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SB 652 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to governmental and certain quasi-governmental entities subject to the sunset review process. House: State Affairs
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 139 79-0 (2005) Author: Hopson, Chuck | et. al. Relating to the hazardous duty performed by certain custodial officers of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Pensions & Investments Left pending in committee
HCR 160 79-0 (2005) Author: Hughes, Bryan Granting Choices Adolescent Treatment Center, Inc., permission to sue the state and the Department of State Health Services as the successor of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 464 78-0 (2003) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to the hazardous duty performed by certain custodial officers of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Pensions & Investments Left pending in committee
HB 1187 78-0 (2003) Author: Luna, Vilma Relating to investigations and decisions regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation by employees at certain facilities. House: Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 1347 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to a plan for equitable distribution and funding of mental health services in this state. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Considered in Calendars
HB 1349 78-0 (2003) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to developing and coordinating certain agency services and activities involving mental health care for young children. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1748 78-0 (2003) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to a study of opportunities for continued employment of employees of state schools for persons with mental retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1814 78-0 (2003) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies; providing civil and criminal penalties. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HB 2229 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to transferring programs and activities relating to public mental health services for children from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2479 78-0 (2003) Author: Olivo, Dora | et. al. Relating to criteria for voluntary admission to state schools for persons with mental retardation. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3006 78-0 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to state health and human services. House: Government Reform Left pending in committee
HB 3343 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the coordination of statewide public transportation by the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation. House: Transportation
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Left pending in committee
HB 3399 78-0 (2003) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to an increase in sales tax to fund Health and Human Services. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3519 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to health and human services. House: Appropriations Postponed
SB 489 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to a plan for equitable distribution and funding of mental health services in this state. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 490 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to developing and coordinating certain agency services and activities involving mental health care for young children. House: State Health Care Expenditures, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 990 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth | et. al. Relating to criteria for voluntary admission to state schools for persons with mental retardation. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1198 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to investigations and decisions regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation by employees at certain facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1421 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the provision of health and human services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Health and Human Services Commission and other state agencies; providing civil and criminal penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1862 78-0 (2003) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Wohlgemuth, Arlene
Relating to health and human services. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 96 78-1 (2003) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the organization and operations of mental health and mental retardation services in this state, including the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 811 77-0 (2001) Author: McReynolds, Jim
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the issuance of Special Olympics Texas license plates. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 967 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to ensuring an appropriate care setting for a person with a disability. House: Human Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1800 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to initiating a pilot program for diverting from the criminal justice system persons with mental illness. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2258 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the identification of certain nursing home residents having a mental illness or mental retardation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 3378 77-0 (2001) Author: Deshotel, Joe
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to composition of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 83 77-0 (2001) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos | et. al.
Relating to the regulation of intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days -- 8/27/01
SB 367 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to ensuring an appropriate care setting for a person with a disability. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 368 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Maxey, Glen | et. al.
Relating to permanency planning procedures for children in state institutions and to family-based alternatives to the institutionalization of children. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 725 77-0 (2001) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to Texas Panhandle Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1002 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard
Relating to the transfer of certain state property from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Border Region MHMR Community Center. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1377 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to facilities and functions of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1486 76-0 (1999) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1648 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to management of real property and construction and management of certain improvements by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land & Resource Management Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2389 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to service retirement benefits for certain members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas who are affected by a workforce reduction. House: Pensions & Investments Left pending in committee
HB 3341 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to housing, rehabilitation, and support needs of individuals with mental illnesses who reside in certain personal care facilities. House: Human Services Considered in Calendars
SB 199 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to management of real property and construction and management of certain improvements by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
Effective immediately
SB 209 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to surrogate decision-making regarding treatment of certain individuals with mental retardation or related conditions. House: Public Health
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 261 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to facilities and functions of facilities under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective immediately
SB 358 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to certain facilities that provide care for persons with mental illness. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 459 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land & Resource Management
Senate: Natural Resources
No action taken in committee
SB 863 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to housing, rehabilitation, and support needs of individuals with mental illnesses who reside in certain personal care facilities. Senate: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 399 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the employment status of employees of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in committee
HB 1971 74-0 (1995) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the duty of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to evaluate and revise its sliding fee schedules. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2140 74-0 (1995) Author: Counts, David Relating to the conveyance of certain real property by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land and Resource Management Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
SB 605 74-0 (1995) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al.
Relating to the duty of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to evaluate and revise its sliding fee schedules. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1327 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Counts, David
Relating to the conveyance of certain real property by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Land and Resource Management
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HCR 159 73-0 (1993) Author: Nieto, Pedro Granting Kenneth R. Walts permission to sue the State of Texas, Kerrville State Hospital, and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 533 70-0 (1987) Author: Gibson, Bruce Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to the provision of mental health and mental retardation services; providing a penalty. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
HB 793 70-0 (1987) Author: Vowell, Jack Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and community centers to obtain criminal conviction data relating to persons employed by a provider who contracts with the department or center. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 882 70-0 (1987) Author: Richardson, Bob Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use by Goodwill Industries of Austin. House: State Affairs Pending in committee
HB 1154 70-0 (1987) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the establishment of a support program to assist mentally or developmentally disabled persons and their families; providing a criminal penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1182 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property in Cherokee County. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1503 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the lease of part of the Rusk State Hospital facilities to the Texas Department of Corrections for use by certain inmates. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1846 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Travis County. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2322 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Richard Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the School Land Board on behalf of the permanent school fund. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2341 70-0 (1987) Author: Riley, Randall Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the Parks and Wildlife Department. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HB 2475 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. House: State Affairs Pending in subcommittee
HCR 108 70-0 (1987) Author: Givens, Ron Directing the Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to jointly establish a pilot program for the prevention of youth suicide. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HCR 134 70-0 (1987) Author: Hackney, Clint Granting Healthcare Planners, Inc., permission to sue the state and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HCR 201 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne Directing specified agencies to develop a plan and interagency agreement providing for a continuum of residential care, treatment, education, training, habilitation, and vocational services to children with disabilities. House: Human Services Placed on Resolutions Calendar
HCR 202 70-0 (1987) Author: McDonald, Nancy
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Commending certain health and human services agencies and requesting the Long Term Care Coordinating Council to study needs of nursing home residents. House: Retirement and Aging
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
HCR 229 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Granting Irene E. Little permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 257 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Gibson, Bruce
Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to the provision of mental health and mental retardation services and related services; providing a penalty. House: Government Organization
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 496 70-0 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and community centers to obtain criminal conviction data relating to persons employed by a provider who contracts with the department or center. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 848 70-0 (1987) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the provision of mental health services to persons who are deaf or hearing impaired and to their families. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 950 70-0 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Johnson, Cliff
Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property to Cherokee County. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 951 70-0 (1987) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the transfer of certain inmates to Rusk State Hospital. Senate: State Affairs Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1058 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Carter, Bill
Relating to gifts, grants, and donations made to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or on behalf of a facility operated by the department. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1359 70-0 (1987) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the repayment of student loans of physical therapists practicing for certain facilities operated by the Texas Department of Mental Health Retardation. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1432 70-0 (1987) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Relating to the sale of certain state-owned real property to the University of Texas and to the disposition of proceeds. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1547 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SCR 36 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Granting Irene E. Little permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SCR 58 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Cooper, Anne
Directing certain agencies to develop a plan and interagency agreement to provide certain services to children with disabilities under the managing conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 135 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Barton, Erwin
Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Central Education Agency, and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission in implementing an interagency agreement. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Signed by the Governor
SCR 138 70-0 (1987) Author: Brooks, Chet Commending certain health and human services agencies and requesting the Long Term Care Coordinating Council to study needs of nursing home residents. Senate: Health & Human Services Received from the Senate
HB 57 70-2 (1987) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 52 70-2 (1987) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the sale of certain state-owned property to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SCR 28 70-2 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Granting Irene E. Little permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Left as pending business in comm.
HB 325 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Patricia Relating to the continuation, composition, powers, and duties of the office of the Interstate Compact on Mental Health Administrator for Texas and to the annual report filed by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Government Organization
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Referred to subcommittee
HB 341 69-0 (1985) Author: Stiles, Mark
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to regional administration by certain health-related state agencies. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 447 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Relating to charges for certain services of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HB 467 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the qualifications of the commissioner of mental health and mental retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 574 69-0 (1985) Author: Richardson, Bob Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use by the Austin-Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. House: State Affairs Companion considered in lieu of
HB 1025 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the transfer of authority to design, construct, equip, furnish, maintain, and improve buildings within the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from the department to the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. House: State Affairs Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 1242 69-0 (1985) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to application of the Education Code to facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or the Texas Youth Commission. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
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HB 1973 69-0 (1985) Author: Guerrero, Lena
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use by the Austin Child Guidance Center. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2507 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Appropriations Message from the Governor
HCR 68 69-0 (1985) Author: Lee, Don Encouraging development of respite care services for persons with cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 93 69-0 (1985) Author: Vowell, Jack Appointing the Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation to help develop incentives for community residential services. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of
HCR 94 69-0 (1985) Author: Vowell, Jack Recognizing that alcoholism has been declared to be a physical disease rather than a mental disorder. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of
HCR 95 69-0 (1985) Author: Vowell, Jack Requesting the cooperation of the TDMHMR and the State Board of Insurance to augment existing sources of funds for persons with mental disabilities. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu in comm.
HCR 153 69-0 (1985) Author: Bush, Bob
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Granting the estate, heirs, and legal representatives of Sue Ann Chapin permission to sue the State of Texas. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed w/o the Governor's signature
HCR 167 69-0 (1985) Author: Givens, Ron Directing that a pilot program for the prevention of youth suicide be established. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 177 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Human Resources and the TDMHMR in collaboratively planning for increasing and redirecting Medicaid funds to encourage community-based residential services. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 178 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Requesting the cooperation of the TDMHMR and the Texas Department of Corrections in development of creative community-based alternatives for mentally disabled offenders. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HCR 179 69-0 (1985) Author: Madla, Frank Requesting the cooperation of the TDMHMR, Central Education Agency, and Texas Rehabilitation Commission in improving coordination of their services to persons with mental retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 210 69-0 (1985) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the sale of certain property and the use of the proceeds to provide mental health services or to benefit the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing for a lien. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 217 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Uher, D.R.
Relating to the organization of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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SB 256 69-0 (1985) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to regional administration by certain health-related state agencies. Senate: Health & Human Resources Postponed in committee
SB 301 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Richardson, Bob
Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use by the Austin-Travis County Mental Retardation Center. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 403 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to charges for certain services of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
SB 633 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Relating to community centers for mental health and mental retardation services, their administration, planning, and fees, to contracts for community-based services, and to confidentiality of records. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 679 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Laney, James
Relating to the use of state funds to renovate improvements to community mental health and metal retardation centers; providing sanctions. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 785 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the transfer of authority to design, construct, equip, furnish, maintain, and improve buildings within the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from the department to the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. Senate: Health & Human Resources Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 994 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and transfers of funds to improve staff-to-client ratios in state mental hospitals and state schools for the retarded and to make certain state contributions for employees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
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SB 1162 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the lease of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use by the Austin Child Guidance Center. Senate: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1452 69-0 (1985) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Hollowell, Bill
Relating to a transfer of funds and supplemental appropriations to the Disaster Contingency Fund, to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and to The Board of Chiropractic Examiners. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1460 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SCR 59 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Encouraging development of respite care services for persons with cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Referred to Public Health
SCR 62 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Directing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the State Board of Insurance to work with the insurance industry in developing a plan for reimbursement of the expenses for rehabilitative residential programs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 63 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in implementing the recommendation of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation to develop incentives for community residential services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 64 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Directing the Texas Commission on Alcoholism to design a system to divert alcoholic patients from the Texas state mental hospitals into community-based detoxification and residential programs. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 127 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Human Resources and Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in collaboratively planning for increasing and redirecting Medicaid funds to encourage community-based residential services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 128 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and Department of Corrections in development of creative community-based alternatives for mentally disabled offenders. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 129 69-0 (1985) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Vowell, Jack
Requesting the cooperation of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Central Education Agency, and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission in improving coordination of their services to persons with mental retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 20 69-2 (1986) Author: Smith, Terral Granting David Wayne Williams permission to sue the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Department of Public Safety. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 53 69-2 (1986) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the conveyance of certain state-owned real property in Travis County and to disposition and appropriation of the proceeds. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably with substitute
SCR 2 69-2 (1986) Author: Green, Gene Granting Debora Thompson permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
SCR 20 69-2 (1986) Author: Brown, J.E. Granting David Wayne Williams permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 31 69-3 (1986) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the use of funds belonging to patients in institutions under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 72 69-3 (1986) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the transfer of the Rusk and Terrell state hospitals from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HCR 16 69-3 (1986) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Granting David Wayne Williams permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 9 69-3 (1986) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the use of funds belonging to patients in institutions under the jurisdiction of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days-12/30/86
