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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING & COUNSELORS ]

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HB 2898 85-0 (2017) Author: Gonzales, Larry Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of sex offender treatment providers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3808 85-0 (2017) Author: Clardy, Travis
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to student loan repayment assistance for certain mental health professionals and to the conduct that constitutes the practice of psychology. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3856 85-0 (2017) Author: Rinaldi, Matt | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 311 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of sex offender treatment providers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 2096 85-0 (2017) Author: Hall, Bob Relating to the regulation of the conduct of certain counseling professions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 114 85-1 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the creation of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council and to the continuation and transfer of the regulation of sex offender treatment providers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council; providing civil and administrative penalties; authorizing a fee. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
HB 3995 84-0 (2015) Author: Romero, Ramon Relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 920 83-0 (2013) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the qualifications for counselors for battering intervention and prevention programs in certain counties. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 1050 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1336 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to charitable immunity of a licensed marriage and family therapist. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1349 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a requirement that a person hold a license issued by the appropriate state agency to be employed as a marriage and family therapist by a school district. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Left pending in committee
HB 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4401 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to access to certain counselors and therapists. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1291 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Relating to access to certain counselors and therapists. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 2352 81-0 (2009) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to marriage education courses for certain couples filing for divorce on the grounds of insupportability. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2684 80-0 (2007) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to marriage education courses for couples considering divorce and the waiting period for a divorce on the grounds of insupportability. House: State Affairs Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 122 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to services provided by certain mental health professionals under the Medicaid program. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 108 78-1 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to services provided by psychologists and marriage and family therapists under the Medicaid program. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 124 78-1 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to availability of certain services under the Medicaid program and making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 60 78-1 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to availability of certain services under the Medicaid program and making an appropriation. Filed
HB 6 78-3 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to services provided by certain mental health professionals under the Medicaid program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 15 78-3 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to services provided by certain mental health professionals under the Medicaid program. Filed
HB 1822 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the definition of non-physician mental health professional for purposes of a proceeding or evaluation under the Texas Mental Health Code. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 684 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the definition of non-physician mental health professional for purposes of a proceeding or evaluation under the Texas Mental Health Code. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1336 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the regulation of the practice of marriage and family therapy. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2304 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain providers of family counseling services under the medical assistance program. House: Public Health
Senate: Human Services
Effective on 1/1/00
SB 413 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Flores, Kino
Relating to the regulation of the practice of marriage and family therapy. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 866 68-0 (1983) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to the regulation of Marriage and Family Counselors. House: State Affairs
Senate: Economic Development
Postponed
SB 477 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Criss, Lloyd
Relating to the regulation of marriage and family counselors and to the use of certain fees; creating offenses and penalties. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1906 67-0 (1981) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the regulation of marriage and family counselors. House: Health Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 843 66-0 (1979) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to regulation of marriage and family counselors and therapists; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Considered by committee in formal meeting
SB 95 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to certification and regulation of marriage and family counselors and therapists; providing penalties. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 481 65-0 (1977) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to regulation of certain persons who engage in the practice of marriage and family counseling and therapy; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee with substitute
SB 959 65-0 (1977) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the licensing and regulation of certain persons who engage in the practice of marriage and family counseling and therapy; providing for funding and fees; providing penalties. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 802 64-0 (1975) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to requiring a license of certain persons who engage in the practice of marriage and family counseling and therapy, and creating and establishing the powers and duties of the Board of Marriage and Family Counselor Examiners; providing penalties. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HR 132 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the creation of an interim study committee to study and investigate the practices of marriage counselors and sex therapists. House: Business & Industry
SB 639 64-0 (1975) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to requiring a license of certain persons who engage in the practice of marriage and family counseling and therapy, and creating and establishing the powers and duties of the Board of Marriage and Family Counselor Examiners. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1461 63-0 (1973) Author: Agnich, Fred Relating to the licensing of certain individuals who engage in the practice of marriage and family counseling and therapy in Texas for a fee, monetary or otherwise; to create a board to be known as the State Board of Marriage and Family Counselor Examiners; to prescribe the duties and powers of the board; to fix penalties for the violation of this Act. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Commitee substitute
HB 674 56-0 (1959) Author: Woolsey, W. N. "Bill" Relating to authorizing judges having divorce jurisdiction to support and sponsor a board of marriage counselors, setting forth the purposes for organizing such board to wit: marriage counseling, premarital counseling and dissemination of vital domestic information to the public.
SB 262 56-0 (1959) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing judges having divorce jurisdiction to support and sponsor a board of marriage counselors, setting forth the purposes for organizing such board to wit: marriage counseling, premarital counseling and dissemination of vital domestic information to the public.

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