+ − Contact Information + − Committees (9) TX - Administration (Senate) Title: member TX - Committee of the Whole Senate (Senate) Title: member TX - Higher Education (Senate) Title: member TX - Intergovernmental Relations (Senate) Title: member TX - Select Committee on Open Government (Senate) Title: member TX - Select Committee on Redistricting (Senate) Title: member TX - Transportation and Homeland Security (Senate) Title: member TX - Human Trafficking Title: member TX - Oversight of Bexar Metropolitan Water District Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (132) TX - SR923 In memory of George E. Freeborn of San Antonio. TX - SB561 Relating to damages in an action arising out of a deficiency in the construction or repair of an improvement to real property. TX - SB354 Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education. TX - SB376 Relating to a fee collected for a jury trial in a civil case. TX - SR147 Recognizing Shannon McClendon for her contributions to the State of Texas. TX - SB917 Relating to emergency service districts. TX - SB1084 Relating to regulations on certain complementary and alternative health care services. TX - SB1543 Relating to the authority of an independent school district to invest in corporate bonds. TX - SB380 Relating to the election of the governing body of certain municipalities. TX - SB136 Relating to granting counties authority to regulate certain land use; providing penalties. TX - SR222 In memory of William Henry Borchers of New Braunfels. TX - SB135 Relating to the permissible uses of the state highway fund. TX - SB1881 Relating to certain financial powers and duties of the Travis-Creedmoor Municipal Utility District. TX - SB1110 Relating to the regulation of multiple-unit rental home communities. TX - SB1904 Relating to the definition of a governmental body for the purposes of the open meetings and public information laws. TX - SB359 Relating to the powers and duties of certain emergency services districts. TX - SB299 Relating to mandatory sales price disclosure in real property sales; providing a civil penalty. TX - SB1860 Relating to funding for transportation needs in certain counties. TX - SB1112 Relating to the offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. TX - SB1307 Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations. TX - SB1424 Relating to the issuance of cease and desist orders by the Texas Medical Board. TX - SB196 Relating to the reapportionment of congressional districts and the creation, function, and duties of the Texas Congressional Redistricting Commission. TX - SB1161 Relating to requiring certain persons to follow certain plans and receive certain mental health services on release or discharge from an inpatient mental health facility. TX - SR242 In memory of Rudolph Taylor Monsalvo of Bexar and Atascosa counties. TX - SR540 In memory of Jayne Harris of San Antonio. TX - SB138 Relating to prohibitions on the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle. TX - SB183 Relating to placement of a student in a disciplinary alternative education program for certain harassing behavior directed at an educator. TX - SB301 Relating to filing a complaint against a person licensed to engage in a business, occupation, or profession; providing civil and criminal penalties. TX - SB1085 Relating to the fees collected by district court clerks on the filing of certain civil actions or proceedings to fund basic civil legal services. TX - SB918 Relating to immunity for reporting insurance fraud. TX - SR383 In memory of Jack Paul Leon of San Antonio. TX - SR121 In memory of Geraldine "Jerry" Traugott of San Antonio. TX - SR123 In memory of Ladimer Gene Herold of San Antonio. TX - SR207 Recognizing the members of the Leadership Boerne Class of 2011. TX - SR431 Recognizing Matthew Cooper for his service to his country in the United States Army. TX - SR17 Recognizing February 15, 2011, as Viva San Antonio Day at the State Capitol. TX - SR803 In memory of Warren Alston of Bulverde. TX - SR221 Declaring March 6 through March 12, 2011, as Women in Construction Week in Texas. TX - SB625 Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. TX - SB296 Relating to the mitigation of the impact of residential development in public school districts. TX - SR619 Recognizing the Hill Country BBQ and Chili Cook-off as a Texas State Barbecue Championship competition. TX - SB1596 Relating to changes in participation in public utility agencies. TX - SR120 In memory of Dorothy Paula Levy Katz. TX - SR805 In memory of Kenneth N. Ports of San Antonio. TX - SR122 In memory of Carol Baier Jansen of San Antonio. TX - SB1148 Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. TX - SB302 Relating to the regulation of solar energy devices by a property owners' association. TX - SR539 In memory of H. Kyle Seale of San Antonio and Helotes. TX - SB298 Relating to eliminating the set-aside of a portion of designated tuition for student financial assistance at public institutions of higher education. TX - SB668 Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Oil and Gas Commission. TX - SB1907 Relating to access to certain archaic information. TX - SR537 Commending Ray Benson on being named the 2011 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference. TX - SB1057 Relating to the transfer of certain vehicle registrations at the time of sale of the vehicle. TX - SB1830 Relating to increasing certain fees for preservation and archiving of district court records. TX - SB1164 Relating to optional annuity increases and annual supplemental payments for certain retirees and beneficiaries of the Texas Municipal Retirement System. TX - SB669 Relating to requests to inspect or be provided with copies of information under the public information law. TX - SR1268 In memory of Kenneth Gary Vann. TX - SR690 Recognizing the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for