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State Legislative Update: Bills on the Move

Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyse Meyer
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While the Texas Legislature continues to focus on solutions to improve school finance and property tax relief several of our legislative priorities have moved this week. 


HB 3329 (Frank) related to services permitted in Assisted Living Facilities was voted out of committee unanimously and will head to the full Texas House for a vote. 


SB 1491 (Perry) related to civil liability against a responsible payor who misappropriates a nursing facility resident's funds was also voted out of committee unanimously and will head to the full Texas Senate for a vote. 


HB 3111 (Klick) and SB 2300 (Powell) creates a student loan repayment program for nurses in nursing homes. Both bills were heard in committee this week. We provided testimony in support along with AARP and the Texas Nurses Association. 


HB 1050 (Hughes) creating a statewide nursing home provider tax was scheduled for a hearing on Monday, April 15th in the Senate Finance Committee. LeadingAge Texas has been engaged on this bill and continues to work with the bill author to ensure LeadingAge Texas member communities and residents are not harmed by this tax. We continue to advocate for strong quality ties and transparency.


As bills gain traction we will be sending Calls to Action to LeadingAge Texas members asking you to contact your state legislators to voice our position on bills. For more information contact Alyse Meyer at  alyse@leadingagetexas.org

 

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Alyse R. Meyer
Vice President, Advocacy
LeadingAge Texas
512-467-2242  x105