+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0630 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (2) TX - Homeland Security and Public Safety (House) Title: member TX - Urban Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (22) TX - HB2555 Relating to the definition of marriage in this state and the prohibition against the creation or recognition of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union. TX - HB3041 Relating to posting certain fiscal analysis documents of counties and municipalities on the Internet. TX - HR3156 Congratulating Fire Chief Francisco Corona on his retirement from the Belton Fire Department. TX - HR2226 Honoring Keifer Marshall of Temple for his service during World War II. TX - HR2194 Welcoming the members of the Indigenous Nations and the Indigenous Cultures Institute on the occasion of their visit to the Capitol. TX - HR1546 Congratulating Ed Bandas on being named retail development coordinator of the City of Belton. TX - HR2024 Honoring Nancy Boston for her civic and political engagement. TX - HR1547 Recognizing the participants, volunteers, civic leaders, and public servants who helped make The Army Marathon III a success. TX - HB1654 Relating to public agreements or contracts related to United Nations Agenda 21. TX - HB3026 Relating to the permitting of crematories under the Texas Clean Air Act. TX - HB3540 Relating to the groundwater rights of a landowner and the amount of groundwater production for which a groundwater conservation district may issue permits. TX - HB3698 Relating to nonbinding dispute resolution proceedings conducted by religious organizations or authorities. TX - HR2496 Honoring the legal and research divisions of the Texas Legislative Council and expressing appreciation to the agency. TX - HB2553 Relating to a private business owner's right to choose whether to provide goods or services. TX - HR3363 Commending Colonel Robert Gosney of Bell County for his service to his country. TX - HB2554 Relating to pedestrian use of a sidewalk. TX - HR1139 Recognizing March 12, 2015, as City of Belton Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB1648 Relating to voluntary and informed consent to an abortion and prevention of coerced abortions; providing penalties; creating an offense. TX - HR1955 Honoring the Fraternal Alliance of Texas on the occasion of Join Hands Day, May 2, 2015. TX - HB2556 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain outdoor burning violations. TX - HR1843 Acknowledging regret for the trespasses of our predecessors against the Indigenous People, expressing respect for the cultures of the Indigenous People, honoring them for their stewardship and protection of this land, and committing to building an honest, constructive relationship and to forging a covenant with the Creator and all Indigenous People to work toward achieving the mutual goal of a society that advances opportunities for all citizens. TX - HR2224 In memory of Ouida Mae Edwards Dulany of Belton. + − Cosponsored Bills (79) TX - HB623 Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses. TX - HB1690 Relating to the investigation and prosecution of offenses against public administration, including ethics offenses. 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 - 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 - HB1435 Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. TX - HR1171 Congratulating Eloise Smith Wilson of Bell County on her 90th birthday. 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 - HB984 Relating to birth records of adopted persons; authorizing a fee. TX - HB150 Relating to daylight saving time. 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 - HB1187 Relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. TX - HB2949 Relating to advance directives, including do-not-resuscitate orders; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB459 Relating to zero-based budgeting for certain entities funded by this state and submission of a zero-based budget by and performance of a financial audit of an agency undergoing review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. TX - HCR31 Claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to halt and reverse certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - HB422 Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas. TX - HB98 Relating to the Texas Balance of Powers Act. 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 - HB384 Relating to the authority of general-law municipalities to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the municipality. TX - HCR57 Urging the U.S. Congress to end the ban on crude oil exports. TX - HB347 Relating to equal opportunity for access by home-schooled students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities; authorizing a fee. TX - HB832 Relating to reporting requirements for a physician performing an abortion at an abortion facility. TX - HB1200 Relating to civil liability of a person who produces, distributes, sells, or provides or aids in the production, distribution, sale, or provision of certain synthetic substances to another person for damages caused by the other person. 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 - 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 - HJR61 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. 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 - 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 - 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 - HB2531 Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures; providing civil penalties; affecting the prosecution of a criminal offense. TX - HB2913 Relating to the creation and operations of health care provider participation programs in certain counties. TX - HCR63 Urging the U.S. Congress to expedite natural gas exports. TX - HB1196 Relating to a requirement that a student's postsecondary transcript include the average or median grade awarded in each class. 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 - HB1556 Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision. 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 - HB1745 Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages. 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 - HCR29 Declaring that presidential executive orders cannot interfere with states' rights. TX - HB4105 Relating to the issuance, enforcement, and recognition of marriage licenses and declarations of informal marriage. TX - HB2204 Relating to state support for assistance with payment of existing debt on certain bonds issued by school districts. TX - HB1043 Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for contributions made to certain educational assistance organizations. TX - HB3074 Relating to the provision of artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining treatment. TX - HB1885 Relating to the scope of practice of and the prescribing and ordering authority of advanced practice registered nurses. TX - HB1473 Relating to the authority of an advanced practice registered nurse and a physician assistant to sign or issue certain documents. TX - HB4106 Relating to state savings and government efficiency achieved through a taxpayer savings grant program administered by the comptroller of public accounts. 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 - HB279 Relating to eligibility for a public education grant of certain students receiving special education services. 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 - 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 - HB193 Relating to the phaseout and repeal of the franchise tax; lowering the rates of the tax. TX - HB1646 Relating to a program allowing certain military voters on active duty overseas to cast a ballot electronically. TX - HB3130 Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions. TX - HB2186 Relating to suicide prevention training for educators in public schools. 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 - HB3447 Relating to the minimum standards applicable to an abortion facility. TX - HB825 Relating to procedures for identifying any Native American heritage of children in certain hearings in suits affecting the parent-child relationship. TX - HB1880 Relating to the applicability of adverse licensing, listing, or registration decisions by certain health and human services agencies. TX - HB3567 Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief. TX - HB3765 Relating to consent to an abortion on a minor. TX - HB1218 Relating to course content requirements for human sexuality instruction provided by a public school. TX - HB2924 Relating to information regarding Down syndrome. TX - HB3008 Relating to eliminating the wrongful birth cause of action. TX - HB177 Relating to the research, collection, and use of adult stem cells. TX - HB183 Relating to requiring state agencies to participate in the federal electronic verification of employment authorization program, or E-verify. TX - HCR66 Declaring Israel a major strategic ally of Texas. TX - HB416 Relating to requiring personnel of abortion facilities and certain other facilities performing abortions to complete training on human trafficking. TX - HB892 Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees. TX - HB114 Relating to the issuance of certain capital appreciation bonds by political subdivisions. 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 - 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 - HJR43 Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting the taxation of the sale or use of certain prescription medicine. TX - SB1398 Relating to a study by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on securing critical infrastructure from electromagnetic, geomagnetic, terrorist, and cyber-attack threats. 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 - SJR22 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. TX - SB339 Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and the regulation of related organizations and individuals; requiring a dispensing organization to obtain a license to dispense low-THC cannabis and any employee of a dispensing organization to obtain a registration; authorizing fees. 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 - HB3994 Relating to notice of and consent to an abortion for a minor and associated requirements; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.