HB 504

86(R) - 2019
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Harold Dutton Jr.


Borris Miles

Bill Caption

Relating to employment protections for a person serving as a grand juror.

Fiscal Notes

The Legislative Budget Board does not anticipate any significant fiscal impact to the state. 

Bill Analysis

HB 504 would prevent private employers from terminating permanent employees if they were found to have served as a grand juror. The bill would require an employee who was terminated to be entitled to return to the same job that they held when summoned for jury or grand jury service.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 504 as it advances the principle of personal responsibility. A citizen who is fulfilling their jury duty should not be punished by losing their employment.