+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0532 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (3) TX - House Administration (House) Title: member TX - Public Education (House) Title: vice chair TX - Urban Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (42) TX - HB903 Relating to the bilingual education allotment under the Foundation School Program. TX - HB198 Relating to installment payments of ad valorem taxes imposed on certain residence homesteads. TX - HB199 Relating to participation in the countywide polling place program. TX - HB816 Relating to a school district assigning a mentor teacher to a new classroom teacher. TX - HB186 Relating to a study regarding the costs of educating educationally disadvantaged students and students of limited English proficiency in public schools. TX - HB184 Relating to public school accountability for bilingual education and English as a second language and other special language programs. TX - HB185 Relating to reporting principal turnover information in the performance report of a public school district. TX - HB353 Relating to the assignment of certain behavioral health professionals to certain public schools. TX - HR888 Commending the members of the San Antonio ISD Student Advisory Council for their service during the 2016-2017 school year. TX - HR1029 In memory of Mariana Ornelas of San Antonio. TX - HR2402 Recognizing the Legislative Budget Board for its work during the 85th Legislative Session. TX - HR1231 Honoring Erwin J. De Luna for his contributions as president of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission. TX - HB862 Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates. TX - HB860 Relating to the compensation of public school district employees for additional workdays. TX - HB3865 Relating to the approval and modification of a campus turnaround plan submitted by a school district. TX - HB3573 Relating to the applicability of municipal zoning ordinances to certain open-enrollment charter schools. TX - HR1950 Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio. TX - HB3586 Relating to funding for new and existing migrant labor housing facilities; establishing an interagency task force to provide support for migrant agricultural workers. TX - HB379 Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB658 Relating to voting by voters with certain disabilities or voters who reside at a residential care facility. TX - HB3593 Relating to instruction in career and technology education provided by public schools, including instruction in technology applications, cybersecurity, and computer coding, and to consideration of completed practicums and internships in school accountability ratings. TX - HB1831 Relating to the Alamo complex account; making an appropriation. TX - HB3691 Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones. TX - HR600 Recognizing March 6, 2017, as Texas Social Work Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR648 Recognizing February 28, 2017, as VIVA San Antonio Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR1949 Commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Teens in the Driver Seat program. TX - HB195 Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans. TX - HB4043 Relating to the definition of a neighborhood electric vehicle. TX - HB191 Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property. TX - HB194 Relating to providing for endorsements for public high school students enrolled in special education programs. TX - HB197 Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses. TX - HB182 Relating to a study of the economic impact of requiring the disclosure of the sales price of real property. TX - HB188 Relating to student/teacher ratios for prekindergarten classes in public schools. TX - HR1504 Congratulating Henry "Pepsi" Peña of San Antonio on his 70th birthday. TX - HB1968 Relating to procedures for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed by the Department of Family and Protective Services. TX - HB367 Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards. TX - HB2677 Relating to the regulation of migrant labor housing facilities. TX - HB366 Relating to an elective course in ethnic studies for middle school, junior high school, and high school students. TX - HB657 Relating to procedures for a student enrolled in a special education program who fails to perform satisfactorily on certain assessment instruments. TX - HB413 Relating to increased flexibility in the use of the Instructional Materials Allotment TX - HB192 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. TX - HB741 Relating to the affordability of extension of consumer credit. + − Cosponsored Bills (97) TX - HB219 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products. TX - HB1464 Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage. TX - HR101 In memory of Archbishop Patricio Flores of San Antonio. TX - HB515 Relating to assessment of public school students and providing accelerated instruction and eliminating performance requirements based on performance on certain assessment instruments. TX - HR220 Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. TX - HB73 Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose. TX - HB257 Relating to a report by the Texas Workforce Commission regarding the transition from military service to employment. TX - HB266 Relating to a voter education program for high school seniors. TX - HB777 Relating to the eligibility of land owned by certain members of the armed services of the United States for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as qualified open-space land. TX - HB1125 Relating to the amount of a fine or cost imposed in a criminal case by a justice or municipal court and to the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost or for contempt. TX - HB761 Relating to protections under civil and criminal law for certain young victims of trafficking; increasing the penalty for trafficking of persons. TX - HB132 Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB363 Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services. TX - HB357 Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain first responders for free prekindergarten programs in public schools. TX - HR603 Condemning recent acts of anti-Semitism in the United States. TX - HB242 Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. TX - HB465 Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions. TX - HB901 Relating to the amount of an optional county fee on vehicle registration in certain counties. TX - HB250 Relating to the regulation of the booting of vehicles. TX - HB282 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. TX - HB246 Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property. TX - HB1067 Relating to newborn screening tests for adrenoleukodystrophy. TX - HB391 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. TX - HR171 Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women. TX - HB278 Relating to the establishment of the task force on asylum-seeking children. TX - HR191 Recognizing the Armenian genocide. TX - HB1417 Relating to the sale of fireworks during and before the Diwali holiday. TX - HB1804 