+ − Contact Information + − Committees (5) TX - House Administration (House) Title: member TX - Public Education (House) Title: chair TX - Redistricting (House) Title: member TX - Technology, Economic Development and Workforce (House) Title: member TX - Select Committee on School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments Title: cochair + − Sponsored Bills (60) TX - HB1452 Relating to participation in job training and employment assistance programs by veterans and other covered persons. TX - HB2543 Relating to certain limitations on the ad valorem tax rate of a school district. TX - HB2264 Relating to establishment of an after-school grant program for certain students in public middle or junior high schools. TX - HB4804 Relating to the powers and duties of the San Jacinto River Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; imposing an administrative penalty. TX - HB4782 Relating to the administration, powers and duties, operations, and financing of The Woodlands Township. TX - HB2365 Relating to the structure, powers, and duties of the State Board of Education and the commissioner of education. TX - HR2586 In memory of Corporal Zachary Ryan Endsley of Spring. TX - HB1756 Relating to the functions performed by the comptroller in connection with applications and agreements under the Texas Economic Development Act. TX - HR810 Honoring U.S. Navy Lieutenant Neil Bryan Fletcher for his outstanding service to this nation. TX - HB850 Relating to repeal on a periodic basis of the provisions of Titles 1 and 2 of the Education Code to provide for legislative review of the primary state statutes governing public education. TX - HR2810 In memory of Maura de Souza of Spring. TX - HR1352 Congratulating The Woodlands High School girls' swimming and diving team on winning the 2009 UIL 5A state championship. TX - HR2333 In memory of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jason Logan Brown of Magnolia. TX - HB461 Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties. TX - HB2319 Relating to the treatment of certain exempt organizations as agents of suppliers or distributors of taxable items for purposes of the sales and use tax. TX - HB2262 Relating to a requirement under the public school financial accountability rating system that a school district spend a specified percentage of district operating funds for instructional purposes. TX - HB851 Relating to Legislative Budget Board review of and reports to certain state officials concerning the primary state statutes governing public education. TX - HB2096 Relating to requiring the registration of certain containers of alcoholic beverages; providing criminal penalties. TX - HB2773 Relating to the Texas Teach Corps Scholarship Program for students who agree to teach in public schools in this state that have shortages of teachers in mathematics or science. TX - HB4749 Relating to the authority of the Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386, formerly known as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 386, to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to finance recreational facilities. TX - HB4770 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - HB4758 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - HR1742 Congratulating Jerry and Nadyne Harris of The Woodlands on their 60th wedding anniversary. TX - HB525 Relating to certain standards for group-administered achievement tests used by school districts. TX - HB3916 Relating to an alcohol awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools. TX - HB1364 Relating to coverage of preexisting conditions by certain group health benefit coverage programs for active school employees. TX - HR745 Recognizing March 9-10, 2009, as Arts Education Days at the State Capitol. TX - HB1365 Relating to service records of professional staff employed by school districts. TX - HR1351 Congratulating The Woodlands High School girls' cross-country team on winning the 2008 UIL 5A state championship. TX - HR246 In memory of Midshipman Frederick Henry Eissler of West Chester, Pennsylvania. TX - HR1825 Congratulating the gifted and talented students of Nichols Sawmill Elementary School in Magnolia for winning the Texas Grand Champion award from the TEA for their Future Problem Solving Program International entry. TX - HB875 Relating to civil liability for erecting or maintaining certain outdoor signs or advertising. TX - HR1353 Honoring the Hughes Christensen Company of The Woodlands on its 100th anniversary. TX - HR1597 In memory of Frederick Thomas Shetz of The Woodlands. TX - HR1354 Congratulating The Woodlands High School on winning the 2007-2008 University Interscholastic League 5A Lone Star Cup. TX - HB2542 Relating to excused absences in public schools for students visiting institutions of higher education. TX - HB3307 Relating to the discipline of public school students. TX - HB4757 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 118; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - HB3741 Relating to physical education curriculum and instruction in public schools. TX - HB2541 Relating to the funding and operation of open-enrollment charter schools. TX - HB526 Relating to swimming pool safety; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB463 Relating to swimming pool safety; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB2772 Relating to the authority of the Montgomery County Hospital District in relation to ambulance service providers. TX - HB2098 Relating to faculty