SCR 9 69-3 (1986) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Granting David Wayne Williams permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Filed w/o the Governor's signature
SCR 16 69-3 (1986) Author: Green, Gene Granting Debora Thompson permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Reatrdation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 338 68-0 (1983) Author: Millsap, Mike
Sponsor: Parmer, Hugh
Relating to certain transactions between a community center and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, to the establishment of the special community centers facilities construction fund, and to the construction and operation of a psychiatric treatment facility in Tarrant County. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 500 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the appointment of persons to serve on the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation review board which determines manifest dangerousness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 712 68-0 (1983) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to the authority of the commissioner of mental health and mental retardation to appoint or discharge a deputy commissioner or the head of an institution or facility without the approval of the board of M.H.M.R. House: Public Health Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1040 68-0 (1983) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to the membership of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation review board that determines if a person is manifestly dangerous. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1041 68-0 (1983) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to the staff and facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HB 1050 68-0 (1983) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to the use of fingerprinting and criminal history record information for certain employment purposes by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or community centers for mental health and mental retardation services. House: Public Health Referred to subcommittee
HB 2164 68-0 (1983) Author: DeLay, Tom Relating to the composition of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and declaring an emergency. House: Public Health Referred to Committee on Public Health
HCR 73 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Granting Jonnie J. Groda permission to sue the state and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration, Special
Filed without the Governor's signature
SB 126 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: DeLay, Tom
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to certain community centers to receive relevant conviction data on applicants for employment, to deny employment to unqualified applicants, to promulgate rules, to perform psychological testing, and relating to the confidentiality of conviction data. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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SB 300 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the appointment of persons to serve on the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Review Board which determines manifest dangerousness. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 377 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Oliver, Jesse
Relating to the personnel and administrative staff of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to the designation of facilities operated by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to modification of signs at the facilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 393 68-0 (1983) Author: Leedom, John
Sponsor: Wright, Brad
Relating to representation of the state in filing claims in court for support, maintenance, and treatment of patients in certain state hospitals or residential care facilities and procedure therefor. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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SB 407 68-0 (1983) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Lee, Don
Relating to the retention of certain sheltered workshop operating funds by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in trust for the benefit of the participants in such workshops. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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SB 467 68-0 (1983) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to an appropriation to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to pay utility costs incurred at its facilities. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 665 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to construct and operate a psychiatric treatment facility in Tarrant County. Senate: Health & Human Resources No action taken
SB 1278 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to establishment and operation of a Texas Mental Health Code Public Information Program and to certain powers and duties of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SCR 66 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to adopting the definition of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders as stated in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 67 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to developing rules ensuring the coordination of identification, diagnosis, referral, evaluation, training, and education within a continuum of services to persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 69 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to developing a written plan and interagency agreement addressing vocational training program standards, vocational program evaluation guidelines, and a continuum of vocational services for persons having autism. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 70 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to developing state licensing standards for residential facilities serving adult persons having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 71 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Directing the Central Education Agency and the Department of MHMR to develop jointly training program standards and curriculum guidelines for families whose relatives have autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
SCR 72 68-0 (1983) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Supporting the concept of respite care services for persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders; and relating to extending respite care services within all of existing respite care programs to persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HCR 9 68-1 (1983) Author: Martinez, Walter Granting Rudy and Mary Jane Guzman permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Administration, Special Referred to Committee on Administration
HB 82 68-2 (1984) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to improve staff-to-patient ratios in state mental hospitals. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
SB 31 68-2 (1984) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to appropriations to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and transfers of funds to improve staff-to-patient ratios in state mental hospitals and to make certain state contributions for employees. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 372 67-0 (1981) Author: Grubbs, Walter B.
