Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislation - Legislative archive system - Advanced search - Advanced search results

Advanced Search

Help  |  Status

Fitered rows : {data.filteredRows} found
[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  Human Services--Food Programs ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 146 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits by electronic benefits transfer. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 148 85-0 (2017) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 842 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food and drink items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1126 85-0 (2017) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to work requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1533 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2114 85-0 (2017) Author: Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to identify customers who may be eligible for bill payment assistance programs. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2159 85-0 (2017) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al. Relating to school district grace period policies and the provision of meals to public school students with insufficient balances on prepaid meal cards or meal accounts. House: Public Education Returned to Calendars Committee
HB 2523 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to the investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in certain public benefits programs by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission. House: General Investigating & Ethics
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2664 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to nutrition and fitness standards for certain child-care facilities and training for employees at those facilities. House: Human Services Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 3112 85-0 (2017) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the development of healthy nutrition and physical activity guidelines for public school teachers, public school administrators, and licensed child-care providers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3204 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to vendor requirements under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3324 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3565 85-0 (2017) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to the distribution of benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3850 85-0 (2017) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to state fiscal matters; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 4004 85-0 (2017) Author: Tinderholt, Tony Relating to verification of eligibility for the school lunch program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4022 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a study by the Health and Human Services Commission on access to healthy foods. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 725 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris | et. al.
Sponsor: Bernal, Diego | et. al.
Relating to the donation and distribution of food at public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 755 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the authority of a school district to donate food to a nonprofit organization to be served to students of the district. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 818 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to nutrition and fitness standards for certain child-care facilities and training for employees at those facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1443 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used by recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Human Services
SB 1677 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to information about services for women veterans provided through certain state agency applications. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1696 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to federal lunch programs for public school students, including a study on participation in such programs and school district lunch grace period policies. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 1811 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse in certain public benefits programs by the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 2156 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Referred to Agriculture, Water, & Rural Affairs
HB 147 85-1 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 493 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting the purchase of energy drinks under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 570 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 620 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 747 84-0 (2015) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 840 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1258 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits for certain persons who owe delinquent child support. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1259 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Susan Lewis Relating to the work requirements of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1267 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1305 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 1485 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a grocery access investment fund program. House: Economic & Small Business Development Statement of Leg. Intent Recorded in Journal
HB 1616 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the purchase of produce at farmers markets under certain nutritional assistance programs. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 1776 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the abolishment of the interagency task force on electronic benefits transfers. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1973 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt | et. al. Relating to electronic benefits transfer cards used for recipients of benefits under certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2087 84-0 (2015) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the development of healthy nutrition and physical activity guidelines for licensed child-care providers, public school teachers, and public school administrators. House: Human Services Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2639 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to allowable food purchases under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2666 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2673 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2718 84-0 (2015) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 3279 84-0 (2015) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission. House: General Investigating & Ethics Recommitted to committee
HB 3410 84-0 (2015) Author: Schaefer, Matt Relating to the authority of the Health and Human Services Commission to employ peace officers. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3463 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a photo identification requirement to use certain state benefits. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 3562 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the adoption of a policy allowing a grace period after the exhaustion of the balance of a meal card or account used by students to purchase meals in public schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 3894 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to an award program to recognize school nutrition program excellence. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3944 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Tracy | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to judicial review of final orders arising out of nutritional programs administrated by the Texas Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs
Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 207 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Relating to the authority and duties of the office of inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 219 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies, and the licensing of certain health professionals; clarifying certain statutory provisions; authorizing the imposition of fees. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 470 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 606 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 723 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: King, Susan Lewis
Relating to mandatory participation in certain TANF employment and other programs by certain persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 874 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to a photo identification requirement to use certain state benefits. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 936 84-0 (2015) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the eligibility for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits for certain persons who owe delinquent child support. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 981 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to a program to provide a free or reduced-price breakfast to eligible students attending a public school and the method of determining the number of educationally disadvantaged students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1332 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to a program to allow faith- and community-based organizations to offer supplemental assistance to certain recipients of public assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1374 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to requiring that certain strategic plans of certain state agencies include the goals of reducing the incidence of food insecurity, poor nutrition, and diet-related disease in this state. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1476 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to strategic plan goals to address hunger, food, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity in this state. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1590 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a Texas grocery access investment fund program. Senate: Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 296 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to breakfast for certain public school students. House: Public Education Laid on the table subject to call
