+ − Contact Information + − Committees (3) TX - Appropriations (House) Title: member TX - Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII, and VIII (House) Title: member TX - Insurance (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (34) TX - HB3157 Relating to automobile insurance coverage provided through the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association. TX - HR2180 Honoring Gene Seaman for his service during the 82nd Legislative Session. TX - HB3156 Relating to the regulation of property and casualty insurance rates. TX - HR2289 Commending Evan Grady Stewart for his service as a staff member in the office of State Representative Raul Torres. TX - HB3151 Relating to information regarding job matching services provided by the Texas Workforce Commission; providing a criminal penalty. TX - HB3149 Relating to pilot programs to implement a management methodology for the improvement of operations and reduction of costs for certain state agencies. TX - HB3154 Relating to commissions paid to public insurance adjusters. TX - HR1634 Honoring Angel Escobar on his retirement as city manager of Corpus Christi. TX - HR2155 Commending Katie Gleghorn for her service as an intern in the office of State Representative Raul Torres. TX - HR2522 Recognizing September 15 to October 15, 2011, as Latino Texan Month. TX - HB3574 Relating to the Texas Back to Work initiative. TX - HB3148 Relating to the issuance of windstorm and hail insurance policies by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for property located in certain flood zones. TX - HB3150 Relating to the recovery of damages in a cause of action brought against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. TX - HB2171 Relating to a franchise tax credit for the employment of persons with a disability or veterans of the United States armed forces. TX - HB2894 Relating to discount programs for members of the armed services provided by toll project entities. TX - HR2341 In memory of Humberto Lozano Lopez. TX - HR2494 Honoring Paul Cameron for his service to the Corpus Christi chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and to Corpus Christi State University. TX - HR2521 Recognizing the first full week of May 2012 as Texas Teacher Appreciation Week. TX - HB2493 Relating to authorizing enterprise project half designations and quarter designations under the enterprise zone program. TX - HR1078 Congratulating the boys' basketball team of West Oso High School in Corpus Christi on winning the 2011 UIL 3A state championship. TX - HR2495 Congratulating Al Jones on his receipt of the 2011 Brad Lomax Spirit of Hospitality Award from the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau. TX - HB2172 Relating to the eligibility of certain children under group life insurance policies. TX - HCR152 Designating the first full week of May as Texas Teacher Appreciation Week for a 10-year period, 2012 to 2021. TX - HR2551 Recognizing September 15 to October 15, 2012, as Latino Texan Month. TX - HB3153 Relating to the free admission to state parks for the parents of deceased members of the armed services TX - HB1316 Relating to the imposition and use of the municipal hotel occupancy tax by certain eligible central municipalities. TX - HR2154 Honoring Tristan Summers for his service in the office of State Representative Raul Torres. TX - HCR124 Designating September 15 to October 15 as Latino Texan Month for a 10-year period beginning in 2011. TX - HCR93 Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee to study tax policy as it relates to boat sales and marine services in Texas. TX - HB3155 Relating to the issuance of certain public securities by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. TX - HR1731 Congratulating the members of the Corpus Christi ISD All-Stars for their success in the Special Olympics Area 20 Basketball Competition. TX - HR2161 Honoring Chase Skjolsvik for his service in the office of State Representative Raul Torres. TX - HB3152 Relating to recovery of the value of fraudulently obtained health care services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District. TX - HB2173 Relating to the adoption of certain voting procedures and to certain elections, including procedures necessary to implement the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, deadlines for declaration of candidacy and dates for certain elections, and to terms of certain elected officials. + − Cosponsored Bills (113) TX - HB32 Relating to required individual health insurance coverage. TX - HB11 Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. TX - HB7 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - HB26 Relating to a freeze on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a taxing unit on the residence homestead of an eligible person who is a member of a reserve component of the United States armed forces and is ordered to active military duty. TX - HB15 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB5 Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact. TX - HB174 Relating to the cancellation of the voter registration and to the eligibility to vote of persons who are deceased or not citizens of the United States. TX - HB8 Relating to prohibiting certain private transfer fees and the preservation of private real property rights; providing penalties. TX - HB201 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB300 Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative, civil, and criminal penalties. TX - HB238 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - HB246 Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. TX - HB359 Relating to discipline in public schools, including the use of certain disciplinary methods and the prosecution of