temporary licenses to practice medicine. TX - HB1676 Relating to the automatic admission of undergraduate students to a general academic teaching institution that is a component institution of a university system. TX - HB3421 Relating to educator preparation programs and educator certification, performance, and recruitment. TX - HR1350 Congratulating The Woodlands High School boys' cross-country team on winning the 2008 UIL 5A state championship. TX - HB2263 Relating to extending the high school innovation grant initiative to middle and junior high schools. TX - HB3420 Relating to computation of a public high school student's grade point average. TX - HCR283 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in H.B. No. 3. TX - HB1517 Relating to the powers and duties of the Montgomery County Hospital District. TX - HR1349 Congratulating The Woodlands High School Highsteppers on being named Grand Champions at the Champion National Dance/Drill Team Competition. TX - HB2726 Relating to regional participation agreements. TX - HB2732 Relating to the regulation of barking dogs by certain counties as a nuisance. TX - HR3047 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 3. TX - HB462 Relating to the use of personal leave by a public school employee. TX - HB3 Relating to public school accountability, curriculum, and promotion requirements. TX - HR2013 Congratulating Michael Holland on the occasion of his retirement as superintendent of the Magnolia Independent School District. TX - HB1441 Relating to the relationship between and operation of the Texas Education Agency and regional education service centers. TX - HB2364 Relating to an exception to the wealth per student limitation for certain school districts. + − Cosponsored Bills (72) TX - HB178 Relating to limitations on the location of injection wells. TX - HB36 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB51 Relating to measures to enhance and maintain the quality of state universities, including funding and incentives to support emerging public research universities, to the abolition of the higher education fund, to the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system, to the independent status of Lamar Institute of Technology, to research conducted by public universities and other state entities, and to the authorization of revenue bonds for certain institutions of higher education. TX - HB5 Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB125 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification. TX - HB179 Relating to the application of new requirements for commercial underground injection control wells to be adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. TX - HB390 Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials. TX - HB177 Relating to testing requirements for certain commercial injection wells. TX - HB206 Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty. TX - HB109 Relating to the issuance of "Choose Life" license plates and the creation of the Choose Life account in the general revenue fund. TX - HB130 Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers. TX - HB267 Relating to the interstate purchase of certain firearms. TX - HB575 Relating to a prohibition on the disclosure and use of certain information recorded or collected by a transponder used to electronically assess or collect a toll. TX - HB576 Relating to the electronic distribution of information to legislators by state agencies. TX - HB831 Relating to the exemption from certain taxation of certain organizations. TX - HB552 Relating to the provision of competitive grants to fund programs for certain public school students assigned to disciplinary alternative education programs or in-school suspension. TX - HB410 Relating to the requirement under certain circumstances that a license holder display the person's license to carry a concealed handgun. TX - HB2037 Relating to the creation of the Permanent School Fund Management Council to manage the permanent school fund; providing a criminal penalty. TX - HB813 Relating to eligibility for the small and mid-sized adjustment under the public school finance system. TX - HB1189 Relating to a program for the recycling of electronic equipment of consumers in this state; providing administrative penalties. TX - HB1198 Relating to the qualifications for certification of a person as a qualified business under the enterprise zone program. TX - HB832 Relating to the computation of taxable margin for purposes of the franchise tax by certain taxable entities. TX - HB1301 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 - HB1673 Relating to funding of the Communities In Schools program. TX - HB1483 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. TX - HB1890 Relating to notification of applications for permits for certain injection wells. TX - HB1633 Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of graffiti and to certain conditions imposed on defendants convicted of that offense or on juveniles adjudicated as having engaged in conduct in violation of that offense. TX - HB1701 Relating to the regulation of certain activities on a public highway or road, the right-of-way of a public highway or road, or a parking lot. TX - HB1893 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. TX - HB2084 Relating to a suit for access to a child by a grandparent. TX - HB1876 Relating to creating the health care access fund to recruit health care providers in health professional shortage areas and to support federally-qualified