Texas Legislature
Bills Coauthored
Rep. Diego Bernal
88th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 12/5/2023

Number of Bills: 72

HB 8 Author: VanDeaver | Kuempel | Buckley | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to public higher education, including the public junior college state finance program.

HB 9 Author: Ashby | Hunter | Hernandez | Bonnen | Longoria
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the development and funding of broadband and telecommunications services.

HB 11 Author: Dutton | King, Ken | Harless | Buckley | Jones, Jolanda
Coauthor: Bernal | Capriglione | Dean | Garcia | Hayes | et al.
Sponsor: Creighton
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the rights and certification of public school educators, including financial and other assistance and waivers provided to public schools by the Texas Education Agency related to public school educators, methods of instruction provided in public schools, and certain allotments under the Foundation School Program.

HB 12 Author: Rose | Thompson, Senfronia | Walle | Thierry | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the duration of services provided under Medicaid to women following a pregnancy.

HB 25 Author: Talarico | Frank | Burrows | Rose | Klick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bailes | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 45 Author: Morales, Christina | Allen | Wu | Cunningham
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools.

HB 78 Author: Ortega | Ordaz | González, Mary | Lujan | Moody
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Relating to the authorization by referendum of an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties.

HB 107 Author: Schaefer
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Cecil | Bernal | Bumgarner | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the penalty for a violation of an emergency management plan.

HB 242 Author: Howard | Johnson, Julie | Slawson | Leach | Garcia
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | et al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to liability for the donation and distribution of feminine hygiene products.

HB 300 Author: Howard | Button | Neave Criado | Thierry | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for certain family care items.

HB 362 Author: Oliverson | Howard | Talarico | Cole | Leo-Wilson
Coauthor: Bernal | Bowers | Bumgarner | Button | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 04/12/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of testing equipment that identifies the presence of fentanyl, alpha-methylfentanyl, or any other derivative of fentanyl.

HB 476 Author: Jones, Jolanda | Thompson, Senfronia | Allen
Coauthor: Bernal | Bryant | Collier | Cunningham | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 05/03/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the release of certain defendants detained in jail pending trial.

HB 567 Author: Bowers | Rose | Reynolds | Sherman, Sr. | Buckley
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Miles
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race.

HB 652 Author: Johnson, Julie
Coauthor: Bernal | Bryant | Bucy | Cole | Dutton | et al.
Last Action: 02/23/2023 H Referred to Health Care Reform, Select: Feb 23 2023 4:39PM
Caption: Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

HB 683 Author: Cole | Guillen | Turner | Dutton | Howard
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Garcia | Gates | Johnson, Ann | et al.
Sponsor: LaMantia
Last Action: 05/12/2023 S Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendments
Caption: Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

HB 916 Author: Ordaz | Slawson | Frank | Rose | Howard
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bumgarner | et al.
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs.

HB 1012 Author: González, Jessica | Anchía | Martinez Fischer | Reynolds | Neave Criado
Coauthor: Bernal | Bucy | Cole | Collier | Davis | et al.
Last Action: 03/02/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 2 2023 3:47PM
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination; authorizing civil penalties.

HB 1287 Author: Guillen | Ortega | Flores | Hernandez | Plesa
Coauthor: Bernal | Garcia | Lopez, Ray | Meza | Morales, Eddie
Sponsor: Blanco
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1323 Author: Talarico | Lujan | Raney | Cook
Coauthor: Bernal | Morales, Eddie | Plesa
Last Action: 04/19/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to the measures to encourage eligible students to claim certain tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who are or have been in foster or other residential care.

HB 1416 Author: Bell, Keith | Dutton | Buckley | VanDeaver | King, Ken
Coauthor: Bernal | Button
Sponsor: Paxton
Last Action: 06/09/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to accelerated instruction provided to public school students who fail to achieve satisfactory performance on certain assessment instruments.

HB 1429 Author: Campos | Collier | Garcia | Howard | Jones, Jolanda
Coauthor: Bernal | Flores | Morales Shaw | Morales, Eddie
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the definitions of family violence and household member for purposes of crime victims' compensation.

