Policy and Legislation

Policy Priorities for 87th Legislative session

RecoveryPeople's 87th Legislative Advocacy Handbook (click here)

Recovery Housing Policy Brief (HB 544)

Patient Brokering Policy Brief

Community Recovery Org Policy Brief

Texas Advocacy Materials

Recovery Housing

Voluntary Recovery Housing Certification

What is it?

  • Adopts a common definition of recovery housing and establishes a voluntary recovery housing certification program based on national standards

Why do we need it?

  • Corrupt business practices between treatment and recovery housing providers across the state
  • Protect Whistleblowers (Individuals are afraid of losing safety, housing, and/or jobs)
  • Corruption has become normalized

What does it do?

  • Rep. Murr- HB 292;
  • Rep. Minjarez- HB 544;
  • Both assigned to House Public Health committee
  • Implements and incentives voluntary recovery housing certification
  • Expands investment in training and technical assistance
  • Develops and implements state model laws to address corrupt business practices
  • Gives clear directions regarding referrals and funding


Recovery Housing Study

HB 707 (Rep. Moody)- A similar version of HB 707 was filed last session and did not come to fruition. We were excited to hear Rep. Moody filed it again and we are hoping it will move through the process to the governor’s desk this session.

  • Assigned to House Public Health committee
  • Conduct a study on expansion of recovery housing in rural and urban areas across Texas
  • Identify the impact of state and federal regulatory deficiencies on recovery housing
  • Identify the current status of recovery housing in Texas
Patient Brokering
Community Recovery Organizations

State of Texas

Legislative Branch

Administrative Branch