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Relating to the collection and enforcement of withholding of income for the payment of child support.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 458 would make wages from a transportation network company and wages from a person that operates a technology platform used to make deliveries to customers count as “Earnings” in family lawsuits, thus subjecting them to being withheld for child support purposes.
The bill would also define those two types of workers as “Employees”, regardless of whether they are independent contractors, and their employers as “Employers” under the state's new hires directory. The definition of “Newly hired employee” would be expanded to an employee who has not previously received earnings from an employer.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 458.