Bill Text: TX SJR11 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Health & Human Services [SJR11 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SJR11-Introduced.html
  87R1486 MM-F
 
  By: Zaffirini S.J.R. No. 11
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand
  eligibility for Medicaid to certain persons under the federal
  Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 74 to read as follows:
         Sec. 74.  The state shall provide medical assistance to all
  persons who apply for that assistance and for whom federal matching
  funds are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable
  Care Act (Pub. L. No. 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and
  Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-152), to the
  state to provide that assistance.
         SECTION 2.  The following temporary provision is added to
  the Texas Constitution:
         TEMPORARY PROVISION.  (a)  This temporary provision applies
  to the constitutional amendment proposed by the 87th Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2021, requiring the state to expand eligibility
  for Medicaid to all persons for whom federal matching funds are
  available under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care
  Act.
         (b)  Section 74, Article XVI, of this constitution takes
  effect January 1, 2022.
         (c)  This temporary provision expires January 1, 2023.
         SECTION 3.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment requiring the state to
  expand eligibility for Medicaid to all persons for whom federal
  matching funds are available under the federal Patient Protection
  and Affordable Care Act."
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