HB 2588

86(R) - 2019
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Dade Phelan
Trent Ashby
Philip Cortez
Rick Miller
Ron Reynolds

Bill Caption

Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs. 

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2588, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($600,000) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. 

Bill Analysis

HB 2588 would require the Texas Workforce Commission create a program to award grants to non-profits that facilitate the participation in training programs for veterans transitioning into employment. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Transitioning into the workforce for veterans can be difficult. There are many non-profits and federal programs that attempt to alleviate this difficulty. Providing funding to these non-profits is outside the core function of a limited government should be left up to other donation sources to offer aid to veterans transitioning to the workforce. Therefore, Texas Action opposes HB 2588.