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

Number of Bills: 47

HB 2 Author: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to providing property tax relief through the public school finance system and property tax appraisal and administration.

HB 5 Author: Hunter | Meyer | Burrows | Shine | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to agreements authorizing a limitation on taxable value of certain property to provide for the creation of jobs and the generation of state and local tax revenue; authorizing fees; authorizing penalties.

HB 9 Author: Ashby | Hunter | Hernandez | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.

HB 25 Author: Talarico | Frank | Burrows | Rose | Klick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 31 Author: Hinojosa | Shine | Guerra | Rogers
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bhojani | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the use of average enrollment for purposes of the public school finance system.

HB 45 Author: Morales, Christina | Allen | Wu | Cunningham
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools.

HB 74 Author: Bernal | Lalani | Jones, Venton
Coauthor: Bowers | Cortez
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Teacher Recruitment Scholarship Program and the Texas Teacher Retention Incentive Program.

HB 78 Author: Ortega | Ordaz | González, Mary | Lujan | Moody
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Garcia | et al.
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 90 Author: Patterson | Buckley | Cook | Raymond | Shine
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to benefits for certain members of the Texas military forces and survivors of members of the Texas military forces.

HB 446 Author: Craddick | Rose | Leach | Frank | Davis
Coauthor: Anderson | Bryant | Button | Cortez | Flores | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/15/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the terminology used in statute to refer to intellectual disability and certain references to abolished health and human services agencies.

HB 567 Author: Bowers | Rose | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 669 Author: Thierry | Buckley | King, Tracy O. | Collier
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cain | Campos | Cole | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools providing silent panic alert technology in classrooms.

HB 916 Author: Ordaz | Slawson | Frank | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bumgarner | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

HB 1282 Author: Plesa | DeAyala | Lopez, Ray | Romero, Jr. | Garcia
Coauthor: Campos | Cortez | Flores | Jones, Jolanda | Manuel | et al.
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 1361 Author: Morales Shaw | Raney | Talarico | Johnson, Julie | VanDeaver
Coauthor: Cortez | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Eckhardt
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of liaison officers to assist certain students at public institutions of higher education who are parents.

HB 1475 Author: Ramos | Plesa | Johnson, Julie | Flores | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bowers | Campos | Collier | et al.
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to continuing judicial training regarding family violence victims.

HB 1535 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Dorazio | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the San Antonio River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering the terms of office of the members of the board of directors of the authority.

HB 1581 Author: Thimesch | Frazier | Lujan | Johnson, Julie | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson | Bell, Cecil | Bumgarner | Capriglione | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance causing death or serious bodily injury; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1613 Author: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Kuempel | Ordaz | Slawson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
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 1633 Author: Ortega | Raney | Lopez, Ray | Gamez
Coauthor: Cain | Cortez | Garcia | Guillen | Jetton | et al.
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 1707 Author: Klick | Leo-Wilson | Jetton | Johnson, Jarvis
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Cortez | Noble | Tepper | Toth
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 1750 Author: Burns | Bell, Keith | Harris, Cody | Metcalf | Burrows
Coauthor: Bailes | Bernal | Buckley | Cain | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements to agricultural operations.

HB 1882 Author: Bhojani | Jetton | Hull | Lalani | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain religious holy days as optional holidays.

HB 1883 Author: Bhojani | Cunningham | Allen | Hinojosa | Jetton
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of assessment instruments to public school students on religious holy days.

HB 1884 Author: Bhojani | Lujan | Moody | Talarico | Leach
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony.

HB 1942 Author: Leach | Meyer | Patterson | Moody | Rose
Coauthor: Canales | Cortez | Lopez, Janie | Lopez, Ray | Reynolds
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the regulation of sports wagering; requiring occupational permits; authorizing fees; imposing a tax; decriminalizing wagering on certain sports events; creating criminal offenses; providing administrative penalties.

HB 1973 Author: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2194 Author: Ordaz | Button | King, Ken | Burrows | Longoria
Coauthor: Bumgarner | Campos | Clardy | Cole | Collier | et al.
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/17/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to establishing a "Made in Texas" labeling program.

HB 2235 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

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

HB 2604 Author: Morales Shaw | Howard | Plesa | Ordaz
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a paid parental leave program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; imposing an employer contribution.

HB 2681 Author: Frazier | Bumgarner | Kitzman | Lujan
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Button | Cole | Cortez | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authority of a fire department to remove certain personal property from a roadway or right-of-way.

HB 2713 Author: Dean
Coauthor: Cortez | Guillen
Last Action: 04/19/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the consideration of employee compensation and benefits in establishing the rates of electric utilities.

HB 2886 Author: González, Jessica | Rose | Anderson | Guillen | Walle
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bumgarner | Campos | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the office of food system security and resiliency in the Department of Agriculture.

HB 3377 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 3756 Author: Flores | Bumgarner | Plesa | Leach | Anderson
Coauthor: Bryant | Cook | Cortez | Gamez | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.

HB 4180 Author: Frazier | Swanson | Rose
Coauthor: Anderson | Bumgarner | Cortez | Cunningham | DeAyala | et al.
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving obstructing a highway or other passageway by engaging in a reckless driving exhibition or street racing on a highway.

HB 4333 Author: Garcia | Gervin-Hawkins | Martinez Fischer | Lujan | Allison
Coauthor: Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Lopez, Ray
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extension of a family violence pretrial diversion pilot program in Bexar County.

HB 4557 Author: Darby | Leach | Bonnen | Guillen | Landgraf
Coauthor: Cain | Cortez | Dean
Last Action: 05/08/2023 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to liability for capturing and storing carbon dioxide.

HB 5000 Author: Kitzman | Schaefer | Rogers
Coauthor: Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to licensing and regulation of certain child-care facilities; providing penalties.

HB 5255 Author: Lopez, Ray
Coauthor: Cortez
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.

HJR 1 Author: Meyer | Bonnen | Burrows | Thierry | Raymond
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of real property for ad valorem tax purposes and to except certain appropriations to pay for ad valorem tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

HJR 75 Author: Raney | Allison | Morrison | Howard | Guerra
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Bailes | Bernal | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature.

HJR 125 Author: Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

HJR 126 Author: Burns | Burrows | González, Mary | Ashby | Bernal
Coauthor: Cortez | Darby | Frank | Kacal | Kitzman | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/08/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment protecting the right to engage in farming, ranching, timber production, horticulture, and wildlife management.

HJR 144 Author: Canales | Goldman | Cain | Lozano | Hunter
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of money in the state highway fund for roadways for seaports, airports, spaceports, land ports of entry, and international bridges.

HR 1167 Author: Bhojani | Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen | Oliverson | Craddick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2023, as Texas Capitol Staff Appreciation Day.

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