Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Kyle J. Kacal
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/25/2019

Number of Bills: 72

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (53):
HB 1134 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Brazos County and the duties of the district attorney for the 85th Judicial District in Brazos County.

HB 1249 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/28/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 84 in Limestone County as the Trooper Damon Allen Memorial Highway.

HB 1489 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to including cuttings as a form of propagation for citrus budwood and citrus nursery stock certification programs.

HB 1656 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the issuance of 173rd Airborne Brigade specialty license plates.

HB 1931 Author: Kacal | Stucky | Buckley | King, Ken | Ashby
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the liability of volunteer certified veterinary assistants, licensed veterinary technicians, or veterinarians who provide medical assistance to an injured animal in certain situations.

HB 2020 Author: Kacal | Harris
Last Action: 05/13/2019 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the release of defendants on bail.

HB 2146 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by and the issuance of handgun licenses to certain governmental officials.

HB 2166 Author: Kacal | Raymond
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/09/2019 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the administration of seed and plant certification in this state by the State Seed and Plant Certification Council and the Texas Crop Improvement Association.

HB 2311 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the portion retained by a municipality or county of certain fines imposed for a criminal offense.

HB 2386 Author: Kacal | Buckley | Guillen
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/20/2019 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of the operation of certain vehicles from commercial driver's license requirements.

HB 2425 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the authority of physicians to delegate to certain pharmacists the implementation and modification of a patient's drug therapy.

HB 2456 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders.

HB 2471 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/24/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to designating the week that includes the third Saturday in October as Veterinary Technician Week.

HB 2503 Author: Kacal | King, Ken | Guillen | Raymond | Bailes
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to workers' compensation death benefit eligibility for certain spouses of certain employees killed in the line of duty.

HB 2615 Author: Kacal | Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 in McLennan County as the Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha Memorial Highway.

HB 2735 Author: Kacal | Thompson, Ed
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to professional liability insurance or bond for certain physicians performing or inducing an abortion; creating a criminal offense.

HB 2810 Author: Kacal | Guillen
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to exempting certain trailers from being equipped with emergency brakes.

HB 3114 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to contested case hearings on matters under the jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 3176 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to authorizing the imposition of an additional courthouse security fee in Robertson County.

HB 3249 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of Texas emissions reduction plan funds for a study conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

HB 3366 Author: Kacal | Bailes | Kuempel
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the deposit and distribution by the Texas Racing Commission of certain pari-mutuel wagering funds to benefit the Texas-bred program.

HB 3817 Author: Kacal | Wilson
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the operation of concrete plants and crushing facilities at certain locations.

HB 4053 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the authorization of the construction of an electric railway on or across a road, street, alley, square, or property of a county or municipality.

HCR 163 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Birdwell
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Allergan company's Waco Manufacturing Facility.

HJR 89 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders.

HR 68 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 01/16/2019 H Reported enrolled: Jan 16 2019 2:42PM
Caption: Honoring Michael Joseph Quick of College Station for his accomplishments and contributions.

HR 213 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 6 2019 11:19AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Roland Goertz on his retirement from Waco Family Health Center.

HR 274 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 21 2019 11:43PM
Caption: Recognizing the 2019 Bob Bullock Scholars of Baylor University.

HR 546 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 26 2019 5:00PM
Caption: Congratulating Jack Forrest of Mexia on his 90th birthday.

HR 547 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 6:41PM
Caption: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia.

HR 582 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Reported enrolled: Feb 27 2019 1:19PM
Caption: Recognizing February 26, 2019, as Sheriffs' Association of Texas Day at the State Capitol.

HR 643 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 11 2019 3:10PM
Caption: Congratulating Frank B. Patterson III on his retirement as Waco-McLennan County emergency management coordinator.

HR 690 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 10:33AM
Caption: Congratulating the recipients of the 2017 and 2018 TPWD Lone Star Land Steward Awards and the Leopold Conservation Awards.

HR 700 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 2:04PM
Caption: In memory of former state representative and state senator Murray Watson Jr of Mart.

HR 724 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/22/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 22 2019 11:22AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of First Baptist Church, Hearne.

HR 743 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/15/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 15 2019 5:16PM
Caption: In memory of Ivan N. Jackson Sr. of Mexia.

HR 744 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/15/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 15 2019 5:10PM
Caption: In memory of Christy Ann Jackson of Mexia.

HR 911 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/20/2019 H Filed
Caption: Commending Christopher L. Williston, CAE, for his years of service as president and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.

HR 971 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 26 2019 6:46PM
Caption: Recognizing March 26, 2019, as Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.

