Honorable Dade Phelan, Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB935 by Bucy (Relating to the designation of certain election days as state holidays.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend Government Code to establish the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of an even-numbered year as a state holiday.
The bill would not change employees' compensation. While there would be a state holiday in even-numbered years under provisions of the bill, under current law, state employees are allowed sufficient time off to vote without a deduction in salary or accrued leave. There could be some impact in agencies' work output in years that employees work fewer hours, however, this analysis anticipates no essential services would be endangered and any lost work time could be reasonably absorbed.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 308 State Auditor's Office