HB 423 83-0 (2013) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the determination of the eligibility of certain households for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 523 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting the purchase of energy drinks under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 587 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 749 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Relating to a plan to increase outcomes in the summer food service program. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 751 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food items under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 947 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to fraud, waste, and abuse in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 948 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to the operation and administration of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1072 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1101 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to allowable food purchases under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1141 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1341 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to a nutrition and wellness education pilot program for certain recipients of certain state benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1827 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to advertising by retailers participating in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3171 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking and receiving financial assistance or supplemental nutrition assistance benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3184 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the compilation and publication of statistics regarding certain recipients of financial assistance benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3186 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to an annual study and report regarding asset information of certain applicants for certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3401 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to nutrition and wellness education for certain recipients of certain state benefits. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3434 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to incentives for using supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits to purchase nutritious foods. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Left pending in committee
HB 3463 83-0 (2013) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to information provided to recipients of certain assistance programs. House: Human Services Postponed
HB 3631 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to rules concerning unused supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3705 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to establishing a pilot program for the purchase of produce at farmers markets under certain nutritional assistance programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3706 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to certain requirements for certain sponsors and other participants in the summer food service program. House: Agriculture & Livestock Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3845 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the financial stability of recipients of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HJR 52 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the rate of growth of appropriations for welfare programs. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 376 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to breakfast for certain public school students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 759 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a plan to increase participation in the summer food service program. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Referred to Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
SB 879 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 924 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to strategic plans to address hunger, food, nutrition, and obesity in this state. Senate: Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security Left pending in committee
SB 1135 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain donations by school districts or public schools of food provided to the district or school through the national free or reduced-price school lunch program. Senate: Education Referred to Education
HB 63 83-2 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Filed
HB 642 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to free breakfast for certain public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 643 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 710 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to verification of identity of applicants for benefits under and prevention of duplicate participation in the financial assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 824 82-0 (2011) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to an outreach campaign to promote fathers' involvement with their children before birth. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1151 82-0 (2011) Author: Raymond, Richard Pena Relating to prohibiting the purchase of certain food items under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 1257 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the application and verification of eligibility for certain public benefits programs. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2084 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the regulation of small food production and sales operations. House: Public Health Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2233 82-0 (2011) Author: Huberty, Dan | et. al. Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 2819 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the operation and efficiency of the eligibility determination process for supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3288 82-0 (2011) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to breakfast programs for public school students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3358 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to information on the number of calories in certain foods offered by public schools to students. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3397 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of and requirements applicable to certain persons for supplemental nutrition assistance. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3451 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Susan Relating to improving nutrition and health outcomes among recipients of benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3537 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to collecting information and requiring reimbursement from certain recipients of certain public benefits. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 39 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to improving application and eligibility determination processes and efficiencies for certain benefits programs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 77 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Pena
Relating to certain requirements for certain sponsoring organizations and other institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 88 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to free breakfast for certain public school students. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 89 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Eddie
Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1113 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Huberty, Dan
Relating to certain contracts entered into by school districts for another entity to provide food services at one or more district schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1446 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to modifications of eligibility criteria, processes, and systems used in certain state benefits programs designed to improve efficiency. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1549 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of and requirements applicable to certain persons for supplemental nutrition assistance. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 275 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to methods to increase the number of students who participate in school breakfast programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 354 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the eligibility and drug testing of certain persons seeking food stamp benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 482 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to programs to increase the availability of fresh produce to, and the purchase and consumption of fresh produce by, certain low-income individuals. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Referred to Agriculture & Rural Affairs
HB 612 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 613 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to periodic food stamp eligibility recertification requirements. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 614 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to administrative and judicial review of certain decisions about financial assistance benefits. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 803 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the period during which certain energy-efficient products are exempt from the sales tax. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 886 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to an exemption from the food stamp employment and training program requirement for certain persons. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1541 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the period of continuous eligibility for the Medicaid program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1622 81-0 (2009) Author: Giddings, Helen | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to a grant program to provide children at risk of hunger or obesity with increased access to nutritious foods. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1625 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for the financial assistance, medical assistance, and food stamp programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1626 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1627 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program payments to assist certain households receiving food stamp benefits. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1938 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain college savings plan assets and benefits from eligibility determination for certain public assistance programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 3284 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to continued monitoring and enhancement of health and human services information technology systems. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3859 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to a staffing analysis of the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS) and benefits eligibility determination processes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4023 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to a study and report on the feasibility of providing services and benefits under federally funded public benefit programs to encourage fathers' involvement beginning during pregnancy. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4024 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to eligibility for certain nutritional assistance programs and certain nutritional and supportive services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 282 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Eissler, Rob
