Bill Text: TX SB108 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to statements on the impact of legislation on childhood racial disparity.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Administration [SB108 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB108-Introduced.html
  87R1578 TJB-F
 
  By: West S.B. No. 108
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to statements on the impact of legislation on childhood
  racial disparity.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle B, Title 3, Government Code, is amended
  by adding Chapter 315A to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 315A. CHILDHOOD RACIAL DISPARITY IMPACT STATEMENT
         Sec. 315A.001.  DEFINITION. In this chapter, "state agency"
  has the meaning assigned by Section 315.002.
         Sec. 315A.002.  CHILDHOOD RACIAL DISPARITY IMPACT
  STATEMENT. (a)  At the request of the lieutenant governor or
  speaker of the house of representatives, a state agency shall
  prepare a childhood racial disparity impact statement for any bill
  or joint resolution pending before the legislature that directly
  affects that agency. Preparation of the statement shall be
  coordinated through the director of the Legislative Budget Board.
         (b)  A childhood racial disparity impact statement must
  include:
               (1)  a brief description of the nature and effect of the
  proposal; and
               (2)  a statement of the manner and extent to which the
  proposal, if implemented, will directly or indirectly during each
  of the two years following its effective date:
                     (A)  increase or decrease racial disparities
  among children under the age of 18 in the state, including the
  number of children affected and the geographic area affected;
                     (B)  affect the manner in which local governments
  operate that may result in an increase or decrease in childhood
  racial disparities; and
                     (C)  impact childhood racial disparities in the
  state other than those specifically described by this subdivision.
         (c)  A childhood racial disparity impact statement that
  omits information required by this section must:
               (1)  specifically note the omission;
               (2)  state the reason for the omission; and
               (3)  estimate the additional time and effort required
  to obtain the information.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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