TMA's Legislative News Hotline

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Hotline is a daily electronic newsletter for TMA members only that reports the legislature's latest actions on bills affecting Texas medicine. The hotline is delivered each legislative day before noon beginning Jan. 1. A weekly recap, delivered each Sunday, is also available.

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Latest issues of TMA's Legislative News Hotline

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Week Ending Aug. 18, 2017

The Texas Legislature’s first called special session ended one day early this week, when the House, and then the Senate, adjourned Sine Die. Fortunately, the imperative bills passed in time. Here’s a quick update.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Special Session Ends; TMB Renewed

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

With extremely limited time remaining in the special session, the filing of bills has stopped. More than 580 have been introduced thus far in a condensed session with three days to go. TMA continues to actively monitor many of them as the special session rapidly wanes.

TMA Legislative News Hotline: Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Governor Abbott signed the Senate version of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) Sunset bills — SB 20 (which extends the life of TMB) and Senate Bill 60 (which provides funding for the agency) — on Friday, the same day they passed on third reading in the House. The bills’ passage meant an end to the Texas Health Care Doomsday scenario.