Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Diego Bernal
87th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 7/27/2021

Number of Bills: 29

HB 5 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Paddie | Price | Canales
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bailes | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas.

HB 36 Author: Johnson, Jarvis | Holland | Shaheen | Thompson, Senfronia | Anchia
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to abolishing Confederate Heroes Day.

HB 40 Author: Talarico | Price | Lucio III | Thompson, Senfronia | Meyer
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to a cap on the monthly price of insulin and insulin supplies.

HB 82 Author: Lucio III | Talarico
Coauthor: Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Insurance: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
Caption: Relating to pricing of and health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin.

HB 359 Author: Geren | Hunter | Burrows | Clardy | Johnson, Julie
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.

HB 389 Author: Israel | Coleman | Turner, John | Rose
Coauthor: Beckley | Bernal | Cole | Hernandez | Howard | et al.
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 392 Author: Bowers | Reynolds | Rose | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 764 Author: Krause | Landgraf | Burns | Slawson | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2021 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the academic assessment of public school students.

HB 873 Author: Collier | Pacheco | Shaheen | Stucky | Ordaz Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Ashby | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1231 Author: Moody | Oliverson | Jetton | Hull | Meza
Coauthor: Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | Button | Campos | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to the designation of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as optional holidays.

HB 1250 Author: Ramos | Herrero | Burns | Clardy | Frullo
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Biedermann | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 4 2021 4:17PM
Caption: Relating to designating April 16 as Selena Quintanilla Pérez Day.

HB 1463 Author: Goodwin
Coauthor: Allen | Beckley | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/04/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to voting by mail due to childbirth or expected childbirth.

HB 1535 Author: Klick | Dean | Price | Oliverson | Howard
Coauthor: Allison | Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Bowers | et al.
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 06/15/2021 E Effective on 9/1/21
Caption: Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions and the establishment of compassionate-use institutional review boards to evaluate and approve proposed research programs to study the medical use of low-THC cannabis in the treatment of certain patients.

HB 1655 Author: Thierry | Thompson, Senfronia | Darby | Hunter | Patterson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1912 Author: Wilson | Murr | Walle | Martinez | Parker
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Beckley | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 04/19/2021 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to air quality permits for aggregate production operations and concrete batch plants.

HB 2087 Author: Perez | Cain | Huberty | Johnson, Jarvis | Oliverson
Coauthor: Allison | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Biedermann | et al.
Last Action: 05/12/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to mandatory arbitration for certain municipal fire departments and employee bargaining agents.

HB 2275 Author: Zwiener | Huberty | Oliverson | Frank | Paddie
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation and uses of the critical infrastructure resiliency fund and the eligibility of certain water-related projects for state financial assistance.

HB 2308 Author: Gates | Frank | Leman | Minjarez | Rose
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Bailes | Bell, Keith | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/26/2021 S Removed from local & uncontested calendar
Caption: Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 2637 Author: Cook | Anchia | Thompson, Senfronia | Rose | Goldman
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2021 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee.

HB 3507 Author: Rogers | Capriglione | Guillen | Stephenson | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/22/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 3621 Author: Cortez | Martinez Fischer | Minjarez
Coauthor: Bernal | Lopez | Zwiener
Last Action: 05/13/2021 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion pilot program in Bexar County.

HB 3871 Author: Johnson, Julie | Larson | Allison | Kacal | Huberty
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Bailes | Beckley | Bernal | et al.
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.

HB 4671 Author: Johnson, Ann | Oliverson | Klick | Walle | Bonnen
Coauthor: Anderson | Ashby | Bernal | Campos | Cyrier | et al.
Last Action: 05/06/2021 H Referred to Public Health: May 6 2021 11:46AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain cancer patients receiving pain management services and supportive palliative care.

HCR 51 Author: Morales, Christina | Neave | Minjarez | Romero, Jr. | Perez
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 06/14/2021 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act.

HJR 23 Author: Israel | Coleman | Turner, John | Rose
Coauthor: Beckley | Bernal | Hernandez | Howard | Longoria | et al.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Appropriations: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

HJR 99 Author: Canales | Ashby | Kuempel | King, Ken | Geren
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchia | Bailes | Beckley | et al.
Sponsor: Nichols
Last Action: 06/01/2021 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county; authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes.

HR 538 Author: Vo | Harless | Howard | Thompson, Senfronia | Shine
Coauthor: Allen | Anchia | Bernal | Bucy | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/14/2021 H Reported enrolled: May 14 2021 7:52PM
Caption: Condemning racism against Asian Americans.

HR 880 Author: Anchia | Metcalf | Cole | Oliverson | Walle
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bucy | Burns | Frullo | et al.
Last Action: 04/30/2021 H Reported enrolled: Apr 30 2021 4:51PM
Caption: Relating to deactivating House Rule 16, Section 13.

HR 1493 Author: Morales, Christina | Reynolds | Hinojosa | Minjarez | Ramos
Coauthor: Anchia | Beckley | Bernal | Collier | Cortez | et al.
Last Action: 05/22/2021 H Filed
Caption: Commending the leaders and philanthropists who assisted the people of Texas in the aftermath of the winter storm of February 2021.

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