Relating to grant and outreach programs to provide nutrition education to children. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 344 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Relating to the establishment of an advisory committee to study the acceptance at farmers markets of food stamps and benefits under the women, infants, and children supplemental food program. House: Public Health
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 867 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Patrick, Diane
Relating to summer nutrition programs provided for by school districts. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 868 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to free breakfast for certain public school students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 869 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to free breakfast for certain public school students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 910 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to free breakfast for certain public school students. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 944 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to a grant program to provide children at risk of hunger or obesity with increased access to nutritious foods. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1088 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the use of food stamp benefits at farmers markets. House: Human Services
Senate: Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 1252 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to improving application and eligibility determination processes and efficiencies for certain benefits programs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 75 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
Relating to administrative and judicial review of certain decisions about public assistance benefits. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 407 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the establishment of a home-delivered meal grant program in the Department of Agriculture. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
HB 454 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to a study of methods to increase public school student participation in the national school breakfast program and school district participation in a special assistance provision of the national free or reduced-price breakfast or lunch program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Education
HB 854 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of and requirements applicable to certain persons for food stamps. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1475 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the exclusion of certain costs from income and resources in determining eligibility for nutritional assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1786 80-0 (2007) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to an exemption for certain programs from the child-care licensing requirements. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 2629 80-0 (2007) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a competitive grant pilot program for certain small retailers of fresh produce. House: Agriculture & Livestock Left pending in committee
HB 3571 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to a pilot program to facilitate food stamp program outreach efforts and eligibility determination processes. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3574 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to the redesigned integrated eligibility and benefits determination system for health and human services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3575 80-0 (2007) Author: Rose, Patrick | et. al.
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Relating to enhancing the health and human services integrated eligibility and benefits determination system to meet the needs of persons in this state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 73 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and treatment of obesity-related health concerns. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 286 80-0 (2007) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a home-delivered meal grant program in the Department of Agriculture. Senate: Natural Resources Co-author authorized
SB 416 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to creation of a state program to provide monetary awards to public school districts with extraordinary achievement in children's health. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 417 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the provision of free breakfast to all enrolled students in certain school districts and campuses. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 851 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al. Relating to administrative and judicial review of certain decisions about public assistance benefits. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1497 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a competitive grant pilot program for certain small retailers of fresh produce. Senate: Natural Resources Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1764 80-0 (2007) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to a pilot program to facilitate food stamp program outreach efforts and eligibility determination processes. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 420 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the food stamp program. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 709 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain resources in determining eligibility for financial assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2578 79-0 (2005) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to providing the national free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch program to a greater number of public school students. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 46 79-0 (2005) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Delisi, Dianne
Relating to the establishment of a method to integrate benefits issuance and recipient identification for health and human services programs. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1379 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and treatment of obesity-related health concerns. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 18 79-1 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to a statewide initiative regarding the prevention and treatment of obesity-related health concerns. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1093 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to nutrition and health programs for public school children. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3300 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a statewide Food Security survey. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 474 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Relating to an interim study on nutrition and health in public schools. House: Public Health
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/03
HB 474 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to eligibility recertification requirements for certain recipients of food stamps. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 475 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to eligibility requirements for certain persons under the food stamp program. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 796 77-0 (2001) Author: Najera, Manny | et. al. Relating to the prevention of diabetes by improving the health of certain public school students. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 854 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of an interagency work group to evaluate and address hunger and homelessness in this state. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1008 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to applying penalties to recipients of financial and nutritional assistance for certain drug- and alcohol-related convictions. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1086 77-0 (2001) Author: Solis, Jim | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to a grant program to provide surplus agricultural products to organizations that serve needy or low-income individuals. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1218 77-0 (2001) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to nutritional assistance for certain legal immigrants. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1462 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to outreach activities under the Summer Food Service Program. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1959 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to eligibility for and allotment under the food stamp program for certain persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2142 77-0 (2001) Author: Jones, Elizabeth Relating to the publication of certain brochures for the federal special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2251 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to resource requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program and the food stamp program. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 2252 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to categorical eligibility for food stamps of certain recipients of temporary assistance for needy families. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 184 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to eligibility requirements for certain persons under the food stamp program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 334 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to outreach activities under the Summer Food Service Program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Public Education