certain children for school-related offenses. TX - HB272 Relating to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and to the resolution of certain disputes concerning claims made to that association; providing penalties. TX - HB335 Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws. TX - HB242 Relating to the enforcement of public safety, including the privileges and duties of certain types of law enforcement officers. TX - HB274 Relating to the reform of certain remedies and procedures in civil actions and family law matters. TX - HB476 Relating to the retention of the $1 million total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. TX - HB461 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. TX - HB500 Relating to state-adopted assessment instruments administered to public school students. TX - HB239 Relating to the offense of paying or receiving certain forms of compensation for facilitating the registration of voters; providing criminal penalties. TX - HB472 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran. TX - HB680 Relating to complaints filed with the Texas Medical Board. TX - HB400 Relating to flexibility for public schools to administer primary and secondary education efficiently. TX - HB698 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain persons attending a school board meeting. TX - HB506 Relating to requiring the use of an ignition interlock device on conviction of certain intoxication offenses. TX - HB655 Relating to determining eligibility for indigent health care. TX - HB681 Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer. TX - HB670 Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB750 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education. TX - HB800 Relating to an interlocal contract between a governmental entity and a purchasing cooperative to purchase roofing materials or services. TX - HB1157 Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association. TX - HB1122 Relating to the trafficking of persons. TX - HB1001 Relating to the appropriation of certain unclaimed money. TX - HB816 Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions. TX - HB1070 Relating to the taking of a defendant's bail bond by county jailers. TX - HB1544 Relating to the design of specialty license plates issued to members and former members of the United States armed forces. TX - HB1502 Relating to allowing military voters on active duty overseas to receive and cast a ballot electronically. TX - HB1983 Relating to certain childbirths occurring before the 39th week of gestation. TX - HB1937 Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties. TX - HB2056 Relating to notification regarding certain changes to early voting polling locations. TX - HB1781 Relating to obsolete or redundant reporting requirements applicable to state agencies and to certain reports, communications, publications, and other documents involving the attorney general. TX - HB2120 Relating to the composition of the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. TX - HB2233 Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools. TX - HB2595 Relating to the electronic submission and recording of documents associated with voting by mail. TX - HB2038 Relating to prevention, treatment, and oversight of concussions affecting public school students participating in interscholastic athletics. TX - HB2050 Relating to the use of recording devices and mobile telephones by poll watchers. TX - HB2061 Relating to the reporting of certain information to the director of the bureau of vital statistics. TX - HB1886 Relating to unclaimed property. TX - HB2585 Relating to the illegal possession of another person's ballot to be voted by mail. TX - HB2653 Relating to the contractual revocation of pension benefits of certain public employees convicted of an offense. TX - HB2053 Relating to ineligibility to serve as a poll watcher. TX - HB2055 Relating to allowing for countywide polling places as an alternative election system. TX - HB2646 Relating to distribution by the School Land Board of revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund. TX - HB3055 Relating to the penalty for providing false information on an application for a ballot to be voted by mail. TX - HB2975 Relating to continuing education for physicians and nurses regarding the treatment of tick-borne diseases. TX - HB3064 Relating to preventing the fraudulent issuance and use of disabled parking placards; providing a civil penalty. TX - HCR60 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. TX - HCR81 Expressing opposition to federal regulation of hazardous waste, water, and clean air and of the production, exploration, drilling, development, operation, transportation, and processing of oil, natural gas, petroleum, and petroleum products in the State of Texas. TX - HCR129 Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education. TX - HJR26 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the use of the assets of certain associations established by the legislature of this state for the purpose of providing certain insurance coverage. TX - HB3610 Relating to periodic rate adjustments by electric utilities. TX - HJR74 Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to limit the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes to 105 percent or more of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year. TX - HJR70 Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum rate of growth of appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus general revenues to fund the state's rainy day fund and a public school property tax relief fund. TX - HB3425 Relating to a continuous improvement process at state agencies. TX - HCR158 Urging the federal government to