Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Janie Lopez
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/12/2024

Number of Bills: 75

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (41):
HB 1843 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 1888 Author: Lopez, Janie | Raney | Guillen | Button
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the route designation for the issuance of a permit for the movement of oversize and overweight vehicles in certain counties.

HB 1918 Author: Lopez, Janie | Neave Criado | Jones, Jolanda | Orr | Rosenthal
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to publication by the attorney general of a contingent fee contract for legal services for political subdivisions and related information.

HB 2338 Author: Lopez, Janie | Cook
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the amount of the reimbursement fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.

HB 2339 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/09/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2023 2:44PM
Caption: Relating to the transfer of certain public school students who are children of peace officers.

HB 2485 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to mentors assigned to classroom teachers in public schools.

HB 2935 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to veterans placed on community supervision or confined in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2937 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the employment of certified school counselors by school districts.

HB 2940 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the form of ballot propositions in an election seeking voter approval for the issuance of school district bonds.

HB 2943 Author: Lopez, Janie | Patterson | Morales Shaw | Martinez | Holland
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to designating October 17 as Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Day.

HB 3023 Author: Lopez, Janie | Patterson | Guillen | Raney
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to weight limitations for liquefied petroleum gas motor vehicles.

HB 3791 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to access to the registry of persons who are not eligible for employment at public schools.

HB 3792 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a public school to certify compliance with the requirements to discharge or refuse to employ certain ineligible persons and to report certain educator misconduct.

HB 3793 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the registry maintained by the Texas Education Agency of persons who are not eligible to be employed by public schools.

HB 3794 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of persons convicted of certain offenses to serve as a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district.

HB 3796 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force to analyze the provision of financial assistance from the flood infrastructure fund for the improvement of artificial drainage systems in certain coastal and border regions.

HB 3830 Author: Lopez, Janie | Allen | Cunningham | Allison | Dutton
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to a school district's duty to notify certain parents or guardians of a program providing students with reading disabilities the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge.

HB 3831 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the formation of a committee to conduct proceedings relating to certain complaints and grievances submitted to the board of trustees of an independent school district.

HB 3832 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the disposal of certain instructional materials by a public school.

HB 3833 Author: Lopez, Janie | Bowers | Flores | Lozano | Cunningham
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the duties of a public school counselor.

HB 3834 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a municipality to prohibit the raising or keeping of hens.

HB 3835 Author: Lopez, Janie | Ashby | Flores | Holland | Troxclair
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3998 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the use of certain revenue derived from state sales and use taxes to provide grants to incentivize the recycling of certain electronics.

HB 4299 Author: Lopez, Janie | Guerra
Last Action: 04/11/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of financial assistance by the Texas Water Development Board for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

HB 4302 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/21/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 21 2023 12:28PM
Caption: Relating to the appeal of certain decisions concerning student participation in extracurricular activities.

HB 4734 Author: Lopez, Janie | Button | Guillen | Garcia
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to a study evaluating this state's business advantages, economic climate, and workforce readiness, and a report on attracting offshore wind energy supply chain industries to this state.

HB 4739 Author: Lopez, Janie | Garcia
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of veterans cemeteries.

HB 4742 Author: Lopez, Janie | Longoria | Kitzman | Guerra | Gamez
Sponsor: LaMantia
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of issues faced by communities with artificial drainage systems.

HB 4749 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authority of economic development corporations created by certain rural municipalities to undertake infrastructure planning projects.

HB 4932 Author: Lopez, Janie | Isaac | Guerra | Landgraf
Sponsor: Sparks
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the amount of foreign emissions of air contaminants in nonattainment areas and the revision of the state implementation plan to account for those emissions.

HB 5122 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/24/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 24 2023 2:34PM
Caption: Related to the production of water from a well

HB 5123 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/27/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation, distribution, and posting of a veterans benefits at each Department of Public Safety office.

HJR 167 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/15/2023 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 15 2023 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of additional general obligation bonds that may be issued by the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

HR 415 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/16/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 16 2023 8:20PM
Caption: Recognizing Texas Ports Day at the State Capitol on February 21, 2023.

HR 1018 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 6:02PM
Caption: Recognizing Texas Counseling Association Advocacy Day on April 11, 2023.

HR 1835 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/24/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 24 2023 12:01PM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of South Padre Island.

HR 1836 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/17/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 17 2023 1:19PM
Caption: Congratulating the chess team of Berta Cabaza Middle School in San Benito CISD on its successful 2022-2023 season.

HR 1946 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/19/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2023 9:28AM
Caption: Honoring Victoria R. Garcia of Harlingen High School for her accomplishments in masonry.

HR 2281 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Captain Gualberto Torres on his retirement from the Harlingen Fire Department.

HR 2284 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/26/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2023 8:27PM
Caption: Congratulating the Harlingen High School JROTC drill team on winning the Division 3 Unarmed Overall title at the 2023 National High School Drill Team Championship.

HR 2479 Author: Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/30/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2023 4:18PM
Caption: In memory of former Cameron County sheriff Omar Lucio.

Joint Author (34):
HB 7 Author: Guillen | Raymond | Muñoz, Jr. | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/27/2023 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to measures to address public safety threats in this state presented by transnational criminal activity, including by establishing a Texas Border Force, and to compensate persons affected by those threats; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

HB 96 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Gamez | Lopez, Janie | VanDeaver
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Border Security
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records.

