Obesity

Obesity sub-topics:

Complete Streets
Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2011)
HB 1102 Rep. Linda Harper-Brown FAILED;
Referred to Transportation; out of committee
Requires the Texas Department of Transportation and individual municipalities to consider the needs of all travelers (not just motorists), in the planning, design, construction, and reconstruction of roads. Companion Bill: SB 565 HB 1105 Failed to pass; died on House floor.
SB 565 Sens. Rodney Ellis & Robert “Bob” Deuell FAILED;
Referred to Transportation
Identical to HB 1102

Resources

1. MSD Center Blog: Complete Streets… Safe Streets
2. Bike Texas website: What are Complete Streets?
3. MSD Center Research: Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation Project

General Obesity-Related Bills
Bill # Author Status Brief Description Past Bills (2011)
HB 128 Rep. Richard Peña Raymond FAILED;
Referred to Human Services
Establishing a DSHS grant program to support programs related to childhood health, fitness, and obesity prevention, using money from the undedicated portion of the general revenue fund, as appropriated by the legislature.
HB 197 Rep. Joe Farias FAILED;
Referred to Public Health
Relating to details of the obesity and wellness information portal on the comptroller’s Internet website
SB 924 Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. FAILED;
Left pending in Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Requires multiple state agencies to develop strategic plans to address hunger, food, nutrition, and obesity in Texas.