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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.

Higher Education

HB 218 Reps. Krause, Oliverson, Hernandez, Blanco, Goldman
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.
04/16/2019 Passed the House and was received by the Senate.

HB 258  Reps. Blanco, Krause, Hernandez, Guillen, Oliverson
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.
02/27/2019 Considered in public hearing and left pending in the Higher Education Committee

HB 413 Rep. Biedermann
Relating to the determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education.
02/20/2019 Referred to Higher Education

HB 466 Reps. Hernandez, Krause, Raney, Blanco
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.
04/11/2019 Considered in the House Calendars Committee.

HB 1182 Reps. Goodwin, Talarico, Beckley, Capriglione 
Relating to personal financial literacy courses for high school students in public schools.
04/17/2019 Passed the House and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

SB 37  Rep. Zaffirini
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.
05/08/2019 Passed the Senate and then voted favorably out of the House Higher Education Committee without amendments.

Payday Loans Regulations and Credit Access

HB 190 Rep. Bernal
Relating to verification by a credit services organization of a consumer's ability to repay an extension of consumer credit.
04/25/2019 Considered in public hearing in the Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee and left pending in committee.

HB 193 Rep. Bernal
Relating to contracts and other documents issued by credit access businesses.
02/13/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services

HB 242 Reps. Bernal, Meza
Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.
02/19/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services

HB 447 Rep. Chris Turner
Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business.
03/05/2019 Considered in public hearing in the Business & Industry Committee and left pending.

HB 996 Rep. Collier
Relating to the collection of consumer debt by debt buyers.
04/15/2019 Passed the House and referred to the Senate Business & Commerce Committee.

HB 1202 Reps. Collier and Jessica González
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service.
04/11/2019 Reported favorably out of the  Criminal Jurisprudence Committee without amendments and sent to Calendars.

HB 1258 Reps. Craddick and Chris Turner
Relating to credit services organizations and extensions of consumer credit facilitated by credit services organizations; increasing a criminal penalty.
05/02/2019 Considered in public hearing in the Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee but no action taken.

HB 1911 Rep. Meza
Relating to the creation of a low-interest loan program for entrepreneurs with physical or mental disabilities.
04/08/2019 Considered in public hearing in the International Relations & Economic Development Committee and left pending.

HB 2014  Rep. Goldman
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.
03/05/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures

HB 2822 Rep. Flynn
Relating to increasing the interest rate and maximum reference base amount of certain consumer loans.
05/02/2019 Considered in public hearing in the Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee and left pending.

SB 110 Sen. Menéndez
Relating to fees paid to certain credit services organizations in connection with certain extensions of consumer credit.
02/01/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce

SB 182 Sen. Miles
Relating to the threat or pursuit of criminal charges against a consumer in association with certain extensions of consumer credit.
02/01/2019 Referred to Business & Commerce

SB 183 Rep. Miles
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.
02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice

SB 603 Sens. Hall, Birdwell, Buckingham, Nichols
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.
02/21/2019 S Referred to Business & Commerce

SB 1209 Sen. Hancock
Relating to the authority of a political subdivision to regulate certain activities.
04/23/2019 Passed the Senate and referred to the House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee.

Asset Building

HB 53  Reps. Minjarez, Miller, Clardy
Relating to the transitional living services program for certain youth in foster care.
04/16/2019 Passed the House and referred to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee. 

HB 1483  Reps. Frank, Goldman, Deshotel, Miller, Rose
Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.
05/8/2019 Passed the House on 4/9/2019, voted favorably out of the Senate Finance Committee as substituted on 5/8/2019, and place on the Intent Calendar.

SB 108 Sen. Menéndez
Relating to measures to increase participation in state programs relating to saving money or prepaying for college.
02/01/2019 Referred to Higher Education

SB 643 Sen. Perry
Relating to a pilot program for assisting certain recipients of public benefits to gain permanent self-sufficiency.
03/01/2019 Referred to Finance

General

HB 222 Reps. Krause, Kuempel
Relating to prohibiting a municipality from requiring an employer to provide paid sick leave.
02/19/2019 Referred to State Affairs

HB 255 Rep. Blanco
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.
02/19/2019 H Referred to State Affairs

HB 835 Rep. Hernandez
Relating to the secretary of state providing voter registration application forms to high schools.
02/25/2019 H Referred to Elections

SB 113 Sen. Menéndez
Relating to the minimum wage.
02/01/2019 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development

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 became effective on the adoption of constitutional amendment Proposition 7 on November 7, 2017 (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.
11/7/2017 Passed as a constitutional amendment as Proposition 7 on November 7, 2017.

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