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HB 1297 67-0 (1981) Author: Denton, Betty
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector
Amending the Family Code to conform with the name change of the State Department of Public Welfare to the Texas Department of Human Resources. House: Human Services
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1394 66-0 (1979) Author: Crawford, Bo Relating to the designation of the State Department of Public Welfare as the state agency to administer social service programs established by federal law. House: Human Services Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1581 65-0 (1977) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to employment in the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
SB 320 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Changing the name of the State Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Resources; providing for the appointment of a director of the department; transferring all powers and duties of the State Board of Public welfare and the Commissioner of Public Welfare to the director of the Department of Human Resources and abolishing the board and office of commissioner. Senate: Human Resources Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1074 65-0 (1977) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the purchase of insurance for or reimbursement of certain State Department of Public Welfare employees and volunteers. Senate: Economic Development Referred to subcommittee
SCR 44 65-0 (1977) Author: McKnight, Peyton
Sponsor: Hollowell, Bill
Granting Winnwood Manor Nursing Home permission to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
HB 225 64-0 (1975) Author: Salem, Joe Relating to the regulation of certain child care facilities; establishing a child care division of the State Department of Public Welfare, a child care facility regulatory council, and an advisory committee on child care facilities; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities, for certification of certain child care facilities, and for registration of certain child care facilities; providing sanctions and a penalty for violations of this act; providing an effective date. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 565 64-0 (1975) Author: Truan, Carlos Relating to the regulation of certain child care facilities; establishing a Child Care Division of the State Department of Public Welfare, a Child Care Facility Regulatory Council, and an Advisory Committee on Child Care Facilities; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities, for certification of certain child care facilities, and for registration of certain child care facilities; providing sanctions and a penalty for violations of this Act; providing an effective date. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 684 64-0 (1975) Author: Johnson, Eddie Relating to the number of members on the State Board of Public Welfare and quorum requirements. House: Health & Welfare Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1073 64-0 (1975) Author: Reyes, Ben T.
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to supervise federal matching programs for political subdivisions which provide emergency services for children of needy families, interim assistance to applicants for supplemental income grants, general assistance for the medically disabled, and certain social services; creating the Advisory Board for Political Subdivisions. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1199 64-0 (1975) Author: Cartwright, Donald Relating to purchase of liability insurance for employees of the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HB 1223 64-0 (1975) Author: Caldwell, Neil Relating to regulation of child care facilities and child placing agencies by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for licensing of certain child care facilities and child placing agencies; providing for licensing for certain solicitation of funds. House: Health & Welfare Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1853 64-0 (1975) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients. House: Health & Welfare Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2111 64-0 (1975) Author: Earle, Ronald Relating to political activity of officers and employees of the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Elections Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 2213 64-0 (1975) Author: Leland, Mickey Relating to the name of the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare Referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
HCR 5 64-0 (1975) Author: Kaster, James J.
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Granting permission to B.F. Robey to sue the state. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Administration
Signed by Governor
SB 501 64-0 (1975) Author: Jones, Grant Relating to the purchase of liability insurance for employees of the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 1077 64-0 (1975) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill"
Sponsor: Leland, Mickey
Relating to the name of the State Department of Public Welfare. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: State Affairs
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 450 63-0 (1973) Author: Bynum, Ben Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to acquire real property and to construct buildings; authorizing the department to enter into any agreements or contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act; authorizing the department to expend appropriated funds and to accept and expend funds received from public and private sources for these purposes; providing for limitations and restrictions; providing for limitations and restrictions; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause; and declaring an emergency. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 749 63-0 (1973) Author: Sutton, G.J. Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to pay for certain funeral expenses for deceased welfare recipients; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Resources Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1095 63-0 (1973) Author: Truan, Carlos Changing the name of the State Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Resources; providing for the appointment of a director of the department; transferring all powers and duties of the State Board of Public Welfare and the Commissioner of Public Welfare to the director of the Department of Human Resources and abolishing the board and the office of commissioner. House: Human Resources Reported favorably
HB 1321 63-0 (1973) Author: Menefee, Hawkins Authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to institute and administer a program of State grants in the aid to local agencies providing programs of child care to children deemed eligible therefor by the Department; authorizing the Department to enter into any agreements or contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act; authorizing the Department to allocate appropriated funds to local agencies on a matching fund basis to carry out the provisions of this Act; making an appropriation; providing for periodic evaluation of grantee performance; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 1383 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients. House: Human Resources Referred to subcommittee
HB 1384 63-0 (1973) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to contracts negotiated by the State Department of Public Welfare with private insurance organizations for the payment of medical assistance services for eligible recipients. House: Human Resources Referred to subcommittee
SCR 111 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Nugent, James E.