HB 1431 Author: Meza | Lalani
Coauthor: Bernal
Last Action: 04/04/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers.

HB 1501 Author: Walle | Flores | Plesa
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Cole | Meza
Last Action: 03/03/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 3 2023 1:58PM
Caption: Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

HB 1535 Author: Clardy | Holland | Canales | Goldman | Bell, Keith
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Dorazio | et al.
Sponsor: Johnson
Last Action: 05/24/2023 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the San Antonio River Authority, following recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission; altering the terms of office of the members of the board of directors of the authority.

HB 1571 Author: Lozano | Rose | González, Mary | Jetton
Coauthor: Bernal
Last Action: 03/28/2023 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement under Medicaid of local educational agencies for the provision of health care services to students.

HB 1599 Author: Bucy | Harless | Oliverson | Jetton | Bonnen
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bowers | Campos | Garcia | et al.
Last Action: 05/17/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to implementation of an express lane option for determining eligibility and enrolling certain individuals in Medicaid or the child health plan program.

HB 1613 Author: Shine | Martinez Fischer | Kuempel | Ordaz | Slawson
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Sponsor: Flores
Last Action: 05/25/2023 S House appoints conferees-reported
Caption: Relating to the applicability of the law governing the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans.

HB 1677 Author: Jetton | Reynolds | Collier
Coauthor: Bernal | Garcia | Ordaz
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the issuance of a certified birth record, driver's license, or personal identification certificate to a homeless individual.

HB 1704 Author: Walle | Garcia | Rose | Raney
Coauthor: Bernal | Flores | Goodwin | Lambert | Lopez, Janie | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the workforce housing capital investment fund program to fund the development of workforce housing in this state; authorizing a fee.

HB 1736 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bernal | Cain | Hull | Morales Shaw | Morales, Christina | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in a capital murder case and the review of certain convictions by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

HB 1737 Author: Leach
Coauthor: Bernal | Jones, Venton | Morales Shaw | Morales, Christina | Plesa
Sponsor: Zaffirini
Last Action: 05/18/2023 S Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to automatic orders of nondisclosure of criminal history record information for certain misdemeanor defendants following successful completion of a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.

HB 1743 Author: Leach | Noble | Jones, Venton | Collier | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | Garcia | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 06/12/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to a memorandum of understanding between the Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to assess the eligibility of certain inmates for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits on discharge or release from confinement.

HB 1750 Author: Burns | Bell, Keith | Harris, Cody | Metcalf | Burrows
Coauthor: Bailes | Bernal | Buckley | Cain | Cortez | et al.
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/02/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the applicability of certain city requirements to agricultural operations.

HB 1755 Author: Button | Hunter | Ordaz | Burrows | Longoria
Coauthor: Bernal | Capriglione | Gamez | Garcia | Morales, Eddie | et al.
Sponsor: Alvarado
Last Action: 05/27/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Lone Star Workforce of the Future Fund.

HB 1869 Author: Romero, Jr. | Guerra | Neave Criado
Coauthor: Bernal | Bucy | Campos | Flores | González, Jessica | et al.
Last Action: 03/07/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 7 2023 12:31PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of a Texas conditional driver's permit, provisional Texas conditional driver's permit, and Texas conditional learner permit; authorizing a fee.

HB 1882 Author: Bhojani | Jetton | Hull | Lalani | Oliverson
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 H Reported favorably as substituted
Caption: Relating to the designation of certain religious holy days as optional holidays.

HB 1883 Author: Bhojani | Cunningham | Allen | Hinojosa | Jetton
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/18/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the administration of assessment instruments to public school students on religious holy days.

HB 1884 Author: Bhojani | Lujan | Moody | Talarico | Leach
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | Button | et al.
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to State Affairs
Caption: Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony.

HB 1898 Author: Jetton | Rose | Price | Allison | Thompson, Senfronia
Coauthor: Anchía | Anderson | Bernal | Bhojani | Capriglione | et al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Placed on intent calendar
Caption: Relating to a grant program to fund the provision by children's hospitals of mental and behavioral health services to children in this state.

