Bill

HB 1550

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
House State Affairs
Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development
Sunset Act
Boards & Commissions

Contact the Author

Chris Paddie

Phone:

512-463-0556

Capitol Office:

E2.502

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Chris Paddie

Sponsor(s)

Brian Birdwell

Bill Caption

Relating to certain governmental entities subject to the sunset review process.

Fiscal Notes


Bill Analysis

HB 1550 is an omnibus sunset review bill for a multitude of state commissions, departments, agencies, and licensing boards including the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Department of Public Safety, the Texas Veterans Commission and the Texas Medical Board. The bill would defer sunset of these entities until 2021 with no additional changes.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We oppose HB 1550 because it is not within the interest of limited government or free markets to allow these agencies, departments, commissions, and licensing boards to continue functioning without sunset review for another two years. Some of these entities should be allowed to sunset entirely while others need significant changes. For example, we have supported legislation this session to do away entirely with the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners which should be allowed to expire and have its functions transferred to the Department of Licensing and Regulation. For these reasons, we oppose HB 1550.

Contact the Author

Chris Paddie

Phone:

512-463-0556

Capitol Office:

E2.502

Email: