84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to the composition, governance, and authority of a regional tollway authority that has or proposes to have projects located in counties that are not part of the authority.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
This legislation would amend the Transportation Code to state that a county not currently part of the
regional tollway authority would become part of the authority on a date determined by the authority based on certain recorded toll collections from residents of the county or by the population of the county. The bill further provides for the creation of an advisory committee to "advise the board of directors of the authority on matters
related to projects located in counties that are not part of the authority".
Vote Recommendation Notes
This legislation would set up a process for a county affected by a toll road to become a part of the regional tollway authority. This would enable counties affected by toll roads but not yet members of the authority to gain a voice on behalf of the citizens of those counties. This is beneficial for limited government and for the property rights of the citizens of the relevant counties.