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Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB191, As Engrossed: a negative impact of ($940,122) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
Texas Action opposes HB 191 for violating our principle of limited government. We are not opposed to the general idea of this bill, however, we are opposed to creating new dedicated accounts outside of general revenue. This makes spending less transparent and delegates legislative appropriation authority and makes it more difficult to prioritize spending in lean years. Programs such as this should be funded through the normal appropriations process.