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to the requiring of Mental Health and Mental Retardation employees to submit to fingerprinting. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Human Resources
No action taken
HB 434 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to expend funds for supplemental residential services. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 572 67-0 (1981) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the lease of property controlled by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 851 67-0 (1981) Author: Price, Albert Relating to an internal system of advocacy for clients of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1308 67-0 (1981) Author: Clark, Jerry Relating to the provision of dental care by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 2399 67-0 (1981) Author: Crawford, Bo Authorizing the sale and conveyance or trade of certain land in Jefferson County by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 61 67-0 (1981) Author: Danburg, Debra Requesting Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to place additional emphasis on crisis counseling. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 71 67-0 (1981) Author: Blake, Roy
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to expend funds for supplemental residential services for the mentally retarded at locations in Texas other than the grounds of the Rusk State Hospital. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 95 67-0 (1981) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to an internal system of advocacy for clients of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Human Resources Record vote
SB 184 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Geistweidt, Gerald
Relating to lease of property controlled by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 278 67-0 (1981) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the establishment and organization and operation of schools at state facilities for the mentally retarded and mentally ill of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing for the acceptance of donations and grants; providing for eligibility of students of such districts; providing for the operational costs of schools created pursuant to this Act through the Foundation School Program Fund and funds appropriated to the facilities; providing for allocation of professional units; providing for salaries for certain personnel employed by the districts; providing for severablity. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
SB 303 67-0 (1981) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Clark, Jerry
Relating to permitting the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and its agents to obtain advice and consent for dental treatment of persons admitted or committed to it care. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 310 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the allocation of appropriated funds to community centers to construct buildings for mental health and mental retardation purposes. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 572 67-0 (1981) Author: Traeger, John Adding a new Section 2.26 to the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act, as amended (Article 5547-201, et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the community centers for MHMR services established pursuant to said Act to require applicants for employment and existing employees to submit to fingerprinting as a requisite to their employment, or continued employment, authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, any facility thereof or any community center to receive criminal history record information from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the purpose of determining the qualifications and suitability of an applicant for employment or an employee and to deny employment applied for and to terminate an employee when it is determined that previous convictions of the applicant or employee indicates that such applicant or employee is not qualified or suitable. Senate: Human Resources No action taken
SB 1271 67-0 (1981) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to transfer and discharge of Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation clients. Senate: Human Resources Postponed
SB 1286 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Crawford, Bo
Authorizing the sale and conveyance or trade of certain land in Jefferson County by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing for the use of proceeds; and declaring an emergency. House: Health Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SCR 91 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob The Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of 1965 declares the purposes of the Act and, therefore, of the Department which it established to be; to provide for the conservation and restoration of mental health among the people of this State and toward this end to provide for the effective administration and coordination of mental health services at the State and local levels. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SCR 118 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd Granting the Austin Travis County MH-MR Center permission to sue the State. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Judicial Affairs
HB 305 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitehead, Emmett
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the sale and conveyance of certain surplus land by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation with the proceeds to be used for the renovation of ward buildings at the Rusk State Hospital. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 657 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, Tip Establishing the Texas Human Genetics Center. House: Health Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 686 66-0 (1979) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy"
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to establishment of the Laredo State Center for Human Development. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 783 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitehead, Emmett
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the appointment and service of the needs of institutions and facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 784 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitehead, Emmett
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the composition of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 1035 66-0 (1979) Author: Ezzell, Michael H. Relating to qualifications for the office of Commissioner of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health Services Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1242 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitehead, Emmett
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the sale of certain state-owned land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the use of the proceeds. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1294 66-0 (1979) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to transfer items of appropriation to the Corpus Christi State School. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1300 66-0 (1979) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to establishment of a security building at the San Antonio State Hospital. House: Health Services Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 99 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Requesting local communities to evaluate written policies of agencies that handle sexual abuse. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
HCR 111 66-0 (1979) Author: Waters, Ron Requesting MHMR community centers to give higher priority to crisis counseling for elderly and handicapped persons. House: Health Services Considered by committee in public hearing
HCR 170 66-0 (1979) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Jones, Gene
Granting Sharon =Walsh permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 198 66-0 (1979) Author: Washington, Craig Granting Paul Anthony Powell permission to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
SB 317 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Ezzell, Michael H.
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to transfer funds appropriated for utility expenses. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 377 66-0 (1979) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Hall, Tip
Establishing the Texas Department of Mental Retardation Genetics Screening and Counseling Program to provide comprehensive genetic services in the areas of mental illness and mental retardation; transferring to the program all powers, duties, functions, obligations, property, records, and personnel of the genetics counseling and screening program of the Denton State School; authorizing the acquisition of real property and the comprehensive genetic services; providing for an effective date; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to subcommittee
SB 463 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Grant
Sponsor: Ezzell, Michael H.
Relating to transfer of the land, building, facilities, and other property of the Waco State Home to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and providing for transfer of funds and change of name; providing for admission to the facility and for its management. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
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SB 715 66-0 (1979) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to qualifications of the commissioner of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the qualifications and appointment of certain administrators within its community facilities. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 900 66-0 (1979) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the appointment and service of the heads of institutions and facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 972 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Authorizing the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to establish and provide for two residential care facilities for the mentally retarded in the Harris-Galveston Counties, Texas, area and providing for the operation of same; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 1186 66-0 (1979) Author: Truan, Carlos
Sponsor: Gonzales, Arnold
Relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to transfer items of appropriation to the Corpus Christi State School. House: Health Services
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1226 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Ezzell, Michael H.
