Texas Legislative Update

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Texas 88th Legislative session

Legislative Session begins: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

60-day Filing Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023

Legislative Session Ends: Monday, May 29, 2023


Senate Bills

  • SB75 – Johnson
    Relating to eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.

  • SB195 – Johnson | Blanco
    Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

    • Companion: HB652 (Identical)
  • SB273 – Blanco
    Relating to annually adjusting for inflation the maximum amount of a motor vehicle excluded in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

    • Companion: HB1099 (Identical) and HB1287 (Identical)
  • SB332 – Kolkhorst
    Relating to the terminology used in statute to refer to intellectual disability and certain references to abolished health and human services agencies.

    • Companion: HB446 (Identical)
  • SB384 – Kolkhorst
    Relating to the sale of clear aligners.

  • SB518 – Kolkhorst
    Relating to requiring the consideration of standardized test scores as a factor in nonautomatic admissions decisions at certain public institutions of higher education. (medical and dental graduate schools are included in the bill language)

  • SB557 – West
    Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

    • Companion: HB1501 (Identical)

House Bills

  • HB56 – Ortega
    Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women following a pregnancy.

  • HB446 – Craddick
    Relating to the terminology used in statute to refer to intellectual disability and certain references to abolished health and human services agencies.

    • Companion: SB332 (Identical)
  • HB592Shaheen
    Relating to the provision of telehealth and telemedicine medical services by certain health professionals located outside of this state; requiring registration to engage in an occupation; authorizing fees.

  • HB652 – Johnson, Julie
    Relating to the development and implementation of the Live Well Texas program and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to provide health benefit coverage to certain individuals; imposing penalties.

    • Companion: SB195 (Identical)
  • HB1099 – Hernandez
    Relating to annually adjusting for inflation the maximum amount of a motor vehicle excluded in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

    • Companion: SB273 (Identical) and HB1287 (Duplicate)
  • HB1287 – Guillen | et al.
    Relating to annually adjusting for inflation the maximum amount of a motor vehicle excluded in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

    • Companion: SB273 (Identical) and HB1099 (Duplicate)
  • HB1377 –  Walle
    Relating to the Medicaid eligibility of certain women following a pregnancy.

  • HB1378 –  Ortega
    Relating to a report regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates, supplemental payment amounts, and access to care.

  • HB1501 – Walle
    Relating to the eligibility of certain students enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

    • Companion: SB557 (Identical)
  • HB1527 – Oliverson
    Relating to the relationship between dentists and certain employee benefit plans and health insurers.

  • HB1571 – Lozano
    Relating to the reimbursement under Medicaid of local educational agencies for the provision of health care services to students.

  • HB1771Price
    Relating to certain records of a health professional providing a telemedicine medical service, teledentistry dental service, or telehealth service.

Texas capitol

NCSL Maternal and Child Health Database Tracking Tool

This tool for state maternal and child health legislation covers fourteen different MCH categories includng, maternal mental health, children’s mental health, children’s nutrition, and infant/maternal mortality 


Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/

Rulemaking actions will be posted in the Texas Register which is a weekly publication that serves as the journal for state agency rulemaking for Texas. Once published the public has 30 days in which to respond. http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml/

Board Meetings are held in the William P. Hobby Jr., Building, Tower 2, Suite 225.


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