SB 1516

86(R) - 2019
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development

Vote Recommendation

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Brian Birdwell

Bill Caption

Relating to liability for obtaining improper unemployment compensation benefits.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal impact to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1516 would enable the Texas Workforce Commission to recover over-payment of unemployment insurance due to the Commission's error. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1516 on the basis of limited government. This closes a loophole that allows claimants to keep undeserved benefits and make inefficient use of unemployment taxes.