Austin, Texas
April 1, 2019

Honorable James B. Frank, Chair, House Committee on Human Services
John McGeady, Assistant Director     Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB702 by Lucio III (Relating to creating a voluntary program to recognize licensed before-school and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity.), As Introduced

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB702, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($1,032,492) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Fiscal Year Probable Net Positive/(Negative) Impact to General Revenue Related Funds
2020 ($661,584)
2021 ($370,908)
2022 ($370,908)
2023 ($370,908)
2024 ($370,908)

Fiscal Year Probable Savings/(Cost) from
General Revenue Fund
Probable Savings/(Cost) from
Federal Funds
2020 ($661,584) ($168,844)
2021 ($370,908) ($1,951)
2022 ($370,908) ($1,951)
2023 ($370,908) ($1,951)
2024 ($370,908) ($1,951)

Fiscal Year Change in Number of State Employees from FY 2019
2020 6.4
2021 4.6
2022 4.6
2023 4.6
2024 4.6

Fiscal Analysis

The bill would require the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to develop a voluntary program for recognizing before- and after-school programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity. The bill would also establish criteria by which the commission would assess a before- or after-school program for recognition under the bill.


HHSC estimates that there would be approximately 800 biannual applications for recognition under the program. A monitoring inspector would visit each program location to assess whether the program meets the statutory requirements for recognition.

The agency estimates that it would require an additional 6.4 FTEs in 2020 and 4.6 FTEs in the following fiscal years to implement the provisions of the bill. Approximately one Program Specialist V would conduct the program, including writing policy and rules, providing oversight to regional staff, and reporting data. Three and a half Child-Care Inspectors would assess and recognize programs. These FTEs would be allocated based on the number of programs in a region.


The total one-time technology costs are estimated to be $428,216 in FY 2020 and includes related technology costs include seat management services (PC and telecommunications), basic data storage under the contract for data center services, and 1.8 staff augmentation contractors in 2020. 
Minor Application/System modifications to the CLASS, CLASSMate, and Public and Provider systems will be required to allow for the participating before-school or after-school programs to submit an application to be assessed by Child Care Licensing for recognition.  The Public and Provider website would be modified to display the required resources and links, a list of participating programs, their recognition level, and date the recognition certificate expires. 

Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Source Agencies:
529 Health and Human Services Commission
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