Bill Text: TX HB3307 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to establishing a minimum wage for state supported living center direct care employees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-19 - Referred to Human Services [HB3307 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB3307-Introduced.html
  87R10493 KKR-D
 
  By: Hernandez H.B. No. 3307
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to establishing a minimum wage for state supported living
  center direct care employees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 62, Labor Code, is amended
  by adding Section 62.058 to read as follows:
         Sec. 62.058.  MINIMUM WAGE FOR STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER
  DIRECT CARE EMPLOYEES. (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Direct care employee" means an employee of a
  state supported living center who is in direct contact with
  residents or clients of the center more than 50 percent of the time
  the employee performs assigned duties at the center.
               (2)  "State supported living center" has the meaning
  assigned by Section 531.002, Health and Safety Code.
         (b)  Notwithstanding Section 62.051 or 62.151 or any other
  law, a state supported living center shall pay to each direct care
  employee of the center not less than the greater of:
               (1)  $15 an hour; or
               (2)  the federal minimum wage under Section 6, Fair
  Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section 206).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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