Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Diego Bernal
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 3/29/2017

Number of Bills: 81

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (37):
HB 182 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to a study of the economic impact of requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property.

HB 184 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs.

HB 185 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to reporting principal turnover information in the performance report of a public school district.

HB 186 Author: Bernal | Martinez, "Mando" | Guillen
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

HB 188 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to student/teacher ratios for prekindergarten classes in public schools.

HB 191 Author: Bernal | Minjarez
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.

HB 192 Author: Bernal | Arévalo | Reynolds
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and to the enforcement of that prohibition; creating an offense.

HB 194 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.

HB 195 Author: Bernal | Vo | Guillen
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans.

HB 197 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses.

HB 198 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 14 2017 11:44AM
Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads.

HB 199 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB 353 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the assignment of certain behavioral health professionals to certain public schools.

HB 366 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to an elective course in ethnic studies for middle school, junior high school, and high school students.

HB 367 Author: Bernal | VanDeaver | Price | Thompson, Senfronia | Minjarez
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to feeding hungry children through efficient use of excess food in public schools.

HB 379 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Business & Industry: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales; providing a civil penalty.

HB 413 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to increased flexibility in the use of the Instructional Materials Allotment

HB 657 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to procedures for a student enrolled in a special education program who fails to perform satisfactorily on certain assessment instruments.

HB 658 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to priority voting for voters with certain disabilities substantially impairing mobility.

HB 741 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the affordability of extension of consumer credit.

HB 816 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to a school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher.

HB 860 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to the compensation of public school district employees for additional workdays.

HB 862 Author: Bernal | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 22 2017 11:37AM
Caption: Relating to the waiver of state identification fees for certain students.

HB 903 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the bilingual education allotment under the Foundation School Program.

HB 1831 Author: Bernal | Cyrier
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the Alamo complex account; making an appropriation.

HB 1968 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Mar 15 2017 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to certain determinations at permanency hearings.

HB 2677 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 23 2017 11:29AM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities.

HB 3573 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to certain open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 3586 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to funding for new and existing migrant labor housing facilities; establishing an interagency task force to provide support for migrant agricultural workers.

HB 3593 Author: Bernal | Capriglione | Cortez | King, Phil
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 23 2017 4:10PM
Caption: Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings.

HB 3691 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

HB 3865 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the approval and modification of a campus turnaround plan submitted by a school district.

HB 4043 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/10/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the definition of a neighborhood electric vehicle.

HR 600 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 7 2017 7:18PM
Caption: Recognizing March 6, 2017, as Texas Social Work Day at the State Capitol.

HR 648 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 3 2017 10:00PM
Caption: Recognizing February 28, 2017, as VIVA San Antonio Day at the State Capitol.

HR 888 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 1:16PM
Caption: Commending the members of the San Antonio ISD Student Advisory Council for their service during the 2016-2017 school year.

HR 1029 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Placed on Congrat. & Memorial Res. Calendar
Caption: In memory of Mariana Ornelas of San Antonio.

Joint Author (44):
HB 50 Author: White | Bernal | Canales
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the discharge or waiver of fines and costs imposed on indigent defendants.

HB 73 Author: Guillen | Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 108 Author: Alvarado | Button | Bernal | Paddie | Gonzales, Larry
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Recruit Texas Program to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities.

HB 132 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Thierry | Rodriguez, Justin | Miller
Last Action: 03/29/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments.

HB 223 Author: Howard | Burkett | Bernal | Morrison, Geanie W. | González, Mary
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents.

HB 242 Author: Hernandez | Thierry | Bernal | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods.

HB 246 Author: Anchia | Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.

HB 250 Author: Anchia | Bernal
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 21 2017 12:03PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of the booting of vehicles.

HB 257 Author: Hernandez | Flynn | Blanco | Bernal
Last Action: 03/15/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment.

HB 266 Author: Hernandez | Neave | Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Elections: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to a voter education program for high school seniors.

HB 278 Author: Howard | Bernal | Muñoz, Jr.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children.

HB 282 Author: Anchia | Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 357 Author: Huberty | Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 363 Author: Huberty | Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

HB 391 Author: Howard | Bernal | Ortega
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

HB 408 Author: Springer | Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a distillery festival permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 465 Author: Anchia | Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 16 2017 4:31PM
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions.

HB 490 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Howard | Oliverson | Bernal
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals.

HB 539 Author: VanDeaver | Bernal | Cosper | González, Mary | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain students to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 671 Author: Johnson, Eric | Bernal
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Economic & Small Business Development: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of the capital access program and to transfers to and from the capital access fund.

HB 743 Author: Farrar | Bernal | González, Mary | Allen
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to social work services in public schools.

HB 750 Author: Farrar | Bernal
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people seeking special immigrant juvenile status and to child protective services caseworkers assigned to those young people.

HB 761 Author: Hernandez | Bernal
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to protections under civil and criminal law for certain young victims of trafficking; increasing the penalty for trafficking of persons.

HB 777 Author: Ashby | Bernal | Murphy
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 901 Author: Minjarez | Rodriguez, Justin | Bernal
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 975 Author: Giddings | Bernal
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Investments & Financial Services: Feb 27 2017 3:33PM
Caption: Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1067 Author: Meyer | Bernal | Price | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to newborn screening tests for adrenoleukodystrophy.

HB 1074 Author: Springer | Bernal
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

HB 1080 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse.

HB 1125 Author: White | Bernal
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 22 2017 4:25PM
Caption: Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt.

HB 1131 Author: Miller | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license.

HB 1192 Author: Blanco | Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
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 1407 Author: Sheffield | Paddie | Bernal | Darby
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 14 2017 4:01PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

HB 1417 Author: Rinaldi | Bernal
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to County Affairs: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the sale of fireworks during and before the Diwali holiday.

HB 1464 Author: Bonnen, Greg | Parker | Thompson, Senfronia | Bernal | Villalba
Last Action: 03/07/2017 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 7 2017 3:59PM
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

HB 1640 Author: Vo | Bernal
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 6 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a program to assist foster care youth and former foster care youth in accessing higher education, career information, and skills certifications.

HB 1804 Author: Blanco | Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 9 2017 10:49AM
Caption: Relating to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans.

HB 1874 Author: Anderson, Rodney | Davis, Sarah | Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties.

HB 2400 Author: Isaac | Flynn | Bernal
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Government Transparency & Operation: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

HB 3407 Author: Thierry | Bernal
Last Action: 03/08/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a task force to address suicide prevention at public institutions of higher education.

HB 3561 Author: Klick | Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to assistance for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth.

HB 3729 Author: White | Bernal
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Filed
Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.

HCR 32 Author: Springer | Bernal
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Designating the Bowie knife as the official State Knife of Texas.

HJR 32 Author: Howard | Bernal
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Redistricting: Feb 16 2017 11:33AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting.

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