HB 158 Author: Noble | Buckley | Slawson | Cook | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the confidentiality of certain information held by the Texas Education Agency.

HB 796 Author: Button | Guillen | Turner | Lopez, Janie | Bumgarner
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 1/1/24
Caption: Relating to the creation and maintenance by an appraisal district of a publicly available Internet database of information regarding protest hearings conducted by the appraisal review board established for the district.

HB 800 Author: Guillen | Raymond | Muñoz, Jr. | Lozano | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/26/2023 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 836 Author: Raymond | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to retired members of the Texas State Guard.

HB 837 Author: Raymond | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the use of appropriated money by the Texas State Guard for recruiting and retention purposes.

HB 914 Author: Hefner | Goldman | Canales | Moody | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: Whitmire
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to temporary vehicle tags and the offense of tampering with a governmental record.

HB 965 Author: Allen | Jones, Venton | Garcia | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to post-release housing for inmates released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

HB 1163 Author: Smith | Metcalf | Cook | Noble | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: King
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to creating the criminal offense of boating while intoxicated with a child passenger; changing the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision.

HB 1227 Author: Metcalf | Herrero | Lopez, Janie | Spiller
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to changing the eligibility for community supervision of a person convicted of possession or promotion of child pornography.

HB 1552 Author: Guillen | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/04/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the limitation of liability of a financial institution acquiring a trustee financial institution.

HB 1846 Author: Ashby | Lopez, Janie | Bailes
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the skills test required for a commercial driver's license for certain commercial learner's permit holders.

HB 1904 Author: Gamez | Lopez, Janie | Plesa | Campos
Last Action: 03/08/2023 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 8 2023 12:09PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a border county mental health task force.

HB 2463 Author: Lozano | Morales, Eddie | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to an adjustment for certain school districts under the public school finance system for revenue lost due to the use of the state value of the district's taxable value of property determined by the comptroller of public accounts.

HB 2575 Author: Button | González, Mary | Smith | Morales, Christina | Lopez, Janie
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 05/23/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the workforce diploma pilot program.

HB 3137 Author: Isaac | Bumgarner | Lopez, Janie | Cain | Toth
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to prohibited local regulation with respect to a firearm or air gun.

HB 3241 Author: Guillen | Kacal | Ashby | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain assets used for agricultural production and to the authority of a county commissioners court to adopt an exemption from ad valorem taxation by each taxing unit that taxes the property of the portion of the appraised value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of certain water conservation systems.

HB 3284 Author: Lujan | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to weight limitations for certain natural gas or electric vehicles.

HB 3483 Author: Turner | Lopez, Janie | Garcia | Gamez
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Referred to Vet Affairs
Caption: Relating to the creation, distribution, and posting of a veterans benefits and services poster in the workplace.

HB 3497 Author: Morrison | Hunter | Lopez, Janie | Guillen | Martinez
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain persons taking oysters on a licensed commercial oyster boat obtain a commercial fisherman's license.

HB 3522 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Murr | Lopez, Janie | Gamez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Water Development Board to provide financial assistance from the economically distressed areas account that is not required to be repaid.

HB 3523 Author: González, Mary | Guillen | Murr | Lopez, Janie | Gamez
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to limitations on the issuance of bonds by the Texas Water Development Board for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

HB 3732 Author: Guerra | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to establishing a pilot program for the production of a paper receipt by electronic devices to accept voters.

HB 3736 Author: Guerra | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/06/2023 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a study by the secretary of state on the accuracy of the information contained in the statewide voter information database.

HB 3782 Author: Guillen | Raymond | Morales, Eddie | Muñoz, Jr. | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Border Security
Caption: Relating to establishing the Border Security Advisory Council and the Border Protection Task Force.

HB 3858 Author: Frazier | Plesa | Bumgarner | Lopez, Janie | Lujan
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 06/11/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to peace officer wellness programs within certain law enforcement agencies.

HB 3993 Author: Paul | Lopez, Janie | Anderson
Sponsor: Middleton
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the automatic admission of students with a nontraditional secondary education to certain public institutions of higher education.

HB 4199 Author: Flores | Talarico | Howard | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of menstrual products at public schools.

HJR 141 Author: Guillen | Kacal | Ashby | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to define certain terms for purposes of the exemption from ad valorem taxation of farm products in the hands of a producer and to authorize the commissioners court of a county to exempt from ad valorem taxation by each political subdivision that taxes the property the portion of the assessed value of a person's property that is attributable to the installation in or on the property of a rainwater harvesting or graywater system.

HR 171 Author: Tepper | Leo-Wilson | Wu | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2023 8:35PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2023, as Texas Juvenile Justice Professional Day at the State Capitol.

HR 274 Author: Martinez | Guillen | Muñoz, Jr. | Longoria | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 02/22/2023 H Reported enrolled: Feb 22 2023 3:01PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2023, as Rio Grande Valley Day at the State Capitol.

HR 563 Author: Gamez | Garcia | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2023 6:05PM
Caption: Commending Veteran Females United for its exceptional support to the military community.

HR 1501 Author: Guerra | Lopez, Janie
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Reported enrolled: May 9 2023 1:23PM
Caption: Commending the participants in the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program during the 88th Session.

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