Bill

HB 4676

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

Contact the Author

Phil Stephenson

Phone:

512-463-0604

Capitol Office:

E2.902

Email:

Vote Recommendation

No
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Phil Stephenson
Rick Miller
Ron Reynolds
John Zerwas

Sponsor(s)

Joan Huffman

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Fort Bend County Management District No. 3; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 4676 would create the Fort Bend County Management District No. 3 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. 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 and would not have eminent domain power. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposes HB 4676 for violating the principles of limited government and free markets. It is not the proper role of government to use public funds for promoting recreation, the arts, tourism, etc. 

Contact the Author

Phil Stephenson

Phone:

512-463-0604

Capitol Office:

E2.902

Email: