86th Legislative Session Bill of the Week

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For this weekly feature, we highlight a noteworthy bill that is currently going through the legislative process. The bill may relate directly to TCDD’s Public Policy Priorities or another disability-related issue. To get this information first, subscribe to TCDD eNews.


  • Texas Legislative News: March 1, 2021 - After the winter storm, the Texas Legislature is starting to heat up.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 412 - HB 412 would create a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with physical and mental disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Terry Meza.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 908 - HB 908 would require private health insurance plans to cover early childhood intervention services. The bill was authored by Rep. Julie Johnson.
  • Texas Legislative News: Feb. 8, 2021 - Gov. Greg Abbott released his list of emergency items, and the Texas House set its committee appointments.
  • Bill of the Week: SB 50 - SB 50 would develop a competitive integrated employment initiative for working-age adults with disabilities. The bill was authored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini.
  • Texas Legislative News: Feb. 1, 2021 - Gov. Greg Abbott will give his State of the State address this week, and TCDD will host a Disability Policy Academy on COVID-19 on Feb. 16.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 24 - HB 24 would distribute funds to school districts for playgrounds that are inclusive and accessible for students with disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Alex Dominguez.
  • Texas Legislative News: Jan. 25, 2021 - The Senate’s committee appointments were set, and lawmakers released preliminary drafts of the state budget as the legislative session wrapped up its second week.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 168 - HB 168 would prevent child care providers from discriminating on the basis of disability and improve services for children with special needs. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.
  • Texas Legislative News: Jan. 19, 2021 - During the first week of the session, the House and Senate approved rules on legislative procedure, public testimony, and COVID-19 testing for lawmakers and visitors to the Capitol building.
  • Texas Legislative News: Jan. 11, 2021 - This week, we kick off our legislative updates with a preview of the first days of the session and provide information on our upcoming Disability Policy Academy.
  • Stay Informed This Legislative Session - The Texas Legislature begins on Jan. 12, 2021. TCDD will provide weekly updates on legislative news and bills that relate to disability issues.