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State Legislators Aim to Extend Benefits to National Guard on Border Duty

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 0

Texas lawmakers want to designate National Guardsmen at the Mexican border as first responders to ensure they receive certain workers' compensation benefits if injured or killed in the line of duty. Rep. Jared Patterson, R-Frisco, filed HB 90, and Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, filed identical companion measure SB 155 on Monday ahead of the legislative session that starts next year. The bills are designed to improve workers' compensation benefits for Texas military personnel while on active duty. The bills would add a section to the Labor Code declaring travel of a member of ...

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