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Texas Asset-Building Legislation- 2019

The 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature is in session.  We are closely monitoring the following asset-building bills as they move through both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

HB 53 Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care.

HB 190 Relating to verification by a credit services organization of a consumer's ability to repay an extension of consumer credit.

HB 193 Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses.

HB 218 Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

HB 222 Relating to prohibiting a municipality from requiring an employer to provide paid sick leave.

HB 242 Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 255 Relating to efforts to encourage full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census by the residents of this state, including the establishment of the Complete Count Commission.

HB 258 Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

HB 413 Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.

HB 447 Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.

HB 466 Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

HB 835 Relating to the secretary of state providing voter registration application forms to high schools.

HB 996 Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers.

HB 1182 Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.

HB 1202 Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service.

HB 1258 Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1483 Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.

HB 1569 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Finance Commission of Texas, the Texas Department of Banking, and the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending and to the regulation of certain financial institutions and businesses.

HB 1911 Relating to the creation of a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with physical or mental disabilities.

HB 2014 
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.

HB 2822 Relating to increasing the interest rate and maximum reference base amount of certain consumer loans.

SB 37 Relating to the abolition of student loan default or breach of a student loan repayment or scholarship contract as a ground for nonrenewal or other disciplinary action in relation to a professional or occupational license.

SB 108 Relating to measures to increase participation in state programs relating to saving money or prepaying for college.

SB 110 Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB 113 Relating to the minimum wage.

SB 182 Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit.

SB 183 Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.

SB 603 Relating to the continuation and functions of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner and the licensing and registration of persons regulated by that state agency.

SB 643 Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.

SB 1209 
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.

2017 Texas Legislative Session Recap

Bills Approved By The 85th Texas Legislature

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

SB 377
 Sen. Perry 
Related to the Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program. 
05/29/2017 Signed by the Governor and effective immediately

HB 2008
 Rep. Cosper
Relating to deferred presentment transactions made to military borrowers. 
06/15/2017 Signed by the Governor and will go into effect on 9/1/2017

SIGNED BY GOVERNOR & NEEDING VOTER APPROVAL


HB 471
 Rep. E. Johnson 
Relating to authorizing a credit union or other financial institution to conduct savings promotion raffles. 
06/15/2017 Signed by the Governor and will be effective on the adoption of constitutional amendment (HJR 37)

House Joint Resolution (HJR) 37 Rep. E. Johnson 
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to legislative authority to permit credit unions and other financial institutions to award prizes by lot to promote savings.
05/24/2017 Filed with the Secretary of State

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