Senator Jane Nelson
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Austin, Texas 78711
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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2013
Contact: Megan Hanson, (512) 463-0112

SB 1 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ADOPTS ARTICLE II OF BUDGET

AUSTIN — The Conference Committee for SB 1, the appropriations bill, today adopted the state's health and human services budget, which accounts for nearly a third of the overall budget and supports seniors, children, individuals with disabilities and other Texans who rely on state services.

"Not only does this budget meet our responsibilities to the most vulnerable among us, it ensures that we are delivering efficient, cost-effective services that actually achieve healthy outcomes for our citizens," said Texas State Senator Nelson, R-Flower Mound, a member of the conference committee and the lead Senate negotiator for the health and human services budget. "From the beginning, we set out to prioritize preventive health services for Texas women, address our mental health care needs, and better protect children in Child Protective Services. This budget accomplishes our goals."

The Committee voted unanimously to adopt Article II that includes: