+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0668 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (2) TX - Criminal Jurisprudence (House) Title: member TX - Human Services (House) Title: vice chair + − Cosponsored Bills (173) TX - HB115 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of certain property owned by a charitable organization and used in providing housing and related services to certain homeless individuals. TX - HB3512 Relating to the designation of portions of the state highway system as memorial highways for certain deceased peace officers. TX - HB1110 Relating to payment of the replacement cost of damaged property under a homeowner's, renter's, or condominium owner's insurance policy. TX - HB1912 Relating to air quality permits for aggregate production operations and concrete batch plants. TX - HB3583 Relating to energy savings performance contracts. TX - HB2840 Relating to the inapplicability of state citrus fruit maturity standards to grapefruit and oranges processed for juice. TX - HB264 Relating to establishment of an employee grievance procedure for the Health and Human Services Commission and Department of Family and Protective Services. TX - HB3871 Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties. TX - HB1676 Relating to child water safety requirements for certain organizations; authorizing disciplinary action, including an administrative penalty. TX - HB40 Relating to a cap on the monthly price of insulin and insulin supplies. TX - HB3287 Relating to the provision of certain co-navigation services to persons who are deaf-blind. TX - HB2219 Relating to the issuance of Texas Mobility Fund obligations. TX - HB764 Relating to the academic assessment of public school students. TX - HB2841 Relating to suits to collect assessments owed by certain citrus producers. TX - HB2087 Relating to mandatory arbitration for certain municipal fire departments and employee bargaining agents. TX - HB636 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; authorizing a fee. TX - HB4476 Relating to assessment and oversight of children placed by the Department of Family and Protective Services in a residential treatment center. TX - HB1571 Relating to an exemption for certain cemeteries from cemetery location restrictions. TX - HB1965 Relating to the authority of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to ensure the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has adequate reserve power to prevent blackout conditions. TX - HB1956 Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies. TX - HB3248 Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, sale, testing, transportation, delivery, transfer, possession, use, and taxation of cannabis and cannabis products and local regulation of cannabis establishments; authorizing the imposition of fees; requiring an occupational license; creating a criminal offense; imposing a tax. TX - HB3037 Relating to the regulation of referral agencies for senior living communities; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB739 Relating to a program administered by the Texas Veterans Commission to provide energy industry career training for veterans. TX - HB567 Relating to the procedures and grounds for terminating the parent-child relationship, for taking possession of a child, and for certain hearings in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. TX - HB48 Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace. TX - HB88 Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public, to peace officer liability for those interactions, and to the confinement, conviction, or release of detained or arrested individuals. TX - HB654 Relating to the rule against perpetuities. TX - HB2430 Relating to the mileage expense reimbursement for certain temporary justices of the peace. TX - HB4368 Relating to participation in, contributions to, and the benefits and administration of retirement systems for police officers in certain municipalities. TX - HB33 Relating to measures to facilitate the award of postsecondary course credit leading to workforce credentialing based on military experience, education, and training and to prepare veterans for employment in certain industries. TX - HB225 Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain new evidence. TX - HB103 Relating to establishment of the Texas Active Shooter Alert System. TX - HB3395 Relating to the knowledge test required for a commercial driver's license. TX - HB929 Relating to law enforcement policies and procedures regarding body worn cameras. TX - HB2290 Relating to the affirmative defense to prosecution for a criminal offense for persons acting under duress. TX - HB321 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products. TX - HB2275 Relating to the creation and uses of the critical infrastructure resiliency fund and the eligibility of certain water-related projects for state financial assistance. TX - HB4621 Relating to the number, terms, and compensation of the commissioners of the Nueces County Drainage and Conservation District Number 2. TX - HB1504 Relating to ethnic studies instruction in public schools. TX - HB3889 Relating to the cost for certain public school students of a broadband Internet access program offered by the Texas Education Agency. TX - HB158 Relating to a pilot program to provide Medicaid coverage of doula services. TX - HB3807 Relating to the use of lifeguards and informational signs to improve safety on public beaches. TX - HB2593 Relating to the criminal penalties for the possession of certain tetrahydrocannabinols under the Texas Controlled Substances Act. TX - HB5 Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas. TX - HB1607 Relating to certificates of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects. TX - HB3496 Relating to the designation of State Highway 358 as the Peace Officers Memorial Highway. TX - HB3507 Relating to a one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB359 Relating to recovery under uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. TX - HB54 Relating to accompanying and filming peace officers of state and local law enforcement agencies for producing reality television programs. TX - HB3917 Relating to the rights of victims of sexual assault. TX - HB2637 Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee. TX - HB2094 Relating to the right to remove property encroaching on areas owned or controlled by the Hidalgo County Drainage District Number 1. TX - HB1763 Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager. TX - HB392 Relating to discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective hairstyle associated with race. TX - HB19 Relating to civil liability of a commercial motor vehicle owner or operator, including the effect that changes to that liability have on commercial automobile insurance. TX - HB1195 Relating to the franchise tax treatment of certain loans and grants made under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. TX - HB3794 Relating to oil and gas liens. TX - HB442 Relating to the prima facie speed limit in