TEMSA Endorses SB 1574 – Critical Support for EMS Personnel

Earlier today, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony on SB 1574, which would provide critical support to EMS personnel and firefighters by providing them the same information that law enforcement officers are entitled to when they come into contact with bodily fluids during the course or scope of their employment. TEMSA […]

Texas House Considering Distracted Driving Bill on March 25

The Texas House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a distracted driving bill, HB 80, on Wednesday, March 25.  The bill is sponsored by Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland. To learn how you can contact your lawmakers to support it, please visit the TETAF grassroots action Web page by clicking here.  

EMS Bills: March 13th TX Legislature Filing Deadline

Last Friday (March 13) was the Texas House of Representative’s bill filing deadline.  To view the list of bills that TEMSA is following, click here: 03.17.15 TEMSA 84th TX Legislature Bill Summary This bill summary was updated on March 17, 2015.  For complete analysis and regular updates, please turn to TEMSA’s members-only e-mail newsletter for much more information.

HB 237 Springer

HB 237 by Springer Abstract: relating to the licensure or certification of volunteer firefighters and members of industrial emergency response teams.  

HB 142 Strickland

HB 142  by Strickland Abstract: relating to the authority of the governing body of a local authority to impose a civil penalty for certain violations recorded by an automated traffic control system or a photographic traffic signal enforcement system.  

HB 353 King (Hemphill)

HB 353 by King  (Hemphill) Abstract: relating to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.  

HB 72 Goldman

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]HB 72 by Goldman Abstract:  relating to a prohibition on the sale or transfer of certain law enforcement vehicles before removal of certain equipment and insignia.  [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

HB 60 Martinez

HB 60 by Martinez Abstract: relating to firefighters and emergency medical technicians who bring certain claims for benefits or compensation  

HB 50 Martinez

HB 50 by Martinez Abstract: relating to certain diseases or illnesses suffered by firefighters and emergency medical technicians.