Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Philip Cortez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/14/2019

Number of Bills: 44

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (24):
HB 340 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a minimum school recess period for certain public school students.

HB 341 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to funding for public school career and technology programs.

HB 342 Author: Cortez | Rose | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility for the medical assistance program and enrollment in the child health plan program.

HB 387 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to submission of reports by an advanced practice registered nurse under the workers' compensation system.

HB 408 Author: Cortez | Guillen
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Army of Occupation Medal specialty license plates; providing an exemption from a fee.

HB 737 Author: Cortez | Ramos
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for classroom teachers and retired classroom teachers; imposing a fee.

HB 998 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Promise Scholarship Program for certain students at participating two-year public institutions of higher education.

HB 1351 Author: Cortez | Davis, Yvonne
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information concerning service members of the United States armed forces and the state military forces.

HB 1354 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in certain urban districts.

HB 1782 Author: Cortez | Guillen | Fierro
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a plan to increase the use of telemedicine medical services, telehealth services, and interprofessional Internet consultations in this state.

HB 1823 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the reduction of school district property taxes as a result of the school facilities allotment.

HB 1825 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.

HB 2119 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the application for and loans from the Texas military value revolving loan account.

HB 2332 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
Caption: Relating to the prima facie speed limit in certain urban districts.

HB 2414 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to participation by certain state employees in a default investment product under a deferred compensation plan.

HB 2479 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to certain procedures associated with voter approval of municipal annexation.

HB 2584 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.

HB 2592 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to establishment of an employee grievance procedure for the Health and Human Services Commission and Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2640 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to political parties.

HB 3291 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for grants for alternative fueling facilities.

HB 3403 Author: Cortez | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to addressing workplace bullying in school districts.

HB 3408 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of licensed professional counselor associates; requiring an occupational license.

HB 4256 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments.

HB 4260 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the possession and administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by certain entities.

Joint Author (20):
HB 130 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Gutierrez | Gervin-Hawkins | Cortez
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to authorizing an increase in an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 427 Author: Shaheen | Krause | Zedler | Cortez | Raymond
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/25/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property; enhancing a criminal penalty.

HB 455 Author: Allen | Cortez | Beckley | Bowers | Talarico
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to policies on the recess period in public schools.

HB 634 Author: Buckley | Shine | Raymond | Lambert | Cortez
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 933 Author: Bucy | Cortez | Israel
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to posting of election information on the secretary of state's and each county's Internet website.

HB 1138 Author: Meza | Israel | Bucy | Cortez | Guillen
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place and related procedures.

HB 1200 Author: Beckley | Cortez | Bucy | Guillen
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the registration of voters at a polling place during early voting by personal appearance and related procedures.

HB 1241 Author: Bucy | Cortez | Klick | Cain | Moody
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the content of a polling place location notice.

HB 2010 Author: Meza | Pacheco | Cortez
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to preferential voting in a primary election.

HB 2039 Author: Shine | Buckley | Sheffield | Cortez | Miller
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to Master Army Aviators.

HB 2045 Author: Thompson, Ed | Cortez
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by certain persons who have an employment hardship.

HB 2111 Author: Pacheco | Cortez | Lopez | Minjarez | Gutierrez
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the period for which a school district's participation in certain tax increment financing reinvestment zones may be taken into account in determining the total taxable value of property in the school district.

HB 2207 Author: Shine | Cortez | Darby | Martinez Fischer | Lopez
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to reimbursement of federal military treatment facilities under the workers' compensation system.

HB 2588 Author: Phelan | Miller | Ashby | Reynolds | Cortez
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs.

HB 2646 Author: Gutierrez | Lopez | Cortez | Bernal | Leach
Last Action: 05/08/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a land bank program by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

HB 3699 Author: Turner, John | Davis, Sarah | Sheffield | Cortez
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to obtain criminal history record information.

HB 4129 Author: Swanson | Klick | Cortez | Walle | Morrison
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the omission from the ballot of a withdrawing candidate.

HB 4130 Author: Swanson | Morrison | Cortez | Klick | Israel
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to use of an electronic device for accepting voters; authorizing a fee.

HB 4165 Author: Pacheco | Cortez | Allison | Gervin-Hawkins | Minjarez
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs.

HB 4451 Author: Pacheco | Cortez | Bernal
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to state recognition of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation.

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