TCDD Bill of the Week

87th Legislative Session

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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.

 

  • Bill of the Week: SB 54 - SB 54 would study the best practices for assisting higher education students with autism. The bill was authored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 2309 - HB 2309 would provide an educational parking course as a penalty for accessible parking violations. The bill was authored by Rep. Alex Dominguez.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 2831 - HB 2831 would create an advisory committee on the confinement of individuals with IDD in county jails. The bill was authored by Rep. James White.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 2256 - HB 2256 would create a bilingual special education certification for teachers. The bill was authored by Rep. Bobby Guerra.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 797 - HB 797 would allow home health nurses to administer any FDA-approved vaccines. The bill was authored by Rep. Donna Howard.
  • Bill of the Week: HB 2107 - HB 2107 would allow outpatient services for children who are unable to proceed in juvenile court proceedings due to an intellectual disability. The bill was authored by Rep. Gene Wu.
  • Bill of the Week: SB 89 - SB 89 would require schools to provide an IEP supplement for students enrolled in special education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was authored by Sen. José Menéndez.
  • Bill of the Week HB 119 - HB 119 would prohibit organ transplant recipient discrimination based on a person’s disability. The bill was authored by Rep. Brooks Landgraf.
  • Bill of the Week HB 892 - HB 892 would enable residents of long-term care facilities to designate an essential caregiver for in-person visitation. The bill was authored by Rep. James Frank.
  • Bill of the Week: SB 776 - SB 776 would create an adaptive sports program for students with disabilities. The bill was authored by Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.