HB 1973 Author: Harris, Caroline | Klick | Frank | Campos | Collier
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | et al.
Last Action: 05/09/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to itemized billing for health care services and supplies provided by health care providers; authorizing an administrative penalty.

HB 1977 Author: Morales Shaw | Cain | Leach | Moody | Plesa
Coauthor: Bernal | Garcia | Morales, Christina
Last Action: 05/09/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the creation of a pretrial intervention program for certain youth offenders; authorizing a fee.

HB 1979 Author: Raney | Plesa | Bumgarner | Lopez, Ray
Coauthor: Bernal | Bhojani | Garcia
Last Action: 05/05/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care.

HB 2055 Author: Jones, Venton | Harrison | González, Mary | Johnson, Julie | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | Bhojani | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 2229 Author: Goodwin | Thompson, Senfronia | Sherman, Sr. | Raymond | Leach
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | et al.
Last Action: 04/28/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the notice given to certain victims of family violence, stalking, harassment, or terroristic threat.

HB 2235 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 2411 Author: Talarico | Oliverson | Leo-Wilson | Howard | Zwiener
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Guerra | Jones, Venton | Plesa | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Education
Caption: Relating to the maintenance, administration, and disposal of opioid antagonists on public and private school campuses and to the permissible uses of money appropriated to a state agency from the opioid abatement account.

HB 2466 Author: Button | Capriglione | González, Mary | Ashby | Johnson, Ann
Coauthor: Bernal | Campos | Cook | Garcia | Johnson, Julie | et al.
Sponsor: West
Last Action: 05/23/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Texas technology and innovation program.

HB 2556 Author: Oliverson | Morales, Eddie | Harless
Coauthor: Bernal | Button
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/24/2023 S Co-sponsor authorized
Caption: Relating to the licensing and regulation of physician graduates and the authority of an insured to select a physician graduate under the insured's health insurance policy; requiring an occupational license; authorizing fees.

HB 2604 Author: Morales Shaw | Howard | Plesa | Ordaz
Coauthor: Allen | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | Bumgarner | et al.
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to International Relations & Economic Development: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a paid parental leave program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; imposing an employer contribution.

HB 2615 Author: Gates | Harris, Cody | Burrows | Canales | Allen
Coauthor: Allison | Anderson | Ashby | Bailes | Bell, Cecil | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Returned to committee: May 11 2023 11:50PM
Caption: Relating to the operation by a school district of a foundation and trade diploma program to provide eligible high school students with educational training under a plan for the issuance of a high school diploma and the application of certain student-based allotments under the public school finance system.

HB 2662 Author: Ashby | Anderson | Rose | Bailes | Clardy
Coauthor: Allison | Bell, Keith | Bernal | Bhojani | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 H Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to broadband development.

HB 2773 Author: Bucy
Coauthor: Bernal | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 03/13/2023 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 13 2023 3:37PM
Caption: Relating to the reimbursement under Medicaid of local educational agencies for the provision of health care services to students.

HB 2886 Author: González, Jessica | Rose | Anderson | Guillen | Walle
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bumgarner | Campos | Canales | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
Caption: Relating to the establishment of the office of food system security and resiliency in the Department of Agriculture.

HB 2957 Author: Bumgarner | Lujan | Neave Criado | Stucky | Garcia
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bucy | Button | Cain | et al.
Last Action: 05/01/2023 S Referred to Local Government
Caption: Relating to periodic occupational cancer screenings for firefighters.

HB 3143 Author: Jetton
Coauthor: Bernal
Last Action: 03/14/2023 H Referred to Youth Health & Safety, Select: Mar 14 2023 11:22AM
Caption: Relating to the reporting requirement for certain prohibited conduct by an employee of a public school and the definitions of abuse and neglect of a child.

HB 3377 Author: Jones, Venton | Oliverson | Rose | Anderson | Wu
Coauthor: Allen | Anchía | Bernal | Bhojani | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to HIV and AIDS tests.

