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HB 45 86-0 (2019) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al. Relating to creating a mentor program for foster youth. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 53 86-0 (2019) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Sponsor: Powell, Beverly | et. al.
Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 72 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Paxton, Angela
Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children formerly in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 99 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who were formerly in foster care. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 123 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth or homeless children or youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 180 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 323 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to an exemption for a foster child from the payment of a fee for the issuance of a personal identification certificate. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 473 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services reporting certain information regarding youth in the managing conservatorship of the department who are pregnant or who are parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 474 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 475 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 809 86-0 (2019) Author: Thierry, Shawn | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who were formerly in foster care. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Left pending in committee
HB 811 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to determining appropriate disciplinary action to be taken against a public school student who is in foster care or who is homeless. House: Public Education
Senate: Administration
Effective immediately
HB 987 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1109 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Relating to waiving certain minimum standards for substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1162 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the duration of an appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1189 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the discharge by certain defendants of fines and costs through community service. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Considered in Calendars
HB 1191 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an annual report concerning the number of inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1224 86-0 (2019) Author: White, James Relating to notice to the Department of Family and Protective Services that a foster child has been arrested. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1536 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, trauma-informed care training for certain department employees, and the establishment of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1638 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services and trauma-informed care training for certain department employees. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1702 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to services provided for students at public institutions of higher education who are or were in foster care. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 1884 86-0 (2019) Author: Minjarez, Ina | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to the information provided to relative and other designated caregivers of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1907 86-0 (2019) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al. Relating to training for certain individuals who provide care for or services to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2229 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to a report of information concerning juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2363 86-0 (2019) Author: Harris, Cody | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian
Relating to permitting certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in the same locked location. House: Human Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2462 86-0 (2019) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to prohibited nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2614 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster children who are transitioning to independent living. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2764 86-0 (2019) Author: Frank, James B. | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to minimum standards and caregiver training for substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2926 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Gina Relating to the establishment of the family first prevention services task force. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3370 86-0 (2019) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the investigation of a complaint made by a foster child or youth and the results of the investigation. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3379 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the Preparation for Adult Living Program and other services for foster children transitioning to independent living. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3392 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the Department of Family and Protective Services enrolling certain foster children in the Preparation for Adult Living Program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3393 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the eligibility of foster children to receive college credit for completing the Preparation for Adult Living Program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3614 86-0 (2019) Author: Rose, Toni | et. al. Relating to caseworker visitation standards for certain child protective services caseworkers. House: Human Services Received from the House
HB 3746 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Relating to access to certain health records and information by certain individuals regarding a child placed in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3830 86-0 (2019) Author: Sherman, Sr., Carl | et. al. Relating to a study on the adequacy of resources provided to foster parents by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 4138 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the process for determining the Medicaid eligibility of certain former foster care youth. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4252 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica Relating to the protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4259 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the regulation of listed family homes. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 4261 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and family homes; providing administrative penalties. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 4757 86-0 (2019) Author: Lopez, Ray Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain former foster care youth. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 98 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 100 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 115 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the requirements for the issuance of identification documentation for foster care youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 331 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to measures to assist students enrolled at public institutions of higher education who are homeless or who were formerly in foster care. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 333 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 355 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Klick, Stephanie
Relating to developing a strategic plan regarding implementation of prevention and early intervention services and community-based care and conducting a study regarding the resources provided to foster parents. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 424 86-0 (2019) Author: West, Royce Relating to determining appropriate disciplinary action to be taken against a public school student who is in foster care or who is homeless. Senate: Education Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 480 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the Preparation for Adult Living Program and other services for foster children transitioning to independent living. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 481 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to personal identification documents for foster children or youth, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 951 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment of the family first prevention services task force. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1095 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to access to certain health records and information by certain individuals regarding a child placed in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1289 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1290 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1291 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to training for certain individuals who provide care for or services to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1347 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the investigation of a complaint made by a foster child or youth and the results of the investigation. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1357 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to services provided for students at public institutions of higher education who were formerly in foster care. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1383 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to prohibited nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1493 86-0 (2019) Author: Paxton, Angela Relating to the provision of Medicaid benefits to certain children adopted from the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1535 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Frank, James B.