To provide for payment of travel costs for members of advisory committees established or approved by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; and declaring an emergency. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
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SCR 31 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Waters, Ron
Requesting Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and MHMR community centers to give high priority to crisis counseling for the elderly and the disabled. House: Health Services
Senate: Human Resources
Signed by the Governor
HB 538 65-0 (1977) Author: Nabers, Lynn Delegating to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation authority to make purchases from its centralized food purchase fund without authority of the Board of Control; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
HB 718 65-0 (1977) Author: Ezzell, Michael H. Relating to legal rights of mentally retarded persons; admission and commitment to mental retardation services; transfer and discharge of clients; establishing public responsibility committees; providing for confidentiality of records; providing for responsibility of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and cooperation with other agencies; providing for rulemaking authority; providing for fees for services and support and maintenance of residents; providing penalties and remedies; providing effective dates. House: Health & Welfare Laid on the table subject to call
HB 819 65-0 (1977) Author: Parker, Walt
Sponsor: Creighton, Tom
Authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to charge for services rendered in connection with genetic counseling; providing for the retention and utilization of such charges; amending the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 1013 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Providing for at least four regular meetings per year of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; and declaring an emergency. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1235 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to certain patient/student workers who are clients of care facilities of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the wages to be paid to such patient/students; providing that the Department will promulgate rules to effectuate this section; declaring that this section does not create an employer/employee relationship between Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and these clients; providing for severability; and declaring an emergency. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1236 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Providing that the Commissioner shall appoint the head of each facility and institution of the Department, with approval of the Board; providing that the heads of certain facilities shall be physicians; further providing that the head of each facility and institution shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1603 65-0 (1977) Author: Whitehead, Emmett An Act relating to mental health and mental retardation. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1770 65-0 (1977) Author: Delco, Wilhelmina An Act relating to education for mentally retarded persons under the care and control of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 2255 65-0 (1977) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Authorizing the sale and conveyance of certain described land in Cherokee County, Texas, by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation subject to the reservation to the State of Texas of a nonparticipating royalty interest; providing that the proceeds from the sale shall be used by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to pay the cost of advertising and sale of property with the remainder going to the general revenue fund; and declaring an emergency. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HCR 50 65-0 (1977) Author: Stubbeman, David
Sponsor: Jones, Grant
Authorizing C. E. Gladden to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Department of Menatl Health and Mental Redardation. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HCR 153 65-0 (1977) Author: Gonzales, Arnold Requesting House Health and Welfare Committee and Senate Human Resources Committee to act as joint committee to study problems of special schools and community service centers operated by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 259 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Delegating to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation authority to make purchases from its centralized food purchase fund without authority of the Board of Control; and declaring an emergency. Senate: State Affairs Reported from committee favorably
SB 658 65-0 (1977) Author: Creighton, Tom
Sponsor: Parker, Walt
Authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to charge for services rendered in connection with genetic counseling; providing for the retention and utilization of such charges. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
HB 257 64-0 (1975) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent persons; providing penalties. House: Health & Welfare Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 549 64-0 (1975) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Authorizing the sale and conveyance of certain land in Cherokee County by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing that the proceeds from the sale shall be part of the funds of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use in the construction of living quarters for staff personnel at the Rusk State Hospital and appropriating the proceeds for that purpose. House: Health & Welfare Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 574 64-0 (1975) Author: Pentony, Joe Relating to the regulation of private mental hospitals by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation through its Private Mental Hospital Division; providing a penalty. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 578 64-0 (1975) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to certain qualifications for the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health & Welfare Referred to subcommittee
HB 583 64-0 (1975) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy" Authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to sell certain land located near Lufkin State School in Angelina County, Texas for cash at public sale under certain conditions; providing that said land shall be sold with a reservation of the minerals; authorizing the commissioner of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to execute and deliver the necessary conveyance providing that the Attorney General approves the form of such conveyance; providing the the net proceeds from such sale go to the General Revenue Fund. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 816 64-0 (1975) Author: Ezzell, Michael H. Conveying to the City of Big Spring a certain described tract of land to be used for park or recreational purposes; reserving the state all mineral rights; making the park and recreation facilities available to patients of Big Spring State Hospital; providing for recordation of this Act; providing for reversion of title to the State of Texas under certain conditions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
HB 1398 64-0 (1975) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of an Office of Monitoring and Related Services in the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. House: Health & Welfare Rules suspended
HB 1597 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Lombardino, Frank
