+ − Contact Information + − Committees (6) TX - Committee of the Whole Senate (Senate) Title: member TX - Health and Human Services (Senate) Title: member TX - Nominations (Senate) Title: member TX - Transportation and Homeland Security (Senate) Title: member TX - Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Senate) Title: member TX - International Relations and Trade (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (197) TX - SB351 Relating to payment of certain emergency room physicians for services provided to enrollees of managed care health benefit plans; providing an administrative penalty. TX - SB953 Relating to contracting issues of state agencies. TX - SB208 Relating to the regulation of the use of human cells and tissue, including a ban on human cloning; providing penalties. TX - SB1365 Relating to development regulations in certain flood-prone counties; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SB1528 Relating to advertising to promote good health by certain persons who advertise food or beverages in public schools. TX - SB1088 Relating to the use of food stamp benefits at farmers markets. TX - SB2180 Relating to transfer of a student of limited English proficiency out of a public school bilingual or special language program and to public school accountability for those programs. TX - SB353 Relating to nonpayment of hospitals under the state Medicaid program for certain preventable adverse conditions. TX - SB207 Relating to prohibition of certain business practices related to rescission of coverage under health benefit plans. TX - SR963 Commending Stephen Adler for his achievements in the practice of law. TX - SB667 Relating to student Internet access to financial and academic information maintained by public institutions of higher education and to a fixed tuition rate provided by certain institutions of higher education to students for satisfactory academic performance. TX - SB1086 Relating to the location, operation, and management of certain correctional residential facilities. TX - SR2 Recognizing the Honorable Paul Moreno of El Paso for his contributions as a Member of the Texas House of Representatives. TX - SB190 Relating to a sales and use tax rebate for certain low-income families. TX - SR114 Recognizing February 17 and 18, 2009, as El Paso Days at the State Capitol. TX - SB2383 Relating to universal health coverage for Texans. TX - SB248 Relating to the interest and fees that may be charged for certain consumer loans; providing a criminal penalty. TX - SB305 Relating to an online list of work-study employment opportunities available to students at a public institution of higher education. TX - SB817 Relating to funding of the Communities In Schools program. TX - SB1605 Relating to the use of federal estate tax provisions in determining the application of the Texas estate tax to certain transfers of property and to the allocation of Texas estate tax revenue. TX - SB2390 Relating to the physician licensing requirements for foreign medical graduates. TX - SR298 Recognizing Bert Williams for his contributions to the City of El Paso. TX - SB2538 Relating to the inclusion of certain financial information, including certain school district information, in an online database maintained by the comptroller. TX - SB350 Relating to the application for and continuation of certain health benefit plan coverage; providing a civil penalty. TX - SB1269 Relating to setting aside for TEXAS grant funding tuition paid by students at campuses maintained by public institutions of higher education outside the United States. TX - SB196 Relating to an allotment under the foundation school program for certain students who are military dependents. TX - SB191 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions for undergraduate students eligible for automatic admission to general academic teaching institutions. TX - SB1524 Relating to a report regarding research funds received by public institutions of higher education or employees of those institutions from pharmaceutical companies. TX - SB324 Relating to the tuition rebate program for certain undergraduate students at general academic teaching institutions. TX - SB672 Relating to considering ownership interests of certain disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. TX - SR40 Commending William Rodriguez for his contributions to his country in the United States Air Force. TX - SR945 Recognizing Maria Ruiz for improving the lives of underprivileged children and their families in Juarez. TX - SB302 Relating to the implementation of an in-home caregiver demonstration project under the Medicaid program. TX - SB1567 Relating to creating a pilot project to reduce the need for developmental education required for certain students entering higher education. TX - SB2178 Relating to the establishment by the commissioner of education of a computer lending pilot program for public schools. TX - SR416 Supporting the establishment of a veterans' hospital in the city of El Paso. TX - SB1089 Relating to farm-to-school initiatives. TX - SB245 Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting systems. TX - SR179 Congratulating Sandra Braham for receiving the Adelante Con Ganas Award. TX - SB619 Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for certain solar energy devices. TX - SB1523 Relating to requiring satisfactory completion of a course in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a requisite for a degree in architecture at certain public institutions of higher