Relating to a complaint made by a foster child or youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1911 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Relating to the information included in a foster child's health passport. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1948 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to caseworker visitation standards for certain child protective services caseworkers. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2110 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the process for determining the Medicaid eligibility of certain former foster care youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 2397 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to criminal history record information for applicants for employment with the ombudsman for children and youth in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2398 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to establishment of the higher education pilot program for foster youth and former foster youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2419 86-0 (2019) Author: Fallon, Pat Relating to trauma-informed care for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, trauma-informed care training for certain department employees, and the establishment of the Trauma-Informed Care Task Force. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 6 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services. House: Human Services Postponed
HB 39 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies; authorizing a fee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 88 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Natural Resources & Economic Development
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 128 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 689 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the determination of intellectual disability for children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 692 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to monetary assistance for a relative or other designated caregiver of children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 698 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to notice given to certain persons before a change of placement for a child in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 699 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the ability of foster parents to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 706 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to monetary assistance for a relative or other designated caregiver of children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 862 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to a waiver of fees for foster care and homeless youth for driver's licenses and personal identification certificates. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 872 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin | et. al. Relating to the applicability of certain laws to an agreement authorizing certain persons to make decisions regarding a child. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 914 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 928 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to assisting certain children who are in foster care in the process of applying to institutions of higher education. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 932 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1159 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to notice given to certain medical providers of a change in placement for a child in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1410 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the ability of foster parents to intervene in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1542 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1549 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1556 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Public Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1608 85-0 (2017) Author: Minjarez, Ina
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to creating a pilot program to provide summer internships for foster youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1640 85-0 (2017) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al. Relating to ensuring continuity of education for homeless children and foster care youth and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 1671 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to child support funds recovered by the Title IV-D agency on behalf of a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 1703 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Jarvis | et. al. Relating to the discharge by certain defendants of fines and costs through community service. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1883 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the disposition of certain state surplus or salvage data processing equipment. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2330 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to information and services for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2331 85-0 (2017) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster children who are transitioning to independent living. House: Human Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 2537 85-0 (2017) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to requiring public schools to provide information to certain students on the availability of financial assistance for postsecondary education. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3096 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the recruitment and evaluation of foster care providers and the placement of children with foster care providers. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3109 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3338 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to the issuance of identification documentation for foster care youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 3552 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to the foster care payment rate for certain foster parents and the reimbursement of certain expenses for the foster parent; creating a criminal offense. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3555 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care. House: Human Services Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 3558 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to an innovation grant program for community faith-based programs that collaborate with the Department of Family and Protective Services to improve foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3559 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to reimbursement of foster parents and certain former foster children for expenses related to obtaining or renewing a driver's license and obtaining insurance. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3561 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to assistance for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. House: Human Services Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3562 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to authorizing the foster parent of a foster child to take certain actions to protect the child from violence and kidnapping. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3750 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to a pilot program to recruit young adults as foster parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3859 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to protection of the rights of conscience for child welfare services providers. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3935 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni | et. al. Relating to licensing and reimbursing certain foster group homes that provide services to victims of sex trafficking. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3936 85-0 (2017) Author: Frank, James Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4083 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to trauma screening for certain children and trauma-informed care training for certain providers participating in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4093 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4124 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a foster children's bill of rights. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4253 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to training requirements for foster parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4255 85-0 (2017) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to training requirements for foster parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 11 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Frank, James | et. al.
