Bill Text: TX SB143 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to provide certain information regarding the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to claimants for unemployment compensation benefits.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development [SB143 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB143-Introduced.html
  87R847 KKR-D
 
  By: Powell S.B. No. 143
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requiring the Texas Workforce Commission to provide
  certain information regarding the federal Patient Protection and
  Affordable Care Act to claimants for unemployment compensation
  benefits.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 208.001, Labor Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  As soon as practicable after an individual files an
  initial claim for benefits, the commission shall provide to the
  individual a written notice containing general information about
  eligibility and enrollment for health care insurance coverage under
  the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L.
  No. 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education
  Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-152). The commission
  shall adopt rules for the form and content of the notice provided
  under this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an initial claim for unemployment compensation benefits filed
  with the Texas Workforce Commission on or after the effective date
  of this Act. An initial claim filed before the effective date of
  this Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the claim was
  filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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