TMA Legislative News Hotline: Friday, Jan. 23, 2015


Watch this video of TMA Vice President of Advocacy Darren Whitehurst to learn more about Texas’ new leadership and what’s in store for medicine during the 84th legislative session.



First Tuesdays at the Capitol returns Feb. 3. Join your colleagues at the state Capitol to meet with your state lawmakers. The “White Coat Invasion” has been the key to physicians’ successes in the Texas Legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our influence is greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. Register today

Follow the bill process: Thousands of bills will make their way through the legislative process during this session; some will become law. TMA is keeping a close watch on bills affecting medicine. You, too, can follow along by using the bill-tracking feature on the Texas Legislature Online (TLO) website. View the page How to Follow a Bill Using TLO to learn the current status of a bill, when it will be discussed in committee, and when it will be heard on the House and Senate floor(s) by using the bill status link. Read the full text of a bill, fiscal notes, and bill analyses by selecting the bill lookup link, or if you do not know a particular bill’s number, browse by subject with the bill text search link.


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