Bill Text: TX HB3193 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the licensing of a home and community support services agency; increasing fees.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-14 - Effective on 9/1/19 [HB3193 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3193-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 3193
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the licensing of a home and community support services
  agency; increasing fees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 142.006(b), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A license issued under this chapter expires three [two]
  years after the date of issuance. The executive commissioner by
  rule may adopt a system under which licenses expire on various dates
  during the three-year [two-year] period. For the year in which a
  license expiration date is changed, the commission [department]
  shall prorate the license fee on a monthly basis. Each license
  holder shall pay only that portion of the license fee allocable to
  the number of months for which the license is valid. A license
  holder shall pay the total license renewal fee at the time of
  renewal. The commission [department] may issue an initial license
  for a shorter term to conform expiration dates for a locality or an
  applicant. The commission [department] may issue a temporary
  license to an applicant for an initial license.
         SECTION 2.  Section 142.010(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The executive commissioner by rule shall set license
  fees for home and community support services agencies in amounts
  that are reasonable to meet the costs of administering this
  chapter, except that the fees may not be less than $600 or more than
  $2,625 [$2,000] for a license to provide home health, hospice,
  habilitation, or personal assistance services.
         SECTION 3.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the executive commissioner of the Health and Human
  Services Commission shall adopt rules necessary to implement the
  changes in law made by this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3193 was passed by the House on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
  H.B. No. 3193 on May 23, 2019, and requested the appointment of a
  conference committee to consider the differences between the two
  houses; and that the House adopted the conference committee report
  on H.B. No. 3193 on May 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 146,
  Nays 0, 1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3193 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0; at the request of the House, the Senate appointed a conference
  committee to consider the differences between the two houses; and
  that the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.B. No.
  3193 on May 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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