Business & Economic Development
Emergency Preparedness & Response
Military Personnel & Veterans Service
H.B. 1260 (2007) exempts certain military personnel deployed to serve in a hostile fire zone from specific state and local government fees to ease the burden created by the short preparation period.
S.B. 297 (2009) expands in-state tuition benefits at public higher education institutions for veterans and service members and their spouses and children.
H.B. 2424 (2013) designates part of U.S. Highway 83 in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties as a portion of the national Purple Heart Trail.
H.B. 441 (2017) prohibits Texas schools from offering instruction on Memorial Day in honor of the sacrifices of military personnel.
H.B. 2643 (2019) updates language relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for recipients of the Combat Action Badge or Combat Infantryman Badge.
S.B. 623 (2021) established a state sexual offense prevention and response program for the Texas Military Department known as the Vanessa Guillen Act.
Criminal Justice & Labor Protections
Health Care & Family Services
H.B. 1169 (2009) extends grant funding for establishing new federally-qualified health centers and expands the life-saving health services offered at existing facilities.
S.B. 98 (2009) established a health science center and medical school in South Texas, known today as the UTRGV School of Medicine.
S.B. 187 (2009) creates the Medicaid Buy-In Program for children so that working families can provide much-needed care for their special-needs children without going bankrupt.
S.B. 17 (2017) extends the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and directs the Health and Human Services Commission to evaluate and address causes of maternal death, including options for treating postpartum depression and improving maternal health.
H.B. 125 (2019) prohibits licensing agencies from including professional mental health practitioners' home addresses on publicly available databases.
H.B. 2514 (2019) allows courts to appoint a qualified individual to perform child custody evaluations in counties with a shortage of professionals who meet statutory qualifications.
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