HB 827

85(R) - 2017
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative
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Cesar Blanco


Dan Flynn

Bill Caption

Relating to a database for prospective employers to qualify veterans' military service experience and employment qualifications.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 827 would amend the Labor Code to require the Texas Workforce Commission to develop a web-searchable database through which prospective employers can qualify a veteran’s military service experience and employment qualifications.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Providing for veteran reintegration is properly done at the federal level. In fact, the Veterans Administration already operates a database similar to the one proposed by this legislation. Numerous private nonprofit organizations also focus on helping veterans re-integrate into civilian life. Despite being honorably intentioned, this legislation duplicates a program already in place at the appropriate level of government and consequently unnecessarily increases the scope of state government. For these reasons we oppose HB 827.