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Legislation authored by Joe Hernandez

Includes legislation with Joe Hernandez as the primary author for the 63rd through 68th Legislatures. For other types of authorship, search the Legislative Archive System.

68th Regular Session
HB 327 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Public Safety Commission.
HB 328 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the offense of disorderly conduct.
HB 386 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to membership and terms of office of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
HB 406 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the providing of equal community antenna or cable television service to residential and commercial customers.
HB 573 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to visitors of a condemned prisoner preceding the prisoner's execution.
HB 574 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the declination of a political party's nomination.
HB 660 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the required elements of disclosure for political advertising.
HB 673 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Board of Human Resources.
HB 758 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Board of Corrections.
HB 803 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the membership of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
HB 808 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the requisites of an indictment or information.
HB 994 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to peace officers employed as investigators by a medical examiner.
HB 995 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Urban Affairs
Caption: Relating to the salaries and expenses of elected city officials in certain cities.
HB 1044 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the jurisdiction of County Courts at Law Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 5 of Bexar County.
HB 1234 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Record vote
Caption: Relating to punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capitol offense.
HB 1235 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense.
HB 1533 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to driving or towing a vehicle with an open bed or flatbed when a child is occupying the bed.
HB 1534 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to filling a vacancy in the office of district clerk in a county having two or more district courts.
HB 1535 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the transaction of business by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Supreme Judicial District.
HB 1720 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to providing compensation for prisoners engaged in work while incarcerated in the Texas Department of Corrections to fund the crime victims compensation fund and to create a prisoner work incentive fund.
HB 1721 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
Caption: Relating to credit earned by a prisoner toward reduction of a sentence.
HB 2310 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to compensation of the district judges in Bexar County.
HCR 181 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Requesting the Texas Delegation to Congress to support the proposed Railroad Retirement Solvency Act of 1983.
68th 2nd Called Session
HR 118 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Caption: Commending Representative Walter Martinez.
67th Regular Session
HB 393 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee laid on table subject to call
Caption: Relating to providing minimum compensation for inmates in work while incarcerated in the Texas Department of Corrections; creating a work incentive fund; providing for funding of the victim compensation fund.
HB 617 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to proceedings before the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
HB 719 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain public officers to carry handguns.
HB 1202 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the receiving of prisoners in county jails tendered by the United States Marshal or his deputy.
HB 1203 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the right of an individual to communicate in any language.
HB 1204 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of members of the governing bodies of certain cities.
HB 1285 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public.
HB 1286 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services.
HB 1348 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to county and municipal funding of criminal justice programs.
HB 1437 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the survival of cause of action in all cases of injury under the Workers' Compensation Law.
HB 1441 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the mandatory issuance of a written notice to appear in court for a traffic violation.
HB 1892 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to the requisites of an indictment.
HB 1893 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
Caption: Relating to the penalties for repeat and habitual felony offenders.
HB 1962 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: No action taken
Caption: Relating to the authority of parole officers to carry handguns.
HCR 163 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Commending Raul Jimenez, Sr. for his outstanding business and professional achievements.
HJR 106 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the ineligibility of members of the Legislature for other offices.
66th Regular Session
HB 492 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Caption: Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services.
HB 680 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to punishment of habitual offenders.
HB 681 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Posting rule suspended
Caption: Relating to the right of an individual to communicate in any language.
HB 1073 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to notice of cancellation of voter registration.
HB 1074 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to providing minimum compensation for inmates engaged in work while incarcerated in the Texas Department of Corrections; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1080 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Coauthor authorized
Caption: Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing severability; declaring an emergency.
HB 1083 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the offense of theft, clarifying ambiguities and inconsistencies, re-enacting subdivision.
HB 1084 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Placed on daily General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to conduct which is of lewd, immoral, or offensive to public decency or which is vulgar, indecent or profane; defining such conduct.
HB 1085 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to new trials granted on the basis of insufficiency of the evidence.
HB 1086 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the procedure to be followed by the trial court whenever the record is supplemented or modified in any respect in order that it may speak the truth, and to the attendance of the defendant at a hearing on such matters.
HB 1192 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to reinstatement of service credit in the Texas County and District Retirement System.
HB 1319 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to a change of venue granted on motion of defendant.
HB 1606 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; providing for severability.
HB 2118 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caption: Relating to spiritual advisors for persons on death row.
HB 2165 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the authority of the county court and justice courts to order detention of a child for wilful violation of the compulsory school attendance law; declaring an emergency.
65th Regular Session
HB 140 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to deposits and interest on deposits for certain utility services.
HB 375 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the selection and terms of members of municipal utility boards in certain counties.
HB 376 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination; and declaring an emergency.
HB 568 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to reformation of the penalty in a capital case when the Court of Criminal Appeals is divided.
HB 913 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to capital murder by a peace officer of an individual under arrest.
HB 963 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to venue in suits on policies against a company authorized to operate in this state that issues policies covering losses or damages to motor vehicles.
HB 964 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to the authority's fees in a suit by an insured against his insurer under uninsured motorist coverage.
HB 1239 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to venue in negligence cases.
HB 1240 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
Caption: Relating to mandatory workmen's compensation insurance; providing penalties.
HB 1241 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to paid vacation and sick leave for employees in private industry.
HB 1371 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to officers exempt from the coverage of civil service in certain counties.
HB 1571 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to the election of the board of trustees of certain junior college districts.
HB 1572 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to the practice of law by certain retired judges.
