TCDD is dedicated to creating change so that all Texans with disabilities fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives. Through engagement with the public, the legislature, and agency officials, TCDD works to represent and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Every two years, the Texas Legislature convenes for a 140-day regular legislative session. The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) monitors legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services. To ensure you receive our updates regarding legislative activities, subscribe to TCDD eNews or follow us on Twitter.
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.
Long-Term Care & Medicaid
Parking & Transportation
Schools & Education
Who Represents Me?
Information is available about current districts and members of the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and Texas delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. To find out who represents you, visit Texas Legislature Online: Who Represents Me?
Contacting Your Legislators
For information about how to find, contact, and address your legislators, visit Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Contacting Your Legislator.
How a Bill Becomes a Law
Do you know how a bill becomes a law in Texas? If you don’t, check out our easy-to-understand infographic that simplifies the complicated process. The infographic is available in English and Spanish.
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