SB 1681

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Department of Health
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Eddie Lucio Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment of the Communicable Disease and Public Health Center.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1681, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($1,531,142) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

Bill Analysis

This bill would establish the Communicable Disease and Public Health Center to deal with healthcare issues on the international border of Texas and Mexico, including incidents of communicable disease in the county, public health challenges, and any other public health or communicable disease issue. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Because the provisions of this bill are permissive, it has no direct effect on our principles and we will remain neutral. That being said, any program that involves government in healthcare has the potential to cause problems and impose government where it does not belong. The legislature must be ever cautious to ensure that it does not exceed its proper role.