SB 351 77-0 (2001) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to computation of the number of educationally disadvantaged students in public school districts without food service. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 398 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to a grant program to provide surplus agricultural products to organizations that serve needy or low-income individuals. Senate: Natural Resources No action taken in committee
SB 877 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the creation of an advisory committee for the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 885 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the prevention of diabetes by improving the health of certain public school students. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 945 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Jones, Elizabeth
Relating to the publication of certain brochures for the federal special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1008 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to resource requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program and the food stamp program. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1448 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to eligibility for and allotment under the food stamp program for certain persons. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 128 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to participation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in certain food bank programs. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 937 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the operation of certain food programs administered by the Texas Department of Human Services. House: Public Education
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 990 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to administrative procedures and criminal convictions for welfare fraud. House: Public Health Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 2702 76-0 (1999) Author: Chavez, Norma | et. al. Relating to nutritional assistance for certain legal immigrants. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 3639 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to eligibility for and the provision of services and programs for needy people and to the duty of parents to support their children to prevent reliance on programs for needy people; providing penalties. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
SB 800 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the summer food service program. Senate: Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1095 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to nutritional assistance for certain legal immigrants. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1887 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to nutritional assistance for certain legal immigrants. Senate: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1364 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the prevention and recovery of benefits granted in error under the food stamp program and the program of financial assistance for persons with dependent children. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1939 75-0 (1997) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to Medicaid coverage of certain nutrition therapy and nutrition services. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2123 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the prevention and detection of fraud in certain programs administered by the Texas Department of Human Services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2127 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to fraud and improper payments under the state Medicaid program and other programs; to the creation of private cause of action for false claims for certain government payments; and to the creation of a criminal offense; providing penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2685 75-0 (1997) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to certain prohibited activities in the food stamp program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 676 75-0 (1997) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the prevention and recovery of benefits granted in error under the food stamp program and the program of financial assistance for persons with dependent children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 742 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the prevention and recovery of benefits granted in error under the food stamp program and the program of financial assistance for persons with dependent children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 909 75-0 (1997) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen
Relating to certain electronic benefits transfer accounts that are inactive. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 938 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to expanded hours of operation under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1400 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the prevention and detection of fraud in certain programs administered by the Texas Department of Human Services. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SCR 19 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Requesting the United States Congress to encourage citizenship of legal immigrants by encouraging schools and institutions of higher education to provide enhanced citizenship training. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Human Services
SCR 20 75-0 (1997) Author: Truan, Carlos Requesting the United States Congress to waive the work requirement for food stamp recipients living in labor surplus areas. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 863 74-0 (1995) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to payment error rates in the food stamp and AFDC programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1062 74-0 (1995) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to develop electronic benefits transfer systems that permit the use of food stamps in farmers markets. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 637 74-0 (1995) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the establishment of a pilot program to develop electronic benefits transfer systems that permit the use of food stamps in farmers markets. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 38 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to amend the food stamp program by adding a special provision to allow food stamp workers to reissue food stamp benefits to family members fleeing from domestic violence. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HB 2557 73-0 (1993) Author: Vowell, Jack
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to certain prohibited activities in the food stamp program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/93
HB 2559 73-0 (1993) Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al. Relating to the provision of nutrition for women, infants, children, and the indigent. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2560 73-0 (1993) Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al. Relating to the summer food service program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 2561 73-0 (1993) Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al. relating to entities that contract with certain programs for women, infants, and children. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HCR 127 73-0 (1993) Author: McCoulskey, Huey
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Memorializing the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to authorize the United States Department of Agriculture to sell processed, previously-redeemed, discontinued, and no-longer negotiable food stamps to the public for numismatic purposes. House: State Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SB 714 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to the provision of nutrition for women, infants, children, and the indigent. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 715 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the summer food service program. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 716 73-0 (1993) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to entities that contract with certain programs for women, infants, and children. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1141 73-0 (1993) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to certain prohibited activities in the food stamp program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SCR 1 73-0 (1993) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Urging the electronic benefit transfer project under the guidance of the citizens task force and the various cooperating state agencies, to set 1995 as the goal for the statewide implementation of the electronic benefit transfer system. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HB 1517 72-0 (1991) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the cost of obtaining a birth certificate for certain persons applying for food stamps or emergency health or welfare assistance. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1858 72-0 (1991) Author: Vowell, Jack
Sponsor: Rosson, Peggy
Relating to the authority of the Texas Board of Health to obtain rebates from producers or marketers of food for the WIC program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/91
SR 230 72-0 (1991) Author: Bivins, Teel Urging the Texas Department of Human Services to initiate a pilot program of electronic benefit transfers for processing food stamp benefits in Texas. Reported enrolled
HB 1321 71-0 (1989) Author: Vowell, Jack | et. al. Relating to the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children. House: Human Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1813 71-0 (1989) Author: Waterfield, Richard Relating to the creation and administration of programs to distribute farmers market food coupons to certain individuals. House: Agriculture & Livestock 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 822 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh | et. al.