Expressing thanks and appreciation to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Medical Association, the Department of Public Welfare, Dr. Lamar McNew, Nurse Vera Taylor and the participating physicians of TAPP. House: Rules Filed without Governor's signature
HB 470 62-0 (1971) Author: Graves, Curtis M.
Sponsor: Jordan, Barbara
Relating to a program to assist families in the adoption of hard-to-place children.
SB 305 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to the reorganization of the State Department of Public Welfare under the name of State Department of Human Resources and creating the Advisory Board on Human Resources.
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.
SB 1007 62-0 (1971) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Clayton, Bill
Relating to the immunization of children admitted to child caring institutions and facilities.
HB 92 62-4 (1972) Author: Finck, Bill Relating to appropriating funds to the Department of Public Welfare for establishing, operating, and administering a medical program under the Texas Medical Assistance Act of 1967.
SB 55 62-4 (1972) Relating to providing for medical benefits under a health insurance policy; authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to make necessary rules, regulations and determinations regarding such benefits.
HB 147 61-0 (1969) Author: Shannon, Jr., Thomas Clifton "Tommy" | et. al. Relating to authorizing and directing the Department of Public Welfare to establish a Child Welfare Unit for Tarrant County; making an appropriation therefor; setting an effective date.
HB 1015 61-0 (1969) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to authorizing the Department of Public Welfare to extend by rule and regulation the full range of programs and scope of services provided for under Federal laws as they now read or as they may hereafter be amended and any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto; amending the residence requirements for applicants for Aid to the Blind, Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled, Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Old Age Assistance; fixing an effective date.
HCR 128 61-0 (1969)
HCR 135 61-0 (1969)
SB 102 61-0 (1969) Author: Creighton, Tom | et. al. Relating to authorizing and directing the Department of Public Welfare to establish a Child Welfare Unit for Tarrant County; making an appropriation therefor; setting an effective date.
SB 219 61-0 (1969) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to extend by rule and regulation the full range of programs and scope of services provided for under the Federal laws as they now read or as they may hereafter be amended and any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto; authorizing the Department to enter into agreements to implement these programs and services; authorizing the Department to accept funds from public and private sources, expend and/or transfer such funds; deleting the specific divisions within the Department and authorizing the Commissioner to create such divisions as are appropriate; amending the residence requirements for applicants for Aid to the Blind, Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disables, Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Old Age Assistance; fixing an effective date.
HB 6 61-2 (1969) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" Relating to appropriating funds to the State Department of Public Welfare to provide payment of welfare grants for the month of September, 1969, and to cover necessary administrative expenses in connection with those grants.
HB 21 60-0 (1967) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. | et. al. Relating to the licensing of certain child-care institutions by the State Department of Public Welfare; providing that certain child-caring facilities shall not be required to obtain a license.
HB 717 60-0 (1967) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to amending certain laws by authorizing assistance grants to individuals in institutions; fixing an effective date.
HB 1049 60-0 (1967) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Relating to making supplemental appropriations to the State Department of Public Welfare for administrative expenses for the period beginning June 1, 1967 and ending August 31, 1967, for the purpose of making plans to implement benefits to patients in institutions under the "Medical Assistance Act of 1967"; fixing an effective date.
SCR 35 60-0 (1967)
HB 307 59-0 (1965) Author: Alaniz, John C. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to establish a food stamp plan and to participate in and implement the federal food stamp program.
SB 163 59-0 (1965) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending certain Acts by designating the State Department of Public Welfare as the State Agency to cooperate with the Federal Government in the administration of the provisions of Title V of the "Economic Opportunity Act of 1964" and of the provisions of any such other applicable titles of said Act, or any such other titles as may be added thereto.
HCR 14 59-1 (1966)
HB 197 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. Relating to providing for the recovery by the State Department of Public Welfare of funds paid to any recipient of public assistance, if such recipient owns property at the time of his death and to provide further for the denial of assistance where transfers of property have been made for the purpose of qualifying for or increasing the amount of assistance or for the purpose of precluding recovery of assistance payments.
SCR 59 58-0 (1963)
HB 164 56-0 (1959) Author: Jarvis, Ben E. Relating to amending certain acts relating to the residence requirements for employees of the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 849 56-0 (1959) Author: McDonald, Scott | et. al. Relating to amending certain acts by providing for recovery of funds paid to any recipient of Old Age Assistance.
