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87th Texas Legislative Session Action Alerts

The policies addressed this 87th Texas Legislative Session can either set our children up for success or leave them further behind. With your help, we can pull the levers of power in favor of children!

HB 2607 / SB 2087

Ensuring publicly funded child care programs are high-quality 

HB 2607 (Talarico et al.) has yet to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development (NRED). Send a message to the NRED Committee to request a public hearing TODAY!

HB 2629 & HB 3295

Closing  financial loopholes, and holding human traffickers accountable

HB 2629 and HB 3295, passed favorably out of committee but have yet to be scheduled for a vote on the House calendar. Tell the House Calendars Committee to Schedule HB 2629 and HB 3295 for a vote!

SB 399

Addressing systemic racism through the Sunset Advisory Commission

Help get SB 399 (Lucio) on the calendar by sending a message to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee members today!

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Bill Watch List

Early Childhood

STATUS

BILL INFORMATION

ACTION

5/06 – E Sent to the Governor

SB 1555 (Zaffirini) –  Relating to establishing reimbursement rates for certain child-care providers participating in the subsidized child-care program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. Companion to HB 1695 (Raney).

5/05 – H Considered in Calendars

HB 1364 (Romero) Relating to referring children to local workforce development boards for subsidized child care services.

5/05 – S Left Pending in Committee

HB 1792 (Button/Talarico) Relating to the evaluation of child-care providers participating in the Texas Rising Star Program.

5/04 – H Laid on the table subject to call

HB 1695 (Raney) Relating to establishing reimbursement rates for certain child-care providers participating in the subsidized child-care program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.

4/27 – S Left Pending in Committee

SB 971 (Zaffirini) Relating to referring children to local workforce development boards for subsidized child care services. Companion to HB 1364 (Romero).

4/20 – S Received from the House

HB 619 (S. Thompson) Relating to developing a strategic plan to support the child-care workforce.

4/19 – S Received from the House

HB 2607 (Talarico/Button) – Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care and the subsidized child care program.

4/01 – Referred to National Resouces & Economic Development

SB 1964 (West) –  Relating to eligibility for the subsidized child-care program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission.

4/01 – Referred to National Resources & Economic Development

SB 2087 (Lucio) Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Workforce Commission and local workforce development boards regarding the provision of child care and the subsidized child care program. Companion to HB 2607 (Talarico/Button).

3/24 – Pending in Committee

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

3/16 – Left Pending in Committee

HB 1003 (Dutton) – Relating to the establishment of the private child care task force.

3/11 – Referred to Health and Human Services

SB 694 (Zaffirini) Relating to the evaluation of child-care providers participating in the Texas Rising Star Program. Companion to HB 1792 (Button/Talarico).

Public Education

STATUS

BILL INFORMATION

ACTION

03/29 – Referred to Public Education

HB 4105 (Talarico) – Relating to the eligibility of the children of certain essential employees for free prekindergarten programs in public schools.

03/01 – Referred to Public Education

HB 823 (González) – Relating to the inclusion of chronically absent students as students at risk of dropping out of school and the collection and reporting of data regarding those students.

Human Trafficking

STATUS

BILL INFORMATION

ACTION

5/11 – H Placed on Local, Consent, and Res. Calendar

HB 2803 (S. Thompson) -Relating to a commercial landlord’s or tenant’s remedies regarding certain unlawful activities in a multiunit commercial property.

5/06 – E Sent to Governor 

HB 390 (S. Thompson) – Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments; authorizing a civil penalty. Companion to SB 316 (Huffman).

4/21 – H Committee report sent to Calendars

HB 2629 (S. Thompson) – Relating to the establishment of a registry for and requiring the registration of certain unmanned teller machines; imposing a fee; providing a civil penalty.

4/19 – S Referred to Jurisprudence

HB 1540 (S. Thompson) – Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties. Companion to SB 1036 (Huffman).

4/13 – H Committee report sent to Calendars

HB 3295 (S. Thompson) – Relating to the prosecution of certain actions by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Companion to SB 1214 (Huffman).

3/18 – Referred to Jurisprudence

SB 1214 (Huffman) – Relating to the prosecution of certain actions by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. Companion to HB 3295 (S. Thompson).

3/18 – Referred to Jurisprudence

SB 1036 (Huffman) – Relating to the regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties. Companion to HB 1540 (S. Thompson).

3/09 – Referred to Jurisprudence

SB 316 (Huffman)  Relating to requirements for human trafficking awareness and prevention in commercial lodging establishments; authorizing a civil penalty. Companion to HB 390 (Thompson).

Racial Equity

STATUS

BILL INFORMATION

ACTION

4/07 – Left pending in committee

SB 1353 (Miles)–  Relating to the biennial legislative report on immunizations issued by the Department of State Health Services (includes increased data collection and recommendations for reducing racial disparities in immunization accessibility).

3/09 – Referred to Business & Commerce

SB 399 (Lucio)Relating to the criteria for review by the Sunset Advisory Commission of a state agency.

3/03 – Referred to Administration

SB 108 (West) – Relating to statements on the impact of legislation on childhood racial disparity.

3/01 – Referred to State Affairs

HB 710 (Coleman) – Relating to statements on the impact of legislation on childhood racial disparity.

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