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Relating to requirements regarding an employee's normal weekly hours of work under the shared work unemployment compensation program.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 157 would expand the shared work unemployment compensation program by allowing the Texas Workforce Commission to approve a plan with a maximum work hours reduction of 60%, as opposed to the current maximum of 40%.
Texas Action opposes HB 157 because it violates the limited government principle. This bill would expand a public benefit by making it easier to qualify for a shared work unemployment compensation program.