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Bill Detail: HB19-1314

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Title Just Transition From Coal-based Electrical Energy Economy
Status Governor Signed (05/28/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors K. Becker (D)
R. Galindo (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
K. Donovan (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/05/2019

The bill creates the just transition office in the division of
employment and training in the department of labor and employment.
Beginning in 2025, the office, led by a director, will administer the
  • Benefits to coal transition workers to enable them to
support themselves and their families and to access and

complete education and training, resulting in being hired
for high-quality jobs; and
  • Grants to eligible entities in coal transition communities
that seek to create a more diversified, equitable, and vibrant
economic future for those communities.
An electric utility that proposes to retire a coal-fueled electric
generating facility shall submit to the office a workforce transition plan
at least 90 days before the retirement of the facility.
The bill creates a just transition advisory committee to advise the
director regarding implementation of the bill.

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