Session Update

Good News at the Capitol!

i Apr 17th Comments Off by
We stopped HB 1335! HB 1335 (by Rep. Sheets, Dallas) would have prohibited Texas cities from requiring that workers are paid a living wage on construction sites built with city incentive money. In a statement to the Austin American Statesman, Rep. Sheets said that he would not be moving the bill forward. Read the article here. Now we just have to watch out for amendments that could do something similar…
HB 494 (Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna) To extend the filing deadline for wage claims with the TWC was voted out of the House Economic and Small Business Development committee. There were 7 votes in favor and 2 members absent for the vote. We’ll know soon if it goes to the Calendars committee or onto the Local and Consent Agenda.