+ − Contact Information + − Committees (3) TX - Environmental Regulation (House) Title: vice chair TX - Licensing and Administrative Procedures (House) Title: member TX - Select Committee on Federal Legislation (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (49) TX - HB3410 Relating to costs incurred by certain persons in relation to complaints filed with the Railroad Commission of Texas against gas utilities. TX - HB4323 Relating to the regulation of multipurpose residential fire protection sprinkler specialists by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. TX - HB4350 Relating to the definition of "operator" in relation to the regulation of a solid waste facility. TX - HB2748 Relating to the abolition of the Texas Environmental Education Partnership Fund. TX - HB1077 Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. TX - HB2698 Relating to the renewal of certain expired licenses or registrations. TX - HB132 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by organizations engaged primarily in performing charitable functions. TX - HB2354 Relating to county road materials. TX - HR1584 Congratulating the High Ground of Texas on its 20th anniversary. TX - HB4324 Relating to repayment assistance for certain physician education loans. TX - HB1467 Relating to the purchase or lease by state agencies of vehicles using alternative fuels. TX - HB4764 Relating to the creation of the Gray County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - HB4819 Relating to the regulation of groundwater by the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District. TX - HB795 Relating to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. TX - HB2819 Relating to the Childress County Hospital District. TX - HB4107 Relating to the exemption of certain electric cooperatives from certain regulations. TX - HB4132 Relating to the establishment and administration of the Texas Essential Workers Program. TX - HB4654 Relating to the authority of a county or municipality to regulate the drilling of oil and gas wells. TX - HB4448 Relating to fuel quality testing. TX - HB3411 Relating to the powers and duties of the Castro County Hospital District. TX - HR11 Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the house chamber on February 21 and 22, 2009. TX - HR1934 Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the house chamber on February 20 and 21, 2010. TX - HR1233 Granting the Texas DeMolay Association permission to use the house chamber on February 20 and 21, 2010. TX - HB3626 Relating to the North Wheeler County Hospital District. TX - HB2820 Relating to contracts by governmental entities for professional services relating to geoscience and landscape architecture. TX - HB4162 Relating to the duties and salary of the county attorney of Swisher County and the election and duties of the district attorney for the 64th Judicial District. TX - HB3290 Relating to the acceptance of a voter for voting. 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 - HB4429 Relating to the authority of a school district to impose ad valorem taxes. TX - HB2872 Relating to the establishment by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board of a carbon dioxide sequestration or emissions offset program. TX - HB2871 Relating to grants to school district and countywide public school transportation systems to be used to pay costs in purchasing school buses capable of using propane as fuel. TX - HB2507 Relating to the establishment of an interoperable statewide emergency radio infrastructure and the establishment of an emergency radio infrastructure account. TX - HB4834 Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to fund programs supporting victims of sexual assault. TX - HB3317 Relating to the idling of motor vehicles. TX - HB131 Relating to the treatment of students receiving a high school equivalency certificate in calculating dropout rates in public schools. TX - HB2821 Relating to the regulation of the public practice of geoscience. TX - HR1170 In memory of Mavis L. Cook of Amarillo. TX - HB1276 Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. TX - HR652 Honoring Ware Chevrolet Buick Pontiac on the 60th anniversary of its founding. TX - HB1796 Relating to the development of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration in this state. TX - HB4165 Relating to the funds consolidation process and the use of state revenue dedicated by law for a particular purpose. TX - HB1468 Relating to the regulation of funeral services, funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories; providing penalties. TX - HB4345 Relating to the creation of the Texas Center for Sustainable Business. TX - HB4346 Relating to "no regrets" greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies. TX - HCR219 Commending the Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Scholars on their service to their state and nation. TX - HR1495 Congratulating Don and Shirley Creacy of Fritch on their 50th wedding anniversary. TX - HB2516 Relating to the use of alternative fuels by a county mass transit authority. TX - HB480 Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. TX - HR2975 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1796. + − Cosponsored Bills (67) TX - HB36 Relating to informed consent to an abortion. TX - HB47 Relating to the procedures for registering to vote and accepting a voter at a polling place. TX - HB124 Relating to the punishment for the offense of employment harmful to children. TX - HB206 Relating to the on-premises consumption of certain alcoholic beverages; providing a penalty. TX - HB125 Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification. TX - HB123 Relating to activity that constitutes maintaining a common nuisance. 