+ − Contact Information + − Committees (4) TX - Appropriations (House) Title: member TX - Subcommittee on Articles I, IV, and V (House) Title: member TX - Land and Resource Management (House) Title: member TX - Partnership Advisory Commission Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (24) TX - HR1329 Congratulating Elizabeth Reeves on her selection as Miss Texas Intercontinental 2011. TX - HR1055 In memory of Frank Feuille IV of El Paso. TX - HR1330 Congratulating Betty L. Shuvalov on her retirement from the Texas House of Representatives. TX - HR1733 Congratulating The University of Texas at El Paso cheerleading team on winning the 2011 National Cheerleaders Association Co-Ed Division Championship. TX - HR1469 In memory of Igor Kaleri of El Paso. TX - HR1639 Congratulating the El Paso Symphony Orchestra on its 80th anniversary season. TX - HR1848 Congratulating Ellen Negrete of Polk Elementary School in El Paso on being named the Region 19 Nurse of the Year by the Texas School Nurses Organization. TX - HR1468 In memory of Roy Franklin Lewis of El Paso. TX - HB3462 Relating to the board of hospital managers of the El Paso County Hospital District. TX - HR210 Commending Jose F. Cardenas of El Paso for his distinguished service on the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. TX - HR1088 Congratulating Elaine Rosen of El Paso on her retirement as owner and operator of More Than Baskets. TX - HB3461 Relating to transferring adult education and literacy programs to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Texas Education Agency. TX - HR1015 Congratulating Jaime Barceleau of El Paso on receiving the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rio Grande Branch of the National Association of Social Workers. TX - HR925 In memory of Sondra Dailey of El Paso. TX - HR878 Honoring Dell Thomas Holmsley of El Paso on his 71st birthday. TX - HR1103 In memory of Gilda Marie Gonzalez of El Paso. TX - HR1638 Congratulating Ida M. Steadman on her retirement as principal cellist of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. TX - HR2114 Congratulating Maddison Kahner Dowdy, Alejandro Marquez, Mariana Villanueva, Natalie Felsen, and Katherine Nielson from Franklin High School in El Paso for placing first in the Stock Market Game Legislative Challenge, sponsored by the Texas Council on Economic Education. TX - HR1570 In memory of Dorr M. Miller of El Paso. TX - HR1233 In memory of Colonel Milton Leland Haskin of El Paso. TX - HR1732 Congratulating The University of Texas at El Paso women's golf team on winning the 2011 Conference USA title. TX - HR1849 In memory of Frank Gillespie McKnight. TX - HR2425 Congratulating Justin Churchman on being named one of the top 10 youth volunteers in the nation for 2011 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. TX - HR1992 Congratulating Michelle Holguin, Diana Pahman, and Jarisma Rodriguez of El Paso Community College for having their scientific experiment selected for the final mission of the space shuttle Endeavour. + − Cosponsored Bills (78) TX - HB11 Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. TX - HB32 Relating to required individual health insurance coverage. TX - HB198 Relating to the use of private procurement specialists for certain state agency contracts. TX - HB15 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB8 Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties. TX - HB201 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB7 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - HB126 Relating to required drug testing for applicants and recipients of unemployment compensation benefits. TX - HB85 Relating to the state's or a state governmental entity's provision of support for the performance of an abortion or abortion-related services. TX - HB175 Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty. TX - HB238 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - HB272 Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties. TX - HB397 Relating to the creation of the Bureau for Economic Development of the Border Region. TX - HB325 Relating to providing access to an ultrasound before an abortion. TX - HB274 Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. TX - HB442 Relating to the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. TX - HB313 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. TX - HB500 Relating to state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students. TX - HB670 Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB472 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. TX - HB698 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain persons attending a school board meeting. TX - HB400 Relating to flexibility for public schools to administer primary and secondary education efficiently. TX - HB840 Relating to the authority of the El Paso County Hospital District to appoint, contract for, or employ physicians, dentists, and other health care providers. TX - HB1343 Relating to proper venue for certain criminal prosecutions of mortgage fraud. TX - HB888 Relating to historically underutilized businesses owned by disabled veterans for purposes of state contracting. TX - HB1090 Relating to the calculation of interest on certain ad valorem tax refunds. TX - HB1256 Relating to consideration of the consolidation of school bus operations in certain counties. TX - HB976 