The House Committee on Human Services

84th Legislature

December 15, 2015

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on November 25, 2015, the House Committee on Human Services met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Raymond, at 9:03 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Raymond; Keough; King, Susan; Klick; Naishtat; Peña; and Price.


A quorum was present.



(Representative Rose now present.)



The committee met to hear invited testimony on Governor Greg Abbott's directive to the Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Public Safety regarding Syrian Refugee resettlement.  The committee also heard invited and public testimony related to Interim Charge One:  Study the ten year anticipated growth, the geographic distribution, and the projected economic impact of aging Texans. Review state services and programs available to seniors, including independent living services, and determine the capacity and effectiveness of the programs. Determine if Texas is prepared for the increased demands of aging Texans.”


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 4:24 p.m., on the motion of Representative Rose and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Raymond, Chair




Donte Houston, Clerk