Sponsor: Waterfield, Richard
Relating to the creation and administration of programs to distribute farmers market food coupons to certain individuals. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
SB 834 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Conley, Karyne
Relating to establishment of a school meal supplement program for pregnant and lactating students. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 956 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children. House: Human Services
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days-8/28/89
HB 1161 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to exempting certain items purchased with food stamps from sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means Withdrawn from calendar
SB 1292 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to exempting certain items purchased with food stamps from sales and use taxes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1001 69-0 (1985) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the creation, administration, funding, and review of and assistance to certain programs administered by the state or by nonprofit organizations for the relief of hunger or inadequate diet; amending Chapter 33 of the Human Resources Code by adding: Section 33.0015; Subsections (d) and (e), Section 33.002; Sections 33.0021; 33.013; 33.014; 33.022; and 33.023; and amending the State Purchasing and General Services Act (Article 601b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) by amending Section 9.03 and Subsections (b), (d), (e), (f), and (g), Section 9.04 and adding Subdivision (7) to Section 9.01; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Services Coauthor authorized
HCR 107 69-0 (1985) Author: Price, Albert
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Requesting the Texas Department of Human Resources to use any available unexpended state funds appropriated to the department for purposes of administering the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program for the remainder of the biennium ending on August 31, 1985. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 151 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Requesting Congress to implement a "Marshall Plan" approach for emergency food and development assistance to Africa. House: State, Federal & International Relations No action taken in committee
SB 526 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the creation, administration, funding, and review of and assistance to certain programs administered by the state or by nonprofit organizations for the relief of hunger or inadequate diet. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SCR 89 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Requesting the Texas Department of Human Resources use any available unexpended state funds appropriated to the department for purposes of administering the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program for the remainder of the biennium if federal funds are unavailable. House: Appropriations
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Referred to Appropriations
SCR 90 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Directing the Texas Department of Agriculture to study the feasibility of providing tax incentives to encourage donations to food banks and to encourage the transportation of foodstuffs to food banks. House: Agriculture & Livestock
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 619 68-0 (1983) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to handling charges to cover the cost of distribution of commodities and food stamps. House: Human Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 1366 68-0 (1983) Author: Barton, Bob Relating to state funding for school breakfast programs. House: Public Education Testimony Received
HB 2036 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the establishment of a food stamp workfare program. House: Human Services Referred to Committee on Human Services
HCR 162 68-0 (1983) Author: Price, Albert
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Declaring that federal and state nutrition programs should be protected from further budget cuts. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SB 192 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John Relating to handling charges to cover the cost of distribution of commodities and food stamps. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 1319 68-0 (1983) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to state funding for school breakfast programs. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SCR 80 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Lee, El Franco
Recognizing that the funding for federal/state nutrition programs, including food stamps, child nutrition programs, and elderly nutrition programs should be protected from further budget cuts. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SCR 81 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Establishing an interim study committee to investigate hunger in Texas. Senate: Health & Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 148 67-0 (1981) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to school lunches for senior citizens. House: Public Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 984 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to school lunches for senior citizens. House: Public Education Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 290 66-0 (1979) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the requirement that certain school districts participate in the national school breakfast program. House: Public Education Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 499 66-0 (1979) Author: McBee, Susan Gurley Relating to breakfast programs for public school students from low-income families. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Committee on Education
HB 636 66-0 (1979) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina Relating to school lunches for senior citizens. House: Public Education Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1148 66-0 (1979) Author: Polk, Mary Relating to school district participation in the federal breakfast program. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Referred to Committee on Education
HB 1945 66-0 (1979) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to food stamps. House: Human Services Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 1150 66-0 (1979) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Relating to food stamps; defining offenses and providing penalties and relating to a source of funds for enforcement. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 136 65-0 (1977) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to providing breakfast for public school students from low-income families. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective in 90 days
