HB 1579

86(R) - 2019
House Public Health
House Public Health

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Briscoe Cain
James Frank
Ryan Guillen
Ramon Romero Jr.


Steve Allison
Kyle Biedermann
DeWayne Burns
Philip Cortez
John Cyrier
Donna Howard
Phil King
Mayes Middleton
Jarred Patterson
Dennis Paul
Matt Schaefer
Steve Toth
Bill Zedler

Bill Caption

Relating to the definition of first responder for immunization purposes.

Fiscal Notes

According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 1579 would include uninsured members of the state military forces within the definition of "first responder" for purposes of statutory provisions relating to immunizations provided by the Department of State Health Services. This would allow uninsured members of the state military forces to be provided free immunizations by DSHS as they do for other first responders. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 1579 because it does not significantly affect our liberty principles.