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 - HB381 Relating to the use of certain voting equipment in an election that does not involve a federal office. TX - HB5 Relating to the elimination of smoking in all workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB601 Relating to licensing requirements of the Department of Family and Protective Services for certain facilities and homes providing child care. TX - HB449 Relating to the regulation of laser hair removal facilities; providing penalties. TX - HB461 Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties. TX - HB208 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 - HB1348 Relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation system. TX - HB1918 Relating to changing the name of the Office of Rural Community Affairs to the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. TX - HB994 Relating to the limitation on the rate of growth in appropriations from state tax revenues. TX - HB1684 Relating to the creation and administration of the rural veterinarian loan repayment program. TX - HB1231 Relating to providing that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single railroad commissioner. TX - HB1553 Relating to the development of a climate adaptation plan by certain entities. TX - HB1715 Relating to the establishment of the Texas Rural Development Fund and to the establishment, operation, and funding of certain programs for rural economic development. TX - HB2377 Relating to the tax imposed on certain tobacco products. TX - HB1893 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education. TX - HB2259 Relating to the plugging of certain inactive oil or gas wells and to standards for electrical power lines serving certain oil and gas facilities. TX - HB2471 Relating to career and technical education in the public schools and high school graduation requirements. TX - HB2492 Relating to the creation, operation, and funding of the Texas Sustainable Youth Program. TX - HB3325 Relating to advance directives or health care or treatment decisions made by or on behalf of patients. TX - HB2746 Relating to the establishment of the School of Ethics, Western Civilization, and American Traditions at The University of Texas at Austin. 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 - HB3606 Relating to election through secret ballot of a labor union as the exclusive bargaining representative. 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 - HB3816 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board. TX - HB3769 Relating to certain fraudulent investment schemes; providing penalties. TX - HB3820 Relating to the governance and disclosure requirements of electric cooperative corporations and the review of complaints of electric cooperative corporation members by the Office of the Attorney General. TX - HCR174 Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to designate the overpass at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 338 in Odessa as the Buddy West Memorial Overpass. TX - HB4294 Relating to textbooks, electronic textbooks, instructional material, and technological equipment in public schools. TX - HCR53 Designating the American quarter horse as the official State Horse of Texas. TX - HR507 Honoring Benjamin Nicholas Hughes of College Station for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 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 - HCR168 Extending appreciation to former president George W. Bush for his service to our state and nation. 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 - HR282 Honoring former state representative David Counts for his many years of service as a Freemason. TX - HCR258 Urging the University of Houston and other institutions of higher education to cease displaying the flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and to replace it with the Freedom and Heritage Flag. TX - HJR62 Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the Railroad Commission of Texas is governed by a single elected railroad commissioner. TX - HR541 Recognizing February 24, 2009, as Panhandle Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR885 Recognizing March 25, 2009, as Texas Wind Energy Day at the State Capitol. TX - HR529 Honoring B&W Pantex on earning an outstanding performance rating from the National Nuclear Security Administration. TX - HR454 Recognizing April 16, 2009, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the Capitol. TX - HJR84 Proposing a constitutional amendment allowing a state mandate imposed on a county to have effect only if the state provides for payment to the county of the cost of the mandate. 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 - HJR102 Proposing a constitutional amendment to protect the right of the public to access and use public beaches. TX - HR576 In memory of U.S. Army Specialist Brandon A. Meyer of Canyon. TX - HR1699 Recognizing the Texas A&M University Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program and Public Policy Internship Program and the interns for the 81st legislative session. TX - SB482 Relating to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. TX - SB184 Relating to "no regrets" greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies. TX - SB475 Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property owned by certain organizations engaged primarily in performing charitable functions or in providing services to aid in economic development. TX - SB940 Relating to the regulation of the public practice of geoscience. TX - SB842 Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. TX - SB1813 Relating to the exception from required public disclosure of certain appraisal district records. TX - SB2073 Relating to eligibility to hold the office of notary public. TX - SB1828 Relating to the idling of motor vehicles. TX - SB1016 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Agriculture and the Prescribed Burning Board, the creation of the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and Texas Bioenergy Research Committee, and the abolition of the Texas-Israel Exchange Fund Board; providing penalties. TX - SB1166 Relating to the duties and salary of the county attorney of Swisher County and the election and duties of the district attorney for the 64th Judicial District. TX - SB1500 Relating to the employment of physicians by certain hospitals. TX - SB2274 Relating to the authority of a school district to impose ad valorem taxes. TX - SB2506 Relating to the creation of the Gray County Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB2093 Relating to the North Wheeler County Hospital District. TX - SCR63 Commending the Governor William P. Clements, Jr., Scholars on their service to their state.