By Bailey H.B. No. 2888
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the prohibition of collective bargaining by certain
1-3 political entities or subdivisions.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 617.002, Government Code, is amended to
1-6 read as follows:
1-7 Sec. 617.002. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BY CERTAIN PUBLIC
1-8 EMPLOYEES PROHIBITED. (a) An official of the state or of a
1-9 political subdivision, other than a municipality, [
of the state]
1-10 may not enter into a collective bargaining contract with a labor
1-11 organization regarding wages, hours, or conditions of employment of
1-12 public employees.
1-13 (b) A contract entered into in violation of Subsection (a)
1-14 is void.
1-15 (c) An official of the state or of a political subdivision,
1-16 other than a municipality, [ of the state] may not recognize a labor
1-17 organization as the bargaining agent for a group of public
1-19 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
1-20 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-21 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-22 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-23 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-24 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-1 passage, and it is so enacted.