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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 306 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the limitation on appropriations for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
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
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 11 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Point of order withdrawn
SB 6 83-1 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al. Relating to the drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits. Co-author authorized
SB 63 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
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
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 681 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Davis, John
Relating to the establishment of a task force to study the assessments of children in the child welfare system. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
1 hr. notice-for reconsideration
SB 1154 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to a task force for the development of a strategy to reduce child abuse and neglect and improve child welfare. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 885 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities for eligible persons to pursue home ownership, postsecondary education, and business development. House: Agriculture & Livestock Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HR 2966 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2080. 3 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 27 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income individuals and households. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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
SR 1091 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 2080. Reported enrolled
HB 939 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income individuals and households. House: Financial Institutions Considered in Calendars
SB 62 80-0 (2007) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income individuals and households. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on General State 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 2737 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to creation of a pilot program to establish individual development accounts for certain TANF recipients. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
SB 1538 79-0 (2005) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income, working individuals or households. House: Financial Institutions
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2213 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation of the individual development account program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible low-income, working individuals. House: Economic Development Left pending in committee
HB 3326 78-0 (2003) Author: Keffer, Jim Relating to the operation of the financial assistance program and an integrated approach to providing employment services under that program. House: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to a state-funded financial assistance program for certain persons. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 71 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the computation of time limits for receipt of financial assistance for certain recipients. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
SB 1467 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon Relating to the enrollment of recipients of Supplemental Security Income in certain medical assistance programs. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1716 78-0 (2003) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the administration, operation, financing, and enforcement of the financial assistance program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 87 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to a franchise tax credit for expenditures made toward the cost of transportation provided to certain welfare recipients. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 478 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to identifying and addressing the needs of certain recipients of financial assistance. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
HB 1002 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to good cause exemptions from work or employment activity requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1003 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the specification of the types of hardships that warrant excepting a recipient of temporary assistance for needy families from the imposition of time limits on the receipt of those benefits. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 1004 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the work or employment activities required under the temporary assistance for needy families program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1005 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation of a state program of temporary assistance and related support services for needy persons. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1006 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to exemptions and exceptions from work or employment activity requirements under the temporary assistance for needy families program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1155 77-0 (2001) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to identifying and addressing the needs of certain recipients of financial assistance and dependent children of recipients of financial assistance. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1243 77-0 (2001) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to monitoring by the Texas Workforce Commission of the long-term employment history of certain former recipients of public assistance. House: Economic Development
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2631 77-0 (2001) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the operation of the financial assistance program. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 42 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to identifying and addressing the needs of certain recipients of financial assistance. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Considered in Calendars
SB 44 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of a work group on office standards to assist the Texas Department of Human Services in improving the delivery of certain services. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 45 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to hardship exemptions from federal time limits under the temporary assistance for needy families program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 49 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to applying penalties to recipients of financial and nutritional assistance for certain drug- and alcohol-related convictions. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 715 77-0 (2001) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to a franchise tax credit for expenditures made toward the cost of transportation provided to certain welfare recipients. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 3474 76-0 (1999) Author: Reyna, Arthur Relating to school uniforms for certain students. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
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 12 76-0 (1999) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the creation of the welfare reform legislative oversight committee. Senate: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 851 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Establishing the Texas Commission on Welfare Reform; providing for a Commission staff; requiring a reporting date; appropriating a Commission operating budget; and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 12 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank
Sponsor: Bernal, Joe J.
Memorializing Congress to completely reorganize the federal welfare program.
HCR 33 62-0 (1971) Author: Lemmon, Ray
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Memorializing Congress to clarify and maintain consistency in welfare legislation, positions and requirements.
HR 636 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean | et. al. Creating an interim committee to study medical welfare programs.
SB 895 62-0 (1971) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Welfare to transfer and spend funds for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program.
HB 885 46-0 (1939) Author: Wood, Robert H. Relating to authorizing County Commissioners Courts and the City Commission of any incorporated town or city to lease or rent office space for the purpose of aiding and cooperating with the agencies of the State and Federal Governments engaged in the administration of relief of the unemployed and needy people in the State of Texas, and to pay the regular monthly utility bills for such offices, such as lights, gas, and water.
SB 36 46-0 (1939) Author: Roberts, Morris Relating to creating and establishing a State Department of Public Welfare.

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