There are 47 days remaining in the Texas Legislature.
Texas House of Representatives:
  • Convenes at 10 a.m.
  • Considering 56 bills total (Calendar)
  • HB 4 – State Rep. Four Price (R–Amarillo) – Omnibus telehealth/telemedicine
  • HB 18 – State Rep. Tom Oliverson (R–Cypress) – Establishes prescription drug savings program
  • HB 133 – State Rep. Toni Rose (D–Dallas) – Medicaid eligibility for new mothers for the first year of their child’s life
  • HB 290 – State Rep. Philip Cortez (D–San Antonio) – Continuous Medicaid coverage for eligible children
  • HB 816 – State Rep. Matt Krause (R–Haslet) – Creation of a commission to review certain laws outside the penal code to revise penalty structures for certain offenses
  • HB 1057 – State Rep. Tom Oliverson (R–Cypress) – Designates November 7 as “Victims of Communism” Day
  • HB 394 – State Rep. Joe Moody (D–El Paso) – Allows the Texas Lottery to operate and draw numbers on Sundays
House Committees:
  • House Public Health Committee: HB 1399 – State Rep. Matt Krause (R–Haslet) – Prohibit puberty blockers and gender transition surgery by a physician for minors [RPT Priority]HB 1424 – State Rep. Tom Oliverson (R–Cypress) – Protect healthcare workers’ rights to object to participation in a medical procedure that violates their beliefs [RPT Priority]
  • House State Affairs Committee: HB 2070 – State Rep. Dan Huberty (R–Humble) – Texas Sports Entertainment Recovery Act or regulation of sports betting to include fantasy sports; HJR 133 – State Rep. John Kuempel (R–Seguin) – Constitutional amendment to allow regulated casino gambling in Texas
Texas Senate
Senate Committees:
  • Senate Committee on Health & Human Services: HB 797 – State Rep. Donna Howard (R–Austin)/Sponsored by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R–Lakeway) – Allow for home care and hospice agencies to administer certain vaccines; SB 1673 – Sen. Bob Hall (R–Edgewood) would put a limit on the number of health directives that can be given during state of disaster or outbreak