+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0516 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (2) TX - Homeland Security and Public Safety (House) Title: member TX - Ways and Means (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (27) TX - HB3915 Relating to the assessment of damages in condemnation proceedings regarding high speed rail companies. TX - HR517 Recognizing February 17, 2015, as Justices of the Peace and Constables Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB1245 Relating to changing the eligibility of inmates convicted of certain intoxication offenses for release on parole or mandatory supervision and to a biennial study regarding prevention of intoxication offenses. TX - HB2211 Relating to agreed venue selection in civil actions. TX - HB2705 Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances. TX - HR504 Recognizing Leadership Waxahachie. TX - HB4039 Relating to mixed beverage taxes; repealing a tax; increasing the rate of a tax. TX - HR502 Honoring Dinah Weable of Waxahachie for her 22 years of service as constituent director for Texas House District 10. TX - HR500 Congratulating the Ennis High School football team on winning the 2014 UIL 5A Division 2 state championship. TX - HR523 Recognizing members of Leadership Midlothian. TX - HB2418 Relating to decedents' estates. TX - HB1051 Relating to the creation of a campus of the Texas State Technical College System in Ellis County. TX - HB2460 Relating to allowing certain counties to regulate the land application of certain sewage sludge. TX - HB2706 Relating to the value of personal property exempt from seizure by creditors. TX - HB2212 Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. TX - HB1301 Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to adopt rules prohibiting the use of an on-site sewage disposal system with an absorptive effluent disposal system. TX - HR229 Recognizing February 3, 2015, as Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the State Capitol. TX - HCR85 Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle. TX - HB3923 Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities that transport ready-mixed concrete; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. TX - HR943 Commending the members of the Ellis County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 106 on their performance at the 2013 Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association state competition. TX - HB1187 Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. TX - HB2428 Relating to the adoption of the Texas Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act. TX - HB1029 Relating to trusts. TX - HB2248 Relating to the land application of sewage sludge in certain counties. TX - HB3918 Relating to private activity bonds. TX - HR1195 In memory of Don F. Essary of Ennis. TX - HB2419 Relating to the relationship between the Estates Code and the former Texas Probate Code. + − Cosponsored Bills (83) TX - HB916 Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District. TX - HB1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. TX - HR276 Recognizing February 4, 2015, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB910 Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating criminal offenses. TX - HJR78 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. TX - HB460 Relating to the issuance of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons suspected of committing certain intoxication offenses. TX - HB623 Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses. TX - HJR77 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress. TX - HB562 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. TX - HB670 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in this state. TX - HB183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. TX - HB1109 Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget. TX - HB1394 Relating to the composition, governance, and authority of a regional tollway authority that has or proposes to have projects located in counties that are not part of the authority. TX - HB469 Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. TX - HB115 Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. TX - HB1358 Relating to a presumption that applies to certain conduct involving certain controlled substances that endangers a child. TX - HJR61 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. TX - HJR53 Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. TX - HB2112 Relating to the valuation used to compute the sales and use tax imposed on the sale of certain motor vehicles. TX - HB21 Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. TX - HB1935 Relating to additional state aid for tax reduction provided to certain school districts for one additional school year. TX - HB1889 Relating to the authorization of the construction of an electric railway on or across a street, alley, square, or property of a county or municipality. TX - HCR63 Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. TX - HR563 Recognizing March 4, 2015, as Grand Prairie Day at the State Capitol. TX - HCR61 Urging Congress to reimburse the State of Texas for bearing the financial burden of the federal government's responsibility to secure the Texas-Mexico international border. TX - HB1237 Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 290 in Hays and Travis Counties as the Lieutenant Clay Crabb Memorial Highway. TX - HR175 Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. TX - HB1743 Relating to the use of a credit or charge card by certain state agencies to make certain purchases. TX - HB384 Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality. TX - HB2598 Relating to the consideration of steel slag as solid waste by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. TX - HB645 Relating to the small-sized district adjustment under the Foundation School Program. TX - HB1110 Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution. TX - HB11 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Public Safety, military and law enforcement training, and the investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention of certain offenses; creating an offense and increasing a criminal penalty; authorizing fees. TX - HJR79 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to provide for a federal balanced budget. TX - HB1994 Relating to entrance examinations for applicants for beginning positions in a municipal police department. TX - HR825 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Texas State Technical College. TX - HB2813 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening. TX - HB352 Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TX - HB937 Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB1044 Relating to the designation of a segment of Farm-to-Market Road 423 in Denton County as the U.S. Army Sergeant Enrique Mondragon Memorial Highway. TX - HB966 Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. TX - HB26 Relating to state economic development measures, including administration of the Texas Enterprise Fund, creation of the Economic Incentive Oversight Board and the governor's university research initiative, abolishment of the Texas emerging technology fund, and renaming the Major Events trust fund to the Major Events Reimbursement Program. TX - HJR111 Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit using revenues, other money, or account or fund balances dedicated by law for nondedicated general governmental purposes or for certification of appropriations for nondedicated purposes or entities. TX - HB20 Relating to the operations of and transportation planning and expenditures by the Texas Department of Transportation and planning organizations. TX - HB1876 Relating to providing notification to certain legislators and county judges of certain applications or notices for an electric railway project. TX - HB1936 Relating to notice by a property owner to a mortgage servicer that the owner intends to enter into a contract with a property tax lender. TX - HB3074 Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment. TX - HCR89 Urging Congress to repeal the health insurance tax. TX - HB2289 Relating to the security of the electric grid. TX - HB3414 Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. TX - HB13 Relating to categories of and funding allocation for transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities. TX - HCR114 Recognizing the Operation Blue Shield initiative. TX - HB2186 Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools. TX - HJR13 Proposing a constitutional amendment temporarily dedicating a portion of the revenue derived from the state sales and use tax to the state highway fund. TX - HB32 Relating to the computation and rates of the franchise tax; decreasing tax rates. TX - HB2531 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. TX - HB2924 Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. TX - HB3994 Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. TX - HB31 Relating to decreasing the state sales and use tax rate. TX - HB1435 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. TX - HB3332 Relating to the authority of certain public hospitals to construct certain facilities and to provide certain services. TX - HB40 Relating to the exclusive jurisdiction of this state to regulate oil and gas operations in this state and the express preemption of local regulation of those operations. TX - HB1180 Relating to certain information included on a searchable database on the Department of Family and Protective Services' Internet website. TX - HB1492 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. TX - HB4105 Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. TX - HB3567 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. TX - HB416 Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking. TX - HB3446 Relating to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform abortions. TX - SB347 Relating to the governing board of the Trinity Valley Community College District. TX - HB483 Relating to the establishment and administration of a state bullion depository; authorizing fees. TX - HB283 Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. TX - SB694 Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. TX - HB681 Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes. TX - SB387 Relating to trusts and certain other forms of asset protection. TX - SB995 Relating to decedents' estates. TX - SB1202 Relating to the value of property that may be transferred to a custodian or other person for the benefit of a minor under certain circumstances. TX - SB759 Relating to the repeal of certain state taxes. TX - SB2065 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. TX - SB1 Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. TX - SJR1 Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. TX - SB531 Relating to the application of foreign laws and foreign forum selection in a proceeding involving marriage, a suit for dissolution of a marriage, or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship in this state. TX - HB3339 Relating to the recovery of costs and fees in connection with certain eminent domain proceedings. TX - HB1905 Relating to certain state and local taxes, including ad valorem taxes, and to the repeal of certain of those taxes.