Relating to the provision of child protective services and other health and human services by certain state agencies or under contract with a state agency, including foster care, child protective, relative and kinship caregiver support, prevention and early intervention health care, and adoption services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 78 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to the disposition of state surplus or salvage data processing equipment by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 211 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the eligibility of a relative or other designated caregiver of a foster child for monetary assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 213 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Justin
Relating to the office of ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 469 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the duration of an appointment of a guardian ad litem or an attorney ad litem for a child in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 482 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the creation of a program to assist foster care youth and former foster care youth in accessing higher education, career information, and skills certifications. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 796 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the collection of information concerning the number of juvenile offenders committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department who have been in foster care. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 820 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to leave for state employees who are foster parents or prospective foster parents. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 907 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al. Relating to the definition of the least restrictive environment for the placement of children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Human Services
SB 1123 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Clardy, Travis
Relating to conditions on the receipt of tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for adopted students formerly in foster or other residential care. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 1208 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Klick, Stephanie
Relating to the licensing of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1220 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Vo, Hubert
Relating to ensuring continuity of education and access to higher education, career information, and skills certification for foster care youth and former foster care youth. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1857 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to the exchange of certain information between the Department of Family and Protective Services or certain foster care services contractors and a state or local juvenile justice agency. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 1881 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al. Relating to the appointment of foster parents and other qualified persons to serve as educational decision-makers for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 2107 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the requirements for the issuance of identification documentation for foster care youth. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 153 85-1 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the issuance of personal identification documents for foster children, homeless children or youth, and unaccompanied youth. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 58 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to an unlawful employment practice by an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child. House: Business & Industry Placed on General State Calendar
HB 418 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to child victims of trafficking who are placed in secure foster homes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 600 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to child protective services and employees of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 656 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the payment of foster care costs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 781 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Relating to caregiver screening and training by substitute care providers for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 843 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to housing services provided through the transitional living services program to certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1143 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to information and services for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1217 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to certain reporting requirements of the Department of Family and Protective Services regarding child protection, including reporting information for certain foster children who are missing or are victims of sex trafficking. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1268 84-0 (2015) Author: Frank, James | et. al. Relating to monetary assistance by the Department of Family and Protective Services provided to foster parents and relative or designated caregivers for day-care services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1309 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the notification of certain persons concerning certain events related to a child in foster care or in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1371 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 1804 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to notice by campuses and open-enrollment charter schools about events that may significantly impact the education of certain foster children. House: Public Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2070 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to certain requirements for certain facilities licensed by the Department of Family and Protective Services and the department's enforcement authority. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2140 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation by the Department of Family and Protective Services of positions and organizations to facilitate the provision of services to foster youth. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2433 84-0 (2015) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2652 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to certain investigations of reports of child abuse or neglect and procedures for foster homes after a report of abuse or neglect. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2799 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to home-school education for foster children. House: Human Services Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3530 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3575 84-0 (2015) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to eligibility for supplemental financial assistance provided to certain grandparents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3748 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
HB 3802 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to intervention by a foster parent in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 3967 84-0 (2015) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to a pilot program to increase the financial independence of foster children who are transitioning to independent living. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Reported favorably as substituted
HB 4048 84-0 (2015) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to mental health assessments and evaluations of children in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
SB 206 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services and procedures applicable to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, investigations of child abuse and neglect, and conservatorship of a child; affecting fee amounts and authorizing an administrative penalty. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 294 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the coordination of educational support services for and information regarding students who are currently or were formerly placed in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 830 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to the creation of an independent ombudsman for children and youth in foster care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1407 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to encouraging age-appropriate normalcy activities for children in the managing conservatorship of the state. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1524 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to the eligibility of certain foster care adolescents and former foster care adolescents for benefits under the Medicaid program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1932 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the payment of permanency care assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 165 83-0 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and placement decisions for children in foster care. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 445 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities for certain foster children to pursue home ownership, postsecondary education, and business development. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 457 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to the aggregation of data in the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) regarding public school students in foster care. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 604 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 667 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to an unlawful employment practice for an employer whose leave policy does not permit an employee to use leave to care for the employee's foster child. House: Business & Industry Considered in Calendars
HB 748 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a waiver allowing the Department of Family and Protective Services to use certain federal funds to test innovation strategies in child welfare programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 764 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 831 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to consent to the administration of certain medications provided to foster children. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 838 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the monitoring of certain medications provided to foster children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 843 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to persons entitled to notice of and to participation in certain hearings regarding a child in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 915 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to the administration and monitoring of health care provided to foster children. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1058 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to complaints about medication or medical care provided to foster children. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1143 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to certain assessments for children in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1180 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1634 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to assistance and education regarding personal finance for certain children in foster care. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1681 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1683 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1686 83-0 (2013) Author: Farney, Marsha Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2111 83-0 (2013) Author: Strama, Mark
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2218 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to the office of independent ombudsman for the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2321 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2719 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to collecting and reporting information concerning inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services and concerning inmate parole, reentry, and integration. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2773 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to intervention by foster parents in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2774 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Justin Relating to intervention by a foster parent in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3399 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the stability of placements for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3431 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 424 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the administration and monitoring of certain medications provided to foster children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 425 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Farney, Marsha | et. al.
