The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Rep. Diego Bernal

District 123 (D-San Antonio)

New Laws

Bill Caption Date Effective
HB 830 Relating to the issuance of Alamo specialty license plates. Effective on 1/1/16
HB 2968 Relating to the preservation of the Alamo complex and surrounding area and to the Alamo Preservation Advisory Board. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1474 Relating to the placement of money in the state instructional materials fund and payment of the instructional materials allotment. Effective on 9/1/15

Vetoed Bills

Bill Caption Date Vetoed
HB 3193 Relating to consideration of location of an offeror's principal place of business in awarding certain municipal contracts. 06/20/2015

Pending Governor's Review

Bill Caption Last Action
HB 3089 Relating to fire protection sprinkler systems in certain residential high-rise buildings in certain counties; creating a criminal offense. Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3535 Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments. Effective on 9/1/15

Other Legislation

Bill Caption Date of Last Action
HR 3128 Commemorating the 85th anniversary of Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School in San Antonio. 05/31/2015
HR 3002 Congratulating Kathy Bieser of International School of the Americas on her selection as a finalist in the Principal Secondary category of the 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. 06/01/2015
HB 3194 Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans. 05/12/2015
HB 2862 Relating to the participation in the countywide polling place program. 03/16/2015
HB 2863 Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. 03/16/2015
HB 2860 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; creating an offense. 03/18/2015
HB 3431 Relating to the imposition and use of the admission fee to sexually oriented businesses; increasing the amount of a fee. 03/17/2015
HB 3417 Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. 05/14/2015
HB 4092 Relating to the compensation of public school district employees for additional workdays. 03/23/2015
HB 3961 Relating to the suspension of an election judge or clerk. 05/04/2015
HB 3960 Relating to the authority of a property owner to enter into a property tax loan if the property is already subject to a lien securing such a loan. 04/29/2015
HB 3962 Relating to the time of delivery to the early voting ballot board for ballots voted by mail in certain counties. 05/04/2015
HB 4101 Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits set aside for at-risk developments. 04/07/2015
HB 3881 Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads. 04/28/2015
HB 4057 Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. 04/22/2015
HR 2215 Commemorating the 110th anniversary of the founding of the H-E-B chain of grocery stores. 04/24/2015
HB 3195 Relating to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals. 05/05/2015
HB 3148 Relating to the regulation of construction contractors; providing an administrative penalty; requiring an occupational registration; authorizing a fee. 03/23/2015
HB 647 Relating to prohibiting the sale of nicotine products to minors; creating an offense. 03/24/2015
HB 2239 Relating to prohibiting certain unsolicited mail by credit access businesses; providing a civil penalty. 03/16/2015
HB 3269 Relating to the participation in the countywide polling place program. 04/13/2015
HB 2982 Relating to renewal of an appointment as a voluntary deputy registrar. 05/11/2015
HB 3671 Relating to the public school finance system. 03/19/2015
HB 3174 Relating to the application of the sales and use tax to certain computer program transactions. 05/13/2015
HB 94 Relating to a database of employers penalized for failure to pay wages or convicted of certain offenses involving wage theft. 05/20/2015
HB 3047 Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty. 04/29/2015
HB 1255 Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission to manage a construction project at the site of the G. J. Sutton State Office Complex in Bexar County. 04/29/2015
HB 1645 Relating to the participation of certain large counties in the countywide polling place program. 03/23/2015

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