+ − Contact Information + − Committees (3) TX - Criminal Jurisprudence (House) Title: member TX - Defense and Veterans' Affairs (House) Title: vice chair TX - Select Committee on Emergency Preparedness (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (48) TX - HR1591 Urging the president of the United States to modify Executive Order 8808 so as to authorize the award of the American Defense Service Medal to members of the United States armed forces who served on active duty after September 1, 1945, and before December 27, 1991. TX - HB1354 Relating to the issuance of a search warrant for a blood specimen from certain persons arrested for certain intoxication offenses. TX - HB2370 Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys and to the authority of United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys to carry certain weapons. TX - HR1112 Congratulating Jack Pippen of Dallas on being accepted as an honored scholar in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. TX - HB4387 Relating to the development of contract terms regarding noncompliance by state contractors. TX - HB2372 Relating to the criteria for awarding certain medals to members of the armed forces from Texas. TX - HB1353 Relating to permitting certain military attorneys to represent military personnel and their dependents in civil proceedings before the courts of this state. TX - HB2010 Relating to notification of policyholders of changes in residential property insurance policies. TX - HB3889 Relating to prohibited retaliation against school district employees for reporting to certain persons violations of law. TX - HR2749 Congratulating Lake Highlands Elementary School on the dedication of an official state historical marker. TX - HB2011 Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for active and former members of the United States Army Special Forces. TX - HB3892 Relating to compensation and benefits received by a Chapter 90 Civil Practice and Remedies Code multidistrict litigation pretrial judge. TX - HR1109 Honoring Lakewood Elementary School in Dallas for being named a 2008 No Child Left Behind--Blue Ribbon School. TX - HB4384 Relating to a temporary moratorium on authorizations for certain coal-fired or petroleum coke-fired electric generating facilities. TX - HR1113 Honoring Dr. Mary Ellen Weber of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for her achievements. TX - HB4386 Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. TX - HR1590 In memory of Hal Wayne Maddoux of Burleson. TX - HR1110 Honoring Victor H. Hexter Elementary School in Dallas on its nomination for the 2009 No Child Left Behind--Blue Ribbon Schools award. TX - HB1609 Relating to requiring the prior approval of residential property rates used by certain insurers. TX - HB514 Relating to recovery of loss of consortium damages by a parent for injury to a child as a result of certain crimes against the child. TX - HB3891 Relating to certain health benefit plan coverage for bilateral cochlear implants and related services. TX - HB4563 Relating to use of certain factors in underwriting and rating a personal automobile insurance policy. TX - HB4604 Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications. TX - HB528 Relating to the offense of failing to secure a child passenger in a motor vehicle and to fines for the offense. TX - HB1611 Relating to possession of or access to a child in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. TX - HB3890 Relating to protecting certain rights of members of the state military forces. TX - HB3887 Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file suit to adopt a child. TX - HB4385 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of fraud upon certain practitioners; creating an offense and providing criminal penalties. TX - HB515 Relating to the expansion of the boundaries of the Dallas County Hospital District. TX - HB4822 Relating to the jurisdiction and preference of certain county criminal courts in Dallas County. TX - HB1349 Relating to the supervision of juvenile case managers. TX - HB2934 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain military servicemembers who have served in a hostile fire or imminent danger pay zone or a combat zone. TX - HB2371 Relating to the forfeiture of an inmate's good conduct time as a result of filing certain motions for forensic DNA testing. TX - HB2012 Relating to the criminal consequences of operating without a valid driver's license a motor vehicle for which financial responsibility is not established. TX - HB1352 Relating to minimum standards for juvenile case managers. TX - HR1111 Congratulating Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins on being named 2008 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News and on his selection as one of Governing Magazine's 2008 Public Officials of the Year. TX - HB3886 Relating to the release of an affidavit presented to a magistrate in support of the issuance of an arrest warrant. TX - HJR35 Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the Dallas County Hospital District to expand its boundaries. TX - HJR92 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt a portion of the assessed value of the residence homesteads of certain military servicemembers