Legislative Advocacy

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Each year, MHA of Greater Houston determines legislative and advocacy priorities that are presented to legislators, policy makers and others concerned about issues in mental health.

The Government Affairs Committee, comprised of MHA of Greater Houston’s Board of Directors, tracks legislation pertinent to these priorities and other important mental health-related issues throughout the year.

During the Texas legislative session, MHA of Greater Houston develops and disseminates legislative alerts and a blog posts on these issues to a network of legislators, policy makers, advocates, professionals, consumers and others who have an interest in mental health. 

MHA of Greater Houston also coordinates advocacy efforts such as letter writing campaigns and rallies to support its priority issues.

To learn what's happening in the 84th Texas Legislature visit our blog, "MINDING HOUSTON."

Budget Bills 

Senate Version
House Version

For a comparative view of mental health funding between last session and the current budget bills, click here.

84th Legislative Standing Committees

House Committees
Senate Committees