Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. J. M. Lozano
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 86

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (67):
HB 16 Author: Lozano | Canales | Zerwas | Howard | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 05/21/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking at public and private postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 17 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/19/2017 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Higher Education Innovation Accelerator for public institutions of higher education.

HB 263 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the issuance of "Back the Blue" specialty license plates.

HB 268 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to venue in the prosecution of certain criminal conduct involving obstruction or retaliation.

HB 790 Author: Lozano | Lang
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the definition of an illegal knife.

HB 791 Author: Lozano | Cain
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to allowing individuals appointed to state office to file required financial statements by certified mail.

HB 845 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property.

HB 1481 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the fee established by the commissioner of the General Land Office for processing applications for terminal facility discharge prevention and response certificates.

HB 1553 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to permitting a school district that has failed to satisfy performance standards to partner with an institution of higher education to improve district performance.

HB 1554 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the smuggling of persons.

HB 1577 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to assignment by the University Interscholastic League of schools to districts for purposes of competition.

HB 1581 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees and other alternative methods to satisfy certain public high school graduation requirements.

HB 1587 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the appeal of decisions by the Texas Department of Insurance regarding issuance of certain certificates of compliance under the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Act.

HB 1588 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 9 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

HB 1596 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in political subdivision budgets.

HB 1601 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the release on bail of a person arrested under a warrant issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

HB 1645 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Oliverson | Koop | Anderson, Rodney
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to requiring certain school districts to allow students who participate in Special Olympics to earn a letter on that basis.

HB 1646 Author: Lozano | Herrero
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the waiver of certain fees for an assumed name certificate or a statement of abandonment of use of an assumed name filed by a military veteran.

HB 1998 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active school employees.

HB 2002 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the location of the Irma Rangel College of Pharmacy.

HB 2029 Author: Lozano | Thompson, Senfronia | Villalba
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the exemption of certain commercial weighing or measuring devices from registration and inspection requirements.

HB 2219 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of property used for a water desalination project for ad valorem tax benefits under the Texas Economic Development Act.

HB 2241 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 16 2017 4:13PM
Caption: Relating to the treatment of a replacement structure for a structure that was rendered uninhabitable or unusable by a casualty or by wind or water damage as a new improvement for ad valorem tax purposes.

HB 2242 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a college of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University--Kingsville.

HB 2284 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 15 2017 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to an exemption from licensing requirements for a person performing electrical work in certain industrial settings.

HB 2287 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to administrative violations committed by certified self-insurer administrators under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 2290 Author: Lozano | Zerwas
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Returning Adult Student Grant Program for certain students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs at certain postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 2362 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to creating a fund to provide grants to certain local entities in areas of the state affected by decreased oil and gas production for economic development and diversification projects.

HB 2606 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment for possession of a controlled substance listed in Penalty Group 2-A; increasing a criminal penalty for possession of certain substances.

HB 2607 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to demonstration projects to coordinate eligibility renewal and eligibility recertification for certain children in the Medicaid and child health plan programs.

HB 2608 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 21 2017 12:01PM
Caption: Relating to a legislative finding that pharmacists are health care providers.

HB 2704 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 28 2017 1:43PM
Caption: Relating to a study on the use of portable testing equipment to identify synthetic drugs.

HB 2705 Author: Lozano | Raney
Last Action: 04/19/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to alternative education loans and to the use of higher education private activity bonds by qualified alternative education loan lenders.

HB 3179 Author: Lozano | Guillen | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of
Caption: Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education.

HB 3267 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to participation in and contributions to the optional retirement program for certain employees of institutions of higher education.

HB 3334 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Referred to Energy Resources: Apr 4 2017 12:13PM
Caption: Relating to a restriction on the types of oil and gas wastes that may be disposed of in a surface pit without a permit issued by the Railroad Commission of Texas.

HB 3377 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 31 2017 4:30PM
Caption: Relating to the abolition of the Texas 2036 Commission.

HB 3383 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the management-to-staff ratio requirement for state agencies.

HB 3610 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Higher Education Innovation Accelerator for public institutions of higher education.

HB 3612 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
Caption: Relating to vehicles used in the maintenance of electrical power lines; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3670 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the accrual of interest on annuity and other payments made to certain retirees who have resumed employment within the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

HB 3766 Author: Lozano | Blanco
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions or waivers at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3782 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a political subdivision from placing restrictions on loans secured by personal property.

HB 3811 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to actions involving the exercise of certain constitutional rights.

HB 3937 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to support education.

HB 4063 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields.

HB 4065 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to fees charged to certain military personnel for taking an assessment instrument under the Texas Success Initiative.

HB 4275 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Ingleside Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to issue bonds; granting limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

HCR 58 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Urging Congress to provide Texas with Medicaid block grants.

HCR 102 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Expressing support for prioritizing a substantial increase in funding for graduate medical education before authorizing the creation and support of additional medical schools.

HCR 117 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Granting Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, as collateral agent for certain secured lenders and other entities, some of which are headquartered or incorporated in Texas, permission to sue the Lower Colorado River Authority.

HCR 143 Author: Lozano
Sponsor: Burton
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Recalling S.B. No. 622 from the governor for clerical actions.

HJR 51 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to exempt from ad valorem taxation mineral interests owned by nonprofit corporations organized for the exclusive purpose of generating income for certain charitable nonprofit corporations through the ownership, lease, and management of real property.

HR 129 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 8:38PM
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as San Patricio County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 130 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2017 4:03PM
Caption: Recognizing February 14, 2017, as Bee County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 131 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 1:21PM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Jim Wells County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 132 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2017 10:55PM
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Javelina Day at the State Capitol.

HR 133 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/01/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 1 2017 11:28AM
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Kleberg County Day at the State Capitol.

HR 173 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 11:09PM
Caption: Recognizing January 31, 2017, as Kingsville Day at the State Capitol.

HR 533 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 23 2017 1:39PM
Caption: Recognizing February 22, 2017, as Liquefied Natural Gas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 610 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 9:01PM
Caption: Recognizing March 1, 2017, as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at the State Capitol.

HR 724 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 03/17/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 17 2017 3:23PM
Caption: Congratulating Lynn Burton on his retirement as superintendent of Orange Grove ISD.

HR 934 Author: Lozano | Hunter
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 5:06PM
Caption: Congratulating Fred P. Nardini on his retirement as county commissioner for Precinct 2 of San Patricio County.

HR 1013 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 04/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 2 2017 5:32PM
Caption: In memory of Janice Evelyn Christensen May of Austin.

HR 2090 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/21/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 21 2017 1:23PM
Caption: Expressing support for green schools.

HR 2134 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2017 4:24PM
Caption: In memory of former Texas state representative Benjamin Albert Glusing of Kingsville.

HR 2430 Author: Lozano
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 12:15PM
Caption: Commending the Taft Independent School District on its partnership with Code to the Future.

Joint Author (19):
HB 378 Author: Oliverson | Raney | Lozano | Murphy | Alonzo
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to a requirement that online admission application forms for public institutions of higher education include a link to certain comparative gainful employment data.

HB 474 Author: Stephenson | Lozano
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the Thirteenth Court of Appeals District and to the creation of the Fifteenth Court of Appeals District; authorizing fees.

HB 937 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Lozano | Martinez, "Mando" | Johnson, Eric
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the minimum wage.

HB 1065 Author: Rodriguez, Justin | Lozano
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the participation of the school of osteopathic medicine at the University of the Incarnate Word in certain state programs supporting medical residency programs.

HB 1096 Author: Canales | Lozano
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring public institutions of higher education to establish a policy and prevention and outreach program on campus sexual assault, family violence, and stalking.

HB 1226 Author: Herrero | Lozano
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.

HB 1408 Author: Cortez | Lozano
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

HB 1590 Author: Holland | Lozano | Miller | Blanco
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel dependents.

HB 2536 Author: Schaefer | Lozano | Miller | Howard
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to information about certain veterans and their dependents reported by institutions of higher education to the Texas Veterans Commission.

HB 2571 Author: Gutierrez | Flynn | Lozano | Blanco | Clardy
Last Action: 05/01/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

HB 2750 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Lozano | Raney | Clardy
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to requiring a public employer to give notice to new employees of the ability of certain employees to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

HB 2937 Author: Canales | Lozano | Longoria | Guerra | Lucio III
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program under which a licensed hospital may offer dual credit courses to public high school students.

HB 3324 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Capriglione | Lozano | Rose | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program.

HB 3576 Author: Guerra | Longoria | Zerwas | Lozano | Sheffield
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases.

HB 3587 Author: Zedler | Lozano | Sheffield | Canales
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to industrial hemp; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 4237 Author: Moody | Coleman | Price | Lozano | Turner
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to mental health first aid training for university employees.

HR 231 Author: Hunter | Herrero | Morrison, Geanie W. | Lozano
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 5:49PM
Caption: In memory of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (Ret.) W. L. Crouch of Rockport.

HR 318 Author: Hunter | Lozano | Herrero
Last Action: 02/09/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 9 2017 2:34PM
Caption: Recognizing February 8, 2017, as Coastal Bend Day at the State Capitol.

HR 956 Author: Hinojosa, Gina | Lozano
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 4 2017 3:20PM
Caption: Recognizing April 12, 2017, as Invest in Texas Day at the State Capitol.

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