Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Diego Bernal
86th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 4/24/2019

Number of Bills: 90

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (53):
HB 102 Author: Bernal | Rodriguez | González, Jessica
Last Action: 04/15/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher.

HB 129 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the assignment of certain certified or licensed professionals to certain public schools.

HB 165 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/01/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs.

HB 170 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Thompson, Senfronia | Davis, Sarah | Zerwas
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to coverage for mammography under certain health benefit plans.

HB 172 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.

HB 177 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program.

HB 180 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates.

HB 185 Author: Bernal | Rosenthal | Beckley
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to a study of the impact, feasibility, and advisability of adopting a property tax system in which the disclosure of the sales price of real property is required by law.

HB 188 Author: Bernal | Beckley | Johnson, Julie | Ramos
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
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 190 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to verification by a credit services organization of a consumer's ability to repay an extension of consumer credit.

HB 193 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
Caption: Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses.

HB 199 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to permissible uses of the instructional materials allotment.

HB 202 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools.

HB 206 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities; changing the amount of a civil penalty.

HB 231 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to transportation services for homeless students.

HB 240 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads.

HB 242 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 254 Author: Bernal | Johnson, Julie | Ramos
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 266 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the definition of sanitary, decent, and safe dwelling for housing developments.

HB 267 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the attendance calculation for elementary grade levels.

HB 268 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to transportation services for homeless students.

HB 271 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to student access of career school and college transcripts and certificates of completion of training.

HB 272 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the calculation of average daily attendance for school districts providing certain full-day prekindergarten programs.

HB 308 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Elections: Feb 19 2019 1:41PM
Caption: Relating to the appointment and training of volunteer deputy registrars.

HB 420 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 20 2019 12:02PM
Caption: Relating to corporal punishment in public schools.

HB 441 Author: Bernal | Romero, Jr. | Anchia | Stucky
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to pay the cost of taking a high school equivalency examination for certain individuals.

HB 641 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/21/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Feb 21 2019 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to consideration of location of an offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts.

HB 706 Author: Bernal | Ortega
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain children who are deaf or hard of hearing for audiology services under the school health and related services program.

HB 816 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 905 Author: Bernal | Minjarez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual who is eligible to receive long-term services and supports under the Medicaid program while the individual is on a waiting list for the services and supports.

HB 1102 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on certain residence homesteads following a substantial school tax increase.

HB 1152 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the deceptive trade practice of charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities during a declared disaster.

HB 1453 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to special education-related requirements, including the provision of certain services, the composition of the State Board for Educator Certification, and certain educator requirements.

HB 1608 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a distillery festival permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 1765 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to standards for certain child-care facilities that detain unaccompanied children.

HB 1795 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to the enforcement by certain entities of state and federal immigration laws with respect to persons younger than 18 years of age.

HB 1799 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2019 H Referred to Elections: Mar 4 2019 5:43PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.

HB 1830 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 5 2019 12:19PM
Caption: Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to certain open-enrollment charter schools.

HB 2163 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the types of vehicles regulated as neighborhood electric vehicles.

HB 2881 Author: Bernal | Dutton | Meyer | Talarico
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
Caption: Relating to establishing resource campuses to improve a public school campus not performing satisfactorily.

HB 2883 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
Caption: Relating to training requirements and prohibited discrimination for child-care facilities and registered family homes.

HB 3448 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Urban Affairs: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
Caption: Relating to the application of whistleblower protection laws to certain appointed municipal officers.

HB 3728 Author: Bernal | Gervin-Hawkins | Lopez
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees; providing administrative penalties.

HB 3776 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain children through the private marketplace.

HB 3788 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
Caption: Relating to establishing the supporting medically fragile children program.

HB 3921 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to certain contracting requirements for the provision of broadband Internet access service to governmental entities.

HB 3923 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

HB 3924 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/21/2019 H Referred to Transportation: Mar 21 2019 12:30PM
Caption: Relating to specialized license plates and parking placards for vehicles of persons with disabilities.

HB 4242 Author: Bernal | Talarico | Lopez
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator
Caption: Relating to the administration of state assessments.

HB 4503 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 26 2019 1:36PM
Caption: Relating to the proof of ownership required for the registration of certain boats.

HJR 48 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the total assessed value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual who is eligible to receive long-term services and supports under the Medicaid program while the individual is on a waiting list for the services and supports.

HJR 56 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2019 6:10PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that a school district may impose on the residence homestead of an individual and the surviving spouse of the individual if the individual qualifies the property as the individual's residence homestead for 15 consecutive tax years and the school taxes on the property increase by at least 120 percent during that period.

HR 642 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/14/2019 H Reported enrolled: Mar 14 2019 3:52PM
Caption: In memory of U.S. Navy Seaman Lawrence Paul Hayden of Houston.

Joint Author (37):
HB 3 Author: Huberty | Bernal | Zerwas | King, Ken | Allen
Sponsor: Taylor
Last Action: 04/25/2019 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to public school finance and public education.

HB 92 Author: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Bernal | Bell, Keith
Last Action: 03/27/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

HB 116 Author: González, Mary | Bernal | Rosenthal
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students.

HB 130 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Gutierrez | Gervin-Hawkins | Cortez
Last Action: 04/11/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to authorizing an increase in an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 198 Author: Thierry | Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to providing mental health services and mental health education to public school students at school-based health centers.

HB 239 Author: Farrar | Huberty | Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to social work services in public schools.

HB 312 Author: Howard | Bernal
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reapportionment of state legislative, congressional, and judicial districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Redistricting Commission.

HB 342 Author: Cortez | Rose | Davis, Sarah | Bernal | Sheffield
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program.

HB 448 Author: Turner, Chris | Thierry | Zerwas | Bernal | Sheffield
Last Action: 04/17/2019 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the creation of an offense for failing to secure certain children in a rear-facing child passenger safety seat system.

HB 496 Author: Gervin-Hawkins | Bernal | Allison
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the placement of bleeding control kits in public schools and to required training of school personnel.

HB 963 Author: Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Howard
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the career and technology education and technology applications allotment and the essential knowledge and skills of the career and technology education and technology applications curriculums.

HB 1036 Author: Beckley | Bernal
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales; providing a civil penalty.

HB 1276 Author: Rosenthal | Dutton | Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the assignment of a public school student to an uncertified teacher.

HB 1439 Author: Pacheco | Minjarez | Bernal | Allison | Guillen
Last Action: 04/26/2019 H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar
Caption: Relating to the intercollegiate athletics fee at Texas A&M University--San Antonio; authorizing a fee.

HB 1480 Author: VanDeaver | Ashby | Bernal | Tinderholt | Metcalf
Last Action: 04/16/2019 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to assessment of public school students, providing accelerated instruction, appropriately crediting certain student performance, and eliminating requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1632 Author: Bell, Keith | VanDeaver | González, Mary | Meyer | Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Passed
Caption: Relating to students eligible to receive compensatory, intensive, and accelerated instructional services.

HB 1763 Author: Blanco | Huberty | Bernal | Allen
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of the children of public school educators for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 2030 Author: Turner, John | Meyer | VanDeaver | Bernal
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to eligibility of certain children for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

HB 2185 Author: Rodriguez | Bernal
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.

HB 2244 Author: González, Mary | Sanford | Bernal | Meyer
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to speech protections for student media publications in public schools.

HB 2505 Author: Allison | Pacheco | Nevárez | Lambert | Bernal
Last Action: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
Caption: Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 2532 Author: González, Jessica | Bernal | Farrar | Rodriguez
Last Action: 04/04/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to designate homestead preservation districts.

HB 2609 Author: King, Ken | González, Mary | Bernal
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to permissible teachers assigned to a bilingual education program and the permissible uses of the bilingual education allotment provided under the foundation school program.

HB 2689 Author: Dean | Capriglione | Bernal | Blanco | Wray
Last Action: 04/12/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the designation of a cybersecurity coordinator by each school district.

HB 2991 Author: Talarico | Bernal
Last Action: 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the use of disciplinary alternatives to suspension by a school district and the creation of the restorative justice coordinating council.

HB 2995 Author: Talarico | Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption: Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for educational materials purchased by a teacher.

HB 2997 Author: Talarico | Thierry | Bernal | Hinojosa
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to suicide prevention training for certain public school employees and public school mental health related programs and the applicability of related immunity provisions.

HB 3012 Author: Talarico | Bernal
Last Action: 04/18/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to requiring the provision of course work to public school students subject to in-school or out-of-school suspension.

HB 3234 Author: González, Jessica | Bernal | Farrar | Anchia
Last Action: 03/13/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 13 2019 12:36PM
Caption: Relating to the deferral or abatement of the collection of ad valorem taxes on an appreciating residence homestead.

HB 3258 Author: Minjarez | Bernal | Pacheco | Allison | Gervin-Hawkins
Last Action: 04/22/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to an authorization to increase the sales and use tax collected in an advanced transportation district of a metropolitan rapid transit authority.

HB 3283 Author: White | Bernal | Collier
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
Caption: Relating to the release of certain defendants on bail.

HB 3696 Author: Bell, Keith | Ashby | Hefner | Bernal | Bowers
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to indicators of achievement under the public school accountability system.

HB 3710 Author: Bell, Keith | Allen | Ashby | Bernal | VanDeaver
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to providing school districts electronic tutorials for certain end-of-course assessment instruments required for graduation.

HB 4094 Author: Beckley | Sherman, Sr. | Bernal | Meyer | Button
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to school district grace period policies and the provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts.

HB 4451 Author: Pacheco | Cortez | Bernal
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Passed
Caption: Relating to state recognition of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation.

HCR 133 Author: Dutton | Guerra | Talarico | Bernal
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to conduct a study on the creation of a divinity program at Texas Southern University.

HJR 64 Author: Beckley | Bernal | Israel | Ramos | Bucy
Last Action: 04/08/2019 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

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