2019-2020 Interim Activity

Advocating for children doesn't stop with the end of the legislative session. TPS remains active during the interim by implementing legislation, commenting on proposed rules and providing interim testimony.

TPS Interim Actions

July 18, 2019
August 2019 TPS and House of Medicine Submitted Interim Charge Proposals
August 2019 TPS and Partnership for a Heatlhy Texas Submitted Interim Charge Proposals
August 2019 TPS and Children's Health Coverage Coalition Submitted Interim Charge Proposals
August 2019 TPS and Texas Public Health Coalition Submitted Interim Charge Proposals
Oct 30, 2019 TMA/TPS Testimony for Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety
Nov 12, 2019 House Human Services Public Hearing on Child Abuse & Neglect - Submitted Resources
Nov 22, 2019 HHSC 2022-23 Legislative Approrpriations Request Comments from Organized Medicine
Dec 3, 2019 TPS/TMA/TAFP/TPHC Testimony by Dr. Lindy McGee in Senate HHS on E-cigarettes
Jan 30, 2020 Testimony from Dr. Smith at DFPS Public Hearing on the Family First Prevention Services Act
Jan 31, 2020 Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Comments from Texas Organized Medicine
Feb 26, 2020 Firearm Violence is a Pediatric Public Health Crisis
March 30, 2020 TPS/TMA Letter Requesting Telemedicine Well Visits in Medicaid During COVID-19 Crisis
April 13, 2020 TMA/TPS Letter to the Governor re: Practice Viability during Covid Crisis
May 5, 2020 TPS/TMA Letter to HHSC re: Pediatrician Viability in Medicaid
May 12, 2020 TPS Letter to UIL re: Pre-participation Physcial Examinations During COVID
May 18, 2020 TPS and Organized Medicine Letter to HHSC re: Extended Medicaid Flexiblities
July 14, 2020 Letter to TX Congressional Delegation Regarding Need for Increased COVID Medicaid FMAP Funding
June 28, 2020 TMA/TPS Comments on SBOE Health Education TEKS Workgroup E Draft
July 21, 2020 TPS Letter to TX Congressional Delegation regarding Funding for COVID School Reopening
July 23, 2020 TMA/TPS/TAOG/TAFP Letter Regarding Draft HHSC Postpartum Depression Strategic Plan
August 25, 2020 TMA/TPS Letter Support for Health Education Workgroup F Draft
Aug 31, 2020 TPS/TMA/TAFP Letter to UIL Regarding Return to Play Post COVID Infection
Sept 1, 2020 Organization Sign-on Letter to Governor Abbott Regarding a Coverage Plan for Texans
Sept 22, 2020 Texas Tobacco Controls Partners Letter to House Ways and Means re: Tobacco Tax
Sept 25, 2020 Medicine's Comments on House Human Services Interim Committee Charge re: 1115 Waiver and HTW
Sept 30, 2020 TPS, TMA, TAFP Comments on House Appropriations Art II Subcommittee Interim Charge on Early Childhood
Oct 1, 2020 Organized Medicine Submitted Comments to House Select Commitee on Statewide Health Care Costs
Oct 1, 2020 House Ways and Means Letter Supporting Increase in the Alcohol Excise Tax