HBA-BSM, CCH H.B. 1425 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1425 By: Yarbrough Economic Development 2/23/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law authorizes a notice of assessment to be used as a method of debt collection under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. House Bill 1425 amends the Labor Code to make the language consistent when referring to this debt collection method, and to more precisely define a final assessment to reflect current collection remedies. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 1425 amends the Labor Code to describe, in relation to enforcement of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, proceedings as hearings or cases, assessments as judgments or final assessments, and a concluded hearing or case as a closed hearing or case. The bill also provides that an assessment for the recovery of unemployment compensation fund contributions that is not contested by the employer or that is upheld after judicial review is a final assessment. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.