Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Philip Cortez
85th Legislature First Called Session
Report Date: 11/23/2017

Number of Bills: 9

HB 6 Author: Huberty | Larson | Workman | Bell
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Biedermann | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Last Action: 08/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to municipal annexation.

HB 9 Author: Burkett | Davis, Sarah | Morrison, Geanie W. | Klick | Walle
Coauthor: Alonzo | Alvarado | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | et al.
Last Action: 08/01/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to maternal health and safety, pregnancy-related deaths, and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

HB 11 Author: Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Zerwas | Collier
Coauthor: Allen | Alonzo | Arévalo | Bailes | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 08/03/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to pregnancy-related deaths and maternal morbidity, including postpartum depression.

HB 21 Author: Huberty | Zerwas | Bernal
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Bohac | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 08/16/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public school finance, including funding for the recruitment and retention of teachers and the support of participants in the public school employees group insurance program.

HB 72 Author: Bohac | Guillen | Zerwas | Cain | Uresti, Tomas
Coauthor: Cortez
Last Action: 08/03/2017 H Recommitted to committee: Aug 3 2017 1:39PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.

HB 85 Author: Lucio III | Isaac
Coauthor: Alonzo | Arévalo | Blanco | Canales | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 07/20/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Jul 20 2017 10:40AM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees.

HB 151 Author: Gooden | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia | Darby | Cook
Coauthor: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Anderson, Rodney | Arévalo | Blanco | Bonnen, Dennis | et al.
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of certain group benefits by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation.

HJR 18 Author: Howard | Bernal | Hinojosa, Gina | Turner
Coauthor: Allen | Blanco | Cortez | Davis, Yvonne | Deshotel | et al.
Last Action: 07/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met.

HJR 20 Author: Bohac
Coauthor: Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | Zerwas
Last Action: 08/03/2017 H Recommitted to committee: Aug 3 2017 1:39PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of a Purple Heart recipient or the surviving spouse of a Purple Heart recipient.

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