86th Legislative Session
ATEMSP's initial legislative agenda will be released on February 8, 2019. The legislative agenda is a collaborative effort between the ATEMSP Board of Directors, Texana Public Affairs, and various strategic partnerships.
The final day for bill filing is March 8, 2019. The legislative agenda will update as relevant bills are filed.
EMS Related Bills Filed for the 86th Legislature
HB 41 - Rep. Metcalf - Relating to paid leave for a state employee who is a search and rescue volunteer.
HB 80 - Rep. Ortega - Relating to a study and report regarding shortages in certain health professions. [EMS Currently Not Included]
HB 354 - Rep. Herrero - Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service. [EMS Currently Not Included]
HB 463 - Rep. Springer - Relating to reciprocity agreements between air ambulance companies operating a subscription program.
HB 534 - Rep. Geren - Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program
HB 751 - Rep. Bailes - Relating to establishment of the office of first responder support within the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas; requiring occupational certification.
HB 766 - Rep. Huberty - Relating to exemptions for disabled peace officers and fire fighters from payment of tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. [EMS Currently Not Included]
HB 1090 - Rep. Bell - Relating to the definition of first responder.
HB 1123 - Rep. Bohac - Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders; authorizing a fee.
SB 129 - Rep. Hinojosa - Relating to eligibility for the exemption from ad valorem taxation of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of certain first responders.