+ − Contact Information Phone: (512) 463-0518 Office Address: P.O. Box 2910 Austin, TX 78768 + − Committees (2) TX - County Affairs (House) Title: member TX - Juvenile Justice and Family Issues (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (46) TX - HR344 Recognizing Sharpstown High School for providing outstanding services for students and families in House District 146. TX - HR1629 Honoring the Friends of Westbury High School Foundation on the occasion of its annual gala and fund-raiser. TX - HB3481 Relating to the terms of district courts in Harris County. TX - HB3325 Relating to a prohibition on placing juveniles in privately owned places of detention. TX - HB2887 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. TX - HR1361 Recognizing the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. TX - HR313 Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Texas Senior Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR725 Commemorating the groundbreaking ceremony for Sterling Aviation High School in Houston. TX - HB2402 Relating to an acute psychiatric bed registry to list available beds for emergency detention and treatment of certain individuals. TX - HR728 Commemorating the groundbreaking ceremony for Codwell Elementary School in Houston. TX - HB4048 Relating to the attachment of a hospital lien on a cause of action or claim of an injured person who receives hospital services. TX - HR430 Commemorating the groundbreaking ceremony for the addition at Westbury High School. TX - HB4290 Relating to the creation of the Stadium Park Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes. TX - HB3920 Relating to a limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by a taxing unit on the residence homestead of a lower-income individual that is located in a homestead preservation district. TX - HB4005 Relating to civilian complaint review boards in certain municipalities and counties. TX - HB2836 Relating to a study and report on the establishment and implementation of a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who offer housing to veterans at risk of homelessness. TX - HB2824 Relating to requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas to monitor and report on the deployment of advanced metering systems in this state. TX - HR1873 In memory of Hattie Marshall of Houston. TX - HR1630 Recognizing Pastor Thurman H. West for his service in behalf of Southeast Community Church in Houston. TX - HR1510 Congratulating Tracee Jordan on her selection as the 2017 Notary of the Year. TX - HB3503 Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons; creating criminal offenses. TX - HR850 In memory of Brianna and Jade Robinson of Houston. TX - HB3407 Relating to the establishment of a task force to address suicide prevention at public institutions of higher education. TX - HB3327 Relating to automatic voter registration of students enrolled in public institutions of higher education. TX - HB2800 Relating to requiring a school district to reimburse classroom teachers at certain grade levels for the cost of classroom supplies purchased with personal money. TX - HB1931 Relating to the duties of the State Energy Conservation Office regarding advanced clean energy project grants and loans and the creation of an inclusion task force for the energy industry. TX - HB2303 Relating to coverage for certain services related to maternal depression under the Medicaid and child health plan programs. TX - HB1046 Relating to a veterans coordinator for the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. TX - HB959 Relating to the financial abuse of elderly persons, including requiring financial institutions to report suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses. TX - HB4070 Relating to increasing the punishment for certain offenses that occur on the grounds of a school district and involve expressions of bias or prejudice against certain groups. TX - HB916 Relating to requiring financial institutions to report the suspected financial abuse of elderly persons; providing a civil and criminal penalty. TX - HB2355 Relating to measures to assist students at public institutions of higher education who are homeless. TX - HB2403 Relating to a study concerning maternal mortality and morbidity in the state's African American population. TX - HB1511 Relating to providing certain election information on the highway changeable message sign system. TX - HR527 Congratulating Renee Elise Goldsberry on her receipt of the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award for theater. TX - HR149 In memory of Laura Christine Putkey of Houston. TX - HJR116 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governing body of a political subdivision to limit the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed by the political subdivision on the residence homestead of certain lower-income individuals. TX - HJR93 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homestead of a veteran of the United States armed services who served in the armed services for a certain period. TX - HB3408 Relating to required suicide prevention training for certain health care practitioners. TX - HR1360 Recognizing April 10, 2017, as Blue Ribbon Lobby Day at the State Capitol. TX - HB3919 Relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones and to certain regulatory prohibitions applicable in those districts and zones. TX - HR1501 Congratulating Carolyn Moore of Houston on the occasion of her 90th birthday. TX - HB3299 Relating to a franchise tax credit for entities that establish a grocery store or healthy corner store in a food desert. TX - HB3871 Relating to substandard residential building fines issued by certain municipalities. TX - HB1047 Relating to the establishment of a community development grocery store and healthy corner store revolving loan fund program. TX - HB4009 Relating to the creation of the Texas Slavery and Segregation Commission. + − Cosponsored Bills (55) TX - HB219 Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products. TX - HB242 Relating to exempting textbooks purchased, used, or consumed by university and college students from the sales and use tax for limited periods. TX - HB62 Relating to the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense; modifying existing criminal penalties. TX - HR220 Condemning President Trump's executive order as an open act of discrimination against Muslims and as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. TX - HB7 Relating to child protective services suits, motions, and services by the Department of Family and Protective Services and to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. TX - HR171 Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Texas Democratic Women. TX - HB367 Relating to donation and distribution of surplus food at public schools and grace period policies for public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards. TX - HB132 Relating to the ability of certain relative caretakers of dependent children to receive supplemental financial assistance and be assigned as protective payees for financial assistance payments; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB1404 Relating to the eligibility of a criminal defendant for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information. TX - HB374 Relating to the requirement that the Texas Workforce Commission provide certain employment information for secondary school students. TX - HB676 Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. TX - HB679 Relating to prohibiting the use of a mechanical or physical restraint on a child during a judicial proceeding in the juvenile court. TX - HB973 Relating to authorization by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for certain public junior colleges to offer baccalaureate degree programs. TX - HR377 In memory of Gloria Helfman-Nasissi. TX - HB113 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; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB143 Relating to electronic voter registration. TX - HB2888 Relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before being released on parole. TX - HB1641 Relating to the issuance of specially marked driver's licenses and personal identification certificates to disabled veterans. TX - HB81 Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia; creating a criminal offense. TX - HB1216 Relating to disclosure regarding the existence of a gestational agreement in a suit for the dissolution of a marriage and standing of an intended parent under a gestational agreement to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. TX - HB4 Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty. TX - HB1076 Relating to the mandatory spinal screening of public and private school students. TX - HB1294 Relating to the economic impact of closures on the state highway system during certain periods. TX - HB990 Relating to the prohibition of corporal punishment as a method of student discipline. TX - HB305 Relating to student harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying. TX - HB11 Relating to consideration of the mental health of public school students in training requirements for certain school employees, curriculum requirements, educational programs, state and regional programs and services, and health care services for students. TX - HB2702 Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses and the confinement or release of those individuals prior to prosecution. TX - HB3451 Relating to the study and approval of lethal pesticides for feral hog control. TX - HB3921 Relating to the financial exploitation of certain vulnerable adults. TX - HB1847 Relating to a notification requirement if a public school, including an open-enrollment charter school, does not have a nurse, school counselor, or librarian assigned to the school during all instructional hours. TX - HB457 Relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information in ad valorem tax appraisal records. TX - HB2671 Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the prosecution of criminal offenses involving certain substances listed in Penalty Groups 1, 2, and 3 of that Act. TX - HB354 Relating to the process for establishing speed limits on roads near certain schools. TX - HB714 Relating to the civil prosecution of offenses involving certain municipal parking ordinances; authorizing a civil fine. TX - HB21 Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education. TX - HB1059 Relating to the effective date of certain actions taken by the commissioner of education against school districts that exceed the equalized wealth level and to reattachment of property detached from a school district by the commissioner of education to achieve the equalized wealth level. TX - SB1873 Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency. TX - HB2035 Relating to the continuation of the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. TX - SB725 Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools. TX - SB1849 Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, to the confinement, conviction, or release of those individuals, and to grants supporting populations that are more likely to interact frequently with law enforcement. TX - HB715 Relating to the occurrence on certain premises of certain activities that may constitute a common nuisance. TX - SB1599 Relating to maternal mortality reporting and investigation information. TX - HB2409 Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program. TX - HB100 Relating to the regulation of transportation network companies; requiring an occupational permit; authorizing a fee. TX - HB2571 Relating to the establishment of a trauma affected veterans clinical care and research center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. TX - HB932 Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care. TX - HB674 Relating to the suspension of a student enrolled in a grade level below grade three from public school and to a positive behavior program for public schools. TX - HB822 Relating to designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. TX - HB3576 Relating to the investigation of, and release of information concerning, communicable disease, including the Zika virus and other high consequence communicable diseases. TX - HB3150 Relating to a merchant allowing a person suspected of committing or attempting to commit theft to complete a theft education program. TX - HB3606 Relating to a report regarding certain health and safety information prepared by the Texas Education Agency. TX - HB2107 Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and cannabis testing facilities; authorizing fees. TX - HB1421 Relating to a report by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice regarding inmate grievances. TX - HB2815 Relating to early in-person voting by voters who reside at a residential care facility. TX - HB1766 Relating to involuntary termination of parental rights based on sexual assault of the child's other parent and the child support obligations of the parent whose rights were terminated.