+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0468 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (2) TX - Agriculture and Livestock (House) Title: member TX - Business and Industry (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (19) TX - HR2646 Congratulating Kim Spence on her retirement as a teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School in Coppell. TX - HR1255 Recognizing March 25, 2015, as Coppell Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB1411 Relating to the cost of an attendance credit under the public school finance system. TX - HR3393 Honoring the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Irving. TX - HB3848 Relating to removing the requirement for bilingual education and special language programs for certain students of limited English proficiency. TX - HR3392 In memory of Betty Lanfer of Coppell. TX - HR572 In memory of Oakleigh D. Smith. TX - HR573 In memory of Mary K. Macaulay of Dallas. TX - HB2867 Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency. TX - HB2173 Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County. TX - HB948 Relating to the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium. TX - HB1493 Relating to authorization for a school district board of trustees to adopt or remove term limits. TX - HB1168 Relating to creating a defense to prosecution for the offense of resisting arrest, search, or transportation or the offenses of escape or permitting or facilitating escape. TX - HB3943 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 - HB4081 Relating to eligibility for a barber instructor license. TX - HJR16 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the exclusive legislative duty to support and maintain an efficient system of public schools. TX - HB1939 Relating to the provision of bags to customers of a business at the point of sale. TX - HB945 Relating to the repeal of provisions requiring school districts to reduce their wealth per student to the equalized wealth level. TX - HR2757 In memory of Janine Foster Woody of Dallas. + − Cosponsored Bills (68) TX - HB623 Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses. 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 - 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 - HB321 Relating to the repeal of the franchise tax. TX - HB195 Relating to the carrying of handguns; providing for the open carrying of handguns; removing the requirement that a person who may lawfully possess handguns obtain a Concealed Handgun License in order to carry a handgun lawfully in the state of Texas, and conforming changes. TX - HB718 Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools. TX - HB133 Relating to the repeal of the additional ad valorem taxes imposed as a result of certain changes in the use of open-space land appraised as agricultural land. TX - HB1492 Relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in certain actions asserting asbestos- or silica-related injuries. TX - HB832 Relating to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility. TX - HB110 Relating to the punishment by confinement for contempt of court for failure to obey a court order related to truancy. TX - HB413 Relating to protection of the right to keep and bear arms within the State of Texas. TX - HB290 Relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations and the use of surplus state revenues. TX - HB93 Relating to the repeal of the offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance. TX - HB306 Relating to the provision of certain public benefits and services to persons not lawfully present in the United States and reimbursement from the federal government for those benefits and services. TX - HB805 Relating to authorizing a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on certain premises. TX - HB107 Relating to the fine imposed on a student convicted of truancy. TX - HB1435 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. TX - HB2553 Relating to a private business owner's right to choose whether to provide goods or services. TX - HR592 Recognizing February 25, 2015, as City of Irving Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB1278 Relating to financial assistance paid to the survivors of certain law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other public employees killed in the line of duty. TX - HB1556 Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. TX - HB2949 Relating to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense. TX - HR175 Honoring the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. TX - HB2531 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. TX - HB1648 Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense. TX - HB871 Relating to fingerprints collected by the Texas Department of Public Safety from an applicant for a driver's license or personal identification certificate and used for the department's image verification system. 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 - 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 - HB1043 Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. TX - HCR63 Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. TX - HB1199 Relating to deceptive representations or other conduct concerning certain synthetic substances as a violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. 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 - HCR57 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. TX - HB1196 Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. TX - HJR91 Proposing a constitutional amendment dedicating certain revenue derived from the tax imposed on the sale of motor vehicles to the state highway fund. TX - HB1370 Relating to the allocation of certain motor vehicle sales tax revenue to the state highway fund and to the uses of that revenue. 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 - HB4105 Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. TX - HB3414 Relating to advance directives and health care and treatment decisions. 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 - HB3602 Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender. TX - HB172 Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun guns, knives, and personal defense sprays. 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 - HB3567 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. TX - HB3074 Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment. TX - HJR125 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion. TX - HB630 Relating to requiring state contractors and governmental entities to participate in the federal electronic verification of work authorization program, or E-Verify, and authorizing the suspension of certain licenses held by private employers for the knowing employment of persons not lawfully present in this state; authorizing a fee. TX - HCR114 Recognizing the Operation Blue Shield initiative. TX - HB2263 Relating to warrants or orders issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information. TX - HB1649 Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education. TX - HCR36 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. TX - HB142 Relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system. TX - HB283 Relating to the requirement that certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. TX - HB183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. TX - HB3171 Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state. TX - HCR66 Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. TX - HB681 Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain persons, including elected officials convicted of certain crimes. 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 - HB3846 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. TX - HB1308 Relating to the method of returning a ballot to be voted by mail. TX - SB1697 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. 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 - SB652 Relating to excluding a franchisor as an employer of a franchisee or a franchisee's employees. TX - SB2065 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. 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 - SB1345 Relating to quorum and voting requirements for the transaction of business by the board of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County. 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 - HB1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses.