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P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0733

State Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown)

Current Rating

Previous Ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index

  • Career: F
  • 2015: F
  • 2013: F
  • 2011: D+
  • 2009: B

House District 128

About State Rep. Wayne Smith

Representative Smith is a Licensed Professional Engineer and also a Registered Public Land Surveyor, from Baytown, Texas. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and served in the U.S. Army in the Republic of Vietnam. Representative Smith has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2003.
Committee Assignments during 84th Legislative Session: Culture, Recreation & Tourism; Licensing & Administrative Procedures (Chair)
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Rep. Wayne Smith's Record

  • Pro-Taxpayer
  • Anti-Taxpayer
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, Not Voting
  • Not Applicable
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Re-election of the Speaker of the House

House Record Vote: 1
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 14: Voter ID

House Record Vote: 149
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 275, Motion to Table Amendment 7 by P. King: Tying authorization for ESF expenditures to cuts in supplemental appropriations bill (HB 4)

House Record Vote: 197
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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HB 275, Motion to Table Amendment 2 by Coleman: Increasing draw from ESF

House Record Vote: 194
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Amendment 6 by Simpson: Transferring money from the Commission on the Arts to Dept. of Aging and Disability Services

House Record Vote: 215
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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HB 1, Motion to Table Amendment 102 by Solomons: Transferring money from the Texas Education Agency to the Foundation Schools Program

House Record Vote: 233
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Motion to Table Amendment 106 by Gallego: Creating a Foundations School Program shortfall in FY2013

House Record Vote: 234
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Motion to Table Amendment 132 by Villarreal: Taking $250 million from ESF to fund a grant program

House Record Vote: 240
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Motion to Table Amendment 234 by Orr: Removing funds from cancer research

House Record Vote: 253
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Motion to Table Amendment 254 by Martinez Fischer: Creating a mid-biennium shortfall

House Record Vote: 254
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 365: Eroding property rights in the City of Houston

House Record Vote: 340
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 18, Amendment 3 by Sheffield: Strengthening property rights by requiring a taking to be necessary

House Record Vote: 346
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 18, Motion to Table Amendment 15 by Kolkhorst: Adding a "buyback" provision to the taking of private property

House Record Vote: 352
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 5: Interstate Health Care Compact

House Record Vote: 500
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1451: Creating new regulations and bureaucracy

House Record Vote: 531
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 655, Amendment 3 by Cook: Moving from three statewide elected railroad commissioners to one

House Record Vote: 592
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment
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SB 655, Motion to Table Amendment 34 by Villareal: Eliminating the high-cost natural gas exemption

House Record Vote: 625
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 1, Motion to Instruct: Conferees should not use ESF

House Record Vote: 792
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 274: Creating a "loser pay" system in Texas

House Record Vote: 857
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1693, Motion to Table Amendment 2 by Turner: Imposing rate restrictions on the electric market

House Record Vote: 862
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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HB 272: Reforming TWIA

House Record Vote: 965
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1125: Creating new energy programs and interfering in the marketplace

House Record Vote: 932
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 2592, Motion to Table Amendment 3 by Elkins: Limiting the bill's interference in the marketplace

House Record Vote: 971
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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HB 3310: Using state incentives for the purchase of electric-powered vehicles

House Record Vote: 975
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 2594: Interfering in the credit and short-term lending marketplace

House Record Vote: 1032
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 420: Allowing counties to bill the sponsors of resident aliens in covering medical costs

House Record Vote: 1105
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 2507: Creating a new licensing requirement for lawn irrigation system installers, discouraging market entry by incumbents

House Record Vote: 1102
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 13: Reforming Medicaid and bringing about cost savings

House Record Vote: 955
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 3036: Allowing cities to levy a street maintenance tax for ten years instead of four

House Record Vote: 970
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HCR 50: Exerting Texas' 10th Amendment rights

House Record Vote: 1150
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 23: Reforming health and human services programs

House Record Vote: 1173
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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SB 1811, Amendment 45 by Cain: Making the budget more transparent

House Record Vote: 1209
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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SB 738, Amendment 2 by Villarreal: Allowing parents more control in turning failing schools into charters

House Record Vote: 1311
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 335: Requiring state agencies to report on the costs of implementing ObamaCare

House Record Vote: 1012
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support
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HB 1992: Creating new fees for the Animal Health Commission

House Record Vote: 681
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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HB 2610: New program training people how to teach others how to apply for state benefits

House Record Vote: 806
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose
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SB 2, 1st Called, Amendment 3 by P. King, et al: Removing language tapping the ESF

House Record Vote: 58
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment
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SB 2, 1st Called, Motion to Table Amendment 18 by Gooden: Increasing spending from General Revenue by creating an earmark for UT-Tyler

House Record Vote: 19
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Oppose Amendment (Support Motion to Table)
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SB 1, 1st Called, Motion to Table Amendment 11 by Zedler: Removing the "Amazon tax"

House Record Vote: 26
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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SB 2, 1st Called, Motion to Table Amendment 2 by Shelton: Removing seniority as measure for furloughs

House Record Vote: 16
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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SB 1, 1st Called, Motion to Table Amendment 4 by Simpson: Removing inappropriate pre-payment of sales & use tax that raises the cost of doing business

House Record Vote: 25
Pro-Taxpayer Position: Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
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BillSponsorship Credit

Sponsorship: Strengthening the constitutional spending limit

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Sponsorship: Protecting Taxpayers

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Sponsorship: Limiting Government Overreach

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Sponsorship: Reforming the Gross Margins Tax

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Sponsorship: Tax Reforms Protecting Veterans and Service Members

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Sponsorship: Government Reform

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Sponsorship: Integrity in Government

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