Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Evelina "Lina" Ortega
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 5/25/2024

Number of Bills: 89

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (79):
HB 46 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the denial of the registration of a motor vehicle based on certain information provided by a county to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.

HB 56 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women following a pregnancy.

HB 67 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Elections: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter and to the repeal of certain criminal offenses concerning the solicitation and distribution of an application to vote by mail.

HB 78 Author: Ortega | Ordaz | González, Mary | Lujan | Moody
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authorization by referendum of an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 101 Author: Ortega | Martinez | Guillen | Canales | Ordaz
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Transportation Commission.

HB 113 Author: Ortega | Klick | Allison | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of community health workers in Medicaid managed care.

HB 115 Author: Ortega | Patterson | Harless | Johnson, Ann | Gamez
Last Action: 04/26/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the offense of public consumption of alcoholic beverages during certain hours.

HB 129 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the transfer of certain semiautomatic rifles to certain recipients; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 155 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

HB 157 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB 193 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.

HB 194 Author: Ortega | Oliverson
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to safety requirements for amusement ride operators.

HB 197 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

HB 216 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the unlawful carrying of certain firearms; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1378 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to a report regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates, supplemental payment amounts, and access to care.

HB 1379 Author: Ortega | Ordaz | Moody | González, Mary | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the development and operation by a regional mobility authority of an urban green space or aesthetic enhancement located above, adjacent to, or connected to an interstate highway.

HB 1623 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to Community Safety, Select: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of certain semiautomatic rifles.

HB 1633 Author: Ortega | Raney | Lopez, Ray | Gamez
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to certain offenses regarding parking privileges of veterans with disabilities.

HB 1997 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding establishing a public law school as a professional school of The University of Texas at El Paso.

HB 2057 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of lactation consultants and the creation of the Lactation Consultant Advisory Board; requiring an occupational license; imposing fees; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2151 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a border public health multidisciplinary response team within the office of border public health.

HB 2594 Author: Ortega | Lalani | Raney | Howard
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring training in the importance of mental and physical health as a requisite for certain medical degrees.

HB 3270 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the allocation of money in certain funding categories of the unified transportation program.

HB 3675 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to required management training for and proceedings for removal of certain prosecuting attorneys.

HB 3903 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of psychiatrist for purposes of certain provisions relating to mental health care examinations, evaluations, and services.

HB 3904 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to emergency detention by a physician of certain persons with mental illness for preliminary examination at a facility.

HR 437 Author: Ortega | Moody | González, Mary | Ordaz | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 03/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso becoming an independent university within the Texas Tech University System.

HR 1792 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:43AM
Caption: Congratulating Christian Campos on his receipt of a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1793 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 10:43AM
Caption: Congratulating Carlos Castanon on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1794 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Jasmine Crain on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1795 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Ashley Delgado on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1796 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Laiza Hernandez-Legaspi on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1797 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Sarah Mickelson on her receipt of a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1798 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Alejandra Prieto Moreno on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1799 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:04AM
Caption: Congratulating Sofia Ronquillo-Silva on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1800 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:14AM
Caption: Congratulating Brianna "Iberty" Trevino on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1801 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 11:41AM
Caption: Congratulating Ian Valdez on receiving a 2023 Top Ten Seniors Award from the UTEP Alumni Association.

HR 1958 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:40PM
Caption: Commending the Mesa Hills Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1959 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:59PM
Caption: Commending the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1960 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:38PM
Caption: Commending the Sierra Crest Homeowners Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1961 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:38PM
Caption: Commending the Kern Place Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1962 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:51PM
Caption: Commending the Rim Area Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1963 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:51PM
Caption: Commending the Lost Padre Mine Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1964 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:50PM
Caption: Commending the Golden Hills Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1965 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:12PM
Caption: Commending the Central El Paso Community Organization for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1966 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:09PM
Caption: Commending the El Paso High Neighborhood Improvement Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1967 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:09PM
Caption: Commending the Houston Park Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1968 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 8:50PM
Caption: Commending the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1969 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:05PM
Caption: Commending the Southside Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1970 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:05PM
Caption: Commending the Chihuahuita Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1971 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 6:02PM
Caption: Commending the Central Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1972 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:59PM
Caption: Commending the Chivas Town Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1973 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:56PM
Caption: Commending the Manhattan Heights Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1974 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:56PM
Caption: Commending the Five Points Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1975 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:50PM
Caption: Commending the Five Points Development Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1976 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:47PM
Caption: Commending the Texas Myrtle Business District Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1977 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:45PM
Caption: Commending the Familias Unidas del Chamizal neighborhood association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1978 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:45PM
Caption: Commending the St. Francis Community Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1979 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:36PM
Caption: Commending the Lincoln Park Conservation Committee for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1980 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 5:36PM
Caption: Commending the Val Verde Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1981 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Washington-Delta Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1982 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:17PM
Caption: Commending the San Juan Neighborhood Improvement Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1983 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:13PM
Caption: Commending the Corbin's/Sambrano Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1984 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:13PM
Caption: Commending the Stiles Garden Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1985 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:13PM
Caption: Commending the El Paso Lower Valley Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1986 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:13PM
Caption: Commending the Rosedale Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1987 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Corridor 20 Civic Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1988 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:14PM
Caption: Commending the Mission Valley Civic Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1989 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:14PM
Caption: Commending the Sunnyfields Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1990 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Thomas Manor Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1991 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:15PM
Caption: Commending the Playa Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1992 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:15PM
Caption: Commending the YTP Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1993 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Save the Valley 21 neighborhood association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1994 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:49PM
Caption: Commending the Santa Lucia Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1995 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:49PM
Caption: Commending the Yucca Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1996 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:50PM
Caption: Commending the Holmsley Trail Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1997 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Lomaland Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1998 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 7:16PM
Caption: Commending the Pueblo Viejo Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

HR 1999 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 12:36PM
Caption: Commending the Penrose Neighborhood Association for its service to the El Paso community.

Joint Author (10):
HB 220 Author: Goodwin | Reynolds | Ortega
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of unlawful transfer of handguns and other firearms and to the duties of certain entities with respect to handgun licenses that are active, suspended, or revoked; creating a criminal offense.

HB 236 Author: Goodwin | Ortega | Reynolds
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1287 Author: Guillen | Ortega | Flores | Hernandez | Plesa
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1562 Author: Gamez | Ortega | Longoria | Guerra
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to a border public health initiative developed by the Department of State Health Services.

HB 3337 Author: Cole | Flores | Zwiener | Ortega | Johnson, Ann
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of menstrual products at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3382 Author: Gamez | Ortega
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to public health laboratory testing capabilities in certain counties.

HB 5067 Author: Bhojani | Ortega | Buckley
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study by the General Land Office on the establishment and implementation by the General Land Office of a distributed ledger-based title registry pilot program.

HR 63 Author: Moody | González, Mary | Ortega | Ordaz | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 9 2023 5:28PM
Caption: In memory of Judy Ackerman of El Paso.

HR 175 Author: Moody | González, Mary | Ortega | Ordaz | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 02/15/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2023 5:40PM
Caption: Recognizing February 14 through 16, 2023, as El Paso Days at the State Capitol.

HR 2041 Author: Moody | González, Mary | Ortega | Ordaz | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 05/25/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 25 2023 9:30PM
Caption: Honoring Judge William Edward Moody for his service to the 34th Judicial District Court of Texas.

Texas Legislature Online - Report

This website will be unavailable from Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, June 3, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. due to data center maintenance.