Relating to the transfer of certain described land to the City of San Antonio for park purposes. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days
HB 1684 64-0 (1975) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the transfer of certain described land to the City of San Antonio for park purposes. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 1992 64-0 (1975) Author: Nabers, Lynn Authorizing the State of Texas to indemnify personnel of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; defining the liabilities covered by the Act; providing for defense by the Attorney General. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 2152 64-0 (1975) Author: Allred, Dave Authorizing the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey a certain sanitary sewer main and an easement in Wichita County to the City of Wichita Falls. House: State Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HCR 68 64-0 (1975) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Granting permission to C.M. Lingle Company to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SB 212 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Temple, Arthur "Buddy"
Authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to sell certain land located near Lufkin State School in Angelina County, Texas, for cash at public sale under certain conditions; providing that said land shall be sold with a reservation of the minerals; authorizing the Commissioner of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to execute and deliver the necessary conveyance providing that the attorney general approves the form of such conveyance; providing that the net proceeds from such sale go to the General Revenue Fund. House: State Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 356 64-0 (1975) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Whitehead, Emmett
Authorizing the sale and conveyance of certain described land in Cherokee County by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing that the proceeds from the sale shall be part of the funds of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use in the construction of living quarters for staff personnel at the Rusk State Hospital and appropriating the proceeds for that purpose. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 435 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Finney, Dave
Authorizing the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey certain land in Dallas County and other property to the Dallas County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center and to transfer ownership of and title to certain personal property to the Tarrant County Hospital District Mental Health Mental Retardation Center; providing for revision of title to the real property under certain conditions; making certain provisions for the use of the land conveyed and of land for which the conveyed land may be traded. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 539 64-0 (1975) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Authorizing the Texas Youth Council to convey the property of the Crockett State School for Girls to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SB 594 64-0 (1975) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the creation, powers, and duties of an Office of Monitoring and Related Services in the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SCR 75 64-0 (1975) Author: Lombardino, Frank
Sponsor: Nowlin, James
Granting Roy T. Aguilar permission to sue the State of Texas, the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and the San Antonio State Hospital for the relief to which he is entitled concerning his claim of damages; providing that in the event suit is filed, service of citation and other required process be made on the Attorney General of Texas, and that the suit be tried as other civil suits; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as an admission by the State of Texas, or any its employees, agents, departments, agencies, or political subdivisions, of liability or of hte truth of any allegation asserted by the claimant, but the alleged cause of action must be proved under the laws of this state as in other civil cases; providing that nothing in this resolution may be construed as a waiver of any defense of fact or law available to the State of Texas or to any of its employees, agents, departments, agencies, reserved political subdivsions every defense is specificaly reserved. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
HB 541 63-0 (1973) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Authorizing the conveyance of certain land by the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Public Safety Commission and the State of Texas for the use and benefit of the Texas Department of Public Safety. House: State Affairs Subcommittee hearing notice posted
HB 775 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to provide mental health and mental retardation services through the operation of sheltered workshops; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Resources Considered in public hearing
HB 934 63-0 (1973) Author: Williamson, Billy H. Relating to the establishment of the East Texas State Center for Human Development. House: Human Resources Reported favorably
HB 1177 63-0 (1973) Author: Lee, Doyce R. Authorizing the conveyance of certain land by the State Department of Health to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for use and benefit of Tyler State Center for Human Development. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Referred to Committee on Administration
HCR 171 63-0 (1973) Author: Foreman, Wilson
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Granting permission to S&G Construction Company, Inc. to sue the state. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SB 336 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to the funding and operation of sheltered workshops by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and to sale of products and services; prescribing the relationship of the authority and program authorized herein to the authority and/or jurisdiction of community centers for mental health and mental retardation. House: Human Resources
Senate: Finance
90 Day Bill
HB 200 62-0 (1971) Author: Swanson, Bill T. Relating to providing for a change in membership of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 515 62-0 (1971) Author: Cole, James D. Relating to mental retardation, establishing the Texas Department of Mental Retardation.
HB 652 62-0 (1971) Author: Davis, Harold
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardtion and the state schools, state hospitals, and other facilities and institutions under its jurisdiction, the Texas State Department of Health and facilities and institutions under its jurisdiction, the Texas Youth Council and facilities and institutions under its jurisdiction, and other state and political subdivisions, centers, and hospitals to purchase annuities for their employees.
HB 700 62-0 (1971) Author: Foreman, Wilson Relating to transferring the land of the Confederate Woman's Home from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the State Building Commission.
HB 1051 62-0 (1971) Author: Jungmichel, Charles Relating to schools at facilities of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 1286 62-0 (1971) Author: Johnson, Jake Relating to authorizing the transfer of certain land from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Texas National Guard Armory Board.
HB 1436 62-0 (1971) Author: Floyd, Guy
Sponsor: Kothmann, Glenn
Relating to providing for the establishment of the San Antonio State Center for Human Development and the El Paso State Center for Human Development.
