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Texas ‘Business License to Discriminate’ Bill (SB 15)

This law was last updated on Sep 19, 2019

This law is Anti–LGBTQ




SB 15


Failed to Pass


Feb 12, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 3
Co-sponsors: 3
Total Sponsors: 6

Full Bill Text

SB 15 would prohibit any county or municipality from adopting or enforcing a local law, ordinance, resolution, rule or policy requiring any terms of employment that exceed or conflict with federal or state law relating to any form of employment leave, hiring practices, employment benefits, scheduling practices, or other terms of employment.

If passed, local measures enacted to protect LGBTQ workers from discrimination would be prohibited, and any such measure that existed prior would be null and void.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to HB 1654.

Similar to HB 4097/SB 92, which failed to pass in 2017.

Similar to HB 1556/SB 1155, which failed to pass in 2016.

Latest Action

2/12/19 – Introduced.