Relating to the prescribing and ordering authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses who are military veterans. TX - HB1192 Relating to the expansion of the College Credit for Heroes program to lower-division public institutions of higher education offering degrees in certain fields. TX - HB750 Relating to a court's jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship over certain young people seeking special immigrant juvenile status and to child protective services caseworkers assigned to those young people. TX - HB743 Relating to social work services in public schools. TX - HB143 Relating to electronic voter registration. TX - HB223 Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System. TX - HB1131 Relating to the requirement that a person obtain a dyslexia therapist license. TX - HB50 Relating to the discharge or waiver of fines and costs imposed on indigent defendants. TX - HJR32 Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing the Texas Redistricting Commission to redistrict the Texas Legislature and Texas congressional districts and revising procedures for redistricting. TX - HB7 Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. TX - HB100 Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee. TX - HB108 Relating to the use of the skills development fund to facilitate the relocation to or expansion in this state of employers offering complex or high-skilled employment opportunities. TX - HB539 Relating to the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the state virtual school network. TX - SB587 Relating to the state virtual school network, including the ability of certain dependents of members of the United States military to enroll full-time in courses provided through the network. TX - HB1074 Relating to the sale of distilled spirits to ultimate consumers by the holder of a distiller's and rectifier's permit. TX - HB671 Relating to the operation of the capital access program and to transfers to and from the capital access fund. TX - HB1080 Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse. TX - HB81 Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense. TX - SB2255 Relating to the composition of the Comal County Juvenile Board. TX - HB1005 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. TX - HB1350 Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk. TX - HB4349 Relating to the creation of the Alamo Management District; providing authority to issue bonds. TX - HB408 Relating to the creation of a distillery festival permit; authorizing a fee. TX - SB160 Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services. TX - HB2400 Relating to daylight saving time. TX - SB725 Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools. TX - HB1542 Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care. TX - HB1486 Relating to peer specialists, peer services, and the provision of those services under the medical assistance program. TX - HB3729 Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses. TX - HB3407 Relating to the establishment of a task force to address suicide prevention at public institutions of higher education. TX - HB1640 Relating to ensuring continuity of education for homeless children and foster care youth and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth. TX - HCR32 Designating the Bowie knife as the official State Knife of Texas. TX - HB1407 Relating to the establishment of the emergency medical services assistance program. TX - HB3904 Relating to the automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions and eligibility for certain scholarships of a student who is the valedictorian of the student's high school graduating class. TX - HB3561 Relating to assistance for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. TX - HB975 Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit. TX - HB490 Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. TX - HB1874 Relating to a program for the recycling of certain household batteries; authorizing a fee; providing civil and administrative penalties. TX - HB1656 Relating to the operation of a public transit motor bus by certain mass transit entities on an improved shoulder. TX - HB509 Relating to a deduction under the franchise tax for certain contracts with the federal government. TX - HB351 Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses and to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state; increasing a criminal penalty. TX - HB3451 Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control. TX - HB563 Relating to whom certain violations of the law by a state or local governmental entity may be reported. TX - HB2189 Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. TX - HB713 Relating to a prohibition of a monitoring system performance indicator based solely on the number or percentage of students receiving special education services. TX - SB1138 Relating to the creation of the blue alert system to aid in the apprehension of an individual suspected of killing or causing serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. TX - HB2524 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - SB1656 Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones. TX - HB3976 Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act. TX - SB1553 Relating to certain requirements imposed on a sex offender who enters the premises of a school and to the refusal of entry to or ejection from school district property. TX - SB15 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - HB3840 Relating to the conduct of primary elections; increasing a criminal penalty. TX - SB928 Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail. TX - SB1666 Relating to the conduct of primary elections and certain other election practices; increasing a criminal penalty; creating criminal offenses. TX - HB1081 Relating to the new instructional facility allotment under the foundation school program. TX - HB3276 Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities. TX - HB11 Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students. TX - HB1036 Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans. TX - HB1917 Relating to contract requirements for prescription drug benefits provided by Medicaid managed care organizations. TX - HB2571 Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. TX - HB578 Relating to certain leave policies for state employees. TX - HB1204 Relating to the provision of services as an alternative to adjudication for certain children who engage in conduct in need of supervision or delinquent conduct and to a study on certain juvenile justice issues. TX - HB1133 Relating to the reimbursement of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the child health plan program. TX - HB1992 Relating to the designation of portions of certain highways as the Tom Lea Trail. TX - HB2107 Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees. TX - SB680 Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage. TX - HB2008 Relating to deferred presentment transactions made to military borrowers. TX - HB22 Relating to public school accountability. TX - HR1025 Urging Congress to recognize the importance of trade between Texas and Mexico.