Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Kyle J. Kacal
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 43

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (30):
HB 1266 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Agriculture & Livestock: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
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 1279 Author: Kacal | Guillen
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders.

HB 1497 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 171 in Limestone County as the Dr. Ric Bennett, DVM, Memorial Highway.

HB 2303 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by peace officers, special investigators, certain retired law enforcement officers, municipal attorneys, and assistant municipal attorneys and the issuance of handgun licenses to municipal attorneys and assistant municipal attorneys.

HB 2581 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Hancock
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to civil works projects and other construction projects of governmental entities.

HB 2850 Author: Kacal | Guillen
Sponsor: Springer
Last Action: 06/16/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the liability of certain volunteers who provide veterinary care or treatment and certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment.

HB 3568 Author: Kacal
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to the sale and purchase of certain fish.

HB 4292 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
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 4314 Author: Kacal | Guillen
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances, marihuana, dangerous drugs, or abusable volatile chemicals, or possession of drug paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.

HB 4349 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to the sale by certain alcoholic beverage permit holders of wine or liquor at a cost below the cost to the seller.

HB 4376 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
Caption: Relating to regulation of ownership and control of installed electric generation capacity.

HJR 4 Author: Kacal | Price | Lambert | Murr
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons.

HJR 70 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 11 2021 1:34PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation of a percentage of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer first responders.

HR 553 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2021 11:33AM
Caption: In memory of DPS Trooper Chad Michael Walker of Groesbeck.

HR 658 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 27 2021 10:26AM
Caption: Commemorating the Kosse Sesquicentennial.

HR 943 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2021 4:06PM
Caption: In memory of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan Jones of the Falls County Sheriff's Department.

HR 945 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 11 2021 4:33PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Joe Frederick "Ric" Bennett Jr. of Coolidge.

HR 1080 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/18/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 18 2021 11:12AM
Caption: Congratulating Joseph Frazier Radcliffe of Waco on his 100th birthday and recognizing him as an honorary Texan.

HR 1089 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/19/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 19 2021 8:43AM
Caption: Commemorating the 35th anniversary of Brookhaven Youth Ranch.

HR 1286 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/26/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 26 2021 3:48PM
Caption: In memory of Dr. Ennis Holmes of Mexia.

HR 1403 Author: Kacal | Craddick | Ashby | King, Tracy O. | Morrison
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2021 11:34AM
Caption: In memory of Charlotte Han Sharp of College Station.

HR 1724 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 1:04PM
Caption: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Groesbeck.

HR 1741 Author: Kacal | Raney | Ashby | Price | Minjarez
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 8:25PM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. M. Katherine Banks on her appointment as the new president of Texas A&M University.

HR 1817 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 4:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Terra and Judson Willett of Austin on the birth of their daughter, Macy Kay Willett.

HR 1990 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 12:59PM
Caption: Commending Caleb Barkman for his service as a legislative aide in the office of State Representative Kyle Kacal.

HR 1991 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 12:07PM
Caption: Congratulating Parten Wakefield of Shady W Ranch in Brazos County on his receipt of a 2021 Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Award.

HR 2009 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 05/30/2021 H 3 hr. notice-for consideration
Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.J.R. No. 4.

HR 2046 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 12:08PM
Caption: Congratulating Grayson Nicchio on his graduation from James Bowie High School in Austin in 2021.

HR 2047 Author: Kacal | Burns | Parker | Bailes | González, Mary
Last Action: 06/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 3 2021 9:23PM
Caption: In memory of James B. Prewitt.

HR 2087 Author: Kacal
Last Action: 06/02/2021 H Reported enrolled: Jun 2 2021 8:23PM
Caption: Commending Judge Rick Hill for his work as president of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas during the 87th Texas Legislature.

Joint Author (13):
HB 20 Author: Murr | Kacal
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/31/2021 H Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
Caption: Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a bail bond or personal bond, to related duties of certain officers taking bail bonds and of a magistrate in a criminal case, to charitable bail organizations, and to the reporting of information pertaining to bail bonds.

HB 428 Author: King, Ken | Leach | Kacal | Canales | Guillen
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 06/07/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening.

HB 1676 Author: Goodwin | Guerra | Talarico | Kacal
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to child water safety requirements for certain organizations; authorizing disciplinary action, including an administrative penalty.

HB 1698 Author: Raney | Kacal | Canales
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to authorizing an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties to be used for transportation projects.

HB 1863 Author: Bucy | Kacal | Lopez | Cole
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the issuance of Make-A-Wish specialty license plates.

HB 2101 Author: Anderson | Kacal
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in McLennan County.

HB 2185 Author: Parker | Kacal
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the promotion of off-label uses of certain drugs, biological products, and devices.

HB 3512 Author: Canales | Murr | Kacal
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the designation of portions of the state highway system as memorial highways for certain deceased peace officers.

HB 3662 Author: Buckley | Shine | Kacal | Talarico
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the award of health plan provider contracts under the Medicaid managed care program.

HB 3871 Author: Johnson, Julie | Larson | Allison | Kacal | Huberty
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

HJR 32 Author: Shine | Ashby | Darby | Kacal | Spiller
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on a municipality or county.

HR 722 Author: Dean | Kacal
Last Action: 04/27/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 27 2021 10:41AM
Caption: Congratulating Dr. Blanche Henderson Brick on her receipt of a 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from Longview ISD.

HR 796 Author: Price | Kacal
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 3 2021 11:08AM
Caption: Recognizing May 6, 2021, as National Day of Prayer in Texas.

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