Relating to foster care placement decisions made by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 430 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Relating to verification of the unavailability of community day care before the Department of Family and Protective Services provides day-care assistance or services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 769 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide specialized training to foster parents of certain children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 833 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to the collection of data through the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) as to the foster care status of public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 886 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Lewis, Tryon
Relating to extended foster care for certain young adults and the extended jurisdiction of a court in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship involving those young adults. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 980 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities for certain foster children to pursue home ownership, postsecondary education, and business development. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1402 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to access to records and certain information in those records regarding a child placed for adoption. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1589 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to assistance and education regarding personal finance for certain children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1789 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the stability of placements for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 85 83-1 (2013) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship and placement decisions for children in foster care. Filed
HB 420 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a subsidy under an adoption assistance agreement for certain adoptive parents of children in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 436 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 502 82-0 (2011) Author: Kleinschmidt, Tim Relating to foster care payments for certain children. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 769 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 807 82-0 (2011) Author: Parker, Tan
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the notice provided to a foster parent before a change in a child's foster care placement. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1709 82-0 (2011) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities for certain foster children to pursue home ownership, postsecondary education, and business development. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1782 82-0 (2011) Author: Farias, Joe Relating to a report on efforts made by the Department of Family and Protective Services to place children in adoptive homes. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2170 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to the rights of a foster child and to assisting a foster child in obtaining the child's credit report. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2560 82-0 (2011) Author: Sheffield, Ralph | et. al.
Sponsor: Estes, Craig
Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a foster parent licensed to carry a concealed handgun. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2706 82-0 (2011) Author: Nash, Barbara Relating to a study of child abuse or neglect committed by a foster child against another foster child. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3123 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to codifying federal foster care funding requirements to locate and provide information to relatives and other adults following the removal of a child by the Department of Family and Protective Services, and court findings regarding those efforts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3234 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to the prioritization of requests to release certain case records maintained by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3531 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to a system for monitoring prescriptions of certain drugs under the Medicaid program for children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 218 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 219 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Naomi
Relating to health and mental health services for children in foster care and kinship care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 269 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to a foster children's bill of rights. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 277 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the preparation of case records of children discharged from foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1637 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to assisting foster children in obtaining and understanding the child's credit report. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1643 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to mandatory dismissal deadlines and extended jurisdiction in suits affecting the parent-child relationship to which the Department of Family and Protective Services is a party. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 187 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to a subsidy under an adoption assistance agreement for certain adoptive parents of children in foster care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 704 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the jurisdiction of a court over a child in the managing conservatorship of the state after the child's 18th birthday. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 705 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to providing certain documents and training to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 884 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the permanent placement of certain foster children. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1043 81-0 (2009) Author: Orr, Rob | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the creation of business opportunities for certain former foster children. House: Technology, Economic Development & Workforce
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1585 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Relating to an exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of the residence homesteads of certain volunteer firefighters, emergency medical services volunteers, and individuals serving as foster parents. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 1629 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the care and protection of foster children committed to or released under supervision by the Texas Youth Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1912 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the Transitional Living Services Program and the Preparation for Adult Living Program for foster children transitioning to independent living. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2225 81-0 (2009) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to creating a committee to review the process for finding permanent placements for children in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2443 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to benefits and services for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2860 81-0 (2009) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al. Relating to financial assistance programs in connection with certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3126 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to reports of certain information relating to foster homes by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3137 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to develop and provide certain foster parents with a statement regarding the rights and responsibilities of those persons and the agency. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 3604 81-0 (2009) Author: Frost, Stephen Relating to the evaluation of potential foster parents and adoptive parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3887 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file suit to adopt a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 4065 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who have been in foster care or certain other residential care. House: Higher Education Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 4426 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to authorizing a suit to declare that certain young people have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and extending the jurisdiction of certain courts making such a declaration. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
HB 4568 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to investigations of child abuse and neglect, including the placement of children removed from their homes as a result of an investigation. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4588 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to apply for Medicaid for certain children in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HJR 68 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation a portion of the assessed value of the residence homesteads of volunteer firefighters, emergency medical services volunteers, and individuals serving as foster parents. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
SB 40 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to surveys of certain premises at which home and community-based services providers provide services. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 43 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to tuition and fee exemptions at public institutions of higher education for students who have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective immediately
