Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Ray Lopez
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/18/2024

Number of Bills: 57

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (36):
HB 321 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the increase or decrease of the rates of the gasoline and diesel fuel taxes based on the cost of certain highway projects.

HB 421 Author: Lopez, Ray | Plesa | Johnson, Ann | Lujan | Lalani
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle passing a pedestrian or a person operating a bicycle; creating a criminal offense.

HB 423 Author: Lopez, Ray | Raney | Turner | Wu
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the cost of child care in this state in comparison to family income.

HB 428 Author: Lopez, Ray | González, Jessica | Plesa | Garcia
Last Action: 04/12/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate the housing needs of senior citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning.

HB 435 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to certain improvements made to certain land subject to inundation.

HB 440 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to provide pro bono legal services to veterans and active duty service members.

HB 441 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to providing notice to a state representative and senator of an administrative penalty assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 981 Author: Lopez, Ray | Reynolds | Morales Shaw | Guerra | Zwiener
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to providing notice to a state representative and senator of certain administrative actions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 992 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/03/2023 H No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing an increase in an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 1288 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services.

HB 1531 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of information regarding certain public assistance programs by public schools.

HB 2148 Author: Lopez, Ray | Ramos | Garcia
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to a study on veteran deaths caused by suicide.

HB 2197 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to assistance for tuition and fees at postsecondary educational institutions for certain members of the Texas military forces.

HB 3076 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to providing eligible supplemental nutrition assistance program recipients with an additional benefit to pay certain food delivery service fees.

HB 4283 Author: Lopez, Ray | Garcia
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to a study on the recidivism rate of defendants who complete a veterans treatment court program.

HB 4837 Author: Lopez, Ray | Garcia | Plesa | Collier
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a veteran housing program established by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 4908 Author: Lopez, Ray | Dorazio | Garcia | Lujan | Allison
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain local governmental entities affected by the realignment of defense worker jobs or facilities to receive grants.

HB 4923 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to the administration of a grant program to support community mental health programs for veterans and their families.

HB 4998 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/23/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 23 2023 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion pilot program in Bexar County.

HB 5158 Author: Lopez, Ray | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of service members and veterans to participate in a veterans treatment court program based on citizenship status.

HB 5177 Author: Lopez, Ray | Toth
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a defendant's eligibility for reduction or termination of community supervision.

HB 5201 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the operation and administration of practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.

HB 5255 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the collection and publication of affordable housing information by certain municipalities and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

HB 5263 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for certain taxable entities that provide certain employees with job-related skills training.

HB 5272 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibited resale of infant formula purchased at retail; providing a civil penalty.

HCR 12 Author: Lopez, Ray | Morales, Eddie | Anchía | Garcia
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating September 22 as Texas Veterans Suicide Prevention Day for a 10-year period ending in 2033.

HJR 24 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans.

HJR 67 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education benefits provided to veterans and family members of veterans.

HR 186 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:16AM
Caption: In memory of Charles Emmett Cheever Jr. of San Antonio.

HR 187 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:16AM
Caption: In memory of James Thomas Cain of San Antonio.

HR 188 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/10/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 10 2023 11:45AM
Caption: In memory of legendary St. Mary's University basketball player and coach Herman A. "Buddy" Meyer Jr.

HR 451 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2023 8:50AM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Laura Nietfeld of San Antonio as Physician of the Day on March 10, 2023.

HR 452 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2023 8:56AM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Fozia Ali of San Antonio for her participation in the Physician of the Day program at the State Capitol.

HR 661 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 30 2023 4:51PM
Caption: In memory of Josephine Elaine Woolsey Talarski of San Antonio.

HR 1260 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 8 2023 9:16AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Brian Woods on his retirement as superintendent of Northside ISD.

HR 2101 Author: Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 3:10PM
Caption: Congratulating the members of Team Spicy Ketchup of Universal City on their performance at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Robotics Championship in Houston.

Joint Author (21):
HB 542 Author: Raymond | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 04/18/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study on state land use to facilitate health and wellness for veterans.

HB 651 Author: Allison | Gervin-Hawkins | Lopez, Ray | Shine | Lujan
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and Leadership Officer Training Corps programs as public school career and technology education programs and the indicator of achievement for military readiness under the public school accountability system.

HB 667 Author: Johnson, Ann | Jetton | Plesa | Lopez, Ray | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of music therapists; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 671 Author: González, Mary | Lopez, Ray | Garcia | Bailes
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a veterans suicide prevention campaign.

HB 1194 Author: Turner | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to Energy Resources: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to the requirement of a public hearing on certain applications for a permit to drill an oil or gas well.

HB 1282 Author: Plesa | DeAyala | Lopez, Ray | Romero, Jr. | Garcia
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to county jailer training on interacting with veterans in the criminal justice system.

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 1953 Author: Plesa | Thierry | Lopez, Ray | Howard
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to exceptions to laws prohibiting abortion.

HB 1979 Author: Raney | Plesa | Bumgarner | Lopez, Ray
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.

HB 2248 Author: Garcia | Morales, Christina | Neave Criado | Lopez, Ray | Wilson
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to designating September 30 as Vanessa Guillén Day.

HB 2476 Author: Garcia | Shine | Lopez, Ray | Thierry | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a veterans' land bank program by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

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 2979 Author: Garcia | Reynolds | Vo | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to an indication on a voter's voter registration certificate that a voter is a veteran.

HB 3220 Author: Garcia | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner | Gates | Anderson
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to an assessment on the use of surplus government property to provide housing to homeless veterans.

HB 3290 Author: Guillen | Sherman, Sr. | Plesa | Lopez, Ray
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the next generation 9-1-1 service fund.

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 4185 Author: Bailes | Johnson, Ann | Cook | Lopez, Ray | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a pilot program to award grants for personalized treatment protocols for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

HB 4972 Author: Garcia | Frank | Lopez, Ray | Bumgarner | Dorazio
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study on mental health services provided to veterans through the Texas Veterans Commission.

HR 870 Author: Lalani | Shaheen | Bowers | Lopez, Ray | Capriglione
Last Action: 04/06/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 6 2023 1:56PM
Caption: Recognizing April 5, 2023, as Alzheimer's Association State Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

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