TCDD Bill of the Week Update

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For this weekly feature during the regular session, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) profiled noteworthy bills that were going through the legislative process. Each bill related to TCDD’s Public […]

Texas COVID Stories: Spring 2021

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One year after initial state shutdowns, TCDD shares how Texans with disabilities and their family members have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Texas Legislative News: June 1, 2021

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The 87th regular session is over. But after a weekend of tension over a controversial bill related to state election rules, Texas lawmakers are expected to return for a special session.

Bill of the Week: HB 159

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HB 159 would improve training and staff development for educators to serve all students. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.

Bill of The Week: HB 1535

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HB 1535 would expand the eligibility for medical use of low-THC cannabis. The bill was authored by Rep. Stephanie Klick.

Texas Legislative News: May 17, 2021

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With 14 days left in the session, both the House and Senate are winding down their consideration of bills. Still, there are several important hearings this week on disability-related legislation.

Bill of the Week: HB 4571

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HB 4571 would establish a statewide coordinating council for intellectual and developmental disability services. The bill was authored by Rep. Toni Rose.

Key Takeaways From the May 2021 Council Meeting

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During its spring meetings, the Council awarded funding to continue the development of TCDD projects, received updates on the Texas Legislature, and discussed future activities and policy work.