Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Evelina "Lina" Ortega
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/18/2019

Number of Bills: 42

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (29):
HB 36 Author: Ortega | Neave | Farrar | White
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to expedited proceedings in cases involving dangerously damaged or deteriorated or substandard buildings or improvements in certain municipalities.

HB 60 Author: Ortega | Button | Howard | Neave | Farrar
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to a requirement that public institutions of higher education provide certain information regarding certain women's health programs to students.

HB 80 Author: Ortega | Button | Howard | Sheffield | Stucky
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/02/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions.

HB 90 Author: Ortega | Parker | Stephenson | Longoria | Wu
Last Action: 02/12/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 12 2019 12:38PM
Caption: Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 280 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to court appointment of a receiver for a property that is in violation of certain municipal ordinances in certain municipalities.

HB 325 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to early voting by mail by any qualified voter.

HB 326 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a strategic plan by the secretary of state to increase voter turnout.

HB 327 Author: Ortega | Moody | Blanco | Fierro | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a public law school in El Paso County.

HB 328 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorization for a county or municipality to establish a local minimum wage.

HB 382 Author: Ortega | Moody | González, Mary | Blanco | Fierro
Last Action: 04/08/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities.

HB 715 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to foreclose a lien on property to recover certain expenses.

HB 897 Author: Ortega | Lucio III | Vo | Oliverson | Lambert
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to safety requirements for a person directly operating an amusement ride.

HB 1132 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to change the date of the general election for officers.

HB 1217 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain persons under the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.

HB 1403 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to insurance coverage and certification requirements for a person conducting amusement ride inspections.

HB 1407 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 27 2019 12:47PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility requirements for receiving distributions from the national research university fund.

HB 1589 Author: Ortega | Button | Allison | Guerra | Sheffield
Last Action: 05/07/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to providing notification to certain pregnant women regarding their eligibility for coverage under Medicaid and the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1616 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to certain notice and license display requirements applicable to massage therapy.

HB 1701 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to a written assessment regarding a defendant suspected of having a mental illness or an intellectual disability.

HB 2091 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the use of promotoras and community health workers in Medicaid managed care.

HB 2289 Author: Ortega | Lucio III | Oliverson | Vo
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of amusement rides by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, including the creation of the amusement ride regulation advisory board; providing authority to increase a fee.

HB 2747 Author: Ortega | Landgraf | Thompson, Senfronia | Harless | Ramos
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy.

HB 2769 Author: Ortega | Moody | Blanco | Fierro | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the authorization by referendum on an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 3789 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to withdrawal of participating entities with more than 1,000 employees from the uniform group coverage program for active school employees.

HB 4472 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to training by the Texas Department of Transportation on the recognition and prevention of smuggling and trafficking of persons.

HB 4475 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to transportation projects of a regional mobility authority.

HR 90 Author: Ortega | Moody | González, Mary | Blanco | Fierro
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 9:13PM
Caption: Congratulating The University of Texas at El Paso for attaining the R1 designation in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

HR 119 Author: Ortega | Moody | González, Mary | Blanco | Fierro
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 7:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Diana Natalicio on her retirement as president of UT-El Paso.

HR 2082 Author: Ortega
Last Action: 05/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 27 2019 2:12PM
Caption: Commending Ginger McGalin for her service as Capitol nurse practitioner during the 86th Legislative Session.

Joint Author (13):
HB 405 Author: Minjarez | Howard | Hinojosa | Ortega | Bell, Cecil
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating June as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month.

HB 706 Author: Bernal | Ortega
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain children who are deaf or hard of hearing for audiology services under the school health and related services program.

HB 853 Author: Moody | González, Mary | Blanco | Ortega | Fierro
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the deployment of advanced metering and meter information networks in certain areas outside of ERCOT.

HB 921 Author: Rosenthal | Ortega | Buckley
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the intake and disposition records of animal shelters and releasing agencies.

HB 1639 Author: Martinez | Ortega | Klick
Last Action: 04/29/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of an independent school district to change the date of the general election and terms for officers.

HB 1641 Author: Button | Thompson, Senfronia | Morrison | Johnson, Julie | Ortega
Last Action: 05/03/2019 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the provision of information to certain women enrolled in the Healthy Texas Women program.

HB 1865 Author: Landgraf | Thompson, Senfronia | Meyer | Ortega | Harless
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of massage therapy; requiring a student permit; authorizing fees.

HB 2287 Author: Moody | Blanco | Ortega
Sponsor: Rodríguez
Last Action: 06/14/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the operations of certain municipal housing authorities.

HB 2288 Author: Moody | Blanco | Ortega | Fierro
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the area of operation of certain municipal housing authorities.

HB 2618 Author: Walle | Thierry | Morales | Ortega
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the maternal mental health peer support pilot program for perinatal mood and anxiety disorder.

HB 3640 Author: Moody | González, Mary | Blanco | Ortega | Fierro
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the El Paso County Hospital District.

HB 4127 Author: Hinojosa | Cole | Ortega | Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 04/09/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the Healthy Texas Program; authorizing a fee.

HR 1072 Author: Howard | Israel | Hinojosa | Ortega | Rosenthal
Last Action: 04/05/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2019 10:22AM
Caption: Honoring six nonprofit workforce development organizations participating in the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Program.

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