HB 3447 Author: Bonnen | Paul | Anderson | Morales, Eddie
Coauthor: Bernal | Ortega
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/13/2023 E Effective on 9/1/23
Caption: Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Space Commission and the Texas Aerospace Research and Space Economy Consortium.

HB 3771 Author: Johnson, Julie | Button | Buckley | Rose | Morrison
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development
Caption: Relating to the creation of the employer child-care contribution partnership program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 3780 Author: Allen | Wu | Thompson, Senfronia | Reynolds | Bailes
Coauthor: Bell, Keith | Bernal | Bowers | Bryant | Button | et al.
Last Action: 03/20/2023 H Referred to Public Education: Mar 20 2023 3:35PM
Caption: Relating to public school system accountability.

HB 3835 Author: Lopez, Janie | Ashby | Flores | Holland | Troxclair
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bowers | Campos | Dorazio | et al.
Last Action: 05/02/2023 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to the operation and management of the Iwo Jima monument and museum by the Texas Historical Commission.

HB 3928 Author: Toth | Meyer | Dutton | Anderson | Burrows
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Bumgarner | Cain | Frazier | et al.
Sponsor: Parker
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to dyslexia evaluations and services for public school students, the provision of services for students with dyslexia and related disorders, and certain parental notice regarding the rights of parents of public school students with disabilities.

HB 4306 Author: Dorazio | Capriglione | DeAyala | Cain | Hefner
Coauthor: Anchía | Bernal | Bumgarner | Campos | Cunningham | et al.
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to a study by the attorney general on the feasibility of linking debit card transactions to bullion in the Texas Bullion Depository.

HB 4333 Author: Garcia | Gervin-Hawkins | Martinez Fischer | Lujan | Allison
Coauthor: Bernal | Campos | Cortez | Lopez, Ray
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/10/2023 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the extension of a family violence pretrial diversion pilot program in Bexar County.

HB 4506 Author: Cortez | Garcia
Coauthor: Bernal | Morales Shaw
Last Action: 05/15/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage for treatment of autism.

HB 4571 Author: Bucy | Talarico | Kuempel | Garcia
Coauthor: Bernal | Morales Shaw | Ortega
Last Action: 05/10/2023 S Referred to s/c on Higher Education by Pres
Caption: Relating to measures to address student hunger at postsecondary educational institutions.

HB 4713 Author: Plesa | Rose | Price | Oliverson | Perez
Coauthor: Allison | Anchía | Bernal | Bowers | Bucy | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for early treatment of first episode psychosis.

HB 4903 Author: Dorazio | Capriglione | Raymond | Harris, Cody | Stucky
Coauthor: Allison | Bernal | Buckley | Bumgarner | Burns | et al.
Last Action: 05/11/2023 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the issuance of gold and silver specie and the establishment of a digital currency based on gold and silver; authorizing a fee.

HB 5230 Author: Bucy
Coauthor: Bernal
Last Action: 04/18/2023 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for serious mental illnesses and opioid and substance use disorders.

HJR 75 Author: Raney | Allison | Morrison | Howard | Guerra
Coauthor: Allen | Anderson | Bailes | Bernal | Bowers | et al.
Last Action: 02/28/2023 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 28 2023 4:13PM
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding certain organizational and procedural matters related to the legislature.

HJR 125 Author: Ashby
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Bailes | Bernal | et al.
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 05/30/2023 E Filed with the Secretary of State
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.

HJR 144 Author: Canales | Goldman | Cain | Lozano | Hunter
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/24/2023 S Referred to Transportation
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the use of money in the state highway fund for roadways for seaports, airports, spaceports, land ports of entry, and international bridges.

HR 1167 Author: Bhojani | Thompson, Senfronia | Bonnen | Oliverson | Craddick
Coauthor: Allen | Allison | Anchía | Anderson | Ashby | et al.
Last Action: 04/20/2023 H Reported enrolled: Apr 20 2023 2:43PM
Caption: Recognizing April 20, 2023, as Texas Capitol Staff Appreciation Day.

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