Bill

HB 2784

86(R) - 2019
House International Relations & Economic Development
Senate Business & Commerce
House International Relations & Economic Development
Senate Business & Commerce

Contact the Author

Dade Phelan

Phone:

512-463-0706

Capitol Office:

E1.324

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Dade Phelan

Sponsor(s)

Carol Alvarado

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship grant program.

Fiscal Notes

The cost to the bill cannot be determined, as the number and amount of grants are unknown. Although the bill would not make an appropriation, it would establish the basis for an appropriation.

Bill Analysis

HB 2784 would create the Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship grant program within the Texas Workforce Commission. The purpose of this program would be to encourage the private sector to develop workforce apprentice training programs. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, the employer would be required to guarantee the trainee a job afterwards and provide full-time employee benefits.

The Texas Workforce Apprenticeship Fund would be an account created within General Revenue and be under the authority of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2784 is out of alignment with the principles of limited government and free markets. It is not the proper role of state government to give taxpayer funds to private businesses to implement workforce apprenticeship programs. For these reasons we oppose HB 2784.

Contact the Author

Dade Phelan

Phone:

512-463-0706

Capitol Office:

E1.324

Email: