Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Ray Lopez
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 1/20/2021

Number of Bills: 65

HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 06/12/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

HB 8 Author: Neave | Howard | Minjarez | Button | Lang
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the criminal statute of limitations for certain sex offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 9 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Murphy | González, Mary | Meyer | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 10 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen, Greg | Coleman | Phelan | Moody
Coauthor: Blanco | Canales | Clardy | Dean | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental and Behavioral Health Research Institute.

HB 14 Author: Stucky | Thompson, Senfronia | King, Phil | Meyer | Minjarez
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Blanco | Bohac | Buckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to a student loan repayment assistance program for certain full-time peace officers in this state.

HB 15 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Krause | Collier | White | Davis, Yvonne
Coauthor: Canales | Cole | Frullo | Lopez | Minjarez | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prevention of, prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses and to orders of nondisclosure for persons who committed certain of those offenses; regulating occupations and property to prevent and respond to those criminal offenses, including requiring a student occupational permit for those purposes; authorizing fees; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 24 Author: Romero, Jr. | Neave | Burns
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed when a child is or may be present during the commission of the offense.

HB 25 Author: González, Mary | White | Phelan | Farrar
Coauthor: Blanco | Calanni | Guillen | Johnson, Julie | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a pilot program for providing services to certain women and children under the Medicaid medical transportation program.

HB 29 Author: Minjarez | Klick | Moody | Coleman | Parker
Coauthor: Bernal | Biedermann | Darby | Deshotel | Farrar | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.

HB 37 Author: Minjarez | Larson | Zedler | Pacheco | Kuempel
Coauthor: Lopez | Noble
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.

HB 39 Author: Zerwas | Davis, Sarah | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee.

HB 63 Author: Moody | Collier | White | Dutton | Phelan
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the criminal and licensing consequences of certain marihuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession offenses; imposing a fee.

HB 82 Author: Minjarez | Miller | Buckley | Wilson | Ramos
Coauthor: Allison | Bucy | Calanni | Capriglione | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to designating May 8 as Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

HB 130 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Gutierrez | Gervin-Hawkins | Cortez
Coauthor: Lopez | Pacheco
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 255 Author: Blanco | Rodriguez | Turner, Chris | Anchia | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Bucy | Cole | Cortez | Dominguez | et al.
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.

HB 258 Author: Blanco | Krause | Hernandez | Guillen | Oliverson
Coauthor: Lopez | Ramos | Talarico
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

HB 275 Author: Miller | Flynn | Blanco | Shine | Minjarez
Coauthor: Bell, Cecil | Capriglione | Lopez | Thompson, Ed | White | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

HB 311 Author: Howard | Cole | Minjarez | Springer | Wu
Coauthor: Lopez | White
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products.

HB 313 Author: Howard | Cole | Murphy | Bernal
Coauthor: Lopez | Wu
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for child and adult diapers.

HB 342 Author: Cortez | Rose | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Sheffield
Coauthor: Anchia | Bucy | Calanni | Dominguez | Farrar | et al.
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 362 Author: Israel | Capriglione | Longoria | Klick | Anchia
Coauthor: González, Jessica | Guillen | Lopez
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of a fund to assist local governments with the acquisition of voting system equipment.

HB 441 Author: Bernal | Romero, Jr. | Anchia | Stucky | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Dominguez | Guillen | Johnson, Jarvis | Lopez | Morales | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to pay the cost of taking a high school equivalency examination for certain individuals.

HB 448 Author: Turner, Chris | Thierry | Zerwas | Bernal | Sheffield
Coauthor: Blanco | Bucy | Calanni | Fierro | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB 676 Author: Guillen | Tinderholt
Coauthor: Blanco | Lopez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Vet Affairs & Border Security
Caption: Relating to the entitlement of spouses of certain veterans with disabilities to a veteran's employment preference.

HB 684 Author: Clardy | Middleton | Klick
Coauthor: Ashby | Bonnen, Greg | Calanni | Dean | Dominguez | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the care of students with seizure disorders and the training requirements for certain school personnel regarding seizure recognition and related first aid.

HB 744 Author: Rose | Walle | Farrar | Reynolds | Neave
Coauthor: Calanni | Dominguez | Johnson, Julie | Lopez
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy.

HB 885 Author: Raney | Stucky | Anchia | Harless | Lambert
Coauthor: Bucy | Calanni | Canales | Deshotel | Fierro | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.

HB 940 Author: Davis, Sarah | Minjarez | Meyer | Moody | Collier
Coauthor: Allison | Bohac | Button | Calanni | Cole | et al.
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

HB 974 Author: Metcalf | Huberty | Landgraf | González, Mary | Dutton
Coauthor: Calanni | Guillen | Lopez | Shaheen | Toth
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/17/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 17 2019 7:10PM
Caption: Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.

HB 990 Author: Gutierrez | Canales | Martinez | Raymond | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the effects of the construction of a border wall on storm drainage and other environmental matters in this state.

HB 1074 Author: Price | Anchia | Frullo | Minjarez | Metcalf
Coauthor: Guillen | Lopez | Raymond
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against age discrimination in certain employment training programs.

HB 1091 Author: Vo | Miller | Ramos | Pacheco
Coauthor: Lopez | Martinez
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to hiring and licensing certain veterans as peace officers.

HB 1102 Author: Bernal
Coauthor: Lopez
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on certain residence homesteads following a substantial school tax increase.

HB 1113 Author: Davis, Sarah | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Leach | Coleman
Coauthor: Anchia | Clardy | Dean | Dutton | Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/21/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to state contract limitations and programs for sex trafficking prevention and victim treatment.

HB 1214 Author: Cyrier | Zerwas | Price | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

HB 1239 Author: Parker | Stucky
Coauthor: Lopez
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to a study by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas regarding the use of health reimbursement accounts in conjunction with certain Medicare plans to provide health benefit coverage for certain retired school employees.

HB 1365 Author: Lucio III | Zerwas | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia | Larson
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, processing, distribution, transportation, research, testing, and delivery of low-THC cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of cannabis dispensing organizations, cannabis research organizations, and cannabis testing facilities; establishing the cannabis therapeutic research review board; authorizing fees.

HB 1448 Author: Zerwas | Price | Button | Allison | Coleman
Coauthor: Johnson, Jarvis | Lambert | Lopez | Parker | Reynolds | et al.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas Mental Health Care Consortium.

HB 1480 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Bernal | Tinderholt | Metcalf
Coauthor: Allison | Buckley | Clardy | Goldman | Guillen | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 05/22/2019 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1536 Author: Miller | Raymond | Parker | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bucy | Guillen | Johnson, Jarvis | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, trauma-informed care training for certain department employees, and the establishment of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force.

HB 1590 Author: Howard | Morrison | Neave | Hunter | Miller
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/04/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.

HB 1682 Author: Raney | Hinojosa | Clardy | Meza | Meyer
Coauthor: Button | Lopez | Miller | Minjarez
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to collection and use of child safety data for licensed day-care centers.

HB 1739 Author: Geren | Davis, Yvonne | Shine | Leach | Kuempel
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 1832 Author: Johnson, Julie | Oliverson | Lambert
Coauthor: Bernal | Calanni | Davis, Yvonne | Dominguez | Farrar | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/16/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibited practices relating to health benefit plan coverage for emergency care.

HB 1916 Author: Miller | Zerwas | Howard | Meyer | Wu
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bucy | Lopez | Perez
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2019 8:52PM
Caption: Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.

HB 2000 Author: Turner, Chris | Zerwas | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle
Coauthor: Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 S Referred to Higher Education
Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 2116 Author: White | Reynolds | Rose
Coauthor: Calanni | Farrar | Lopez | Wu
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the inclusion of certain students as students at risk of dropping out of school.

HB 2227 Author: Wu | Craddick | White | Landgraf | Capriglione
Coauthor: Allison | Dominguez | Fierro | Guillen | Lambert | et al.
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to preventing the loss of benefits by certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

HB 2279 Author: Zwiener | Anchia | Button | Davis, Sarah | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Blanco | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace.

HB 2340 Author: Dominguez | Murphy | Calanni | Bucy | Guillen
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/29/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to emergency and disaster management, response, and recovery.

HB 2446 Author: Swanson | Lang | Button | Oliverson | Moody
Coauthor: Biedermann | Cain | Flynn | Johnson, Jarvis | Lopez | et al.
Sponsor: Fallon
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the availability of certain information regarding firefighters, volunteer firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and fire safety inspectors and the certification and training for fire safety inspectors.

HB 2505 Author: Allison | Pacheco | Nevárez | Lambert | Bernal
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2725 Author: Calanni | Deshotel | Howard | Metcalf | Harris
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Biedermann | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee.

HB 2945 Author: Perez | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria | Price | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers and to creating a payment fraud fusion center; imposing civil penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 2967 Author: Oliverson | Martinez Fischer | Lucio III | Bonnen, Greg | Zerwas
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | Bell, Cecil | Bell, Keith | et al.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee.

HB 3258 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Pacheco | Allison | Gervin-Hawkins
Coauthor: Cortez | Lopez
Last Action: 05/08/2019 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to an authorization to increase the sales and use tax collected in an advanced transportation district of a metropolitan rapid transit authority.

HB 3511 Author: VanDeaver | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Murphy | Lozano
Coauthor: Lopez | Reynolds
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Commission on Texas Workforce of the Future.

HB 3703 Author: Klick | Zerwas | Oliverson | Sheffield | Coleman
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Blanco | Bucy | et al.
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions.

HB 3738 Author: Goldman
Coauthor: Lopez
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to creating an Internet website of certain day-care providers and parenting resources.

HB 3890 Author: Cole | Howard | Toth | Guillen | Dutton
Coauthor: Bucy | Israel | Lopez | VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

HB 3932 Author: Guerra | Muñoz, Jr. | Guillen | Longoria
Coauthor: Lopez | Pacheco
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the creation of the advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HB 4018 Author: Turner, Chris
Coauthor: Lopez
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in public higher education.

HB 4165 Author: Pacheco | Cortez | Allison | Gervin-Hawkins | Minjarez
Coauthor: Guillen | Lopez | Martinez Fischer
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.

HCR 147 Author: Landgraf | Zerwas | Canales | Goldman | Thierry
Coauthor: Krause | Leman | Lopez | Noble | Ortega | et al.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Urging Congress to work collectively toward a fair, equitable, and logical approach to federal transportation funding in any new federal transportation legislation considered.

HJR 39 Author: Cyrier | Price | Zerwas | Turner, Chris | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods.

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