AUSTIN — Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) has filed House Bill 156, which will prohibit the State of Texas and local governments from collecting dues for trade associations representing government employees.

“Texas has collected literally millions of dollars on behalf of unions over the last few years, which is simply not the proper role of government,” said Rep. Isaac Thursday. “The majority of Texans recognize this fact and join me in supporting the end of this practice.”

HB 156 is companion legislation to Senate Bill 7 by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola). Prohibiting the use of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues is one of 20 items Governor Abbott included on the special session call.

“HB 156 strikes the right balance between transparent and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars and preserving Texans’ rights to freedom of association,” Rep. Isaac continued. “I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Abbott and my colleagues in the legislature to pass this legislation.”

Rep. Isaac is a fourth-generation native Texan who has served House District 45 since 2011. He is the vice president of the Texas Conservative Coalition, the conservative caucus in the Texas Legislature, and founding chair of the Hill Country Caucus. He is proud to represent Hays and Blanco counties and lives in Drippings Springs with his wife, Carrie, and two sons.

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