March 20th, 2023

​88th Legislative Session in Texas!

Here Are A Few House Bills Submitted That May Affect Long-Term Care & Other Services For Persons With Disabilities

  • HB 54: Personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

  • HB 144: Possible Exemption from ad valorem taxation of the total appraised value of the residence homestead of an unpaid caregiver of an individual.

  • HB 166: The appointment of an educational representative for certain students with disabilities.

  • HB 245: Community attendants under the community attendant services program.

  • HB 568: Education and training for peace officers on interacting with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

  • HB 653: Guardianships of the person of wards with profound intellectual disabilities who are minors or were minors when their guardianship proceedings commenced.

  • HB 1430: Establishing a minimum wage for certain personal attendants under Medicaid and other programs administered by HHSC  (One can only hope this means an increase in funding for wages!)

  • HB 1593: Infection prevention and control programs and other measures for communicable diseases at certain long-term care facilities.


See more info on House Bills and Senate Bills in the PDF links below.

Feb 2023 HB’s

Feb 2023 SB’s

March 2023 HB’s

March 2023 SB’s 

*Note:  Each bill provides a link to the text of the bill.  After clicking on the link, click on ‘text’.  Under ‘Text’ you will find the bill as filed and various versions of the bill as it makes its way through the committee process and moves from one chamber to the other. Bills highlighted in yellow are deemed ‘priority’ bills.