Honorable John Davis, Chair, House Committee On Economic & Small Business Development
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1095 by Canales (Relating to the eligibility of school bus drivers for unemployment compensation benefits.), As Introduced
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The bill would amend the Labor Code relating to the eligibility of school bus drivers for unemployment compensation benefits. The bill would allow school bus drivers that work for educational institutions to draw unemployment compensation benefits during the period between two academic years.
This bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
According to information provided the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), approximately 30,000 school bus drivers that are currently ineligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits during the period between two academic years, because they work for an educational institution, would become eligible. TWC assumes that implementation of the bill would result in an impact to the Unemployment Trust Fund totaling $348.6 million over a five-year period. The fiscal impact to this fund each fiscal year is not included in the table above because it is located outside of the Treasury.
To implement the provisions of the bill, TWC estimates a five year administrative cost of $7.8 million that would include 28.6 new program staff each fiscal year. Initial one-time start up costs of $320,736 would be realized in fiscal year 2014 for additional operating and technology costs above the $1.5 million anticipated to be necessary each fiscal year for the new program. This analysis assumes diminishing resources from the federal Unemployment Insurance administrative grant based on information provided by TWC. According to TWC, General Revenue funds would be necessary to cover the costs associated with implementing the provisions of the bill because the agency anticipates that it would not have enough Federal Funds available each fiscal year over the next five years to do so.
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