Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Kyle J. Kacal
84th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/13/2017

Number of Bills: 85

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (46):
HB 21 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Rodriguez, Eddie | Parker | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials.

HB 942 Author: Kacal | Morrison | Flynn | Keffer | King, Tracy O.
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 06/16/2015 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the storage of certain hazardous chemicals; transferring enforcement of certain reporting requirements, including the imposition of criminal, civil, and administrative penalties, from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; reenacting a criminal offense.

HB 944 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/02/2015 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 2 2015 3:50PM
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.

HB 1146 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to persons who may operate a public water supply system.

HB 1147 Author: Kacal | Cyrier | Guillen
Last Action: 05/04/2015 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the operation of all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles.

HB 1148 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/29/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the investment training requirement for certain municipal officers.

HB 1608 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/06/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the fee charged by a county clerk for issuing noncertified copies of certain documents.

HB 1926 Author: Kacal | Burkett | Flynn | Crownover | Button
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 05/30/2015 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 30 2015 6:17PM
Caption: Relating to the operations of a municipally owned utility or municipal power agency; affecting a provision that is subject to criminal penalties; providing authority to issue bonds.

HB 1934 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas.

HB 2202 Author: Kacal | González, Mary | Springer | Guillen
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to requirements for certain farm vehicles when operating on a highway.

HB 2311 Author: Kacal | Guillen
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the failure to handle certain animals in accordance with rules of the Texas Animal Health Commission; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.

HB 2420 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to a franchise tax credit for wages paid to certain employees by certain new businesses located in small municipalities.

HB 2471 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 13 2015 6:08PM
Caption: Relating to the period during which breeder deer may be transferred for release.

HB 2507 Author: Kacal | Raney | Springer
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 06/10/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment used for digital audio broadcasting.

HB 2513 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/07/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of automatic location identification and automatic tier two facility identification as part of the 9-1-1 system.

HB 2629 Author: Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Geren | Davis, Sarah | Meyer
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to unauthorized persons at public or private institutions of higher education in this state and to trespass, damage, or defacement occurring on the grounds of those institutions; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty and creating offenses.

HB 3063 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Mar 23 2015 1:07PM
Caption: Relating to the compensation of the board of directors of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

HB 3779 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to providing certain persons with resources for notifying the voter registrar of a death and related procedures.

HB 3783 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/29/2015 H Left pending in subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of obstructing a street, railroad crossing, or public highway.

HB 4144 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/02/2015 H Referred to Natural Resources: Apr 2 2015 2:46PM
Caption: Relating to civil liability of the board of directors of the Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District.

HCR 142 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Fraser
Last Action: 06/02/2015 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Recalling H.B. No. 1926 from the Senate for further consideration.

HR 471 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 2:49PM
Caption: Recognizing February 12, 2015, as Texas Game Warden Day at the State Capitol.

HR 543 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 7:55PM
Caption: Recognizing February 18, 2015, as West Day at the State Capitol.

HR 602 Author: Kacal | King, Ken
Last Action: 03/06/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 6 2015 6:38PM
Caption: Commending the KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

HR 762 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 19 2015 2:40PM
Caption: In memory of Linda Marie Kacal of Pearland.

HR 787 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 20 2015 7:55AM
Caption: Congratulating the Allen Academy football team on winning the 2014 TCAL Six-Man Division 1 state championship.

HR 825 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 23 2015 9:18AM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas State Technical College.

HR 1290 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/14/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 14 2015 12:51PM
Caption: Recognizing the Texas A&M University Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and the Public Policy Internship Program and the interns for the 84th legislative session.

HR 1291 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 5:25PM
Caption: Congratulating Stephanie Simpson on her selection as a 2015 Woman of the Year candidate by the South Central Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

HR 1307 Author: Kacal | Hunter | Keough | Larson | Otto
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 15 2015 1:32PM
Caption: In memory of Larry Kelm of The Woodlands.

HR 1400 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/15/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 15 2015 3:20PM
Caption: In memory of E. E. Allen Jr.

HR 1408 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/21/2015 H Reported enrolled: Apr 21 2015 5:08PM
Caption: In memory of Billy Pickard of College Station.

