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Stay up-to-date on disability-related topics at the Capitol through our TCDD Bill of the Week.

For this last session, we highlighted noteworthy bills going through the legislative process. The bill may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or other disability-related issues. To get this information first, subscribe to TCDD newsletter.

 

For the 88th session, noteworthy bills will be highlighted below. The bill may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or other disability-related issues. To get this information first, subscribe to TCDD newsletter.

 

Bill of the Week: HB 109

HB 109 would require health plans to approve claims for hearing aids that cost more than the allowable benefit if patients pay for the cost difference. The bill was authored by Rep. Julie Johnson.

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Bill of the Week: HB 54

HB 54 would increase the personal needs allowance from $60 to $85 per month for residents of long-term care facilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson.

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Bill of the Week: HB 140

HB 140 would require the implementation of a statewide program to provide certain co-navigation services to deaf-blind individuals. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.

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