its stewardship of the Alamo. TX - SB1113 Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools. TX - SB1592 Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban. TX - SB381 Relating to partial surrender of or withdrawals from annuity contracts, life insurance policies, and endowment contracts. TX - SB1115 Relating to fraud against the state and actions by the state and private persons to prosecute those frauds; providing a civil penalty. TX - SB139 Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting. TX - SB1597 Relating to competitive bid requirements for public utility agencies that award construction contracts. TX - SB1114 Relating to the regulation of driver training schools and instructors. TX - SR922 Recognizing BDI on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. TX - SR806 In memory of Harry Joseph Burns of San Antonio. TX - SR997 Recognizing Lavern Kistner on the occasion of her retirement from Brooks City-Base. TX - SB1595 Relating to species-protection programs for the Edwards Aquifer, the Guadalupe River Basin, the San Antonio River Basin, and the San Antonio Bay and estuary system; imposing a tax. TX - SR326 Recognizing July 23, 2011, and July 28, 2012, as National Day of the Cowboy. TX - SR124 In memory of Marvin Selig of Seguin and San Antonio. TX - SB1594 Relating to offers of settlement in civil cases. TX - SB1159 Relating to an exception to the residency requirements for filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage in this state for certain spouses of military personnel. TX - SB915 Relating to the ad valorem taxation of manufactured homes. TX - SR620 In memory of Claudia Hudspeth Abbey Ball of San Antonio and Hudspeth County. TX - SR1205 Recognizing Paul Foerster on the occasion of his retirement after 50 years as a teacher of mathematics at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio. TX - SB1831 Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a historic highway. TX - SB1270 Relating to the public information law. TX - SB1828 Relating to the regulation of structural engineers. TX - SB1102 Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties. TX - SR618 Recognizing the San Antonio Executives Association on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. TX - SR978 In memory of Louis Herbert Stumberg of San Antonio. TX - SB300 Relating to changing the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas to the Texas Energy Commission. TX - SR977 In memory of Travis D. Bailey, Jr., of San Antonio. TX - SB297 Relating to juror questions and juror note-taking during civil trials. TX - SB133 Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties. TX - SB375 Relating to categories of information presumed to be public under the public information law. TX - SB137 Relating to the authority of a county to regulate land development after a local option election. TX - SB1611 Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of certain intermunicipal commuter rail districts. TX - SB1912 Relating to the private entity granted care and custody of the Alamo. TX - SB358 Relating to the waiver of sovereign and governmental immunity in this state. TX - SB1593 Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence obtained solely as the direct result of a request for emergency medical services for an overdose. TX - SR1252 Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2327. TX - SB1382 Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract. TX - SB1906 Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law. TX - SB1163 Relating to the exchange of information among certain entities concerning at-risk youth. TX - SB959 Relating to toll collection and enforcement. TX - SB442 Relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products. TX - SB467 Relating to the power of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to authorize certain injection wells that transect or terminate in the Edwards Aquifer. TX - SB1829 Relating to the application of the public information law to chambers of commerce and nonprofit corporations that provide economic services to a governmental body. TX - SB1162 Relating to reporting regarding, the apprehension and transportation of, and records relating to certain persons who are or may be persons with mental illness. TX - SR283 Recognizing March 1, 2011, as National Pancake Day in Texas. TX - SB1101 Relating to the provision of certain professional services by certain governmental entities. TX - SR735 In memory of Hubert W. Green of San Antonio. TX - SR538 In memory of Richard V. Sanchez of San Antonio. TX - SB562 Relating to the waiver of sovereign immunity for certain claims arising under written contracts with state agencies. TX - SB1901 Relating to the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. TX - SR802 In memory of John Matthew Bird of San Antonio. TX - SB914 Relating to the applicability to certain regional water districts of provisions concerning bond approval by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. TX - SB958 Relating to the regulation of dangerous wild animals. TX - SJR23 Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the rates of taxes imposed on gasoline and diesel fuel, adjusting those rates annually for inflation, and dedicating certain revenue from those taxes to the design, construction, and maintenance of public roadways. TX - SCR35 Designating western swing as the official State Music of Texas. TX - SB374 Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine. TX - SB132 Relating to registration with the Selective Service System of certain applicants for a driver's license or personal identification certificate. TX - SJR31 Proposing a constitutional amendment revising the order of legislative business to permit either house to act on bills and resolutions after the first 30 days of a regular session. TX - SJR8 Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the purposes for which revenues from motor vehicle registration fees, taxes on motor fuels and lubricants, and certain revenues received from the federal government may be used. TX - SCR49 Granting Jacqueline A. Carrizales permission to sue the San Antonio Water System. TX - SJR15 Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide for congressional term limits, the line-item veto, a balanced federal budget, a limit on federal debt, and the repeal of federal law by two-thirds of the several states. TX - SB1482 Relating to the priority of ad valorem tax liens and certain security interests. TX - SB1923 Relating to providing that certain travel vouchers submitted by peace officers assigned to a protective detail are confidential. TX - SB182 Relating to the penalty for the offense of reckless driving. TX - SB134 Relating to the regulation of fireworks by counties; providing a criminal penalty. TX - SB1884 Relating to the marketing, hosting, and sale of specialty and personalized license plates. TX - SR711 Recognizing the groups and individuals who make possible Fiesta San Antonio. TX - SB131 Relating to cemeteries in certain municipalities. TX - SR804 In memory of Armin F. Puck. TX - SB960 Relating to the waiver of the disqualification of a convicted felon from serving as independent executor of a decedent's estate. TX - SB1269 Relating to transportation, lodging, and meals offered to and accepted by public servants. TX - SB1425 Relating to an account for construction retainage; providing a civil penalty. TX - SB916 Relating to ad valorem tax lien transfers. TX - SCR27 Granting Dr. Angel W. Lee permission to sue the State of Texas and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. TX - SB1111 Relating to the power of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority to issue bonds. + − Cosponsored Bills (82) TX - HB384 Relating to the proper identification of boats and outboard motors; creating an offense. TX - HB254 Relating to establishing the Texas Derbies. TX - HB787 Relating to abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, discarded, and inoperable aircraft and vessels. TX - HB345 Relating to limitations on awards in an adjudication brought against a local governmental entity for breach of contract. TX - HB782 Relating to a requirement that certain bond issuers obtain an appraisal of property that is to be purchased with bond proceeds. TX - HB591 Relating to naming a segment of Interstate Highway 10 in Kendall County the Trooper Kurt David Knapp Memorial Highway. TX - HB788 Relating to the establishment and use of a private family cemetery by certain organizations in certain counties. TX - HB1274 Relating to an exemption from the payment of a toll for unmarked military vehicles conducting or training for emergency operations. TX - HB1174 Relating to the expiration of a county burn ban. TX - HB1147 Relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain geospatial data products. TX - HB1234 Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a county hotel occupancy tax. TX - HB1754 Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense. TX - HB1499 Relating to the designation of the Scenic Loop Road--Boerne Stage Road--Toutant Beauregard Road Historic Corridor. TX - HB1486 Relating to signs posted under the memorial sign program for victims of certain vehicle accidents. TX - HB1541 Relating to the prevention of automobile burglary and theft. TX - HB2310 Relating to appointment of bailiffs for the district courts in Comal, Hays, and Caldwell Counties. TX - HB2325 Relating to the competitive bidding and notice requirements for contracts of certain mass transportation authorities. TX - HB2632 Relating to access to the criminal history record information of certain persons by the Texas Facilities Commission. TX - HB2327 Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties. TX - HB2460 Relating to confidentiality of information held by a public retirement system. TX - HB2678 Relating to driver training and education. TX - HB3814 Relating to certain financial powers and duties of the Travis-Creedmoor Municipal Utility District. TX - HB3813 Relating to the Hudson Ranch Fresh Water Supply District No. 1. TX - HCR126 In memory of the Honorable Edmund Kuempel of Seguin. 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 - HJR63 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area. TX - SB14 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. TX - HB1094 Relating to the availability on the Internet of reports of political expenditures and contributions filed in connection with certain county and municipal offices. TX - HB1529 Relating to the offense of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. TX - HB1622 Relating to suits to enjoin gang activity that constitutes a public nuisance. TX - HB2313 Relating to certain notice requirements for municipalities and counties under the open meetings law. TX - HB1426 Relating to the collection of court costs, fees, fines, and other money by the commissioners courts of certain counties. TX - HB2596 Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to lower speed limits on certain highways. TX - HB2162 Relating to the power of the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority to issue bonds. TX - HB2091 Relating to the authority of the State Cemetery Committee. TX - HB2769 Relating to the authority of the Texas Facilities Commission regarding gifts, grants, and donations. TX - HB2972 Relating to the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance. TX - HB3030 Relating to the funding of projects in the boundaries of certain intermunicipal commuter rail districts. TX - HB2990 Relating to the electronic storage of personal identification information obtained from driver's licenses or personal identification certificates. TX - HB3421 