HCR 191 62-0 (1971) Author: Murray, Menton J.
Sponsor: Herring, Charles
Granting Mrs. Quatha Kirkpatrick permission to sue the state.
SB 412 62-0 (1971) Author: Herring, Charles
Sponsor: Foreman, Wilson
Relating to authorizing the transfer of the land of the Confederate Woman's Home from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the State Building Commission.
HB 16 62-4 (1972) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al. Relating to making an appropriation to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the design and construction, payment of salaries and travel expenses of construction project inspectors or Clerks-of-the-Works, of the Fort Worth State School for the Mentally Retarded.
SB 35 62-4 (1972)
HB 212 61-0 (1969) Author: Moyer, J. Hudson Relating to the transfer of persons under commitment to state schools for the retarded of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to mental hospitals of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 213 61-0 (1969) Author: Moyer, J. Hudson Relating to transfer of persons under commitment to mental hospitals of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to schools for the mentally retarded of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 702 61-0 (1969) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, or otherwise certain properties, to sell, exchange, give, or otherwise convey those properties to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 882 61-0 (1969) Author: Cavness, Don Relating to creating the position of Deputy Commissioner for Administrative Services in the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and prescribing his qualifications, powers and duties.
HB 891 61-0 (1969) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act to redefine "local agency"; providing for designation by the Governor of the Chairman of the Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; relating to responsibility for governing community centers; relating to State grants-in-aid; providing for annual audits.
HCR 111 61-0 (1969)
SB 465 61-0 (1969) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M. Relating to amending the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act; definitions, Board, Commissioner, staff, services, funds, etc.
SB 487 61-0 (1969) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to transferring certain land from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to the Texas Commission for the Blind to be used for the Texas Rehabilitation Center for the Blind; providing for the possibility of reversion.
SB 666 61-0 (1969) Author: Word, James Powell Relating to authorizing the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to acquire by purchase, exchange, gift, or otherwise certain properties, to sell, exchange, give, or otherwise convey those properties to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and to acquire from the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation by purchase, exchange, gift, or otherwise certain other properties; authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to acquire properties conveyed to it by the Board of Regents and authorizing that Department to sell, exchange, give, or otherwise convey certain properties to the Board of Regents.
HB 97 60-0 (1967) Author: Armstrong, Robert Landis "Bob" | et. al. Relating to mentally retarded persons and responsibility for their support and maintenance as students in State Schools.
HB 471 60-0 (1967) Author: Hull, Malcolm Cordell | et. al. Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to make contracts for the provision of mental health and mental retardation services.
HB 509 60-0 (1967) Author: Lockridge, Joseph Edwin | et. al. Relating to facilities under control and management of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; authorizing the Department to operate half-way houses and community centers.
HB 514 60-0 (1967) Author: Clark, Jim | et. al. Relating to compensation of members of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
HB 632 60-0 (1967) Author: Lombardino, Frank | et. al. Relating to transferring the authority to license private mental hospitals from the Texas State Department of Health to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; providing effective date of the Act.
HB 732 60-0 (1967) Author: Cain, Pat | et. al. Relating to authorizing and directing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey and transfer to the Parks and Wildlife Department certain land in Travis County, Texas.
HB 753 60-0 (1967) Author: Vance, Arthur K. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes relating to the return of committed mentally retarded persons to the states of their residence.
HB 920 60-0 (1967) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey a water and sanitary pressure main to the City of Kerrville.
HB 1032 60-0 (1967) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey a 6" water main and a 6" sanitary sewer main to the City of Kerrville.
SB 236 60-0 (1967) Author: Reagan, Bruce A. Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to make contracts for the provision of mental health and mental retardation services.
SB 245 60-0 (1967) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to compensation of members of the Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 291 60-0 (1967) Author: Connally, Wayne W. Relating to facilities under control and management of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; authorizing the Department to operate half-way houses and community centers.
SB 328 60-0 (1967) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to authorizing and directing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to convey and transfer to the Parks and Wildlife Department certain land in Travis County, Texas.
SB 367 60-0 (1967) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to transferring the authority to license private mental hospitals from the Texas State Department of Health to the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
SB 434 60-0 (1967) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to authorizing the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to sell an exclusive and perpetual right to use, draw and take all water in, under and upon a certain described tract of land in Wilbarger County with all water lines and improvements located thereon.
HB 3 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to mental health and mental retardation; creating the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and prescribing its organization, powers, duties and functions and abolishing the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools.
HB 1072 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act by adding a director of administrative services.

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