residence districts. TX - HB2631 Relating to the use of in-custody informant testimony in a criminal trial. TX - HB3860 Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination; authorizing civil penalties. TX - HB2586 Relating to an annual audit of the independent organization certified for the ERCOT power region. TX - HB82 Relating to pricing of and health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin. TX - HB3654 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and law enforcement agencies regarding law enforcement officers and the use of body cameras; authorizing fees. TX - HB2955 Relating to the reimbursement of certain urban teaching hospitals for the provision of inpatient hospital care under Medicaid. TX - HB2633 Relating to resources provided to human trafficking victims and the establishment of the trafficked persons grant program. TX - HB36 Relating to abolishing Confederate Heroes Day. TX - HB1272 Relating to the issuance of a warrant authorizing the use of a no-knock entry by a peace officer. TX - HB1456 Relating to the expiration of the health care provider participation program administered and operated by the Nueces County Hospital District. TX - HB390 Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments; authorizing a civil penalty. TX - HB1250 Relating to designating April 16 as Selena Quintanilla Prez Day. TX - HR880 Relating to deactivating House Rule 16, Section 13. TX - HR538 Condemning racism against Asian Americans. TX - HJR99 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a county to finance the development or redevelopment of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas in the county; authorizing the issuance of bonds and notes. TX - HCR51 Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guilln Act. TX - HCR66 Condemning racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. TX - HCR68 Commending former Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia for his service. TX - SB1377 Relating to the rule against perpetuities. TX - SB639 Relating to remote meetings under the open meetings law. TX - SB721 Relating to the disclosure of appraisal reports in connection with the use of eminent domain authority. TX - SB725 Relating to the qualification of land for appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes as agricultural land and the liability for the additional tax imposed on such land if the use of the land changes as a result of a condemnation. TX - SB710 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Commission on Jail Standards. TX - SB938 Relating to an exemption from the franchise tax and certain filing fees for certain businesses owned by veterans during an initial period of operation in the state. TX - SB4 Relating to provisions in agreements between governmental entities and professional sports teams requiring the United States national anthem to be played at team events. TX - SB827 Relating to health benefit plan cost-sharing requirements for prescription insulin. TX - SB642 Relating to the provision of mental health services for certain children at risk of relinquishment. TX - SB1622 Relating to measures to support the alignment of education and workforce development in the state with state workforce needs, including the establishment of the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative. TX - SB995 Relating to the establishment of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning board and the creation of the disaster reinvestment and infrastructure planning revolving fund; making an appropriation. TX - SB43 Relating to residential mortgage loans, including the financing of residential real estate purchases by means of a wrap mortgage loan; providing licensing and registration requirements; authorizing an administrative penalty. TX - SB337 Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs. TX - SB175 Relating to a prohibition on the issuance of a warrant authorizing the use of a no-knock entry by a peace officer. TX - SB171 Relating to a report regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates, supplemental payment amounts, and access to care. TX - SB994 Relating to measures to facilitate the successful completion of degree and certificate programs by certain adult learners at public institutions of higher education. TX - SB64 Relating to a peer support network for certain law enforcement personnel. TX - SB474 Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense. TX - SB488 Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services. TX - SB507 Relating to an accommodation process authorizing the use of state highway rights-of-way by broadband-only providers. TX - SB809 Relating to health care institution reporting of federal money received for the coronavirus disease public health emergency. TX - SB1774 Relating to the conveyance of certain real property by certain navigation districts. TX - SB45 Relating to the prohibition against sexual harassment in the workplace. TX - SB20 Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest. TX - SB162 Relating to a false statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense. TX - SB1566 Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program. TX - SB2092 Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - SB343 Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence. TX - SB39 Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program. TX - SB179 Relating to the use of public school counselors' work time. TX - SB215 Relating to the creation of the office of inspector general at the Texas Education Agency to investigate the administration of public education. TX - SB24 Relating to the procedures required before a law enforcement agency hires certain persons. TX - SB722 Relating to the failure to disclose certain appraisal reports by an entity with eminent domain authority in connection with an offer to acquire real property. TX - SB30 Relating to the removal of certain discriminatory provisions from a recorded conveyance instrument. TX - SB2233 Relating to the completion of sexual harassment prevention training and ethics training to register as a lobbyist. TX - SB763 Relating to the creation of the urban air mobility advisory committee. TX - SB16 Relating to prohibitions on the dissemination by a state agency of an individual's personal data. TX - SB412 Relating to telemedicine, telehealth, and technology-related health care services. TX - SB1650 Relating to middle mile broadband service provided by an electric utility. TX - SB660 Relating to the compensation and professional representation of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs at certain institutions of higher education. TX - SB528 Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager. TX - SB611 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty and to late applications for exemptions from such taxation for disabled members. TX - SB506 Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas. TX - SB844 Relating to repeal of certain Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 exemption provisions relating