Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Diego Bernal
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/23/2017

Number of Bills: 95

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (42):
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: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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.

HB 194 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.

HB 195 Author: Bernal | Vo | Guillen
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee
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: 04/27/2017 H Considered in Calendars
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
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/23/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards.

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: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to increased flexibility in the use of the Instructional Materials Allotment

HB 657 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Burns
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
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 | Rodriguez, Justin | Cortez | Uresti, Tomas | Minjarez
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility.

HB 741 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the affordability of extension of consumer credit.

HB 816 Author: Bernal | Uresti, Tomas
Last Action: 05/12/2017 S Received from the House
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: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.

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 | Rodriguez, Justin | Gutierrez
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the Alamo complex account; making an appropriation.

HB 1968 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2677 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities.

HB 3573 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to certain open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 3586 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 30 2017 1:18PM
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 | Bohac
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
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: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

HB 3865 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 30 2017 4:12PM
Caption: Relating to the approval and modification of a campus turnaround plan submitted by a school district.

HB 4043 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
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: 03/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 31 2017 2:02PM
Caption: In memory of Mariana Ornelas of San Antonio.

HR 1231 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2017 3:01PM
Caption: Honoring Erwin J. De Luna for his contributions as president of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission.

HR 1504 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 2 2017 2:37PM
Caption: Congratulating Henry "Pepsi" Peña of San Antonio on his 70th birthday.

HR 1949 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Teens in the Driver Seat program.

HR 1950 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2017 11:43AM
Caption: Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio.

HR 2402 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 4:06PM
Caption: Recognizing the Legislative Budget Board for its work during the 85th Legislative Session.

Joint Author (53):
HB 11 Author: Price | Turner | White | Bernal | Huberty
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students.

HB 22 Author: Huberty | Bonnen, Dennis | King, Ken | Meyer | Bernal
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to public school accountability.

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: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the use of the skills development fund 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: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
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; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 223 Author: Howard | Burkett | Bernal | Morrison, Geanie W. | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Received from the House
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 and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

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 | Rodriguez, Justin
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
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: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
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 | Lucio III | Guillen
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
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 | Rodriguez, Eddie
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
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
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: 05/10/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network.

HB 578 Author: Turner | Capriglione | Bernal
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain leave policies for state employees.

HB 671 Author: Johnson, Eric | Bernal
Last Action: 04/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the operation of the capital access program and to transfers to and from the capital access fund.

HB 713 Author: Wu | Huberty | Bernal | Allen | King, Ken
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services.

HB 743 Author: Farrar | Bernal | González, Mary | Allen
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to social work services in public schools.

HB 750 Author: Farrar | Bernal
Last Action: 04/12/2017 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
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 | Blanco | Fallon
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 05/23/2017 E Effective immediately
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: 05/09/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit.

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 | Rodriguez, Eddie
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: 05/09/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
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 1081 Author: Arévalo | Allen | Dutton | Bernal | Gervin-Hawkins
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program.

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: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
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 1204 Author: White | Wu | Bernal
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of services as an alternative to adjudication for certain children who engage in conduct in need of supervision or delinquent conduct and to a study on certain juvenile justice issues.

HB 1407 Author: Sheffield | Paddie | Darby | Price | Bernal
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program.

HB 1417 Author: Rinaldi | Bernal
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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: 05/08/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage.

HB 1542 Author: Price | Frullo | Romero, Jr. | Bernal | Klick
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care.

HB 1640 Author: Vo | Bernal
Last Action: 05/22/2017 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to ensuring continuity of education for homeless children and foster care youth and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth.

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 | Villalba | Wu
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 2008 Author: Cosper | Bernal | Craddick | Shine
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to deferred presentment transactions made to military borrowers.

HB 2400 Author: Isaac | Flynn | Bernal
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to daylight saving time.

HB 3407 Author: Thierry | Bernal
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Mar 31 2017 5:33PM
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: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to assistance for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth.

HB 3729 Author: White | Bernal | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia | Wu
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
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.

HB 3976 Author: Ashby | Zerwas | Huberty | Bernal | Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act.

HB 4349 Author: Cortez | Bernal | Larson | Rodriguez, Justin | Kuempel
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Alamo Management District; providing authority to issue bonds.

HCR 32 Author: Springer | Bernal
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/18/2017 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Designating the Bowie knife as the official State Knife of Texas.

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