HB 3439

86(R) - 2019
House Urban Affairs
House Urban Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Jarred Patterson
Charlie Geren
Tan Parker
Dade Phelan
Matt Shaheen


Charles Anderson
Trent Ashby
Cecil Bell Jr.
Kyle Biedermann
Dwayne Bohac
Brad Buckley
DeWayne Burns
Briscoe Cain
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
Drew Darby
Jay Dean
Dan Flynn
James Frank
Cody Harris
Cole Hefner
Justin Holland
Kyle Kacal
Phil King
Stephanie Klick
Matt Krause
John Kuempel
Stan Lambert
Brooks Landgraf
Mike Lang
Jeff Leach
Ben Leman
Will Metcalf
Mayes Middleton
Rick Miller
Geanie Morrison
Jim Murphy
Andrew Murr
Candy Noble
Tom Oliverson
Dennis Paul
John Raney
Scott Sanford
Matt Schaefer
Hugh Shine
Reggie Smith
John Smithee
Drew Springer
Phil Stephenson
Jonathan Stickland
Valoree Swanson
Ed Thompson
Tony Tinderholt
Steve Toth
Gary VanDeaver
James White
Terry Wilson
John Wray
Bill Zedler

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of a municipality or county to require a labor peace agreement as a condition of engaging in a commercial transaction with the municipality or county.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3439 would prohibit a municipality or county from adopting an ordinance that would require a person to enter into a labor peace agreement with the employees of the person or an entity that represents or seeks to represent the employees as a condition of being awarded a contract or otherwise be able to engage in business with the municipality or county.

The bill would also prohibit a municipality or county from requiring a person to waive or limit any right of the person under federal labor law as a condition of being considered for or awarded a contract or otherwise engaging in business with the municipality or county. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 3439 because it supports our principles of limited government and free markets. This bill would prohibit municipalities and counties from discriminating against non-union businesses. This would allow both union and non-union businesses to compete for government contracts which ultimately benefits the taxpayers whose money is spent on the goods or services which are contracted for.

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas

Organizations Opposed

City of Austin