HB 1573 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Assigned to Consent Calendar
Caption: Relating to authorizing certain organizations to establish branches or chapters among inmates at penal institutions.
HB 1656 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Insurance
Caption: Relating to pamphlets and brochures explaining certain liability insurance coverage.
HB 1759 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation
Caption: Relating to suits against employers who are not subscribers to workmen's compensation.
HB 2071 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.
64th Regular Session
HB 142 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Caption: Relating to the selection and terms of members of municipal utility boards in certain cities.
HB 540 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public.
HB 541 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Elections
Caption: Increasing the distance within which electioneering or loitering near polling places for elections is prohibited.
HB 711 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Public Education
Caption: Relating to the compensation of members of the State Board of Education.
HB 712 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to eliminating the requirement of the appointment of a guardian ad litem in a suit in which the termination of the parent-child relationship is sought.
HB 753 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by committee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to venue in negligence suits.
HB 875 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee on Correctional Institutions
Caption: Authorizing the Texas Department of Corrections to grant temporary furloughs to inmates to obtain medical treatment and to aid in their rehabilitation.
HB 876 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to mail privileges of inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 885 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee with substitute
Caption: Eliminating certain regulations applicable to Mixed Beverage Permittees.
HB 886 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
Caption: Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services.
HB 887 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Effective in 90 days
Caption: Relating to credit for service in the armed forces for purposes of judicial retirement.
HB 894 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the election of members of the governing bodies of certain cities.
HB 904 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the revocation or modification of parole.
HB 905 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to arrests for violations of the Liquor Control Act.
HB 1046 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the provision of places in certain courthouses for justices of the peace.
HB 1047 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
Caption: Relating to a court administrator system for certain district courts.
HB 1048 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to certain prerequisites to making property improvement loans.
HB 1166 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to the adoption of a child in certain circumstances without a prior termination of the parent-child relationship.
HB 1169 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination.
HB 1290 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from committee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to commutation of time for good conduct, industry, and obedience on the part of a prisoner in actual or constructive custody of the Texas Department of Corrections.
HB 1461 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the compensation of members of the governing bodies of certain cities.
HB 1462 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination.
HB 1604 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Caption: Relating to damages in an action for wrongful death.
HB 1605 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
Caption: Relating to the prohibition of the exercise of supervisory authority by an inmate in the custody of the Texas Department of Corrections or of a jail of this state.
HB 2005 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to penalties for certain repeat and habitual felony offenders.
HR 163 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Caption: Commending Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez.
63rd Regular Session
HB 475 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing notice posted
Caption: Requiring that the members of the city council, the governing body of the city of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, be elected from single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 746 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to deposits required by municipal corporations and other entities for installing certain services.
HB 829 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to tuition equalization grants for students of certain private secondary schools and making an appropriation; providing for severability.
HB 872 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to the salary of the Criminal District Attorney of Bexar County.
HB 933 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption: Relating to the establishment and operation of a pretrial intervention program in counties with a population in excess of 750,000; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1055 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to unemployment compensation benefits.
HB 1056 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to supervisory authority of inmates in the custody of the Texas Department of Corrections or any jail in the state.
HB 1258 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Liquor Regulation
Caption: Relating to arrests for violations of the Texas Liquor Control Act and eliminating certain regulations applicable to Mixed Beverage Permittees.
HB 1259 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to the exercise by attorneys at law of authority now exercised by notaries public; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1260 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to subcommittee
Caption: Relating to the clerks and bailiffs of the district courts of Bexar County; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1261 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Sent to Calendar Committee
Caption: Relating to bailiffs in counties with nine or more district courts.
HB 1295 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to health maintenance organizations and related community health organizations.
HB 1296 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the election of city council of certain cities from single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1297 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to the election of trustees of certain school districts from single-member subdistricts.
HB 1298 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Requiring that the members of the Board of Trustees, same being the Board of Education, governing body of the San Antonio Independent School District, be elected from single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1299 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Subcommittee hearing date
Caption: Relating to election of trustees of certain union junior college districts from single-member subdistricts.
HB 1300 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Requiring that the members of the Board of Trustees, the governing body of San Antonio Union Junior College District, be elected from single-member districts; and declaring an emergency.
HB 1304 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Relating to the regulation and taxation of certain coin-operated machines.
HB 1415 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Signed by the Governor
Caption: Relating to tampering with the odometer on a motor vehicle; providing a penalty.
HB 1416 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the supplemental compensation of district judges in certain counties.
HB 1417 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Administration
Caption: Relating to the salaries of certain county officials in certain counties.
HB 1418 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Committee hearing date
Caption: Relating to bailiffs and clerks of certain courts in certain counties.
HB 1597 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on Labor
Caption: Relating to participation in firemen's and poicemen's pension funds in certain cities; amending Section 7(c), Chapter 105, Acts of the 47th Legislature, Regular Session, 1941, as amended (Article 6243f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HB 1598 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Reported favorably
Caption: Relating to the mandatory issuance of a written notice to appear in court for a speeding violation; amending Subsection (a), Section 148, Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways, as amended (Article 6701d, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and declaring an emergency.
HCR 51 Author: Hernandez, Joe
Last Action: Referred to Committee on State Affairs
Caption: Requesting the Attorney General of this State of Texas to move for the dismissal of the appeal in Rodrigues et al. vs. the San Antonio Independent School District and to withdraw said appeal now pending in the United States appellate court system and the United States Supreme Court.