Center for School Behavioral Health Advocacy Task Force Legislative Update - 4.3.17



April 3, 2017


Breaking News: HB 2623 Hearing Scheduled!

HB 2623 is scheduled for a hearing before the House Public Education Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th! Mental Health America of Greater Houston will provide testimony on the bill. We invite you to watch the hearing via live broadcast here:

Thank you for the work you have done to get us to this point. Your calls, emails and posts have made all the difference to make sure HB 2623 was heard. We have one more ask of you before tomorrow, so please stay engaged for the action item of the week!



Time Commitment: Less Than Five Minutes

Take to twitter tomorrow to support HB 2623.

Share why you support the bill and be sure to tag members of the House Public Education Committee. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #txlege and #HB2623.

Sample Tweets:

Thank you @AlmaAllen131 for authoring #HB2623 and reducing the school-to-prison pipeline #txlege

.@___________ Stand with Texas students by supporting @AlmaAllen131 bill for transition plans for long-term out of school placements #txlege

 Twitter Accounts for House Public Education Committee Members:

Dan Huberty: @DanHuberty                               Lance Gooden: @RepLanceGooden

Ken King: @KingforTexas                                  Linda Koop: @LindaKoopHD102

Diego Bernal: @DiegoBernalTX                          Morgan Meyer: @MorganMeyerTX                     

Alma Allen: @AlmaAllen131                               Gary VanDeaver @GaryVanDeaver     

Dwayn Bohac: @dwayne_bohac                         Joe Deshotel: @RepJoeDeshotel    


The hearing starts at 8:00 a.m. and will run until every bill is heard. MHA of Greater Houston (@mhahouston) will send a Tweet when HB 2623 is coming up!