Honorable René Oliveira, Chair, House Committee on Business & Industry
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2409 by Raney (Relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Human Resources Code relating to wage requirements for community rehabilitation programs participating in the purchasing from people with disabilities program.
Section 122.0075 of the bill requires the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to assist community rehabilitation programs in developing a plan to increase the wages paid to its workers with disabilities to the federal minimum wage not later than September 1, 2019. Section 122.0076 of the bill states community rehabilitation programs may not participate in the Purchasing From People With Disabilities program unless each worker is paid at least the federal minimum wage.
Based on information provided by TWC, this analysis assumes the duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
The bill would take effect on September 1, 2017; however, Section 122.0075 would expire on September 1, 2019 and Section 122.0076 would take effect on September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Municipal League, the fiscal impact to municipalities to implement the provisions of the bill is not anticipated to be significant.