Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Philip Cortez
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/23/2024

Number of Bills: 62

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (41):
HB 108 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain classroom teachers and retired classroom teachers; imposing fees.

HB 118 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain tests to detect prostate cancer.

HB 167 Author: Cortez | Lujan
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to contracts authorizing the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 177 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to contracts authorizing the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.

HB 196 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of an electronic recording device to report proceedings before a municipal court of record for the City of San Antonio.

HB 223 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the ballot application requirements for the election of a precinct chair.

HB 229 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Central Catholic High School specialty license plates.

HB 257 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the dates a retail fireworks permit holder may sell fireworks to the public.

HB 261 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle.

HB 276 Author: Cortez | Oliverson | Cain
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a municipality or property owners' association of food production on single-family residential lots.

HB 278 Author: Cortez | Garcia
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.

HB 288 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requirements for fireworks sales buildings of indoor retail fireworks sites in certain counties.

HB 293 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to waivers for state park entrance fees and hunting and fishing license fees for certain resident first responders.

HB 315 Author: Cortez
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a statement by the secretary of state regarding the furnishing of certain personal information on an application for a ballot to be voted by mail.

HB 318 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of a county to require a person to obtain a building permit for certain portable structures.

HB 322 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to certain burdens of proof in determining a defendant's insanity in a criminal case.

HB 328 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar roof tiles.

HB 329 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar roof tiles.

HB 1141 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to establishment of an employee grievance procedure by the Health and Human Services Commission and Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 1444 Author: Cortez | González, Jessica
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Elections: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to preferential voting in runoff elections for certain voters voting by mail.

HB 1445 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments, food manager certifications, and food service programs.

HB 1446 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to procedures governing declared disasters for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 1447 Author: Cortez | Allison | Campos | Oliverson
Last Action: 04/17/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to food allergen awareness in food service establishments, food handler and food manager certifications, and food service training or education programs.

HB 1757 Author: Cortez | Wu
Last Action: 04/26/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the requirements for applications for low income housing tax credits for certain developments financed through the private activity bond program.

HB 2216 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

HB 2290 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for grants for alternative fueling facilities.

HB 2355 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the acceptance of gifts, grants, and donations by the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of public insurance counsel for employee training or education.

HB 2633 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/16/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to conditions imposed on an emergency services district that includes territory in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities.

HB 2882 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to repealing provisions prohibiting a physician assistant from serving as a governing person or officer of certain business entities.

HB 4058 Author: Cortez | Campos | Guerra
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the use of opioid antagonists on the campuses of public and private schools and institutions of higher education and at or in transit to or from off-campus school events.

HB 4164 Author: Cortez | Goodwin | Slawson
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the improper use and treatment of an assistance animal or service animal; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 4367 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the preauthorization of medical or health care services by a health maintenance organization or an insurer.

HB 4369 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to continuing education requirements for dentists regarding pain management with certain prescription medications.

HB 4400 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to a cardiac arrest registry for information on the incidence and causes of cardiac arrest among certain persons; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 4505 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

HB 4506 Author: Cortez | Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for treatment of autism.

HB 4562 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Business & Industry: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to repealing certain provisions relating to dental support organizations.

HB 4714 Author: Cortez | Garcia
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the use of an electronic recording device to report proceedings before a municipal court of record for the City of San Antonio.

HB 4717 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/22/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2023 11:54AM
Caption: Relating to authorizing an emergency services district to impose an ad valorem tax for the acquisition of land, equipment, or apparatus or the construction of capital improvements.

HJR 178 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the imposition of an additional ad valorem tax for emergency services districts, subject to voter approval, at a rate not to exceed five cents for the acquisition of land, equipment, or apparatus or the construction of capital improvements.

HR 1422 Author: Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2023 12:58PM
Caption: Congratulating Janie Martinez Gonzalez and Dr. Francine Sanders Romero on their election as chair and vice chair of the CPS Energy Board of Trustees.

Joint Author (21):
HB 92 Author: Landgraf | Cain | Harris, Cody | Kitzman | Cortez
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality, county, or property owners' association to prohibit or regulate certain activities on residence homestead property.

HB 264 Author: Toth | Cortez | Wilson | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to requirements for the physical presence of a borrower for signing certain documents related to a home equity loan.

HB 340 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Cortez | Lujan | Garcia
Last Action: 05/08/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child.

HB 625 Author: Harris, Cody | Johnson, Julie | Cain | Harris, Caroline | Cortez
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/16/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to copayments required by a health maintenance organization or preferred provider benefit plan for visiting physical therapists.

HB 1105 Author: Price | Cortez | Allison | Darby | Shine
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to preventative health care and public health, including prohibited immunization and face-covering requirements, private business or school closures, and the ordering and administration of immunizations by a pharmacist.

HB 1321 Author: Clardy | Cortez | Perez | Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 04/11/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to certain insurance practices with respect to repair of motor vehicles.

HB 1457 Author: Rosenthal | Wilson | Garcia | Morales, Eddie | Cortez
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to required military informed care or military cultural competency training for certain personnel of entities that provide mental health services to veterans or veterans' families before award of a state agency grant.

HB 1996 Author: Hull | Oliverson | Cortez | Perez | Harris, Caroline
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the regulation of group family leave insurance issued through an employer to pay for certain losses of income.

HB 2071 Author: Jetton | Harris, Cody | DeAyala | Cortez | Lozano
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain public facilities, including public facilities used to provide affordable housing.

HB 2546 Author: Metcalf | Dean | Cortez | Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the scheduling of the first day of school for students by school districts.

HB 2566 Author: Allison | Cortez | Lujan | Bernal | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the number of peace officers required to be employed by a sheriff's department in certain counties.

HB 2567 Author: Allison | Cortez | Lujan | Bernal | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of Probate Court No. 3 of Bexar County, Texas, and the administration of the statutory probate courts in Bexar County.

HB 2649 Author: Allison | Cortez | Lujan | Bernal | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the retirement system in certain municipalities for firefighters and police officers.

HB 3194 Author: Perez | Cain | Hefner | Hull | Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to automatic renewal of certain policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3821 Author: Perez | Cain | Hefner | Hull | Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to requirements for insurance agents offering windstorm and hail insurance policies issued by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

HB 3942 Author: Bhojani | Johnson, Ann | Cortez | Hull | Harris, Caroline
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of telemedicine, teledentistry, and telehealth appointments with an originating site or distant site located outside this state.

HB 4140 Author: Lujan | Canales | Lopez, Ray | Cortez | Guillen
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide department services on federal military property.

HB 4772 Author: Thierry | Burrows | Noble | Button | Cortez
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to an excise tax on, and storage, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for, certain nontobacco nicotine products; providing a civil penalty; imposing a tax.

HB 4922 Author: Oliverson | Cortez | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the authority of an emergency services district to provide preventive health care services.

HB 5206 Author: Goodwin | Cortez
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to falsely representing that an animal is a service animal.

HJR 20 Author: Toth | Cortez | Wilson | Garcia | Schaefer
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for exceptions to the requirement that a home equity loan be closed only at the office of the lender, an attorney at law, or a title company.

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