The House Committee on Human Services

82nd Legislature

March 27, 2012

9:00 a.m.

E2.030

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on March 15, 2012, the House Committee on Human Services met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Raymond, at 9:16 a.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Raymond; Morrison; Gonzalez, Naomi; Laubenberg; Naishtat; and Taylor, Van.

 

A quorum was present.

 

The committee met to hear invited and public testimony on interim charge three: Explore strategies, including those in other states, to support the needs of aging Texans, including best practices in nursing home diversion, expedited access to community services, and programs to assist seniors and their families in navigating the long-term care system, with the goal of helping seniors remain in the community. Assess the feasibility of leveraging volunteer-supported initiatives using existing infrastructure to enhance the ability of seniors to remain active and involved.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Morrison in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

(Representative Raymond in chair.)

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)

 

At 3:20 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

____________________________________________

Rep. Raymond, Chair

 

 

____________________________________________

Jim Terrell, Clerk