Honorable Tom Craddick, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1196 by Kolkhorst (Relating to restrictions on the use of certain public subsidies.), As Passed 2nd House
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require a business that applies for a public subsidy through a public agency, state or local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation to submit a statement certifying that the business does not knowingly employ an undocumented worker. The bill would require that this statement include terms for repayment of the public subsidy if the business is convicted of a violation under 8 U.S.C. Section 1324a(f). No significant fiscal impact is anticipated as the bill requires the submission of a statement.
The bill would authorize a public agency to bring a civil action to recover these costs if necessary. It is estimated that costs associated with this would be covered by existing resources. Therefore, no significant fiscal impact is anticipated.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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