Amend CSSB 1 (house committee printing), in Article II of the bill, following the appropriations to the Health and Human Services Commission (page II-91), by adding the following appropriately numbered rider:
____.  2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network System Integration. Out of funds appropriated above in Strategy I.1.1, Integrated Eligibility & Enrollment (page II-35), the Health and Human Services Commission shall:
(1)  adopt the 2-1-1 national brand and logo in accordance with the commission's brand standards;
(2)  enable existing community resource databases to be accessed by state agencies and programs as well as other partners, as appropriate;
(3)  implement available technology and communication enhancements;
(4)  implement measures designed to connect specialized populations with available state and local services;
(5)  support area information centers in any efforts to join with community partners to engage in special projects that leverage the 2-1-1 Texas platform, technology, and system; and
(6)  not later than December 1, 2022, prepare and make available to the public on the commission's Internet website a report detailing the improvements made to the 2-1-1 services provided by the Texas Information and Referral Network.