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This bill is substantively the same as when we reported on it in its original chamber. We continue to remain neutral. The second chamber sponsor is Senator Schwertner.
First chamber analysis
As recommended by the Sunset Advisory Commission, the bill would authorize the continuation of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities for 12 more years until 2027. The bill would also remove requirements for the Committee to collect, evaluate and report on certain data relating to persons with disabilities. The bill would require the Committee to identify, maintain, and analyze information provided in the State's various long-range plans for people with disabilities.
This sunset legislation updates statutory language related to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. This bill would also remove some responsibilities of the committee and add new responsibilities mainly related to ensuring the state's compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Since HB 1678 neither abridges nor advances our liberty principles, we remain neutral.