During the special session of the 85th Texas Legislature, bills will be considered that could impact people with disabilities and their families. Use our Special Session Bill Tracking Reports to learn about the bills that could impact you.
The Legislature passes bills that are sent to the governor to sign and become law. After the 85th Regular Session concluded on May 29, 2017, the governor called a special session to run from July 18, 2017 to August 17, 2017. During the 30-day special session, the legislature addresses items the governor identifies as priorities.
What are Bill Tracking Reports?
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has been monitoring bills filed during the special session that could affect people with disabilities and their families. The bills that could have the most impact are included in a Special Session Bill Tracking Report on our website. Bill categories include Education, Healthcare, and Voting.
Special Session Bill Tracking Reports include the following for each bill listed:
- A description of the bill
- An analysis of how the bill could impact Texans with disabilities and their families
- The last action taken on the bill in the legislative process 1
- A link to more information about the bill on Texas Legislature Online (TLO)
What Can You Do with Bill Tracking Reports?
You can use the Bill Tracking Reports to learn about the bills we’re tracking and monitor the bills that are important to you. Also, when bills are considered by legislative committees, there may be an opportunity to provide public testimony at the committee hearing and/or watch the hearing online.
Checkout our Special Session Bill Tracking webpage to learn more.
- It is possible that an action has been taken on a bill since the last time TCDD updated a Bill Tracking Report. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding a bill’s last action, click on the bill link that will take you to the TLO website. ↩