HB 259 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Luther Relating to penalties for certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
SB 87 65-0 (1977) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Jones, Luther
Relating to certain unauthorized alteration, transfer, redemption, use, or possession of food stamp coupons and of authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons; providing for aggregation of amounts in determining the grade of an offense; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 379 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to penalties for certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and authorizations to purchase food stamp coupons. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1073 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to providing breakfast programs for public school students from low-income families. Senate: Education Referred to subcommittee
HB 7 65-1 (1977) Author: Robbins, Joe Relating to breakfast programs for public school students from low income families. Filed
HB 1851 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Requiring that school lunches be made available to students in certain schools; directing the Central Education Agency to establish nutritional standards for school lunches. House: Public Education Referred to Committee on Public Education
HB 1971 64-0 (1975) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to certain unauthorized use of food stamp coupons and of authorizations to purchase food stamps coupons; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 931 64-0 (1975) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to unauthorized possession and certain unauthorized uses of food stamp coupons and of authorization to purchase food stamp coupons. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Jurisprudence
Postponed
HB 1094 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the establishment of a state food stamp program. House: Human Resources
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 180 63-0 (1973) Author: Johnson, Eddie Creating a special interim committee to study nutritional quality of food served in state-supported institutions. House: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 390 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet Establishing a statewide "Food Stamp Program" to be administered by the State Department of Public Welfare; authorizing the State Department to accept and expend funds, authoring assessments; authorizing research and demonstration projects; authorizing a method of deducting funds from money payments of recipients for the purchase of food stamps, providing for personnel in accordance with a merit system; providing for the promulgation of reasonable rules and regulations for determining eligibility for Food Stamps; by adding a new Section 7-C providing for the detection and prosecution of fraud and for recovery of losses; by adding a new Section 7-D authorizing the bonding of employees, providing for indemnification against losses, and authorizing the State Department to take steps necessary to operate the the Programs, safeguarding confidentiality of records and adherence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably
HB 853 62-0 (1971) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Sponsor: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Relating to providing for the establishment of a Food Stamp Program.
HB 1470 62-0 (1971) Author: Blythe, W.J. "Bill" Relating to the determination of eligibility for participation in the food stamp program.
HJR 12 62-0 (1971) Author: Farenthold, Frances Proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 51-a of the Texas Constitution, authorizing the Legislature to enact legislation and appropriate funds for assistance grants, medical care and rehabilitation services for needy individuals and families.
HJR 14 62-0 (1971) Author: Truan, Carlos | et. al. Providing that the Legislature shall enact appropriate legislation which will enable the State of Texas to cooperate with the government of the United States in providing assistance grants out of state funds to, and/or medical care on behalf of needy aged persons, needy persons who are totally and permanently disabled, needy blind persons, needy dependent children, etc.
SB 423 62-0 (1971) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to providing for the establishment of a Food Stamp Program.
SB 431 62-0 (1971) Author: Bernal, Joe J. Relating to the authorization of the State Department of Public Welfare to establish a statewide food stamp program.
HB 307 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to establish a food stamp plan and to participate in and implement the federal food stamp program.
HB 441 53-0 (1953) Author: Reeves, Elbert Relating to amending certain Acts by creating a new Division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division," prescribing its powers, duties, and functions.
HB 196 51-0 (1949) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to providing for the creation of a division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division"; providing for an emergency appropriation for administrative purposes for the period from May 1, 1949 to August 31, 1949; providing for an appropriation for the biennium beginning September 1, 1949 and ending August 31, 1951 for the purpose of setting up facilities for the distribution of commodities for the biennium in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and providing a repealing clause and a saving clause.
SB 210 51-0 (1949) Author: Corbin, Sr., Kilmer B. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the creation of a division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division"; providing a repealing clause and a saving clause.
HB 196 50-0 (1947) Author: Spacek, Rudolph B. | et. al. Relating to providing for the establishment, maintenance, operation, administration, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs in public schools in this State, and making an appropriation for matching and supplementing Federal funds for subsidizing the school lunch programs of this State.
SB 192 50-0 (1947) Author: Proffer, Robert L. "Bob" Relating to providing for the establishment, maintenance, operation and expansion of non-profit school lunch programs in public and non-profit private generally recognized schools of high school grades or under; making an appropriation.

The Legislative Archive System is a work in progress. Complete information is not available for all bills and all sessions. Visit the Legislative Archive System status page for details. Please contact the Legislative Reference Library at 512-463-1252 if you have any questions. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.