Austin, Texas
May 6, 2019

Honorable Brandon Creighton, Chair, Senate Committee on Higher Education
John McGeady, Assistant Director     Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB3042 by Turner, Chris (Relating to the Texas college work-study program and to establishing a program for the off-campus employment of certain students at public or private institutions of higher education.), As Engrossed

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Texas College Work-Study Program and create the Texas Working Off-Campus: Reinforcing Knowledge and Skills (WORKS) Internship Program. The bill specifies the state's contribution toward the Texas WORKS Internship program would be payable from funds appropriated to the Texas College Work-Study Program. The bill would allow the Higher Education Coordinating Board to maintain an online portal for use by students and participating entities in fulfilling their responsibilities for participation in the Texas WORKS internship program. The bill would require the Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish and maintain a listing of Texas Works internship program employment opportunities available to students, sortable by department, and easily accessible to the public on the agency's website. The bill requires the Higher Education Coordinating Board to submit a biennial report and post on the agency's website information regarding the Texas WORKS program.

Under provisions of the bill, the Higher Education Coordinating Board could use funds appropriated for the Texas College work-study program and the Texas WORKS internship program to cover the expenses and personnel costs of administering the Texas WORKS internship program.

This analysis assumes that there is no additional fiscal impact to the state or the Higher Education Coordinating Board, since funding from the current Texas Work-Study appropriation would be utilized to support the new Texas WORKS internship program. This analysis assumes that any costs for institutions of higher education to implement the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within current resources.

Local Government Impact

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

Source Agencies:
710 Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices, 769 University of North Texas System Administration, 783 University of Houston System Administration, 720 The University of Texas System Administration, 758 Texas State University System, 768 Texas Tech University System Administration, 781 Higher Education Coordinating Board
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