Bill

HB 1896

86(R) - 2019
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate Business & Commerce
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
Senate Business & Commerce

Contact the Author

Dade Phelan

Phone:

512-463-0706

Capitol Office:

E1.324

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Dade Phelan

Sponsor(s)

Pete Flores

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of the requirements relating to the adoption of a new state agency rule by the Parks and Wildlife Department.


Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.


Bill Analysis

Current law prohibits, with some exceptions, state agencies from adopting a rule which would impose a cost on regulated persons unless the agency first abolishes or amends a regulation to reduce an imposed cost that is equal or greater than the new imposed cost. Essentially this law prohibits state agencies from using the bureaucratic rulemaking process to add net new costs to regulated persons. 

HB 1896 would exempt the Parks and Wildlife Department from the statute prohibiting agencies from adopting rules that add net new costs to regulated persons. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is opposed to HB 1896 because it would offend the principle of limited government by exempting the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department from an essential protection against regulatory mission creep imposing new costs on people under its regulatory jurisdiction. 

Organizations Supporting

Coastal Conservation Association Texas
Game Warden Peace Officers Association
Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club
Texas Wildlife Association

Contact the Author

Dade Phelan

Phone:

512-463-0706

Capitol Office:

E1.324

Email: