Texas Governor Signs Bill Requiring Texas Workers with Disabilities Receive at Least Minimum Wage

Blake’s Snow Shack owner Blake Pyron, who has Down syndrome, joined Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday in Austin as Abbott signed Senate Bill 753 into law . Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Pyron.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports Texas Governor Greg Abbot has signed a bill requiring workers with disabilities to be paid at least minimum wage.

Previously, Texas employers could pay workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities as little as two cents an hour via the state’s taxpayer-funded Purchasing from People with Disabilities program.

Business owner Blake Pyron, who has Down syndrome, and his family advocated for the bill.

Employers must comply with the mandate by no later than September 1, 2022.

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