Texas Legislature
Bills Cosponsored
Rep. Philip Cortez
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 8/19/2017

Number of Bills: 8

SB 15 Author: Huffines | Hall | Hancock | Taylor, Van | West
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
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.

SB 179 Author: Menéndez | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Minjarez | Faircloth | Moody | Larson | King, Ken
Cosponsor: Allen | Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students; increasing a criminal penalty.

SB 680 Author: Hancock
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Cosponsor: Anderson, Rodney | Capriglione | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | White | et al.
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

SB 715 Author: Campbell | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Creighton | et al.
Sponsor: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bailes | Bell
Cosponsor: Cortez | Fallon | Hefner | Springer | Swanson
Last Action: 05/29/2017 S Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

SB 1090 Author: Lucio
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah | Anderson, Rodney | Minjarez | Laubenberg | Farrar
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Arévalo | Bohac | Burkett | et al.
Last Action: 05/24/2017 H Point of order sustained
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

SB 1138 Author: Whitmire | Bettencourt | Birdwell | Buckingham | Burton | et al.
Sponsor: Krause | Dean | Guillen | Villalba | Blanco
Cosponsor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer.

SB 1873 Author: Hinojosa
Sponsor: Wilson | VanDeaver | Oliverson | Lucio III | Meyer
Cosponsor: Allen | Alonzo | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Arévalo | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency.

SJR 1 Author: Campbell | Menéndez | Uresti | Zaffirini
Sponsor: Fallon | Button | Turner | Raymond | Geren
Cosponsor: Alonzo | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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