Texas Legislative Session

Stay informed during the legislative session with regular updates from TCDD. Our public policy team monitors legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services in Texas.

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Read information about how you could be impacted by COVID-19, plain language resources, and how to stay up-to-date with legislative activities. This page will be updated as new information and resources become available.

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What do you call a person with a disability? A person. People First Language is an objective and respectful way to speak about people with disabilities by emphasizing the person first, rather than the disability.

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    Bill of the Week: HB 168

    HB 168 would prevent child care providers from discriminating on the basis of disability and improve services for children with special needs. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.

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    Texas Legislative News: Jan. 19, 2021

    During the first week of the session, the House and Senate approved rules on legislative procedure, public testimony, and COVID-19 testing for lawmakers and visitors to the Capitol building.

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