who have served in a hostile fire or imminent danger pay zone or a combat zone. TX - HB1350 Relating to money paid into the registry of a court in certain counties. TX - HB2931 Relating to an appeal by a deputy sheriff under county civil service to an independent third-party hearing examiner. TX - HB2935 Relating to notifying certain entities of the cancellation or nonrenewal of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy. TX - HB3888 Relating to immunity from liability of certain professional employees of school districts. TX - HB1610 Relating to the waiver of state park entrance fees for active or retired peace officers. TX - HB1351 Relating to the administration of the Juvenile Justice Case Management System. TX - HR1589 In memory of Matt Gayton Martinez, Jr., of Dallas. TX - HB2933 Relating to requiring certain criminal defendants to make payments to the compensation to victims of crime fund. TX - HB2932 Relating to including in the law enforcement information system information indicating that criminal defendants have committed certain additional offenses. + − Cosponsored Bills (84) TX - HB4 Relating to eminent domain, including certain limitations, procedures, and standards relating to the use of eminent domain. TX - HB52 Relating to limitations on the automatic admission of undergraduate students to general academic teaching institutions. TX - HB6 Relating to appropriations for damages and disruptions suffered by state agencies and institutions of higher education caused by natural disasters and to an appropriation for disaster relief generally. TX - HB63 Relating to the conservatorship or possession of, or access to, a child by a parent who is deployed by the military. TX - HB5 Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB873 Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries. TX - HB173 Relating to the election of the commissioner of insurance. TX - HB130 Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers. TX - HB169 Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Public Safety and certain local law enforcement agencies to establish a checkpoint on a highway or street to determine whether persons are driving while intoxicated. TX - HB206 Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty. TX - HB469 Relating to the establishment of incentives by this state for the implementation of certain projects to capture and sequester carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere. TX - HB616 Relating to a study regarding the effectiveness of the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act. TX - HB1299 Relating to the fund for veterans' assistance and the creation of a lottery game to benefit the fund. TX - HB1396 Relating to the punishment prescribed for burglary of a vehicle and to grants of community supervision to persons who commit that offense. TX - HB1301 Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer. TX - HB1370 Relating to the use of certain insurance policy forms in connection with a preferred provider benefit plan. TX - HB1636 Relating to the accrual of vacation and sick leave for certain state employees on a military leave of absence. TX - HB1483 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. TX - HB1369 Relating to unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan. TX - HB1795 Relating to newborn screening and the creation of the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee. TX - HB1511 Relating to requirements that fire sprinkler systems be installed in certain dwellings. TX - HB1696 Relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers and to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. TX - HB1893 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. TX - HB2066 Relating to enhancing penalties for assaulting a family member by strangulation or suffocation. TX - HB2070 Relating to the fee based on admissions to certain sexually oriented businesses. TX - HB3954 Relating to operation of the Texas Veterans Leadership Program by the Texas Workforce Commission. TX - HB2084 Relating to a suit for access to a child by a grandparent. TX - HB2083 Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. TX - HB2240 Relating to creating the offense of continuous violence against the family. TX - HB2919 Relating to the regulation of land use and the creation of regional military sustainability commissions to ensure compatible development with military installations in certain areas. TX - HB3255 Relating to the impoundment of a motor vehicle if operated without financial responsibility. TX - HB3331 Relating to local option alcoholic beverage elections to change the status of an existing voting unit. TX - HB2642 Relating to a program to designate historic roads and highways in this state. TX - HB2644 Relating to the designation of the Bankhead Highway as a historic highway. TX - HB2942 Relating to accountability and transparency in government operations, including disclosure, oversight, and enforcement measures; providing penalties. TX - HB3282 Relating to cottage food production operations. TX - HB4261 Relating to establishing a no-interest loan program to promote the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technology in certain residential dwellings, commercial buildings, and