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Article II Markup Comparison by the Article II Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION

Due to face masks, social distancing, and low speaking voices, a few decisions in the House could not be clearly understood. In the Senate Finance Committee, transparency in decision-making was a continuing problem. Every effort was made to report the decisions as accurately as possible. The House Subcommittee used a new convention called “Pend Plus” to designate a high priority if dollars are found to fund the item. Senate Finance decisions that were not reported are most likely not adopted. Decisions will be updated as the Committees update their documents. This is assumed to reflect the final Senate Finance Decisions. Riders will be covered in another document.
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Article II Markup by the Article II Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee

Article II Markup as of March 22, 2021. Due to face masks, social distancing, and low speaking voices, a few decisions could not be clearly understood. These are noted. Every effort was made to report the decisions as accurately as possible. The Subcommittee used a new convention called “Pend Plus” to designate a high priority if dollars are found to fund the item. This report does not contain member-specific riders which will be considered on March 23rd. * Working Paper Prepared by Legislative Budget Board Staff. Notes provided by TXI Reporter.
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House Committee on Appropriations Article II Subcommittee: COVID-19 and Mental/Behavioral Health

The Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article II, heard testimony on several topics. This report addresses the following: COVID-19 AND MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  • Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO
  • Health and Human Services Commission, Sonja Gaines, Deputy Executive Commissioner for IDD & Behavioral Health Services
  • Texas Council of Community Centers, Lee Johnson, Deputy Director
  • Cook Children's Hospital, Kia Carter, MD, Co-Medical Director, Inpatient and Consultation Liaison Psychiatric Services

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