HB 78 55-0 (1957) Author: Ellis, Jr., John Taylor | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for financial assistance to needy individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and not more than sixty-five (65) years of age who are permanently and totally disabled.
HB 307 55-0 (1957) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to youth correctional institutions.
HB 308 55-0 (1957) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to the State Orphans Home at Corsicana.
HB 361 55-0 (1957) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to the State Department of Public Welfare; authorizing a foster home program for children admitted to the Waco State Home or to any other orphans home under the Public Welfare Department's jurisdiction; centralizing future applications for State care and support of orphans or of dependent and neglected children; providing safeguards.
HB 765 55-0 (1957) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt Relating to amending certain Acts to authorize the superintendents of children's institutions under the supervision and management of the State Department of Public Welfare to receive funds on behalf of children in said institutions and to expend the same on behalf of children in said institutions and to expend the same on behalf of the individual child for whom the money is received; providing safeguards for the handling of such funds.
HB 206 54-0 (1955) Author: Hogue, Grady C. | et. al. Relating to making a supplementary appropriations to the State Department of Public Welfare for payment of public assistance grants during the months of July and August 1955.
HB 958 54-0 (1955) Author: Chambers, William R. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to making supplementary appropriations to the State Department of Public Welfare for payment of public assistance grants during the months of July and August, 1955.
HB 441 53-0 (1953) Author: Reeves, Elbert Relating to amending certain Acts by creating a new Division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division," prescribing its powers, duties, and functions.
HB 797 53-0 (1953) Author: Jackson, James Horace | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that the Executive Director of the State Department of Public Welfare may endorse the last warrant written for the old age assistance, aid to the blind, or aid to dependent children recipient, but not endorsed by such recipient prior to his death, as payable to the person designated by the State Department of Public Welfare as the one responsible for the care and the obligations incurred by the recipient.
HB 335 52-0 (1951) Author: Cobb, Morris Gray Relating to amending certain acts by providing for residence requirements for employees of the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 540 52-0 (1951) Author: Shaw, Lynn Baron | et. al. Relating to providing for the transfer to the State Department of Public Welfare the control and management of the Waco State Home, Waco, Texas; providing for the transfer of personnel of the institution and authorizing the employment of such other personnel as is required; transferring personal property from the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools to the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for a training program for the children in the institution; providing for an appropriation for administrative and contingent expenses.
HB 563 52-0 (1951) Author: Swindell, William Agnew "Bill" Relating to directing the State Department of Public Welfare to codify the Texas laws relating to children and to submit recommendations to the Governor for appropriate legislative action; providing essential personnel to carry out the provisions of this Act and making an appropriation therefor.
SB 330 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to providing for the transfer to the State Department of Public Welfare the control and management of the Waco State Home, Waco, Texas; providing for the transfer of personnel of the institution and authorizing the employment of such other personnel as is required.
HB 196 51-0 (1949) Author: Zivley, Lamar A. Relating to providing for the creation of a division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division"; providing for an emergency appropriation for administrative purposes for the period from May 1, 1949 to August 31, 1949; providing for an appropriation for the biennium beginning September 1, 1949 and ending August 31, 1951 for the purpose of setting up facilities for the distribution of commodities for the biennium in accordance with the provisions of this Act; and providing a repealing clause and a saving clause.
HB 614 51-0 (1949) Author: Jameson, William S. Relating to empowering and directing the State Department of Public Welfare to refund to the Federal Government One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-four Dollars and Sixty-nine Cents ($1,894.69) to make adjustment in amounts expended in excess of those found necessary by the Social Security Administration for the proper administration of the Civilian War Assistance Program and the Enemy Alien Program; providing a repealing clause, a savings clause.
SB 203 51-0 (1949) Author: Bracewell, Jr., Joseph Searcy Relating to empowering and directing the State Department of Public Welfare to refund to the Federal Government One-Thousand Eight-Hundred and Ninety-Four Dollars and Sixty-Nine Cents ($1,894.69) to make adjustment in amounts expended in excess of those found necessary by the Social Security Administration for the proper administration of the Civilian War Assistance Program and the Enemy Alien Program; providing for a repealing clause and a saving clause.
SB 209 51-0 (1949) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to amending a previous Act, providing financial assistance to physically or mentally handicapped individuals as defined in the law; providing a repealing clause; providing a saving clause; providing an anticipatory clause.
