House Human Services - HB 6: Foster Care Reform - February 20, 2017

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:44

Lege TV brings you testimony highlights from the committee discussion of HB 6, a bill by Rep. James Frank (HD-69) introducing systemic reforms for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Testimony comes from the House Committee on Human Services, February 20, 2017.


Rep. Frank Lays Out the Bill


Hon. F. Scott McCown


Hon. John J. Specia | Retired Commissioner, Texas Department of Famliy and Protective Services


Kate Murphy | Texans Care for Children


Patricia Hogue, J.D. | Texas Lawyers for Children

House Human Services - HB 4: Kinship Care Reform - February 20, 2017

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:43

Lege TV brings you testimony highlights from the committee discussion of HB 4, a bill by Rep. Cindy Burkett (HD-113) providing additional financial support for kinship care placements in Texas. Testimony comes from the House Committee on Human Services, February 20, 2017.


Rep. Burkett Lays Out the Bill


Rachel Cooper | Center for Public Policy Priorities


Kate Murphy | Texans Care for Children


Grandmother Providing Kinship Care


Madeline McClure | Executive Director, TexProtects

House Human Services - HB 5: DFPS Restructure - February 20, 2017

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:43

Lege TV brings you testimony highlights from the committee discussion of HB 5, a bill by Rep. James Frank (HD-69) restructuring the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Testimony comes from the House Committee on Human Services, February 20, 2017.


Rep. Frank (HD-69) lays out HB 5


Hon. John J. Specia | Retired Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services


Hon. F. Scott McCown


Kate Murphy | Texans Care for Children


Will Francis | National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter

House Public Health - Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS: Zika Update - February 21, 2017

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:31

Lege TV brings you testimony from Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner for the Texas Department of State Health Services, who provides an update on Zika treatment and prevention in Texas to the House Committee on Public Health, February 21, 2017.


Dr. John Hellerstedt | Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services | Zika Update

House County Affairs - Dr. Steve Murdock Discusses Texas Demographics - February 20, 2017

Submitted by Sean Hennigan on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:27

Lege TV brings you a presentation by Dr. Steve Murdock, founding Director of the Rice University Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, covering demographic trends in the state of Texas with the House Committee on County Affairs, February 20, 2017.


Part 1: Dr. Murdock Presentation


Part 2: Dr. Murdock Q&A

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