URESTI FILES FIRST SENATE BILLS
AUSTIN -- Senator Carlos Uresti continued nearly a decade of legislative focus on Texas children and families with the filing of his first Senate bills today.
"From protecting the health and rights of children in foster care to continuing our State's efforts to minimize the damage caused to young people by tobacco products, these bills represent my ongoing commitment to improving the safety and quality of life for future generations of Texans," Uresti said.
The following bills were filed by Uresti this afternoon:
- Senate Bill 448, extending to age 19 the minimum age at which cigarettes and other tobacco products may be used or purchased.
- Senate Bill 449, allowing a judge to require parents in a divorce or other custody-related case to attend parent education and family stabilization courses.
- Senate Bill 450, prohibiting the enrollment of a child in foster care in any clinical trial, drug study, or active medical or clinical research.
- Senate Bill 451, requiring courts to include dental insurance in child support orders.
- Senate Bill 452, allowing public requestors access to information concerning reported child abuse and neglect, with protection of the identity of those involved.
"The legislation I filed today emphasizes prevention, accountability, and openness in our efforts to deal with child maltreatment, foster care safety, and threats to the health and safety of young adults. These bills will yield long-term savings in lives and dollars," Uresti said.
For more information, please contact Ryan Sullivan at 512-463-0119.