TCDD Bill of the Week

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For this weekly feature, we highlight a noteworthy bill that is currently going through the legislative process. The bill may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or another disability-related issue. To get this information first, subscribe to TCDD eNews.

 

  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 3703 - HB 3703 would expand the eligibility guidelines for the Texas Compassionate Use Program. The bill was authored by Rep. Stephanie Klick.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: SB 976 - SB 976 would help notify peace officers of an individual’s communication impediment, to better prevent misunderstanding or escalation during an encounter. The bill was authored by Sen. Bryan Hughes.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 4531 - HB 4531 would authorize adults under guardianship to make decisions related to sexual assault crisis services. The bill was authored by Rep. Victoria Neave.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 4543 - HB 4543 would delay the transition of certain Medicaid participants into managed care. The bill was authored by Rep. Stephanie Klick.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: SB 1118 - SB 1118 would establish the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program, to help make homes more accessible for people with disabilities. The bill was authored by Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 3994 - HB 3994 would require certain health facilities to have a sufficient number of van-accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Dwayne Bohac.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 1911 - HB 1911 would establish a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Terry Meza.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 2453 - HB 2453 would reform the Medicaid Managed Care system in Texas. The bill was authored by Rep. Sarah Davis.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: SB 1017 - SB 1017 would establish an advisory committee on higher education opportunities for people with IDD. The bill was authored by Sen. Beverly Powell.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 1139 - HB 1139 would eliminate the death penalty for people with intellectual disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: SB 31 - SB 31 would establish a guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program. The bill was authored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 885 - HB 885 would require community rehabilitation programs to pay employees with IDD no less per hour than the federal minimum wage. The bill was authored by Rep. John Raney.
  • TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 116 - HB 116 relates to improving training and staff development for primary and secondary educators to enable them to more effectively serve all students. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.