HB 626

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

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Linda Harper-Brown

Bill Caption

Relating to the number of hours certain employees must work to be eligible to participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 626 would give municipalities the ability to expand the number of hours part-time, probationary government employees can work before qualifying for the Texas Municipal Retirement System from 1,000 hours to 1,500 hours. Municipalities must adopt this alternative definition of an employee by ordinance.

Analysis:  HB 626 places a restraint on the cost of government by allowing municipalities to hire part-time workers for more hours without putting them into the Texas Municipal Retirement System. This will limit the number of government workers that will be placed into this very expensive pension system operated by government units in Texas. Support HB 626.