Relating to the designation of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail as a historic highway. TX - HCR120 In memory of Thomas Peter Whalen of Schertz. TX - HCR114 Designating April 2011 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Texas. TX - HCR100 Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Texas State University System. TX - SB238 Relating to the regulation by a property owners' association of the installation of solar energy devices on property. TX - SB200 Relating to reports, notices, and records required of institutions of higher education. TX - SB18 Relating to the use of eminent domain authority. TX - SB341 Relating to authorizing the dissolution of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District; providing a penalty. TX - SB321 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 - SB615 Relating to requiring a retail seller of motor vehicle tires to render certain tires unusable and to the regulation of scrap tires; providing civil penalties. TX - SB629 Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 1; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB630 Relating to the Ranch at Clear Fork Creek Municipal Utility District No. 2; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds; granting a limited power of eminent domain. TX - SB1002 Relating to the designation of program costs for providing bill payment assistance to certain military veterans as a necessary operating expense that is a first lien against revenue of certain electric and gas utilities' revenue securing certain public securities or obligations. 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 - SB1118 Relating to the operation of video lottery games by licensed horse and greyhound racetrack operators, to a defense for the operation of video lottery by Indian tribes, to the authority of the Texas Lottery Commission and the Texas Racing Commission, and to the conduct of gambling in this state; providing penalties. TX - SCR16 Designating the month of March each year from 2011 through 2020 as Women Veterans Month in tribute to the immeasurable contributions that women in the military have made to this nation. TX - SCR36 Urging the members of the Texas congressional delegation to provide to the legislature a cost analysis of the exact funding necessary for full enforcement of all immigration laws in Texas and to immediately report back to the legislature as to the status of that funding and directing the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house to send a delegation of members from both chambers to meet with members of Congress and members of the executive branch to discuss the border security crisis. TX - SJR33 Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a state video lottery system to operate video lottery games at certain horse and greyhound racetracks and providing that federally recognized Indian tribes are not prohibited from conducting games of chance on certain Indian lands. TX - SR385 Commending the CyberPatriot team from the Alamo Colleges Information Technology and Security Academy on its victory at the regional CyberPatriot III competition. TX - SR168 Commending the students, faculty, and staff of Saint Mary's University. TX - SR263 Recognizing February 15, 2011, as Orange and Maroon Legislative Day. TX - SR544 In memory of Stephanie Ann Brown of San Antonio. TX - SR627 Recognizing Louis Agnese for his 25 years of service as president of the University of the Incarnate Word. TX - SR545 In memory of Homer D. Smith, Jr. TX - SB23 Relating to the administration of and efficiency, cost-saving, fraud prevention, and funding measures for certain health and human services and health benefits programs, including the medical assistance and child health plan programs. TX - SB28 Relating to eligibility for a TEXAS grant and to administration of the TEXAS grant program. TX - SB178 Relating to requirements to vote, including presenting proof of identification; providing criminal penalties. TX - SB325 Relating to the automatic enrollment of certain women in the demonstration project for women's health care services. TX - SB548 Relating to the environmental review process for transportation projects. TX - SB726 Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account. TX - SB831 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 - SB806 Relating to considering ownership interests of disabled veterans in determining whether a business is a historically underutilized business for purposes of state contracting. TX - SB1442 Relating to the application requirements for a local project permit. TX - SB1718 Relating to filling vacancies in appellate judicial offices by appointment, partisan elections for all judicial offices, and nonpartisan elections for the retention or rejection for all judicial offices. TX - SB1625 Relating to the administration, powers, duties, and operation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. TX - SCR14 Affirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming 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 from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed. TX - SR194 In memory of Omar Soltero of San Antonio. TX - SR35 Honoring the victims and heroes of the Arizona shooting. TX - SJR17 Proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict the power of the legislature to mandate requirements upon certain local governments. TX - SR437 Recognizing Richard A. Middleton on the occasion of his retirement as superintendent of the North East Independent School District. TX - SR325 Paying tribute to Barbara Jordan in honor of the 75th anniversary of her birth. TX - SR870 Congratulating Grupo Fantasma for winning a Grammy Award. TX - SR824 Commending the Texas A&M University women's basketball team on winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association national championship.