Bill Text: TX HB441 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to pay the cost of taking a high school equivalency examination for certain individuals.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-07 - Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development [HB441 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB441-Engrossed.html
  86R20012 LED-F
 
  By: Bernal, Romero, Jr., Anchia, Stucky, H.B. No. 441
      Thompson of Harris, et al.
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to pay the
  cost of taking a high school equivalency examination for certain
  individuals.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 315.002, Labor Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  For an individual who is 21 years of age or older, the
  commission shall pay the cost of taking one complete high school
  equivalency examination administered under Section 7.111,
  Education Code, and made available by a test vendor approved and
  contracted by the State Board of Education, including an
  examination that is administered in multiple parts.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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