HB 1576

86(R) - 2019
House Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
House Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan
Steve Allison
Rafael Anchia
Trent Ashby
Ernest Bailes
Cecil Bell Jr.
Keith Bell
Diego Bernal
Kyle Biedermann
Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
Dennis Bonnen
Rhetta Andrews Bowers
Brad Buckley
John H Bucy III
DeWayne Burns
Dustin Burrows
Angie Chen Button
Briscoe Cain
Gina Calanni
Terry Canales
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
Sheryl Cole
Nicole Collier
Philip Cortez
John Cyrier
Drew Darby
Jay Dean
Joe Deshotel
Alex Dominguez
Harold Dutton Jr.
Jessica Farrar
Dan Flynn
John Frullo
Charlie Geren
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
Craig Goldman
Jessica Gonzalez
Mary Gonzalez
Vikki Goodwin
Bobby Guerra
Ryan Guillen
Roland Gutierrez
Sam Harless
Cody Harris
Cole Hefner
Ana Hernandez
Abel Herrero
Gina Hinojosa
Justin Holland
Donna Howard
Dan Huberty
Todd Hunter
Celia Israel
Julie Johnson
Kyle Kacal
Ken King
Stephanie Klick
Matt Krause
John Kuempel
Stan Lambert
Brooks Landgraf
Mike Lang
Lyle Larson
Jeff Leach
Ben Leman
Oscar Longoria
J.M. Lozano
Armando Martinez
Trey Martinez Fischer
Will Metcalf
Morgan Meyer
Theresa Meza
Mayes Middleton
Rick Miller
Chris Paddie
Eddie Rodriguez
Ramon Romero Jr.
Toni Rose
Jon E. Rosenthal
Scott Sanford
Matt Schaefer
Matt Shaheen
J.D. Sheffield
John Smithee
Drew Springer
Phil Stephenson
Jonathan Stickland
Lynn Stucky
Valoree Swanson
James Talarico
Shawn Thierry
Ed Thompson
Senfronia Thompson
Tony Tinderholt
Steve Toth
Chris Turner
James White
Terry Wilson
John Wray
Gene Wu
Bill Zedler
Erin Zwiener


Dawn Buckingham

Bill Caption

Relating to the delivery of certain transportation services under Medicaid and certain other health and human services programs.

Fiscal Notes

The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time. The bill may result in a cost. The effect on utilization and cost of services is unknown.

Bill Analysis

HB 1576 would amend multiple sections of the Government Code to allow for a regional contracted broker to subcontract with a transportation network company (Uber, Lyft, etc.) to provide non medical transportation services for "curb-to-curb transportation to or from a medically necessary, nonemergency covered health care services" on behalf of managed care organizations. Additionally, HB 1576 adds statutory provisions concerning the arrangement of transportation services, requirements of the vehicle chartered, as well as the requirements of the motor vehicle operator. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on this legislation which does not appear to directly affect our liberty principles. We support the concept but have some reservation about potential costs. Due to the unknown cost aspect we remain neutral.