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
Written Testimony on SB 31, to Better Prevent Fraud, Exploitation, and Abuse in Guardianship Cases (the same testimony was submitted to the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee for HB 1286)2019
Public Testimony on HB 885, Relating to Competitive Wages for People with IDD2019
Written Testimony on HB 1585, Relating to a Study on the Reduction of Medicaid Waiver Interest Lists2019
Written Testimony on SB 753, Relating to Competitive Wages for People with IDD2019
Public Testimony on SB 1017, Relating to the creation of the advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 2019
Written Testimony on SB 976, To Better Alert Peace Officers That a Person Has a Communication Impediment2019
Public Testimony on House Bill 4531, Relating to Elderly Persons and Persons with a Disability who are Survivors of Sexual Assault2019
Written Testimony on HB 3681, Extending the Preliminary Examination Periods for Mental Health Protective Custody2019
Public Testimony on HB 3932, Creating an Advisory Council on Postsecondary Education for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities2019
Written Testimony on SB 1519, Establishing a Long-Term Care Facilities Council2019
Public Testimony on HB 3165, Enabling the Lone Star College System District to Establish an Occupational and Life Skills Associate Degree Program2019
Public Testimony on SB 585, Updating Sexual Assault Policies at Institutions of Higher Education2019
Written Testimony on SB 562, Improving Access to Forensic Services for People with Mental Illness or Intellectual Disabilities2019
Written Testimony on HB 3630, Prohibiting Certain Behavioral Interventions in Public Schools2019
Public Testimony on HB 3916, Establishing a Competitive and Integrated Employment Initiative for Medicaid Waiver Recipients2019
Public Testimony on SB 1118, Establishing the Amy Young Barrier Removal Program2019
Written Testimony on SB 1783, Amending Current Law Relating to Guardianships, Alternatives to Guardianship, and Supports and Services for Incapacitated Persons2019
Written Testimony on HB 4543, Delaying the Transition of Certain Medicaid Participants into Managed Care2019
Joint Comments on Draft Rule 20R017 Texas Administrative Code Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 377, Children’s Advocacy Programs2019
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
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
Written Testimony on SB 712, Prohibiting Certain Behavioral Interventions in Public Schools2019
Informal Comment
Draft Rule 18R047 – New Rights of Persons Receiving Mental Health Services Rules and Draft Repeal of Existing Rules
2020