Shelby Sterling, JD, is a policy analyst for the Government for the People campaign at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Now is not the time for governments to force burdensome regulations upon small businesses struggling to keep their workers employed and doors open. SB 14 presents a statewide solution to rein in local governments by specifically preempting local governments from enacting any rule or regulation that dictates the terms and conditions of employment. A statewide solution is needed so that Texas employers are not burdened by a patchwork of different regulations but are instead left free to negotiate the terms of their employment contracts.

Testimony Before the Texas House State Affairs Committee