HB 1311: Renewing a Redundant Government Agency

POSITION
Oppose
House Record Vote: 164

Passage; April 5, 2019; RV #164; Journal Page 1306; 111 Yeas, 15 Nays, 2 Present, not voting. 

YCT Nay. HB 1311 would renew the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists through 2025. The Texas Legislature did this even though the Sunset Commission recommended that this government agency not be renewed. YCT opposes this bill because it is a prime example of government complacency as well as excessive licensing and regulation.

POSITION
Oppose
Vote Breakdown:
109
18
16
5
1
  • Favor
  • Oppose
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Chair
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, not voting
  • Not Applicable
LegislatorDistrictPartyLegislator Voted
Alma Allen
131 Democrat
X
Steve Allison
121 Republican
X
Rafael Anchia
103 Democrat
X
Charles Anderson
56 Republican
X
Trent Ashby
57 Republican
X
Ernest Bailes
18 Republican
X
Michelle Beckley
65 Democrat
X
Cecil Bell
3 Republican
X
Keith Bell
4 Republican
X
Diego Bernal
123 Democrat
X
Kyle Biedermann
73 Republican
Check
César Blanco
76 Democrat
X
Dwayne Bohac
138 Republican
X
Greg Bonnen
24 Republican
X
Dennis Bonnen
25 Republican
Speaker
Rhetta Bowers
113 Democrat
X
Brad Buckley
54 Republican
X
John Bucy
136 Democrat
X
DeWayne Burns
58 Republican
X
Dustin Burrows
83 Republican
X
Angie Button
112 Republican
X
Briscoe Cain
128 Republican
Check
Gina Calanni
132 Democrat
Absent
Terry Canales
40 Democrat
X
Giovanni Capriglione
98 Republican
X
Travis Clardy
11 Republican
X
Sheryl Cole
46 Democrat
X
Garnet Coleman
147 Democrat
Absent
Nicole Collier
95 Democrat
X
Philip Cortez
117 Democrat
X
Tom Craddick
82 Republican
X
John Cyrier
17 Republican
X
Drew Darby
72 Republican
Absent
Yvonne Davis
111 Democrat
X
Sarah Davis
134 Republican
Absent
Jay Dean
7 Republican
X
Joe Deshotel
22 Democrat
X
Alex Dominguez
37 Democrat
X
Harold Dutton
142 Democrat
Absent
Jessica Farrar
148 Democrat
X
Art Fierro
79 Democrat
X
Trey Fischer
116 Democrat
X
Dan Flynn
2 Republican
X
James Frank
69 Republican
X
John Frullo
84 Republican
X
Charlie Geren
99 Republican
Absent
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
120 Democrat
X
Craig Goldman
97 Republican
X
Mary González
75 Democrat
X
Jessica González
104 Democrat
X
Vikki Goodwin
47 Democrat
X
R.D. Guerra
41 Democrat
X
Ryan Guillen
31 Democrat
X
Roland Gutierrez
119 Democrat
X
Sam Harless
126 Republican
X
Cody Harris
8 Republican
X
Cole Hefner
5 Republican
Check
Ana Hernandez
143 Democrat
X
Abel Herrero
34 Democrat
X
Gina Hinojosa
49 Democrat
X
Justin Holland
33 Republican
X
Donna Howard
48 Democrat
X
Dan Huberty
127 Republican
X
Todd Hunter
32 Republican
X
Celia Israel
50 Democrat
X
Eric Johnson
100 Democrat
A-EX
Julie Johnson
115 Democrat
X
Jarvis Johnson
139 Democrat
X
Kyle Kacal
12 Republican
X
Phil King
61 Republican
X
Tracy King
80 Democrat
Absent
Ken King
88 Republican
X
Stephanie Klick
91 Republican
Absent
Matt Krause
93 Republican
Check
John Kuempel
44 Republican
X
Stan Lambert
71 Republican
A-EX
Brooks Landgraf
81 Republican
X
Mike Lang
60 Republican
Check
Lyle Larson
122 Republican
X
Jeff Leach
67 Republican
X
Ben Leman
13 Republican
X
Oscar Longoria
35 Democrat
Absent
Ray Lopez
125 Democrat
X
J.M. Lozano
43 Republican
X
Eddie Lucio
38 Democrat
Absent
Armando Martinez
39 Democrat
X
Will Metcalf
16 Republican
X
Morgan Meyer
108 Republican
X
Terry Meza
105 Democrat
X
Mayes Middleton
23 Republican
Check
Rick Miller
26 Republican
X
Ina Minjarez
124 Democrat
X
Joseph Moody
78 Democrat
X
Christina Morales
145 Democrat
Absent
Geanie Morrison
30 Republican
X
Sergio Muñoz
36 Democrat
Absent
Jim Murphy
133 Republican
X
Andrew Murr
53 Republican
X
Victoria Neave
107 Democrat
X
Poncho Nevárez
74 Democrat
X
Candy Noble
89 Republican
Check
Tom Oliverson
130 Republican
X
Lina Ortega
77 Democrat
X
Leo Pacheco
118 Democrat
X
Chris Paddie
9 Republican
X
Tan Parker
63 Republican
Check
Jared Patterson
106 Republican
Check
Dennis Paul
129 Republican
X
Mary Perez
144 Democrat
X
Dade Phelan
21 Republican
A-EX
Walter Price
87 Republican
X
Ana-Maria Ramos
102 Democrat
Absent
John Raney
14 Republican
X
Richard Raymond
42 Democrat
X
Ron Reynolds
27 Democrat
X
Eddie Rodriguez
51 Democrat
X
Ramon Romero
90 Democrat
X
Toni Rose
110 Democrat
Absent
Jon Rosenthal
135 Democrat
X
Scott Sanford
70 Republican
X
Matt Schaefer
6 Republican
Check
Matt Shaheen
66 Republican
Check
J.D. Sheffield
59 Republican
X
Carl Sherman
109 Democrat
X
Hugh Shine
55 Republican
Absent
Reggie Smith
62 Republican
A-EX
John Smithee
86 Republican
X
Phil Stephenson
85 Republican
X
Jonathan Stickland
92 Republican
Check
Lynn Stucky
64 Republican
X
Valoree Swanson
150 Republican
Check
James Talarico
52 Democrat
X
Shawn Thierry
146 Democrat
A-EX
Ed Thompson
29 Republican
X
Senfronia Thompson
141 Democrat
X
Tony Tinderholt
94 Republican
Check
Steve Toth
15 Republican
Check
Chris Turner
101 Democrat
X
John Turner
114 Democrat
X
Gary VanDeaver
1 Republican
X
Hubert Vo
149 Democrat
Absent
Armando Walle
140 Democrat
X
James White
19 Republican
Check
Terry Wilson
20 Republican
Check
John Wray
10 Republican
X
Gene Wu
137 Democrat
X
William Zedler
96 Republican
Check
John Zerwas
28 Republican
X
Erin Zwiener
45 Democrat
X