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Relating to the establishment of a task force on father engagement in this state.
According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is implicated.
SB 1130 would create a task force on father engagement. The task force would evaluate services and supports available to fathers; study the impact of father engagement on children, families, and communities; and develop a statewide plan for expanding services and supports available to fathers and other strategies to strengthen father engagement in this state.
Texas Action opposes SB 1130 because it violates the principle of limited government. While we support the motivation behind this bill and the goals it seeks to achieve, namely promotion of healthy family outcomes associated with involved fathers, this task falls outside the proper role of government and is better left to charitable organizations.