education. TX - SB426 Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. TX - SB676 Relating to credit card marketing activities at postsecondary educational institutions. TX - SB875 Relating to consideration of students' preferred class times in establishing course schedules at public institutions of higher education. TX - SB1087 Relating to the conduct constituting the offense of graffiti, the creation and criminal prosecution of, and penalties for offenses involving graffiti, and the authority of certain governmental entities to take certain actions designed to prevent or eradicate graffiti. TX - SB1564 Relating to Tier One Challenge funding to support the development and enhancement of national research universities in this state. TX - SB1519 Relating to the regulation of debt collection agencies; imposing criminal penalties. TX - SB2181 Relating to the establishment of regional advisory councils on state educational grant funding to review and report concerning state grants awarded for public educational programs. TX - SR483 Recognizing Communities In Schools of Texas on its achievements in keeping young people in school. TX - SB2175 Relating to authorizing certain counties to regulate land development; providing a penalty. TX - SB2179 Relating to the termination of employment by school districts of district or campus administrators who exempt students from administration of statewide assessment instruments under certain circumstances. TX - SB2182 Relating to an environmental service fee at public institutions of higher education. TX - SR962 Congratulating Paul Strelzin for his induction into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. TX - SB210 Relating to certain prohibited lottery games. TX - SB668 Relating to the establishment of a student mentorship pilot program at certain institutions of higher education. TX - SB213 Relating to a manifest system to record the transportation of certain liquid wastes. TX - SB349 Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the medical assistance program. TX - SB1284 Relating to home loans and foreclosures on residential real property. TX - SB1409 Relating to the definition of first responder for purposes of the immunization registry. TX - SB1604 Relating to voting system requirements. TX - SB1849 Relating to the student endowment scholarship and internship program fund at The University of Texas at El Paso. TX - SB2391 Relating to the management and control of certain utility systems. TX - SB2385 Relating to information regarding the relative or designated caregivers for a child in the managing conservatorship of the state. TX - SB246 Relating to limits on political contributions and direct campaign expenditures by individuals, partnerships, partners, and limited liability companies; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SR506 In memory of Maria Esther Bencomo of El Paso. TX - SB301 Relating to caseload assignments for employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services. TX - SB1602 Relating to creating a microloan guarantee program using funds appropriated to the Texas Enterprise Fund. TX - SR84 Congratulating Joe Olvera for receiving the Chicano Lifetime Achievement Award from Del Pueblo Press. TX - SB304 Relating to information obtained under the public information law for legislative purposes that indicates a crime has been committed by a governmental body or a governmental officer or employee. TX - SB194 Relating to a prohibition against certain activities by a person employed in the financial aid office of a public institution of higher education or of a career school or college. TX - SB206 Relating to the reporting of information concerning the rescission of health benefit plans. TX - SB199 Relating to providing training in personal financial literacy instruction for public school teachers. TX - SB666 Relating to the administration of charitable trusts. TX - SB1520 Relating to the protection and care of individuals with mental retardation residing in certain residential care facilities. TX - SB192 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans. TX - SB247 Relating to the computation of the cost of goods sold for franchise tax purposes by certain taxable entities. TX - SR524 In memory of William Gordon McGee of El Paso. TX - SB1518 Relating to the regulation of tax refund anticipation loans. TX - SB2382 Relating to the implementation by the comptroller of a low-emission vehicle program for the state vehicle fleet. TX - SB1085 Relating to a report to the legislature and the Legislative Budget Board regarding funding for campuses of public institutions of higher education located outside the United States. TX - SR507 Congratulating Luis H. Urrea II for his selection as the 2009 president of the El Paso County Medical Society. TX - SB352 Relating to a prohibition of trans fatty acids in meals provided to students by school districts. TX - SB209 Relating to the minimum salary schedule for certain public school employees. TX - SB874 Relating to the exemption of certain counties from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system. TX - SR719 In memory of Pablo Salcido. TX - SR85 Recognizing Charles and Mary-Jo Linney on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. TX - SR563 Recognizing the El Paso del Norte region YWCA on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. TX - SB1368 Relating to the creation of a county ethics commission in certain counties; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SB849 Relating to the creation of the offense of directing the activities of a criminal street gang. TX - SB577 Relating to the child health plan program. TX - SB249 Relating to optional fees on the registration of a vehicle imposed by certain counties. TX - SB1522 Relating to the exemption of certain school districts from the drainage charge imposed by a municipal drainage utility system. TX - SB1526 Relating to the composition, administration, and duties, including reporting requirements, of the Border Health Institute. TX - SR927 Recognizing September 8, 2009, as Major Jefferson Van Horne Remembrance Day in the State of Texas. TX - SB2177 Relating to the establishment of a nonprofit organization for the acquisition of historic art pieces for the Capitol. TX - SB307 Relating to the regulation of telephone calls made by certain persons for political advertising purposes; providing a criminal penalty. TX - SB678 Relating to the additional tax imposed on land appraised for ad valorem tax purposes as open-space land if a change of use of the land occurs. TX - SB425 Relating to requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to develop and use an operations manual for maintaining certain environmental conditions inside certain confinement facilities. TX - SB203 Relating to health care-associated infections and preventable adverse events in certain health care facilities. TX - SB189 Relating to the extension of consumer credit to certain members of the Texas National Guard and armed forces of the United States and their dependents; providing a penalty. TX - SB201 Relating to the participation of the medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso in the Joint Admission Medical Program. TX - SB1562 Relating to contracts entered into for the employment of the chief executive officer of a public institution of higher education. TX - SR49 Recognizing January 27, 2009, as Texas Probation Association Day at the State Capitol. TX - SR42 Recognizing the Blinded Veterans Association Rio Grande Regional Group for its contributions to the veterans in the Paso del Norte region. TX - SB2176 Relating to the timely transfer of inmates from certain county jails to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. TX - SB197 Relating to the expansion of the financial literacy pilot program in public schools. TX - SB322 Relating to the use of technology by public schools. TX - SR43 Congratulating Cori Harbour of El Paso for being named president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. TX - SB258 Relating to a requirement that certain appraisal districts provide for electronic filing of and electronic communications regarding a protest of appraised value by the owner of a residence homestead. TX - SR672 Commending Donald L. Williams of El Paso for his contributions to his community. TX - SB1030 Relating to providing certain health care services for certain military servicemembers. TX - SB952 Relating to erecting an off-premise sign adjacent to and visible from certain roads that follow the route of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. TX - SB1270 Relating to the online availability of state agency reports required by law. TX - SR753 Recognizing Gertrude "Sugar" Goodman for her contributions to the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region. TX - SB616 Relating to examination requirements for certain applicants for a license to practice medicine. TX - SR953 Commending the band of Morehead Middle School in El Paso for its accomplishments. TX - SB1521 Relating to the regulation of boarding home facilities for persons with disabilities or elderly persons and assisted living facilities. TX - SB1268 Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homesteads of certain totally disabled veterans and to continuing the exemption on the same property for the surviving spouse of such a veteran, and to the amount of the exemption from ad valorem taxation to which a disabled veteran is entitled based on disability rating. TX - SB198 Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer personal financial literacy training. TX - SB951 Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of historic property. TX - SB204 Relating to a prohibition of foods containing trans fat. TX - SB211 Relating to a requirement that an electric utility meet certain energy efficiency goals before receiving a rate increase. TX - SR1042 Congratulating John C. Padalino of El Paso for being appointed to the United States Department of Agriculture. TX - SB896 Relating to the driver responsibility program. TX - SB614 Relating to preexisting condition provisions in individual accident and health insurance policies. TX - SR86 In memory of Hughes Butterworth, Jr., of El Paso. TX - SB303 Relating to application for and cancellation or rescission of health benefit plan coverage. TX - SB1407 Relating to the creation of the State Developmental Center Evaluation Authority and the residential placement of individuals with mental retardation. TX - SR1043 In memory of Tommie Lee Bell of El Paso. TX - SB2581 Relating to partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies to establish a veterans hospital in El Paso. TX - SB193 Relating to the total revenue exemption for the franchise tax. TX - SB1525 Relating to physical education and physical activity requirements in public schools. TX - SB373 Relating to administrative costs paid by health benefit plan issuers. TX - SB677 Relating to requiring solar panels to be offered by certain builders of new homes. TX - SR44 In memory of Ray Pearson of El Paso. TX - SB205 Relating to the Texas Partnership for Children in Nature. TX - SB534 Relating to the El Paso County Hospital District. TX - SB250 Relating to a report on use of money from the Texas Enterprise Fund. TX - SB670 Relating to design and construction standards for newly constructed state buildings, public school facilities, and higher education facilities. TX - SB200 Relating to providing resident tuition at public institutions of higher education for certain military veterans and their dependents. TX - SB251 Relating to the posting of certain business tax incentives on Internet websites maintained by certain political subdivisions. TX - SB202 Relating to provisional licensing of physicians to practice in underserved areas. TX - SB325 Relating to providing training in personal financial literacy instruction for public school teachers. TX - SB617 Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable; providing a civil penalty. TX - SCR10 Urging Congress to provide emergency funding and resources to begin immediately addressing increasing delays at United States ports of entry on the Texas-Mexico border. TX - SB898 Relating to the purposes and designation of a municipal transportation reinvestment zone. TX - SB1563 Relating to the liability of an electric utility that allows recreational use of land that the utility owns, occupies, or leases. TX - SB335 Relating to the requirement that matching funds be provided by school districts and open-enrollment charter schools under the educator excellence awards program. TX - SR664 Congratulating the recipients of the 2009 Communities In Schools Best of Texas awards. TX - SB1405 Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to assist the Texas Water Development Board in incorporating the potential effects of climate variability into the state water plan. TX - SB1566 Relating to the acquisition, dissemination, and use of certain geographic information system data. TX - SCR12 Designating the year 2010 as the Texas First Lieutenant Governor and Senators Remembrance Year. TX - SR115 In memory of Veronica Teresa O'Hagan Cook of El Paso. TX - SJR15 Proposing a constitutional amendment providing that Section 24, Article VIII, Texas Constitution, does not apply to a tax imposed on certain business entities. TX - SR41 Congratulating Arturo J. Bañuelas of El Paso for receiving the Adelante Con Ganas Award. TX - SB620 Relating to the state's goal for non-wind renewable electric generating capacity. TX - SB674 Relating to the student academic performance information provided through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS). TX - SB610 Relating to lobbying by former members of the governor's executive staff; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SB323 Relating to the franchise tax liability of certain taxable entities during an initial period of operation. TX - SCR49 Certifying the state's intention to request and use all funds that may be available to the state under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. TX - SB242 Relating to the regulation of a person who offers, services, or brokers a deferred presentment transaction. TX - SJR34 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 - SR317 Congratulating Teresa and Carlos Gándara for receiving the Adelante Con Ganas Award for March 2009. TX - SR1014 Congratulating Candelario Barragan for receiving the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. TX - SR218 Congratulating Tammi Mackeben for being named the American School Counselor Association's 2008 School Counselor of the Year. TX - SR680 Establishing the Gonzalo Barrientos Lifetime Achievement Award in Dropout Prevention and congratulating former Senator Gonzalo Barrientos on being selected as the award's first recipient. TX - SB1517 Relating to the right to an expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest. TX - SCR15 Expressing the intent of the Texas Legislature that the state accept federal economic stimulus funds appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or any similar legislation. TX - SB2384 Relating to children's exposure to area-wide soil contamination in certain counties. TX - SB306 Relating to the acknowledgment of a candidate's authorization of political advertising. TX - SR1050 Recognizing El Maida Shrine Temple in El Paso on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. TX - SR858 In memory of J. R. Grijalva of El Paso. TX - SB669 Relating to the availability of online testing for high school equivalency examinations. TX - SB243 Relating to the prohibition on participating in the lending of credit by a credit services organization that assists a borrower in obtaining the credit. TX - SCR52 Designating April 27, 2009, as Social Work Day at the State Capitol. TX - SB609 Relating to the foreclosure of a contract lien on certain residential real property. TX - SB611 Relating to notification to certain mobile service customers regarding minutes remaining on the customer's calling plan. TX - SB612 Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Transportation related to rail facilities. TX - SR178 In memory of Ofelia L. Grenier of El Paso. TX - SR592 Congratulating Richard Bentley for receiving the Adelante Con Ganas Award for April 2009. TX - SR113 In memory of Joseph R. Burns of El Paso. TX - SB613 Relating to political contributions and expenditures; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SB212 Relating to the sale or transportation of certain desert