SB 210 51-0 (1949) Author: Corbin, Sr., Kilmer B. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the creation of a division within the State Department of Public Welfare to be known as the "Commodity Distribution Division"; providing a repealing clause and a saving clause.
HB 78 50-0 (1947) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, the Public Welfare Act of 1941, providing that the Department of Public Welfare shall not consider income derived from any source by the needy recipients, of Old Age Assistance, or who may be hereafter placed on said rolls, where the total amount for any calendar year does not exceed Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars.
HB 93 50-0 (1947) Author: Williams, Eugene C. | et. al. Relating to re-establishing the Division of Child Welfare in the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for the repeal of all laws and parts of laws in conflict; providing a savings and severability clause.
HB 299 50-0 (1947) Author: Files, Rae Mandette Relating to amending a previous Act, the residence requirements for personnel with the State Department of Public Welfare; providing a repealing clause; providing a saving clause.
HB 490 50-0 (1947) Author: Gregory, Sid Relating to amending a previous Act, by authorizing the State Department of Public Welfare to provide care and maintenance of mentally defective or physically handicapped children under the age of two (2) years in licensed foster boarding homes; providing a repealing clause, a saving clause.
SB 28 50-0 (1947) Author: Chadick, T. C. Relating to amending a previous Act, permitting the State Department of Public Welfare to have access to information on adoptions as reported to the Bureau of Vital Statistics; repealing clause; saving clause.
HB 636 49-0 (1945) Author: Files, Rae Mandette Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for cooperation with local units of Government; defining duties and responsibilities of the Department of Public Welfare with respect to child welfare; providing for the inspecting and licensing of day nurseries, child placing agencies, children's boarding homes, etc.
HB 656 49-0 (1945) Author: Allison, Mack Relating to amending certain Acts by directing the State Department of Public Welfare to prepare a list of certain obsolete records belonging to the State Department of Public Welfare for the years beginning 1932 through August 31, 1944, to be submitted to the Texas Library and Historical Commission for examination.
HB 839 49-0 (1945) Author: Favors, Ennis Relating to amending certain Acts by extending the authority of the representatives of the Department of Public Welfare in administering oaths and taking acknowledgments.
HB 732 48-0 (1943) Author: Hull, Henry A. "Salty" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that the Department of Public Welfare shall not consider income derived in payment of labor actually performed or service rendered by the recipients of old age assistance where the total amount for any calendar year does not exceed $250.00.
SB 84 48-0 (1943) Author: Moore, Weaver | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by repealing each, every, and all appropriations and all language and words contained in this section of such bill known as "Division of Intake and Certification" which is contained in the appropriation for the State Department of Public Welfare; providing a saving clause.
SB 169 48-0 (1943) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that the Department of Public Welfare shall not consider income derived in payment of labor actually performed or service rendered by the needy recipients of old age assistance or who may hereafter be placed on said rolls, where the total amount for any calendar year does not exceed Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars.
SB 250 48-0 (1943) Author: Lovelady, Karl L. Relating to directing the State Department of Public Welfare to prepare a list of certain records of the Texas Relief Commission for the years 1932 to September 1, 1939, and all duplicate Old Age Assistance records accumulated for the years 1936 through October 1938, to be submitted to the Texas Library and Historical Commission for examination.
HB 380 47-0 (1941) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to making a certain appropriations for the month of March, April, and May of 1941 to defray the expenses of the State Department of Public Welfare incurred in connection with the distribution of surplus commodities, the investigation and certification of clients to Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and National Youth Administration, the administration and liquidation of federal programs in Texas.
HB 611 47-0 (1941) Author: Stubbs, John Peter | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act creating a State Department of Public Welfare and prescribing its rights, powers, functions and duties; providing for a State Board of Public Welfare; transferring all the rights, powers, and duties of the Texas Relief Commission, the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission, and the Division of Child Welfare of the State Board of Control to the State Department of Public Welfare; providing for penalties; making appropriations.
HB 15 46-0 (1939) Author: Alsup, Lon E. | et. al. Relating to the creation of the State Department of Public Welfare.
HB 403 46-0 (1939) Author: Brown, R. Lee Relating to creating a State Department of Public Welfare for the State of Texas.
HB 404 46-0 (1939) Author: Bundy, Marvin A. "Bill" | et. al. Relating to creating a State Department of Public Welfare and transferring thereto all the rights, powers and duties heretofore conferred by law on the Division of Child Welfare of the Board of Control.
SB 36 46-0 (1939) Author: Roberts, Morris Relating to creating and establishing a State Department of Public Welfare.

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