+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0516 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (3) TX - Calendars (House) Title: member TX - Public Health (House) Title: vice chair TX - Ways and Means (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (69) TX - HB2069 Relating to the foreclosure of a lien on real property of a decedent. TX - HR487 Recognizing February 20, 2019, as Texas Dental Association Legislative Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR1382 Honoring the service of K-9 officer Cross of the Waxahachie Police Department. TX - HB4764 Relating to the authority of the Midlothian Municipal Management District No. 3 to impose an ad valorem tax. TX - HB4547 Relating to requiring a consumer warning upon sale of certain household plants that are hazardous when ingested by canines. TX - HB1833 Relating to the authority to transfer real property in the name of an entity. TX - HR765 In memory of Pamela Kay Silvers Davis of Palmer. TX - HR913 Congratulating Dr. David Averett of Ennis ISD on receiving a doctorate in education from Dallas Baptist University. TX - HB1381 Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for an aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury that is committed in or on school property or on a passenger transportation vehicle of a primary or secondary school. TX - HB3100 Relating to the confidentiality of certain registered voters. TX - HR1462 Congratulating Max Simpson on the naming of a new Waxahachie ISD elementary school in his honor. TX - HR2012 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waxahachie. TX - HB2247 Relating to the execution of a record making an anatomical gift. TX - HR1786 Congratulating Dr. Bonny Cain on her appointment as superintendent of the Waxahachie Independent School District. TX - HB1116 Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms. TX - HB4241 Relating to providing services for or acquiring certain water utilities and establishing related rates. TX - HB2220 Relating to testimony by an appraisal district employee as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals. TX - HR184 In memory of Kenneth James Hayes of Malakoff. TX - HR183 Congratulating Connie Colston of Waxahachie on her retirement from the Nicholas P. Sims Library. TX - HR185 In memory of Harmon Avon Guthrie of Mabank. TX - HB2779 Relating to the exemption for certain savings plans from attachment, execution, or other seizure for a creditor's claim. TX - HB2248 Relating to the disposition and removal of a decedent's remains. TX - HJR54 Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. TX - HB710 Relating to the computation of cost of goods sold for purposes of the franchise tax by taxable entities that transport ready-mixed concrete. TX - HR186 In memory of J. G. Savins. TX - HR182 Congratulating the Ovilla Christian School volleyball team on winning the 2018 TAPPS 2A state championship. TX - HB1062 Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an individual who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead. TX - HB2782 Relating to decedents' estates, transfer on death deeds, and matters involving probate courts. TX - HB2780 Relating to obsolete references to the Texas Probate Code. TX - HB2245 Relating to trusts. TX - HB4548 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. TX - HB1057 Relating to the applicability to certain counties of a requirement to develop a juvenile justice alternative education program. TX - HB4484 Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems. TX - HB2211 Relating to certain counties that are required to operate a juvenile justice alternative education program. TX - HB848 Relating to notice of the cost of a forensic examination for a victim of an alleged sexual assault. TX - HR1461 Recognizing May 7-14, 2019, as Drowning Awareness Week. TX - HR64 Congratulating the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems on its 30th anniversary. TX - HB1055 Relating to the elevation of high-speed rail tracks in certain counties. TX - HR1046 In memory of Oliver James Pratt of Belton. TX - HR1045 In memory of Sherry Diane Wakeland of Maypearl. TX - HB2179 Relating to the grounds for imposing certain sanctions on certain persons for engaging in certain conduct in connection with the appointment of members of or the functions of appraisal review boards. TX - HR1618 In memory of Jackie Gene Miller Sr. of Italy, Texas. TX - HB1222 Relating to the annual salaries of the chief justice or the presiding judge of an appellate court. TX - HB847 Relating to longevity pay for certain judges and justices. TX - HB3917 Relating to the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes. TX - HB1267 Relating to civil and administrative penalties assessed or imposed for violations of laws protecting drinking water, public water supplies, and bodies of water. TX - HR471 In memory of James Wesley Hightower of Waxahachie. TX - HR1486 Commending Julia Awad for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative John Wray during the 86th Legislative Session. TX - HR1488 Commending Abigail Melick for her service as an intern in the office of State Representative John Wray. TX - HR1487 Commending Alyssa Crosby for her service as a legislative intern in the office of State Representative John Wray. TX - HCR164 Directing the governor of the State of Texas to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Lummus Jr. TX - HB2441 Relating to the entitlement of a person who is disabled and elderly to receive a disabled residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from one taxing unit