of an electronic information and application system for state incentives for economic development purposes.

HB 3276 Author: Oliverson | Smithee | Cook | Turner
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bell | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities.

HB 3360 Author: Button | Deshotel | Villalba | Gooden | Faircloth
Coauthor: Bailes | Blanco | Hinojosa, Gina | Ortega | Perez
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 22 2017 1:36AM
Caption: Relating to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board.

HB 3451 Author: Stucky | González, Mary | Ashby | Springer | Cyrier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Alvarado | Anchia | Anderson, Rodney | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control.

HB 3606 Author: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

HCR 33 Author: Anchia | Villalba | Perez
Coauthor: Ortega
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Urging Congress to consider the removal of trade, financial, and travel restrictions relating to Cuba.

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 191 Author: Sanford | Leach | White | Anchia | Dukes
Coauthor: Anderson, Rodney | Bernal | Biedermann | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2017 3:05PM
Caption: Recognizing the Armenian genocide.

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.

HR 1025 Author: Canales | Keough | Nevárez | Guerra | Raymond
Coauthor: Alvarado | Bernal | Blanco | Cortez | Deshotel | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 5 2017 8:19AM
Caption: Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico.

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