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The 86th Texas Legislature ended on May 27, 2019. During the legislative session, lawmakers passed a number of disability-related measures that were sent to Gov. Greg Abbott for consideration. Below are a sample of bills from the 86th session that the governor signed into law.

Criminal Justice

Long-Term Care & Medicaid

Parking & Transportation

Schools & Education

Sexual Assault


Every two years, the Texas Legislature holds a 140-day regular legislative session. The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) tracks legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services. To get updates on legislative activities, subscribe to TCDD eNews.