TCA Public Policy

85th Legislative Session – January 10, 2017 thru May 29, 2017

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TCA 2017 Public Policy Agenda

    Position Statements

    Sunset Commission Staff Report: Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists; Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

    Comments from TCA on the Sunset Committee staff report

    HHSC Comments – Medicaid (Coming soon!)
    SBEC – S.C. Certification (Coming soon!)

    Calls to Action

    December 6, 2016
    Contact all Sunset Commission members regarding the staff report. Contact information and talking points.

    TCA Advocacy in Action

    August 23, 2016 TCA member Valerie Martinez from Northside Independent School District in San Antonio provided testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice regarding cyber bullying. Watch Valerie starting at 1:05:34.
    April 27, 2016 TCA member Sharon Cunningham delivered invited testimony before the Texas Legislature's Special House Committee on Mental Health to address initiatives on increasing access to mental health services in Texas. Watch Sharon starting at 1:43:00.