HB 1983

85(R) - 2017
House Business & Industry
Senate Business & Commerce
House Business & Industry
Senate Business & Commerce
Law Enforcement
Local Government

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


John Wray


Carol Alvarado
Trent Ashby
Dwayne Bohac
Angie Chen Button
Terry Canales
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
John Cyrier
Drew Darby
Jay Dean
Harold Dutton Jr.
Charlie Geren
Mary Gonzalez
Lance Gooden
Bobby Guerra
Ryan Guillen
Abel Herrero
Justin Holland
Kyle Kacal
Tracy King
Linda Koop
Jeff Leach
Oscar Longoria
Eddie Lucio Jr.
Armando Martinez
Sergio Munoz Jr.
Poncho Nevarez
Tom Oliverson
Larry Phillips
John Raney
Richard Raymond
Kevin Roberts
Justin Rodriguez
Ramon Romero Jr.
Lynn Stucky
Ed Thompson
Tony Tinderholt
Chris Turner
Gary VanDeaver
Jason Villalba
James White
Paul Workman
Bill Zedler
John Zerwas


John Whitmire

Bill Caption

Relating to the eligibility of a first responder for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, certain law enforcement and emergency personnel are entitled to compensation benefits for cases involving post-traumatic stress disorder. HB 1983 would require that compensation only be given to such first responders if PTSD was caused by events that occurred during their employment and that their work was a substantial contributing factor.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation has no apparent connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. 

Organizations Supporting

League of Women Voters of Texas
Mental Health America of Texas
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas
State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association
Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

Organizations Opposed

Association of Fire & Casualty Companies in Texas (Afact)