HB 1722

86(R) - 2019
House County Affairs
House County Affairs
Health & Human Services
County Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Garnet F. Coleman
Toni Rose
Gene Wu

Bill Caption

Relating to the establishment by certain counties and municipalities of disease control programs to reduce the risk of certain infectious and communicable diseases; authorizing fees

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1722 would allow counties and municipalities to establish needle exchange programs to reduce the risk of communicable diseases (HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, etc.) in counties where a public health emergency has been declared by the county commissioner and approved by the Texas Department of Health & Human Services.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1722 because it does not affect our liberty principles.