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Texas 87th Legislative session

Legislative Session begins: January 12, 2021
Legislative Session ends: May 31, 2021

2021 Bills *

  • Senate Bills:

    SB 488
              Companion to HB2056 (Identical)
             HB1742 (Similar)
    Author
    : Perry | Blanco | Hinojosa | Hughes | Seliger | Springer
    Coauthor: Lucio
    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.

      • Introduced January 27, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee March 9, 2021

    SB 401 
    Author: Zaffirini
    Relating to health benefit coverage for general anesthesia in connection with certain pediatric dental services.

      • Introduced January 22, 2021
      • Referred to Business & Commerce Committee March 9, 2021

    SB468 – Companion to HB325 (Identical)
    Author: Zaffirini| Seliger
    Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

      • Filed January 26, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee March 9, 2021 

    SB 951 –  Companion to HB1629 (Identical)
    Author: Hinojosa
    Relating to improvements to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual designed to prevent fraud, waste, or abuse in the provision of Medicaid dental services.

      • Filed February 5, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee March 11, 2021

    SB 1152 –  Companion to HB3145 (Identical)
    Author: Kolkhorst
    Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for dental services provided to certain adults with disabilities.

      • Filed March 8, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee March 18, 2021

    SB 2028
    Author: Kolkhorst
    Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program.

      • Filed March 12, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee April 1, 2021
      • Scheduled for Public Hearing April 14, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee April 14, 2021
      • Left pending in Health and Human Services Committee

    SB 970
    Author: Kolkhorst
    Relating to the repeal of certain provisions related to health and human services.

      • Filed March 3, 2021
      • Referred to Health and Human Services Committee March 11, 2021

    SB 248
    Author: Johnson
    Relating to the regulation of cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes and the administration of taxes imposed on the sale or use of certain of those products; requiring a permit; imposing a fee; providing administrative penalties.

      • Filed December 17, 2020
      • Referred to Finance Committee March 3, 2021
      • Scheduled for Public Hearing March 30, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee March 30, 2021
      • Reported favorably as substituted April 6, 2021
      • Placed on intent calendar April 7, 2021
      • Read 2nd and 3rd times, voted on and passed in Senate April 8, 2021
      • Received in the House from the Senate April 9, 2021
      • Referred to House Ways and Means Committee April 13, 2021

    SB836 –  Companion to HB3842 (Identical)
    Author: Coleman
    Relating to the prohibited sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products and administrative penalties for the prohibited sales.

      • Filed February 26, 2021
      • Referred to Public Health Committee March 11, 2021

    SB440
    Author: Blanco
    Relating to the prohibited sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products and administrative penalties for the prohibited sales.

      • Filed February 26, 2021
      • Referred to State Affairs Committee March 9, 2021

    SB216
              Companion to HB1255 (Identical)
             HB1523 (Identical)

    Author:
    Johnson
    Relating to the regulation of, and taxes imposed on the sale or use of, cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes; imposing taxes; requiring a permit; imposing a fee; providing administrative penalties.

      • Filed November 23, 2020
      • Referred to Finance Committee March 3, 2021
  • House Bills:

    HB 333
    Author: Talarico
    Relating to establishing a Texas Service Corps to provide student loan relief, job training, and work experience, in exchange for providing community service in underserved areas.

      • Filed November 9, 2020
      • Referred to International Relations & Economic  Development Committee February 25, 2021 

    HB 325 – Companion to SB468 (Identical)
    Author: Howard | Price | Jetton | Rose
    Relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.

      • Filed November 9, 2020
      • Referred to Public Health Committee February 25, 2021 

    HB 1629 – Companion to SB951 (Identical)
    Author:
    Guerra
    Relating to improvements to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual designed to prevent fraud, waste, or abuse in the provision of Medicaid dental services.

      • Filed February 5, 2021
      • Referred to Human Services Committee March 9, 2021
      • Scheduled for public hearing in the Human Services Committee April 20, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee April 20, 2021
      • Left pending in Human Services Committee April 20, 2020

    HB 1742 
    Author: Guerra

    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.

      • Filed February 9, 2021
      • Referred to Public Health Committee March 10, 2021
      • Scheduled for public hearing on March 31, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee March 31, 2021
      • Left pending in Public Health Committee March 31, 2021

    HB 2056 Companion to SB488 (Identical)
    Author:
    Klick
    Relating to the practice of dentistry and the provision of teledentistry dental services.

      • Filed February 22, 2021
      • Referred to Public Health Committee March 15, 2021
      • Scheduled for public hearing on March 31, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee March 31, 2021
      • Left pending in Public Health Committee March 31, 2021

    HB 3145 –  Companion to SB1152 (Identical)
    Author: Deshotel
    Relating to Medicaid reimbursement for dental services provided to certain adults with disabilities.

      • Filed March 8, 2021
      • Referred to Human Services Committee March 19, 2021
      • Scheduled for public hearing on April 20, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee April 20, 2021
      • Left pending in Human Services Committee April 20, 2020

    HB 2348
    Author: Klick
    Relating to the regulation of the practice of dental hygiene.

      • Filed February 25, 2021
      • Referred to Public Health Committee March 15, 2021
        Scheduled for public hearing on March 31, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee March 31, 2021
      • Left pending in Public Health Committee March 31, 2021

    HB 3842 –  Companion to SB836 (Identical)
    Author: Coleman
    Relating to the prohibited sale of flavored cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and tobacco products and administrative penalties for the prohibited sales.

      • Filed March 11, 2021
      • Referred to Public Health Committee March 23, 2021

    HB 1255
              Companion to SB216 (Identical)
             HB1523 (Duplicate)

    Author:
    Allison
    Relating to the regulation of, and taxes imposed on the sale or use of, cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes; imposing taxes; requiring a permit; imposing a fee; providing administrative penalties.

      • Filed January 21, 2021
      • Referred to Finance Committee March 4, 2021

    HB 3578
     Author: Guerra
    Relating to the payment methods for cigarette and tobacco products permit fees.

      • Filed March 10, 2021
      • Referred to Finance Committee March 22, 2021
      • Scheduled for public hearing on March 29, 2021
      • Considered in public hearing and testimony taken in committee March 29, 2021
      • Left pending in committee March 29, 2021
      • Considered in formal meeting March 31, 2021
      • Reported favorable w/o amendments March 31, 2021
      • Committee report distributed April 7, 2021
      • Committee report sent to calendars April 8, 2021

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