grant a conditional green card to certain noncitizens to allow them to enlist in the United States armed forces and urging the federal government to award citizenship to these immigrants upon the completion of four years of honorable military service. TX - HCR29 Requesting the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron Counties. TX - HCR126 In memory of the Honorable Edmund Kuempel of Seguin. TX - HCR88 Urging Congress to enact an overhaul of the immigration system to promote economic prosperity and national security. TX - HJR56 Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements on local governments. TX - HJR18 Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a franchise tax rate to be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature. TX - HJR48 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran in an amount equal to the amount of the residence homestead exemption to which the disabled veteran was entitled on the same property. TX - HJR51 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. TX - HJR135 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's freedom of religion. TX - SB24 Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and certain criminal and civil consequences of offenses involving or related to the trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of those offenses. TX - SB563 Relating to the efficiency of the operations of, and certain information regarding services provided by, the Texas Workforce Commission; providing a criminal penalty. TX - SB977 Relating to the imposition, use, rebate, and refund of certain taxes related to certain hotel business revenue. TX - HB1013 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board. TX - HB1087 Relating to the number of charters the State Board of Education may grant for open-enrollment charter schools. TX - HB1873 Relating to business entities and associations. TX - HB1910 Relating to requiring the Legislative Budget Board to disclose proposed discontinuation of funding for public institutions. TX - HB2322 Relating to equal opportunity for access by private and parochial school students to University Interscholastic League sponsored activities. TX - HB1766 Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. TX - HB2052 Relating to the reporting of certain information to county voter registrars by the secretary of state. TX - HB2058 Relating to the offense of unacknowledged assistance to a voter in completing an application for a ballot to be voted by mail. TX - HB2054 Relating to the eligibility requirements for appointment as county elections administrator. TX - HB2051 Relating to the oath taken by a person who assists a voter. TX - HB2154 Relating to certain continuing education requirements for agents who sell annuities. TX - HB2057 Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal conspiracy to interfere with an election. TX - HB2059 Relating to the penalty for failing to deliver a voter registration application to the voter registrar. TX - HB2060 Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding state election inspectors. TX - HB2237 Relating to the taxation and titling of certain off-road vehicles. TX - HB2382 Relating to notice required upon nonrenewal of property and casualty insurance policies. TX - HB2449 Relating to the procedures for voting ballots by mail. TX - HB2804 Relating to the format of the general appropriations bill. TX - HB2976 Relating to the recording of proceedings and the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of a child in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship; creating an offense. TX - HCR50 Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - HB3542 Relating to a supplemental payment for retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the unfunded actuarial liabilities allowed under that system. TX - HB3863 Relating to the authority of certain volunteer firefighter and emergency services organizations to hold tax-free sales or auctions. TX - HCR110 Urging the president of the United States to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. TX - HB3477 Relating to the suspension of a person's driver's license or permit on conviction of a fifth offense relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. TX - HJR149 Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the comptroller of public accounts to make a state revenue report after the first year of a state fiscal biennium and the governor to call a special session of the legislature if actual state revenue for that fiscal year was at least five percent less than projected revenue. TX - HB3794 Relating to disputes under insurance policies. TX - HCR94 Urging Congress to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. TX - HCR66 Urging the United States Congress to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for stationary sources. TX - HR466 Recognizing May 3, 2011, as National Teacher Day in Texas. TX - HJR27 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a health care system. TX - HJR109 Proposing a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund for the purpose of allowing increased distributions from the available school fund. TX - HR448 Congratulating Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on her nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. TX - HR1269 Welcoming the 2011 Feria de las Flores contestants to the State Capitol. TX - HR1268 Commemorating the exhibition of The Wall That Heals in honor of Vietnam War veterans in Corpus Christi from April 12-14, 2011. TX - SB371 Relating to the eligibility for service retirement annuities of certain elected officials convicted of certain crimes. TX - SB257 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund.