87th Texas Legislative Session priorities

Business
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Criminal Justice
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Education
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empowering
Environment
Pubic Health
Public Safety
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

HB 565 - Relating to required training regarding trauma-informed care for certain judges and attorneys.

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HB 566 - Trauma Informed Care

Relating to requiring trauma training for certain attorneys.

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CHILDREN

HB 564 - Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, trauma-informed care training for certain department employees, and the establishment of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force.

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HB 619 - Relating to developing a strategic plan to support the child-care workforce.

Joint Authors: Thompson, Senfronia | Lopez | Button | Talarico

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HB 843 - Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services.

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HB 1964 - Relating to a study on the cost of providing quality child care in this state in comparison to family income.

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DISASTER RELIEF

HB 565 - Relating to required training regarding trauma-informed care for certain judges and attorneys.

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HB 872 - Relating to the disclosure of certain utility customer information.

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Joint Authored: Bernal | Howard | Lopez | Minjarez | Hernandez

HB 2208 - Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of an applicant for or recipient of disaster recovery assistance.

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HB 3639 - Relating to notice to a customer or tenant required after an intentional shutoff of electric and water service.

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EDUCATION

HB 582 - Relating to the exemption of tuition and laboratory fees at public institutions of higher education for certain paramedics.

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Joint Authors: Cole | Toth | VanDeaver | Howard | Lopez

HB 1613 - Relating to the deadline for certain public school teachers and principals to attend a teacher literacy achievement academy.

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ELDERLY

HB 875 - Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of age or certain housing needs and to the enforcement of that prohibition.

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HB 1129 - Relating to false, misleading, or deceptive advertising made in connection with a reverse mortgage loan agreement.

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HB 1800 - Relating to a pilot program to establish community collaboratives to address financial exploitation of elderly persons in this state.

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HB 2045 - Relating to the creation of a task force to evaluate the housing needs of senior citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning.

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HB 4151 - Relating to the actions required to be taken by tax officials before taking action to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes on the residence homestead of an individual who is elderly or disabled.

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EMPOWERING TEXANS

HB 457 - Relating to a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients.
Joint Author: Shaheen | Klick | Pacheco | Price | Lopez
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HB 751 - Relating to purchasing of cloud computing services by a political subdivision.

Joint Author: Israel | Turner, John | Stucky | Capriglione | Lopez

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HB 874 - Relating to requiring a consumer warning upon sale of certain household plants that are hazardous when ingested by canines.

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HB 1429 - Relating to designating the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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HB 2617 - Relating to the rights of a residential tenant and duties of a landlord regarding a security deposit provided by the tenant.

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HB 2898 - Relating to notice required after an intentional shutoff of electric and water service.

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HB 3773 - Relating to designating September 21 as Alzheimer's Awareness Day.

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ENVIRONMENT

HB 207 - Relating to the rates of the state gasoline and diesel fuel taxes; increasing tax rates; authorizing a change in tax rates.

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HB 355 - Relating to providing notice to a state representative and senator of an administrative penalty assessed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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HB 2899 - Relating to the creation of a task force to improve the reliability of electric service in this state.

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HB 2994 - Relating to programs that can be established and funded under the Texas emissions reduction plan.

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HB 3176- Relating to certain improvements made to certain land subject to inundation.

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LGBTQIA

HB 2888 - Relating to the establishment of the economic inclusion and diversification task force.

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PUBLIC HEALTH

HB 1019 - Relating to simplified certification and recertification requirements for certain persons under the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

Joint Authored: Meza | Morales, Christina | Lopez | Guillen

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HB 2636 - Relating to health benefit plan coverage of at-home diagnostic medical devices.

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HB 3882 - Relating to a landlord's duty to inspect for and treat bedbugs in residential rental units.

Joint Authors: Cason | Lopez

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HB 3098 - Relating to conducting certain medical examinations using telemedicine under the workers' compensation system.

Joint Authors: Cason | Lopez

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PUBLIC SAFETY

HB 442 -Relating to the prima facie speed limit on certain streets and highways.

Joint Authored: Israel | Oliverson | Lopez | Morales Shaw

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HB 554 - Relating to the operation of a motor vehicle passing a pedestrian or a person operating a bicycle.

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HB 555 - Relating to highway maintenance or construction vehicles and certain service vehicles.

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HB 580 - Relating to requiring a consumer warning upon sale of certain household plants that are hazardous when ingested by canines.

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HB 3173 - Relating to certain peace officer hiring policies related to applicant credit history.

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HB 3174 - Relating to certain peace officer hiring policies regarding applicants with a history of marihuana use.

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VETERANS

HB 474 - Relating to the creation of the Texas Veterans County Service Officer Task Force.

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HB 475 - Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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HB 476 - Relating to the use of the fund for veterans' assistance to provide pro bono legal services to veterans and active duty service members.

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HB 739 - Relating to a grant program administered by the Texas Veterans Commission to provide energy industry career training for veterans.

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HB 1442 - Relating to required training on trauma affected veterans for certain peace officers

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HB 1443 - Relating to county jailer training on interacting with veterans in the criminal justice system

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HB 1801 - Relating to withdrawals of water from the Edwards Aquifer to supply a military installation.

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HB 2365 - Relating to the participation and reimbursement of certain military medical treatment facilities and affiliated health care providers under Medicaid.

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HB 2739 - Relating to state agency information on child-care services available to veterans and their families.

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HB 2740 - Relating to the posting of certain business and occupational licensing information on state agency websites and the Texas Veterans Portal.

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HCR 71 - Urging Congress to bestow on Marcelino Serna the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Joint Author: Lopez | Anchia | Minjarez | Raymond | Martinez Fischer

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HJR 20 - Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the legislature to appropriate funds to state institutions of higher education to fund certain education programs for veterans

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HJR29 - Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.

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