State Outlook

Texas has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.

Insurance Fairness History

The Texas State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. House Bill 806received opposition in the House chamber, but unanimous support in the Senate. The measure was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry (R) on May 13th, 2009.

Legislative Information

The Texas State Legislature works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle, but the legislature only meets in odd-numbered years. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 8th and will tentatively conclude May 27th. The Texas Legislature has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The introduction deadline for both chambers is March 8th.

Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

Get Involved

In order to move forward with other legislative initiatives beyond Insurance Fairness, the Amputee Coalition needs the backing of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates to support or advocacy efforts in Texas. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your  State Representation and the Texas Department of Insurance to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.

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