HR 972 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 9:10AM
Caption: Recognizing March 28, 2019, as West Day at the State Capitol.

HR 973 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 9:12AM
Caption: In memory of Mary Elizabeth "Mimi" Irwin of West.

HR 974 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 9:14AM
Caption: Honoring the recipients of the 2017 and 2018 TPWD Lone Star Land Steward Awards and the Leopold Conservation Awards.

HR 1062 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 17 2019 9:09PM
Caption: Commemorating the 2019 Cody Dragoo Memorial BBQ Cookoff.

HR 1153 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 24 2019 9:52AM
Caption: Honoring Dr. Jackson Griggs for his participation in the Physician of the Day program and congratulating him on his appointment as executive director and CEO of Waco Family Health Center.

HR 1154 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2019 1:42PM
Caption: Honoring Gary P. Nunn for his contributions to Texas music.

HR 1254 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2019 9:34AM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Limestone County.

HR 1271 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 29 2019 1:23PM
Caption: In memory of Joe "Smokey" Davis of Fulshear.

HR 1313 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 6 2019 8:22PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Thomas Lee Charlton of Fort Worth.

HR 1654 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 5:00PM
Caption: Congratulating the football team from La Vega High School in Waco on winning the 2018 UIL 4A Division 1 state championship.

HR 1655 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 12:37PM
Caption: Commending Dade Pritchett for his service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Kyle Kacal.

HR 1656 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 4:12PM
Caption: In memory of Carlos Nestor Beltrame of Livermore, California.

HR 1688 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 10:11AM
Caption: Congratulating the Mart High School football team on winning the 2018 UIL 2A Division 2 state championship.

HR 2079 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/28/2019 H Reported enrolled: May 28 2019 6:20PM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Grace United Methodist Church in Hearne.

Joint Author (19):
HB 587 Author: Stephenson | Middleton | Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 71 in Wharton County as the Game Warden Justin Hurst Memorial Highway.

HB 644 Author: VanDeaver | Kacal | Rodriguez | Lambert | Price
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/19/2019 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 19 2019 11:59PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

HB 670 Author: King, Ken | Kacal | Johnson, Julie
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

HB 884 Author: Raney | Patterson | Ashby | Kacal | Buckley
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of Business State Highway 6-R in Brazos County as the Carolyn and John David Crow Memorial Parkway.

HB 1245 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to notice of a property owner's rights relating to the examination or survey of property by an entity with eminent domain authority.

HB 1246 Author: Ashby | Bailes | Kacal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to the acquisition of certain real property in conjunction with the acquisition of real property for a public use through eminent domain procedures.

HB 1247 Author: Ashby | Clardy | Kacal | Bailes | White
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Land & Resource Management: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to liability for the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation.

HB 1323 Author: Murr | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Coleman | Kacal
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.

HB 1584 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | King, Ken | Kacal | Zedler | Cole
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/15/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer.

HB 1919 Author: Bailes | Burns | Kacal
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the right of property owners to file complaints against certain entities regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding alleged misconduct by the entities while exercising eminent domain authority.

HB 2107 Author: Capriglione | Rodriguez | Shaheen | Kacal | Lambert
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 05/31/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to information provided by a local health jurisdiction on food regulation.

HB 2108 Author: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Kacal | Lambert | Moody
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the regulation of cottage food production operations.

HB 2787 Author: Springer | Raymond | Kacal
Last Action: 05/06/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment and to the liability of volunteer certified veterinary assistants, licensed veterinary technicians, or veterinarians who provide medical assistance to an injured animal in certain situations.

HB 3041 Author: Turner, Chris | Kacal
Sponsor: Buckingham
Last Action: 06/07/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to the renewal of a preauthorization for a medical or health care service.

HB 3056 Author: Lambert | Kacal | King, Ken | Shine | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to operating requirements for farm mutual insurance companies related to insurance in force on rural property.

HB 3070 Author: King, Ken | Springer | Cyrier | Murr | Kacal
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/10/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
Caption: Relating to grants for emergency assistance under the rural volunteer fire department assistance program.

HB 4247 Author: Wilson | Kacal
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Environmental Regulation: Mar 25 2019 1:06PM
Caption: Relating to the operation of rock and concrete crushing facilities at certain locations.

HJR 62 Author: Murr | Kacal
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.

HR 1052 Author: King, Ken | Ashby | Kacal
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Reported enrolled: Apr 11 2019 4:35PM
Caption: Commending author and scholar Andrew Roberts on his achievements.

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