to pharmacy benefits. TX - SB40 Relating to the provision of telehealth services by certain health professionals licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. TX - SB22 Relating to certain claims for benefits, compensation, or assistance by certain public safety employees and survivors of certain public safety employees. TX - SB293 Relating to the practice of chiropractic. TX - SB726 Relating to establishing actual progress for the purposes of determining the right to repurchase real property from a condemning entity. TX - SB248 Relating to the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes; requiring occupational permits; imposing fees; providing civil and administrative penalties; creating criminal offenses. TX - SB1025 Relating to the authority of the legislature, governor, and certain political subdivisions with respect to disasters and emergencies. TX - SB768 Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for manufacture or delivery of fentanyl and related substances; creating a criminal offense. TX - SB1449 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of income-producing tangible personal property having a value of less than a certain amount. TX - SB1910 Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to provide road services on federal military property. TX - SB1362 Relating to prohibiting public schools from leasing, owning, or having a business interest in certain entities and real property associated with those entities. TX - SB25 Relating to the right of certain residents to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation. TX - SB2194 Relating to the regulation of retail electric providers. TX - SB1448 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and the windstorm insurance legislative oversight board and to certain studies by the board relating to the association and the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan. TX - SB2255 Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide telemedicine medical services to certain cancer patients receiving pain management services and supportive palliative care. TX - SB2195 Relating to the relationship between pharmacists or pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers or health benefit plan issuers. TX - SB224 Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. TX - SB623 Relating to the investigation and punishment of certain sexual offenses, to protective orders issued on the basis of certain sexual offenses, to crime victims' compensation, and to the establishment of a state sexual offense prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department. TX - SB1606 Relating to the resilience of the electric grid and certain municipalities. TX - SB1450 Relating to the eligibility of an injured employee for lifetime income benefits under the workers' compensation system. TX - SB1102 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Program to support workforce education. TX - SB1018 Relating to an early voting ballot voted by mail. TX - SB709 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. TX - SB2212 Relating to the duty of a peace officer to request and render aid for an injured person. TX - SB121 Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women after a pregnancy. TX - SB69 Relating to the use of force by peace officers. TX - SB2154 Relating to the membership of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. TX - SB912 Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain conduct engaged in while participating in a riot and to restitution for property damage resulting from participating in a riot. TX - SB15 Relating to the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase I; creating criminal offenses; increasing the punishment for an existing criminal offense. TX - SB1642 Relating to the administration of navigation districts. TX - SB41 Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs; increasing certain civil court costs; authorizing fees. TX - SB117 Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties. TX - SB1530 Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government. TX - SB1149 Relating to the transition of case management for children and pregnant women program services and Healthy Texas Women program services to a managed care program. TX - SB812 Relating to prohibited practices for certain health benefit plan issuers and pharmacy benefit managers. TX - SB1224 Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public, to peace officer liability for those interactions, and to the confinement, conviction, or release of detained or arrested individuals. TX - SB5 Relating to the expansion of broadband services to certain areas. TX - SB106 Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - SB764 Relating to the operation of certain child-care facilities during an appeal of a suspension or denial of a license, certification, registration, or listing. TX - SR248 Recognizing April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child. TX - SR242 Recognizing April 13, 2021, as Texas Women Judges' Day. TX - SR84 Recognizing February 21 through 26, 2021, as Texas FFA Week. TX - SR362 Congratulating Drew Pearson on his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021. TX - SR342 Urging the Public Utility Commission of Texas to significantly reduce the high system-wide offer cap and evaluate changes to the market structure. TX - SJR49 Proposing a constitutional amendment to foster economic development and job growth and to provide tax relief and funding for education and public safety by creating the Texas Gaming Commission, authorizing and regulating casino gaming at a limited number of destination resorts and facilities licensed by the commission, authorizing sports wagering, requiring occupational licenses to conduct casino gaming, and requiring the imposition of a tax. TX - SJR45 Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the powers of the governor, the legislature, and the supreme court following certain disaster or emergency declarations. TX - SJR35 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 member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty. TX - SJR44 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide financial assistance to political subdivisions located in areas of the state affected by a disaster, including an epidemic or pandemic. TX - SJR47 Proposing a constitutional amendment changing the eligibility requirements for certain judicial offices. TX - SCR51 In memory of Sara "Sally" Sandlin Ratliff of Mount Pleasant. TX - SCR45 Directing the Texas Facilities Commission to name the Capitol Complex Child Development Center "Emma's Garden" in honor of Emma Barrientos. TX - SCR34 Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guilln Act. TX - SCR17 Urging Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision of the Social Security Act. TX - SCR29 Expressing commitment to eliminating racially offensive place names and urging the U.S. Board on Geographic Names to approve requests to change racially offensive names of geographic features.