HB 793

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
Senate Business & Commerce
House State Affairs
Senate Business & Commerce
Business, Industry, & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Phil King
Sarah Davis
Craig Goldman
Tom Oliverson
Tan Parker


Brad Buckley
Garnet F. Coleman
Sam Harless
Cody Harris
Cole Hefner
Mayes Middleton
Rick Miller
Candy Noble
Jarred Patterson
Reggie Smith
Drew Springer
Lynn Stucky
James White
Bill Zedler


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to certain government contracts with companies that boycott Israel.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 793 would further qualify the state's ban on governmental entities doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The bill would add language that clarifies that the law only applies to contracts with companies with 10 or more full-time employees and that has a value of $100,000 or more that is to be paid wholly or partly from public funds of the governmental entity. Sole proprietorships are not included within the scope of the bill's provisions.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 793 as it does not affect our liberty principles. While it is within the the state's legitimate scope of authority to determine qualifications for vendors it does business with, this is largely a political issue and we typically do not weigh in on bills dealing with primarily political issues.