TXANS Capitol Report
TXANS Capitol Report provides:
- Up to the minute information on
important nonsubscriber news from the Texas capitol.
- Reports on pending legislation while there is
still time to get involved and affect the outcome.
- A first-hand look at new laws and
regulations that will impact Texas nonsubscribers.
TXANS Capitol report is available free of charge to any registered
employee of a TXANS member company.
Sample Issue: March 21, 2007
Testifies Against Bill to Require Nonsubscribers to Release Confidential
Yesterday TXANS testified before the House Committee
on Business & Industry
in opposition to House Bill 1772 because it would require nonsubscribers
to submit sensitive financial data related to employee injuries
with no specific restrictions on how the information would be utilized.
in support of the bill alleged non-compliance as the impetus behind the
bill. They claim that more stringent laws are necessary
because Texas nonsubscribers are failing to report workplace injuries.
Executive Director, Steve Bent testified to compliance amongst TXANS members
and stated that failure to comply stems mostly from
unawareness. Mr. Bent went on to say that TXANS
understands the need to collect information and assured the committee
that TXANS will continue to work to ensure greater awareness of
nonsubscriber reporting obligations.
The bill's author,
Representative Michael Villarreal (D-San Antonio) introduced a committee
substitute to address TXANS concerns. The
committee substitute strikes the reporting requirement and replaces
it with a requirement for Division of Workers' Compensation to
detail nonsubscriber reporting compliance. More
specifically, the DWC would be required to submit an annual report
to the Texas legislature outlining nonsubscriber compliance with
the state's reporting requirements.
Other nonsubscriber-related legislation
that would require nonsubscribers to report sensitive cost information,
dispute resolution agreements and more are still pending. TXANS
will continue work on behalf of Texas nonsubscribers and report
its actions throughout the remainder of the 80th regular
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and notices are available
on TXANS website, to download, please click here.
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