Texas EMS Assistance Program Signed into Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1407, the Texas EMS Assistance Program, into law on June 15.  HB 1407 creates the framework to preserve local project grants (LPGs) and initiate a distance-learning program for rural paramedics. HB 1407 was sponsored by Representative JD Sheffield (R-Gatesville) and Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo). TEMSA identified HB 1407 as […]

Texas House Passes EMS Assistance Program Bill

The Texas House of Representatives passed the Texas EMS Assistance Program bill on May 3. HB 1407, which is sponsored by Rep. JD Sheffield (R-Gatesville), would preserve local project grants (LPGs) and create a distance-learning training program for rural paramedics. Other bill authors include Reps. Chris Paddie (R-Marshall), Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio), and Drew Darby (R-San […]

Texas House Committee to Consider HB 1407

The Texas House Public Health Committee is scheduled to hear testimony on HB 1407, the Texas EMS Assistance Program, on April 4. The bill would preserve local project grants and create a rural distance-learning program for paramedics in rural areas. HB 1407 is sponsored by Reps JD Sheffield, Drew Darby, Diego Bernal, and Chris Paddie.