Bill

SB 282

87(R) - 2021
Senate State Affairs
House State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
House State Affairs
State Agencies
Boards & Commissions
Crimes

Companion Bill

HB 1804

Contact the Author

Carol Alvarado

Phone:

512-463-0106

Capitol Office:

3E.2

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Carol Alvarado

Co-Author(s)

C├ęsar J Blanco
Judith Zaffirini

Sponsor(s)

Morgan Meyer

Bill Caption

Relating to a prohibition against the appropriation of money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against certain members of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 282 would prohibit the Legislature from appropriating money or a state agency from using appropriated money to settle or pay a sexual harassment claim made against an elected member of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of state government or a person appointed by the governor to serve as a member of a department, commission, board, or another public office within the executive, legislative, or judicial branches of state government.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 282 because it would prevent wasteful government spending. If the situation ever arises, individuals against whom sexual harassment claims are made should be responsible to settle the claim themselves. Appropriating public money would create a perverse incentive and devalue the personal responsibility of the harassers.

Contact the Author

Carol Alvarado

Phone:

512-463-0106

Capitol Office:

3E.2

Email: