Support: HB 1342 (companion bill SB 523) would make it easier for the four in ten Texans with an arrest or conviction record looking to return to the workforce into positions that require some sort of occupational license.
Update 2/27/19: This bill has been referred to the Corrections committee.
Update 4/4/19: Scheduled for a public hearing on April 4, 2019.
Update 4/17/19: Voted out of House committee and is now awaiting a House vote.
Update 5/7/19: The House voted to pass HB 1342.
Update 5/10/19: This bill has been referred to the Senate Business & Commerce committee.
Update 5/17/19: Voted out of Senate committee and is now awaiting a Senate vote.
Update 5/22/19: The Senate voted to pass this bill.
Update 5/26/19: This bill was sent to the Governor to sign into law.
Update 6/10/19: The Governor signed this bill into law, effective 9/1/19.