and an elderly exemption from another taxing unit. TX - HR324 Congratulating Lieutenant Colonel Shane M. McDermott on his retirement from the United States Air Force. TX - HB2180 Relating to the eligibility of a person to serve on the board of directors of an appraisal district. TX - HB709 Relating to the use of private activity bonds to finance high-speed rail service. TX - HR1116 Congratulating Dr. David Del Bosque on his retirement as superintendent of Avalon ISD. TX - HB1492 Relating to benefits for peace officers who suffer from certain diseases or illnesses. TX - HB1749 Relating to the requirements for a junior college district to receive approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer baccalaureate degree programs. TX - HR1383 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Central Presbyterian Church in Waxahachie. TX - HR660 Congratulating Doris Jean Brown of Ellis County on her 90th birthday. TX - HR659 In memory of Brooke Leigh Evans-Edwards of Waxahachie. TX - HR1380 In memory of Marie Therese Kleinpeter Chambers of Waxahachie. TX - HB2246 Relating to the fiduciary status of a directed trust advisor. TX - HR1785 Commemorating the 170th anniversary of First United Methodist Church Waxahachie. TX - HR1784 Congratulating Morgan Madeleine Wray on graduating as a member of the Waxahachie High School Class of 2019. TX - HR1047 In memory of Mary Evelyn Cooke Patman of Waxahachie. TX - HR912 Congratulating Randy Perry on his retirement as superintendent of the Malakoff Independent School District. TX - HR766 Commending Bill Houston for his service as mayor of Midlothian. TX - HR767 Commemorating the dedication of First Baptist Church Waxahachie's new building. + − Cosponsored Bills (79) TX - HB1611 Relating to regulation in the unincorporated area of a county of high-speed rail activity near schools. TX - HB1242 Relating to authorization to enter onto property to survey for a proposed high-speed rail facility. TX - HB1631 Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems. TX - HB1214 Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. TX - HB20 Relating to the allocation of certain constitutional transfers of money to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund and to the management and investment of the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the Texas legacy distribution fund. TX - HB3 Relating to public school finance and public education; creating a criminal offense; authorizing the imposition of a fee. TX - HB1821 Relating to the designation of a portion of State Loop 111 in Travis County as the Richard Overton Memorial Highway. TX - HB1576 Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs. TX - HB16 Relating to the enforcement of the rights of a living unborn child after an abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB39 Relating to the repeal of certain time limitations on the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee. TX - HB2945 Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers and to creating a payment fraud fusion center; imposing civil penalties; creating criminal offenses. TX - HB3061 Relating to an interim study regarding the method by which certain trial and appellate judges are selected. TX - HB3439 Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county. TX - HB2505 Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB2689 Relating to the designation of a cybersecurity coordinator by each school district. TX - HB52 Relating to a franchise tax credit pilot program for taxable entities that contribute to an employee dependent care flexible spending account. TX - HB539 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 - HB1261 Relating to a presumption that applies to certain conduct involving certain controlled substances that endangers a child. TX - HB3878 Relating to the requirement to obtain a license to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees. TX - HB24 Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed when a child is or may be present during the commission of the offense. TX - HB3300 Relating to an award of costs and attorney's fees in a motion to dismiss for certain actions that have no basis in law or fact. TX - HB3995 Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of facilities for the transmission of electricity. TX - HB1426 Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster. TX - HB2041 Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities. TX - HB13 Relating to flood planning, mitigation, and infrastructure projects; making an appropriation. TX - HB1562 Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. TX - HB2 Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. TX - HB3582 Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses, the conditions of bond for defendants charged with certain intoxication offenses, and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses. TX - HB446 Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person. TX - HB347 Relating to consent annexation requirements. TX - HB2143 Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. TX - HB2967 Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee. TX - HB5 Relating to debris management and other disaster recovery efforts. TX - HB6 Relating to disaster relief and recovery. TX - HB3703 Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis for medical use by certain qualified physicians to patients with certain medical conditions. TX - HB492 Relating to a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. TX - HB2100 Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. TX - HB3016 Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle. TX - HB281 Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying activities. TX - HB3899 Relating to the authority of a municipality to regulate statewide commerce. TX - HB1255 Relating to patient records regarding maternal death. TX - HB2099 Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans. TX - HB861 Relating to the calculation of penalties and interest resulting from the final determination of an ad valorem tax appeal that changes a property owner's tax liability. TX - HB2826 Relating to procurement of a contingent fee contract for legal services by certain governmental entities. TX - HB9 Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB3172 Relating to the protection of membership in and support to religious organizations. TX - HB3321 Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians for abortion complications. TX - HB2797 Relating to evaluation under the state accountability system of school district campuses that enroll certain students who receive special education services. TX - HB4345 Relating to liability for disclosing certain information regarding sexual misconduct by an employee, volunteer, or independent contractor of a charitable organization. TX - HB3390 Relating to caregivers for certain children, including the identification of caregivers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services and an exception from licensing requirements for certain caretakers. TX - HB297 Relating to the public school finance system, the elimination of school district maintenance and operations ad valorem taxes, and the creation of a joint interim committee on the elimination of those taxes. TX - HB2120 Relating to the operation and administration of and practice in courts in the judicial branch of state government; imposing a fee; creating a criminal offense. TX - HJR39 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. TX - HJR10 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Texas legacy fund and the Texas legacy distribution fund, dedicating the Texas legacy distribution fund to certain state infrastructure projects or the reduction of certain long-term obligations, and providing for the transfer of certain general revenues to the economic stabilization fund, the Texas legacy fund, and the state highway fund. TX - HJR12 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. TX - HJR34 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster. TX - HCR90 Urging Congress to allow health savings accounts to be used for direct primary care. TX - SB449 Relating to testimony by an appraisal district employee as to the value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals. TX - SB26 Relating to the allocation to and use by the Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Historical Commission of certain proceeds from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. TX - SB12 Relating to the contributions to and benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - SB1938 Relating to certificates of convenience and necessity for the construction of facilities for the transmission of electricity. TX - SB2 Relating to ad valorem taxation; authorizing fees. TX - SB709 Relating to the allocation and use of the annual constitutional appropriation to certain agencies and institutions of higher education. TX - SB1497 Relating to the registration and regulation of brokers by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. TX - SB1582 Relating to benefits for peace officers relating to certain diseases or illnesses. TX - SB29 Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public money for lobbying and certain other activities. TX - SB1138 Relating to securities contracts entered into by the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company. TX - SB939 Relating to the limitations periods for certain suits against real estate appraisers and appraisal firms. TX - SB2101 Relating to the eligibility of the surviving spouse of an individual who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead. TX - SB530 Relating to civil and administrative penalties assessed or imposed for violations of laws protecting drinking water, public water supplies, and bodies of water. TX - SB1978 Relating to the protection of membership in, affiliation with, and support provided to religious organizations. TX - SB18 Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education. TX - SB1264 Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers. TX - SB750 Relating to maternal and newborn health care and the quality of services provided to women in this state under certain health care programs. TX - SB69 Relating to the allocations of money for transfer to the state highway fund and the economic stabilization fund and the investment of money in the economic stabilization fund. TX - SJR24 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the appropriation of the net revenue received from the imposition of state sales and use taxes on sporting goods. TX - SJR67 Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the surviving spouse of a person who is disabled to receive a limitation on the school district ad valorem taxes on the spouse's residence homestead if the spouse is 55 years of age or older at the time of the person's death. TX - SCR4 Granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 10, 2019, and ending on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. TX - SCR3 Providing for a joint session to canvass the votes for the governor and lieutenant governor and for a joint session for the inaugural ceremony.