TEXAS COUNCIL for
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES

Public Policy Input

As part of TCDD’s advocacy efforts to improve the service system for individuals with developmental disabilities, Council members and staff provide input to Texas legislators and other policymakers to educate them about disability issues and ways to improve services and supports for people with disabilities.

Public Input ProvidedYear
Letter to Texas Public Health Officials: COVID-19 Response for People With Developmental Disabilities2020
Public Comment on Proposed Changes in Title 40 TAC Chapters 700 and 707 — Child Protective Investigations2020
Informal Comment
Draft Rule 18R047 – New Rights of Persons Receiving Mental Health Services Rules and Draft Repeal of Existing Rules
2020
Written Comments to House State Affairs and Energy Resources Committees, Regarding Statewide Blackouts2021
Written Comments to House Appropriations Article II Subcommittee, Regarding Funding for Early Childhood Intervention2021
Written Comments on HB 689, Regarding the Appearance of an Arrested Person Before a Magistrate2021
Written Comments on HB 119 and HB 473, Regarding a Prohibition on Organ Donor Transplant Discrimination Against People with Disabilities2021
Written Comments on SB 25, Regarding Visitation Rights at Long-Term Care Facilities2021
Written Comments on HB 22, Regarding Accommodating a Voter Unable to Enter a Polling Place2021
Written Comments on HB 159, Regarding Educator Training and Staff Development to Effectively Serve All Students2021
Verbal Testimony on HB 168, Regarding Inclusive Child Care2021
Written Testimony on HB 759, Regarding a Student Threat Assessment Database2021
Written Testimony on HB 843, Regarding ECI as a Private Insurance Benefit2021
Written Testimony on HB 1675, Regarding the Guardianship of Wards with Profound Intellectual Disabilities2021
Written Testimony on SB 89, Regarding Supplemental Information Required for Inclusion With a Written Statement of an Individualized Education Program Developed for Students Who Received Special Education Services During School Years Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic2021
Written Comments on HB 2107, Regarding Court Proceedings of Juveniles With Intellectual Disabilities2021
Written Comments on HB 144, Regarding Supplemental Information Required for Inclusion With a Written Statement of an Individualized Education Program Developed for Students Who Received Special Education Services During School Years Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic2021
Written Comments on SB 7, Regarding Its Provisions Impacting Voting Access of People With Disabilities2021