Public Policy Input Provided in 2021

Working to improve service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities
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.

Written Comments on HB 22, Regarding Accommodating a Voter Unable to Enter a Polling Place
(March 11, 2021)

Written Comments on HB 119 and HB 473, Regarding a Prohibition on Organ Donor Transplant Discrimination Against People with Disabilities
(March 10, 2021)

Written Comments on SB 25, Regarding Visitation Rights at Long-Term Care Facilities
(March 10, 2021)

Written Comments on HB 689, Regarding the Appearance of an Arrested Person Before a Magistrate
(March 8, 2021)

Written Comments to House Appropriations Article II Subcommittee, Regarding Funding for Early Childhood Intervention
(March 1, 2021)

Written Comments to House State Affairs and Energy Resources Committees, Regarding Statewide Blackouts
(Feb. 25, 2021)

Written Comments on SB 7, Regarding Its Provisions Impacting Voting Access of People With Disabilities
(March 26, 2021)

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 Pandemic
(March 23, 2021)

Written Comments on HB 2107, Regarding Court Proceedings of Juveniles With Intellectual Disabilities
(March 22, 2021)

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 Pandemic
(March 18, 2021)

Written Testimony on HB 1675, Regarding the Guardianship of Wards with Profound Intellectual Disabilities
(March 17, 2021)

Written Comments on HB 159, Regarding Educator Training and Staff Development to Effectively Serve All Students
(March 16, 2021)

Verbal Testimony on HB 168, Regarding Inclusive Child Care
(March 16, 2021)

Written Testimony on HB 759, Regarding a Student Threat Assessment Database
(March 16, 2021)

Written Testimony on HB 843, Regarding ECI as a Private Insurance Benefit
(March 16, 2021)