Bill

HB 2261

86(R) - 2019
House Higher Education
Senate Higher Education
House Higher Education
Senate Higher Education

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Armando Walle
Tom Oliverson
Matt Schaefer
John Zerwas

Co-Author(s)

Abel Herrero
Christina Morales

Sponsor(s)

Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the physician education loan repayment program.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2261, As Introduced: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. 

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.


Bill Analysis

HB 2261 would increase the amount of money a physician can receive per year from the physician education loan repayment program.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends opposing HB 2261 because it violates our principle of limited government. Increasing payments of loan repayment programs drains the state of funds, increasing debt and the tax burden on taxpayers. It is not the proper role of the state to use taxpayer money to reimburse physicians for their student loans.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Academy of Family Physicians