SB 69 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to child protective services and foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 493 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to benefits and services for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 939 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to benefits and services for children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services, including the exchange of information by the department regarding students in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 983 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick
Relating to providing certain documents and training to children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1052 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to a foster children's bill of rights. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1250 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the administration of certain programs to assist certain foster children in obtaining postsecondary education and training. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1332 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to the placement of certain children who are in the managing conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1376 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the care and protection of foster children committed to or released under supervision by the Texas Youth Commission. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1411 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Relating to financial assistance programs in connection with certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1644 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the availability on the Internet of certain information regarding the child protective services functions of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1820 81-0 (2009) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry
Relating to the calculation of a person's net resources for purposes of determining child support liability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2080 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to treating and reducing child abuse and neglect and improving child welfare, including providing assistance for adoptive parents and foster care providers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 2248 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to public school students placed in substitute care. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 482 80-0 (2007) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the eligibility of certain educationally disadvantaged students to attend free prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 575 80-0 (2007) Author: Straus, Joe | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain foster care children to attend prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1112 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to consent for certain medical research involving children in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1263 80-0 (2007) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to possession of firearms and ammunition in certain foster homes. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1752 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a foster children's bill of rights. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1938 80-0 (2007) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to certain restrictions on travel outside of the United States by children in foster care. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2140 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to child protective services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2380 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to providing medical assistance to certain former foster care adolescents. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2580 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the designation by the Department of Family and Protective Services of an individual to consent on behalf of the department to medical care for a child in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2670 80-0 (2007) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to providing notice to the Department of Family and Protective Services of investigations of family violence at certain foster homes. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2780 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to the authority to consent to the administration of psychotropic drugs to certain foster children. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 3007 80-0 (2007) Author: Pierson, Paula Relating to the approval of relative caregivers by the Department of Family and Protective Services as foster homes. House: Human Services Meeting cancelled
HB 3008 80-0 (2007) Author: Pierson, Paula | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to match certain teens in foster care with adult mentors. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 3867 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to a scholarship program for certain students in foster care. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HR 2063 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Requesting the speaker to appoint an interim committee to study the rights of foster parents. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 113 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Straus, Joe
Relating to the eligibility of certain foster care children to attend prekindergarten classes. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 322 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to possession of firearms and ammunition in certain foster homes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 450 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to enrollment and participation in certain research programs of certain children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 598 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to providing medical assistance to certain former foster care adolescents. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 758 80-0 (2007) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Relating to child protective services; providing penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 805 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to a foster children's bill of rights. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 894 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to enrollment and participation in certain research programs of certain children in foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 938 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to providing medical assistance to certain former foster care adolescents. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 982 80-0 (2007) Author: West, Royce Relating to the eligibility of certain grandparents for foster care payments. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1629 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the creation of a foster care youth advisory council. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1727 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to provide certain information to a foster child who leaves foster care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1941 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the regulation of foster care providers. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 6 79-0 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al. Relating to protective services; providing penalties. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 339 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the administration of psychoactive medication to foster children. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 614 79-0 (2005) Author: Puente, Robert
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to foster care payments for certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 799 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to a health passport for foster children. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 800 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to protective services. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HR 2197 79-0 (2005) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 6. Reported enrolled
SB 6 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Hupp, Suzanna | et. al.
Relating to protective services and certain family law matters; providing penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 22 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the care and custody of foster children and the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Family and Protective Services concerning the care and custody of those children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 750 79-0 (2005) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 820 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce Relating to the eligibility of certain grandparents for foster care payments. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SR 1061 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 6. Reported enrolled
HB 194 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to disqualifying certain persons from serving as foster parents. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 586 78-0 (2003) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the regulation of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services Postponed
HB 799 78-0 (2003) Author: Farabee, David Relating to providing temporary community-based therapeutic foster care for certain children. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 992 78-0 (2003) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to foster care payments for certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 1050 78-0 (2003) Author: Olivo, Dora
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to school attendance of a child placed in substitute care. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1648 78-0 (2003) Author: Morrison, Geanie
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to standing for certain foster parents to file suit to adopt a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1911 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the placement of a child in foster care. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 58 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to the creation of a relative caregiver placement pilot program for certain children for whom the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services is appointed managing conservator. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 246 78-0 (2003) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to providing temporary community-based therapeutic foster care for certain children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1194 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John Relating to the regulation of certain facilities, homes, and agencies that provide child-care services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to subcommittee
