House Scorecard

Record Votes of the 82nd Texas House on Issues Important to the Queer Community

This scorecard is provided as a shorthand way of understanding how House members voted on issues important to the queer community.  Any vote involves nuances that can not be conveyed through a simple scoring system.  If you question why an elected official voted a certain way please call them to ask. 
Recorded Votes:
  • HB 1, Amendment 19 - Funded HIV Medication Assistance Program at level needed to keep pace with current infection rates. Amendment was "tabled" - a "Yea" vote on the motion to table is a vote against the amendment, a "Nay" vote is a vote for the Amendment
  • HB 1, Amendment 123 - Required public schools to compile information on discrimination against students based on an enumerated list which included sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
  • HB 1, Amendment 143 - Required Texas Universities with LGBT resource centers to equally fund "family and traditional values centers."
  • HB 1942, 2nd reading- "Super" anti-bullying bill, passed on first of 2 required House votes
  • HB 1942, 3nd reading- "Super" anti-bullying bill, passed on second of 2 required House votes
  • HB 1386, 3rd reading- Youth suicide prevention bill, passed on second of 2 required House votes (was passed by voice vote on 2nd reading, meaning no record of votes exists)
  • HB 2229, 2nd reading - making permanent the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee, passed on first of 2 required House votes
  • HB 2229, 2nd reading - making permanent the Texas HIV Medication Advisory Committee, passed on first of 2 required House votes
  • SB 1 Amendment 150 - amendment from special session, created state wide nondiscrimination policy in public universities
  • SB 1 Amendment 151- amendment from special session, insured that if GLBT resource centers were banned from campus that funds raised from LGBT persons would not be used to fund any other campus resource.