health centers and to using for those purposes revenue from a tax imposed on certain tobacco products. TX - HB1891 Relating to state funding for certain children to attend certain private prekindergarten programs. TX - HB2437 Relating to a major events trust fund and an events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events. TX - HB2397 Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty. TX - HB3076 Relating to a parenting and paternity awareness program used in the health curriculum for public schools. TX - HB2471 Relating to career and technical education in the public schools and high school graduation requirements. TX - HB3613 Relating to the determination of the market value of a residence homestead for ad valorem tax purposes on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead and to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. TX - HB3325 Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients. TX - HB3452 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. TX - HB3646 Relating to public school finance and programs. TX - HB3796 Relating to informed and voluntary consent for an abortion and the collection and reporting of information related to the performance of an abortion; providing penalties. TX - HB3714 Relating to public school career and technology education program curriculum and funding and to development of a list of high-demand occupations for career and technology education students. TX - HB3769 Relating to certain fraudulent investment schemes; providing penalties. TX - HB4294 Relating to textbooks, electronic textbooks, instructional material, and technological equipment in public schools. TX - HB3816 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board. TX - HR61 In memory of Detective Thomas Luell Keen of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. TX - HCR50 Affirming that the State of Texas claims 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 certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - HR454 Recognizing April 16, 2009, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the Capitol. TX - HJR36 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead; authorizing the legislature to authorize a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities that elect to provide for consolidated equalizations; and authorizing the legislature to provide for the administration and enforcement of uniform standards and procedures for appraisal of property for ad valorem tax purposes. TX - HJR39 Post-ratifying Amendment XXIV to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the denial or abridgment of the right to vote for failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. TX - HJR77 Proposing a constitutional amendment to create the Permanent School Fund Management Council to assume the duty of the State Board of Education to manage the permanent school fund and to allow the School Land Board to transfer funds from the permanent school fund to the available school fund. TX - HR701 Urging Congress to fully fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget request in support of the U.S. Space Exploration Policy, as submitted to Congress for Fiscal Year 2010. TX - HR1070 Recognizing April 7, 2009, as Montgomery County Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR173 Recognizing January 28, 2009, as Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Day at the State Capitol and commending the organization's members. TX - SB1225 Relating to faculty temporary licenses to practice medicine. TX - SB282 Relating to grant and outreach programs to provide nutrition education to children. TX - SB522 Relating to the use of personal leave by a public school employee. TX - SB1364 Relating to minimum public school attendance for class credit, including limiting school day interruptions that affect such attendance. TX - SB891 Relating to the public school physical education curriculum. TX - SB759 Relating to certain standards for group-administered achievement tests used by school districts. TX - SB1313 Relating to the quality and accessibility of public school career and technical education programs and to assistance to students concerning postsecondary education and training. TX - SB1344 Relating to an alcohol awareness component of the health curriculum used in public schools. TX - SB1515 Relating to a major events trust fund, a motor sports racing trust fund, and an events trust fund for sporting and non-sporting events. TX - SB1576 Relating to an algebra instruction grant program. TX - SB2033 Relating to adoption of a school district grading policy. TX - SB1830 Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of open-enrollment charter schools. TX - SB2044 Relating to the inclusion of professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. TX - SB2515 Relating to the administration, powers and duties, operations, and financing of The Woodlands Township; providing authority to impose an events admission tax. TX - SB2486 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB2509 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB2485 Relating to the creation of the Montgomery County Municipal Utility District No. 118; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB2483 Relating to the authority of the Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386, formerly known as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 386, to issue bonds supported by ad valorem taxes to finance recreational facilities.