SB 1424 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship of, certain records regarding, and foster care payments for certain children. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1489 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to recruiting foster parents from certain organizations and immunity from liability of those organizations. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1732 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to school attendance of a child placed in substitute care. Senate: Education Committee report printed and distributed
SB 27 78-3 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the state's financing of foster care payments. Filed
HB 98 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the provision of Medicaid to certain persons making the transition from foster care to independent living. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 714 77-0 (2001) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to foster care for a child who resides with a relative. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1213 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to creation and implementation by the Health and Human Services Commission of family-based alternatives to the institutionalization of children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 51 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Relating to the provision of Medicaid to certain persons making the transition from foster care to independent living. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 382 76-0 (1999) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to placing a child in a foster home or adoptive home. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 415 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to disqualifying certain persons from serving as foster parents. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 697 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the placement of a child in substitute care with a relative. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 864 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to foster care payments for certain children. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1181 76-0 (1999) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the placement of certain children for adoption or in substitute care. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1759 76-0 (1999) Author: Hupp, Suzanna Relating to licensing, certification, and verification requirements for certain child-care facilities. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1873 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to foster care for a child who resides with a relative. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2357 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to surrogate parents for certain public education students with disabilities. House: Human Services Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2587 76-0 (1999) Author: Woolley, Beverly Relating to a foster parent's standing to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2707 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to funeral expenses for children in foster care. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 649 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to a foster parent's standing to file a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. Senate: Jurisprudence Testimony taken in committee
SB 996 76-0 (1999) Author: Lindsay, Jon
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to burial expenses for children in foster care. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1141 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to surrogate parents for certain public education students with disabilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 581 69-0 (1985) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to medical care and financial assistance for certain adopted children. House: Human Services Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 29 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the authority of the department of human resources to obtain criminal records of a person providing or applying to provide adoptive or foster care. House: Human Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 714 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to foster care for children in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Human Resources. House: Human Services Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1875 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to representation by the attorney general of persons providing foster care in certain suits. House: Human Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1877 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Relating to the school attended by certain high school students placed in foster care. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HCR 39 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Bill Relating to curriculum for foster parent training programs. House: Human Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 471 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to foster care for children in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Human Resources. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 698 66-0 (1979) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to payments for foster care for certain children ineligible for the aid to families with dependent children program. House: Human Services Coauthor authorized
HB 1492 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to rights of children who are wards of the state. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1886 66-0 (1979) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to the regulation and licensing of certain foster care facilities. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
SB 139 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to payments for foster care for certain children ineligible for the aid to families with dependent children program and to the authority of the Texas Department of Human Resources in making such payments; providing for participation by counties; making an appropriation. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 196 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Gonzales, Arnold
Relating to payments for the benefit of hard-to-place adopted children. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1218 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Thompson, Gary
Relating to admission to the public free schools of certain children placed in foster care. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 899 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to the purchase of insurance for or reimbursement of certain foster parents. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Calendars
SB 1076 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Gonzales, Arnold
Relating to payments for the benefit of hard-to-place adopted children. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 225 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to the regulation of certain child care facilities; establishing a child care division of the State Department of Public Welfare, a child care facility regulatory council, and an advisory committee on child care facilities; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities, for certification of certain child care facilities, and for registration of certain child care facilities; providing sanctions and a penalty for violations of this act; providing an effective date. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1223 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to regulation of child care facilities and child placing agencies by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities and child placing agencies; providing for licensing for certain solicitation of funds. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 951 64-0 (1975) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to regulation of child care facilities and child placing agencies by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities and child placing agencies; providing for licensing for certain solicitation of funds. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 1442 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the functions, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Services to Children and Youth. House: Human Resources Commitee substitute
SB 735 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending Statutes relating to licensing of convalescent and nursing homes to include foster home facilities, further defining, exceptions, Department of Health to license.
HB 433 58-0 (1963) Author: Glenn, Allen D. | et. al. Relating to providing for the extension of Child Welfare Services to include foster care and/or day care services for children.
HB 361 55-0 (1957) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to the State Department of Public Welfare; authorizing a foster home program for children admitted to the Waco State Home or to any other orphans home under the Public Welfare Department's jurisdiction; centralizing future applications for State care and support of orphans or of dependent and neglected children; providing safeguards.
HB 499 53-0 (1953) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code of the State of Texas to provide that such law shall not apply to licensed child placing agencies or to licensed attorneys.
HB 509 46-0 (1939) Author: Allison, Alvin Ray Relating to requiring any person who shall place a child or who shall own, conduct, or manage a child-placing agency, day nursery, free foster home, children's boarding home, children's institution or other place for the care and custody of children under sixteen (16) years of age to obtain an annual license from the Division of Child Welfare and Division of Public Welfare; providing for penalty.

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