plants; providing a penalty. TX - SB675 Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain limited periods. TX - SB615 Relating to allowing a county to consider health insurance benefits provided by a bidder to its employees when awarding a purchasing contract. TX - SB671 Relating to information requested by a member, committee, or agency of the legislature under the public information law. TX - SR87 Recognizing Jimmy Apodaca for his years of service in the El Paso Sheriff's Department. TX - SB1406 Relating to the consideration of the effects of climate variability on water supplies in regional and state water plans. TX - SB195 Relating to student Internet access to certain financial and academic information maintained by public institutions of higher education. TX - SB1850 Relating to the establishment of a home- and community-based services workforce council. TX - SB897 Relating to certain reporting requirements in connection with the transportation of hazardous materials by a railroad company. TX - SB1527 Relating to the creation of an electronic medical record for certain individuals enrolled in the Medicaid or child health plan program. TX - SB1408 Relating to compensation and employment benefits for members of the Texas State Guard called to state active duty. TX - SB244 Relating to restrictions on the authority of certain persons to act as or on behalf of, or associate with, a lender. TX - SB618 Relating to the use of net metering by certain electric utilities. TX - SB1603 Relating to requiring financial disclosure concerning reports prepared by public institutions of higher education for other entities. TX - SB321 Relating to the filing and posting on the Internet of reports of political contributions and expenditures required in connection with the office of member of the board of trustees of a school district. + − Cosponsored Bills (77) TX - HB216 Relating to the regulation of certain boarding home facilities and assisted living facilities; providing penalties. TX - HB3353 Relating to an environmental service fee at public institutions of higher education. TX - HB783 Relating to the liability of an electric utility that allows recreational use of land that the utility owns, occupies, or leases. TX - HB4029 Relating to the release of certain health care information. TX - HB2154 Relating to the physician education loan repayment program. TX - HB2826 Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and retailer responsibility regarding recycling of computer equipment. TX - HB3674 Relating to the licensing requirements for a foreign-trained physician applicant. TX - HB3358 Relating to allowing municipal or county housing authorities in certain counties to create housing communities for veterans. TX - HB1054 Relating to the enforcement of certain traffic laws; providing a penalty. TX - HB2893 Relating to the technology demonstration sites project and to a computer lending pilot program. TX - HB2833 Relating to certain building code standards applicable to the unincorporated areas of certain counties; providing a penalty. TX - HB2835 Relating to the delegation of duties of a county judge in certain counties. TX - HB4004 Relating to the management and control of certain utility systems. TX - SB19 Relating to the computation of the franchise tax. TX - HB4314 Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. TX - HB4529 Relating to court reporter service fees in certain counties. TX - HCR226 Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Lucchese Boot Company. TX - SB605 Relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital interactive media production industries. TX - SB1257 Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. TX - SB11 Relating to the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and punishment for certain gang-related and other criminal offenses and to the consequences and costs of engaging in certain activities of a criminal street gang or certain other criminal activity; providing penalties. TX - SB22 Relating to exempting books purchased by university and college students from the sales tax for a limited period. TX - SB86 Relating to the eligibility of certain aliens for a license to practice medicine in this state. TX - SB8 Relating to the administration, powers, and duties of the Texas Health Services Authority. TX - SB90 Relating to adoption of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. TX - SB105 Relating to limitations on increases in fees and designated tuition charged by public institutions of higher education. TX - SB491 Relating to consideration of family violence in the risk assessment for international parental abduction of a child. TX - SB346 Relating to information submitted to and maintained in the immunization registry after an individual becomes an adult. TX - SB297 Relating to resident tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher education for certain veterans and servicemembers and their spouses and children. TX - SB469 Relating 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 - SB911 Relating to the certification and regulation of pain management clinics. TX - SB891 Relating to the public school physical education curriculum. TX - SB855 Relating to a county motor fuels tax in certain counties for mobility improvement projects; providing authority to impose the tax, issue bonds, and impose penalties. TX - SB983 Relating to providing certain documents and training to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. TX - SB841 Relating to the child health plan program. TX - SB1443 Relating to the academic costs charged to resident undergraduate students by general academic teaching institutions and to certain reports regarding certain costs of those institutions. TX - SB1648 Relating to providing outreach services, service coordination for behavioral health services and other health care services related to mental health, and related information to members and veterans of the armed forces and their families, creating a pilot program for provision of related behavioral health services, and providing for the creation of related clinical practice guidelines. TX - SB1877 Relating to the creation of the Texas Medical Child Abuse Resources and Education System grant program. TX - SB2017 Relating to public participation in the development of transportation projects by the Texas Department of Transportation. TX - SB2131 Relating to the regulation of credit services organizations. TX - SR185 Congratulating the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on its centennial anniversary. TX - SR160 Recognizing February 9 and 10, 2009, as Mission Valley Days at the State Capitol. TX - SR625 Commending Colt McCoy for his many contributions to his team and community. TX - SR322 Recognizing March 3, 2009, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day. TX - HCR47 Honoring Paul Cruz Moreno for his exemplary service to the State of Texas. TX - HCR122 Designating April 27, 2009, as Social Work Day at the State Capitol. TX - SB9 Relating to financial support and incentives for the development of national research universities and high-quality comprehensive regional universities and a review of the institutional groupings under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's accountability system. TX - SB75 Relating to the establishment of a disaster and emergency education program. TX - SB41 Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. TX - SB20 Relating to ad valorem taxation. TX - SB174 Relating to accountability of institutions of higher education, including educator preparation programs, and online institution resumes for public institutions of higher education. TX - SB187 Relating to a Medicaid buy-in program for certain children with disabilities. TX - SB21 Relating to an enhanced quality full-day prekindergarten program provided by public school districts in conjunction with community providers. TX - SB531 Relating to the medical assistance program and to the billing coordination system for claims submitted for payment from the Medicaid program. TX - SB526 Relating to grants for federally qualified health centers. TX - SB525 Relating to certain qualified alien physicians practicing medicine in this state. TX - SB541 Relating to renewable energy and to incentives for Texas renewable energy jobs and manufacturing. TX - SB594 Relating to the Women's Health Program. TX - SB544 Relating to the elimination of smoking in certain workplaces and public places; providing penalties. TX - SB584 Relating to notification to a patient of a state-operated mental health facility or resident of a residential care facility of the exemption of certain trusts from liability to pay for support. TX - SB343 Relating to the creation of an advisory committee to study the retail availability of healthy foods in certain underserved areas of this state. TX - SB427 Relating to energy demand and incentives for distributed renewable generation. TX - SB662 Relating to the establishment and use of a mausoleum beneath certain religious buildings. TX - SB572 Relating to transportation safety training requirements for certain child-care providers. TX - SB810 Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities. TX - SB1240 Relating to the temporary occupational licensing of members of the military and their spouses. TX - SB1022 Relating to death benefits for the survivors of certain members of the Texas National Guard. TX - SB1239 Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities. TX - SB1537 Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for certain military personnel and their dependents and for the spouses and children of certain deceased, missing, and disabled military personnel. TX - SB1569 Relating to unemployment compensation modernization. TX - SB1538 Relating to establishing veterans resource centers at certain institutions of higher education. TX - SB1431 Relating to the licensing and regulation of towing companies and vehicle storage facilities; providing penalties. TX - SB2225 Relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct involving the transporting or transferring of a firearm and to creating the offense of firearm smuggling. TX - SB2588 Relating to certain protections for customers in the restructured electric services market. TX - SCR70 Expressing support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Istanbul, urging intervention by the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations to stop institutional discrimination against the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and calling on the government of Turkey to safeguard religious rights within its borders, including those of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. TX - SCR22 Urging Congress to reopen consideration of the case to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to World War I hero Marcelino Serna. TX - SR842 Encouraging Texas employers to hire veterans. TX - SR824 Recognizing the fifth class of the Senator Gregory Luna Legislative Scholars and Fellows Program.