Relating to the issuance of a warrant or summons by a magistrate. TX - HB1146 Relating to the registration and regulation of appraisal management companies; providing penalties. TX - HB1013 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board. TX - HB1254 Relating to consideration of the consolidation of school district employment of peace officers and security personnel in certain counties. TX - HB1296 Relating to a public school teacher's entitlement to a certain number of planning and preparation days each school year. TX - HB1662 Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs. TX - HB2293 Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and representatives. TX - HB2051 Relating to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter. TX - HB2038 Relating to prevention, treatment, and oversight of concussions affecting public school students participating in interscholastic athletics. TX - HB2585 Relating to the illegal possession of another person's ballot to be voted by mail. TX - HB2646 Relating to distribution by the School Land Board of revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund. TX - HB2923 Relating to state control of teacher appraisal criteria, curriculum standards, and assessment instruments. TX - HB3055 Relating to the penalty for providing false information on an application for a ballot to be voted by mail. TX - HB3542 Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system. TX - HB3746 Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities. TX - HCR110 Urging the president of the United States to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. TX - HCR158 Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. TX - HCR126 In memory of the Honorable Edmund Kuempel of Seguin. TX - HCR66 Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources. TX - HJR5 Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding an increase in the maximum amount to be retained in the constitutional economic stabilization fund and dedicating for deposit in that fund certain sales and use tax revenues. TX - HJR51 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. TX - HJR109 Proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund. TX - HR284 Recognizing February 16 and 17, 2011, as El Paso Days at the State Capitol. TX - SB14 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. TX - SB257 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - SB529 Relating to the regulation of motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and representatives. TX - HB816 Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions. TX - HB1049 Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. TX - HB958 Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. TX - HB1899 Relating to the posting of signs in school crossing zones regarding the prohibited use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. TX - HB1353 Relating to speed limits. TX - HB1633 Relating to a person's ability to read and write in English as a qualification for service as a petit juror. TX - HB1601 Relating to consecutive sentences for certain offenses involving injury to a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual and arising out of the same criminal episode. TX - HB2233 Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools. TX - HB2369 Relating to the accreditation of training programs and examinations for certain emergency medical services personnel. TX - HB2237 Relating to the taxation and titling of certain off-road vehicles. TX - HB2828 Relating to the offense of coercing a person to have or seek an abortion and informed and voluntary consent for an abortion; providing penalties. TX - HCR50 Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - HB3831 Relating to the creation of the Montecillo Municipal Management District No. 1; providing authority to levy an assessment, impose a tax, and issue bonds. TX - HCR60 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. TX - HCR88 Urging Congress to enact an overhaul of the immigration system to promote economic prosperity and national security. TX - HCR18 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget. TX - HJR56 Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on local governments. TX - HR690 Honoring Rose Medina, Thomas Black, A D Towing and Recovery, Arrow Towing, the El Paso Fire Department, A & P Plumbing Unlimited, and Villarreal & Sons Electric of El Paso for rendering assistance during the February 2011 storm. TX - HJR22 Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the state or a governmental entity in the state from providing support for the performance of an abortion or abortion-related services. TX - HR306 Expressing support for the conservation of Castner Range. TX - HR769 Congratulating the swim team of Cathedral High School in El Paso on winning the 2010-2011 TAPPS Division 1 state championship. TX - SB24 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - SB794 Relating to the use of money from the permanent fund for health-related programs to provide grants to nursing education programs. TX - SB1649 Relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain crimes. TX - SB1910 Relating to the delay of the transition to competition in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council service area and to net metering and energy efficiency goals and programs for utilities in that area.