places of worship. TX - HB3950 Relating to the temporary housing in a housing facility of a public university of certain veterans receiving health care treatment. TX - HB3613 Relating to the determination of the market value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead and to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. TX - HB3953 Relating to an exemption from the state hotel occupancy tax for certain veterans traveling to receive health care at a United States Department of Veterans Affairs facility. TX - HB3952 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for the spouses of certain military personnel. TX - HB3769 Relating to certain fraudulent investment schemes; providing penalties. TX - HR243 Recognizing February 11, 2009, as Richardson's Telecom Corridor Legislative Day. TX - HCR258 Urging the University of Houston and other institutions of higher education to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to replace it with the Freedom and Heritage Flag. TX - HCR5 Posthumously conferring the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor on Pedro Cano of Hidalgo County for his heroic actions in World War II. TX - HJR29 Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to override a veto of the governor following a legislative session. TX - HR1617 Congratulating Ron Kirk on his confirmation as the first African American United States Trade Representative. TX - HR1838 Honoring Kim Quirk for her service on the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees. TX - HR1839 Commending Lanet Greenhaw on her service to the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees. TX - HR501 Welcoming a delegation from Baylor University to the State Capitol on February 19, 2009. TX - HR1218 Honoring J. J. Pearce High School of the Richardson Independent School District. TX - HR2012 Honoring Dr. David Simmons, superintendent of the Richardson Independent School District. TX - HB4765 Relating to the computation of the franchise tax. TX - HJR39 Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. TX - HR1565 Commemorating the 80th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas. TX - HR574 Honoring the Richardson Independent School District board of trustees. TX - HR1837 Commending David C. Tyson, Jr., on his service to the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees. TX - HR1347 Honoring Ginger Tonne, president of the Richardson ISD Council of PTAs, for her service to Richardson schools. TX - HR1665 Honoring Sandra Marek for her participation in the Texas Legislative Internship Program. TX - HR2087 Honoring the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands for its many contributions. TX - SB537 Relating to the emergency installation and use of a device to intercept wire, oral, or electronic communications. TX - HR2434 Honoring Garland City Council member Laura Perkins Cox for her civic contributions. TX - HR2468 Honoring Jerry Allen for his service on the Dallas City Council. TX - HR2737 In memory of Brendon Chase Mooney of Spring. TX - HR2902 Honoring Stephen and Asher Yearout of Garland for saving the life of Aden Yearout. TX - HR2393 Congratulating John Monaco on his reelection as mayor of Mesquite. TX - HR2444 Commending Darren Lathen on his service as a member of the Garland City Council. TX - HR2465 Honoring Barbara Chick for her service on the Garland City Council. TX - HR2419 Honoring John Willis for his service on the Garland City Council. TX - HR2466 Honoring Mayor Ronald E. Jones for his service to the Garland community. TX - SB61 Relating to the offense of failing to secure a child passenger in a motor vehicle and to fines for the offense. TX - SB58 Relating to the administration of the Juvenile Justice Case Management System. TX - SB385 Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications. TX - SB490 Relating to money paid into the registry of a court in certain counties. TX - SB689 Relating to restrictions on the use of the Internet by sex offenders and to the reporting, collection, and exchange of information regarding those offenders; providing a civil penalty. TX - SB710 Relating to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children. TX - SB727 Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system. TX - SB1478 Relating to the authority of hospital districts to lease undeveloped real property. TX - SB1505 Relating to the arrest and release on bail or other form of bond of certain criminal defendants with a mental illness or with mental retardation. TX - SB1835 Relating to the offenses of unauthorized duplication, unauthorized recording, and improper labeling of recordings. TX - SB833 Relating to the accrual of vacation and sick leave for certain state employees during a military leave of absence and to the eligibility of military service members to hold state office. TX - SB1176 Relating to the punishment prescribed for the offense of evading arrest or detention. TX - SB1662 Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of breach of computer security. TX - SB1707 Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide college scholarships to children of peace officers killed in the line of duty and to an annual report regarding the total value of forfeited property in this state.