HB 26

83(R) - 2013
Economic & Small Business Development

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Trey Martinez Fischer

Bill Caption

Relating to unemployment compensation eligibility and chargebacks regarding certain persons who are victims or whose immediate family members are victims of sexual assault or family violence.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 26 would expand the eligibility of unemployment benefits to include victims of sexual assault or for employees whose immediate family members have experienced sexual assault.

Analysis: HB 26 would increase regulations on businesses by including an additional statutory reason for unemployment benefits. Businesses that do not have employees who have experienced sexual assault would be obligated to contribute to system that assists other companies that do have employees who are experiencing this problem. As a result, HB 26 would expand government's scope to include an entitlement that will prove costly to all companies involved in the benefit system. Therefore, we do not support HB 26.