HB1 Amendments Being Considered Today

Email and Call Your Legislators and Ask Them to Support the Coleman Amendment Now!

(Take Action Now: Click here to send an email to your legislator asking for their support on this amendment)

As you read this, the Texas House of Representatives is debating HB1, the bill that determines the state budget. Today is our opportunity to reach out to our representatives and ask them to restore funding to the TRS-Care health insurance program!

Representative Garnet Coleman (D-147) will speak later today on his amendment (found on page 208 of the CSHB 1 amendment packet). This may be our only opportunity in the Texas House to restore funding to TRS-Care and prevent retiree premiums from increasing 30 to 80 percent this biennium!
Representative Coleman’s amendment would restore the state contribution to TRS-Care from .5 percent to the full 1 percent. We want our legislators to vote in favor of this important amendment and in favor of public education retirees!
Click here to send an email to your legislator asking for their support on this amendment.

TRTA also encourages you to call your legislators using the toll-free Contact Your Legislator Hotline (1.888.674.3788). This line is staffed by state personnel Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Remember, TRTA members need to ask their Texas House member to vote in favor of the Garnet Coleman Amendment found on page 208 of the CSHB 1 amendment packet.

Thank you for responding to this urgent action alert and bringing attention to this vital amendment!