Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Diego Bernal
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 6/22/2021

Number of Bills: 64

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (47):
HB 122 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
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 131 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Medicaid buy-in program for certain low-income individuals through the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 143 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid in certain counties under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 154 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to establishing a program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain children through the private marketplace.

HB 163 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the compensatory education allotment for homeless students.

HB 165 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to a supporting medically fragile children program for the provision of certain necessary health care services to those children.

HB 171 Author: Bernal | Guillen | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the expansion of eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HB 177 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
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 182 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.

HB 183 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
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 188 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 191 Author: Bernal | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
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 195 Author: Bernal | Romero, Jr.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 H Failed to pass
Caption: Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities; changing the amount of a civil penalty.

HB 203 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
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 206 Author: Bernal | Meza
Last Action: 04/14/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 213 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to limiting the locations where a person may carry a firearm other than a handgun; creating a criminal offense.

HB 220 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/03/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to establishing resource campuses to improve a public school campus not performing satisfactorily.

HB 226 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to social work services in public schools.

HB 230 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Elections: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.

HB 236 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.

HB 237 Author: Bernal | Neave | Crockett | Ortega
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to student access to certain academic records; authorizing a fee.

HB 245 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

HB 254 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to purchases made by a school district and open-enrollment charter school using the instructional materials and technology allotment.

HB 258 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to certain contracting requirements for the provision of broadband Internet access service to governmental entities.

HB 746 Author: Bernal
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/21/2021 S No action taken in committee
Caption: Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on residence homesteads in certain counties.

HB 772 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
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 872 Author: Bernal | Howard | Lopez | Minjarez | Hernandez
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/18/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the disclosure of certain utility customer information.

HB 891 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Relating to birth records of homeless individuals.

HB 999 Author: Bernal | Patterson | Guillen | Morales Shaw
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 05/31/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the use of individual graduation committees for certain high school students.

HB 1017 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to a study of the impact and feasibility of adopting average daily membership when determining the entitlement of a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

HB 1298 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees; providing administrative penalties.

HB 1299 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
Caption: Relating to the sale of distilled spirits at a temporary location by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit.

HB 2134 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to coverage for childhood cranial remolding orthosis under certain health benefit plans.

HB 2216 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Corrections: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to the period for disposing of a charge that a person violated a condition of release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

HB 2255 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements for a request for the revision of a charter for an open-enrollment charter school.

HB 2278 Author: Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 04/23/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the expulsion of public school students for engaging in conduct that constitutes serious offenses.

HB 2906 Author: Bernal | Campos
Last Action: 04/20/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the disposition of rental payments received by public housing authorities from tenants.

HB 2909 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
Caption: Relating to coverage for diagnostic examinations under certain health benefit plans.

HB 2942 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 04/26/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to investigations and actions by district or county attorneys in connection with the deceptive trade practice of charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities during a declared disaster.

HB 3328 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Relating to the periodic review and expiration dates of state and local tax preferences.

HB 3928 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to additional service credit for certain members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3929 Author: Bernal | Dean
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the loss of benefits of and the payment of certain employer contributions for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who resume service.

HB 3930 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/24/2021 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 24 2021 11:23AM
Caption: Relating to the compensatory education allotment for homeless students or students in foster care under the Foundation School Program.

HB 3932 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the State Advisory Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

HJR 14 Author: Bernal | Guillen
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
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 16 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
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.

HJR 134 Author: Bernal
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 11:25AM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the periodic review of state and local tax preferences and the expiration of those tax preferences.

Joint Author (17):
HB 81 Author: Rodriguez | VanDeaver | Bell, Keith | Bernal | Talarico
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a public school campus's election under a campus turnaround plan to operate as a community school.

HB 332 Author: Talarico | Bernal | Buckley
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 05/25/2021 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to the use of the compensatory education allotment for programs that build certain social and emotional skills.

HB 628 Author: Rosenthal | Bernal | Johnson, Jarvis
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting an increase in the rent of a tenant residing in a development supported with a low income housing tax credit allocation.

HB 1080 Author: Patterson | Lozano | Talarico | Bernal
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 06/04/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the eligibility for participation in University Interscholastic League activities of certain public school students who receive outpatient mental health services.

HB 1196 Author: Hinojosa | Bernal | Lambert
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a certified birth record, driver's license, or personal identification certificate to a homeless individual.

HB 1744 Author: Guerra | Moody | Bernal
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to measures to prepare students to teach bilingual education, English as a second language, or Spanish.

HB 1942 Author: VanDeaver | Bernal
Last Action: 05/10/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the adult high school charter school program.

HB 2230 Author: Bucy | Talarico | Bernal | Allison | Buckley
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a study on incorporating fine arts into the foundation curriculum for public schools.

HB 2334 Author: Crockett | Bernal | Reynolds | Talarico | Zwiener
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 15 2021 4:50PM
Caption: Relating to prohibiting a peace officer from using less lethal devices to control the activity or movement of a nonviolent gathering of persons or disperse persons engaging in protected speech or expressive conduct.

HB 2344 Author: Zwiener | Bernal | VanDeaver | Buckley | Lozano
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to authorizing the use of a writing portfolio assessment to assess writing performance for public school students.

HB 2585 Author: Crockett | Bernal
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to recall elections for members of the governing body of a home-rule municipality who are elected from single-member districts.

HB 2756 Author: Allen | Bernal | Collier
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/24/2021 S Committee report printed and distributed: May 24 2021 5:25PM
Caption: Relating to the donation of food by public school campuses.

HB 2975 Author: Hull | Oliverson | Cain | Moody | Bernal
Last Action: 05/17/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to prohibiting the physical restraint of or use of chemical irritants on certain public school students by peace officers and school security personnel under certain circumstances.

HB 3485 Author: Goodwin | Bernal | Wu | Israel
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to information reported through the Public Education Information Management System and to parents regarding disciplinary measures used by a school district.

HB 3668 Author: VanDeaver | Metcalf | Guillen | Bernal | King, Ken
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the administration of assessment instruments in public schools, eliminating the requirement to use public school assessment instruments as a criterion for promotion or graduation, and the temporary suspension of certain accountability determinations for a school district or campus in a school year in which the operations of the district or campus are disrupted as a result of a declared disaster.

HB 3889 Author: Morales Shaw | Hinojosa | Bernal | Talarico | Hernandez
Sponsor: Powell
Last Action: 05/21/2021 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the cost for certain public school students of a broadband Internet access program offered by the Texas Education Agency.

HR 307 Author: Schofield | Bernal
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Reported enrolled: Mar 29 2021 2:28PM
Caption: In memory of Jewell Marie Pardo of San Antonio.

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