Bill

HB 4667

86(R) - 2019
House County Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House County Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Harris County

Contact the Author

Ernest Bailes

Phone:

512-463-0570

Capitol Office:

E2.812

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Ernest Bailes

Sponsor(s)

Carol Alvarado

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the East Houston Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 4667 would create the East Houston Management District No. 1 of Liberty County to promote, develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, the arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare in the district via improvements and projects, pending voter approval of the District. The bill sets forth the composition of the governing body of the District and various other procedural frameworks.  The District would be prohibited from imposing most taxes unless approved by voters in an election.

Lastly, the bill would prohibit an impact fee on a residential property.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 4661 would give this new management district authority allowing it to promote, develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, the arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare in the district.

The EHMD would be a part of a broader class of special districts known as Municipal Management Districts (MMD). This bill would grant municipal-type authority to a non-municipal entity, essentially creating a city within a city that lacks true accountability.

For these reasons, we oppose HB 4667.

Contact the Author

Ernest Bailes

Phone:

512-463-0570

Capitol Office:

E2.812

Email: