Oppose Senate Bill 15

views of San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas
Time Range For Action Alert: 
March 1, 2019 to March 14, 2019
  • This bill, SB 15, would prohibit cities and counties from requiring certain benefits and protections for employees.  This relates to any form of employment leave (such as paid sick leave), hiring practices, employment benefits or other terms of employment
  • This bill would also gut non-discrimination ordinances that now protect more than six million Texans in most major Texas cities.  Currently Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Plano, and San Antonio have municipal non-discrimination ordinances, and several other cities and counties have such policies for city workers and contractors.
  • LWVTX believes that counties and municipalities should have legislative and financial powers which are adequate to provide local services and to protect their citizens.  We also support equal access to employment for all citizens, and that no person or group should suffer legal, economic, or administrative discrimination.