HOUSE OF BAD CARDS

52 politicians,
4 suits,
2 jokers,
... and a whole lot of facts.

Voted to Allow Grants to Hospitals that Transition Children

HB 1898
"Relating to a grant program to fund the provision by children's hospitals of mental and behavioral health services to children in this state."

Right before the vote, Rep. Tinderholt offered this amendment: "The commission may not award a grant under the grant program to a children's hospital that provides services, medications, or procedures for transitioning a child's biological sex as determined by the sex organs, chromosomes, and endogenous profiles of the child or affirming the child's perception of the child's sex if that perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex."

He raised the pertinent issue about this bill, but his amendment was killed by point of order.

So, everyone knew what this vote condoned. No excuses.

View Detail from Journal

As further proof of this, when the bill got to the Senate, the Senate did amend the bill to include a clause that would prevent awarding a grant if the money was to be used for transitioning a child.

Final House Version (See the House vote below for this version without the protective language.)

Final Senate Version

Senate language added: "(d) A grant recipient may not use a grant awarded under the grant program to: (2) provide mental health services, including treatments or procedures, to a child that affirm the child's perception of the child's sex if that perception is inconsistent with the child's biological sex."

RV#226
Yeas 115 (R 52, D 63)
Nays 25 (R 25, D 0)
View in House Legislative Journal

Yea - Allen; Allison; Anchía; Ashby; Bailes; Bell, K.; Bernal; Bhojani; Bonnen; Bowers; Bryant; Buckley; Bucy; Burns; Button; Campos; Canales; Capriglione; Clardy; Cole; Collier; Cook; Cortez; Craddick; Cunningham; Darby; Davis; Dutton; Flores; Frank; Frazier; Gamez; Garcia; Gerdes; Geren; Gervin-Hawkins; Goldman; González, J.; González, M.; Goodwin; Guerra; Guillen; Harless; Harris, C. E.; Hefner; Hernandez; Herrero; Hinojosa; Holland; Howard; Jetton; Johnson, A.; Johnson, J. D.; Johnson, J. E.; Jones, J.; Jones, V.; King, K.; King, T.; Kitzman; Klick; Kuempel; Lalani; Lambert; Landgraf; Longoria; Lopez, J.; Lopez, R.; Lozano; Lujan; Manuel; Martinez; Martinez Fischer; Metcalf; Meyer; Meza; Moody; Morales Shaw; Morales, C.; Morales, E.; Morrison; Muñoz; Murr; Neave Criado; Noble; Oliverson; Ordaz; Orr; Ortega; Paul; Perez; Plesa; Price; Ramos; Raney; Raymond; Reynolds; Rogers; Romero; Rose; Rosenthal; Shaheen; Sherman; Shine; Spiller; Stucky; Talarico; Thierry; Thimesch; Thompson, E.; Thompson, S.; Turner; VanDeaver; Vo; Walle; Zwiener

Nay - Bumgarner; Cain; DeAyala; Dorazio; Gates; Harris, C. J.; Harrison; Hayes; Hull; Isaac; Leach; Leo-Wilson; Patterson; Schaefer; Schofield; Slaton; Slawson; Smith; Swanson; Tepper; Tinderholt; Toth; Troxclair; Vasut; Wilson

Please note: the following statements by legislators do not affect the vote count that was recorded.

DeAyala: "When Record No. 226 was taken, I was shown voting no. I intended to vote yes."

Hefner: "When Record No. 226 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no."

Hunter: "When Record No. 226 was taken, I was in the house but away from my desk. I would have voted yes."

Metcalf: "When Record No. 226 was taken, I was shown voting yes. I intended to vote no."

Schatzline: "When Record No. 226 was taken, I was excused because of important business in the district. I would have voted no."











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