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Texas became the 3rd state to enact autism insurance reform on June 15, 2007. The law was expanded in 2009 and again in 2013.

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State Officials
Governor Rick Perry (R)
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (R)
Texas Senate; Texas House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R)
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Texas delegation

Texas News

(June 4, 2014) -- 16-year-old Jeffrey Perez Monday morning after being hit by several vehicles on the Interstate in San Antonio, Texas. Jeffrey had been reported missing overnight...

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AUSTIN (June 15, 2013) -- Gov. Rick Perry has signed a bill expanding autism insurance benefits in Texas by eliminating any age caps for state-regulated health plans....

AUSTIN (May 20, 2013) -- The Texas House of Representatives approved and sent Gov. Rick Perry a bill that would eliminate age caps for receiving autism insurance benefits. Perry...

AUSTIN (May 14, 2013) -- The Texas House Insurance Committee approved 6-0 a bill that would eliminate the current age 10 cap for receiving autism insurance benefits. Already...

AUSTIN (April 30, 2013) -- The Texas Senate approved SB.1484, a bill eliminating the age 10 cap on  autism insurance benefits, but added a $36,000 annual limit on ABA...

AUSTIN (April 23, 2013) -- Texas Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 30 at the Capitol and include a series of events, including opportunities to meet with...

AUSTIN (March 19, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.1484 which would...

NEW YORK (June 22, 2009) -- Autism Speaks joins with the Texas autism community in applauding Governor Rick Perry for signing House Bill 451 - a bill expanding...

(TEXAS - June 15, 2007) On Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed legislation mandating improved insurance coverage for children with autism. This...

Helpful Links

  • FAQs on the Texas autism insurance laws

2013 Expansion Bill

 

 

Bill History

2013

May 21: SB.1484 approved 147-0 by House; sent to Governor Rick Perry

May 20: House Calendars Committee moves SB.1484 to floor vote

May 14: SB.1484 voted out of House Insurance Committee 6-0; referred to House Calendars Committee

April 30: SB.1484 voted out of Senate 19-12 with amendments capping ABA at $36,000 annually for ages 10 and above; referred to House

April 23: SB.1484 voted out of Senate State Affairs Committee 

March 19: Autism Speaks endorses SB.1484, eliminating the age cap

2010

January 1: HB 451 goes into effect

2009

June 19: Governor Rick Perry signs enrolled version of HB.451 into law!

May 31: House and Senate pass Conference Committee amended version of HB.451. Bill...