The Senate State and Local Government committee today (3-21-18) passed an amended version of SB2192 on to the Senate Calendar Committee. To view the committee’s discussion on the bill, visit this link: https://goo.gl/3PUaZt
During the committee’s discussion, Sen. Richard Briggs also indicated his interest in signing on as a co-sponsor.
SB2192/HB2006 is sponsored by Sen. Jon Lundberg and Rep. Joe Pitts and is part of TSEA’s legislative agenda.
About the bill as amended:
This proposed legislation as amended clarifies that hiring preference for a state service position must be given to a veteran on the list of eligible candidates, if such veteran’s qualifications for the position are equal to another candidate’s qualifications.