NamePartyHometownGradeFinal ScoreHB 1 Amend-
ment 19, Motion to Table
HB 1 Amend-
ment 143 - Vote
HB1 Amend-
ment 123 - Vote
HB 1942 - 2nd readingHB 1942 - 3rd readingHB 1386 - 3rd readingHB 2229 - 2nd readingHB 2229 - 2nd reading reconsiderHB 2229 - 3rd reading82(1) SB 1 Amendment 15082(1) SB 1 Amendment 151
Jose
Aliseda
R Beeville F10YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNay*YeaYeaNayNay
Alma
Allen
D Houston N/A47Absent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaAbsentYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Roberto R. Alonzo D Dallas C79NayAbsentNayYeaYea*YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Carol Alvarado D Houston A+100NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Rafael
Anchia
D Dallas B87NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Charles
"Doc" Anderson
R Waco F4YeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Rodney E. Anderson R Grand Prairie F16YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Jimmie
Don Aycock
R Lampasas F16YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Marva
Beck
R Waco F15YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Leo
Berman
R Tyler F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Dwayne Bohac R Houston N/A15YeaYeaYeaYeaYea*YeaNayAbsentNayAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, Excused
Dennis Bonnen R Angleton N/A2YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedPresent, not voting (chair)Present, not voting (chair)Present, not voting (chair)YeaPresent, not voting (chair)NayNay
Dan
Branch
R Dallas F18YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayAbsentYea*NayNay
Fred
Brown
R Bryan F12YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNay*NayYeaYeaNayNay
Cindy
Burkett
R Mesquite F7YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNay
Lon
Burnam
D Fort Worth N/A61NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, Excused
Angie Chen Button R Richardson F8YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayAbsentNayPresent, not votingNay
Erwin Cain R Paris F--10YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
William
"Bill" Callegari
R Houston F8YeaYeaYeaYeaYea*AbsentNayNayNayNayNay
Stefani
Carter
R Dallas F5YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea*NayNayNayNayNay
Joaquin Castro D San Antonio C75NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Warren Chisum R Pampa F--16YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayYeaYeaNayNay
Wayne Christian R Center F--13YeaYeaYeaNayNay*YeaNayNayNayNayNay
Garnet Coleman D Houston A+126NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Byron
Cook
R Corsicana F13YeaYeaYeaYeaAbsentYeaNayYeaNay*NayNay
Tom
Craddick
R Midland F17YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNay
Brandon Creighton R Conroe F0YeaYeaYeaNayAbsentNayNayNayNayNayNay
Myra Crownover R Lake Dallas N/A12YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent
Drew
Darby
R San Angelo F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
John E.
Davis
R Houston F35YeaYeaNayYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Sarah
Davis
R Houston F50YeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaYeaNay
Yvonne
Davis
D Dallas A90NayNayNayYeaYea*YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Joe D. Deshotel D Port Arthur C71NayYeaNayYeaAbsentYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Joe
Driver
R Garland F17YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNay
Dawnna Dukes D Austin A+101NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Harold V. Dutton, Jr. D Houston C72NayAbsentNayYeaYeaYeaAbsentYeaYeaYeaYea
Craig
Eiland
D Galveston C75NayYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Rob
Eissler
R The Woodlands F22YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Gary
Elkins
R Houston F--5YeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayYeaNayNayNay
Joe
Farias
D San Antonio A91NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Jessica Cristina Farrar D Houston A97NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Allen
Fletcher
R Houston F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Dan
Flynn
R Canton F--10YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
John
Frullo
R Lubbock F16YeaYeaYeaYeaNay*YeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Pete
Gallego
DAlpine A90NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
John
Garza
R San Antonio F12YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaYeaYeaNayNayNay
Charlie
Geren
R River Oaks F5YeaYeaPresent, not votingNayNayAbsent, ExcusedNayYeaYeaAbsentNay
Helen Giddings D De Soto B83NayNayNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Larry GonzalesR Round Rock F11YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaNayNay*NayNayNay
Veronica Gonzalez D McAllen C76NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Naomi Gonzalez D El Paso A90NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Lance Gooden R Athens F18YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayNay
Ryan
Guillen
D Rio Grande F49NayYeaNayAbsentYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaPresent, not voting*Nay
Roland Gutierrez D San Antonio D63NayPresent, not votingNayYeaAbsentAbsent, ExcusedYeaAbsentYeaYeaYea
Mike
"Tuffy" Hamilton
R Mauriceville F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Kelly
Hancock
R Fort Worth N/A12YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, Excused
Rick Hardcastle R Vernon F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayAbsent, Excused
Patricia Harless R Spring F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Linda Harper-
Brown
R Irving F--6YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedNayNay*Nay*YeaYeaNayNay
Will
Hartnett
R Dallas F4YeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayAbsentNayNayNay
Ana Hernandez D Houston C78NayAbsentNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Harvey Hilderbran R Kerrville F15Absent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Scott Hochberg D Houston A90NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Chuck Hopson R Jacksonville F12YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Charlie F. Howard R Sugar Land F4YeaYeaYeaNayYeaNay*NayNayNayNayNay
Donna Howard D Austin B83YeaNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Dan
Huberty
R Kingwood F15YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Bryan Hughes R Marshall F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Todd
Hunter
R Portland F17YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNay*NayNay
Jason
Isaac
R Austin F17YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNay
Jim
Jackson
R Carrollton F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Eric
Johnson
D Dallas A93NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Jim
Keffer
R Eastland F8YeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayYeaYeaNayNay
Phil
King
R Weatherford F--3YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Susan
King
R Abilene F13YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedNayYeaYeaAbsentAbsent
Tracy O. King D Eagle Pass F45NayYeaNayYeaYea*YeaYeaYeaYeaAbsentNay
Tim Kleinschmidt R Eagle Lake F8YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNay
Lois W. Kolkhorst R Brenham F--8YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaAbsentYeaYeaNayNay
John KuempelR Seguin F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Jim Landtroop R Crosbyton F6YeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayYeaYea*NayNay
Lyle Larson R San Antonio F10YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Jodie Anne Laubenberg R Rockwall F5AbsentYeaYeaNayNayNayNay*YeaYeaNayNay
George Lavender R New Boston F16YeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Ken Legler R Pasadena F8YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Tryon D. Lewis R F8YeaYeaYeaAbsentNayYeaNayNayNayNayNay
J. M. Lozano D Kingsville D68NayYeaNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Eddie Lucio III D San Benito C79NayYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Lanham Lyne R Wichita Falls F8YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaAbsentNayNayNayNay
Jerry Madden R Plano F0YeaYeaYeaYeaYea*Nay*NayYeaNayNayNay
Barbara Mallory Caraway D Dallas D68AbsentPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea*Yea
Dee Margo R El Paso F10YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Marisa Marquez D El Paso B80NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Armando Martinez D Weslaco C75NayYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Trey Martinez Fischer D San Antonio C75NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Ruth McClendon D San Antonio B86NayNayNayAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
José Menéndez D San Antonio C72NayYeaNayAbsentYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Borris Miles D Houston A91NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Doug MillerR Spring Branch F--2YeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayYes*YeaNayNay
Sid Miller R Stephenville F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Geanie Morrison R Victoria F12YeaYeaYeaNayAbsent, ExcusedYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Sergio MunozD Mission C75NayYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Jim Murphy R Houston F15YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Elliott Naishtat D Austin A+101NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Barbara Nash R Arlington F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYea*NayNay
Rene O. Oliveira D Brownsville D68NayAbsentNayYeaAbsentYeaAbsentYeaYeaYeaYea
Rob Orr R Burleson F--3YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNay*NayNay*NayNayNay
John Otto R Dayton F8YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedNayNay*NayNayNay
Tan Parker R Flower Mound F8YeaYeaYeaNay*NayYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Diane Patrick R Arlington F15YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNay*NayYeaYeaNayNay
Ken Paxton R McKinney F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Aaron Peña R Edinburg F21NayYeaYeaYeaAbsentYeaAbsentYeaNay*NayNay
Charles Perry R Lubbock F1YeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayAbsentNayNayNay
Larry Phillips R Sherman F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNay*NayNayNayNayNay
Joe Pickett D El Paso D68NayYeaNayAbsentYeaYeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYea
Jim Pitts R Waxahachie F16YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Four Price R Amarillo F--6YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayYeaYeaNayNay
Chente Quintanilla D El Paso F44NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaPresent, not votingYeaPresent, not votingPresent, not voting
Richard Peña Raymond D Laredo B80NayYeaNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Ron Reynolds D Missouri City A93NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Debbie Riddle R Houston F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Allan Ritter R Nederland F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Eddie Rodriguez D Austin B88NayNayNayAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Charles Schwertner R Georgetown F--6YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayYeaYeaNayNay
Connie Scott R Corpus Christi F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay
Kenneth Sheets R Dallas F21YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea*YeaNayYeaNayNay
Ralph Sheffield R Temple F9YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayAbsentAbsent
Mark Shelton R Fort Worth F25YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNay
David Simpson R Longview F15YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Todd Smith R Bedford F9YeaYeaYeaYeaYea*NayNayYeaNayNayNay
Wayne Smith R Baytown F11YeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNay
John T. Smithee R Amarillo F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNay
Burt R. Solomons R Carrollton F9YeaYeaYeaNayNay*YeaNayYeaNayNayNay
Mark Strama D Austin A96NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Joe Straus R San Antonio N/A0Present, Not Voting (speaker)Present, not voting (Speaker)Present, not voting (Speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)Present, not voting (speaker)
Larry Taylor R League City F12YeaYeaYeaNayNayYeaNayYeaYeaNay*Nay*
Van Taylor R Plano F--10YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Senfronia Thompson D Houston A92NayNayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Raul Torres R Corpus Christi F1YeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNayNayNay
Vicki Truitt R Southlake F8YeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, ExcusedYeaNayNay*NayNayNay
Sylvester Turner D Houston B83NayNayNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Marc Veasey D Fort Worth A90NayNayNayYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Mike Villarreal D San Antonio C74NayYeaNayYeaAbsentYeaYeaAbsentYeaYeaYea
Hubert Vo D Houston C75NayPresent, not votingNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYea
Armando Walle D Houston N/A65NayNayNayYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, Excused
Randy Weber R Pearland F4YeaYeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
James White R Lufkin F0YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
Beverly Woolley R Houston N/A17YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayAbsent, ExcusedAbsent, Excused
Paul D. Workman R Austin F--16YeaYeaYeaNayYeaNayNayNayNayNayNay
Bill Zedler R Arlington F--10YeaYeaYeaNayNayNayNayNayNayNayNay
John Zerwas R Katy F20YeaYeaYeaYeaYeaYeaNayYeaYeaNayNay

* Entered notes into the official record explaining their intended vote, this represents the representatives intention.
† Allen was absent from debate on 82(R) HB 1 due to the death of her husband.
‡ Burnam was absent from debate on 82(1) SB 1 due to the death of his mother.

In some cases representatives were absent from a significant number of important votes, or did not vote due to service as chair or speaker.  Those members were not given a grade and are marked as 'N/A.'