Over this Holiday weekend, members of the Board of Directors converged on Austin to witness, first hand, the continued movement of SB 202, the occupational licensing bill that would move RCP's from DSHS to the Texas Medical Board. Sunday, May 24, SB 202 had its second reading with 2 amendments added to the original bill. The bill came back from Senate committee today for its third and final reading with one of the amendments removed. The third reading was passed and will go back to conference for deliberation before coming back to the House floor for final vote. If passed, SB 202 will go to the governors desk. We are 2 steps away from making history. The Board of Directors would like to commend you all for your participation in last weeks legislative contact call-to-action. While we did not have 100% participation from our members, there were over 900 emails sent to representatives. Check back for updated information daily. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us.
The AARC has activiated their Disaster Relief Fund to any AARC member who has sustained property loss or damage as a result of the recent severe weather. AARC's Disaster Relief Fund is all about members helping other members in time of need and has been in place since 1992.
The fund is open to AARC members living in in the 37 counties declared disaster areas by Greg Abbot. Those members can apply for a grant of up to $500.