HR 2392 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2015 1:15PM
Caption: Commemorating the unveiling of an Official Texas Historical Marker at Long Branch Cemetery in Falls County.

HR 2393 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 7 2015 3:57PM
Caption: Commemorating the 115th academic year of St. Mary's Catholic School in West.

HR 2658 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 5:23PM
Caption: Congratulating Judson and Terra Willett of Austin on the birth of their baby, Owen Townsend Willett.

HR 2659 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2015 3:11PM
Caption: Congratulating Ryan and Kaili Skrobarczyk of Hutto on the birth of their son, Connor Gene Skrobarczyk.

HR 2679 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2015 5:49PM
Caption: Congratulating Tequila 512 on winning Best in Show at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

HR 3113 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 12:05PM
Caption: Commemorating the ribbon cutting for the historic Bishop Joseph Gomez Building in Waco.

HR 3114 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 12:13PM
Caption: Congratulating the Bremond High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 2A Division 2 state championship.

HR 3115 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2015 12:04PM
Caption: Congratulating the Mumford High School boys' basketball team on winning the 2014 UIL 1A Division 1 state championship.

HR 3216 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 9:41PM
Caption: Honoring the Reverend E. Shaun Williams on his installation as pastor of Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Waco.

HR 3219 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 8:42AM
Caption: In memory of former Brazos County judge Arthur Randolph Sims.

HR 3230 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/31/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2015 9:28PM
Caption: Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Heart of Texas Council of Governments.

HR 3235 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 1 2015 8:42AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Texas and the 2015 Juneteenth celebration in Limestone County.

HR 3402 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 10:21AM
Caption: Commending Dr. Emma Y. Lee for her service to the city of Kosse.

HR 3643 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/03/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2015 2:21PM
Caption: Congratulating the McLennan Community College baseball team on winning the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association Region V baseball tournament and advancing to the NJCAA Division I World Series finals.

Joint Author (39):
HB 29 Author: Springer | Kacal | Villalba
Last Action: 04/02/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the funding of certain activities related to the commercialization of emerging technologies.

HB 158 Author: Larson | Keffer | Smith | Guillen | Kacal
Sponsor: Estes
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the allocation and use of the proceeds from taxes imposed on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods.

HB 215 Author: Harless | Kacal | Goldman | Larson | Guillen
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to waiving the fee for a fishing license for residents of this state who are at least 65 years of age.

HB 352 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Metcalf | Kuempel | Riddle
Last Action: 04/13/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

HB 1094 Author: Geren | Kacal | Tinderholt | Martinez, "Mando" | Herrero
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 06/19/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

HB 1208 Author: Bell | Leach | Simmons | Kacal | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/04/2015 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to lender notice of default to contractors regarding certain construction loans or financing agreements for the improvement of real property and related procedures for suspending contractors' and subcontractors' performance.

HB 1249 Author: Schaefer | Lucio III | Kacal
Last Action: 04/30/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain general infrastructure projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations.

HB 1269 Author: Springer | Guillen | Kacal | King, Ken | Ashby
Last Action: 05/11/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to supplemental environmental projects implemented by certain local governments in lieu of administrative penalties assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 1406 Author: Sheets | Kacal
Last Action: 04/28/2015 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the liability of a political subdivision of this state for certain claims relating to land acquired by the political subdivision under certain circumstances.

HB 1601 Author: Raymond | Kacal
Last Action: 03/09/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 9 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to eligibility of certain school district employees for certification as a principal.

HB 1848 Author: Burrows | Springer | Kacal
Last Action: 04/22/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the perfection and priority of an agricultural lien on an agricultural crop.

HB 1874 Author: Zerwas | Villalba | Kacal | Raney
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

HB 1900 Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | Kacal | Cyrier | Moody | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/20/2015 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land.

HB 1903 Author: Raney | Kacal
Last Action: 05/07/2015 H Failed to pass to engrossment
Caption: Relating to the distribution of funds to campuses in the Blinn Junior College District service area.

HB 2209 Author: VanDeaver | Kacal
Last Action: 03/13/2015 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 13 2015 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium.

HB 2221 Author: Huberty | Larson | Kacal | Harless | Simpson
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Returned to committee: May 14 2015 8:00PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures for municipal annexations.

HB 2351 Author: Harless | Kuempel | Kacal | Geren
Last Action: 05/14/2015 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to conflicts of interest and discrimination policies for an ethics or medical committee review of an advance directive.

HB 2606 Author: King, Ken | Kacal
Last Action: 05/13/2015 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the movement of oil well servicing and drilling machinery on public highways; authorizing a fee.

HB 2621 Author: Raney | Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/18/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the board of trustees of the Blinn Junior College District.

HB 2634 Author: Kuempel | Martinez, "Mando" | Smith | Kacal | Bell
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/17/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to the construction manager-at-risk used by a governmental entity.

HB 2809 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Kacal
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties.

HB 2813 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Thompson, Senfronia | Frullo | Zerwas
Sponsor: Eltife
Last Action: 05/28/2015 E Effective on 9/1/15
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening.

HB 3026 Author: White, Molly | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Aycock | Kacal
Last Action: 05/06/2015 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the permitting of crematories under the Texas Clean Air Act.

HB 3077 Author: Zerwas | Price | Darby | Kacal | Longoria
Last Action: 05/13/2015 S Referred to Finance
Caption: Relating to funding for trauma facilities, emergency medical services, and emergency medical air transportation.

HB 3298 Author: Larson | Frank | Lucio III | Kacal | Keffer
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 05/18/2015 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to a study conducted by the Texas Water Development Board regarding the development of a market and conveyance network for water in this state.

HB 3339 Author: Burkett | Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 03/17/2015 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Mar 17 2015 6:30PM
Caption: Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings.

HJR 39 Author: Larson | Keffer | Price | Kacal
Last Action: 03/04/2015 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 4 2015 5:45PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of the state sales and use tax on sporting goods.

HR 58 Author: Raney | Kacal
Last Action: 01/28/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 28 2015 1:53PM
Caption: Recognizing January 27, 2015, as Gratitude Initiative/GI Kids Day in Texas.

HR 171 Author: Raney | Kacal
Last Action: 02/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2015 11:50AM
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Bryan-College Station Day at the State Capitol.

HR 172 Author: Price | Kacal | Guillen | Darby | King, Tracy O.
Last Action: 01/29/2015 H Reported enrolled: Jan 29 2015 3:17PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2015 Texas Farm Bureau Leadership Conference.

HR 177 Author: Thompson, Ed | Allen | Paul | Reynolds | Kacal
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 4:43PM
Caption: Recognizing February 25, 2015, as Pearland Day at the State Capitol.

HR 198 Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Kacal
Last Action: 02/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2015 11:46AM
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Waco Day at the State Capitol.

HR 276 Author: Raney | Kacal | Naishtat | Howard | Wray
Last Action: 02/05/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 5 2015 11:49AM
Caption: Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 437 Author: Smith | Kacal
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:48PM
Caption: Commending Dale Edward Bush of College Station on his achievements as a business owner, sportsman, and bird-dog expert.

HR 458 Author: Raney | Kacal | Ashby | Otto | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Last Action: 03/01/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 1 2015 12:36PM
Caption: Honoring the participants of the Chancellor's Student Advisory Council of The Texas A&M University System and welcoming them to the State Capitol.

HR 467 Author: Raney | Aycock | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Kacal
Last Action: 02/19/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 19 2015 2:09PM
Caption: Commemorating the centennial of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

HR 547 Author: Raney | Kacal | Otto | Ashby | Workman
Last Action: 02/20/2015 H Reported enrolled: Feb 20 2015 7:50PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas A&M Forest Service.

HR 1555 Author: Springer | Kacal | Simpson
Last Action: 03/26/2015 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2015 3:19PM
Caption: Recognizing March 25, 2015, as First Responder Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

HR 2802 Author: Villalba | McClendon | Kacal
Last Action: 05/23/2015 H Reported enrolled: May 23 2015 1:31PM
Caption: Commending Linda Christofilis for her years of service to the State of Texas.

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