+ − Contact Information + − Committees (2) TX - Criminal Jurisprudence (House) Title: vice chair TX - Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (38) TX - HB2900 Relating to guardianship matters and proceedings. TX - HB1835 Relating to trusts. 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 - HB719 Relating to trial by special judge of certain matters. TX - HJR90 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exception from the limitation on the maximum principal amount of home equity loans and home equity lines of credit for the refinancing of certain loans secured by the homestead. TX - HB691 Relating to testimony or the production of documents before a legislative committee. TX - HB1325 Relating to payment of the costs for services of a guardian ad litem, court visitor, and attorney ad litem in a guardianship proceeding. TX - HB2726 Relating to liability of an employee of an independent contractor of a transportation entity. TX - HB2681 Relating to certain information provided in certain insurance rate filings. TX - HB1858 Relating to the creation, administration, and interpretation of powers of attorney, including statutory powers of attorney. TX - HB1841 Relating to the taxability of Internet hosting. TX - HB2028 Relating to an additional fee for filing civil cases in certain Rockwall County courts. TX - HB964 Relating to the effect of indexing notices of lis pendens. TX - HB972 Relating to the cancellation of travel club membership agreements; providing a civil penalty. TX - HB962 Relating to rules regarding return of service. TX - HB2899 Relating to decedents' estates. TX - HB3141 Relating to the registration and protection of trademarks. TX - HR1442 Commending the Service Learning Adventures in North Texas 45 initiative for promoting community service among young people. TX - HB2372 Relating to the recusal or disqualification of a statutory probate court judge and subsequent assignment of another judge. TX - HB2046 Relating to decedents' estates. TX - HB1111 Relating to a tenant's failure to pay rent during an appeal of an eviction for nonpayment of rent after filing a pauper's affidavit. TX - HCR182 Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections in S.B. No. 1198. TX - HJR67 Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to set the salary of the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives. TX - HB244 Relating to the responsibilities of the Department of Family and Protective Services as trustee of the Parrie Haynes Trust. TX - HB963 Relating to the costs associated with proceedings regarding cruelly treated animals. TX - HB372 Relating to the rule against perpetuities. TX - HB720 Relating to the designation of a person as a vexatious litigant. TX - HB1831 Relating to public school child care. TX - HR2690 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1198. TX - HB2195 Relating to requirements for certain arrangements or agreements of certain regional transportation authorities. TX - HB1751 Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. TX - HB1837 Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. TX - HB2725 Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. TX - HB2174 Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account. TX - HR933 Congratulating Webelos Scouts of Cub Scout Pack No. 710 in Dallas on attaining the Arrow of Light Award. TX - HB2759 Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of provisions of the Texas Probate Code relating to durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and other related proceedings and alternatives, and the redesignation of certain other provisions of the Texas Probate Code, including conforming amendments and repeals. TX - HB1931 Relating to a person who may serve as a special judge in certain civil and family law matters. TX - HB322 Relating to the eligibility of a former or retired statutory probate court judge for assignment as a visiting judge. + − Cosponsored Bills (59) TX - HB3746 Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities. TX - HB11 Relating to reports filed with the comptroller regarding certain alcoholic beverage sales; providing a penalty. TX - HB2557 Relating to a suit for possession of or access to a child by a grandparent. 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 - HB670 Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - HB5 Relating to the Interstate Health Care Compact. TX - HB3018 Relating to a policy of a school district concerning possession or use of a telecommunications device by a student. TX - HB1353 Relating to speed limits. TX - HB215 Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. TX - HB1013 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Medical Board and the regulation of certain persons licensed by the board. TX - HB1454 Relating to the hotel occupancy tax on the price paid for a hotel room. TX - HB2177 Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. TX - HB3341 Relating to the rebate, refund, or payment of tax proceeds to a qualified hotel project. TX - HB884 Relating to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity for state and local governmental entities in certain employment lawsuits filed by nurses. TX - HB1427 Relating to the designation of a responsible third party. TX - HB400 Relating to flexibility for public schools to administer primary and secondary education efficiently. TX - HB3467 Relating to restrictions on school districts making available to students food containing industrially produced trans fat. TX - HB748 Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency. TX - HB887 Relating to registration of a motor vehicle alleged to have been involved in a violation detected by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system. TX - HB3172 Relating to protective orders. TX - HB690 Relating to the punishment for the offense of graffiti. TX - HB1451 Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain dog and cat breeders; providing penalties. TX - HB1721 Relating to protective orders for certain victims of stalking or sexual assault. TX - HB3346 Relating to certain information available to the public on a central database containing information about sex offenders. 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 - HR424 Honoring Bruce R. Sherbet for his outstanding service as the elections administrator for Dallas County. TX - HR1668 Recognizing Jonathan Neerman for his service as chair of the Dallas County Republican Party. TX - HR2054 Congratulating Kimberly Locus on the occasion of her retirement as executive director of the Dallas County Republican Party. TX - HJR135 Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or a religious organization's freedom of religion. TX - HCR60 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. TX - HCR18 Urging Congress to propose and submit to the states an amendment to the United States Constitution providing for a federal balanced budget. TX - HCR126 In memory of the Honorable Edmund Kuempel of Seguin. 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 - SB519 Relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made. TX - SB286 Relating to attorney's fees and other costs in guardianship proceedings. TX - SB1196 Relating to guardianships and alternatives to guardianship for persons who have physical disabilities or who are incapacitated. TX - SB1273 Relating to the lawful manufacture, distribution, and possession of and prescriptions for controlled substances under the Texas Controlled Substances Act. TX - SB1353 Relating to certain claims against persons licensed as real estate brokers and salespersons. TX - SB1197 Relating to trusts. TX - SB1187 Relating to the effect of indexing notices of lis pendens. TX - SB1521 Relating to the distribution of money appropriated from a municipal court building security fund. TX - SB1140 Relating to payment by a water control and improvement district for certain damages caused by the district's operation of a sanitary sewer system. TX - SB82 Relating to the prosecution of the offense of stalking. TX - SB1695 Relating to penalties for engaging in organized criminal activity. TX - SB1701 Relating to a criminal asset forfeiture hearing in which substitute assets are forfeited under certain circumstances. TX - SB1616 Relating to the collection, storage, preservation, analysis, retrieval, and destruction of biological evidence. TX - SB1843 Relating to investigations of certain offenses involving the Internet-based sexual exploitation of a minor; creating the Internet crimes against children account to support those activities. TX - SB1752 Relating to confidentiality of certain Class C misdemeanor records related to the conviction of a child. TX - SB1198 Relating to decedents' estates. TX - SB1308 Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. TX - SB122 Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis. TX - SB578 Relating to the testimony of children in criminal cases. TX - SB882 Relating to the filing of a copy of certain records related to the release of accused persons on personal bond. TX - SB377 Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense. TX - SB159 Relating to the diversion of a controlled substance by certain persons who have access to the substance by virtue of the persons' profession or employment; providing penalties. TX - SB250 Relating to protective orders for stalking victims. TX - SB844 Relating to the offense of escape from custody by a person lawfully detained. TX - SB1216 Relating to determination of the validity and enforceability of a contract containing an arbitration agreement in suits for dissolution of marriage and certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. TX - SB1682 Relating to the creation of managed assigned counsel programs.