COMMITTEE:   Appropriations 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM or upon final adjourn./recess
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 

PLACE:       E1.030 
CHAIR:       Rep. John Zerwas 


The Appropriations Committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following bills:


HB 2          Gonzales, Larry        
Relating to the funding of certain governmental entities subject to abolishment on September 1, 2017.

HB 20         Ashby | et al.         
Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease health insurance premiums and deductibles for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 24         Darby | et al.         
Relating to the salary paid to certain professional employees of public schools; making an appropriation.

HB 25         Davis, Sarah           
Relating to reimbursement rates for Medicaid acute care therapy services; making an appropriation.

HB 76         Darby | et al.         
Relating to a supplemental appropriation for Teacher Retirement System of Texas retiree health.

HB 80         Darby | et al.         
Relating to a cost-of-living adjustment applicable to certain benefits paid by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

HB 151        Gooden | et al.        
Relating to the administration of certain group benefits by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation.

HJR 18        Howard                 
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to pay at least 50 percent of the cost of maintaining and operating the public school system and prohibiting the comptroller from certifying legislation containing an appropriation unless the requirement is met.

Testimony may be limited to 3 minutes.



The committee will also hear invited testimony to discuss the following:


·                Update on the 1115 Waiver renewal and CHIP reauthorization

·                Potential impacts related to federal action to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act





Bills added after last posting:

HB 20

HB 24

HB 25

HB 76

HB 80

HB 151

HJR 18


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